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Zimbra Adds Social Networking Features
News  |  9/30/2009
Yahoo's Zimbra unit continues to enhance its open source alternative to Microsoft Exchange and IBM LotusNotes.
Google's Postini May Shape Wave Security
News  |  9/30/2009
Two years after being acquired by Google, Postini is looking to extend its messaging management tools to other Google services.
Google Tries To Take The Typing Out Of Mobile Search
Commentary  |  9/30/2009
Performing searches on mobile phones -- especially those without readily accessible QWERTY keyboards -- can be a pain in the, er, thumb. Google recently made some changes to how local search works on mobile phones, and it requires fewer keystrokes.
National Broadband Could Cost $350 Billion
News  |  9/30/2009
An FCC task force said costs are far higher than available funding, but the plan would produce major economic and social benefits.
BlackBerry For Mac Out Friday
Commentary  |  9/30/2009
Research in Motion announced that native desktop software for managing the company's BlackBerry smartphones will be available as of this Friday, October 2, at 1 PM EDT. The software will bring Mac-based mobile workers the functionality that up til now they've needed to use a third-party app for.
Google Wave Ridden By Cybercriminals
Commentary  |  9/30/2009
Google Wave is being made available on Wednesday to 100,000 or so developers, early adopters, and Google Apps customers. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are making the most of the launch: They've rolled out a blackhat SEO poisoning campaign to turn interest in Wave into a computer infection.
TSA Awards $493 Million Contract To CSC
News  |  9/30/2009
The Transportation Security Administration has replaced Unisys with Computer Sciences Corporation as its primary managed services provider.
Mathias On Mobility: Wi-Fi Continues Its Advance
Commentary  |  9/30/2009
The recent finalization of the IEEE 802.11n standard spotlights the fact that wireless has moved up to the esteemed position of primary access for, well, almost everyone today.
Hybrid Service Overcomes Satellite Phone Complaints
News  |  9/30/2009
AT&T and TerreStar will partner to offer a hybrid cellular-satellite service on standard-sized handsets.
Salesforce.com Helps Launch SaaS Company
News  |  9/30/2009
FinancialForce.com, a startup providing financial and accounting software as a service, is getting a minority investment and on-campus office space from Salesforce.com.
Microsoft Open Source Advocate Joins Startup
News  |  9/29/2009
Sam Ramji, former head of Microsoft's Open Source Labs is now VP of strategy at Sonoa Systems, a startup focused on a key measure of how the Web 2.0 will operate.
Microsoft's Must-Have Software Release
Commentary  |  9/29/2009
While all the focus has been on Windows 7 lately, there's another piece of Microsoft software coming out this week that could make an even bigger difference to the Windows world: Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). Athough I think MSE will be a great solution for most people, not everyone will be happy about this software.
Quick FAQ: Making Sense Out Of Moblin
Commentary  |  9/29/2009
Are you wondering what Moblin is and why you're hearing so much about it lately? Step right up, and we'll try to answer your questions.
FileMaker Beefs Up Bento
Commentary  |  9/29/2009
Version 3 of Bento, the "personal database" from FileMaker, adds features that make it a good choice for Mac-based small offices and midsize businesses with modest database needs. Its close integration with existing Mac tools means that getting up and running is relatively easy.
Bank Drops Google Suit Over Errant Gmail
News  |  9/29/2009
After obtaining information about the Gmail account holder who accidentally received confidential information, Rocky Mountain Bank and Google have agreed to end the bank's lawsuit.
Federal Contracting Databases Prone To Errors
News  |  9/29/2009
The GSA will award a contract in October to re-architect databases rife with inaccuracies, duplications, and poor system capabilities.
Google Clarifies Open Aspects Of Android
News  |  9/29/2009
The search giant has halted distribution of the Cyanogen custom Android build with proprietary apps like Gmail and Google Maps.
More SaaS IT Service Management Options
Commentary  |  9/29/2009
AccelOps' latest software release adds new features for network and data center service management, both for premises and SaaS deployments.
New York Health System Launches $400M EMR Program
News  |  9/29/2009
Major hospital network plans to deploy one of the largest electronic medical record initiatives in the nation.
Google Wave Preview Release Wednesday
News  |  9/29/2009
After months of closed testing, Google says it will offer Wave accounts to developers, early adopters and select Google Apps customers.
AT&T Launching Location-Centric Garmin Nuvifone
News  |  9/29/2009
Garmin's smartphone includes the turn-by-turn navigation features found in its high-end GPS navigation devices.
Global CIO: Ballmer Blasts IBM For All The Wrong Reasons
Commentary  |  9/29/2009
Days before launching Microsoft's "New Efficiency" strategy, Steve Ballmer took some swipes at IBM and its strategy, which is bizarre because Ballmer's taking Microsoft down a path IBM's already on.
Google Gmail Disruption Caused By Network Load, Code Update
News  |  9/28/2009
Code changes, data center problems, and heavy usage conspired to make Gmail inaccessible for some last week.
Mac Security A Myth? Really?
Commentary  |  9/28/2009
As the launch date for Windows 7 approaches, more and more articles about flaws in Mac security are hitting the Web. Should Mac-based businesses be worried?
Apple App Store Passes 2 Billion Downloads
News  |  9/28/2009
Over 2 billion apps have been downloaded for the iPhone and iPod touch, a milestone that Apple CEO Steve Jobs calls "staggering."
Global CIO: An Open Letter To Oracle CEO Larry Ellison
Commentary  |  9/28/2009
Oracle customers hear a lot from you about your competitors, but rarely do they hear how you feel about them and what your vision and strategy for them is. You're missing a huge opportunity.
Nokia Buys Travel Social Network Dopplr
News  |  9/28/2009
The phone maker is trying to boost its mobile Internet services to better compete against the iPhone, BlackBerry, and others.
Social Network GovLoop Sold To GovDelivery
News  |  9/28/2009
The popular government social network's founder expects that the acquisition will give GovLoop more backing and a chance to grow its impact.
Feds Refresh Stimulus Tracking Site
News  |  9/28/2009
Recovery.gov now includes better mapping and navigation and more data, but roadblocks to a smooth launch remain.
Microsoft's Courier: It Could Happen
Commentary  |  9/27/2009
There was a lot of buzz last week about a new folding-tablet-style PC that Microsoft is supposedly developing. All of the reports seem to stem from a single Gizmodo rumor that includes a video demonstrating the interface. Whatever "Courier" is, there must be something to it because nobody makes a slick video like that for no reason.
AT&T Claims Google Voice Violates FCC Rules
News  |  9/25/2009
AT&T claims Google violates regulations by blocking calls to some rural communities.
AT&T Gives iPhone MMS Support
News  |  9/25/2009
The carrier took its time rolling out the iPhone's multimedia messaging service capabilities in order to ensure its network could handle the traffic.
Twitter Braces For New Round Of Financing
News  |  9/25/2009
Launched initially as a consumer service, Twitter is increasingly being used by businesses.
CA Updates Database Management For DB2
News  |  9/25/2009
Release 12 of the mainframe database management tool aims to simplify DB2 administration and improve application performance.
Virtual Collaboration Tool Gets New Name, New Customers
Commentary  |  9/25/2009
Qwaq rebrands itself as Teleplace as it continues to preach the gospel of virtual worlds for business collaboration.
Google Boosts Gmail For Android, iPhone
News  |  9/25/2009
The tweaks show that Google is committed to improving the Web-based version of its e-mail service.
How To: Fix High-Capacity Hard Disk Formatting Problems
Commentary  |  9/25/2009
Thinking about a storage upgrade using one of the latest monster-sized hard disks? I have a tip to share that might save you a lot of trouble.
Congressman 'Crowdsources' Healthcare Bill
News  |  9/25/2009
Texas Republican John Culberson has posted the House healthcare bill online and invited constituents to annotate it using a Web 2.0 collaboration tool.
Adobe In The Crossfire
News  |  9/24/2009
With all the excitement surrounding HTML 5 and Web development, Adobe is moving to make sure that Flash remains relevant.
Google Sites API Opens SharePoint Escape Route
News  |  9/24/2009
Users of Google Sites now have access to an API to move data in and out of the service.
Document Imaging, 90 Percent Off
Commentary  |  9/24/2009
Document Imaging Solutions, Inc., is making 50 copies of its DIS-Imaging Enterprise Edition, which normally sells for $26,000, available for $2,400 -- a discount of more than 90 percent. The offer is limited in time and number of sales, though.
Gmail Outage Resolved
News  |  9/24/2009
Google's Gmail service is up and running again after a brief outage affecting a limited number of users.
Google Boosts Windows Mobile App
News  |  9/24/2009
Microsoft Windows Mobile users will get more location-relevant search results from the Google Mobile App.
NetSuite Offers ERP iPhone App
News  |  9/24/2009
The app, which provides access to NetSuite's on-demand enterprise-resourcing planning and CRM suite, is another example of business SaaS going mobile.
Windows 7 Freebies For Twitter Fans
News  |  9/24/2009
Microsoft turns to Web 2.0 to hawk its new PC operating system.
Protecting Laptop Data: New bMighty How-To Guide
Commentary  |  9/23/2009
The data on your company's laptops may be your firm's most vulnerable asset. But the latest addition to bMighty's IT Management How-To Center can show you how managed laptop data-encryption and backup services can safeguard that data even if the laptop itself goes missing.
Coverity Reports Reduction In Code Defects
News  |  9/23/2009
The company started scanning open source code for reliability and integrity three years ago and has a Department of Homeland Security contract.
You Got Chrome In My Internet Explorer
Commentary  |  9/23/2009
Hmmm, this is interesting. Google's had spotty luck trying to push its Chrome browser to users, but now it's come out with Google Chrome Frame to embed Chrome's functionality inside Internet Explorer. What a sweet Peanut Butter Cup of an idea.
Google Enables Web Annotation With Sidewiki
News  |  9/23/2009
Web site visitors who use Google Toolbar now have access to a global comment and annotation system called Google Sidewiki.
Meg Whitman Announces Gubernatorial Run
News  |  9/23/2009
The former eBay CEO, a California Republican, vows to create private sector jobs and cut state payrolls.
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