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posted in August 2010
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Wyse Intros PocketCloud For Android
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
App, previously available only for Apple devices, allows smartphone users to remotely access a virtualized desktop or PC.
Global CIO: SAP Stunner: ERP Deal Boosts Customer Profit $100M Per Year
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Airgas says its extensive SAP project will raise annual operating profits by at least $75 million and possibly more than $125 million. Here's how.
AMD Servers Created Machete
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
The latest Robert Rodriguez movie was made on an AMD-equipped server farm on the grounds of the old municipal airport in Austin, Texas.
Google Voice Problems Limited
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Isolated reports of failures do not reflect a widespread collapse of the service, Google says.
VMware's Maritz Predicts Hybrid Cloud Future
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Private clouds inside the enterprise will trade workloads with similar, VMware-based public clouds rendering physical data centers "quite fluid," according to CEO Paul Maritz.
Google PowerMeter Promises Social Recognition For Saving Energy
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Forget about saving energy to help the planet. Try turning out the lights to win badges and humble your friends.
Polycom, Aruba Partner On Cloud Video Conferencing
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Aruba will provide its Virtual Branch Networking solution to its users who can then utilize Polycom's telepresence, videoconferencing and voice communications solutions.
Gov 2.0 Summit Preview: GIS-Powered Government Data
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
At the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington on Sept. 7 and 8, GIS expert Jack Dangermond will discuss new ways to integrate government data with mapping applications.
Android, iPhone Users' Preferences Differ
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Coupons.com data, based upon the number of coupons printed or saved to store loyalty cards in various categories, indicates distinctions between the users of the two mobile operating systems.
Gartner Lowers PC Sales Forecast
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
PC shipments are projected to increase by 15.3% year over year in the second half, about 2% less than Gartner's previous forecast, due to the uncertainty in the U.S. and European economies.
EHR Revenue To Hit $3 Billion In 2013
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Changes in reimbursement practices more important that government incentives in driving physician practices to adopt electronic health record software, reports Frost & Sullivan.
Google Corrects IBM's Security Math
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
IBM has fixed a security report it issued last week that misstated Google's security vulnerabilities.
For Dell, Green For SMBs Means Three Cs
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Dell has adopted an environmental strategy based on Cube, Content, and Curbside-plus bamboo-and, so far, the results look good, both for Dell and its SMB customers.
MySpace Syncs With Facebook, Twitter
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Users can share music, videos, links, photos across social networks.
India Threatens Ban On Google, Skype
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Search giant and VoIP pioneer join RIM on the list of tech companies facing sanctions on the subcontinent.
Why HP and Dell are Going Nuts Over 3PAR
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Of the many reasons why HP and Dell are wooing 3PAR, only one actually has to do with 3PAR... Beyond all the qualitative and quantitative factors, HP and Dell are betting that virtualization and cloud computing are the storage of the future.
Nimbula Unwraps 'Director' Cloud Operating System
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Virtualization software from Amazon EC2 designers aims to operate across multiple virtual machine formats and internal and external clouds.
Global CIO: NetApp In Ascendancy: An Exclusive CEO Interview
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
The CIO surge toward virtualization and NetApp's "50% guarantee" are driving the company's powerful growth, says CEO Tom Georgens.
FalconStor Announces NSS SAN Accelerator For VMware View
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
VMware VDI environments can improve performance as much as 10x using the FalconStor Network Storage Server, the company claims, and provide integrated multi-tier data protection.
Clearwire Unveils Rover Pre Paid 4G Service
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
The Rover looks like an oversized hockey puck, fits in a backpack and can connect up to to eight laptops or other devices to the Internet at claimed download speeds of 3 to 6 megabits per second.
Top 12 PC Games Of All Time
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010  | 
With a click of the mouse, gamers can transport themselves into futuristic worlds, realistic battle scenes and a virtual life of organized crime. Although there they face extensive competition from console-makers such as Nintendo and Sony, PC software games continue to flourish, as each year hundreds of titles vie for consumers' attention, loyalty and dollars. Here's a dozen of the all time best.
HHS Selects E-Health Record Certification Groups
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Two organizations have been authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services to test and certify e-health record products for meaningful use incentive program eligibility.
Google Buys SocialDeck
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
The deal promises to strengthen Google's social competency and to address issues of app discoverability.
HP CloudStart Accelerates Private Cloud Startup
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Package of blade hardware, storage management software, and consulting will launch a private cloud in 20% of the time it typically takes.
Nintendo To Cut DSi, DSi XL Prices
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Responding to tough competition from Apple and other smartphone makers in the handheld gaming market, Nintendo said it will slash $20 from the price of two systems starting September 12.
Best Mobile Apps For Busy Professionals
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010  | 
Today's smartphones have led to the development of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps. Apple's iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry and phones based on Google's Android all have access to extensive libraries of apps that you can download and install for our increasingly mobile world. When you're always on the go, having the right smartphone app makes it easy to transition from business to pleasure and back again without skipping a beat so you can get the most out of every minute. Here we pick 17 of the be
Netgear Debuts $899 Unified Threat Management Appliance
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
Netgear debuted its latest security appliance today, the ProSecure UTM50, an $899 Unified Threat Management device that addresses firewall, ant-virus, URL filtering , spam and other aspects of network security.
Server Technology Hits A Crossroads
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010  | 
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "State Of Server Technology 2010," our report evaluating changes in the server market motivated by the push to consolidate data center systems, get power and cooling costs under control and make the most of the cloud.
Microsoft Hikes Xbox Live Fees
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Gold members will have to shell out more after Nov. 1 if they want to maintain access to multiplayer support and other advanced features.
BlackBerry Ban In India Postponed
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
RIM's engagement with Indian government officials may keep BlackBerry users from losing e-mail and instant messaging service.
10 Predictions For Analytic Decision Support by 2015
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
By 2015, companies will increasingly blend math, technology and decision sciences, employing user-generated data to infuse analyses with behavioral and social-network insights.
Samsung Epic 4G Listed For $199.99 At Amazon
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Sprint's list price for the smartphone with a new service plan is $249.99, but Amazon is advertising the handset with the same terms for $50 less.
Google Planning YouTube On-Demand Video
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
A deal with Hollywood studios could help Google TV succeed.
PowerPoint and Failure to Communicate
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
As a tool for communicating data-derived insights, PowerPoint comes up repeatedly, praised or under fire, reflecting the office software's ubiquity, adaptability, and unfortunate ease of misuse.
3M To Acquire Cogent For $943 Million
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Cogent holds key homeland security contracts in areas such as border control and airline passenger screening.
Stream TV Unveils eLocity A7 Tablet
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Android 2.2-powered device takes on the iPad with a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, and 1080p high-definition playback.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison's Acquisition List: Who's #1?
Commentary  |  8/29/2010  | 
Informatica and Teradata are the favorites of poll respondents, but my votes go to EMC and Netezza.
Top 10 Misconceptions About SMB Technology Needs
Features  |  8/28/2010  | 
Growing companies face constant pressure to do more with less and to improve IT capabilities to keep pace with competitors. With every dollar crucial, IT and business decision makers can't afford any of these missteps.
Google Buys Social Media App Developer Angstro
News  |  8/28/2010  | 
Jambool and Slide, two other social media application firms, were also acquired by Google in August.
Older Americans Flocking To Social Networks
News  |  8/28/2010  | 
The percentage of U.S. adults ages 50 and older using Facebook and other online communities nearly doubled from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May of this year, according to the Pew Research Center.
Veeam Enhances VMWare Virtual Machine Recovery
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Third-party tool adds reliability, accuracy, and speed to virtual machine backups and restores.
Google Fights E-mail Overload With Priority Inbox
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Gmail has gained an automated, trainable filter that attempts to segregate important e-mail messages.
Paul Allen Sues Google, Apple, Others Over Patents
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
AOL, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo and YouTube are also named in the patent infringement lawsuit filed by the Microsoft co-founder's firm, Interval Licensing LLC.
The Rare Earth Element Crisis
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
A Congressional Research Service report considers whether U.S. dependency on foreign sources of rare earth elements threatens the defense and technology industries.
Icahn Increases Stake In Motorola
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Buying another $86 million in stock has increased financier Carl Icahn's holdings to 10.4% of the company, according to a SEC filing.
Small Businesses, Big Advances In Backup And Recovery
Features  |  8/27/2010  | 
Is your data protection plan being held hostage by complexity? An integrated system could be just the thing to set you free.
Intel Cuts Revenue Forecast On Slower PC Sales
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Expected gross margins for the third quarter were lowered a point, to 66%, by the chipmaker along with a revised revenue projection of 11 billion.
Top 20 Android Productivity Apps
Slideshows  |  8/27/2010  | 
Android handsets are pouring onto the market every day and there's a deluge of Android apps competing to fills those screens. To sort through the storm surge of app choices, we've trolled through the Android Market to hauled in 20 Android apps that no business user should be without.
FTC Settles Fake iTunes Reviews Case
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
The deal calls for the removal of the fake iTunes app reviews created by Reverb Communications.
Google Fixes Gmail Bug That Kept Sending Emails
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Emails were being dispatched to the same recipients, sometimes multiple times per day, even when deleted from Gmail, resulting in spam warnings and blacklisting.
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