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Alison Diana has written about technology and business for more than 20 years. She was editor, contributors, at Internet Evolution; editor-in-chief of 21st Century IT; and managing editor, sections, at CRN. She has also written for eWeek, Baseline Magazine, Redmond Channel Partner, ZDE's custom group, and CIO Insight, as well as many of the industry's leading vendors and channel organizations. Alison, who lives in Central Florida, is an avid Yankees fan. She enjoys rooting on her daughter's travel softball team and reading mysteries. She can be reached on Twitter at @alisoncdiana; on LinkedIn at AlisonDiana, or Google+.
Articles by Alison Diana
posted in September 2010
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
Laughlin is the sole beta of the latest Linux operating system, slated to debut in November.
Amazon Consulting reports that only one-third of IT vendors are using social media as part of their marketing and partner communications strategies.
McAfee finds business professionals value social media and collaboration, but have well-placed concerns about maintaining security and company reputation.
ECM Suite 2010 offers improved social collaboration, mobility, and compliance management, adds capabilities gained through acquisitions.
The release will evolve into version 3.0 of the free, open source .NET developer tool.
COO Dick Costolo tells ExactTarget's integrative marketing product users that enhancements to the microblogging site will improve their ability to engage with consumers.
Leverages integration between Simpana software and Rackspace cloud hosting to secure backup and archive data.
Integrated marketing product incorporates email, web, social media, direct mail, campaign management, and analytics.
In-car technology branching out from safety to entertainment and information with voice-based social media, texting, and other services.
Microblogging service continues growth trajectory, despite rash of celebrities closing their accounts.
The two-day pilot will help the video sharing site decide whether to broadly roll out the system to partners next year.
Americans spent 685,000 hours or 41.1 million minutes on Facebook in August, compared with 39.8 million minutes spent on Google, according to comScore.
Partnership with Mobclix helps developers monetize games and other software by delivering targeted ads to iPhones, Androids, and other smartphones.
Most small and midsize businesses now using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to promote their businesses, report positive impact.
Distribution, codenamed Maverick Meerkat, speeds boot time, enhances cloud integration.
Free application for the Apple tablet links tweets with web pages, videos, photos, and related information.
Social media version of the popular video game developed by Playfish, which EA acquired in 2009.