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Content tagged with Productivity/Collaboration Apps posted in March 2010
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Can Your Data Storage Avoid A Digital Doomsday?
Commentary  |  3/31/2010
Your small business may stand the test of time, but what about your data? As existing storage technologies mature and new ones enter the picture, that question is just as hard to answer as it ever was.
Microsoft Exec: 'We'll Beat Google In Cloud'
News  |  3/31/2010
Senior VP Kurt DelBene says cross-platform browsing and editing advantages, plus management and security features, will lure enterprises to Office Web Applications.
IBM And ShoreTel Introduce "UCC-In-A-Box"
Commentary  |  3/31/2010
The new ShoreTel for IBM Lotus Foundations is a unified communications and collaboration package intended for SMBs.
Microsoft, Ford In Electric Car Venture
News  |  3/31/2010
Software maker will tie its energy management platform to Ford's vehicles in effort to boost power efficiency.
Connected TVs Gaining Interest
News  |  3/30/2010
Consumers' growing use of PCs and game consoles to access the Internet on TV bodes well for the future of connected TVs, analyst says.
SRA Lands $500 Million USDA Contract
News  |  3/30/2010
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has engaged SRA International to implement an SAP-based system to streamline its business processes.
Apple Updates Snow Leopard
News  |  3/30/2010
The update will improve stability, application compatibility, and security within the Mac and server versions of the operating system.
SMBs Continue Hiring Trend
Commentary  |  3/30/2010
U.S. Small businesses created approximately 50,000 new jobs in March and almost 175,000 since mid 2009, while wages and hours worked remained flat.
HD2 Gets Windows Phone 7, Unofficially, Maybe
Commentary  |  3/30/2010
Microsoft has confirmed that the popular HTC HD2 phone will not be getting the Windows Phone 7 Series upgrade later this year, even though the hardware appears to be perfectly capable of running the new OS. Sooner or later someone will obtain a ROM of WinPho 7 and load it onto the device. Reports are circulating that it has happened already.
Harbinger Plans LTE Network
News  |  3/29/2010
The company plans to use a combination of terrestrial base stations and SkyTerra satellites to deliver Long Term Evolution services to wireless providers.
Red Hat KVM Virtualization Finds Early Adopters
Commentary  |  3/29/2010
Red Hat launched Enterprise Virtualization Nov. 3 based on yet another hypervisor, KVM. Red Hat had arrived on the scene late, what with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft already partying like it was 1999 all over again. I wondered how long it would take for Red Hat to be able to demonstrate some uptake of KVM.
Google Mobile Service Trouble In China
News  |  3/29/2010
Google's mainland China service dashboard shows mobile service problems.
Colorado Piloting Health, Education Telepresence
News  |  3/29/2010
The state is working with Cisco to implement remote health and distance learning, as well as make Colorado's buildings more energy efficient.
Fed IT Urged To Emulate Private Sector
News  |  3/29/2010
Government IT pros should follow the lead of private industry to improve project management, customer service, and accountability, report says.
HP Boosts Server Performance
Commentary  |  3/29/2010
The IT industry is moving away from autonomous server, storage system, and network devices toward more integrated solutions. In response, HP, which has the necessary pieces for such devices, boosted the performance of its ProLiant server line, which has been a staple in many small and medium businesses.
GSA Pilots Procurement Wiki
News  |  3/29/2010
The General Services Administration's BetterBuy project allows vendors to provide online feedback on the RFP process.
Are 'Pads' A Useful IT Tool?
Commentary  |  3/28/2010
It looks like the iPad has enjoyed robust early demand; Apple has responded by delaying its new pre-orders until April 12 so that there will be enough inventory available for in-store sales beginning on April 3. So much for being the first to own the iPad by ordering in advance!
Google Broadband Plan Stirs Hunger For Speed
News  |  3/26/2010
The company's experimental fiber network plan has elicited almost 200,000 invitations from speed-starved Internet users.
Apple iBookstore More Relaxed About Explicit Content
News  |  3/26/2010
Explicit content in Apple's iBookstore seems not to be the problem that it is in the App Store.
Bada Bing: Microsoft In Search Comeback
News  |  3/26/2010
Bing upgrades have Redmond on the road to recovery in search market while the competition stagnates.
Full Nelson: CTIA: HTC EVO 4G And All The Toys
Commentary  |  3/26/2010
This year's annual mobile industry gathering saw more 4G phones, more handsets, and a little bit more focus on the enterprise. Our Full Nelson columnist dials in his take on the new gear and services.
Cellphone Owners: We'll Use The iPad For Work
Commentary  |  3/26/2010
In a survey of mobile phone and smartphone owners, the most popular anticipated use for the iPad and other tablets was for work, followed closely by entertainment.
Intel Updates AppUp Center
News  |  3/25/2010
The online app store, open for U.S. and Canadian netbooks powered by Moblin 2.1, will be extended to 27 European countries next week.
Google Payola Scheme Sullies Android's Success
Commentary  |  3/25/2010
According to sources at two different wireless network operators, Google has been paying the carriers to deploy the Android platform. Perhaps that's why Android headlines have dominated trade shows this year, such as CES, Mobile World Congress and CTIA. With this knowledge, I believe it's fair to say Google has fully turned to the Dark Side.
Publishers Inking iPad Ad Deals
News  |  3/25/2010
Major publishers are reportedly lining up advertisers to buy interactive ads, including video, to appear on Apple's iPad.
Gmail-To-Outlook Glitch Fixed
News  |  3/25/2010
Google says it's resolved a problem with Google Apps that halted delivery of e-mails and other information to Outlook users.
Census Web Site Tracks Participation
News  |  3/25/2010
Taking into consideration privacy and security concerns, the bureau is not collecting 2010 census information online.
Google Hit With China Fallout
News  |  3/25/2010
Telecom partners in the People's Republic abandon search giant amid censorship controversy.
Microsoft Builds A Better Bing
News  |  3/25/2010
Search engine will feature prominent links to real-time information such as news, weather, and what's hot on social networks.
SMB IT Spending Will Grow, But Slowly, Say Analysts
Commentary  |  3/24/2010
Industry analysts IDC have predicted that SMBs will spend more money on IT this year than last but will not reach 2008 spending levels until 2011.
Microsoft Touts Windows Home Server
News  |  3/24/2010
The software maker will run advertisements on Hulu to promote media playback and archiving system aimed at the consumer market.
E-Reader Buyer's Guide
News  |  3/24/2010
We round up an early crop of electronic readers including Amazon's Kindle, Sony's Reader, Barnes & Noble's Nook, and Apple's forthcoming iPad, and see how they stack up.
Google Suggests Ways Around China Apps Roadblocks
News  |  3/24/2010
The search engine giant is warning users of its services in China that disruptions to Google Apps are possible.
Gmail Gets Intruder Alarm
News  |  3/24/2010
Watching for suspicious account activity is now easier for Gmail users.
BPMN Training Is Taking Off
Commentary  |  3/24/2010
Since my last virtual classroom training in January, I've done classes at Alcatel-Lucent in Paris, Raytheon in Tucson, Freddie Mac in Virginia, and I'm heading off soon to Sandia in Albuquerque. Last year it was about one a month; now it's 2.5 times that. What's different? A couple things that I see...
Yahoo Unveils iPhone Search Apps
News  |  3/24/2010
At CTIA, Yahoo announces a free application called Yahoo Search iPhone, and a separate location-based app.
IBM Opens China Lab
News  |  3/24/2010
Researchers at the facility will build predictive analytics software to increase customers' ability to forecast trends, reduce waste, and spot fraud.
SMBs See The Future Is Mobile
Commentary  |  3/24/2010
Despite the cost cutting prompted by the great recession, SMBs are holding the line on wireless spending and see mobile as crucial to remaining competitive and surviving.
Google's China Loss is Microsoft's Gain?
Commentary  |  3/23/2010
As the biggest name in web services pulls out of China, the players left behind are probably feeling pretty good. Those remaining include Microsoft, but the market isn't wide open for them by any means.
Global CIO: Are Oracle, HP, Cisco & IBM Too Big To Innovate?
Commentary  |  3/23/2010
They're great at acquiring aggressively and generating huge cash positions—but do those translate into customer-focused innovation? We hand out report cards for each.
China Calls Google's Actions 'Wrong'
News  |  3/23/2010
Chinese authorities have warned Google not to politicize commerce.
SanDisk Intros 32GB Phone Memory Card
News  |  3/23/2010
The microSDHC is billed as the highest-capacity flash memory card available for mobile devices.
Federal CIOs Seek Direction On Open Government
News  |  3/23/2010
Agency officials say they are taking steps to make government more transparent, but worry that their efforts lack structure and could come at a price for security.
Clearwire Expanding To LA, Miami
News  |  3/23/2010
Seven more cities will get Clearwire's WiMax service by the end of the year, the firm announced at CTIA.
Android Builds Extend Corona SDK Beyond iPhone
News  |  3/23/2010
Generating apps that run on multiple mobile platforms is getting easier.
Opera Submits iPhone Browser To Apple
News  |  3/23/2010
Apple will determine whether Opera Mini, reviewed as speedier than Apple's Safari browser, will be offered in its App Store.
More Want iPad Than Kindle
News  |  3/23/2010
Consumer interest in e-readers and tablets has risen dramatically, fueled largely by the publicity surrounding the iPad.
Virtual Lab Managers Pave Path To Cloud
Commentary  |  3/23/2010
I've tried to make this point before: The path to the cloud lies through the virtualization of your own data center infrastructure. The two things are intertwined. And just when I'm wondering how to get the point across again, along comes a "snapshot" from Voke Research to clinch the case.
Google Ends Censorship In China
News  |  3/22/2010
The world now waits for the reaction of the Chinese government.
AT&T To Sell Palm Smartphones
News  |  3/22/2010
Palm's stock rose on news that AT&T is taking preorders for the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus.
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