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The cloud emerges as a serious contender for companies interested in IT outsourcing. About a year and a half ago, no one was talking about cloud computing as part of IT outsourcing (ITO) deals. But now, in today’s climate of deferring capital expenditures and finding short-term...

Google recently set the blogosphere abuzz by announcing that it was pulling the plug on several products. The victims included Lively, a virtual world that was Google’s answer to Second Life; Dodgeball, a cellphone service aimed at young bar-hoppers who wanted to let their friends know...

There is a growing belief among engineers and security experts that Internet security and privacy has become so elusive that the only way to fix the problem is to start over, with a brand new Internet. Read full article>>...

WASHINGTON — To rally support for his administration’s economic recovery bill recently, President Obama invited about a dozen chief executives, seven of them from technology and energy companies, to the Oval Office. Some of their industries’ top lobbyists, meanwhile, gathered in another office where Jason Furman,...

Organizations that experienced a data breach in 2008 paid an average of $6.6 million last year to rebuild their brand image and retain customers, according to a new study. Ponemon Institute, a Tucson based research firm, looked at 43 organizations that reported a data breach last...

Safe assumption: Teens are online. Unsafe: Retirees aren’t. About nine out of 10 US consumers ages 12 to 24 use the Internet. That is not surprising. But more than one-half of those ages 65 to 69 are online as well, and Internet-using 70-to-74-year-olds make up 45% of...

Vendors are rushing to join Amazon and others in the cloud, offering businesses new ways to do more with less. The cloud computing market arrived in a big way in 2008, with Amazon, EMC/VMware, IBM, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, and a dozen other vendors introducing products for...

Onalaska, Wis. - Trouble was in, well, trouble. His tongue split in half, and the horse needed medical attention. His owner, Lauren Moore, 17, was there during surgery and made regular visits to the veterinary hospital in the days to follow — but she didn't miss any...

From the dangers of social networks to the latest offerings in Unified Communications, we keep you up to date on what you need to know about the benefits and pitfalls of Web 2.0. Read more...