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TOP STORY: IBM Platform Promises Easy Predictive Modeling

MORE NEWS: Google TV Coming This Fall

ANALYTIC REPORT: Best Practices: FISMA Compliance

WHITEPAPER: Guide to Selecting a Managed Hosting Provider

BLOG: Microsoft Is Patent Troll, Says CEO Benioff

WEBCAST: The Hacker's Roadmap: HOWTO Safeguard Against Constantly Evolving Threats

RESOURCES: Book Excerpt: Making It Big In Software: Google's Peter Norvig

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 Monday, May 24, 2010 



"Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven't paid the price to decide what is really important to them."

-- Stephen Covey 



IBM Platform Promises Easy Predictive Modeling
Decision Management system launches with customer-service and insurance-claims applications.

7 Steps To Making Better Decisions
Business Analytics: Q&A With Teradata's CTO
SAS Offers Social Media Analytics Service


Google TV Coming This Fall
Having partnered with retailers and manufacturers, Google aims to succeed where others have fallen short: wedding the Web with TV.

Google Launches Encrypted Search

Google search results now come wrapped in a digital lock to keep them from prying eyes.

MySpace Seeks Game Developers

With an eye on rival Facebook's success with games, MySpace kicks off a labs program for developers.

Google AdMob Deal Gets Green Light

The Federal Trade Commission has decided to not to fight Google's purchase of AdMob because of Apple.

Feds Advance Cloud Adoption Plans

In the past two weeks alone, the government has introduced a new cloud RFQ, expanded its cloud app store, and launched a clouds standards effort.

Cisco Tops Rebounded Ethernet Switch Market

HP and Avaya lobbed challenges at Cisco's 72% share of Ethernet revenue, as the overall market gained 4.5% in the first quarter.

FCC Releases Mobile Market Analysis

The report suggests that the wireless market is more concentrated and less competitive than in recent years.

Togetherville Social Network For Kids Launches

Aimed at keeping kids safe, Togetherville's online social connections are managed by parents.

Medical Association Objects To EHR Rules

The Medical Group Management Association says expanding HIPAA disclosure requirements is burdensome and will hurt electronic health record adoption.



Best Practices: FISMA Compliance
Implementing a program that is effective in actually securing assets and will continually address compliance is difficult. Guidelines such as the NIST 800 series are confusing, and much of the underlying data to be protected changes so quickly that yearly reviews of controls are woefully ineffective. Here's a better plan.
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Multi-Enterprise Vulnerability Management Strategies
Finding and fixing security flaws inside your borders is hard enough. So what happens when you must expand your scope to include contractors, customers and suppliers?
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Guide to Selecting a Managed Hosting Provider
Choosing a hosting provider can be a daunting task. Even when you know what features to look for, it's hard to discern if a hosting provider can deliver because they all say the same things. This guide will help you cut through the marketing messages and get to the meat of what to look for when selecting a hosting provider. Download Now

Portable Spot Air Conditioners as Permanent Cooling Solutions for Office Data Centers
Using a building's central air-conditioning system to cool an office data center can be costly. Installing a precision cooling system or mini-split can also be expensive, and in leased spaces, is usually prohibited. This paper examines the benefits of using portable spot air conditioners as a less-expensive, permanent solution. Download Now



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Microsoft Is Patent Troll, Says CEO Benioff
By Bob Evans CEO Marc Benioff, never a particular fan of Microsoft's products, technology, vision, or prospects, can now add its legal strategy to his list of things he can't stand about Microsoft. Commenting on the patent-infringement suit filed against by Microsoft, Benioff called the Redmond company a "patent troll."


What Are Nokia And Yahoo Planning For Monday?
By Eric Zeman
Yahoo recently invited the press to gather at an announcement it is holding on Monday, May 24. The invite uses an interesting combination of words, which includes "global", "mobile" and "consumers." According to the Wall Street Journal, Nokia is involved. What gives?

HP Helps Wal-Mart Transform From Photos To Publishing
By Bob Evans
Hewlett-Packard is helping Wal-Mart expand into the publishing business by sweeping aside the old photo-printing model and letting customers select and print everything from greeting cards to branded images from concerts, TV shows, and movies. With other huge retailers signing on as well, HP expects its new retail publishing business will grow 300% this year.

iPad Sold Out, Users 91% Satisfied
By Eric Zeman
The iPad 3G appears to be sold out at most Apple Stores across the U.S. The Wi-Fi model is less scarce, but barely so. Did Apple underestimate supply badly? According to user surveys, 91% of people who own an iPad are satisfied with it. Perhaps word-of-mouth is selling the device for Apple.


The Hacker's Roadmap: HOWTO Safeguard Against Constantly Evolving Threats
In this Webcast, we'll assess the variables that factor into the decision of whether, and how, to implement a cloud computing environment in federal data centers. Issues to be evaluated include the software, hardware, and other related costs; how shared-services efficiencies translate into savings; and the potential for recouping expenses through chargebacks. We also explore usage scenarios where the business case for private clouds is strongest.

It happens Wednesday, May 19. More Information & Registration


Book Excerpt: Making It Big In Software: Google's Peter Norvig
In this excerpt from the book Making It Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great, by Sam Lightstone, Google's Director of Research Peter Norvig shares insights into the working at the upper echelons of the software industry.
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Video: Customizing Your Ribbon in Office 2010
Microsoft has made the Ribbon a standard feature across all Office applications in its latest release, and it has made the Ribbon customizable. It also has made many of the Office 2010 features more visible in the Ribbon, and added some new features.
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The Enterprise 2.0 Conference is the largest gathering for people ready to connect teams, and harness collective intelligence with social tools and 2.0 technologies. Enterprise 2.0 includes visionary keynotes, informative sessions, case studies, and an Expo Pavilion featuring the latest technologies. Register today and save 25% or get a free Expo Pass.

It happens in Boston, June 14-17.

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