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  Thursday, Jan 19, 2012
Between The Lines ColumnistAmazon Dynamo DB: Big Data's Big Cloud Moment
By Doug Henschen
Amazon's DynamoDB promises a database service fit even for Internet-scale companies with huge data sets. Whether big data players will give up servers comes down to economics and flexibility.

Amazon Launches Big Data Service
Amazon Unveils Windows Server Free Trial

5 Strategies To Fail Fast On IT Projects
Failing fast can can save your organization millions of dollars, but it isn't easy to do.

TD Bank's Social Strategy: Start Small, Think Big
The bank's ambitious enterprise social networking plans started with a simple initiative that has already boosted productivity dramatically.

Oracle Scorned For Paltry Database Patches
With only two of many reported vulnerabilities fixed in Oracle's latest update, the database security community questions Oracle's patch bottleneck.

10 Questions Before Choosing An Internal Social Network Platform
What's the best internal social technology for your business? Consider these points as you evaluate enterprise social media vendors.

Facebook Users Hit By Money-Grubbing Malware
Carberp Trojan malware attempts to steal money by duping the user into divulging an e-cash voucher.

Google's Growth Path: 6 Challenges
As Google prepares to report its fourth-quarter 2011 earnings, some industry-watchers see obstacles ahead. Consider these six hurdles.

10 Government Ideas To Spur Innovation
More investment in basic research, STEM education, and entrepreneurship "clusters" are among the proposals in a 160-page Commerce Department report.

A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it. -- Arnold Bennett


Google's Growth Path: 6 Challenges
10 Government Ideas To Spur Innovation
IT Pro Impact: Windows Developer Road Map
Choosing the Right Authentication Strategy
iPhone Wins Back Android Losses
Maximize ROI with Database Consolidation onto Private Clouds
We're Accepting Nominations For The InformationWeek 500

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THIS EDITION: Secure Mobile Apps
More than 700 IT pros gave us an earful on database licensing, performance, NoSQL, and more. That story and more--including a look at transitioning to Win 8--in our latest all-digital issue of InformationWeek.

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IT Pro Impact: Windows Developer Road Map
Ready to catch the Metro? Windows 8 is a major shift, with features borrowed from desktop gadgets and mobile devices, and it brings a slew of new paradigms for developers. Here's what you need to know.
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Research: Physical and Logical Security Convergence
As employees become more dispersed, physical security measures need to evolve and merge with logical controls. But our trending shows a stunning dearth of innovation and investment in technologies, as well as a lack of integration with SEIM systems. In this report, we'll shed light on this often overlooked but important part of any security posture.
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Choosing the Right Authentication Strategy
A complex maze of heterogeneous IT systems are being exposed to a world of sophisticated and aggressive criminal attacks. Today, passwords may not be enough to protect your critical services and sensitive data, or your customers' privacy and credentials. In this Dark Reading Tech Center report, we explain how to choose the right authentication technologies based on risk management, overhead and cost.
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How to Make the Case for Strong Authentication
With today's threat landscape and the increased value placed on the information created and stored, systems that rely on static passwords for security are left vulnerable and at high risk of being breached. This paper examines the need for strong authentication and explores the return on investment in order to help organizations make an informed decision when contemplating their strategic move toward more effective security.
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iPhone Wins Back Android Losses
Newest figures from Nielsen show that Apple's iPhone 4S, which launched in October, grabbed back marketshare during the fourth quarter of 2011.

Microsoft Makes Cloud Management Move On VMware
New System Center suite, due in first half of 2012, centrally manages Windows Server in the data center plus future workloads in private clouds and Windows Azure public cloud. Can features, licensing tweaks lure VMware users?

Iran Hacked GPS Signals To Capture U.S. Drone
Exploit of well-known bug in drone's software made it think it was landing at an American airfield, not 140 miles inside Iran.

Supercomputer Cools Off Using Groundwater
Novel cooling system turns normal groundwater into big savings for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which is running a new 162 teraflop supercomputer, Olympus.

Can Anonymous Cripple Critical U.S. Infrastructure?
Homeland Security says Anonymous can cause DDoS attacks, but says chance of attack on scale of Stuxnet is slim.


8 Cool Smartphones At CES
Among the smartphone twists at this year's CES, we saw sleeker designs, added durability, 3D capability--and even phones that go underwater.   View Now

12 Enterprise IT Resolutions For 2012
10 Innovative Clinical Decision Support Programs


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Maximize ROI with Database Consolidation onto Private Clouds
Join Oracle experts Willie Hardie and Mark Townsend as they explain the business case for a private database cloud and describe the architectures that best suit your business and IT requirements. It happens Thursday, January 26, 2012 -- Time: 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET More Information & Registration

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We're Accepting Nominations For The InformationWeek 500
Nominate your company for the 2012 InformationWeek 500 -- our 24rd annual ranking of the nation's very best business technology innovators. Organizations with $250 million or more in revenue may apply now!
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State of Enterprise Storage Survey
InformationWeek is conducting our third annual State of Enterprise Storage survey on data management technologies and strategies. Upon completion, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive an Apple 32-GB iPod Touch.
Survey ends Jan. 13

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