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VMware Vs. Microsoft: Next Chapter | Windows 8 Outlook Murky At Best

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  Monday, February 04, 2013
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Between The Lines Columnist Windows 8 Outlook: Murky At Best
By Michael Endler
Based on the latest numbers, Microsoft should slash prices on both Surface RT and Windows 8 to motivate sales, some analysts say.

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VMware Vs. Microsoft: The Next Chapter
Microsoft has already some stolen some VMware customers and there will be more to come. But some watchers missed the early success of software-defined data center buried in VMware's Q4 numbers.

Oracle Issues Emergency Java Security Update
Oracle's Java update addresses 50 bugs, including flaws that can be used to remotely compromise a desktop or server.

Are Big Companies Ready For Cloud ERP?
Any ERP change is high risk, but CIOs will look closely at cloud options.

Why CMO Tech Spending Is Good For IT
As CMOs increase their tech spending, it's up to IT to get wise to marketing's ways.

Ship Ahoy: Inside Blueseed's 'Googleplex Of The Sea'
Blueseed's "Googleplex of the Sea" for international startups and entrepreneurs has a waitlist of more than 350 companies and 1,100 workers who want to come aboard.

BlackBerry, Samsung Super Bowl Ads: Only Semi-Successful
BlackBerry and Samsung both took humorous turns with their Super Bowl commercials, with mixed results.

10 Crucial Questions Agile Developers Should Ask Employers
Find out whether that agile development job you're interviewing for might be a nightmare in the making.

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"All great change in America begins at the dinner table." -- Ronald Reagan

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IT Pro Ranking: Unified Threat Management
Unified threat management appliances combine multiple security functions into a single device to provide a streamlined security infrastructure with a compelling operational cost model. IT pros who use or have used or evaluated UTM appliances assess five vendors -- Check Point Software, Cisco Systems, Dell SonicWall, HP and Juniper Networks -- on critical features such as malware detection, intrusion prevention and throughput.
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Automation and orchestration are all the rage among IT architects these days. One of the best places to apply the technology is to disaster recovery. Most organizations still want a "go" button, but after that, timely recovery requires automation. Here's what you need to know to make it happen.
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Advantages of Wire-Free Power Monitoring
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It's a fact that Active Directory is the source of nearly all authentication and authorization in any Windows network. You'll eventually find every dependency arrow pointing towards AD services. Read this white paper to learn about the five potential Active Directory disaster scenarios that could hit your IT department, and the tools and planning you need to repair them more quickly, or prevent them altogether.
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10 Best Android Apps Of 2012
Check out these 10 gems that stood out from the crowd of 700,000 Android apps.

8 Key Changes In Microsoft SharePoint 2013
Microsoft's popular collaboration platform gets a significant revamp with SharePoint 2013. Here's what you gain.

The Dreaded Captcha: Beginning Of The End?
Ticketmaster dumps reviled security technology that forces users to decipher distorted words. Will it spark a trend?

10 Great Windows 8 Apps
Transitioning to Windows 8 isn't easy, but these apps can help.

20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2012
Are you playing it too safe, IT leaders? Take these InformationWeek 500 projects along to rev up your next brainstorming session.

 

SLIDESHOWS
BlackBerry 10: Visual Tour Of Smartphones, OS
RIM rebrands itself as BlackBerry and unveils a new operating system and two new smartphones. Take a closer look at the company's last hope of regaining mobile glory.   View Now

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7 Portals Powering Patient Engagement
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CES 2013: It's A Wrap!
While some claim CES has lost its luster and big name headliners over the years, the show refuses to be deemed irrelevant. With trends spanning healthcare, mobile and automotive, there was plenty to see.   Watch

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Mobile Security -- A Holistic Approach
Managing and securing the mobile enterprise requires taking a holistic approach to defending the end-to-end scope of each mobile engagement. Security and management are highly intertwined and prerequisites to one another. Get more details during our webcast on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. More Information & Registration

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In this all-day InformationWeek and Dark Reading Virtual Event, experts and vendors will offer a detailed look at how enterprises can detect the latest malware, analyze the most current cyber attacks, and even identify and take action against the attackers. Attendees will also get a look at how cybercriminals operate, how they are motivated -- and what your business can do to stop them.
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