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posted in February 2011
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DataStax Preps Launch Of Cassandra Management Interface
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
OpsCenter, now in beta, will make it easier to implement the open source, NoSQL system used to manage big data at Netflix, Twitter, and Facebook, said the company's CEO.
SAP Plays Games With The Analysts
Commentary  |  2/28/2011  | 
The 'gamification' of the enterprise could make work more compelling, engaging and -- gasp -- fun.
Will Windows XP Really Die On Cue?
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
Microsoft says Windows XP support ends in 2014, but can they stick to their guns?
Google Gmail Messages Go Missing
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
Google has been racing to restore messages for Gmail users following a service disruption on Sunday.
Global CIO: iPad Versus Motorola Xoom: Apps Give Apple Huge Advantage
Commentary  |  2/27/2011  | 
In considering new Android and Blackberry tablets, CIOs need to focus on the numbers that matter: how many apps, and price of device.
Amazon Launches CloudFormation To Simplify App Deployment
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
The service automates building virtual workloads for EC2, much like Kaavo CEO's says it does for Amazon, VMware, and other public and private clouds.
SMBs Stymied By Virtualization Backup
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
Virtual environments may cause disaster recovery headaches for smaller companies if not handled with same urgency as physical systems, says Acronis.
Server Market Continues Triumphal Procession
Commentary  |  2/25/2011  | 
Gartner says the market defied the Great Recession last year by growing 17 percent, driven by refresh cycles. But next year could be different.
Review: Clearvale Express Free Social Networking For Businesses
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
Broadvision is providing a free, stripped-down version of its enterprise product for businesses looking for a simple way to offer social networking functionality to employees.
Google Turns Office Into Google Apps Client
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
With software to subvert Office and a test drive program to tempt businesses into the cloud, Google is aiming right at Microsoft's heart.
Android 3.0 Honeycomb First Impressions
Commentary  |  2/24/2011  | 
The Motorola Xoom arrives with the tablet-optimized version of Android and it feels like a more complete OS than earlier versions.
Global CIO: HP CEO Apotheker Is Betting The Farm
Commentary  |  2/23/2011  | 
Leo Apotheker's silence has raised lots of uncertainty about HP, but he says a March 14 event will make everything clear. He'd better be right.
OKI Switches To Green Printer Parts
Commentary  |  2/23/2011  | 
By "green" they mean bioplastics, resulting in lower CO2 emissions. Also, things made from them are not immortal, and that's good for the environment.
Microsoft Releases Windows 7 SP1
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 bundles all bug fixes to date, but includes few new features.
Great Lost Software: 16 Gone But Not Forgotten
Slideshows  |  2/22/2011  | 
Software comes and software goes. Most that fall into the latter category deserve their fate, because either they weren't very good or they were superseded by a better option. Though such also-rans are soon forgotten, some defunct software still holds our affections, whether because nothing as good has come along or because it was our "first love" in a category. Software may seem a funny thing to be sentimental about, but when you use a tool every day, you can grow quite fond of it. We ransacked
Microsoft, Athenahealth Collaborate On Amalga, HealthVault
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
The Microsoft and Athenahealth alliance will funnel cloud-based Athenahealth e-health record and practice management data to Microsoft Amalga and HealthVault platforms.
Openbravo Launches Open Source ERP For SMBs
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
The Spanish company is entering the U.S. market with Web-based software to help smaller companies make use of an enterprise resource planning system that reduces implementation time and provides long-term flexibility.
Global CIO: iPad Becoming Kingmaker For Enterprise Apps
Commentary  |  2/22/2011  | 
iPad's success in business market underscores critical need for competitors to match soaring downloads of iPad-ready enterprise apps.
Microsoft's Drops The Curtain On AutoPlay
Commentary  |  2/22/2011  | 
Born during The Age of Auto Everything, the Windows AutoPlay functionality was anything but a home run. So Microsoft finally lays it to rest.
Lenovo Unveils Sandy Bridge ThinkPads
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
The six business PCs feature longer battery life, improved performance management, video and voice calling features, and Intel's second-generation Core processors.
Xerox Offers Mid-Range SMB Color Toner Printers
Commentary  |  2/22/2011  | 
High-price is justified by high print quality, says Xerox. The jury remains out on that, but the refill toner price is, as usual, no bargain.
Global CIO: Bill Clinton On Technology's Promise And Problems
Commentary  |  2/18/2011  | 
Warning that he doesn't know much about technology, the former president said tech's true potential lies in the service of institutions.
Software Patent Proponents Win Debate
News  |  2/17/2011  | 
The Churchill Club in Silicon Valley was the site of an event weighing the protective benefits of software patents versus their stifling influence on innovation; most attendees sided with the protectionists.
Promise Adds SMB Storage Devices
News  |  2/17/2011  | 
RAID manufacturer steps up to small business market with two NAS units targeted to companies dissatisfied with consumer or SOHO options.
Enterprise Architects' Role In Aligning IT With Business
Commentary  |  2/17/2011  | 
The growing importance of the enterprise architect and the need to take ownership of the business planning process were highlighted at Forrester’s Enterprise Architecture Forum.
Speech Recognition Aids Physicians, Cuts Costs
News  |  2/17/2011  | 
Healthcare providers say speech recognition technology can produce staff reductions, improve report turnaround times, and increase physician satisfaction, according to a new report from KLAS.
NFC, Pico & Audio: Mobile Chips In Full View
Slideshows  |  2/17/2011  | 
Many new mobile technology enhancements, from NFC to 4G to just plain old audio calling, are possible thanks to the silicon that makes it all so. At Mobile World Congress, there are as many chip manufacturers as any other mobile ecosystem player, and we met with everyone from Samsung to Intel to Qualcomm to Texas Instruments. Everyone's heard of them, but some of the most innovative advancements come from companies that are a bit more behind the scenes. Here are a few of our favorites from this
Mobile Wow: NTT Docomo's 3D Touchable Display & More
Slideshows  |  2/17/2011  | 
Mobile World Congress has its fair share of prototype technology, which is always a good way to get inspired about the future of mobile computing. NTT Docomo's advanced technology concepts always bring a big crowd and this year was no exception with its 3D touchable display. We also saw an interesting demonstration of remote printing from HP, and we revisited one of our favorite new technologies, the Motorola Atrix with Laptop Dock. And of course, our slide show wouldn't be complete without a ca
Refill Ink Tops Blood On Price List
Commentary  |  2/17/2011  | 
But there are still some things out there that are higher than ink prices per ounce, such as silver, Chanel #5, and gold.
Seven Breakthrough Sentiment Analysis Scenarios
Commentary  |  2/17/2011  | 
Voice of the voter, voice of the customer and brand reputation management are just a few of the top applications for text analytics and information classification technologies.
Terracotta Adds Search To Data Caching System
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Ehcache open source cache management system used by Java programmers gets the ability to sort, organize, and analyze data on the front end.
Global CIO: As HP Stomps, Software Industry Shakes
Commentary  |  2/16/2011  | 
The $130 billion giant's moving aggressively into software and is proving it's not afraid to stomp on some toes -- even those of trusted partners.
Constant Contact Buys Social CRM Developer
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Bantam Live was acquired by the SMB-focused online marketing firm to integrate customer data collection and management across email, social media, and other channels.
IT Is Too Darn Slow
Features  |  2/16/2011  | 
Is your IT shop the place where great business ideas grind to a halt? Here's how to speed things up.
Telligent Integrates With SharePoint 2010
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
The platform, now in beta, unites Telligent's social community software and Microsoft's document collaboration tools to boost enterprise collaboration.
Unisys Intros Cloud Based App Modernization
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Service-oriented architecture approach aims to reduce cost, complexity of updating legacy federal software.
As Seen At Mobile World Congress, Day 2
Slideshows  |  2/16/2011  | 
It is nearly impossible to see every product spinning through the eight halls that make up the massive Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But not for us! This event is typically a chance for the entire mobile ecosystem to gather -- mobile operators, handset manufacturers, software providers, mobile service companies, carrier equipment manufacturers and mobile operating system vendors. Most of the new technology is incremental in nature, but it's always fun to see what new ideas pop up. What fol
Clicking Through Drupal 7's Features
Slideshows  |  2/15/2011  | 
When looking for examples of enterprise applications where open source products have competed effectively against expensive and complex commercial products, a good place to start is content management. Open source content management systems (CMS) have become extremely popular choices for running very large, complex, and busy Web sites. Open source CMS Drupal has made its name on that basis, by managing some very popular Web sites, including many news sites and WhiteHouse.gov. However, in areas s
Review: Drupal 7 Simplifies Web Content Management
News  |  2/15/2011  | 
The latest release of the open source CMS addresses many weaknesses with a more intuitive interface and much improved core functionality.
Hipcricket Adds Facebook Integration To Mobile Ad Platform
News  |  2/15/2011  | 
HIP 7.0, the latest iteration of the cloud-based marketing software, also brings enhanced analytics and CRM integration.
Innovation Transforms Data Warehousing
Commentary  |  2/15/2011  | 
Technical differentiation continues to narrow among leading vendors. The next Forrester Wave will see a push into cloud-based data warehousing.
GE Healthcare Taps SAS For Patient Safety Analytics
News  |  2/15/2011  | 
Business intelligence software will analyze healthcare datasets, looking for patterns and trends that can help hospitals prevent adverse medical events.
Leading Developers Dismiss Charge That Cloud Is 'Vapor'
Commentary  |  2/14/2011  | 
Hadoop originator Doug Cutting, NASA CIO Chris Kemp, and other cloud pioneers defended cloud computing during a CTO Forum panel and pointed to an emerging generation of enterprise applications.
HP To Acquire Analytics Specialist Vertica
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
The buyout will help HP counter IBM's recent acquisition of Netezza as analytics sector heats up.
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.
White House Donates File Management Code To Drupal
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
The Obama administration has made its second donation to the open source content management system that powers WhiteHouse.gov.
Global CIO: Is Apple Or IBM The #1 Most-Respected Large Corporation?
Commentary  |  2/14/2011  | 
IBM and Apple held their high ground but HP and Cisco lost respect among money managers ranking the world's 100 largest corporations for Barron's.
Global CIO: HP Mobile Dump Of Microsoft Is Brilliant
Commentary  |  2/13/2011  | 
HP and Microsoft must forge a partnership whose future transcends the PC business—will their egos let them?
Startups Should Not Buy Servers, Says FaceBook CTO
Commentary  |  2/11/2011  | 
In a BBC interview, the executive says most Silicon Valley startups are now using the cloud rather than buying their own hardware.
Adobe Upgrades Flash Player With ‘Stage Video’
News  |  2/11/2011  | 
Version 10.2 of the PC video player is up to 34 times more efficient than previous releases, says Adobe.
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