The Week in Tech, 9/5 – 9/9

On Tuesday Carol Bartz was ousted as CEO of Yahoo. By Friday, rumor had it that Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo, is trying to buy back the company.  After Mike Arrington’s departure from TechCrunch, AOL is said to be holding merger talks with Yahoo. One can only imagine what next week will bring.

Here are a few other news items you might have missed:

9/11: Top lessons learned for disaster recovery

Although corporations have been following federal guidelines for disaster recovery, and cloud computing and virtualization are becoming standard practice, the new focus is on keeping workers working when corporate systems go down.

Most CIOs plan no layoffs — but no hiring, either

According to the Robert Half Technology Hiring Index and Skills report, 12% of South Carolina CIOs plan to hire IT staff, while 4% say they will be reducing IT staffing levels.

Data explosion lifts the storage market

Sales in disk storage systems grew 10% in the second quarter, to $7.5 billion.

SAP to plead guilty to DOJ criminal charges in Oracle case

Former SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow will plead guilty to criminal charges of copyright infringement for downloading software from Oracle’s servers.

Data analytics: Crunching the future

New analytics technology is predicting behavior—and building businesses.

Web master challenges: Staying ahead of obsolescence

One of the challenges for web masters, as well as any technology manager, is figuring out when to upgrade on a schedule that keeps up with current advances and fits the budget.

How to prep for the Google+ API

As programming access to the Google social network nears, here are some step you can take to get ready.

VA, DOD choose open source to combine EHRs

The two departments have created the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) to oversee the new public-private community.

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