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Microsoft Needs More Kinect, Less Kin
Commentary  |  1/31/2011
The Xbox Kinect shows that Microsoft is still capable of shipping innovative products -- why can't they do the same in other business groups?
HubSpot Emphasizes Social, Mobile Tools
News  |  1/31/2011
Hoping to capitalize on tectonic shifts in marketing strategies, SMB software provider rolls out new tools for siphoning -- and converting -- social and mobile traffic.
Electric Cloud Automates Private Environment For Developers
News  |  1/31/2011
ElectricCommander 3.8 converts private clouds into automated development environments.
Government Workers Seek Better IT Tools
News  |  1/31/2011
Less than half are satisfied with the technologies they are given to use in the workplace, according to a Forrester report
Global CIO: HP Calls Out Apple In CEO's Quest To Be Coolest Of All
Commentary  |  1/31/2011
New CEO Leo Apotheker finally talks about HP's future but says nothing about the enterprise. Instead, he says HP will out-cool Apple. Word up.
Automation Takes Center Stage In The Channel
Commentary  |  1/31/2011
SMBs, you've probably been wracking your brain for the past few years to come up with ways to do more with less. And you've probably harnessed all your creativity and tenacity to pull it off, right? But if you're finally running out of ideas, you might want to consider deploying process automation software.
Google Docs Gets Facelift
News  |  1/31/2011
A revamped interface for Google Docs promises to promote greater productivity.
IBM Takes Social Business Mobile
News  |  1/31/2011
Lotus-integrated social features for the Apple iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and Nokia devices were unveiled at Big Blue's Lotusphere event in Orlando.
ReviewCam: SocialCast TownHall -- Executive Social Outreach
ReviewCam: SocialCast TownHall -- Executive Social Outreach
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/31/2011
The social enterprise platform now includes a way for executives to communicate, answer questions and hold virtual office hours.
Facebook Expands Places Deals To Europe
News  |  1/31/2011
Social network users in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. can now get discounts by checking in at Starbucks, Mazda, and other partner businesses.
MicroStrategy Revs Up Mobile Computing
Commentary  |  1/31/2011
Transactions services and new cloud computing and data visualization options enrich the vendor's business intelligence portfolio.
Global CIO: The Software Revolution: Can SAP Light The Fuse?
Commentary  |  1/30/2011
Three emerging technologies have sparked a new generation of incredibly fast enterprise apps with huge disruptive potential—and SAP plans to lead this revolution.
The Environment Starts With You
Commentary  |  1/28/2011
Misuse of computers can hurt the most important part of your personal environment: your body.
Egypt Internet Shutdown Underscores Vulnerability
News  |  1/28/2011
The government ordered the shutdown of the country's four ISPs, effectively blocking all Internet communications during anti-government protests.
VA Seeks To Modernize VistA EHR System
News  |  1/28/2011
The department plans to use open-source technologies to help refurbish its massive, decades-old system for electronic health records.
Case Study: 'David' Defense Contractor Has Goliath Mindset
Commentary  |  1/28/2011
Government contractors and agencies, like everybody else, are feeling the burn of tough financial times. So how is it that one of those players grew by leaps and bounds in 2010--and has been growing steadily, in fact, since opening its doors about 14 years ago?
Half Of Mobile Ads Clicked By Mistake
News  |  1/28/2011
Forget about click fraud; finger fumbling may be wasting a much larger portion of ad spending.
Microsoft Loses Key Cloud Exec
News  |  1/28/2011
Dave Thompson will step down from his position as corporate VP for Microsoft Online by year's end.
DHS Elevates Social Networking In Terror Alert System
News  |  1/28/2011
Facebook, Twitter, and Homeland Security's Web site gain importance in the agency's replacement for the color-coded communications system used since the 9/11 attacks.
Malware Driven Banner Ad Attacks Rising
News  |  1/28/2011
While fake cost-per-click rates declined in the fourth quarter, a new form of impression inflation has emerged, finds online advertising audit firm.
CodeWeavers Unmasks Windows Impersonator For Mac, Linux
News  |  1/28/2011
CrossOver software lets users run apps on PCs "without paying a dime to Microsoft," said the firm.
LinkedIn IPO Valuation Projected To Be $2 Billion
News  |  1/28/2011
The professional social networking site nearly quadrupled revenue from 2007 to 2009, but expects a slowdown in 2011 as it invests for growth, according to the company’s SEC filing.
Windows Sales Stalled By Tablet Headwinds
News  |  1/28/2011
Microsoft's flagship operating system saw only meager growth in the last quarter as consumers embraced slates powered by Apple's iOS and Google Android.
EXCLUSIVE: Socialcast to Announce Extension to its Platform
EXCLUSIVE: Socialcast to Announce Extension to its Platform
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/27/2011
Tomorrow, Socialcast will announce Town Hall, allowing direct company forums, with Version 2.0 release to follow in three weeks.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Will Need A Time Machine To Catch Us, Says IBM
Commentary  |  1/27/2011
Ellison's vowed to remake Oracle in the fashion of circa-1960 IBM: a true systems company. But IBM says it's impossible for Ellison to overcome that 50-year head start.
EXCLUSIVE: Socialcast to Announce Extension to its Platform
Commentary  |  1/27/2011
On Feb. 1, Socialcast will announce Town Hall, allowing direct company forums, with Version 2.0 release to follow in three weeks.
Microsoft Beats Estimates, Reports Record Sales
News  |  1/27/2011
Software maker sees strong growth in gaming, server, and office products, but Windows sales disappoint.
Top Features Absent From Windows 7
Slideshows  |  1/27/2011
From dropping SteadyState to the lack of touch support, universal software updates, or third-party hardware support there's still a great deal missing from the Microsoft operating system. Some, inexplicably, didn't carry over from XP or Vista and others still haven't materialized despite widespread, ongoing demand. Why would Microsoft skimp on offering features that seem in their best interest to provide natively? One possibility is that they don't feel that way -- because they're waiting for so
Google-Backed 'Super Wi-Fi' Plan Gets FCC Approval
News  |  1/27/2011
The regulatory agency has granted Google and eight other companies a conditional role in the deployment of white spaces broadband.
Wanted: Healthy, Channel-Centric Vendors
Commentary  |  1/27/2011
In the years I've spent writing about technology, I've given a fair amount of attention to discussing what vendors look for in their VAR partners. But what about the flip side of the coin?
Verizon Bundles Google Apps For SMBs
News  |  1/27/2011
Deal continues trend of partnering with high-profile software companies to package business applications around its core voice and broadband products.
iPad Fuels 241% Growth In Apple's Market Share
News  |  1/27/2011
Analyst firm says Steve Jobs' company is now tied with Dell as the third largest PC maker—if the iPad is included.
Air Force Awards Space Fence Contracts
News  |  1/27/2011
Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have won $107 million deals to provide preliminary designs for a radar system to detect objects passing over Earth.
Alfresco Introduces Social Enterprise Content Management
News  |  1/27/2011
The open source Enterprise 3.4 release offers integration with social media through Jive and Liferay.
100 P2P Users Produce 75% Of Files Downloaded
News  |  1/27/2011
Targeting the users responsible for the most content might trigger a sharp decline in file-sharing via peer-to-peer networks, suggest researchers.
LinkedIn Launches Targeted Ad Service
News  |  1/27/2011
Pay-per-click service can select users based on job title, company, LinkedIn group.
The Dark Side Of Remote Printing?
Commentary  |  1/27/2011
Having a printer that can reach out to the Web means having a printer that a hacker can reach out to. Should SMBs lose sleep over this?
Linux Developers Mull Unified App Store
News  |  1/27/2011
Fedora, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and other distros are working on a framework for a universal application installer.
Oracle Exec Says Exadata Can Do It All
Commentary  |  1/27/2011
Database executive Andy Mendelsohn tells financial analysts that Oracle has all the bases covered. Here's where the company stands on Exadata progress and disruptive threats to its database business.
Oracle Rolls Web 2.0 Features Into WebCenter Suite
News  |  1/26/2011
In integrating the best communication features of different portals, Oracle gives project teams a common means of information sharing across its product set.
Codec Wars: What About Mobile Devices And Content Sites
Commentary  |  1/26/2011
Last week I commented about Google's decision to eliminate support for the H.264 video codec standard from Chrome and while I initially focused on the implications for PC users, given the growing use of mobile browsers, I wondered if the ramifications could be even more significant for them. Well, on further reflection, I'm not too worried, at least yet.
Mobile App Revenue To Top $15B This Year
News  |  1/26/2011
Worldwide revenue from mobile applications downloaded from online stores will reach $58 billion in three years, Gartner says.
Global CIO: SAP Transformed: From Stuffy ERP To Real-Time iPad Analytics
Commentary  |  1/26/2011
Citing impressive across-the-board results, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott says new strategies and platforms will drive more growth in 2011.
Google's Android 3.0 SDK Preview Available
News  |  1/26/2011
A pre-release version of "Honeycomb" has been made available to Android developers.
DARPA Eyes Thermal Sensors For Cell Phones
News  |  1/26/2011
The military research agency is soliciting bids to develop small, high-performance infrared cameras for personal handheld devices every soldier can use.
Mac Office 2011 Available For Free Trial
News  |  1/26/2011
Apple users can kick the tires for 30 days on new features like Outlook for Mac and Excel Sparklines before they decide to buy.
IBM To Build Massive China Cloud Data Centers
News  |  1/26/2011
The 6.2-million-square-foot campus near Beijing will include offices, call centers, restaurants, and living spaces, as well as at least seven enormous data centers.
Microsoft Ships 2M Windows Phone 7 Handsets
Commentary  |  1/26/2011
Microsoft claims handset manufacturer partners shipped two million Windows Phone 7 devices by the end of 2010, but it's unclear how many have been sold to end-users.
Intel Commits $100 Million To University Research
News  |  1/26/2011
The first of six university-based R&D centers, led by Stanford, will focus on visual computing in tablets, smartphones, and other consumer tech.
SAP Reports Record Sales, Contests Oracle Fine
News  |  1/26/2011
Looking past a 36% drop in earnings tied to the TomorrowNow lawsuit, SAP executives say fourth-quarter results point to strong, innovation-driven growth across industries and regions.
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