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Intel Develops 50 Gbps Transfer Technology
News  |  4/29/2011
Silicon Photonics Link technology is expected to provide higher speeds than DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, and USB 3.0.
Can Consumer Tech And Security Co-Exist?
Commentary  |  4/29/2011
It's an incredibly exciting time to be in IT. And that's part of the problem.
Nvidia Adapts SLI Technology For AMD Chips
News  |  4/29/2011
Computer motherboard makers can use Nvidia's SLI technology to boost graphics processing on systems that use AMD's upcoming FX-series processors.
12 Hot Mobile Medical Apps
Slideshows  |  4/29/2011
Mobile medicine is everywhere. There's the iPhone app that lets you cut away images of muscle layers to see what lies beneath, an e-health record system for the iPad, and a smartphone-based blood pressure monitor. Here are a dozen innovative ones.
Post Mortem: When Amazon's Cloud Turned On Itself
Commentary  |  4/29/2011
For the cloud to be a permanent platform for enterprise computing, it can't be an environment where both computing and errors just occur on a larger scale.
ACO Rules Limit Patient Telehealth Options
News  |  4/29/2011
American Telemedicine Association wants HHS to waive five Medicare restrictions on telehealth payments.
Guerra on Healthcare: MU Debate On Lab Reporting
Commentary  |  4/29/2011
Some members of the Meaningful Use Workgroup question the need for office labs to keep public health agencies in the loop on diseases and lab data.
Microsoft Sees Business PC Sales Up 9%
News  |  4/29/2011
The need to replace aging machines and upgrade to Windows 7 drives uptick in corporate market.
Program Links Hospital Labs To Public Health Agencies
News  |  4/29/2011
The Lab Interoperability Cooperative program is designed to help public health officials act more rapidly and efficiently to control disease.
Congress To Question White House On Digital Communications
News  |  4/29/2011
A House committee will consider whether social-networking communications of White House staffers should be preserved according to the Presidential Records Act of 1978.
Motorola Ships 250,000 Xooms, Delays LTE Products
Commentary  |  4/29/2011
Motorola Mobility reported a first quarter loss of $81 million on revenue of $3.0 billion, an improvement from a year ago when it lost $212 million.
Feds Aim To Improve IT Management Skills
News  |  4/29/2011
Officials have established a CIO best practices forum and program governance boards to comply with a 25-point IT reform plan.
Feds Seek IT Ideas From Private Sector
Commentary  |  4/29/2011
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has called a meeting with business CIOs to identify emerging tech trends, with a goal of helping federal agencies begin planning now for what comes next.
RIM's Reduced Forecast Darkens Outlook
Commentary  |  4/29/2011
Research In Motion predicted it will sell fewer devices than previously thought because it has failed to update its aging line of high-end BlackBerry smartphones.
M/A-COM Acquires Optomai To Boost Fiber Optic Business
News  |  4/29/2011
Fabless semiconductor company Optomai targets the high-speed optical market to resolve power consumption, cost, and size issues faced by 40-Gbps and 100-Gbps systems.
Phones Are Getting Thinner, Heavier, Larger
Commentary  |  4/29/2011
For a while, it seemed cellphone makers' goal was to build the smallest usable device, but smartphones with touchscreens have reversed that trend--though thin is still in.
Filemaker Eyes Mobile SMBs With Go Updates
News  |  4/28/2011
iPhone and iPad versions of the popular desktop database software target users frustrated by a lack of mature business apps and those lacking development resources to build applications themselves.
IBM Tutors Yale Students On Social Media Analytics
News  |  4/28/2011
Cognos Consumer Insight business intelligence and analytic tools used by Yale MBA candidates to seek insight and identify evolving topics.
PepsiCo Debuts Social Vending Machine
News  |  4/28/2011
The beverage giant sees a new way to connect with customers.
Filemaker Go 1.2 Expands iOS Feature Set
Slideshows  |  4/28/2011
The latest version of Filemaker Go--the database software provider's iOS-based mobile application for business users--adds charts and graphs, digital signature capture, enhanced PDF tools, and wireless printing while allowing users to develop custom applications for the iPhone or iPad without heavy-duty development work.
Mobile Security, The Way Forward
Commentary  |  4/28/2011
Our newest Tech Center is your one-stop shop for news, analysis, and commentary on the nexus of mobile computing and cyber threats.
GSA Prepares $2.5 Billion Cloud Procurement
News  |  4/28/2011
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra said federal agencies will use the cloud to consolidate 950,000 email boxes now sitting on 100 different systems.
Appsbar Helps SMBs Build Mobile Apps
News  |  4/28/2011
Businesses can build Apple iOS and Android mobile applications with the free service without needed development expertise.
Electronic Patient Consent System Planned
News  |  4/28/2011
Given the public's concerns about online privacy and ID theft, ONC is launching a pilot project that will build trust in data exchange.
Google Chrome 11 Kills Bugs, Adds Speech Input
News  |  4/28/2011
The company paid out a record $16,500 in rewards to security researchers who helped to eliminate more than two dozen bugs.
Motorola Xoom To Get Software Update
News  |  4/28/2011
Verizon Wireless has begun revealing details of the first major software update for Android 3.0 Honeycomb running on the Motorola Xoom tablet.
IT Support Of Healthcare Quality Key To Reform
News  |  4/28/2011
Philip Bredesen, former Tennessee governor and national e-health alliance co-chair, remains frustrated with the slow pace of change in the industry.
Five Things To Expect From RIM's BlackBerry World
Commentary  |  4/28/2011
New BlackBerrys, a revised BlackBerry OS, and info on the PlayBook's first two weeks of life will highlight Research In Motion's annual developer and partner event in Orlando next week.
Air Force CIO Outlines $1.2 Billion Savings Plan
News  |  4/28/2011
CIO William Lord said the Air Force can save money through network optimization, data center consolidation, identity access management, enterprise email, and other efforts.
Does Vermont Prescriber ID Law Violate Free Speech?
Commentary  |  4/28/2011
The Supreme Court might not even be hearing the case if the state's ban on using a doctor's prescription records for marketing purposes were written as "opt-out" rather than "opt-in."
Can IT Really Nail A Complex Medical Diagnosis?
Commentary  |  4/28/2011
State-of-the-art clinical decision-support systems can sharpen a veteran physician’s reasoning skills, but they're far from perfect.
Are Cheap Android Phones A Good Deal?
News  |  4/28/2011
The Motorola Citrus or the LG Optimus may appeal to you because of the low price, but there are questions you should ask.
Vidyo, Massachusetts Hospital Partner On Telemedicine
News  |  4/27/2011
The Internet-based system gave Mass General's stroke center the secure, low-latency, high-definition, and interoperable videoconferencing platform it needed.
SETI Shutters Search For Alien Life
News  |  4/27/2011
Budget cuts force the Allen Telescope Array, which scans space for extraterrestrial life, into hibernation mode while SETI searches for other funding.
Obama Orders Federal Agencies To Upgrade Customer Service
News  |  4/27/2011
The Executive Order requires federal agencies to develop plans to leverage technology to improve their customer service capabilities.
Google Apps Tuned For SMBs
News  |  4/27/2011
Google has made some pricing and billing changes for those that use Google Apps.
Nokia Drops Symbian, Cuts 7,000 Jobs
News  |  4/27/2011
Accenture to assume maintenance of OS as Finnish phone maker transitions to Windows Phone 7.
How To Build A Modern Data Center
News  |  4/27/2011
Borrowing ideas from Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, Vantage is building three wholesale data centers in Santa Clara that focus on energy efficiency.
Google Sees Smartphones As Advertising Goldmine
Commentary  |  4/27/2011
Smartphones are used by consumers when they are shopping to help make buying decisions, according to a Google survey.
Military Deploys Two Smartphone Apps
News  |  4/27/2011
The Army and DOD are providing mobile device access to information about new munitions and a support network for wounded soldiers, veterans, and their families.
Mobile Video Chatting Needs To Grow Up
Commentary  |  4/27/2011
Apple, Google, Skype, and other tech vendors need to develop a standard or share their technology to ensure interoperability, which is the key to pushing video chatting into the mainstream.
Semiconductor Revenue Soars As Economy Recovers
News  |  4/27/2011
Intel, Samsung, and Toshiba benefited from the chip market's largest ever one-year rise in revenue, reported Gartner.
Windows Phone, Blackberry App Development Lags
Commentary  |  4/27/2011
With Android and iOS leading the market in applications, Microsoft and RIM are seeing comparatively tepid interest in third party development for their mobile platforms.
Dell Unveils Specialized Workstations
News  |  4/26/2011
Intel's Core i5, i7, and i7 Extreme Edition are among the options offered on the Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 laptop computers, and the Dell Precision R5500 rack workstation, which are designed for graphics-intensive computing.
Chicago HIE To Host 9.4 Million Healthcare Records
News  |  4/26/2011
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council will use Microsoft, CSC, and HealthUnity technology in what's planned to be the nation's largest metropolitan health information exchange.
HP Nixes Windows For New Tablets, Phones
News  |  4/26/2011
Tech giant turns to WebOS--and WebOS only--for new consumer and business devices.
Sony Intros Two Android Tablets
Commentary  |  4/26/2011
The S1 and S2, which will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, are Sony's unconventional and underwhelming entries into the tablet market.
Lawson Accepts Infor's $2 Billion Bid
News  |  4/26/2011
ERP provider will become number three vendor and Infor CEO Charles Phillips pledges aggressive investment and support.
SMBs Need Real Plans For Social Media
Commentary  |  4/26/2011
Without clearly defined goals for social media activities, small and midsize businesses risk chasing an elusive return on their investment in the technology.
Global CIO: Data Mining Faces The Supreme Court Test
Commentary  |  4/26/2011
A high court hearing raises a question critical to the number-crunching business world: How much should individuals be able to control the data companies have about them?
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