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Microsoft Internet Explorer Market Share Keeps Shrinking
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
Firefox also lost market share, while Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari gained ground.
Amazon EC2 Outage Hobbles Websites
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Engine Yard, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Heroku, Quora, and Reddit were among the websites that suffered from slowed or disabled access.
Microsoft Office 365 Signals Huge Cloud Shift
Commentary  |  4/19/2011  | 
More than 100,000 organizations are signed up to test the vendor's new on-demand platform, suggesting email and collaboration could overtake CRM as the top services-based app.
Tibco Seen As Failed Target Of HP Acquisition
Commentary  |  4/12/2011  | 
Talks between the two companies fizzled, according to Reuters. But what might HP see in Tibco's software portfolio?
Exclusive: IBM Takes Half Step Toward BPM Integration
Commentary  |  4/10/2011  | 
It's announcing a new platform to unify separate business process management products. But the biggest integration step has yet to be taken.
Life As Google's CIO
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
Ben Fried explains the unique experience of running Google’s corporate IT, from constant online software upgrades to a homegrown videoconferencing system.
Salesforce.com To Buy Radian6 For Social Media Monitoring
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Radian6 makes tools to monitor and analyze comments from 150 million websites, social media sites, blogs, and discussion forums.
Workday Extends Cloud Integration Options
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Platform as a Service provides an ecosystem for linking ERP to payroll, recruiting, benefits, time-tracking, and other systems and third-party providers.
Tibco FTL Speeds Capital Market Messaging
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
'Faster Than Light' middleware breaks the microsecond barrier. But will the latency advantage last?
Data Gaps Plague Process Initiatives
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Data governance and business process management efforts are too often siloed. It's up to IT (and the business) to integrate the two.
Vanderbilt Launches Cancer Decision Support Tool
News  |  3/17/2011  | 
My Cancer Genome Web site will collect information about genetic mutations that impact different cancers and link to targeted research on treatment options.
Is There Enough Software To Knit HP's Strategy Together?
Commentary  |  3/15/2011  | 
The short answer is no, but with a few deeper partnerships and key acquisitions, it could become much more than the sum of its parts.
Unisys Intros Cloud Based App Modernization
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Service-oriented architecture approach aims to reduce cost, complexity of updating legacy federal software.
Adobe Launches Web Forms Software
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
FormsCentral allows SMB and other "knowledge" workers to easily create and manage online surveys, invitations, and other user-response devices, says Adobe.
Under the Radar Conference To Prove (Again) Why CIOs Must Work With Startups
Commentary  |  2/9/2011  | 
If you think it's too risky to do business with startups, think again. Some of the biggest brands in the world are placing their IT bets with startups and the Under the Radar conference is where they get to find and vet them.
Facebook To Open Comments Platform For External Sites
News  |  2/1/2011  | 
The social media site could power the reader feedback sections of news sites, blogs, and other digital publishing outlets.
EXCLUSIVE: Socialcast to Announce Extension to its Platform
Commentary  |  1/27/2011  | 
On Feb. 1, Socialcast will announce Town Hall, allowing direct company forums, with Version 2.0 release to follow in three weeks.
Oracle Rolls Web 2.0 Features Into WebCenter Suite
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
In integrating the best communication features of different portals, Oracle gives project teams a common means of information sharing across its product set.
Disney Interactive Restructures, Lays Off 200
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The company has tapped Electronic Arts executive Adam Sussman to lead the operation, which will refocus on social media and mobile games.
Amazon Cloud Gets Bulk Email Service
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Simple Email Service offers AWS customers a low-cost, hosted option to on-premises or third-party email systems.
Facebook Makes Credits Sole Legal Currency
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Developers must pay the social media giant a 30% cut whenever online game players use the virtual money.
Foursquare Value Checks In At $250 Million
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
Social media location site is developing tools to help local businesses connect with customers and expects to hit 10 million users by June, said site co-founder.
Integration In The Cloud, The Sleeper Issue
Commentary  |  1/21/2011  | 
It won't be enough to just move workloads into the cloud; it'll still be necessary to integrate with other apps residing there.
Global CIO: FedEx CIO Explains The Real Power Of Cloud
Commentary  |  1/21/2011  | 
Tempted to dismiss the ‘private cloud’ as the latest IT blather? Rob Carter has a new data center in Colorado that begs to differ.
With Cloud, What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Inevitably, cloud announcements, like Amazon's introduction of Elastic Beanstalk, sound good, but there are limits.
Google Co-Founder Larry Page To Replace Schmidt As CEO
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
Google on Thursday reported Q4 2010 revenues of $8.44 billion, but the bigger news was that co-founder Larry Page will take over as CEO in April, with current chief Eric Schmidt moving out of day to day leadership to become Executive Chairman.
Bitrix Brings Collaboration Into Cloud
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
Virtual Appliance 2.0 lets SMBs add social networking to the platforms that host email and customer relationship management.
Private Clouds Taking Off
News  |  1/14/2011  | 
Evidence is accumulating that as public clouds gain strength, enterprises are increasingly interested in building their own clouds in the data center.
Joomla Upgrade Pushes Enterprise 2.0 Features
News  |  1/10/2011  | 
Version 1.6 of the open source content management system supports corporate collaboration by emphasizing security, permissions, and flexibility.
Virtualization Makes Smartphones Into Laptop Surrogates
Commentary  |  1/6/2011  | 
The Motorola Altrix is the first phone to market with Citrix Systems' Nirvana environment able to present virtualized desktop apps.
Global CIO: The Case For Copying Apple's App Store
Commentary  |  1/6/2011  | 
Manpower's IT team is adopting the App Store model internally, making it part of how technology runs in a global company. Should you?
StumbleUpon Tops Facebook As Social Media Traffic Source
News  |  1/4/2011  | 
The small social discovery network drove 43% of U.S. page views in December, beating mammoth Facebook's 38% share, reported StatCounter.
Teradata Deal Signals 2011 Analytics Trend
Commentary  |  1/3/2011  | 
Aprimo acquisition matches IBM's move into integrated marketing management.
China Erects Wall Against Skype
News  |  1/3/2011  | 
Government crackdown on illegal voice over IP services appears to shore up state-run providers. say observers.
Facebook Holds Commanding Lead In Search
News  |  12/30/2010  | 
The social network held four of the top 10 terms searched in 2010 and recorded more site visits than any other Web property, reported Experian Hitwise.
Skype Releases Apple iOS Video Chat
News  |  12/30/2010  | 
App allows recent iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices to make and receive video-enabled calls with Windows, Mac, Linux, and other iOS devices.
Skype Pegs Outage On Buggy Windows App
News  |  12/30/2010  | 
About 40% of the computers in the peer-to-peer VoIP network went offline in the day-long service disruption due to a flaw in an older version of Skype's software.
Paul Allen Amends Suit Against Apple, Google, Facebook
News  |  12/29/2010  | 
Microsoft co-founder re-files complaint clarifying the basis for his patent infringement claims against a host of tech firms, in advance of a Dec. 28 court deadline.
Sears Debuts Online Video Service
News  |  12/28/2010  | 
Alphaline Entertainment aims to stake a claim against Netflix, Amazon, Google, and Apple by offering movie downloads the same they they're released on DVD.
High School Settles Facebook First Amendment Case
News  |  12/28/2010  | 
Florida student said her free-speech rights were infringed when she was suspended for criticizing a teacher on the social network.
Skype To Unveil iPhone Video Chat At CES
News  |  12/27/2010  | 
A Verizon iPhone may have been accidentally confirmed in a FAQ about a FaceTime competitor posted on -- and quickly removed from -- the VoIP provider's site Friday.
Skype Struggling To Recover From Outage
News  |  12/23/2010  | 
Millions of Skype users have been unable to make voice or video calls over the VoIP service since Wednesday.
Mozilla Releases Eighth Firefox 4 Beta
News  |  12/23/2010  | 
Latest version includes support for graphics rendering in the browser without the use of a third-party plug-in.
Skype Hit With Major Outage
News  |  12/23/2010  | 
The latest disruption comes as the Internet telephone provider prepares for an initial public offering.
NATO Taps IBM To Build Private Cloud
News  |  12/22/2010  | 
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will test using the cloud to consolidate and modernize its IT resources.
Apple TV Sales To Top 1 Million Mark
News  |  12/22/2010  | 
Competitor Google TV suffers setbacks as Apple announces strong demand for its media streaming device.
Social Media Critic Moving To Facebook
News  |  12/21/2010  | 
Google user experience researcher Paul Adams has been vocal on the shortcomings of social networks.
Top 10 Cloud Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/16/2010  | 
Everybody's head was in the cloud, or so it seemed in 2010. Both well established and startup vendors developed solutions and strategies designed to extend their reach or provide entry into this booming market. After all, IDC estimated the cloud market will be worth $55 billion by 2014; Gartner predicted the cloud world could be valued at $148 billion at that time, in part because Gartner included Google AdWords advertising revenue in its figures, said Gregor Petri, adviser, lean IT and cloud co
Microsoft Search Gains On Google, Yahoo
News  |  12/16/2010  | 
Google continues to dominate the market, reports ComScore's November search engine rankings.
Rackspace Acquires 'Cloud Cockpit' Developer
News  |  12/16/2010  | 
Cloudkick deal gives hosting provider a suite of tools that unify and simplify cloud management.
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