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Google's Postini May Shape Wave Security
News  |  9/30/2009
Two years after being acquired by Google, Postini is looking to extend its messaging management tools to other Google services.
Personalized Health Project Integrates E-Medical Data, DNA
News  |  9/30/2009
The Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaboration platform will be used to develop treatments tailored to patients' genetic and other health-related profile.
TSA Awards $493 Million Contract To CSC
News  |  9/30/2009
The Transportation Security Administration has replaced Unisys with Computer Sciences Corporation as its primary managed services provider.
Global CIO: Accenture Should Start Buying—Here's A Shopping List
Commentary  |  9/30/2009
Where is it written that IT services companies have to sit back and wait to be acquired by IT product companies? Accenture has the power to reverse that trend and offer new value to CIOs.
IBM In Canadian E-Health Deal
News  |  9/30/2009
Big Blue will create a database to store millions of digitized patient records.
Microsoft Open Source Advocate Joins Startup
News  |  9/29/2009
Sam Ramji, former head of Microsoft's Open Source Labs is now VP of strategy at Sonoa Systems, a startup focused on a key measure of how the Web 2.0 will operate.
Bank Drops Google Suit Over Errant Gmail
News  |  9/29/2009
After obtaining information about the Gmail account holder who accidentally received confidential information, Rocky Mountain Bank and Google have agreed to end the bank's lawsuit.
Federal Contracting Databases Prone To Errors
News  |  9/29/2009
The GSA will award a contract in October to re-architect databases rife with inaccuracies, duplications, and poor system capabilities.
IBM Preparing Self-Service Software Infrastructure
Commentary  |  9/29/2009
IBM has been investing in cloud computing for several years, although Willy Chiu, VP of IBM Cloud Labs, acknowledges it may be difficult for those outside IBM to develop a picture of what its cloud initiative will finally look like.
New York Health System Launches $400M EMR Program
News  |  9/29/2009
Major hospital network plans to deploy one of the largest electronic medical record initiatives in the nation.
Dell's Sleek, Innovative New Lattitude Z Laptop Heralds "Consumerization" Of Business Technology
Features  |  9/28/2009
The Lattitude Z packs unique features -- wireless docking and charging, hardware-enhanced instant access to e-mail and other key programs -- into a thin and light case clearly designed to impress the person in the next Business-Class seat.
Xerox Shares Plunge On ACS Deal
News  |  9/28/2009
Worries about debt and integration issues cast pall over merger agreement.
FCC Seeks Comment On Spectrum Needs
News  |  9/28/2009
As more consumers use devices like the iPhone for mobile Internet services, the FCC is asking if there is enough licensed spectrum to handle it in the future.
Mac Security A Myth? Really?
Commentary  |  9/28/2009
As the launch date for Windows 7 approaches, more and more articles about flaws in Mac security are hitting the Web. Should Mac-based businesses be worried?
Feds Refresh Stimulus Tracking Site
News  |  9/28/2009
Recovery.gov now includes better mapping and navigation and more data, but roadblocks to a smooth launch remain.
Xerox In $6.4 Billion ACS Buy
News  |  9/28/2009
Xerox will pay cash and stock to acquire IT and business process outsourcer Affiliated Computer Services.
AT&T Claims Google Voice Violates FCC Rules
News  |  9/25/2009
AT&T claims Google violates regulations by blocking calls to some rural communities.
Intuit's New QuickBooks 2010 Eases Installation, Improves Reporting
News  |  9/25/2009
The latest version of the popular small-business accounting software also speeds editing of multiple list entries and makes it easier to customize forms and reports. Plus: new links to services like document management and e-mail marketing.
Congress Mulls D Block Spectrum Fate
News  |  9/25/2009
Lawmakers are trying -- again-- to create a wireless public safety communications network on the D Block of the 700 MHz spectrum.
Congressman 'Crowdsources' Healthcare Bill
News  |  9/25/2009
Texas Republican John Culberson has posted the House healthcare bill online and invited constituents to annotate it using a Web 2.0 collaboration tool.
Down To Business: IT Pros: Don't Count On The Government
Commentary  |  9/24/2009
There are simply no federally orchestrated "solutions" when customers ultimately are dictating the terms of global commerce.
Secrecy Is A Stupid Way To Sell Software Security
Commentary  |  9/24/2009
It makes my day when someone out to "expose" the flaws in open-source software ends up doing exactly the opposite.
Nuclear Agency Network Falls Short Of Requirements
News  |  9/24/2009
An internal investigation at the National Nuclear Security Administration blames network delays and cost overruns on poor planning and project management.
Are Windows 7's R2 Server Ties A Blessing Or Curse?
Features  |  9/24/2009
Several key desktop features only work if paired with the upgraded server operating system.
What CIOs Think About Windows 7
Features  |  9/24/2009
Most are doing some testing, but many have no firm deployment plans.
Protecting Laptop Data: New bMighty How-To Guide
Commentary  |  9/23/2009
The data on your company's laptops may be your firm's most vulnerable asset. But the latest addition to bMighty's IT Management How-To Center can show you how managed laptop data-encryption and backup services can safeguard that data even if the laptop itself goes missing.
Coverity Reports Reduction In Code Defects
News  |  9/23/2009
The company started scanning open source code for reliability and integrity three years ago and has a Department of Homeland Security contract.
Credit-Card Processing Options For SMBs
Features  |  9/23/2009
It's a fact that adding payment options boosts sales, whether online, in brick-and-mortar stores, or even remote locations. Resource Nation helps small businesses understand how to leverage their credit-card processing options to increase revenue and speed payment.
iPhone To Enter South Korea
News  |  9/23/2009
The country has long kept its mobile market closed in order to protect and improve LG Electronics and Samsung.
Net Neutrality Opposed By State Legislators
News  |  9/23/2009
The American Legislative Exchange Council asserts that regulating wireless and wired carriers in the same manner is "likely unconstitutional."
FCC Head Net Neutrality Remarks Spark Reaction
News  |  9/22/2009
The Federal Communications Commission Chair's suggestion that consumer protections applying to wired networks be extended to wireless networks elicits swift pushback.
Oracle To Offer SaaS To Midsize Customers
News  |  9/22/2009
Mid-market software-as-a-service will include the option of subscription-based pricing, the software company said.
Lab To Market Cloud-Based E-Health Record System
News  |  9/22/2009
Practice Fusion's electronic health record system will be available free to BioReference Lab's 15,000 affiliated physicians.
Microsoft Acquires Midmarket ERP Products
News  |  9/22/2009
The software giant wants to pick up divisional business from large companies standardized on Oracle or SAP ERP.
Obama Promotes National Innovation Strategy
News  |  9/22/2009
The president unveils a three-pronged plan to spur technology and business innovation in the United States.
Lawsuit Tied To Bank Gmail Error Can't Be Secret, Judge Says
News  |  9/21/2009
A lawsuit seeking to identify a Gmail user who accidentally received confidential bank information must proceed in public.
Intel Antitrust Allegations Detailed
News  |  9/21/2009
The European Commission released specifics on deals Intel allegedly made with Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and NEC that resulted in a record $1.45 billion fine.
Dell's Acquisition Of Perot Helps Healthcare Push
Commentary  |  9/21/2009
Dell's $3.9 billion acquisition of Perot Systems will help fortify Dell's pursuit of new customers in the healthcare industry, a sector that's been getting a lot of attention from Dell--and its competitors--in recent months.
FCC Chair's Net Neutrality Position Picks Up Support
News  |  9/21/2009
The eventual approval of the free flow of Web content without blocking or slowing by broadband carriers or ISPs seems assured.
Apple Examines iPhone Battery Woes
News  |  9/21/2009
Users are complaining that the iPhone OS 3.1 software decreases battery life, hinders logging in to Exchange accounts, and causes random shutdowns.
Skype's Latest Litigation Targets Volpi
News  |  9/21/2009
Already locked in bitter litigation with eBay, Skype's founders have directed their latest lawsuit against former Skype director and partner, Mike Volpi.
Dell To Buy Perot Systems For $3.9 Billion
News  |  9/21/2009
Deal would make PC manufacturer an instant player in lucrative tech services market.
FCC Chair Preps Net Neutrality Speech
News  |  9/18/2009
Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is expected to support rules that would prevent carriers from interfering with traffic on their networks.
Why Are Software Updates Such A Pain In The Butt?
Commentary  |  9/18/2009
Some recent Mozilla stats go a long way towards explaining a major problem with desktop software security. But maybe they don't go far enough.
Firefox Security Warnings About Flash Get Results
News  |  9/17/2009
By warning users that they're using out-of-date plug-ins, Mozilla's Firefox is helping to immunize the online community from malware contagion.
Microsoft-Yahoo Deal Draws Antitrust Scrutiny
News  |  9/17/2009
Officials hold informal talks with Redmond on search partnership.
Invoice Factoring: Smart Financing or Risky Business?
Features  |  9/16/2009
Invoice "factoring" can get you paid fast, but it also poses special risks. Here's what you need to know to keep from getting burned when selling your unpaid invoices.
Google Plans Private Government Cloud
News  |  9/16/2009
As the government moves to adopt cloud computing and considers limited use of free consumer services, Google is trying to address lingering concerns about security and control in the cloud.
Google Tops Bing, Yahoo In Bug Battle
News  |  9/15/2009
A group of 1,100 software testers has rated Google the best search engine in terms of accuracy, speed, and relevance.
Google Chrome Update Adds Speed, Themes, HTML 5
News  |  9/15/2009
Browser Themes, faster JavaScript performance, and HTML 5 support can be found in the new stable release of Google Chrome.
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