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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.
WHO Classifies Cell Phones As 'Possible Carcinogens'
News  |  5/31/2011
Health agency finds that the electromagnetic fields received by mobile devices may increase odds for a type of brain cancer.
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.
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.
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.
Schwartz On Security: Should Businesses Track Employee Smartphones?
Commentary  |  5/26/2011
It may be one way to protect business secrets, but many aspects of smartphone security remain out of the hands of IT administrators or security-conscious users.
Wyse, Kaviza Offer VDI At $99 Per Seat
News  |  5/26/2011
The virtual desktop infrastructure offering enables small and midsize businesses to repurpose existing PCs or upgrade to thin clients at higher price points.
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.
iPad And Enterprise File Sharing
Commentary  |  5/26/2011
MobilEcho, GroupLogic's new mobile file management platform, gives iPad users network access to network shares using a simple app, while granting administrators control over data access and usage.
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.
Google Preps Mobile Payment System
News  |  5/25/2011
Mobile commerce could soon become much easier for users of Android phones.
Open Government Sites Fall Prey To Budget Cuts
News  |  5/25/2011
The White House cancels plans to build new transparency sites and will be unable to update some established ones, U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra said.
SMBs Aren't Sold On Cloud Storage
Commentary  |  5/25/2011
Surveys released by In-Stat and Drobo show smaller companies are sticking with on-site storage, but they should consider online backup for an extra layer of protection.
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.
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.'
DHS To Gain Autonomy Under Obama Cybersecurity Plan
News  |  5/24/2011
The agency will be tasked with protecting federal civilian networks in the same way the DOD protects military and other critical U.S. infrastructure.
Intel Launches Hybrid Cloud Service For SMBs
News  |  5/24/2011
Chipmaker's AppUp Small Business Service will deliver pay-per-use software while keeping data on-site with a leased, remotely managed server at no up-front cost.
Verizon To Bludgeon Data Hogs With Fees
Commentary  |  5/24/2011
Wireless network operators have yet to settle on the best policy for managing bandwidth hogs, but Verizon Wireless plans to move to tiered data plans this summer.
Cisco Accused Of Helping Chinese Police Track Dissidents
News  |  5/24/2011
A lawsuit claims internal marketing material shows that Cisco encouraged Chinese authorities to use its products for surveillance and control.
Physicians Slowly Embrace Patient Videoconferencing
News  |  5/24/2011
Seven percent of U.S. doctors now conduct video chats with patients, even if they still shun email interactions, according to a survey by Manhattan Research.
IT Downtime Costs $26.5 Billion In Lost Revenue
News  |  5/24/2011
Still, 56% of enterprises in North America and 30% in Europe don't have a good disaster recovery plan, says a CA Technologies survey of 200 companies.
Oracle Sued Over Alleged ERP Project Cost Overruns
News  |  5/23/2011
N.J.'s Montclair State claims the portal project intended to modernize business and academic processes is $20 million over the planned cost and lacked clear accounting.
Square Launches iPad Point-Of-Sale Service
News  |  5/23/2011
The mobile payment startup hopes to become a local commerce powerhouse by eliminating the need for cash registers and credit card terminals.
CVS Caremark Pilots Prescription Electronic Prior Authorizations
News  |  5/23/2011
Giving clinicians the ability to electronically request prior authorizations for certain medications will simplify a time-consuming, sometimes frustrating process.
Guerra On Healthcare: Beware Cost Of MU, ACOs
Commentary  |  5/23/2011
The feds want your involvement in Accountable Care Organizations and Meaningful Use, but will you see a meaningful return on investment?
AT&T Sued For Overbilling Data Usage
News  |  5/23/2011
A class action lawsuit accuses the carrier of billing users for consuming as much as 300% more than was actually used.
Survey Reveals Rise Of Social Media Marketing
News  |  5/22/2011
The latest research from Constant Contact shows that the best marketing strategy is an integrated, well-rounded one.
The State Of Mobile OS Patching
Commentary  |  5/20/2011
We expect our PC operating systems to be regularly patched to counter the latest security hole, but we don't have that same assurance with our phones and tablets.
American Express Revamps OPEN Forum Community
News  |  5/20/2011
Website catering to small businesses adds social media links, picks up pace of development.
Google Hastens Secure Connections In Chrome
News  |  5/20/2011
An experimental technique for making secure network connections more quickly delivers "stunning" results.
Two Dead In iPad Factory Explosion
News  |  5/20/2011
A Foxconn contract manufacturing facility in China experienced an explosion, the cause of which is unknown and under investigation.
Top DHS Cybersecurity Official Quits
News  |  5/20/2011
Phil Reitinger, deputy undersecretary of the agency's National Protection and Programs Directorate, will leave his position June 3.
AHA Says ACO Costs Far Exceed CMS Estimates
News  |  5/20/2011
The American Hospital Association says the feds used figures based on physician group practices that already have many ACO elements in place.
Lenovo Adds ThinkPad Laptop, Desktop PC
News  |  5/20/2011
The ThinkPad X1 is Lenovo's thinnest laptop at 0.85-inches thick and can charge its battery to 80% of capacity in 30 minutes.
Why Are SMBs Wary Of SaaS?
News  |  5/20/2011
Lack of awareness and uncertainty about managing multiple apps are the culprits according to AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Sakes, whose firm provides an online marketplace for vertical apps.
Wake-Up Call For Cloud Vendors And Customers
Commentary  |  5/19/2011
Amazon and Sony's recent problems highlight the vulnerability of doing business in the cloud but may end up helping improve cloud services.
Nimble Contact Integrates Connections Across Mail, Social Networks
Slideshows  |  5/19/2011
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks have supplanted business cards for keeping track of important contacts and Nimble Contact utilizes the information and communications in these networks to keep contact info current.
DOD Releases Open Source Development Guide
News  |  5/19/2011
The military's 68-page guide provides best practices and other resources to to help developers create software using open technologies.
Medicare To Start Payments For Meaningful Use
News  |  5/19/2011
CMS will soon be issuing the first bonuses to providers for meeting federal EHR standards.
LawPivot Extends Social Legal Advice Nationwide
News  |  5/19/2011
Social networking will change the way attorneys generate new business and distribute low-cost advice if a legal industry startup has its way.
Google Sued Over Unpaid Overtime
News  |  5/18/2011
A former facility coordinator at Google's Council Bluffs data center in Iowa wants to be compensated for working 50-60 hours, six days a week.
Global CIO: The Dropbox Deception: Caveat Emptor
Commentary  |  5/18/2011
Anyone who entrusted sensitive data to Dropbox without code review, or at least skepticism regarding impressive security claims, wasn't behaving well, either.
Dossia Adds Medical Term Translator To E-Health Records
News  |  5/18/2011
The consortium of large employers is looking to make it easier for employees to use its online health records.
IT Certifying Commission To Cover Obstetrics, Cancer, Research
News  |  5/18/2011
CCHIT will accept EHR applications from vendors beginning on June 2.
Mobile Security Gets The Spotlight At Interop
Commentary  |  5/18/2011
Organizations must decide how securing mobile devices and the data therein will be handled both strategically and tactically.
California Proposes Smart Grid Data Privacy Standards
News  |  5/18/2011
Energy providers and their business partners would be required to follow fair information practices for customer data.
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