bMighty News Flash: Monday June 1, 2009

Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SMB notebooks owners shun brand, channel loyalty, 30% SMBs depend upon it, communications technologies, and more. . .

InformationWeek Staff, Contributor

June 1, 2009

4 Min Read

"Even as smaller companies race to embrace cloud computing, larger enterprises continue to struggle with exactly what the cloud means, or try to twist the meaning of the term into something that more closely resembles their traditional IT infrastructure. Smaller businesses don't have to worry about "private clouds," they can just take advantage of cloud computing to make their companies more competitive."
-- Fredric Paul

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BUSINESS & E-BUSINESS Bill In Congress Would Promote Small Business, Economic Stimulus -- Solution providers looking to the government for economic stimulus dollars for IT projects may be disappointed unless the government does a better job of working with small businesses, according to a small-business activist working with Congress to push such a change Google Executive To Become Federal Deputy CTO -- Andrew McLaughlin will find that he isn't the only ex-Google employee serving the Obama administration
HARDWARE & SOFTWARE Windows 7 Starter Edition: Unlimited Apps On Tap -- Policy change means Microsoft's netbook OS won't max out at three applications Microsoft Bing Goes Live -- Software maker's revamped Live Search program is now online Adobe Releases Flash Platform Betas -- The company is positioning Adobe Flash Builder 4, Adobe Flash Catalyst, and the open source Flex 4 framework as its answer to Microsoft's Silverlight software SMB Notebooks Owners Shun Brand, Channel Loyalty -- IDC survey finds SMB preferences for different brands shift as vendors update and refine notebook PC products and promotion NetEx Offers Free Trial Download Of HyperIP -- Qualified Resellers, Users can download HypperIP WAN optimization software for customer supplied VMware ESX platforms and infrastructures Qualcomm Pushes Snapdragon Smartbooks -- ASUS, Compal, Foxconn, HTC, Inventec, Toshiba, and Wistron among manufacturers developing products with Snapdragon microprocessor
MOBILE Google Android Gets A Boost Beyond Cell Phones -- Chipmaker MIPS Technologies will make its source code publically available within 60 days for small device applications
NETWORKING & COMMUNICATIONS HDMI Audio-Video Connector Gets Ethernet Support -- Besides high-speed bidirectional communication, the connector will allow an Internet-enabled HDMI device to share its Internet connection with other HDMI devices without a separate cable 30% SMBs Depend Upon IT, Communications Technologies -- AMI Partners study finds almost a third of SMBs can be classified as "high-value customers," defined as "those with a deep reliance on IT and communications technologies" Alteva Expands Fixed-Mobile Convergence -- Alteva Anywhere unifies personal settings across all of a user's fixed and mobile devices without any third-party components
SECURITY Mobile Phones Face Hacking Threat, Experts Say -- A flaw -- which enables criminals to access a cell phone data connection, steal data or install or remove programs -- gained wider attention at the BlackHat Europe security conference
SERVICES Confidela Introduces WatchDox Public Beta -- SaaS provider Confidela's new solution enables confidential sharing of important or sensitive documents Tungle Introduces Click-To-Meet Technoloy -- enables anyone to easily schedule meetings without downloads or registration from any Web page, blog, Facebook profile, or e-mail

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