AT&T To Refresh GoPhone Plans
In advance of the Windows 7 Phone launch, the carrier will introduce new unlimited talk and text options or unlimited talk and text with metered data use on Oct. 3.
15 Green Tech Innovations
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
DoD Financial Systems $6.9 Billion Over Budget
As much as 12 years behind schedule, Pentagon officials blame the military's complexity and say that meeting Congressional audit requirements by 2017 will increase costs even further.
Global CIO: HP's $130-Billion Gamble
While HP's steeply calculated risk to hold its annual analysts' day without a CEO shows guts, it also lets IBM, Oracle, SAP, and Cisco to continue setting the IT agenda.
CA Technologies To Acquire Hyperformix
Beyond broadening the tools it offers to build and manage internal cloud environments, adding the capacity management software specialist should bolster CA's ability to manage virtualized environments.
SAS' Answer to Pervasive BI: Microsoft Outlook
I recently attended the SAS BI User Connect Conference to learn about new product capabilities. One of the improvements I was most excited about is a new version of the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office that offers tight integration with Outlook... SAS appears to be ahead of the market in leveraging Outlook as a way of making BI more pervasive...
HTC Merge Headed To Verizon
The CDMA version of the HTC Desire Z, known in the U.S. as the T-Mobile G2, may be joining the carrier's lineup based upon leaked photos and a model number.
IT Vendors Slow To Adopt Social Media
Amazon Consulting reports that only one-third of IT vendors are using social media as part of their marketing and partner communications strategies.
Sony Ericsson Drops Symbian
Google's Android OS has been the focus of new platform work, though the company will continue to support Symbian phones.
QuickBooks 2011 Now Available
Intuit's financial software adds features to save business owners and accountants time, including customer "snapshots," batch invoicing, new payment tools and mobile access.
Apple Dominates Tech Headlines
A study of mainstream news organizations' technology coverage shows enthusiasm for Apple and a focus on positive stories slightly more often than negative ones.
Sociable BI: Could 'Tableau' Become a Verb?
Tableau visual data-analysis software embodies sociable BI, business intelligence that prizes accessibility, ease-of-use, and power, with a strong measure of collaboration and sharing, per Tableau Software's "Business Analytics For All" tag line. Does that mean that "Soon we'll say that we 'tableau' data the way we now say we 'google' for information"?
Toad Database Tool Gets Eclipse Extension
Bridging between Oracle and other relational database systems and frequently used NoSQL systems, Quest has undertaken a two-pronged approach to enlarging Toad's role in building database apps.