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Microsoft-Red Hat deal shows need for virtualization support

A virtualization deal struck Monday between Microsoft and Red Hat shows the growing need for vendors to ensure customers can get cross-platform support for applications running in virtualized environments.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano19 Feb. 09 06:00

Judge dismisses Google Street View case

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania family against Google after the company took and posted images of the outside of their house in its Maps service.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez19 Feb. 09 05:39

Oracle goes up-market with new on-demand CRM apps

Oracle on Wednesday announced a number of new on-demand CRM (customer relationship management) modules, adding capabilities clearly aimed at large enterprises.

Written by Chris Kanaracus19 Feb. 09 02:46

After the Open, Tennis Australia CIO shoots for winning IT

Being appointed an organization's first CIO is a challenge at the best of times, but when you have an international Grand Slam tennis tournament to prepare for in two months things are just that much more hectic. That's what it was like for Tennis Australia's first CIO Chris Yates who, reporting directly to the CEO, began the job in a baptism of fire by managing IT during the Australian Open.

Written by Rodney Gedda18 Feb. 09 16:00

Customer satisfaction drops for e-commerce sites

The online shopping experience last year left U.S. customers less satisfied with e-commerce than they were in 2007, according to a new report.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez18 Feb. 09 09:41

Group: Time for Obama's open gov't promises to be fulfilled

New U.S. President Barack Obama has taken good first steps toward making the U.S. government more open, but his administration's actions in the coming weeks will be critical in determining how transparent it intends to be, one open-government advocacy group said Tuesday.

Written by Grant Gross18 Feb. 09 04:59

Down economy fuels IT outsourcing

Companies flocked to IT outsourcing vendors as the recession unfolded last year and industry watchers expect more of the same as companies seek to slash fixed costs and deliver services with smaller staffs.

Written by Denise Dubie16 Feb. 09 12:59

Wine maker raises toast to managed print services

Printer management has long been the bane of IT departments, but a Melbourne-based wine company has reduced its printing costs by using a managed print service with its in-house label production.

Written by Rodney Gedda12 Feb. 09 15:01

E-health projects sick without govt aid

Health professionals have slammed Australian governments for a lacklustre investment in e-health, claiming the nation has slipped behind many countries in the field because of weak funding and unresponsive departments.

Written by Darren Pauli12 Feb. 09 14:31

An in-depth look at Jetstar’s heart-stopping IT overhaul

Its CEO told his staff that it was akin to giving someone a heart and lung transplant while they are in the middle of a marathon -- without stopping. And that pretty much was what it was like for Jetstar last weekend as the low cost airline embarked on its largest IT overhaul since it took flight in 2004.

Written by Howard Dahdah12 Feb. 09 10:55

New Red Hat project looks to simplify JBoss migrations

Red Hat has launched a new open-source project the company said is aimed at making it easier for enterprises to move from proprietary Java-based middleware like Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere to its JBoss Enterprise Middleware.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano12 Feb. 09 08:18

India's Nasscom focuses on corporate governance

Following the financial scandal at outsourcer Satyam Computer Services, India's National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) will focus on good corporate governance and ethics among its member companies.

Written by John Ribeiro12 Feb. 09 08:12

Wikileaks publishes $1B worth of congressional reports

Wikileaks.org, the online clearinghouse for leaked documents, has published a complete database of Congressional Research Service reports, which are private research documents written for members of Congress and their staffers.

Written by Robert McMillan and Grant Gross11 Feb. 09 09:42

Salesforce's latest hones in on content, collaboration

On-demand CRM vendor Salesforce.com's Spring '09 release features new capabilities for content packaging and delivery, as well as collaboration between salespeople, the company announced Tuesday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus11 Feb. 09 09:38

FAA says info on 45,000 workers stolen in data breach

The US Federal Aviation Administration disclosed Monday that the personal data of more than 45,000 employees and retirees was stolen after hackers broke into a computer server at the agency.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan11 Feb. 09 09:37

The cloud-SOA connection

Cloud computing may have overtaken SOA as the trendy technology term du jour, but the two concepts can be paired to bolster service deployments, industry experts say. With cloud computing, enterprises can access services hosted on third-party servers over the Internet. In SOA, enterprises use integrated application services in a more lightweight fashion than traditional application platforms.

Written by Paul Krill11 Feb. 09 09:19

McAfee touts integrated compliance suite

McAfee has taken steps to integrate its vulnerability assessment and policy management products in a single suite to make it easier for enterprises to stay on top of compliance initiatives.

Written by Ellen Messmer11 Feb. 09 09:06

Microsoft to upgrade SharePoint when Office 14 ships

Microsoft said Tuesday that it plans to formally integrate enterprise search technology from its US$1.2 billion acquisition of Fast Search and Transfer (FAST) a year ago into its popular SharePoint content management platform.

Written by Eric Lai11 Feb. 09 08:58

Green IT, virtualization top of mind at IT Roadmap

Green IT and virtualization are among the hot topics to be aired at Tuesday's IT Roadmap event in New York City, where IT experts will share best practices on cutting costs and providing better services.

Written by Jon Brodkin11 Feb. 09 08:56
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