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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.
Oracle OpenWorld: What Enterprise IT Wants
News  |  9/30/2011
What's coming at Oracle's big confab next week--and what does enterprise IT really want? Our editors square off on Mark Hurd's plans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Homeland Security To Move Websites To Cloud
News  |  9/29/2011
DHS is first agency to use GSA's infrastructure-as-a-service blanket purchase agreement as it awards $5 million contract to move all public websites to the cloud.
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.
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.
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.
Social Insecurity: 64% Of IT Pros Cite Serious Threat
News  |  9/29/2011
Ponemon survey finds that IT professionals see serious risks associated with enterprise social network use--and only 29% say they have adequate protection.
Box Ups Ante To Challenge SharePoint
News  |  9/29/2011
File sharing tool gets an update that includes desktop sync for both PCs and Macs, improved security, and more social features.
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.
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.
PlayBook Tablet: Retailers Cut Prices, RIM Cuts Hope
News  |  9/28/2011
Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook can be had for $200 off list price. But engineers have dampened expectations for the tablet's Android capabilities.
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.
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.
How To Choose Between Google AdWords And Facebook Ads
News  |  9/28/2011
SMBs with tight budgets and schedules can't afford to throw their online advertising dollars against a wall to see what sticks. Here are some guidelines for choosing the right site.
Socialtext 5.0 Boosts Content Editor, Adds Social Radar
News  |  9/28/2011
Social software update makes it easier to post, share, and make connections within the enterprise.
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.
Roomba Robots Listen To Social Media
News  |  9/28/2011
For iRobot, the maker of the Roomba vacuum and other household robots, responding to customers on social media is a daily chore just like email, chat, and phone support.
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.
Google Redesigns Apps Status Dashboard
News  |  9/27/2011
Openly accessible dashboard for Google Apps now offers a clearer view of cloud service outages.
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.
Google Seeks To Drop Cloud Case Against Feds
News  |  9/27/2011
Google filed suit last year claiming that the cloud computing contract was written to benefit Microsoft. Now it seems to be changing its mind.
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" (
Sage Practice Management Software Sold At Big Loss
News  |  9/27/2011
Misguided development doomed the practice management/electronic health record system company, says an analyst.
Android Adoption Twice That Of iOS
Commentary  |  9/27/2011
Google's mobile operating system was running on 56% of phones sold in the past three months, more than all other competitors combined, says a report from Nielson.
Oracle Seeks Sun Revival With Sparc T4 Servers
News  |  9/27/2011
Next-gen chip is the key to a do or die job for Oracle's hardware business: Regain the confidence of 50,000 Sun customers.
Piston Puts Enterprise Cloud On A Memory Stick
News  |  9/26/2011
Startup's USB "cloud key" with OpenStack and PentOS plugs into the switch at the top of a server rack, automates configuration.
T-Mobile Introduces Two 4G Android Phones
News  |  9/26/2011
While T-Mobile awaits word about whether it will be acquired by AT&T, the company is rolling out new HTC and Samsung 4G phones.
Health Searches Scare You? Medify's Personalized Answer
News  |  9/26/2011
Search on a health term and you often find data on the extremes, either too generic or too complex. Medify database aims to fix that.
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