Industry Updates

News Updates (January 25, 2010)

Gartner: New IT Jobs … Gartner outlined four new IT jobs to become fashionable: legal and IT hybrids, digital archivists, business information managers, and enterprise information architects. On group 3, “There will be an increasing trend to combine business and information management expertise in a single role, carried out by a single person, rather than a “business and IT partnership” with two people, two hierarchies and two sets of reporting relationships. One company already taking this approach achieved all its objectives including a cost reduction for the department of 10 percent in the first year. Gartner expects 20 percent of companies to employ business information managers by 2013, compared with 5 percent in 2009.More

Motorola vs RIM … Motorola wants RIM to stop importing BlackBerry devices into the US, due to alleged patent infringement. “Motorola, based in Schaumburg, Ill., is seeking an order that would prohibit RIM from importing infringing products, selling infringing products that have already been imported and marketing and advertising those products. Motorola said the patents at issue cover “early stage innovations developed by Motorola in key technology areas,” including such as Wi-Fi access, application management, user interface and power management.More

Atlassian Summit 2010 … Atlassian is hosting its annual user conference on June 9-11 in San Francisco. “From June 9-11 at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, hundreds of customers, speakers, partners and Atlassians will get together for the biggest Atlassian event ever! We’re upping the ante this year, with two keynotes, a launchpad competition, product announcements that will keep you on the edge of your seats and, of course, a pull-out-the-stops Atlassian-style party!More

2.0 Adoption Council Webinar Series … NewsGator is hosting a series of 4 webinars on social computing adoption in the enterprise, in conjunction with the 2.0 Adoption Council. “The 2.0 Adoption council is a collection of managers in large enterprises that are charting the course for 2.0 adoption. These managers use different platforms and tools, but all share a common enthusiasm for bringing a new way of working to their representative companies. The council members call themselves “internal evangelists” and have one of the most difficult, yet exciting jobs in the global marketplace. Now you can learn from these Enterprise 2.0 experts via a 4-part webinar series sponsored by NewsGator. As 2.0 solutions continue to penetrate and proliferate, NewsGator understands that companies are at various stages of understanding, adopting and applying 2.0 technology and business solutions within their organizations. We are hosting a 4 week webinar series designed to help companies at any stage of the process from selection to adoption.More

FPweb and CorasWorks … FPweb and CorasWorks announced the release of QuickStart SharePoint Business Suites, a set of hosted SharePoint applications. Eg, “The SharePoint AppFoundation™ Business Suite is built to run on hosted WSS v3, containing a state-of-the-art “intranet in a box” for faster deployment. AppFoundation allows users to create SharePoint solutions without the need for custom code. The AppEngine serves as a rock solid run-time environment and protects the user’s SharePoint environment as additional DLL-free apps are easily added via the CorasWorks App Store.More

Other News
– Cisco unveiled VideoStream, which enables wireless video over WiFi networks.
– MetLife spent $1 million on telepresence, and is reporting savings in employee travel.
– Apple is still having problems with the iMac 27.

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