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Oracle Unveils 5TB Tape Drive
News  |  1/31/2011
The StorageTek T10000C is built for the SL8500 Modular Library System, which can be expanded to 1 exabyte of storage for archiving and backup.
Global CIO: HP Calls Out Apple In CEO's Quest To Be Coolest Of All
Commentary  |  1/31/2011
New CEO Leo Apotheker finally talks about HP's future but says nothing about the enterprise. Instead, he says HP will out-cool Apple. Word up.
Guerra On Healthcare: Will Congress Cut HITECH?
Commentary  |  1/31/2011
As legislators look to reduce federal spending, funding for electronic health records looks to be right in their crosshairs -- and maybe that's not so bad.
Samsung Backtracks On Tablet Sales, iPad Loses Share
Commentary  |  1/31/2011
When pressed for answers, a Samsung executive admitted that the number of consumers who've actually purchased the Galaxy Tab is "quite small."
Intel Discloses Flaw In Sandy Bridge Chipset
News  |  1/31/2011
Fixing the 6 Series chipset design error will cause a $300 million revenue drop in the first quarter, said the company.
EHR Studies Need Another Look Post-Meaningful Use
Commentary  |  1/31/2011
Recent studies concluding that electronic health records fail to boost patient care need a follow-up visit.
IBM Takes Social Business Mobile
News  |  1/31/2011
Lotus-integrated social features for the Apple iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and Nokia devices were unveiled at Big Blue's Lotusphere event in Orlando.
IBM Tapped For NYC Data-Center Consolidation
News  |  1/31/2011
Big Blue will build a cloud computing infrastructure to merge IT operations for 14 New York City agencies.
Healthcare Software Venture Funding Jumps 19%
News  |  1/31/2011
The gain in 2010 was driven by the increased market for digitized medical records and other health IT services, reported Dow Jones VentureSource.
Android Steals Top Smartphone Spot From Symbian
News  |  1/31/2011
Nokia was ousted from atop the smartphone platform leader board after a nearly ten-year stay as Android led sales in fourth quarter of 2010, according to Canalys data.
Mobile Devices To Surpass PCs In 2011
Commentary  |  1/31/2011
It was inevitable that this time would come. Mobile phones have long since surpassed PC purchases but 2011 will be the first year that internet connected devices, not merely dumb phones, will surpass sales of full sized computers.
Global CIO: The Software Revolution: Can SAP Light The Fuse?
Commentary  |  1/30/2011
Three emerging technologies have sparked a new generation of incredibly fast enterprise apps with huge disruptive potential—and SAP plans to lead this revolution.
The Environment Starts With You
Commentary  |  1/28/2011
Misuse of computers can hurt the most important part of your personal environment: your body.
VA Seeks To Modernize VistA EHR System
News  |  1/28/2011
The department plans to use open-source technologies to help refurbish its massive, decades-old system for electronic health records.
Half Of Mobile Ads Clicked By Mistake
News  |  1/28/2011
Forget about click fraud; finger fumbling may be wasting a much larger portion of ad spending.
DHS Elevates Social Networking In Terror Alert System
News  |  1/28/2011
Facebook, Twitter, and Homeland Security's Web site gain importance in the agency's replacement for the color-coded communications system used since the 9/11 attacks.
So Many Electronic Health Record Choices
Features  |  1/28/2011
Need help sorting one EHR vendor's pitch from the next? Seven vendors responded to our RFI--here's how they compare and what to ask before you buy.
HHS Adds $80 Million For Health IT Grants
News  |  1/28/2011
Funding will be divided among Regional Extension Centers, health information exchanges, and workforce training initiatives, said the Office of the National Coordinator.
So Many Electronic Health Record Choices
Features  |  1/28/2011
Need help sorting one EHR vendor's pitch from the next? Seven vendors responded to our RFI--here's how they compare and what to ask before you buy.
Lessons Learned From The Largest Civilian EHR System
Commentary  |  1/28/2011
Implementation can costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, so it's critical to make wise decisions.
For Doctors, EHR Adoption Isn't A Spectator Sport
Commentary  |  1/28/2011
Selecting and adopting an electronic health records system is critical to the health of a physician's practice.
How 7 Vendors Of EHR Systems Measure Up
Features  |  1/28/2011
Distinctions among the systems are found in their advanced capabilities.
CodeWeavers Unmasks Windows Impersonator For Mac, Linux
News  |  1/28/2011
CrossOver software lets users run apps on PCs "without paying a dime to Microsoft," said the firm.
Samsung Sells 2 Million Tablets
Commentary  |  1/28/2011
Samsung says sales of its Galaxy Tab Android tablet have surpassed the two million mark after three months. Can it maintain that pace?
LinkedIn IPO Valuation Projected To Be $2 Billion
News  |  1/28/2011
The professional social networking site nearly quadrupled revenue from 2007 to 2009, but expects a slowdown in 2011 as it invests for growth, according to the company’s SEC filing.
Top 5 Handset Makers Of 2010 Ranked
News  |  1/28/2011
Nokia, Samsung, and LG remain firmly entrenched atop the market share rankings, but innovation and the crucial smartphone segment will determine the rest of the pecking order in 2011, according to IDC.
Microsoft Embraces Jailbreakers
Commentary  |  1/28/2011
Microsoft's history has involved a bit of heavy-handedness against those that have tried to hack or jailbreak their systems. That seems to be changing with Windows Phone 7 and the Kinect motion sensor for the Xbox 360.
Lenovo, NEC Announce PC Joint Venture
News  |  1/27/2011
Boosting share in the Japanese computer market is the goal of the alliance, which was announced the same day NEC reported a threefold increase net losses.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Will Need A Time Machine To Catch Us, Says IBM
Commentary  |  1/27/2011
Ellison's vowed to remake Oracle in the fashion of circa-1960 IBM: a true systems company. But IBM says it's impossible for Ellison to overcome that 50-year head start.
Google-Backed 'Super Wi-Fi' Plan Gets FCC Approval
News  |  1/27/2011
The regulatory agency has granted Google and eight other companies a conditional role in the deployment of white spaces broadband.
12 Advances In Medical Robotics
Slideshows  |  1/27/2011
Robots play a critical -- and growing -- role in modern medicine, from training the next generation of doctors, dentists, and nurses, to comforting and protecting elderly patients in the early stages of dementia. Using robots, medical professionals can make smaller incisions for shorter surgeries, reducing hospital stays and improving patients' prognoses and saving costs. As robots become even smaller and developers continue to further integrate the devices with artificial intelligence, the medi
USDA To Fund 45 Rural Telemedicine Projects
News  |  1/27/2011
Agriculture Department grants program will also support network connectivity and distance learning technologies.
Verizon Bundles Google Apps For SMBs
News  |  1/27/2011
Deal continues trend of partnering with high-profile software companies to package business applications around its core voice and broadband products.
iPad Fuels 241% Growth In Apple's Market Share
News  |  1/27/2011
Analyst firm says Steve Jobs' company is now tied with Dell as the third largest PC maker—if the iPad is included.
The Dark Side Of Remote Printing?
Commentary  |  1/27/2011
Having a printer that can reach out to the Web means having a printer that a hacker can reach out to. Should SMBs lose sleep over this?
Motorola, Nokia Q4 Results Underscore Need For Innovation
Commentary  |  1/27/2011
Apple's iPhone has snagged market share from both handset makers, a movement that Verizon's addition of the smartphone is likely to exacerbate.
Wolfe's Den: Intel Inches Into Its Next Big Market
Commentary  |  1/27/2011
Diversifying beyond the PC, Intel's multi-billion dollar embedded computing push envisions Atom processors in millions of appliances, Smart TVs, and other connected devices.
Windows Phone 7's Big Update Not For January
Commentary  |  1/27/2011
A lot of sites, this one included, have been reporting since November that Microsoft was planning to release a big update for its new platform, including the much anticipated copy and paste feature. It is pretty obvious as this point that January will come and go with nary an update in sight.
Codec Wars: What About Mobile Devices And Content Sites
Commentary  |  1/26/2011
Last week I commented about Google's decision to eliminate support for the H.264 video codec standard from Chrome and while I initially focused on the implications for PC users, given the growing use of mobile browsers, I wondered if the ramifications could be even more significant for them. Well, on further reflection, I'm not too worried, at least yet.
KLAS Report Identifies Keys To Clinical Decision Support
News  |  1/26/2011
Almost 40% selected orders sets as the element of electronic clinical decision support with the greatest positive impact; evidence-based alerts and reference content also ranked high.
Mobile App Revenue To Top $15B This Year
News  |  1/26/2011
Worldwide revenue from mobile applications downloaded from online stores will reach $58 billion in three years, Gartner says.
Plantronics Unwraps New UC Products
Commentary  |  1/26/2011
Famed Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin highlights company's 50 year anniversary with new UC-ready handset, speakerphone and UC toolkit.
Global CIO: SAP Transformed: From Stuffy ERP To Real-Time iPad Analytics
Commentary  |  1/26/2011
Citing impressive across-the-board results, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott says new strategies and platforms will drive more growth in 2011.
Google's Android 3.0 SDK Preview Available
News  |  1/26/2011
A pre-release version of "Honeycomb" has been made available to Android developers.
New Tools To Help Hospitals Prevent, Spot Infections
News  |  1/26/2011
Web-based clinical data surveillance services from Pharmacy OneSource aim to help clinicians identify infections, adverse drug events, and other trouble sooner.
DARPA Eyes Thermal Sensors For Cell Phones
News  |  1/26/2011
The military research agency is soliciting bids to develop small, high-performance infrared cameras for personal handheld devices every soldier can use.
Mac Office 2011 Available For Free Trial
News  |  1/26/2011
Apple users can kick the tires for 30 days on new features like Outlook for Mac and Excel Sparklines before they decide to buy.
IBM To Build Massive China Cloud Data Centers
News  |  1/26/2011
The 6.2-million-square-foot campus near Beijing will include offices, call centers, restaurants, and living spaces, as well as at least seven enormous data centers.
Microsoft Ships 2M Windows Phone 7 Handsets
Commentary  |  1/26/2011
Microsoft claims handset manufacturer partners shipped two million Windows Phone 7 devices by the end of 2010, but it's unclear how many have been sold to end-users.
Intel Commits $100 Million To University Research
News  |  1/26/2011
The first of six university-based R&D centers, led by Stanford, will focus on visual computing in tablets, smartphones, and other consumer tech.
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