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posted in July 2009
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Windows 7 Gets Auto-Upgrade Switch
News  |  7/31/2009
Microsoft's Windows Anytime Upgrade program lets users migrate to a premium version of the OS with a mouse click.
Piracy Verdict Gets Student Fined $675,000
News  |  7/31/2009
The verdict, $22,000 per track, is far less than the legal maximum the jury could have levied.
FCC Enters Google Voice Debacle, Investigating AT&T And Apple
Commentary  |  7/31/2009
Wow. Today, the Federal Communications Commission launched a formal inquiry over Apple's removal of the Google Voice application from the iPhone Apps Store. The FCC sent letters to AT&T, Apple and Google looking for answers on the matter.
Set Top Shipments To Top 200M By 2013
News  |  7/31/2009
Many consumers are interested in a set-top box that connects to their PC and Internet.
Google Woos Business Users With Billboard Ad Campaign
News  |  7/31/2009
The company that made Internet advertising what it is today has decided to promote Google Apps using really big display ads by the highway.
Microsoft Hosts Windows Mobile Developer Camps
Commentary  |  7/31/2009
Microsoft will be hosting a number of developer camps for its WIndows Mobile platform in the coming weeks in at least six cities around the world. If you develop apps to sell or work on them for your enterprise, you might want to check these events out. The targeted platform is Windows Mobile 6.5.
Apple Fixes iPhone SMS Vulnerability
News  |  7/31/2009
Moving to close a hole revealed at the Black Hat security conference on Thursday, Apple has released iPhone OS 3.0.1.
iPhone OS 3.0 Leads To Wi-Fi Use Surge
News  |  7/31/2009
AT&T says it saw a 41% increase last quarter in iPhone connections at wireless hotspots.
Verizon Apps Store: No Bandwidth Hogs, Please
Commentary  |  7/31/2009
A Verizon Wireless spokesperson has indicated that the company plans to block applications that draw a lot of bandwidth from its V CAST Apps store. What, you thought Verizon was going to be more "open"? This and the Great Google Voice Debacle prove that "openness" is a fallacy and the walled gardens never came down.
Shuttle Glides To Safe Landing
News  |  7/31/2009
Endeavour completes 16-day mission with spot on touchdown.
New Ubuntu Support Plans Built For Small-Biz Users
Commentary  |  7/31/2009
Ubuntu wants to win over more small-business Linux users with a new set of targeted, low-cost desktop tech support packages.
HTC Lowers Revenue Forecast
News  |  7/31/2009
The smartphone maker is feeling the heat from a downward trend in handset pricing and from China's delay in rolling out its 3G network.
UK Government Tries Twittering By Committee
Commentary  |  7/31/2009
Reading about U.K. government guidelines for participating in Twitter, I'm reminded of a joke: A woman says to her workaholic husband, "We need more spontaneity in our marriage. Surprise me!" And the man says, "Great idea, honey! Why don't you prepare a list of ways that you'd like me to surprise you spontaneously, and then we can schedule a meeting to discuss it!"
Apple To Patch iPhone Security Flaw [UPDATE]
Commentary  |  7/31/2009
According to U.K.-based network operator O2, Apple plans to distribute a patch for the iPhone's SMS security flaw as soon as this weekend. What's not clear is if the patch will be only for O2's customers or if Apple will update all iPhones. Update: iPhone OS 3.0.1 released to fix the flaw!
Motorola Plans Low-Cost Android Phones
News  |  7/31/2009
Motorola says it will use Google's Android platform to make smartphones at feature phone prices.
SPSS Is Not the Story; IBM's Vision for Analytics Is
Commentary  |  7/31/2009
The media and my fellow analysts have been breathlessly touting IBM's acquisition of SPSS ($1.2B) as some sort groundbreaking to a new era of analytics. I don't see it that way... If anyone thinks the acquisition of SPSS marks IBM's serious entry into analytics, they've been sleeping...
Netezza Is Changing its Hardware Architecture, Slashing Prices
Commentary  |  7/31/2009
Netezza is about to make its biggest product announcement in years, cutting prices to less than $20K/terabyte of user data, replacing its PowerPC chips with Intel-based IBM blades and making substantial changes in how data flows between the various parts of a Netezza node for a claimed 10-15X increase in price-performance...
The CentOS Shakeup
Commentary  |  7/31/2009
A rift has opened within the ranks of the CentOS project -- a schism between the project's team and its leader that, to me, points up the differences between a "hobby" and a "professional" open source project.
Whacky Graphics at USAspending.gov
Commentary  |  7/31/2009
I started this blog entry with the intent of appraising USAspending.gov's IT Dashboard, a new, interactive tool for evaluation of Federal Government IT spending. Unfortunately, graphical issues start on USAspending.gov's main page with one downright whacky graphic. I can't recall the last time I saw a graphic that so distorted the numbers, so I tried to recreate it (and failed). Here's how...
EDS Wins Tennessee Medicaid Deal
News  |  7/31/2009
HP tech services subsidiary will upgrade state's health information systems.
1 In 10 Internet Users Buys Virtual Goods
News  |  7/31/2009
Nearly half of buyers report visiting virtual worlds; more than a quarter said they either own an iPhone or play social network games.
Apple Shows Google The Web Hasn't Won
News  |  7/30/2009
The Web may be the platform of the future, but at the moment, Web development technology doesn't provide Google with a way around Apple's ban on its Google Voice app.
CIO Profiles: Bob Sarnecki, VP And CIO For Phoenix Children's Hospital
Features  |  7/30/2009
This CIO favors a "run and gun" approach.
Pirate Bay Tossed Out Of Netherlands
News  |  7/30/2009
The organizers of the Pirate Bay have 10 days to block traffic to and from the Netherlands, or face stiff fines.
Apple Doubles Time Capsule Capacity, Cuts Pricing
News  |  7/30/2009
Apple added a new model to the Time Capsule line, which combines backup storage with a Wi-Fi base station. The company also cut pricing to the existing Time Capsule.
The Potential of Virtual Desktops
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
I've been covering desktop virtualization quite a bit lately; it's a pretty hot topic. After debugging the Matrix for the last 6 months in the InformationWeek Desktop Virtualization labs, I'm trying to free my mind and consider the potential uses of desktop virtualization beyond running MS Office, here's some pretty cool ideas. Gaming companies, listen up.
Is This Verizon's Android Phone?
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
Well, it looks like the specs and pictures have leaked of the first Android phone to be on Verizon Wireless' network, and this Motorola smartphone looks really, really cool. Hit the jump for details and a picture.
Two Tribes, One Future: Bringing Mainframes Into the IT Mainstream
Features  |  7/30/2009
Too many enterprises are running parallel IT operations, with big iron and distributed groups barely crossing paths, let alone sharing hard-earned expertise. CIOs need to get this schism under control lest businesses end up the ultimate casualties of high-tech turf warfare.
SAP Demos Commitment To Business ByDesign
News  |  7/30/2009
Enhancements and testing of the software-as-a-service suite indicate that SAP intends to make the offering more broadly available next year.
Are Mobile Devices Closing The Digital Divide?
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
Mobile devices seem to be closing the digital divide. More and more people are getting online with cell phones, but the uptake is really strong with minorities according to a report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
Carriers Respond To Bans On Texting While Driving
News  |  7/30/2009
The four major wireless operators agree that the practice is dangerous, but not all believe national legislation is the best way to solve the problem.
Memory Chip Market Recovering
News  |  7/30/2009
Rising demand and limited supply will boost prices for DDR3 DRAM chips in the second half of the year, iSuppli says.
In SPSS, IBM Gains an Open R & Python Analytics Platform
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
I love telling folks that I ran my first SPSS programs in 1976... and that I haven't run one since. SPSS has long since reinvented itself as a predictive analytics vendor but brings other, less-visible assets to the IBM deal including the ability to patch Python and R code into SPSS routines. SPSS's Bring Your Own Analytics is a clear competitive differentiator with benefits for users and the company alike...
LG Reveals Latest 'Chocolate' Phone
News  |  7/30/2009
The handset's 4-inch, high-quality touch screen is geared toward watching videos and viewing Web pages on the go.
Motorola Delivers Profit, But What About Handsets?
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
Motorola announced its second quarter earnings and surprised more than a few by turning up a profit. This is certainly a positive sign, but Motorola has yet to deliver a winning handset this year. Or last year, for that matter.
Shuttle Reentry Thruster Fails
News  |  7/30/2009
A propulsion jet that guides Endeavour during descent to Earth has malfunctioned.
Alcatel-Lucent Reports $19.7 Million Profit
News  |  7/30/2009
The communications equipment supplier's stock rose on news of its first profit in more than two years.
NASA's Next Mission: Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
As NASA prepares for the return of space shuttle Endeavour and, beyond that, its next-generation Aris moon rocket, NASA's IT experts are thinking about what's next for the agency's data centers. An early adopter of cloud computing, NASA could play a central role in the U.S. government's move to virtualized, on-demand IT resources.
Mac And iPhone Security Issues Mounting
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
New ways to break the iPhone's security and reports of new Mac exploits should serve as a warning to Mac-based businesses not to become complacent.
Facebook May Be Friending Android
News  |  7/30/2009
Google's Android platform may soon become too big for the social networking giant to ignore.
Down To Business: Are Some CIOs Wearing Too Many Hats?
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
There's no right or wrong approach to setting CIOs' responsibilities, but anecdotal evidence suggests we could be stretching them too thin.
Amidst The Gloom, How CIOs Are Driving IT Infrastructure Innovation
Features  |  7/30/2009
With growth projects on hold, now is the time to clean up IT operations and drive hard bargains with vendors.
Senate To Review Microsoft, Yahoo Deal
News  |  7/30/2009
Subcommittee on antitrust will closely examine search alliance, chairman vows.
RIM Releases Developer Tool For BlackBerry
News  |  7/30/2009
Mobile app makers can test and debug BlackBerry programs that use HTML, CSS, Ajax, Silverlight, Ruby on Rails, and other rich Internet applications.
Motorola Delivers Unexpected 2Q Profit
News  |  7/30/2009
The mobile phone maker is placing a big bet on its commitment to release handsets based on Google’s Android platform in time for the holiday season.
Rolling Review: Sun Microsystems' VDI 3
Features  |  7/30/2009
Sun's software shines at serving up virtual desktops, but Solaris may limit its mass appeal.
5 Tools For The Thrifty IT Manager
Features  |  7/30/2009
These free and low-cost tools help IT keep users productive without breaking the bank.
Mainframes And Your Total Enterprise Virtualization Strategy
Features  |  7/30/2009
Our InformationWeek Analytics Informed CIO series arms business technology chiefs with the questions they must ask before dropping big bucks. In this installment, we examine what part today's mainframes, and the professionals who manage them, play in developing an enterprise-wide unified virtualization strategy.
Spin Control? Apple Explains Why Jailbreaking Is Bad
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
This is rich. A day after Apple's claims that jailblreaking iPhones can cause catastrophic harm became public, Apple updated its support page to explain exactly why jailbreaking iPhones a bad thing.
Open Source: The Way, Not The Goal
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
I didn't make it to OSCON this year, so I missed out on more than a few nifty events. One was a panel chaired by Matt Asay of Alfresco, where he cited research to show that companies do switch to open source as a way to save money, but that there are other, much larger goals beyond that.
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