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Celebrating 40 years of the net

By Mark Ward, Technology correspondent, BBC News It has often been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. For the internet, that first step was more of a stumble. At 2100, on 29 October 1969, engineers 400 miles apart at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and […]

President Obama Visits MIT Research Lab, Tours Cutting Edge Green Technology

President Barack Obama toured a research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he took a tour of some of the cutting edge clean energy technology that has been in development by researchers there. According to a press release from the White House’s office of the press secretary, Obama was scheduled to visit […]

Cloud Computing: Agile Deployment for Agile QA Testing

Annie Shum [email protected] Invariably, the underlying questions at the heart of every technology or business initiative are less about technology but, as Clive Thompson of Wired Magazine observed, more about the people (generally referred to as the users and consumers in the IT industry). For example, “How does this technology/initiative impact the lives and productivity […]

Gartner’s top 10 Strategy Technology Areas for 2010

source: Gartner Cloud computing isn’t going to be vapor much longer, Gartner said Tuesday. The general idea–shared computing services accessible over the Internet that can expand or contract on demand–topped Gartner’s list of the 10 top technologies that information technology personnel need to plan for. It’s complicated, poses security risks, and computing technology companies are […]

Profiling Enterprise IT’s Social Networking Policies

Anti-social media? More than half of CIOs surveyed by placement firm Robert Half Technology said that their organizations prohibit any use of social-networking tools such as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. Dave Willmer, executive director of Robert Half Technology, said it is understandable that some companies would limit employee access to social-networking sites because usage can […]