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iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
Slideshows  |  5/31/2012
Apple's next iPhone will likely arrive in September or October. As the rumor machine cranks into high gear, we sort the solid predictions from the silly.
Social Networking: How Much Is Enough?
News  |  5/31/2012
New apps promise to inject social networking features across entire workflows, raising new problems for IT.
5 Qualities IT Leaders, Paratroopers Share
News  |  5/31/2012
FireHost CEO Chris Drake says years of jumping out of a plane prepared him to be a technology leader.
HHS Launches $150,000 Ocular Imaging Software Challenge
News  |  5/31/2012
Contest challenges developers to come up with software that integrates eye exam data and images with electronic health records systems.
57% Of Consumers Use Internet For Medical Questions
News  |  5/31/2012
New studies also find 88% of doctors believe online medical resources have improved the quality of care.
Microsoft Office 365 For Government Faces Google Apps
News  |  5/31/2012
Cloud app rivals fight for government customers; Microsoft launches with note that government customer data will be segregated from other customers' data.
Watch Out: I've Become The Boss Of Me
Commentary  |  5/31/2012
Cloud services are helping to create a new wave of super-powered, cell-sized businesses. Thanks to us, you may have to manage quite differently.
Wrike Goes Freemium For Social Project Management
News  |  5/30/2012
Wrike offers free version for 5 "power users" and unlimited collaborators, to battle rivals including Asana, a startup from a Facebook co-founder.
Cloud Pricing: Amazon, Microsoft Keep Cutting
News  |  5/30/2012
Look for cloud computing prices to continue falling as vendors compete for enterprise IT workloads. Second in our series on cloud computing pricing.
Cloud's Thorniest Question: Does It Pay Off?
News  |  5/30/2012
Many CIOs have their doubts. In this series, we examine why cloud costs remain so hard to judge.
IBM, Siri, And How MDM Can Save BYOD
News  |  5/30/2012
Did IBM really need to shut down Siri on its company-issued iPhones? BYTE interviews Zenprise about mobile device management tools and the future of BYOD.
Google+ Local Does More Than Google Places
News  |  5/30/2012
By combining local information with social networking, Google hopes to make Google+ more relevant for users and businesses.
Vodafone Leads Open Global App Store Push
News  |  5/30/2012
Along with global telecom heavyweights including AT&T and Verizon, Vodafone looks to develop an open mobile applications marketplace.
Latest Leaks: What Next iPhone Might Look Like
News  |  5/30/2012
If the latest leak stories are to be believed, the iPhone 5--or whatever Apple calls the next iPhone--will be a longer device and have a cool new 3D Maps app. Here's the scoop.
Google Chromebook, Chromebox: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  5/30/2012
Samsung's new hardware combined with Google's upgraded Chrome operating system could finally pose a challenge to Windows or Mac OS X personal computers.
Where Did Help Go? Today's Software Assistance Is Lame
Commentary  |  5/30/2012
Software companies used to put a lot of money and effort into help systems. Now it's been thrown in the trash. Need help? What we're left with is Google and Siri.
Slumping RIM Explores Strategic Options
Commentary  |  5/30/2012
RIM faces $1 billion inventory write-down, massive layoffs, and senior executive defections. Beleaguered smartphone maker hires bankers to analyze strategic options.
Salesforce.com Courts Facebook-Friendly Buddy Media
News  |  5/30/2012
Best known for powering Facebook apps and marketing campaigns, Buddy Media would boost Salesforce.com's social software power. Rumored deal: an $800 million sale.
MongoDB NoSQL Database Poised For Takeoff
Commentary  |  5/30/2012
10Gen, the developer behind MongoDB, lands $42 million in venture money to fund development of enterprise-oriented features and upgrades.
TSA Buys Into iPhones, iPads
News  |  5/29/2012
Transportation Security Administration budgets $3 million for iPhones, iPads, and other Apple gear for IT security testing, mobile app development, and other uses.
How Colligo Helped Novartis Trust iPads On SharePoint
News  |  5/29/2012
Penetration testing found only Colligo met Novartis' rigorous criteria for allowing iPads to access sensitive corporate data on SharePoint.
Diet Coda: The iPad Text Editor That Satisfies
News  |  5/29/2012
Diet Coda turns iPads into Web developer productivity machines. It provides a code editor that can work with files on remote servers, code highlighting, and a keyboard that displays important additional keys depending on which programming language is used (HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby). It also includes an SSH client that provides secure remote shell access.
Tools To Manage Hundreds Of Social Media Accounts
News  |  5/29/2012
Sprinklr and Spredfast tools aim to serve big corporations that need multi-brand social media management.
Diet Coda: Visual Tour Of An iPad Code Editor
Slideshows  |  5/29/2012
Diet Coda lets Web developers leave their notebooks at home. The $19.99 code editor for the iPad from Panic, Inc., is portable friendly, including an adaptive keyboard that tunes itself to programming languages for making it fast and easy to work with remote files.
Google Apps Clears Key Security Hurdle
News  |  5/29/2012
Google Apps for Business wins ISO 27001 certification, potentially opening the door to wider adoption in government and regulated industries.
SendHub Manages SMS Like Email
News  |  5/29/2012
SendHub lets you send messages to groups within organizations to evoke a faster response.
Reports of Facebook Smartphone Re-Emerge
News  |  5/28/2012
On the hunt for new revenue sources, Facebook is still pursuing a plan to build a Facebook Phone. The details of this device are still unclear.
Facebook Phone Faces Uphill Battle
Commentary  |  5/28/2012
Facebook plans to bring its own smartphone to market, according to reports. If it does, it will probably fail.
Virtualization Is Future Of Mobile Devices
News  |  5/26/2012
Both for businesses' mobile security and user friendliness, no approach is more compelling than mobile virtualization. Virtualization, which lets both business and personal OS sessions run on the same phone simultaneously, might not become available until Apple "invents" it--but it's coming, one way or another.
Google Chrome OS, Take Two: New Software And Chromebooks
News  |  5/25/2012
For its first birthday, Google Chrome OS gets faster Samsung hardware, Google Drive integration, a desktop UI, and a new pricing model.
How IT Can Reclaim Social Relevance
Commentary  |  5/25/2012
Social technologies are spreading through the business in a decentralized way, not via IT leadership. How can organizations and IT leaders make the most of this trend?
Facebook's Advertising Problem
Commentary  |  5/25/2012
GM says Facebook ads don't work. While search was made for advertising, social will be harder for marketers.
10 Don't-Miss Stories: Tech Week In Review
News  |  5/25/2012
What did you miss as Google and Facebook hogged the headlines this week? Catch up on these key developments.
Nokia Launches Budget Windows Phone Lumia 610
News  |  5/25/2012
Nokia's Windows Phone lineup now covers all the bases, from the low-end Lumia 610 to the high-end Lumia 900.
Angry Birds Malware Sparks $78,000 Fine
News  |  5/25/2012
British regulators crack down on Latvian company behind the RuFraud malware scheme that placed 27 fake versions of Android apps, including Angry Birds Space, on Google Play.
Android, iOS Crush BlackBerry Market Share
News  |  5/24/2012
IDC's worldwide ranking of smartphone platforms sees RIM dip below 10% as Android and iOS continue to make big gains.
Axis: Enough To Make Yahoo A Contender Again?
News  |  5/24/2012
Yahoo hopes new Axis mobile browser will help the company regain some of its search ad business glory.
How To Collaborate Using Google Cloud Connect On Microsoft Office
News  |  5/24/2012
Need a better way to collaborate? We reviewed Google Cloud Connect to see how it worked in semi real-time.
MySocialCloud Stores All Your Social Feeds, URLs, Passwords
News  |  5/24/2012
Tired of forgetting your password? Startup MySocialCloud will remember it for you and aggregate your social feeds in one convenient dashboard.
Box Improves Admin, Security Tools For Enterprises
News  |  5/24/2012
Box cloud file sharing service adds more reasons for enterprises to take company seriously, even while shrugging off an apparently minor outage.
Feds Face 'Big Data' Storage Challenge
News  |  5/24/2012
Federal data centers are filling up with data as terabytes accumulate into petabytes. Agencies must adapt their storage architectures and policies to optimize it all.
SAP Energizes Its Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  5/23/2012
As the Lars Dalgaard era begins, SAP faces a major challenge in sorting out its cloud strategy.
3 Goals Of White House 'Digital Government' Plan
News  |  5/23/2012
Federal agencies required to make services available to mobile users within 12 months and to release more government data through Web APIs.
Facebook's Tech-Snarled IPO: What We Know
News  |  5/23/2012
Four lawsuits have arisen following Facebook's troubled initial public offering. NASDAQ's trading systems are not the first to suffer IPO day technical woes.
Google Beats Oracle Patent Claim
News  |  5/23/2012
Second major phase of trial ends with a win for Google, but judge must still decide whether APIs qualify for copyright protection.
Microsoft Drops Aero From Windows 8
Commentary  |  5/23/2012
Why is Microsoft dropping the "glassy" Aero look from Windows 8, as announced last week? Battery life could be one reason.
5 Mobile Metrics That Matter For SMBs
News  |  5/23/2012
Seeing low usage of your mobile apps? Tons of uninstalls? Focus on these numbers to improve your SMB mobile strategy.
Oracle Buys Vitrue For Social Marketing
News  |  5/23/2012
Vitrue could provide the social marketing hook to drive sales into RightNow and Oracle's CRM systems.
Windows Phone Marketplace: Mango Or No Go
News  |  5/23/2012
Microsoft Windows Phone users must now be running the 7.5 update to shop at Redmond's online store.
SAP Ariba Deal: Not All About Cloud
News  |  5/23/2012
SAP bids for leading trading network, but look beyond the cloud hype in the $4.3 billion deal. Ariba competes with specialized supplier-management and trading firms, not Salesforce.com.
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