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Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Collaboration's Next 'Wave'
News  |  10/29/2010
At Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara, November 8-11, Calif., organizations offering insight into their social collaboration initiatives include Citibank, Wells Fargo, and the U.S. Department of State.
Signs Point To Amazon Data Center Expansion
News  |  10/29/2010
The e-retailer and cloud services vendor has reportedly purchased 10 acres in eastern Oregon to be used for an expanding data center footprint along the Columbia River.
First Impressions: Palm Pre 2 With WebOS 2.0
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
InformationWeek spent some time with the unreleased Palm Pre 2 running webOS 2.0. Is this the webOS sequel device for which we've been waiting?
First Impressions: BlackBerry Style 9670
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
Research In Motion's latest BlackBerry smartphone takes a cue from the feature phone with its flip form factor. Does this non-traditional smartphone still pack a punch?
Microsoft Synchs Azure With SQL Server
News  |  10/28/2010
SQL Azure in the cloud now synchronizes tables or entire databases with SQL Server on premises, removing a developer headache.
Verizon Maps Out 4G LTE In West Virginia
News  |  10/28/2010
Sen. Rockefeller hails Verizon decision to deploy in West Virginia, where Charleston leads rollout schedule.
Practical Analysis:How Much 'Cloud' Do You Really Want?
Commentary  |  10/28/2010
Whether or not you call it cloud computing, the ground is being laid for a more manageable and responsive data center.
Motorola Rides Android To Profitability
News  |  10/28/2010
Third-quarter financials boasted the mobile unit's first profit in three years, spurred by sales of its smartphones.
Opera Debuts Native Symbian Browser
Commentary  |  10/28/2010
Opera Software made a new version of Opera Mini available to the Symbian platform. Opera Mini 5.1 is significant because it is a native -- and not a Java -- application.
Now Can We Put the Cloud to Work?
Commentary  |  10/27/2010
Gartner has released its 2010 Hype Cycle Report, identifying those technologies it thinks have reached the "Peak of Inflated Expectations" as well as those languishing in the "Trough of Disillusionment." Cloud computing hype seems to have peaked, and that's a good thing.
Intel Spearheads Open Data Alliance For Cloud Users
News  |  10/27/2010
Defining cloud services, setting 2011 roadmap and prompting broader adoption are goals of 70-member group.
iPad Leads Tablets Into Workplace
News  |  10/27/2010
IT organizations have to prepare because the tablets are coming.
Lockheed Announces Turnkey Private Cloud For Public Agencies
News  |  10/27/2010
Starfire Mission Ready Cloud features self-service provisioning, automated security and built-in governance capabilities.
SAP Bullish Despite Third Quarter Shortfall
Commentary  |  10/27/2010
Executives slam Oracle while highlighting sales gains and growth prospects.
Apple Opens Online, App Store In China
News  |  10/27/2010
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps available for growing Chinese smartphone and PC markets.
Global CIO: Top 10 Most Influential Tech Vendors: The Second 10
Commentary  |  10/26/2010
As you check out #11 to #20, remember that it's all about influence, a criterion that triggers some surprises in who's on—and who's off—the list.
Barnes & Noble Introduces Color Nook
News  |  10/26/2010
The Apple iPad faces a challenge from the bookseller's color touch screen e-reader as a platform for books and periodicals, an industry analyst says.
Google Going Local With Place Search
News  |  10/26/2010
In recognition of the growing importance of local information, Google is offering search results organized around specific places.
Feds To Access Email From Cloud
News  |  10/26/2010
GSA to issue an RFQ for SaaS email services so that federal agencies eventually can leverage cloud computing.
Microsoft's Ray Ozzie Imagines Post-PC World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010
In a valedictory memo, Microsoft's departing chief software architect highlights his company's successes and its challenges as cloud services become more important.
New York As IT Center Of The World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010
The Big Apple's new licensing agreement with Microsoft is just one part of an ambitious IT strategy that includes data center consolidation and central management of policies and services.
Amazon Kindle Sets Sales Record
News  |  10/26/2010
On the eve of a "major announcement" from rival Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com said it has sold more e-readers this quarter than ever before.
Facebook 1.9 For BlackBerry Debuts Dedicated Message Inbox
Commentary  |  10/26/2010
Research In Motion has updated the beta of Facebook for BlackBerries to version 1.9. The most significant new feature is a dedicated inbox for Facebook messages.
Takai Named CIO Of Defense Department
News  |  10/25/2010
Only weeks after having the DOD nomination withdrawn, Takai resigns from her position as the state of California's top IT executive to go to the Pentagon.
Apple Planning Office Complex With Data Center
News  |  10/25/2010
The build site is located just across the street from Apple's new data center.
Sony Terminates Walkman
News  |  10/25/2010
The iconic cassette player will soon disappear from Japanese store shelves, marking the end of the one-time dominant music player.
Apple's Mac App Store Brings Changes, Worries
News  |  10/25/2010
Before it has even launched, the Mac App Store has prompted calls for competition.
Ericsson Q3 Profit Climbs Despite Component Shortages
News  |  10/25/2010
Mobile broadband deployment growing in North America and Japan, says LTE infrastructure provider.
Ambiance AT Tablet Challenges iPad In Europe
News  |  10/25/2010
Windows 7 touchpad device is first of its kind in Europe, Dutch company says.
Army Consolidates Email Under DISA Cloud
News  |  10/25/2010
One enterprise system hosted by Defense Information Systems Agency is expected to save $100 million annually.
NaviNet Intros Cloud EMR, Practice Management
News  |  10/25/2010
Healthcare software targeted at practices with 10 or fewer physicians trying to meet meaningful use guidelines for electronic medical records.
Xbox Kinect To Hit Store Shelves Nov. 4
News  |  10/25/2010
Microsoft says pre-orders of the video game motion controller are rapidly selling out.
NEC Adds Fault Tolerant Support For Microsoft Hyper-V
News  |  10/25/2010
Express5800/ft server offers a highly available environment to run mission-critical applications for a small business or remote office on Microsoft's virtualization platform.
Amazon To Let Kindle Users Lend E-Books
News  |  10/22/2010
Matching the Barnes & Noble Nook's "LendMe" technology, Amazon will allow Kindle users to share books with each other for up to 14 days.
Nvidia Unveils 3D Software For HDTV
News  |  10/22/2010
3DTV Play software allows notebook and desktop users to play games, view photos and watch Blu-ray movies on big screens in three dimensions.
HP Introduces Slate 500 Tablet
News  |  10/22/2010
Apple's iPad is less expensive than the $799 Windows 7 tablet with an 8.9-inch display, 2 cameras and Intel Atom processor.
Top 5 Tech Trends For 2011
Commentary  |  10/22/2010
Big ideas heard at the InformationWeek 500 conference include a renewed focus on innovation, the importance of data visualization, and the ongoing agony of maintenance fees.
VMware Says Automation Critical For Cloud Applications
Commentary  |  10/22/2010
VMware's SpringSource unit is evolving the Java framework to offer the firepower required to run apps in public and private clouds. Charles Babcock assesses where they're at.
Interop: Hybrid Clouds Will Rule
News  |  10/21/2010
Public clouds and private clouds each offer distinct advantages, which is why businesses are likely to embrace both for the foreseeable future.
NASA's James Webb Telescope Awaits Key Instrument Test
News  |  10/21/2010
Mid-InfraRed Instrument must show the right stuff in a space-simulated environment before it flies aboard the Hubble successor.
Apple Digs Grave For DVDs, Java
News  |  10/21/2010
By leaving legacy technologies behind, Apple aims to strengthen its hand.
Clearwire Takes LTE Speeds Towards 100Mbps
News  |  10/21/2010
With Phoenix 4G test network seeing download rates hit 90Mbps using 20MHz channels, company may favor Long Term Evolution over WiMax.
Interop: Cloud Security Remains A Sticking Point
News  |  10/21/2010
At Interop New York, experts tackle the state of cloud computing security, and hear that IT departments want increased visibility into the capabilities of service providers.
Interop: Is The Cloud The End Of IT?
News  |  10/21/2010
CIOs must accept that line-of-business workers will turn to online apps and services with or without their IT department's approval.
EA Acquires Mobile Game Developer Chillingo
News  |  10/20/2010
"Angry Birds" for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is Chillingo's best known game; the company's titles also include "Cut the Rope," "Helsing's Fire," and "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs."
Apple Introduces Smaller MacBook Air, OS X Lion
News  |  10/20/2010
Steve Jobs called the new and updated Air laptops MacBook, iPad "hook-ups" at the "Back To The Mac" event, which also introduced Lion OS X and a FaceTime for the Mac beta.
Apple's Mac App Store Reinvents Software Sales
News  |  10/20/2010
Some Mac OS developers see problems with Apple's 'onerous' terms.
Interop: Social Networks A Fact Of Corporate Life
News  |  10/20/2010
IT pros who claim Web 2.0 can't be managed from a security perspective may be putting their careers at risk, expert says.
Feds Add Infrastructure Services To Cloud Storefront
News  |  10/20/2010
Using Apps.gov, agencies soon will be able to buy infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, such as storage and virtual machine services, as well as cloud-based web hosting.
Google Engineer Creates Facebook Block For Chrome
News  |  10/20/2010
Facebook Disconnect is a Chrome Extension that blocks Facebook Connect functionality on third-party Web sites.
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