AT&T now patching flaw that slowed iPhone 4

AT&T is patching software in its network to fix a bug that kept iPhone 4 users from getting the full upstream speed on their handsets.

By Stephen Lawson | 27 July, 2010 04:48

Tags: Carriers, alcatel-lucent, 3g, telecommunication, at&t, mobile

Cloud SCM vendor iTradeNetwork being sold for $525 million

Roper Industries said Monday it plans to buy on-demand SCM (supply chain management) software vendor iTradeNetwork from private equity firm Accel-KKR for US$525 million. The transaction is expected to close later this week.

By Chris Kanaracus | 27 July, 2010 03:59

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, applications, mergers & acquisitions, software, internet, cloud computing, scm, iTradeNetwork, supply chain management

New Google Apps service targets gov't security needs

Google on Monday unveiled a new version of Google Apps designed to meet the rigorous security needs of U.S. government agencies.

By Nancy Gohring | 27 July, 2010 04:07

Tags: USA government, Internet-based applications and services, Google, internet, cloud computing, government, Google Apps

UAE says BlackBerry data handling violates the law

The offshore storage of data by Research In Motion for its BlackBerry smartphones conflicts with a 2007 law passed in the United Arab Emirates, the country's telecommunications regulator has said.

By Jeremy Kirk | 27 July, 2010 04:19

Tags: research in motion, applications, telecommunication, Mobile operating systems, software, mobile, RIM BlackBerry

OpenSSO, neglected by Oracle, gets second life

A Norwegian startup is assuming responsibility for maintaining an open source Web authentication technology originally developed by Sun Microsystems, and seemingly neglected by Oracle, which purchased Sun in January.

By Joab Jackson | 27 July, 2010 03:12

Tags: open source, ForgeRock, security, middleware, Access control and authentication, software, Simon Phipps, opensso, Oracle

IDC: SaaS momentum skyrocketing

Interest in the SaaS (software as a service) delivery model is growing to the point that by 2012, almost 85 per cent of new vendors will be focused on SaaS services, according to new research from analyst firm IDC.

By Chris Kanaracus | 27 July, 2010 04:03

Tags: business issues, SaaS, Internet-based applications and services, IDC, CIO role, it strategy, internet, cloud computing, IT management

Next step for Wikileaks: Crowdsourcing classified data

WASHINGTON - The release on Sunday by Wikileaks of more than 90,000 documents about military operations in Afghanistan may just be the start of problems for the U.S. government.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 27 July, 2010 07:52

Tags: Government use of IT, IT in Government, security, wikileaks, government, privacy

UK launches computer security training exercises

The U.K.'s Cyber Security Challenge began accepting registrations Monday for a series of computer security exercises designed to spur interest in the field.

By Jeremy Kirk | 26 July, 2010 20:49

Tags: security

Dell dumps Ubuntu PCs from website

Despite previously claiming that Linux systems are safer than those running Windows, PC maker Dell has stopped selling computers pre-installed with the Ubuntu operating system via its website - the principle source of orders for the company

By Matt Egan | 27 July, 2010 03:41

Tags: Dell, hardware systems, laptops, software, PCs & laptops, Tech industry

Group to work on wireless laptop-charging specification

The Wireless Power Consortium said Monday that it will start working on a new specification for wirelessly charging laptops.

By Agam Shah | 27 July, 2010 03:54

Tags: peripherals, Batteries / fuel cells, hardware systems, laptops, Components, Wireless Power Consortium

EMC releases new midrange deduplication array

EMC announced three new products, including a new midrange Data Domain deduplication appliance, a new disk archive system with deduplication for mainfames and a disk library series with arrays that scale from 8TB to 1.4PB.

By Lucas Mearian | 27 July, 2010 04:18

Tags: storage, storage hardware, data domain, emc

Apple loses bid to criminalise iPhone jailbreaking

Apple lost its bid today to criminalise "jailbreaking," the practice of hacking an iPhone to install unauthorized apps on the smartphone, according to a decision by the U.S. Copyright Office and the Library of Congress.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 July, 2010 06:14

Tags: Gov't Legislation/Regulation, DRM and Legal Issues, Apple, Mobile Apps and Services, regulation, Macintosh, Library of Congress, government

Cybercrime costs US businesses $3.8 million per year, study finds

A new study of 45 U.S. organizations found that cybercrime -- including Web attacks, malicious code and rogue insiders -- costs each one of them $3.8 million per year, on average, and results in about one successful attack each week.

By Ellen Messmer | 27 July, 2010 01:49

Tags: security, legal, Ponemon Institute, cybercrime costs, cybercrime

Google introduces Google Apps for Government suite

Honing in on the lucrative government market for business applications, Google introduced on Monday Google Apps for Government, featuring its suite of cloud-based business applications equipped with extra security precautions.

By Paul Krill | 27 July, 2010 05:41

Tags: Google, applications, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, Desktop productivity, Google Apps

EU hits IBM with two formal antitrust investigations

The European Commission announced on Monday that it will begin formal investigations into allegations that IBM has abused its dominant position in the mainframe server market.

By Jennifer Baker | 27 July, 2010 02:54

Tags: antitrust, IBM, legal, government, european comission

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