Google Demotes Crummy Content
About 12% of Web sites have become significantly less visible in Google search results sought by U.S. users due to their low-quality content.
China Blocks LinkedIn
The business social media site is the latest to be barred by the government, although partial access seems to have been restored.
SMBs Stymied By Virtualization Backup
Virtual environments may cause disaster recovery headaches for smaller companies if not handled with same urgency as physical systems, says Acronis.
Apple Updates MacBook Pro Laptops
Intel's high-speed Thunderbolt technology and second-generation Core processors, along with faster graphics cards and high-def FaceTime Webcams, are among the upgrades.
SMB Cloud Market Worth $8.6 Billion
Hosted infrastructure and services for U.S. smaller companies have an additional $13 billion of room to grow, according to a Parallels report.
CHIME Recommends Waiting On Meaningful Use Stage 2
While the government wants to implement Stage 2 Electronic Health Records and MU quickly, it shouldn't move forward until a third of eligible hospitals and providers have demonstrated progress under Stage 1, said the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Health IT Execs To Boost Spending In 2011
Qualifying for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive funds is driving most hospital CIOs to increase their budgets and staff, found HIMSS survey.
Openbravo Launches Open Source ERP For SMBs
The Spanish company is entering the U.S. market with Web-based software to help smaller companies make use of an enterprise resource planning system that reduces implementation time and provides long-term flexibility.
Lenovo Unveils Sandy Bridge ThinkPads
The six business PCs feature longer battery life, improved performance management, video and voice calling features, and Intel's second-generation Core processors.
Telework Tops 5% Among Federal Employees
Nearly 14,000 government workers are now teleworking, a trend that should be bolstered by the recent signing of the Telework Enhancement Act, reports an OMB study.
Software Patent Proponents Win Debate
The Churchill Club in Silicon Valley was the site of an event weighing the protective benefits of software patents versus their stifling influence on innovation; most attendees sided with the protectionists.
Promise Adds SMB Storage Devices
RAID manufacturer steps up to small business market with two NAS units targeted to companies dissatisfied with consumer or SOHO options.
Open Government May Do More Harm Than Good
A Congressional Research Service report suggests that the expense, information security risks, and workflow disruption may not make the Obama administration's transparency directive worthwhile.
The $1 Trillion Federal IT Challenge
The CEOs of IBM, Dell, and other tech companies say the U.S. government can reap huge savings from IT-driven initiatives, but their ambitious plan has virtually no chance of success.