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Dell: a BlackBerry-Free Enterprise?

Dell plans to transition its 25,000 employees from BlackBerry smartphones to Windows 7-running Dell smartphones, a move it says will cut 25 percent from the company's mobile communications costs . Read More >

Mobility, Cloud Anchor AT+T Health Care Venture

AT&T's new ForHealth practice will combine existing health care projects with future services in mobility and in the cloud. Read More >

Cloud Computing Has Green ROI: Microsoft Study

By comparing on-premise business applications to cloud-based equivalents, the researchers found that cloud computing has positive effects on the environment, especially if you are a small company. Read More >

iPads, iPhones for Business: Try the Cloud

Little-known Oxygen Cloud, a beta-level online service, has begun providing support for large-scale enterprise migration to private storage clouds. Read More >

Security Slideshow: Risky Business: Social Networks, Mobility, Cloud Computing

CIOs and other tech managers harbor significant reservations about their ability to ensure enterprise security when it comes to the use of social networking, mobile platforms and cloud computing, according to a new survey from IBM. Most of the perceived risks have to do with the accessibility, use and control of data, especially regarding social networking and the potential danger of having... Read More >

Cloud Data Access Violations Rampant

Results show a sharp increase in the percentage of businesses with limited knowledge of which systems employees access. Read More >

Microsoft, New York City Sign Major IT Deal

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announce new cost-cutting cloud site license for all New York City employees based on per-use rather than per-seat fees. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Adopting the Cloud: A Year of Trial and Error Ahead

Cloud computing appears poised to further increase its profile among enterprise users over the next year, according to a survey conducted by CompTIA, which is a member association for IT vendors and solution providers. CIOs and other tech decision-makers are interested in expanding their use of the cloud, and IT vendors/solution providers... Read More >

Dell Windows Phone 7 Due in 4Q

Dell's Venue Pro, its newest Windows Phone 7 smartphone, will debut in the U.S. this holiday season. Dell remains tight-lipped about an exact price or release date. Read More >

Books Slideshow: Fall Reading List: Books to Boost Your CIO IQ

Are you having difficulty dodging the political (and personal) "landmines" that exist in every corporate culture? Do you need to brush up on your negotiating skills so you can ensure C-level sign-off on the tech initiatives that you know will benefit your organization? Are you a CIO who must manage a scattered mobile IT team? If so, our baker's dozen fall 2010 reading list can help. A number of... Read More >

Dell's Android Tablet

Dell showed off a prototype of a 7-inch tablet PC running Google Android at Oracle OpenWorld. It will be the computer maker's second tablet PC after the 5-inch Streak. Read More >

GSA Cloud Contract: Who Will Win?

The federal government's General Services Administration invited software makers to submit their bids to become its new e-mail collaboration application provider. Google, Microsoft and IBM are all battling for the big job. Read More >

Gartner: External Cloud Budgets to Rise

Those enterprises that have IT budget allocated to cloud computing plan to increase their use of external cloud services. Read More >

Dell Tablet Powered by Intel Atom

Dell is showing off an upcoming mobile device that can be run as a tablet or as a netbook. The device, powered by Intel's Atom chip, will be out later this year. Read More >

HP Gets 3PAR

Dell backs down as bidding war for storage company tops $2 billion. Read More >

3PAR Suitor Dell Weighs Options

Dell has a couple of days to make the next move in its bidding war against HP for the small scale-out storage maker. Read More >

3PAR Bidding War Hits $2B

Dell matches HP's offer in an effort to win over utility storage maker 3PAR. Read More >

3PAR Bidding War Rages On

Dell raised the stakes in its bidding war against HP for storage vendor 3PAR, upping its offer to $1.6 billion, or $24.30 a share. HP countered five hours later. Read More >

Dell's $99 Smartphone

Dell introduces the Android-running Aero smartphone as its first U.S. smartphone - a designation that puts its Streak in clear tablet terms. Read More >

Infrastructure-as-a-Service Is on the Rise

IAAS delivers computer infrastructure, typically a platform virtualization environment as a service. Read More >

IT Spending Growth Forecast

A U.K.-based study on IT spending is bullish for the remainder of the year with single-digit growth forecasts through 2014. Unsurprisingly, cloud computing and service-oriented environments get a lot of attention in the research analysis. Read More >

Dell, Aruba in Wireless LAN Deal

A multi-year agreement will deliver Aruba Networks' wireless LAN solutions under Dell's PowerConnect W-Series networking portfolio. Read More >

IT Outsourcing Plummets in 2Q 2010

Report says IT outsourcing dropped 30 percent in 2Q 2010 compared with the prior quarter, and 23 percent year-on-year. However, innovations such as cloud computing are beginning to influence the market. Read More >

Research Slideshow: CIOs Harbor High Expectations for Cloud Computing

CIOs and other top IT managers are more interested than ever in cloud-computing solutions for their enterprise needs, according to a new survey from Savvis. That is because many of them would like to get out of the business of managing their IT infrastructure and are looking to the cloud for outsourcing. But this does not mean that the cloud is getting a "free pass" from senior tech managers.... Read More >

Dow Jones CIO on Cloud Rights

We had the chance to speak with Dean Del Vecchio, SVP CIO/CAO at Dow Jones and a member of the Gartner Global IT Council for Cloud Computing, to gain further insight into the council's recently released "6 Rights of Cloud Computing." This guideline is sorely needed for CIOs contemplating further cloud initiatives. Read More >

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