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posted in September 2010
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Global CIO: HP CEO Apotheker Has Deep Expertise But Checkered History
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
HP is highlighting Leo Apotheker's experience but his ouster from SAP 8 months ago was marked by widespread customer unrest, product snafus, and awful morale among employees.
Google Extends Android Market To More Countries
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
The number of nations from which developers may submit paid Android applications is now more than three times what it was a month ago.
Google Turns Phone Store Into Android Gallery
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
The company's brief experiment in direct mobile phone sales has been revived as a showcase for Android devices sold by Google's partners
Google Releases Plans For DIY Surround Video Booth
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Immersive video structures known as Liquid Galaxies can now be built by anyone with the necessary materials and technical skills.
15 Green Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  9/30/2010  | 
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
Cisco To Introduce Home Telepresence System
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
A $600 video conferencing system that includes a video camera and a device to connect to a HD TV will reportedly be launched by the network equipment maker.
Zoho Integrates Business Apps With Gmail
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Available from the Google Apps Marketplace, Zoho has introduced contextual integration of its CRM, project and invoicing applications within Gmail messages.
Global CIO: Tibco Surges And CEO Flips Off IBM, Oracle, And SAP
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tibco's revenue is surging toward $1 billion because "20th-century" competitors like IBM, Oracle, and SAP "just don't have the goods," says CEO Vivek Ranadive.
IBM, ADP Launch Cloud Tax Service For SMBs
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Online tax filing system will be integrated with small and medium business' enterprise resource planning sources.
Appcelerator, FortiusOne Preview Geo-Analytics Platform
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
App developers looking to leverage geo-oriented data in their software will soon have a new option.
Google Predicts Advertising's Future
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tomorrow's advertising will include more display advertising and more rich media content.
MetroPCS Intros LTE In Dallas
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Long-term evolution service plans priced at $55 or $60 a month, which includes voice calls, texting, and unlimited 4G web.
RightScale Launches Cloud Package For Developers, Testers
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Front-end cloud management offerings expanded with server combinations for Java, PHP, Ruby, .Net software development.
Hulu Plus Coming To TiVo, Roku
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
TiVo will make the premium online video service available to its Premiere digital video recorder subscribers, while Roku will offer it via its media player that streams web content to a digital TV.
Google Provides Kill Switch For Gmail Threading
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Conversation View, a feature that set Gmail apart from Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, soon will be optional.
CA Technologies To Acquire Hyperformix
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Beyond broadening the tools it offers to build and manage internal cloud environments, adding the capacity management software specialist should bolster CA's ability to manage virtualized environments.
IT Vendors Slow To Adopt Social Media
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Amazon Consulting reports that only one-third of IT vendors are using social media as part of their marketing and partner communications strategies.
Global CIO: HP Pressure-Cooker: The Top 5 Priorities For Tuesday's Call
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
While analysts have lots of probing questions for today's call with HP, here are the make-or-break topics: analytics, cloud, mobile, data centers, and who's the new CEO.
State of Minnesota Moves To Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
More than 30,000 employees will migrate to services-based e-mail and collaboration.
Red Hat KVM Virtualization Powers Banking Startup
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Financial services firm Ganart's experience with the open source code as the basis for its check cashing kiosks indicates how Red Hat is positioning itself for growth in private clouds.
Ariba Brings Procurement, Contract Management Solutions To Midmarket
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
The new StartSourcing and StartContracts offerings aim to make Ariba's "Commerce Cloud" suite of enterprise-oriented B2B solutions available to small and midsize businesses.
My Wish List For Online Backup, Computing Solutions
Commentary  |  9/27/2010  | 
Current cloud and web backup and continuity could be even more useful, here's my shopping list for mashups, combos and other provisioning against IT mishaps.
Shipwire Announces Web Based Order Management Tool
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Businesses can create and manage shipping orders from multiple locations and use different e-commerce providers and shipping services with the free Shipwire Anywhere service.
Apple Dominates Tech Headlines
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
A study of mainstream news organizations' technology coverage shows enthusiasm for Apple and a focus on positive stories slightly more often than negative ones.
Sharp Launching Android Tablets, E-Book Store
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Galapagos devices will be first sold in Japan as e-book readers, but will add movies, music, games, and additional countries.
VAR Dynamics Combines CRM, Mobile Access
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
SaaS-based TenDigits MobileAccess for Dynamics CRM provides access from Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and RIM's BlackBerry.
Femtocell Connection Eyed For Next-Gen LTE Wireless
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
The pC960x hardware and software LTE development platform, created to accelerate time to market for small form factor LTE products, has been optimized to deploy LTE femtocells.
DoJ Settles Tech Hiring Pact Case
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Apple, Adobe, Google, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar are again free to cold-call each other to lure away skilled workers.
Android Outlook Brighter Than iOS, Developers Say
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Apple's iOS still gets better marks than Android in most areas, but developers see Android as having a more promising future.
Northrop Wins $2.63 Billion Homeland Security Contract
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Firm will build the IT and communications infrastructure for the consolidated DHS headquarters under construction in Washington
12 Most Disruptive Enterprise IT Vendors
Slideshows  |  9/23/2010  | 
These vendors, large and small, are shaking up the status quo with their new products, approaches and models.
Carbonite Focuses On Restore
Commentary  |  9/23/2010  | 
Version 4 of the online backup service introduces new features for managing the process of restoring files. The company plans other extensions to the basic backup function in future versions.
CDW Healthcare Inks IT Contract With VHA
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
Three-year agreement covers 16 healthcare organizations in Kansas and Missouri that collectively purchase $520 million of products and services annually.
Google Chrome Frame Officially Released
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
With the beta label removed, users of Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 now have a stable way to experience modern browsing without embracing IE 9.
Google Denies Cables Targeted By Dalles Hunters
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Exposed data cables, boredom, and firearms present a general risk, but Google data centers aren't under fire as reports suggest.
Google Sues Rogue Pill Peddlers
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Rogue advertisers are trying to get around Google's rules to sell prescription drugs online.
Google Seeks Allies Against Censorship
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
A new online transparency report shows which Google services are being blocked in different countries. Whether the U.S. will use this information to challenge censorship as a trade barrier remains to be seen.
HHS Awards Verizon $169 Million Network Management Contract
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Department of Health and Human Services is investing in its technology infrastructure to prepare for increased demands brought by healthcare reform.
Global CIO: Is Larry Ellison Going Soft On HP And IBM?
Commentary  |  9/20/2010  | 
Dropping his standard jabs and insults, Ellison's been downright sweet to HP and IBM lately. What the heck's going on here?
Google Researching Real-Time Frustration Detection
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Having seen how users react when their searches fail, Google researchers foresee a time when computers can determine when users are banging their heads against walls.
Hurd Takes Oracle OpenWorld Stage To Highlight Products
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
In his first public appearance at Oracle, new co-president Mark Hurd steps out at OpenWorld as a champion of Oracle products and product direction.
Video Games Deserve Free Speech Protection, Groups Argue
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
The U.S. Supreme Court has to decide whether violent video games are different from other forms of expressive media.
Flash Faster Than HTML5, Sometimes
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Adobe may have committed itself to making great HTML5 tools, but it still has a fondness for Flash.
AT&T Launches Prepaid Mobile Data Plans
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Along with the pay-as-you-go service, the carrier also introduced new netbooks, notebooks, and tech support.
Google Search Share Dips Slightly
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
Combined, Microsoft and Yahoo captured 28.5% of total U.S. searches in August, while Google slipped 0.4% to a still dominant 65.4%.
Tech Execs, Feds To Convene On Cloud Computing
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
Vivek Kundra, Aneesh Chopra and other government officials will meet with members of the Business Software Alliance in an effort to optimize federal cloud deployments.
Twitter Touts Redesign's Advantages For Marketers
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
COO Dick Costolo tells ExactTarget's integrative marketing product users that enhancements to the microblogging site will improve their ability to engage with consumers.
Yahoo To Refresh Mail, Search
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
The web portal hopes to reinvigorate the brand by rolling out new versions of its services, including Yahoo Mail, search, instant messaging, mobile apps and content properties, starting in the fall.
SCO Group To Sell Unix Business
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
After suing IBM and Novell in a failed attempt to gain control over Unix, SCO Group will now sell its Unix assets following bankruptcy court approval.
Google Becomes Focus Of Federal Antitrust Hearing
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
A Congressional hearing examining "competition in the evolving digital marketplace" provided a forum for supporters and critics of the search provider.
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