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July 25, 2011  5:29 PM

Gear up to install OS X Lion



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
cloud computing, desktops and laptops, Operating systems

Massive heat waves in the South and Midwest have us scurrying for the cool, comforting glow of our monitors in the delicious air conditioning, so we've been scouring the Web and have found some choice selections for your Monday reading pleasure. Check out the scoop on installing OS X Lion,...

July 11, 2011  11:27 AM

Will Google social media be the fastest growing network in history?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
cloud applications, social media

The world is a busy place, and last week was no exception. We saw the last public launch of NASA's shuttle program, witnessed tremendous buzz in the wide scramble for adoption of Google's social media project Google+ and a whole lot of candles on IBM's birthday...


June 24, 2011  2:05 PM

Vulnerability in Dropbox security leaves user accounts wide open



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, cloud computing, data privacy

No bones about it: Dropbox security just took a huge dive in user confidence. This past Sunday, Dropbox user accounts -- all of them -- were open and accessible to the...


June 16, 2011  2:13 PM

Public-sector CIOs leading IT transformation



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Business process automation, CIO, cloud computing

I'm not sure about you, but my first impression of government's use of technology is that they are still working off VAX computers and dumb terminals. But, really, it's quite the contrary. Here are some leaders of IT transformation working in the public sector:


June 13, 2011  5:14 PM

TrueCrypt and Dropbox go together like peanut butter and chocolate



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Apple, CIO, data security, Google, social networking

We've scoured the Web and compiled a crib sheet for the best and most interesting tidbits from around the IT blogosphere last week, including using TrueCrypt and Dropbox for data encryption, the Twitter API and the age-old debate of Google vs. Apple. Here's what you might have missed: There was...


June 6, 2011  3:10 PM

Virtual security and hackers: A match made in heaven?



Posted by: Jbiscobi
CIO, mobile tools, Virtualization

While you were putting out fires in your computer room, we were scouring the Web looking for tasty bits for you to peruse. From ensuring virtual security to the workforce of tomorrow, check out these greatest hits from last week's IT blogosphere:

  • Researchers are...


May 20, 2011  1:49 PM

15 overused IT phrases: Has cloud computing in IT become a cliche?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, cloud computing

Cloud. It's everywhere. You can't ignore cloud computing in IT, but the word itself starts losing meaning after you hear it too many times. Cloud cloud cloud. There were...


May 10, 2011  7:05 PM

The sky’s the limit for cloud-enabled applications



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, cloud applications

Back in the day, the must-have feature for technology products was "Internet-enabled." (Remember when Windows became Internet-enabled? It meant sticking the browser in.) It got kind of sickening to hear it over and over. Now we take it for granted. Now it's "cloud-enabled," and as much as I am...


February 24, 2011  5:38 AM

Food for thought: Cloud computing technology minimizes human touch



Posted by: 4Laura
cloud computing, Vendor Relationships

The topic of innovation made for choice dinner conversation last week when President Barack Obama met with a dozen titans of the IT industry at a private home in Silicon Valley, Calif. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama wanted to know how lessons learned by the technology industry --...


February 15, 2011  3:14 PM

Pros and cons of disaster recovery in the cloud



Posted by: Christina Torode
cloud computing, disaster recovery, Vendor Relationships

Disaster recovery in the cloud is manna from heaven for some IT executives. There’s no grappling over IT dollars for DR for a given project. The cost of DR is simply slipped in as part of the monthly...


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