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HyperOffice Adds Cloud Collaboration Tools For SMBs
News  |  10/29/2010
Integrated project management tools augment the vendor's web-based document collaboration, email, shared calendars and other collaboration apps.
Microsoft IE 9 Preview Boosts HTML 5 Support
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
With the release of the IE 9 Platform Preview 6, Microsoft showcases more features and standards support for developers as they move closer to the final release of IE 9.
Mobile Phone Sales Strong In Q3
News  |  10/29/2010
Apple, RIM, HTC and Motorola have been unaffected by component shortages, but Nokia has struggled with supplies of AMOLED and semiconductor components for low-cost handsets, according to ABI Research.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Collaboration's Next 'Wave'
News  |  10/29/2010
At Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara, November 8-11, Calif., organizations offering insight into their social collaboration initiatives include Citibank, Wells Fargo, and the U.S. Department of State.
Signs Point To Amazon Data Center Expansion
News  |  10/29/2010
The e-retailer and cloud services vendor has reportedly purchased 10 acres in eastern Oregon to be used for an expanding data center footprint along the Columbia River.
GE Ordering Tens Of Thousands Electric Vehicles
News  |  10/29/2010
Chief executive Immelt announces EV order, which could boost car battery developer A123 Systems, in which GE is a major stockholder.
NASA, DARPA Plan '100-Year Starship'
News  |  10/29/2010
With space shuttle program winding down, agencies envision long-distance manned space flight to Mars and beyond … 100 years from now.
Microsoft Girds For Demise Of PC
News  |  10/29/2010
Microsoft’s quarterly profit shows that the software giant is in a strong position to migrate its products to the clouds.
First Impressions: Palm Pre 2 With WebOS 2.0
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
InformationWeek spent some time with the unreleased Palm Pre 2 running webOS 2.0. Is this the webOS sequel device for which we've been waiting?
Oracle v. SAP: Daytime Drama
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
Part 1 – Trial Preview: A trial nearly four years in the making is finally upon us. Oracle and SAP counsel will put on a dramatic show thanks to star witnesses, a trail of illegal activity, and accusations of misconduct at the highest levels.
NASA Delays Discovery Launch To Fix Fuel Leaks
News  |  10/29/2010
Space shuttle mission to the International Space Station pushed back one day, to Tuesday.
Microsoft Comping Windows Phone 7s For Employees
News  |  10/29/2010
All 89,000 employees worldwide will get the device; no word on whether the perk will include free wireless service.
Pentagon's New CIO Faces A Tough Test
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
The Department of Defense's incoming IT leadership team, led by Teri Takai, will be greeted by organizational upheaval, cost cutting, and pressure from Congress.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown
Slideshows  |  10/29/2010
When Apple introduced the iPad, many were probably disappointed to learn that it would run the same operating system found on Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch devices. "Isn't the iPad just a big iPhone?" people wondered. Samsung has a similar problem to overcome with the Galaxy Tab. Isn't the Tab, which runs Google's Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (the same one found on nearly a dozen smartphones), really just a big Android phone? The answer is yes and no. In this slideshow, we take a look unde
PatientKeeper Adds Android Support To Health IT App
News  |  10/29/2010
Mobile Clinical Results software allows doctors to remotely access patient medical records.
First Impressions: BlackBerry Style 9670
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
Research In Motion's latest BlackBerry smartphone takes a cue from the feature phone with its flip form factor. Does this non-traditional smartphone still pack a punch?
Windows Phone 7 'Early' To Smartphone Market, Says Ballmer
News  |  10/29/2010
Microsoft CEO claims devices running the operating system will take share from Androids, iPhones, and other popular handsets.
Google Nexus Two To Be Made By Samsung?
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
Blog Gizmodo claims to have inside information about the next "Nexus" handset from Google. This time around, it will be made by Samsung rather than HTC.
Apple Leapfrogs RIM Into The Top Five
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
According to IDC, Apple's most recent quarter vaulted it past Research In Motion, making Apple the world's fourth-largest maker of mobile phones. Nokia still holds the number one spot with an iron grip.
Cell Phones Defy Downturn
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
Many IT markets have been caught in the doldrums recently, however, cell phones are riding high. Market research firm International Data Corp. found sales grew by 14.6% in the third quarter of 2010, the fourth consecutive period of double-digit growth.
WebOS Wrap Up
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
There has been both good news and bad news for WebOS fans this week. News has leaked that HP's Asian manufacturers are planning up to six new Palm devices which would all presumably run WebOS 2.0. Speaking of 2.0, if you like the PalmOS 5.x emulator, or MotionApps Classic, they aren't supporting WebOS beyond 1.x. Oh yeah. HP has unveiled a new logo for its mobile platform.
Global CIO: Can HP's CEO Survive? The Board Talks It Over
Commentary  |  10/28/2010
Secret surveillance reveals the HP board's contentious conversation about their legally embattled CEO, whose troubles might be only just beginning.
Amazon Intros Kindle App For Windows Phone 7
News  |  10/28/2010
The e-reader application for Microsoft's new mobile OS includes features not yet available on other Kindle software.
Microsoft Synchs Azure With SQL Server
News  |  10/28/2010
SQL Azure in the cloud now synchronizes tables or entire databases with SQL Server on premises, removing a developer headache.
How To Break Free From Tier 1 SAN Vendors
Features  |  10/28/2010
Google and a bevy of large enterprises and cloud providers have broken the stranglehold of big enterprise storage vendors using virtualization. You can, too.
SAP Admitting Infringement In Oracle Case
News  |  10/28/2010
The admission means SAP will likely be liable for big damages--and possible further investigation--in the suit filed against it by Oracle, which alleged that the SAP-acquired TomorrowNow operation improperly accessed Oracle code.
APM Deployment Options
Features  |  10/28/2010
Application agents and synthetic transaction monitoring are among the choices available.
How To Break Free From Tier 1 SAN Vendors
Features  |  10/28/2010
Google and a bevy of large enterprises and cloud providers have broken the stranglehold of big enterprise storage vendors using virtualization. You can, too.
Really Simple Systems Rolls Free CRM
News  |  10/28/2010
Web-based customer relationship management system is free for two users and up to 100 accounts.
Verizon Maps Out 4G LTE In West Virginia
News  |  10/28/2010
Sen. Rockefeller hails Verizon decision to deploy in West Virginia, where Charleston leads rollout schedule.
IBM Cognos 10 Impresses at IoD
Commentary  |  10/28/2010
I was at IBM's Information on Demand (IoD) and Cognos Business Analytics Forum this week in Las Vegas where Cognos launched its next-generation BI platform: IBM Cognos 10. Some of the improvements put the vendor in a stronger competitive position, but new collaboration features have the potential to be a significant competitive differentiator...
San Francisco Mayor Proposes Data Transparency Law
News  |  10/28/2010
Gavin Newsom's DataSF.org online repository has spurred developers to build more than 50 new applications providing online services for city residents.
Location Data: More Valuable, Easier To Access
Features  |  10/28/2010
Location data is more important, and available, than ever, thanks to GPS-enabled smartphones.
Location Data: More Valuable, Easier To Access
Features  |  10/28/2010
Location data is more important, and available, than ever, thanks to GPS-enabled smartphones.
Practical Analysis:How Much 'Cloud' Do You Really Want?
Commentary  |  10/28/2010
Whether or not you call it cloud computing, the ground is being laid for a more manageable and responsive data center.
Silverlight's Validation Fix
Features  |  10/28/2010
Latest version offers a better way to check data accuracy By Dan Wahlin
What Developers Think
Features  |  10/28/2010
Our survey reveals use trends that IT should watch
Q and A: Why Coders Write Open Source
Features  |  10/28/2010
Jeffrey Hammond is an analyst at Forrester Research, where he focuses on software development tools and techniques.
Motorola Dials Up Enterprise Mobile Device Management Platform
News  |  10/28/2010
Mobile Services Platform 3 Control Edition adds device location tracking and battery life monitoring for Windows Mobile, Apple iPhone, and Android handsets.
Motorola Rides Android To Profitability
News  |  10/28/2010
Third-quarter financials boasted the mobile unit's first profit in three years, spurred by sales of its smartphones.
Google Updates iPhone Gmail Once Again
Commentary  |  10/28/2010
Google rolled out a small update to the Safari-based Gmail Web app for the iPhone.
British Parliament Blasts Google Over Street View Breaches
News  |  10/28/2010
Official calls U.K. information commission investigation into violations "lily-livered," demands deeper protection of individual privacy.
Firefox 4 Delayed
News  |  10/28/2010
Mozilla will push the release to early 2011 to complete remaining work on the open source browser.
Opera Debuts Native Symbian Browser
Commentary  |  10/28/2010
Opera Software made a new version of Opera Mini available to the Symbian platform. Opera Mini 5.1 is significant because it is a native -- and not a Java -- application.
Browsers Preferred Over Apps For Many Tasks
Commentary  |  10/28/2010
Apple has over 300,000 apps, Google over 100,000 and after just one week, Microsoft over 1,000 in its store, yet users often prefer browsers for getting some of the most common things done on their smartphone.
Global CIO: President Obama's Dangerous Campaign Against Outsourcing
Commentary  |  10/27/2010
For every U.S. job outsourcing displaces, it creates two new ones—so why is the White House so intent on demonizing outsourcing?
The Privacy Discussion Is Heating Up
Commentary  |  10/27/2010
Internet privacy issues are getting more and more attention. Frankly, I think we're getting past the point where the only big risk is loss of liberty. More and more, the risk of an excessive backlash is upon us as well...
In Green Move Emerson Unveils Fanless Rack Cooling
Commentary  |  10/27/2010
Chilled cooler plates reportedly prevent any heat from escaping the rack cabinet, eliminating the need for both server fans and room cooling fans.
GE, UPMC Announce Digital Pathology Breakthrough
Commentary  |  10/27/2010
Testing of a digital pathology system that could speed up patient diagnoses developed by a GE and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center joint venture, has begun.
Intel Spearheads Open Data Alliance For Cloud Users
News  |  10/27/2010
Defining cloud services, setting 2011 roadmap and prompting broader adoption are goals of 70-member group.
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