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  • Tech Groups Honor 2009 Power CIOs

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 9:10 am

    Several state and local technology groups recently named the honorees in their "CIO of the Year" programs.
  • Get Help to Avoid the Pains of Cubicle Life

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 9:10 am

    A study finds that just buying ergonomic desks and chairs isn't enough; setup and adjustment by a professional ergonomist is essential.
  • Hard Times Aren't Slowing GM's New CIO

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 8:40 am

    GM's new CIO, Terry Kline, looks to continue the progressive IT strategies of his predecessor, Ralph Szygenda, by exploring the use of consumer technologies used by new-car buyers, as well as cloud computing platforms and so-called PCs on a stick.
  • Book Review: Four Steps to Becoming a Top-Tier CIO

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 8:39 am

    The authors of The Real Business of IT show how CIOs can demonstrate and communicate the value of IT in terms the CEO will understand.
  • Cisco ups offer for videoconferencing firm Tandberg to $3.4B

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 8:39 am

    Cisco has raised its bid for Norwegian video conferencing vendor Tandberg to 19 billion Norwegian Kroner (US$3.4 billion), up from $3.0 billion, but says it will raise its price no further.
  • VeriSign bolsters security for .com, .net sites

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:40 am

    VeriSign says it will support DNS Security Extensions, dubbed DNSSEC, in the .net and .com top-level domains by March 2011.
  • Ruckus launches new Wi-Fi products for businesses, housing complexes

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:09 am

    Ruckus Wireless announced new Wi-Fi technology products that can be used to provide wireless services to businesses, housing complexes and schools.
  • 13 geeky 13th anniversaries for Friday the 13th

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    2009 marks the 13th anniversary for a slew of seminal tech industry events, so here on Friday the 13th, is a brief look back at developments both lucky and unlucky.
  • Top 10: AMD and Intel patch things up, HP buys 3Com

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 7:09 pm

    We had a blockbuster deal this week, with Hewlett-Packard saying it plans to buy 3Com, and a blockbuster settlement, with Advanced Micro Devices and Intel ending a long-running legal dispute. By midnight tonight, Google, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers are supposed to file a revised book-search settlement proposal, which could add to our top stories list for the week. For now, though, what follows are our top IT headlines of the moment.
  • DNS problem linked to DDoS attacks gets worse

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    Internet security experts say that misconfigured DSL and cable modems are worsening a well-known problem with the Internet's DNS (domain name system), making it easier for hackers to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against their victims.
  • HP's 3Com acquisition: An inside look

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    HP ProCurve GM Marius Haas reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how HP and 3Com came together in a $2.7 billion merger that combines Ethernet switching, security and other data center gear.
  • AT&T letter criticizes Verizon ad campaign

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 6:39 pm

    AT&T released an open letter defending itself against Verizon Wireless claims in an advertising campaign that its 3Gnetwork is superior to AT&T's.
  • Hey AT&T: The map is the least of your problems

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    The Verizon and AT&T dustup is turning out to be far more entertaining than any tired old Microsoft vs. Apple campaign. After a series of scorching "there's a map for that" TV ads by Verizon mocking its competitor's spotty 3G coverage, AT&T ran to a federal judge crying "Daddy daddy daddy, that mean old man is making fun of me."
  • AT&T Escalates Verizon Ad Battle, But Why?

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Verizon made some minor adjustments in the latest series of 3G coverage ads, but AT&T is not impressed. AT&T has expanded its initial complaint and request for injunction to include the new ads, and has issued a statement to 'set the record straight' about the Verizon claims. Do the ads really deserve this much attention?
  • AT&T 'Sets Record Straight' in Latest Ad Against Verizon

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Beyond suing archrival Verizon Wireless in federal court, AT&T has now added more fuel to its fight to defend its nationwide wireless network against a negative ad blitz by sending out a letter to customers to "set the record straight."
  • Microsoft sells Windows 7 desktop to advertisers

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    Microsoft today announced that it would sell Windows 7 desktop real estate to advertisers and launched a pilot program that includes Coke, Infiniti and Porsche.
  • Dell will sell its smartphone first in China and Brazil

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 11:10 am

    In a surprising move, Dell said Friday it will sell its first-ever smartphone in Brazil and China, which should land on shelves as soon as the end of this month.
  • Online calculator helps you choose the best smartphone

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 9:39 am

    Tool lets you enter your own priorities to see which device is best for you: iPhone, BlackBerry, Droid, or Palm Pre
  • Cisco's TelePresence translation will have to wait

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 11:39 pm

    Real-time translation of Cisco Systems TelePresence virtual meetings, which a company executive said late last year would arrive in 2009, has proved much more difficult than the company expected.
  • Wall Street Beat: Big tech deals stir market

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    As industry insiders attempt to gauge the impact of economic recovery on IT, acquisitions and legal deals among vendors including Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Hewlett-Packard, 3Com and Logitech are sparking investor interest by altering the shape of the tech market.
  • 3Com customers welcome HP

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    3Com customers contacted in the wake of this week's blockbuster HP-3Com buyout news were generally positive, but did voice some concerns on product direction and customer relations.
  • How Nortel optical networking sale will change the industry

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    An analysis of what could happen if Ciena succeeds in its bid to purchase Nortel's Metro Ethernet Networks unit.
  • Google buys Gizmo5 Internet calling service

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    Google is bulking up its phone offerings with the acquisition of Gizmo5, a company that offers voice-over-IP software for mobile phones and computers.
  • HP, 3Com deal not without product overlap headaches

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 8:09 pm

    HP and 3Com fit remarkably well together when considering the target markets that drove them together in this week's blockbuster $2.7 billion deal: core Ethernet switching and China. But most of the rest – low-end, SMB and edge switching, plus wireless networking – faces considerable overlap.
  • What's next for Wi-Fi?

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 7:10 pm

    The approval of the 802.11n wireless standard marks not the end but the start of a wave of Wi-Fi innovation. Here are eight ways it will change in the next three to five years.
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