TODAY'S TOP STORY
Google-Backed 'Super Wi-Fi' Plan Gets FCC Approval
The regulatory agency has granted Google and eight other companies a conditional role in the deployment of white spaces broadband.
• Cisco Bakes Intrusion Prevention Into WiFi Access Points
• Top 11 Mobile Predictions For 2011
• FCC Standardizes On LTE For Public Safety Network
Top Healthcare IT Predictions For 2011
Health systems will tackle technology challenges including mobile, manpower, meaningful use, and other mandates.
Global CIO: SAP Transformed: From Stuffy ERP To Real-Time iPad Analytics
Citing impressive across-the-board results, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott says new strategies and platforms will drive more growth in 2011.
iPad Fuels 241% Growth In Apple's Market Share
Analyst firm says Steve Jobs' company is now tied with Dell as the third largest PC maker—if the iPad is included.
Wolfe's Den: Intel Inches Into Its Next Big Market
Diversifying beyond the PC, Intel's multi-billion dollar embedded computing push envisions Atom processors in millions of appliances, Smart TVs, and other connected devices.
IBM To Build Massive China Cloud Data Centers
The 6.2-million-square-foot campus near Beijing will include offices, call centers, restaurants, and living spaces, as well as at least seven enormous data centers.
Intel McAfee Acquisition Cleared By EU
European regulators have approved the $7.68 billion acquisition following commitments from Intel to not hamper competition in the security market.
NASA Employs RightNow Cloud For Support Center
The space agency has put its Shared Services Center online to cut costs associated with handling inquiries via a call center.
USDA To Fund 45 Rural Telemedicine Projects
Agriculture Department grants program will also support network connectivity and distance learning technologies.
Verizon Bundles Google Apps For SMBs
Deal continues trend of partnering with high-profile software companies to package business applications around its core voice and broadband products.
Air Force Awards Space Fence Contracts
Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have won $107 million deals to provide preliminary designs for a radar system to detect objects passing over Earth.
100 P2P Users Produce 75% Of Files Downloaded
Targeting the users responsible for the most content might trigger a sharp decline in file-sharing via peer-to-peer networks, suggest researchers.
The Dark Side Of Remote Printing?
By Lamont Wood
Having a printer that can reach out to the Web means having a printer that a hacker can reach out to. Should SMBs lose sleep over this?
Wanted: Healthy, Channel-Centric Vendors
By Michele Pepe-Warren
In the years I've spent writing about technology, I've given a fair amount of attention to discussing what vendors look for in their VAR partners. But what about the flip side of the coin?
Windows Phone 7's Big Update Not For January
By Ed Hansberry
A lot of sites, this one included, have been reporting since November that Microsoft was planning to release a big update for its new platform, including the much anticipated copy and paste feature. It is pretty obvious as this point that January will come and go with nary an update in sight.
Codec Wars: What About Mobile Devices And Content Sites
By Kurt Marko
Last week I commented about Google's decision to eliminate support for the H.264 video codec standard from Chrome and while I initially focused on the implications for PC users, given the growing use of mobile browsers, I wondered if the ramifications could be even more significant for them. Well, on further reflection, I'm not too worried, at least yet.
Do You Really Need A Server?
By Lamont Wood
A lot of SMBs are apparently deciding that they don't, and firms like Cbeyond are banking on that.