Health Net Outsources Tech Operations To IBM
The $300 million deal covers data center management, security services, and help desk support.
IBM Invests $300 Million In Backup Centers
Lenovo Looking At IBM's 'Microsoft-Free' Client
Dell Wins, Sun Loses In Latest Server Survey
Overall, the worldwide server market showed solid growth, driven in part by an upswing in x86 server replacements.
Apple MobileMe Reportedly Vulnerable To Data Loss
Sniffing public file sharing folders is the latest in a string of problems that has plagued the service, which replaced Apple's .Mac service.
Orville Wright, Former MCI Exec And AT&T Challenger Remembered
Wright was also the driving force behind MCI's e-mail service -- MCI Mail -- which was popular in the 1990s.
Google Continued To Gain U.S. Search Share In July
Google increased its share by a small amount, while Yahoo and Microsoft had small decreases, according to ComScore.
China Blocks iTunes Access Over Pro-Tibet Album, Users Claim
Government Web site calls "Songs Of Tibet" offensive, says citizens want Apple boycott.
U.S. Carmakers Lag In Eco-Friendly Features
Detroit is more focused on power-train technologies, such as hybrids or battery-powered electric vehicles than it is on navigation and telematics, an iSuppli report said.
Memory Stick With 84,000 Prisoner Records Lost In U.K.
U.K. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith blames PA Consulting, a contractor that stored the data on the memory stick in violation of its contract.
Microsoft Readies 'InPrivate' And 'Cleartracks' Internet Privacy Tools
Trademark applications show that the features are designed to let users conceal their movements on the Web.
GSM Trade Group: 4 Million HSPA Monthly Signups
U.S. HSPA business has been paced by AT&T, which recently moved to deploy HSPA across America in preparation for the recent rollout of Apple's iPhone 3G.
Web TV Wins Media Olympics; Mobile TV Gets Silver
With free Olympics video in abundance on the Internet, viewers have little incentive to seek out grainy pirate images, analysts suggest.
Back-To-School Spending Slows As Shoppers Seek Bargains Online
38% of consumers surveyed said they plan to use price-comparison Web sites to find the best deals.
FCC Proposes Wireless Microphone Ban To Boost 'White Spaces'
The microphones at issue have generally produced little or no complaints because their signals have traditionally been programmed to avoid TV channels.
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Opera Says Mobile Web Use Grew 16% In June
In its latest "State of the Mobile Web" report, Opera Software details how things shaped up in the month of July. The number of page views jumped, though the mobile Web site rankings remained mostly unchanged in the U.S.
Helio Is Officially Folded Into Virgin Mobile USA
Today marked the official end of yet another MVNO. Virgin Mobile USA has closed its acquisition of Helio. Helio made waves as an MVNO, providing innovative handsets and services at good prices. Can Virgin Mobile keep the Helio spirit alive?
Open Source You Can Use, August '08 Edition
It's high time for another roundup of open source software you can use, the close-of-August-2008 version. This time around: chatting, publishing, and content management.
Untrusted SSL Certificates Indicate A Failure
An unknown certificate is a failure in SSL/TLS, and that's how it should be. Ever since Firefox 3 came out, the way it presents SSL-enabled Web sites with self-signed certificates has been called scary and hurtful. Untrusted self-signed certificates should be scary because untrusted self-signed certificates are a failure in SSL/TLS, and a failure in your authentication and encryption mechanism should be treated as serious. Encryption with unknown parties is useless.
Google Offers Up Gears Geolocation API To Make Web Sites Location Aware
Google thinks it would be valuable to have any Web site you visit -- whether on your phone or PC -- know where you are. This way, you could receive information that is relevant to your location. A new API from Google will let Web site developers do this, without the use of GPS.
Moving data between tiers of storage has gotten easier as a result of global file systems and simplified archive software, but upgrading to a new platform ... that is just plain ugly.
Getting The Information Out
Olympics IT infrastructure provider Atos Origin has created two key systems to support operations at the Games: the Games Management Systems (GMS), covered earlier this week, and the Information Diffusion Systems (IDS).
Aging Computers Are Microsoft's Challenge
A recurring theme in this year's Olympics is older athletes who are still at the top of their sport. Swimmer Dara Torres and gymnast Oksana Chusovitina are the most successful examples. High performance in aging athletes is something to celebrate, but Microsoft can't be happy about the high performance of aging PCs.
Xerox Works To Bring Document Management To The Masses
Xerox this week announced a new addition to its DocuShare family of content and document management products. With DocuShare Express, small to medium-sized businesses can get a solid, reasonably priced system to manage information and content, all while integrating easily with existing Xerox hardware using the new Extensible Interface Platform (EIP) connector.
Intel Spinning Atom Processor Into Big 'Little' Market
I've always been highly skeptical of Intel's attempt to carve out a new market niche for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). The big question for me: What are these things? They're too big to be smartphones but too small to live like full-function laptops. However, after yesterday's big launch (re-re-launch, if you ask me) of Intel's Atom processor, I'm becoming convinced that MIDs may have a future.
Intel Research And Development: 40 Years Over The Rainbow
In the 1983 film The Right Stuff, the phrase "No bucks, no Buck Rogers" is used to describe what makes rockets go up, namely funding. In an Aug. 21, 2008, Intel Developer Forum Keynote "Crossing the Chasm between Humans and Machines" in San Francisco, Intel CTO Justin Rattner talked about how Intel Research and Development funding is helping bring some decidedly futuristic gadgets out of Intel labs and into peoples' lives.
Real-World SOA: Definition, Implementation and Use of SOA with CentraSite
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This Forrester Consulting study shows how Unified Communications (UC) makes it simpler to contact others over any device in any location, enhancing business agility, cutting costs, and boosting employee productivity. Forrester finds that UC is already delivering major savings for organizations around the world in retail banking, manufacturing and education. Download the full report for free.
Software as a Service Research Report
No longer a niche software delivery model, software as a service (SaaS) can help small and midsize companies get access to enteprise-class software functionality without having to commit enterprise-level capital resources. Download the full report for free.
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