Content tagged with Services - posted in September 2008 - InformationWeek
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posted in September 2008
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Zoho Goes To Market With Application Marketplace
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
Zoho has opened for business an online app store whose virtual shelves are stocked with software from its developers.
Inside 1&1's Giant Web Hosting Data Center
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
Photos of the ISP's newly green data center in Kansas reveal the infrastructure behind the Web host's strategically located facility.
Sprint Debuts 'XOHM' WiMax In Baltimore
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The no-contract service will feature a $10 daily pass, a $25-a-month home plan, and a $30-a-month on-the-go plan.
Sparxent: IBM Global For The Midmarket?
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
Staples isn't the only one out with new services aimed at helping SMBs thrive by minding their IT. A Salt Lake City-based startup named Sparxent is going after what it calls an "underserved" midmarket with software, hardware, and IT consulting services of its own.
AT&T, DirecTV Partner On Satellite Television
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
AT&T planned to start offering DirecTV service after its contract with Dish expires Jan. 31, 2009.
Will Open Source Breathe New Life Into Health Care Cost Savings?
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
A California bill calls for interoperable records and a full, hospital-running health care IT system that's open source. That's music to provider Medsphere, which backs OpenVista.
China Overtakes U.S. In Number Of Broadband Lines
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
Broadband for the two countries grew in parallel for 18 months until the first quarter of this year, when China took a leap forward, according to analysts with Point Topic.
Wireless Mergers Top FCC's To-Do List
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
The Verizon-Alltel and Sprint-Clearwire mergers will be reviewed by the end of the year, the FCC said.
PG&E Finds Middle Path Between Oracle, SAP Products
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
When it came to business process management, the power company needed a bridge between its reliance on Oracle databases and SAP applications.
FCC's Dilemma: Moving Sprint Away From Public Safety Nets
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
Ever since the Nextel acquisition, plans to reallocate the 800-MHz spectrum have been bandied about so it doesn't interfere with bands used by public safety agencies.
BlackBerry Maker RIM Posts $492 Million Profit For 2Q
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
The company is still the dominant leader in U.S. smartphone sales, and is making headway around the globe.
Global IPTV: $19 Billion Market By 2012
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
Driving the increase is growing consumer demand for video, as well as the entry of new content providers such as YouTube and Joost, according to a new Gartner survey.
Google's Larry Page Calls FCC White Space Test 'Rigged'
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
The test back in August determined whether a prototype device for transmitting Internet traffic over the unused white space in the TV spectrum could interfere with microphones.
FCC Mulls Public Safety Spectrum Price Drop
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
The 700-MHz D Block of spectrum, which is used by police and firefighters, was originally priced at $1.3 billion.
Risk Management Failings Spur Big Financial IT Investments
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
Some companies have increased their investments in risk management and the computing power needed to understand complicated risks since the downturn began.
Oracle Teams With HP On Database Hardware
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
Oracle in tandem with HP is bringing out its first hardware product, a database machine, which Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says is suitable for high end, high performance data warehouses.
Oracle, Intel To Accelerate Cloud Computing
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
The companies are looking to connect private clouds to those of partners or third-party companies offering storage, server capacity, middleware, and other services.
'Networked Workers:' Connected, Distracted, Stressed
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
A new Pew Study suggests 62% of the workforce is more likely than the average American adult to own a cell phone, laptop, and a BlackBerry, Palm, or other PDA.
Under Fire, Unisys CEO McGrath Agrees To Step Down
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
In its second quarter financial report, announced July 23, Unisys reported a loss of $14 million on sales of $1.34 billion.
Staples' Thrive Offers Backup And Network Services
Commentary  |  9/24/2008  | 
With a wink and a nod to its roots as a no frills provider of office supplies for SMBs, big box behemoth, Staples is rolling out Thrive, a three-service offering that purports to hit the "Easy" button for IT operations.
Google Co-Founder To Woo Congress For 'White Spaces'
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
Larry Page and others want Washington to open unused portions of the spectrum, so cell phones can operate without the additional infrastructure charges.
AP Taps ThePlatform For Broadband Video
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
The news organization will also use the company's technology to integrate ads and define ad policies for local as well as national campaigns.
Oracle Extends WebLogic Application Server To Run On Grid
News  |  9/22/2008  | 
As part of its Fusion line of middleware, Oracle will try to make it easier to develop applications for such grids by adding new capabilities to its JDeveloper toolset.
Oracle To Sync With Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud
News  |  9/22/2008  | 
Oracle's overall cloud plans include investing $3 billion on integration this year across 20,000 developers with access to 30,000 servers.
Microsoft Opens $550 Million Data Center In San Antonio
News  |  9/22/2008  | 
The data center is one of a network of massive facilities being built to support Microsoft's push to offer cloud services.
Google's Android Era Set To Begin
News  |  9/22/2008  | 
T-Mobile's imminent launch of its Android-powered mobile phone has the potential to disrupt, although questions about the Linux-based open source platform remain.
Fujitsu Consolidates To Defend Against IBM, HP
News  |  9/19/2008  | 
Launching Oct. 1, the three businesses combined are expected to have close to $2 billion in annual revenue.
Wall Street Crisis Won't Impact IT Jobs... At First
News  |  9/19/2008  | 
The grim meltdown may have a bright side for some financial workers as top-notch IT pros laid off when the tech bubble broke eight years ago were quickly hired.
Amazon Floats The Cloud Closer To End Users
Commentary  |  9/19/2008  | 
Amazon continues to spread its cloud-computing wings with a new content-delivery service it says will help businesses get their files onto their customers' computing systems via the Internet quicker than ever.
Web 2.0 Expo: Zoho To Launch App Store, Support For Offline E-Mail
News  |  9/19/2008  | 
Developers will keep 100% of revenue from app sales, while Zoho will make its money by charging users to host large instantiations of the apps.
Interop: Cloud Computing Faces Many Management Challenges
News  |  9/19/2008  | 
One of the main things many cloud computing vendors lack today is a sense of visibility into the infrastructure running the cloud, say a sampling of Interop attendees.
Market Turmoil On Wall Street Spikes Web Traffic
News  |  9/18/2008  | 
"RTC solution," as in Resolution Trust Corp., was the third-hottest search listed by Google on Thursday after the market began to rally back.
Sony Launches PlayStation Life Service
News  |  9/18/2008  | 
The launch reflects the company's strategy of making the PlayStation 3 more than just a console for gamers.
Citrix XenServer 5.0 Upgrades For High Availability, Cloud Computing
News  |  9/18/2008  | 
The latest version contains 130 new features for high availability, performance, and ease of use, including disaster-recovery features for a failed virtual machine.
Wall Street Crisis Not Deterring IT Spending Forecasts
News  |  9/18/2008  | 
Gartner's August spending growth prediction stands at an 8% increase over last year, though the future is a bit hazier in light of the latest Wall Street bombshells.
As Android Nears, T-Mobile Boosts 3G Networks
News  |  9/18/2008  | 
The wireless carrier said it will have 3G networks in 21 markets by mid-October, and 27 markets by the end of the year.
Amazon Expands The Cloud With Content Delivery Service
News  |  9/18/2008  | 
The service is similar in concept to networks operated by Akamai and Limelight, which use low latency, high speed data transmission to distribute digital content.
Bill Gates Tops Forbes List Of Wealthy Americans
News  |  9/18/2008  | 
Computer entrepreneurs fared well on the magazine's annual list of the superrich.
3G Wireless Modems See 'Phenomenal' Growth
News  |  9/17/2008  | 
The market for high-speed laptop modems is expected to top $22 billion by 2013, according to ABI Research.
Interop: Oracle Predicts Cloud Confusion To Continue
News  |  9/17/2008  | 
In a young market, there is also confusion being sown by companies that aren't committing entirely to Internet-based computing, including Microsoft, an Oracle exec suggests.
Apple's iPhone A Tight Fit For The Enterprise
News  |  9/17/2008  | 
Our expert John C. Welch decides iPhone can be a good citizen on any network, but if you want a smartphone designed and purposed for the enterprise, this isn't it.
IW500: Merrill Lynch, KeyBank Execs Keen On 'Visualization' Software
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
Both banks use software from iRise, which reduced the average time it takes financial advisers to open a new client account from 32 minutes to six minutes.
Lenovo Enters Global SMB Server Market
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
The ThinkServer line is aimed at the 80% of small and medium-sized businesses who aren't currently using servers.
Interop: Capitalizing On Web 2.0 With Wikis, Social Networking
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
New online tools make it easier for conference attendees in N.Y. to exchange ideas and opinions about IT issues and the conference itself.
Tech Spending Will Be Weaker In 2009 Than Predicted
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
The good news is that tech spending will be better than expected this year. The bad news is that next year things will be worse, said Forrester Research.
Amazon's IMDb Now Showing Free Movies
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
The site has begun showing more than 6,000 feature films and television shows submitted by CBS,, Sony Pictures Television, and more than 500 independent filmmakers.
IW500: Harrah's Places Its Bet On IT
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
The $10.8 billion resort and gaming company outlines ways to grow by providing new services, during a discussion at the InformationWeek 500 Conference.
IW500: CIO, Analyst Debate Google Chrome, Outsourcing, Green Computing
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
The InformationWeek 500 panel session titled "Get To The Point" pitted two highly opinioned business technology veterans: Toby Redshaw and Rob Enderle.
What HP's Layoff Plans Could Mean For SMBs
Commentary  |  9/16/2008  | 
Yesterday's rotten day on Wall Street capped off with a surprise announcement from HP -- that it would be eliminating close to 25,000 jobs, or 7.5 percent of its workforce, in the coming three years.
VMware Unveils Infrastructure Software For Cloud Computing
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
The Virtual Datacenter Operating System shifts the center of server computing from individual operating systems to infrastructure software that spans many distributed servers.
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