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Content tagged with Productivity/Collaboration Apps posted in October 2010
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Windows Phone 7, Mark It Tardy
Commentary  |  10/31/2010
I don't care what Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer claims, Windows Phone 7 is late to market -- dangerously late. Microsoft's late start is going to cost them a pretty penny.
HyperOffice Adds Cloud Collaboration Tools For SMBs
News  |  10/29/2010
Integrated project management tools augment the vendor's web-based document collaboration, email, shared calendars and other collaboration apps.
Microsoft IE 9 Preview Boosts HTML 5 Support
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
With the release of the IE 9 Platform Preview 6, Microsoft showcases more features and standards support for developers as they move closer to the final release of IE 9.
Texas Health Taps Social Media To Promote EHR
News  |  10/29/2010
FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube direct users to a site Texas Health Resources created to promote its use of electronic health records.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Collaboration's Next 'Wave'
News  |  10/29/2010
At Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara, November 8-11, Calif., organizations offering insight into their social collaboration initiatives include Citibank, Wells Fargo, and the U.S. Department of State.
Safego Addresses Facebook Security
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
Love it or hate it, social networking is here to stay…at least for a while. Undoubtedly, websites like Facebook are appealing for a lot of reasons: You can connect with friends and family members who live far away; you can satisfy your curiosity about a former classmate; you can find out which Italian restaurant in your area has the best pasta primavera; and, if you're a business owner, you can tap the power of word-of-mouth to ratchet up sales.
NASA, DARPA Plan '100-Year Starship'
News  |  10/29/2010
With space shuttle program winding down, agencies envision long-distance manned space flight to Mars and beyond … 100 years from now.
Microsoft Girds For Demise Of PC
News  |  10/29/2010
Microsoft’s quarterly profit shows that the software giant is in a strong position to migrate its products to the clouds.
Flash Exploit On The Move Via PDF File
Commentary  |  10/29/2010
A critical zero-day Flash exploit that arrives in a PDF file is being used in attacks aimed at Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x. The exploited vulnerability is found across all major platforms, and a patch is not expected to be available for a couple of weeks.
Microsoft Comping Windows Phone 7s For Employees
News  |  10/29/2010
All 89,000 employees worldwide will get the device; no word on whether the perk will include free wireless service.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown
Slideshows  |  10/29/2010
When Apple introduced the iPad, many were probably disappointed to learn that it would run the same operating system found on Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch devices. "Isn't the iPad just a big iPhone?" people wondered. Samsung has a similar problem to overcome with the Galaxy Tab. Isn't the Tab, which runs Google's Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (the same one found on nearly a dozen smartphones), really just a big Android phone? The answer is yes and no. In this slideshow, we take a look unde
Microsoft's Consumer-Corporate Schism
Commentary  |  10/28/2010
CNN says that Microsoft's consumer brand is dying. No doubt the Microsoft brand doesn't have the consumer appeal it did in the mid-1990s, but is down the only direction it can go?
Amazon Intros Kindle App For Windows Phone 7
News  |  10/28/2010
The e-reader application for Microsoft's new mobile OS includes features not yet available on other Kindle software.
Microsoft Synchs Azure With SQL Server
News  |  10/28/2010
SQL Azure in the cloud now synchronizes tables or entire databases with SQL Server on premises, removing a developer headache.
Verizon Maps Out 4G LTE In West Virginia
News  |  10/28/2010
Sen. Rockefeller hails Verizon decision to deploy in West Virginia, where Charleston leads rollout schedule.
San Francisco Mayor Proposes Data Transparency Law
News  |  10/28/2010
Gavin Newsom's DataSF.org online repository has spurred developers to build more than 50 new applications providing online services for city residents.
Google Updates iPhone Gmail Once Again
Commentary  |  10/28/2010
Google rolled out a small update to the Safari-based Gmail Web app for the iPhone.
British Parliament Blasts Google Over Street View Breaches
News  |  10/28/2010
Official calls U.K. information commission investigation into violations "lily-livered," demands deeper protection of individual privacy.
Firefox 4 Delayed
News  |  10/28/2010
Mozilla will push the release to early 2011 to complete remaining work on the open source browser.
Opera Debuts Native Symbian Browser
Commentary  |  10/28/2010
Opera Software made a new version of Opera Mini available to the Symbian platform. Opera Mini 5.1 is significant because it is a native -- and not a Java -- application.
Global CIO: President Obama's Dangerous Campaign Against Outsourcing
Commentary  |  10/27/2010
For every U.S. job outsourcing displaces, it creates two new ones—so why is the White House so intent on demonizing outsourcing?
In Green Move Emerson Unveils Fanless Rack Cooling
Commentary  |  10/27/2010
Chilled cooler plates reportedly prevent any heat from escaping the rack cabinet, eliminating the need for both server fans and room cooling fans.
MySpace Redesigns Site Around Entertainment, Content
News  |  10/27/2010
In a nod to Facebook’s dominance, MySpace tries to regain popularity by shifting focus from user's profiles to news.
iPad Leads Tablets Into Workplace
News  |  10/27/2010
IT organizations have to prepare because the tablets are coming.
Lockheed Announces Turnkey Private Cloud For Public Agencies
News  |  10/27/2010
Starfire Mission Ready Cloud features self-service provisioning, automated security and built-in governance capabilities.
NASA Launches Social Media Campaign
News  |  10/27/2010
Tweets from Space Shuttle Discovery and a tweetup to celebrate the launch are planned, along with Foursquare mobile app that will let astronauts "check in" from space.
SAP Bullish Despite Third Quarter Shortfall
Commentary  |  10/27/2010
Executives slam Oracle while highlighting sales gains and growth prospects.
Apple Opens Online, App Store In China
News  |  10/27/2010
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps available for growing Chinese smartphone and PC markets.
PayPal Banks On Mobile Payments
News  |  10/27/2010
The payments provider launched a two-click Mobile Express Checkout service and added functionality to its Mobile Payments Library, among other upgrades.
Federal Government Launching Telepresence Centers
News  |  10/27/2010
The virtual meeting centers will be available to agencies on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Google Rounds Out Product Trio With Boost
Commentary  |  10/27/2010
First there was Google Places, which let businesses list themselves for all the web to see. Then there was Tags, which allowed users to expand those listings with coupons, photos, videos, etc. Now Google has announced the beta of Boost, an online advertising solution targeting small businesses.
Is Java Putting Your SMB At Risk?
Commentary  |  10/27/2010
Java exploits are on the rise, and sharply so, exceeding PDF attacks by a factor of 60 to 1, according to Microsoft. Is it time to cut off Java in your workplace?
Yahoo Integrates Social Media With Email
News  |  10/27/2010
Mail Beta brings Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, and texting into Yahoo inboxes on PCs, iPads, iPhones, and Android phones.
Social Media Cuts Healthcare Costs
News  |  10/27/2010
Health 2.0 initiatives reduce medical expenses while improving the quality of care, finds Healthcare Performance Management Institute study.
Twitter Prepares To Land In New Data Center
News  |  10/27/2010
Microblogging site is expected to anchor C7's just-opened Salt Lake City facility.
LimeWire Ordered To Shut Down
News  |  10/27/2010
A N.Y. judge says the music file-sharing site must now disable its software, five months after losing a copyright infringement suit.
Barnes & Noble Introduces Color Nook
News  |  10/26/2010
The Apple iPad faces a challenge from the bookseller's color touch screen e-reader as a platform for books and periodicals, an industry analyst says.
Apple, Unisys Ally To Pursue Business, Government Customers
News  |  10/26/2010
iPhone, iPad and other Apple products will be integrated into Unisys IT systems.
Google Going Local With Place Search
News  |  10/26/2010
In recognition of the growing importance of local information, Google is offering search results organized around specific places.
Caringo Object Storage Software Puts SMBs On Cloud
News  |  10/26/2010
CAStor 5.0 lets companies build clouds using commodity x86 servers, as well as provide scaling and redundancy.
Feds To Access Email From Cloud
News  |  10/26/2010
GSA to issue an RFQ for SaaS email services so that federal agencies eventually can leverage cloud computing.
Microsoft's Ray Ozzie Imagines Post-PC World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010
In a valedictory memo, Microsoft's departing chief software architect highlights his company's successes and its challenges as cloud services become more important.
Winklevoss Twins Negotiating With Zuckerberg Over Facebook
News  |  10/26/2010
The Harvard students depicted in “The Social Network” are reportedly involved in settlement talks with Facebook.
Being 'Social' With Customers: A Tricky Business
Commentary  |  10/26/2010
If you're an SMB that's decided to take on social media, I commend you. The world of Twitter and Facebook can be an intimidating one to navigate, but it can also yield dividends in the way of enhanced customer loyalty and new business.
Lexmark Inks Third Quarter Profit Gains
News  |  10/26/2010
The printer manufacturer also announced the retirement of its longtime CEO and unveiled a software development kit for its all-in-one inkjets.
There's (Short-Term) Hope For Greener Storage
Commentary  |  10/26/2010
Energy demands made by data center storage are expected to start leveling off soon as vendors start making storage with greener, more efficient components. But the effect won't last.
Digg Lays Off 37% Of Staff
News  |  10/26/2010
Two top execs resign in the social media company's latest restructuring, organized by new CEO Matt Williams to shore up the bottom line.
Amazon Kindle Sets Sales Record
News  |  10/26/2010
On the eve of a "major announcement" from rival Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com said it has sold more e-readers this quarter than ever before.
Android Market And Windows Marketplace Pass Major Milestones
Commentary  |  10/26/2010
The Android Market has officially reached 100,000 applications and Microsoft's brand-new Marketplace for Windows Phone has surpassed 1,000 apps.
IBM Cognos 10 Expands BI Boundaries
Commentary  |  10/26/2010
Upgrade delivers analytics, collaboration, user interface and iPhone options that broaden the footprint of business intelligence.
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