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Terremark Cloud Services Pass DOD Security Test
News  |  9/30/2011
After a stringent review, two Terremark infrastructure-as-a-service data centers deemed secure enough for Defense Department operations.
iPhone 5: Top 5 Changes To Expect
News  |  9/30/2011
Apple will reveal the iPhone 5 on October 4. Here are five improvements to expect--plus one more thing.
Discounted EHRs Offered To Doctors In N.C.
News  |  9/30/2011
Allscripts has joined forces with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to expand the reach of its MyWay electronic health record tool.
Kindle Fire: 95,000 Orders On Day One
News  |  9/30/2011
Amazon's new touch tablet makes an early splash, while Best Buy cuts RIM PlayBook price.
Amazon's Mobile Story Grows, RIM's Falters
Commentary  |  9/30/2011
As Amazon grabs the tablet spotlight, RIM's failing product and marketing strategy makes some CIOs lose the faith.
Oracle SuperCluster: Virtualization Under The Hood
News  |  9/30/2011
Oracle's Sparc SuperCluster is the first to pair Oracle VM Server with the newest Sparc processor, the T-4.
IT Spending: No Longer The First Thing Cut
Commentary  |  9/30/2011
Fresh data from the Society for Information Management is the latest evidence that IT spending is surviving this is-it-or-isn't-it recovery.
HHS Offers $13.2 Million For Behavioral Health IT
News  |  9/30/2011
Organizations serving people with mental and substance use disorders get grants to improve IT capabilities.
Doctors, Patients Not Using Same Social Spaces
News  |  9/30/2011
Doctors are heavy users of social media--but shy away from patients and even online patient communities.
Samsung Intros 7-Inch Tablet; Makes Apple An Offer
News  |  9/30/2011
Besides launching the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Samsung also offered a secret proposal to settle Australian patent suits with Apple.
NASA Vets Lead Rival Cloud Startups
News  |  9/30/2011
Chris Kemp and Joshua McKenty, original members of NASA's Nebula project, now run competing cloud companies. It's evidence the government can innovate, and that good people are hard to keep.
Windows Phone 30% Of HTC Sales
Commentary  |  9/30/2011
Despite its distant fourth place position among smartphone platforms, Windows Phone contributes significantly to HTC's top line.
5 Questions For Companies Building Mobile Apps
News  |  9/29/2011
Apps are the new black; practically every company wants one. But consider these questions before development starts.
Court Drops Google-Microsoft Cloud Contract Suit
News  |  9/29/2011
Interior department may reissue cloud email and collaboration services procurement, now that it's scrapped plans to award contract to Microsoft.
Will Your EHR Land You In Court?
Commentary  |  9/29/2011
Legally, EHRs are double-edged swords: They protect clinicians from malpractice litigation but also put them at greater risk.
RIM Denies Report PlayBook Is Dead
News  |  9/29/2011
Research In Motion quickly moved to squash an analyst report that it has abandoned its BlackBerry PlayBook business.
Speech Recognition Tool Comes Up 'Speechless'
News  |  9/29/2011
Breast imaging reports that use speech recognition are more likely to have errors than those generated by a transcriptionist.
White House Looks To Moneyball-Style Analytics
News  |  9/29/2011
Obama administration official presses federal agencies to use data analytics as a cost-cutting tool.
Secret CIO: RIM, What's Going On?
Commentary  |  9/29/2011
My company has a significant investment in your BlackBerry platform, but my return is starting to erode. Time to step up.
8 Reasons SMBs Fail To Back Up Data
News  |  9/29/2011
Most SMBs still fly by the seat of their pants when it comes to backup and recovery. Here are the common excuses--debunked.
Motorola, Verizon Begin Xoom LTE Upgrade
News  |  9/29/2011
Good news Xoom owners: Verizon Wireless and Motorola are finally ready to upgrade the Android tablet to Long Term Evolution 4G.
Amazon Kindle Fire: Lingering Questions
Commentary  |  9/29/2011
Amazon's Kindle Fire cleanly carves out a spot for itself in a crowded tablet market—and leaves enterprise IT with some security to-do items.
Microsoft Seeks Patent For Smartphone Add-Ons
Commentary  |  9/29/2011
Software giant proposes patent for connecting a smartphone with a keyboard, game controller, extra battery, or even a second mobile handset with another screen.
Amazon Kindle Fire Meets Enterprise: Security Advice
Commentary  |  9/28/2011
How do you secure these devices, and prevent them from accessing the network, without help from your mobile device management system?
Intel, Samsung Back Linux Foundation's Tizen OS
News  |  9/28/2011
Android and iOS dominate the mobile operating system market, but that hasn't discourage the creation of a new open source operating system for phones and consumer hardware.
Feel The Heat, IT: Kindle Fire Is Here
Commentary  |  9/28/2011
Like any Android tablet, Amazon's new Kindle Fire is not to be trusted in a corporate environment. But just try to keep your users' hands off it.
iPhone 5 Demand Surges
News  |  9/28/2011
Demand for the next-generation iPhone is at an all time high, climbing by 20% in the last two months. according to a new study.
CIO Profiles: Aurelia G. Boyer Of New York-Presbyterian Hospital
News  |  9/28/2011
This CIO is looking to improve communication hospital-wide.
Amazon: Kindle Fire Tablet Will Torch iPad
News  |  9/28/2011
$199 tablet offers seamless connection to e-merchant's massive catalog of online books, videos, songs, and movies.
Samsung, Microsoft Ink Patent Deal
News  |  9/28/2011
Samsung is paying to use Android, and it's also promising to help Microsoft develop Windows Phone devices.
Health IT Ready To Tackle ACO's Challenges
News  |  9/28/2011
The feds have yet to explain exactly what's needed to participate in an Accountable Care Organization, but many providers are ready jump on the bandwagon anyway.
Surfing Naked At Starbucks
Commentary  |  9/28/2011
Think public Wi-fi is private? Think again--unless you arm yourself with an encrypting proxy server, anyone can see everything you're doing.
Vivu Brings HD Multiparty Videoconferencing To iPhone, iPad
News  |  9/28/2011
Startup stakes claim to being the first with such a sophisticated video app for the iPhone.
Live Blog Of Amazon Tablet Announcement
News  |  9/28/2011
BYTE.com's Larry Seltzer live blogs as Amazon unveils the much anticipated Kindle tablet.
Verizon Sides With Samsung In Apple Patent Claim
Commentary  |  9/28/2011
Citing harm to itself and consumers, Verizon comes out in opposition to Apple's suit to ban Samsung devices in the U.S.
Big Data Gets A Closer Look From Riak
News  |  9/27/2011
Database system adds fine-grained queries of relational systems to NoSQL approach.
Coming Wednesday: Live Blog Of Amazon Tablet Announcement
News  |  9/27/2011
BYTE.com will be live blogging as Amazon unveils the much anticipated Kindle tablet.
1 Million T-Mobile Customers Use Unlocked iPhones
Commentary  |  9/27/2011
While T-Mobile exec publishes an open letter to customers apologizing for the carrier's lack of the Apple iPhone, customers take matters into own hands.
Samsung Brings Galaxy Tab 8.9 To U.S.
News  |  9/27/2011
Samsung's slightly smaller tablet goes on sale October 2 for $469 and $569, around $30 less than an Apple iPad.
Time To Update Firefox--Again
Commentary  |  9/27/2011
In a bid to become a little more enterprise friendly, Mozilla has decelerated its hectic six-week upgrade cycle--but not by much.
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Rolls Out Slowly
News  |  9/27/2011
Mobile operating system update will be delivered to the phones of current users any time within the next four weeks.
Marines Release Social Media Handbook
News  |  9/27/2011
Two years after the military arm banned the use of Facebook, Twitter and the like, it's now embracing social media to promote communications.
Former U.S. CIO Kundra Earns "B" Grade In Survey
News  |  9/27/2011
Federal IT professionals said that Vivek Kundra improved the government's use of technology overall, but suggested his successor take a more realistic approach.
Oracle's Breathless Run To OpenWorld
Commentary  |  9/27/2011
Oracle's fast, fast, fast server meets a blink-of-an-eye world that can't stop to breathe. But sometimes speed leads to a remarkable discovery.
Windows Phone Mango's Top 5 Enterprise Features
News  |  9/27/2011
Microsoft didn't forget enterprise IT departments when it developed the new version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7.5.
Mobile Security's Future: 4 Expert Predictions
News  |  9/27/2011
Security pros weigh in on major trends that will change the way enterprises handle mobile threats, such as separate personal and work spaces on devices and faster patching.
5 Mobile Security Issues To Watch
News  |  9/27/2011
Enterprises need to give up some control of devices and focus on what matters--securing the data. Stay on top of these 5 mobile security points.
Mobile Metaphor Rules, For Better And Worse
Commentary  |  9/27/2011
The visually and tactilely immersive iPad experience threatens to make the latest enterprise apps look like yesterday's green screens.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 And Galaxy Player: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  9/27/2011
Apple lawsuits haven't stopped Samsung from forging ahead with new additions to its lineup of Galaxy devices: the Galaxy Tab 8.9, a scaled-down version of the existing Galaxy Tab; and the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 media devices, which are essentially versions of the Galaxy S phones minus the phone components. The Player devices are powered by Android 2.35 ("Gingerbread"), and the Tab by Android 3.1 ("Honeycomb"). That said, the real buzzword for tablets these days no longer starts with an "A" (
Healthcare Costs Go Under BI Microscope
News  |  9/27/2011
Health Care Cost Institute established to analyze health insurance claims data with the goal of finding new ways to cut costs.
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