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PDF News: Acrobat Security Update, New Foxit Reader
Commentary  |  6/30/2010
Adobe has released "critical" updates for its Acrobat and Adobe Reader products, while Foxit has added new features in an upgrade to its own PDF Reader.
Google News Gets Personal
News  |  6/30/2010
A redesign of Google's news aggregation site emphasizes personalization, discovery, and sharing.
YouTube Stumbles Into Flash Gaming
News  |  6/30/2010
Amid the flowering of Google's strategic relationship with Adobe, a Flash-based game has appeared and disappeared on YouTube.
Summer Worker Security
Commentary  |  6/30/2010
Temporary and summer workers offer the chance to increase production -- and increase your security risks. But taking on summer help also offers the opportunity to review, refresh and enhance your security policies and practices.
Study: Windows 7 Halves SMB Support Costs
News  |  6/30/2010
Automation and security tools built into Microsoft's newest operating system mean fewer headaches for IT staffs and less downtime for users, IDC says.
DISA Readies $5 Billion RFP Bundle
News  |  6/30/2010
A raft of request for proposals will address Defense Information Systems Agency projects in provisioning, net operations, net assurance, and network maintenance.
DoD Updates Open Government Plan
News  |  6/29/2010
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
Cisco Crafts Android-Based Enterprise Tablet
News  |  6/29/2010
The mobile collaboration tool is targeted at businesses, so it's not seen as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad.
HTML5 Isn't Ready For Primetime, YouTube Says
News  |  6/29/2010
Flash offers video streaming capabilities that HTML5 just can't match yet.
Healthcare CIOs Worried About Achieving Meaningful Use
News  |  6/29/2010
Reporting requirements and uncertainty around the meaningful use criteria raise concerns with 80% of healthcare CIOs according to survey findings.
Space Policy To Boost Tech Investment
News  |  6/29/2010
Obama administration wants the U.S. to lead the world in space science and technology, while urging international, public-private cooperation.
Connecticut Launches Emergency Alert System
News  |  6/28/2010
The first statewide comprehensive system of its kind in the U.S. allows residents to with emergency officials via a variety of electronic devices.
OMB Ends Cookie Ban
News  |  6/28/2010
An updated privacy policy for federal websites allows limited use of cookies, but limits tracking on non-government sites.
Siemens Taps Glaser To Lead Global Healthcare IT
News  |  6/28/2010
A former advisor to health IT czar Blumenthal and longtime Partners Healthcare CIO John Glaser will be CEO of Siemens Health Services Business Unit.
White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending
News  |  6/28/2010
The Office of Management and Budget is conducting a detailed review of high-risk IT projects and placing a temporary pause on billions allocated annually to financial systems.
Resistance To EHRs May Widen Healthcare Disparities
News  |  6/28/2010
Small medical practices serving Medicaid patients have been reluctant to adopt electronic health records because they're already overwhelmed with providing medical services.
China Electric Company Enters Triple Play Fray
News  |  6/28/2010
State Grid will launch fiber to the home trials of converged phone, TV, and Internet services.
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
News  |  6/25/2010
The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
OMB Launches Payment-Accountability Site
News  |  6/25/2010
Move supports the Obama administration's goal to stop improper payments made by federal agencies.
Mobility To Lead Health IT Innovation
News  |  6/25/2010
Government stimulus funds will help, but not quickly cure, the lag in health IT adoption caused by years of failure to invest in new technology.
Why IT Must Get Back Into Growth Mode
Features  |  6/24/2010
Our research shows a clear uptick in growth-oriented IT projects. But after all the cost-cutting, CIOs must prove they left enough muscle to once again drive revenue and innovation.
Public Skeptical Of Government Transparency Plans
News  |  6/24/2010
The federal agency commitment to implementing the Open Government Directive is questioned by a majority of Americans according to survey results.
Why IT Must Get Back Into Growth Mode
Features  |  6/24/2010
Our research shows a clear uptick in growth-oriented IT projects. But after all the cost-cutting, CIOs must prove they left enough muscle to once again drive revenue and innovation.
Microsoft IE9 Platform Preview 3 Screams
News  |  6/24/2010
The latest preview of Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser surpasses Chrome and Firefox in some demos, thanks to hardware acceleration.
The Ultimate In Mobile Storage Security
Commentary  |  6/24/2010
Mobile storage is a double-edged sword. Most small businesses can't work without the ability to take sensitive customer data outside the office from time to time.
Workplace Social Network, Personal Device Use Gaining
News  |  6/24/2010
Enterprises are increasingly allowing employees to access unsupported applications and devices over their networks, in spite of the security risks, according to a Cisco study.
Global CIO: Will Social Media Kill The CIO?
Commentary  |  6/24/2010
As more employees blatantly flaunt IT policies, CIOs are getting crushed between security mandates and social's unstoppable momentum.
Image Gallery: 2010 Global CIOs
Slideshows  |  6/23/2010
See how 10 world IT leaders are driving change and growth.
Developers Bet On Apple Now, Google Later
News  |  6/23/2010
Apple's devices may present the greatest promise for developers today, but app makers see Google's Android platform becoming more significant in the future.
Health IT Boot Camp To Accelerate Professional Certification
News  |  6/23/2010
The five-day crash course in health IT and e-medical records can lead to professional certification for IT pros and clinicians.
Proposals Sought For Intelligence Gathering Technologies
News  |  6/23/2010
Research group plans to award several contracts for innovations that can revolutionize how intelligence is collected.
Microsoft Sharpens Bing Entertainment Searches
News  |  6/23/2010
Bing is changing the way it handles searches for music and video to make itself more of a destination.
White House Battles Trademark, Copyright Infringement
News  |  6/23/2010
Obama administration aims to stop intellectual property violators with a multi-agency, international initiative.
Survey: SMBs Most Worried About Data Loss
Commentary  |  6/22/2010
According to a new survey by Symantec, small and midsize businesses worldwide are worried about data loss and cyberattacks more than other threats, and most plan to do something about it.
Federal IT Spending To Reach $112 Billion
News  |  6/22/2010
More than five percent growth is predicted for Federal IT spending spurred by the Obama's administration cost-saving and transparency goals.
Mayo Clinic, University Of Illinois Announce Research Alliance
News  |  6/22/2010
The collaboration will focus on technology-based healthcare, individualized medicine, telehealth and point-of-care clinical tools.
Q&A: Dr. Steven Waldren On What's At Risk With E-Health Records
News  |  6/22/2010
It's time for doctors to move on EHRs or get left behind, says head of American Academy of Family Physicians health information group.
Guerra On Healthcare: Father's Day Lessons On CPOE
News  |  6/22/2010
Understand physicians and you understand the abysmal computerized physician order entry adoption rates.
FCC Meets With Broadband Providers Over Regulation
News  |  6/22/2010
Public interest groups object to being excluded from talks about giving government authority over high-speed Internet lines.
Printers, Copiers And Other Unexpected Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  6/22/2010
When's the last time you updated and patched your printer's firmware -- if you ever have. Yet networked printers, copiers and other common workplace devices, including UPS backups and security cameras, can contain vulnerabilities that can put your business at risk.
China's 'Internet Of Things' Overblown, Says Exec
News  |  6/22/2010
The interconnected network of everyday objects is a hot topic among government officials, but realization is decades away.
Apple To Share User Location Data
Commentary  |  6/22/2010
Apple's updated privacy policy alerts users that the company will share their real-time location information with third-party companies
Healthcare Taking Computing To The Cloud
News  |  6/21/2010
Cost, scalablity, and flexibility are reasons healthcare organizations are looking to move applications onto cloud computing models, says report.
Verizon Wireless Considering Tiered Pricing
News  |  6/21/2010
Following AT&T's change from an unlimited data plan to a tiered pricing model, Verizon Wireless is contemplating doing away with flat-rate data pricing.
FAA Not Ready For Air Traffic Upgrade
News  |  6/21/2010
An inspector general says that the Federal Aviation Administration needs to do more planning before jumping in on its major NextGen upgrade.
HHS Establishes EHR Certification Program
News  |  6/21/2010
The temporary certification will let healthcare organizations qualify their electronic health record systems and receive incentive payments through the Department of Health and Human Services.
Five Steps To Managing Mobile Devices
Features  |  6/18/2010
Mobile phones are here to stay and they're growing more powerful by the day. Follow these steps to gain the upper hand before employee's mobile devices take over your businesses and put it at risk.
Acer Updates Aspire One Laptops
News  |  6/18/2010
AMD chips power all four lightweight laptops introduced by Acer; the pair with Atom processors have a claimed eight-hour battery life and the pair with Athlon II Neo processors top six hours.
California IT Security Chief Resigns
News  |  6/18/2010
Mark Weatherford, the second top manager in California's IT department to depart in the last two months, is leaving for an electric power industry group.
Superhighway To Hell
Commentary  |  6/18/2010
Internet Evolution founder Stephen Saunders believes everything you think you know about the future of the Internet is wrong. Read why, and join our discussion by leaving a comment at the bottom of his open letter to readers.
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