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Pending home sales have leveled from a market swing driven by response to the home buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in December, increased 1.0 percent to 96.6 fr...
The U.S. Air Force has awarded IBM a contract to design and demonstrate a secure cloud computing infrastructure capable of supporting defense and intelligence networks. The ten-month project will introduce advanced cyber security and analytics technologies developed by IBM Research ...
The US Air Force has contracted for IBM to design and demonstrate a secure cloud computing infrastructure capable of supporting defense and intelligence networks. The 10-month project is supposed to introduce advanced cyber security and analytics technologies developed by IBM Research ...
A short paper I read recently speculates that it would be good for the U.S. Government to provide seed money to cloud-based industries just being developed. The argument there is that government should promote low-interest capital or R&D funds to the cloud to keep us (meaning Ameri...
Today, Brad Smith, senior vice president and general counsel at Microsoft Corp., urged both Congress and the information technology industry to act now to ensure that the burgeoning era of cloud computing is guided by an international commitment to privacy, security and transparency fo...
After Google disclosed Tuesday that it and dozens of other major companies have been under cyber-attack by the Chinese government, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a statement saying, “We have been briefed by Google on these allegations, which raise very serious concern...
Africa is catching up and learning from the mistakes of the developing nations. With investment in Africa seeing significant growth throughout 2009 and it set to continue into 2010, an emergency meeting has been called between some of the leading CIOs on the continent to discuss planne...
CollabNet, on Wednesday, announced that the Defense Information System Agency (DISA), the information systems group for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), has placed the ProjectForge component of its Forge.mil initiative into limited operational availability (LOA). Forge.mil enables...
Loni Stark, group manager for Government Solutions at Adobe Systems Incorporated, recently interviewed with Focus Washington TechView to discuss the emergence of social media in government and how agencies are leveraging newer technologies, such as Twitter and Facebook, with positive r...
In response to massive demand, the world's largest Cloud event - the International Cloud Computing Expo series - is expanding its number of tracks and sessions for April 2010. The deadline for the very popular Call for Papers, which resulted in a greater deluge of submissions than ever...
"I am grateful to the passengers and crew aboard Northwest Flight 253 who reacted quickly and heroically to an incident that could have had tragic results. The Department of Homeland Security immediately put additional screening measures into place -- for all domestic and international...
“The Heads of State, Heads of Government, Ministers, and other heads of delegation present at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 in Copenhagen,… Have agreed on this Copenhagen Accord which is operational immediately.” And so ends the Copenhagen Climate Summit. But what ...
Market Disruptions will Accelerate into 2010. Just as the recession provided fertile ground in which cloud computing could take root, the rebounding economy in 2010 will provide the nutrient—end-user investment—that cloud needs to grow. The influx of buyers will put increasing pressure...
Breach Security has announced the release of the WebDefend Global Event Manager, a solution developed to work in conjunction with the new Web Application Firewall service offered by Akamai Technologies. When deployed with Akamai’s Web Application Firewall service, the WebDefend Global ...
Estimates vary on how much Asian Utilities are going to be spending to modernize their electricity grids, but the presence of execs from Kepco, PLN, AEI, TNB, EVN and Tata Power at the NGU Summit APAC (hosted by GDS International) is an indication that multinationals see big opportunit...
Slashed budgets and reduced staffing numbers delayed many security initiatives in 2009, but the vulnerabilities didn’t retreat and will only intensify in 2010, Unisys security experts predict. Looking ahead to 2010, Unisys predicts that government and commercial organizations will take...
They discussed cloud computing, transparency, and Adobe's approach to this key aspect of the government market. A phenomenon born out of the connectivity of the Web, cloud computing can help address key challenges such as making it easier for government to interconnect systems, share d...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "Diamond" and "Platinum" sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming Cloud Expo New York sold out the same day the "show prospectus" for the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com) was sent to more than 100...
The second set of charges filed last week against Indian outsourcer Satyam Computer Services founder Ramaslinga Raju and his cronies doubles the size of the already massive $1.5 billion fraud Raju confessed to in a letter back in January when he found he could no longer maintain the fi...
The Korean government is going to sink around $172 million into cloud computing next year under a still fuzzy plan that the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, the Ministry of Public Administration and the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) are backing to reduce overlapping investments a...
Dell is transferring ownership of its new factory in Poland over to contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group on undisclosed terms. Foxconn will produce desktops, laptops, servers and storage for Dell at the Lodz plant and reportedly retain present staff. Dell just shifted its EME...
In the High-Tech industry, the machinations of the US Supreme Court are, at best, fodder for dinner party trivia questions. There is one case on the Supreme Court docket this year that has the potential to change the way intellectual property protected in the United States, and have a ...
As part of a continuing Government Cloud computing education program, Dataline, LLC has released a Government Cloud Computing Value Survey. This online resource has been designed as an aid to help Federal agencies explore the value of cloud computing. Through a 15 minute interactive se...
In an exclusive interaction with Mr. Tej Kohli, Founder and CEO, of Ozone Real Estate, a number of revelations emerged on the financial and economic crisis of the past months and its impact on the Abu Dhabi market. Being an eminent Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer, Kohli is wel...
Operates in over 170 countries and is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services. Richard Tarboton talks for MeettheBoss.TV on his role as Head of Energy & Carbon for BT and what they are doing towards reducing carbon emissions.
India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is sorta like the FBI, has filed a second batch of charges against the 10 people indicted in the Satyam accounting scandal and the charge sheet reportedly runs to 55,000 pages. It also threw the company’s global head of internal audi...
IBM has sold its very first mainframes in Namibia to the First National Bank of Namibia, two z10s Business Class machines. The bank was under government instructions to get its systems out of neighboring South Africa. Big Blue says the mainframe’s next frontier is emerging markets. It ...
The United States Senate waded into the Oracle-Sun imbroglio Tuesday. Fifty-nine senators from both sides of the aisle led by one-time presidential hopeful John Kerry (D-Mass) and perennial presidential pretender Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) signed a letter to the European Commission asking...
"As companies such as MySpace continue to expand the richness of their site, the big thing is trying to seek a higher level of customer experience by replicating "beyond capacity" in a test environment, so that a company can see what it is exactly that they will need when traffic surge...
In September I mentioned that Michael Hickins had reported on phone spoofing with cell phones to avoid sanctions for calling to Iran. Now The Economist reports that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan complains that “they eavesdropped on me for six years.” "They" may possibly b...
Dell, which hasn’t been involved in the litigation except as a witness and source of discovery, has featured large in AMD’s suit against Intel over rebates, the European Commission’s action against Intel and now in the new antitrust suit lodged by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo...
Now that ICANN has relaxed its rules on domain names in non-Roman characters, Egypt Monday became the first country to request a web address in Arabic script. .Egypt will be .masr but in Arabic script. The move is meant to open the Internet to all the folks largely in emerging markets ...
According to an SEC filing the Galleon Group, the hedge fund charge with trading on insider information, double downed on ATI in 2006 to the tune of ~$125 million in shares and call options right before AMD bought it and was up 6.6% when AMD’s bid was disclosed. Galleon had a pipeline ...
E-Government initiatives aimed at modernizing federal information systems are fraught with risk, according to a new study sponsored by CA, Inc. and conducted by the Ponemon Institute, Cyber Security Mega Trends: Study of IT leaders in the U.S. federal government. Released CA's IT Gover...
Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS), a leader in socially responsible investing (SRI) for Catholic institutions, announced that a majority of shareholders voted in support of its "say on executive pay" proxy resolution at the Cisco Systems' annual meeting of shareholders. F...
athenahealth announced that on November 10, 2009, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued athenahealth a patent entitled, ‘Practice Management and Billing Automation System’ (U.S. Patent No. 7,617,116) for its athenaNet rules engine that is part of the Company’s revenue cycle m...
Waleed Al Muhairi, the COO of Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi government-owned investor in AMD as well as the chairman of Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), AMD’s Abu Dhabi government-owned partner in Globalfoundaries, its fab spin-out, said at a conference in Dubai Sunday that a c...
Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON'...
Intel is paying AMD $1.25 billion to settle the massive private antitrust suit AMD has lodged in Delaware. AMD will also drop two cases against Intel it has pending in Japan and withdraw all of its regulatory complaints worldwide.Intel has also agreed to abide by a “set of business pra...
NComputing Inc. announced that it has won a massive computerization contract from Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) alongside Wipro for deploying 31,000 NComputing virtual desktops in ESIC offices and clinics across the country. ESIC will use 31,000 NComputing thin-client wor...