TODAY'S TOP STORY
Microsoft Expands Mobile Platform Offerings
Windows Embedded Handheld aims to boost mobile enterprise workforce productivity by enabling users to capture, access, and act on business-critical information.
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Supercomputer Development Thriving In China
Powerful systems for use in civil, military, and commercial applications are now being developed at no fewer than 10 locations in China.
FCC Considers Broadband Regulation
Broadband carriers oppose regulation of Internet broadband while content providers favor FCC action to classify broadband as a telecommunications service.
Toshiba, Fujitsu Merge Mobile Units
Facing stiff competition from Apple's iPhone and Android mobile devices, Fujitsu and Toshiba announced they will merge handset operations.
Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Read Employee Texts
Provided there is a “legitimate work-related purpose,” the court supports the right of employers to review an employee's text messages.
Five Friday Phone Features
Here's a collection of five stories from the past week that you might have missed. Included: HTC EVO 4G in white, Verizon data hogs (or not), new Palm webOS in the works, and more.
Gov Forum: Back-Office Upgrades Key To Intel Sharing
Despite public focus on collaboration and culture, intelligence IT execs highlight data center consolidation, identity, and access management efforts.
Apple Increases Mac OS X Malware Protection
Defenses against the HellRTS Trojan were included -- but not documented -- in the Mac OS X 10.6.4 update this week.
Find Lost iPhones With New Apple App
Apple's new Find My iPhone app lets users locate a lost or missing iPhone or iPad from another iOS device.
Internet Fraud Alert Program Launched
Microsoft, FTC, PayPal back program for sharing information on compromised account credentials.
Why Aren't Health Organizations Embracing Cloud Storage?
By George Hulme
As hospitals around the world move from paper-based records to electronic systems, they cited disaster recovery as one of their top priorities. While prepping for disaster is good business, shouldn't something else be a priority on the agenda of those embracing more health IT?
SaaS Industry Is Collapsing! And The Sky Is Falling.
By Bob Evans
In 1977, Digital Equipment Corp. founder Ken Olsen said, "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home." Another prediction's not quite as atrociously bad but almost: 22 months ago, Lawson Software CEO Harry Debes said the SaaS industry will go "nowhere" and within two years "will collapse." But hey, he's not wrong just yet'he's still got two months to go.
The Unvarnished Truth About VDI? Not Hardly.
By Elias Khnaser
On June 14, InfoWorld published an article titled "The unvarnished truth about VDI desktop virtualization". In it, the author, Frank Ohlhorst, makes some claims about VDI and desktop virtualization that I believe need to be addressed.
The Continued Evolution Of Windows Phone 7
By Ed Hansberry
Even though consumers are supposed to be able to buy a Windows Phone 7 device by the end of this year, Microsoft is still tweaking the user interface. Some of the changes are subtle and others are more noticeable.
WordPress 3.0 Released
By Allen Stern
WordPress, the popular blogging platform, has released the 3.0 version to the public today. Here's a list of the new updates and additions to WordPress 3.0.