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VMware Seeks Collaboration Dominance With Socialcast Buy
Commentary  |  5/31/2011
It already leads the virtualized data center, now it's taking on the Microsoft/Citrix alliance with more end-user computing and cloud software.
Lodsys Sues Developers For Patent Infringement
News  |  5/31/2011
iOS, Mac OS X, and Android apps infringe on its intellectual property, according the patent holding firm.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs To Unveil iCloud
News  |  5/31/2011
Along with Apple's forthcoming media streaming service, Jobs is expected to discuss updates to his company's mobile and desktop operating systems.
VMware Buys Socialcast For Cloud Apps
News  |  5/31/2011
The enterprise social media management and collaboration platform already taps VMware for on-premises deployment as an appliance.
Military Finds Security In Virtualized Desktops
Commentary  |  5/31/2011
The Defense Intelligence Agency and Air Force are working on a secure, mobile end user client, and they believe virtualization is the key to achieving it.
Bridgestor Launches Symantec Backup Exec Appliance
News  |  5/31/2011
The backup and storage device is aimed primarily at midsize businesses and combines Symantec's data deduplication and Bridgestor's hardware-based thin provisioning and data compression capabilities.
HHS Proposes Changes To HIPAA Privacy Rule
News  |  5/31/2011
Individuals would know who accessed their e-health information as well as details about the data disclosed.
Physicians Get Meaningful Use Payment Checks
News  |  5/31/2011
A family doctor with a six-physician center in Ohio recommends building spreadsheets to track progress and ease the attestation process.
Nokia Expects To Ship Windows Phones In Q4
News  |  5/31/2011
Phone maker's stock plunges as transition to Microsoft platform puts damper on current sales.
Telecom Providers See Opportunities In Telemedicine
News  |  5/31/2011
AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint are among the telecom companies that have announced new initiatives for telehealth services, and there are more opportunities to come, says an IDC report.
Software AG Buys Metismo To Support Mobile Apps
News  |  5/31/2011
The middleware vendor's latest acquisitions nets a platform for writing apps once and delivering them across Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows devices.
Transportation Dept. Gets $100 Million For Wireless Apps
News  |  5/31/2011
The White House wants DOT to develop wireless applications to deliver emergency services, Internet access in remote locations, and other innovative services.
Microsoft Hindered By Retailer Failures
Commentary  |  5/31/2011
The company would be wise to take a page from Apple to overcome its reputation for poor customer service delivered by its point-of-sale partners.
SAP And Sybase: The Synergy Begins
Commentary  |  5/31/2011
The two companies appear to be on track to become a cohesive strategic unit, now it's time to execute on that potential.
Apple iOS 5.0: 5 Must-Have Features
Commentary  |  5/31/2011
The iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch operating system gets an upgrade at WWDC next week, and here are five features we would like to see make their way into iOS 5.0.
Microsoft's Android Revenue Exceeds Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  5/30/2011
To avoid patent claims, HTC is paying Microsoft a $5 licensing fee for every Android phone it sells.
Google, Mobile Payment Wars, Custom ROMs, Mango, And More
News  |  5/27/2011
BYTE Wireless Radio digs into the week in mobile news.
GSA Seeks Cloud-Based IT Management Tools
News  |  5/27/2011
The software as a service provider must provide service desk, asset management, client management, network service monitoring, and system management tools, among others.
DOD Tests Delivery Of Data To Mobile Devices
News  |  5/27/2011
Relevant ISR to the Edge is a program the military is testing to send intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data to soldiers via technology-agnostic handhelds.
PayPal Sues Google, Ex-Employees
News  |  5/27/2011
eBay's payment arm has sued for theft of trade secrets and breach of contract, the same day Google introduced its mobile payment system.
Windows 8 Tablets Not Doomed To Fail
News  |  5/27/2011
Analysts say Microsoft may still hold edge in the enterprise market due to lower integration costs.
Android App Market Stats Reveal Few Downloads
Commentary  |  5/27/2011
Apple's iPhone App store generates many more downloads compared to Google's store, as the bulk of paid applications go almost completely ignored by the Android masses, says a Distimo study.
Satisfaction Insurance For Your Social Business Platform
Commentary  |  5/27/2011
Writing and rewriting test scripts may be a tedious task, but it forces you to have a plan and constantly improve upon it.
Oracle Dives Into Retail Analytic Apps
News  |  5/27/2011
The company's Retail Merchandising Analytics combines a prebuilt data model for building a data warehouse with predefined dashboards, metrics, and reports on various aspects of retail performance.
Cray's XK6 Supercomputer Promises 50-Petaflop Performance
News  |  5/27/2011
AMD 16-core, Opteron processors, Nvidia Tesla graphics processors, and a Linux-based operating system are the foundation of Cray's fastest machine.
Nokia Plans For Frequent Windows Phone Releases
Commentary  |  5/27/2011
With Symbian put out to pasture, the Finnish phone maker plans to launch new phones for Microsoft's mobile platform every two to three months.
IT As A Service Is The Future
Commentary  |  5/26/2011
Software execs say software as a service has more domains to conquer, will gradually take over more of the IT infrastructure.
Apple, Google Asked To Require Privacy Policies
News  |  5/26/2011
Developers of iOS and Android apps may soon have to provide information about how they use location data.
Windows 8 Tablet To Debut Next Week?
News  |  5/26/2011
Microsoft set to unveil its answer to Apple's iOS and Google's Android, according to a published report.
NewsGator Adds Video To SharePoint Social Sites
News  |  5/26/2011
Microsoft SharePoint-based social software gets video sharing, plus enhanced news feeds and brainstorming.
Google Wallet Enables Mobile Payments
News  |  5/26/2011
Citi, MasterCard, First Data, and Sprint are working with Google to launch a mobile commerce platform.
iOS 4 Hardware Encryption Cracked By Forensics Firm
News  |  5/26/2011
The iPhone 4 is at risk, but the forensics tool will only be sold to law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and forensics investigators.
Itanium 'A Dead-End,' Says IBM Server Chief
News  |  5/26/2011
Senior VP Rod Adkins claims businesses that rely on Intel's high-end chip need to find an alternative like, say, Big Blue's Power7.
Cisco, AppSense Partner On Virtualization
News  |  5/26/2011
By combining desktop and user virtualization, AppSense and Cisco hope to make virtualizing desktop PCs more appealing.
Google Maps Mobile Use Surges
News  |  5/26/2011
Google's Marisa Mayer revealed that more people will soon be accessing Google Maps from mobile devices than from desktop computers.
Anxious To Get Google's New Mobile Payment System?
Commentary  |  5/25/2011
If payment systems that use your phone take off, having to carry cash or credit cards around may soon be a thing of the past. Consider the risks first though.
The Law Of Social Media: Employers Beware
Commentary  |  5/25/2011
A harder line against employers by the National Labor Relations Board, as well as a lack of case law, leave a lot of room for business risk.
TweetDeck Users Hopeful On Twitter Acquisition
News  |  5/25/2011
They say they want Twitter to invest in better analytics and customer support for the social media management tool.
Google Preps Mobile Payment System
News  |  5/25/2011
Mobile commerce could soon become much easier for users of Android phones.
IBM Tops HP, Oracle In Server Growth
News  |  5/25/2011
Market for back-end hardware sees solid Q1 gains as enterprises refresh technology and plan for big data.
DOD Blamed For Duplicative IT Systems
News  |  5/25/2011
The department is spending more than it needs to on health IT systems and could reduce overlap to save money, the U.S. comptroller said.
Google Patches Sidejacking Vulnerability
News  |  5/25/2011
The server-side patch fixes an authentication bug that affects 99.7% of Android users and their access to Calendar and Contacts.
BlueStacks Runs Android Apps On Windows PCs
News  |  5/25/2011
The startup company's software is designed to help people access apps and data that's stuck on their smartphones from their PC.
Microsoft Hopes Mango Will Keep WP7 Momentum Alive
Commentary  |  5/25/2011
Windows Phone 7 gets a major upgrade when Mango is released with 500 new features later this year, but Microsoft still has a long way to go.
Aternity Upgrades App Performance Management
News  |  5/24/2011
Frontline Performance Intelligence Platform 5.0 reports what the end users see, not how well things are running in the data center.
SaaS Offering Keeps Contact Info Current
News  |  5/24/2011
ZoomInfo touts its proprietary technology as it seeks to 'map the business landscape in near real-time.'
Software AG Buying In-Memory Management Supplier Terracotta
News  |  5/24/2011
In-memory systems are gaining popularity for their ability to scale up websites, applications running on server clusters, and apps in the cloud.
Hype For HTML5 Hits Mac App Store
News  |  5/24/2011
Startup Tumult's HTML5 authoring tool offers an alternative to basic Flash animation.
Jive Updates Social Media Platform
News  |  5/24/2011
The Jive 5 release adds an Apps Market, Microsoft Outlook and Office integration, and a revamped interface to help identify "hidden expertise" within an organization.
SDL Upgrades Content Management System
News  |  5/24/2011
By adapting to reader patterns and user feedback, SDL hopes to eliminate the need for conventional technical manuals.
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