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5 Mobility Predictions For 2010
Commentary  |  12/31/2009
Five predictions for what SMBs can expect on the mobility front in the coming year -- from Trust Digital.
Elementool Puts Project Management In Cloud
News  |  12/31/2009
The company offers software project management tools on the Web as an integrated service.
The Lighter Side of Consulting
Commentary  |  12/31/2009
The other day I ran into an old Consulting mentor of mine. Smooth, superior and self-assured, the man was Consulting Personified. But now gone were the suit and smirk, replace by sneakers, stubble and a sullen look. Could it be The Curse of the Consultant?
Microsoft Bringing Xbox Live To Windows Mobile
News  |  12/31/2009
Job posting out of Redmond indicate Microsoft is likely planning to integrate its Xbox Live online gaming platform with Windows Mobile.
LCD TV Sales Boom Foreseen In 2010
News  |  12/31/2009
While worldwide shipments rose 1 percent this year, they're expected to ramp 22 percent to 171 million units in 2010, according to DisplaySearch.
7 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2010
Commentary  |  12/31/2009
Seven Predictions on what SMBs can expect from the world of cloud computing in the coming year -- from Appirio.
Kingston Warns Of USB Drive Security Flaws
Commentary  |  12/31/2009
Data storage vendor Kingston recently warned customers of a flaw in several of its secure USB drives that could allow an attacker to access sensitive information.
MySQL's Former Owner Can't 'Save' It After Selling It
Commentary  |  12/30/2009
Monty Widenius continues his campaign to save MySQL from falling into Oracle's possession with a script that would have been suitable, perhaps, for the Perils of Pauline. The whole problem with "saving" MySQL at this point is that its most outspoken defenders chose to sell it to Sun, a firm on the brink of collapse.
E-Sales In Holiday Surge
News  |  12/30/2009
Social network marketing, poor weather, and free shipping offers helped push online shopping to a 5% gain during the 2009 holiday season.
Online Retailers Boost Customer Satisfaction
News  |  12/30/2009
Amazon, Macy's and other e-retailers achieved record-high levels of consumer satisfaction over the holiday shopping season.
Eleven BI/Analytics Topics for 2010
Commentary  |  12/30/2009
This time of year, we pundit types like to post our summations of the past year's developments, our Best Of lists recapping our own work, and our industry predictions for next year, for 2010. Not me, not this year. I will, however, post on the year ahead... for me, on BI and analytics topics that I plan to cover in the next few months...
WSO2 Launches Business Activity Monitor
News  |  12/30/2009
The open source monitor provides visibility into services oriented architectures through the customizable WSO2 Gadget Server dashboard.
Google Nexus One Said To Cost $530 Unlocked
News  |  12/30/2009
The HTC handset, expected to be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show next week, may represent a unified platform for the Google Android smartphone.
Nokia: Most Apple Products Violate Patents
News  |  12/30/2009
An International Trade Association complaint claims all of Apple's iPhones, iPods, and Macs infringe Nokia patents.
The Pros And Cons Of Virtualization For SMBs
Commentary  |  12/30/2009
Does virtualization really make sense for small businesses? Some experts doubt it, but I'm reluctant to offer any simple answers to this question.
Remote Desktop: Now You See It, Now You Don't
Commentary  |  12/29/2009
Is it possible to use Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection technology with Windows 7? As always, that depends upon which version of Windows 7 you're talking about.
Salesforce.com's Wizard Was Parker Harris And Team
Commentary  |  12/29/2009
Much has been recorded about the rise of Salesforce.com and how Marc Benioff's clever marketing brought the company to the forefront. Today, with its stock reaching new highs, I wanted to pay tribute to a giant of cloud computing, Parker Harris, the technology magician behind the marketing who made Benioff's story possible.
Firefox Prepares To Make Its Smartphone Debut
Commentary  |  12/29/2009
According to the BBC, the first mobile phone version of Firefox is only "days away" from release. In reality, however, most mobile users at small and midsize companies will be in for a much longer wait.
Oracle Lifts Cloud Over MySQL Storage Engine Vendors
Commentary  |  12/29/2009
Earlier this month, Oracle put out a press release promising to play nicely with MySQL if its Sun takeover is approved... Point #2 is the biggie, lifting a major cloud from the MySQL storage engine business.
MyYearbook Speeds Web Responses
News  |  12/29/2009
EXtremeDB, McObject's in-memory, object-oriented database, helps MyYearbook meet the high performance demands of the social networking site.
Intelligent Enterprise 2010 Event Calendar
News  |  12/29/2009
If it's about information management, business intelligence, enterprise applications, processes or architecture, it's listed in our annual guide to technology events. Make your plans for the can't-miss conferences, expos and summits of 2010.
Ford Vehicles To Get iTunes Tagging
News  |  12/29/2009
The capability will be part of Ford's HD Radio, which also offers digital radio reception and Internet radio over Bluetooth.
AT&T Resumes NY iPhone Sales
News  |  12/29/2009
The company may have been trying to prevent fraud when it stopped online iPhone sales to New Yorkers.
Manufacturers Seek Green Monitoring In ERP
News  |  12/29/2009
Executives want social media and environmental management functionality in their enterprise resource planning software.
New SSDs Hit The Sweet Spot For Small Businesses
Commentary  |  12/29/2009
We all know that quality solid state disks (SSDs) are just too expensive for small businesses to afford, right? Not so fast.
Red Hat Revenue Up 18% In 3Q
News  |  12/28/2009
The company continues to grow its revenue, often at the expense of Unix, in a recessionary economy.
Online Shopping Breaks Records
News  |  12/28/2009
Coupons and other incentives helped push online retail to record-breaking levels over the holiday shopping season, said comScore.
Google AdMob Buy Opposed
News  |  12/28/2009
Consumer groups said the acquisition would diminish competition in mobile advertising and raise privacy concerns.
E-Books Beat Regular Books On Xmas
News  |  12/28/2009
Amazon sold more electronic books than physical books for the first time.
Integration: ECM Curse and Opportunity
Commentary  |  12/28/2009
With the proliferation of enterprise content management (ECM) vendors at many organizations, a new challenge is developing around managing federated ECM systems. Can the content management applications within an organization be integrated to help users find the information they need?
Reviewing The Year's Storage News Highlights
Commentary  |  12/26/2009
Over the past couple of weeks, I slogged through the usual endless series of storage-related "best of" and prediction articles. Finally, here's one that is actually worth sharing.
Working With The Win7 Problem Steps Recorder
Commentary  |  12/26/2009
Windows 7 includes a new remote support tool that is potentially very useful -- if you know about it.
The Decade Of Windows 7
Commentary  |  12/25/2009
As 2010 approaches, Windows 7 seems to be experiencing a successful launch and warm reception from both businesses and consumers. I've just switched over to Windows 7 for my day-to-day desktop, and definitely think it's an improvement over both XP and Vista. That's fortunate, because I suspect we'll all be using Windows 7 for most of the next decade.
The Perfect Office Mac?
Commentary  |  12/24/2009
German tinkerer Klaus Diebel will modify your old iMac so that it makes coffee but still functions as a Macintosh.
Court: Microsoft Must Pay Law Firm $5.6 Million
News  |  12/24/2009
An appeals court orders the software giant to pay a law firm that had opposed it in antitrust litigation.
Twitter Buys Out Mixer Labs
News  |  12/24/2009
Microblogging service acquires developer of the GeoAPI location mapping tool.
NORAD Tracks Santa On Google Earth
News  |  12/24/2009
The aerospace command uses Internet to follow Kris Kringle's progress throughout Christmas Eve.
FTC Asks Google For More Info On AdMob Buy
News  |  12/23/2009
The FTC request means there will be a delay in Google's acquisition of the mobile ad company, Google says.
Samsung, Kodak Negotiate Patent Settlement
News  |  12/23/2009
A proposed agreement calls for Samsung to deliver an undisclosed payment to Kodak, as well as a cross-licensing deal.
Hospitals Cut Costs With BI Software
News  |  12/23/2009
Two hospitals in Florida and California are using business intelligence and analytic software to corral costs and aid clinical reporting.
Microsoft Word Gets Facelift
News  |  12/23/2009
Court-ordered patch removes custom XML tools from Office 2007 components.
Coming Soon from SAP BusinessObjects
Commentary  |  12/23/2009
The tricky thing about events like the recent SAP Influencer Summit in Boston is that some attendees want broad, high-level insight, and others, like me (and readers like you) want much more detail... The company did share some of the most noteworthy improvements due in future releases of SAP Business Objects software.
i4i Lawsuit Means Nothing To Most Office Users
Commentary  |  12/23/2009
The Web is buzzing over Microsoft's defeat in a major patent lawsuit involving its Office software. How will this affect your business? With very few exceptions, it won't.
Intel's vPro Reshapes Remote Desktop Support
Commentary  |  12/22/2009
Chances are good that you have never heard of Intel's vPro technology. If your company relies upon remote support technology, it's time to get acquainted with it.
Apple Fixes iMac Flicker -- Or Not
Commentary  |  12/22/2009
Apple has released a firmware update for the new 27-inch iMacs which is supposed to address the kind of screen flickering and image corruption users have been complaining about. It's not clear if the update solves everybody's problem, though.
Verizon Sees Advanced Apps On LTE Network
News  |  12/22/2009
Developers will find Verizon's 700-MHz Long Term Evolution network friendly to classes of applications never before available on wireless networks, the company says.
Microsoft Word Sales Face U.S. Ban
News  |  12/22/2009
Appeals court says software maker must halt distribution of popular program unless patent-friendly changes are made.
Top Facebook Updates: Lady Gaga, Farmville, H1N1
News  |  12/22/2009
Social networking site says 2009's top memes reflect members' broad array of interests and worries.
Barnes & Noble Fixes Nook Software
News  |  12/22/2009
The update addresses performance problems including slow page turning and poor formatting of e-books.
Study: Texting While Driving Is Dangerous
News  |  12/22/2009
Drivers can be substantially more distracted by texting than talking on a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle.
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