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MORE NEWS: IBM Offers Tivoli Service To SMBs

ANALYTIC REPORT: Encryption Still Eludes Enterprises

WHITEPAPER: Anatomy of a Data Breach

BLOG: Oracle Makes 10 Commitments To Seal EU Deal

WEBCAST: Clustering Database Applications To Lower Costs

RESOURCES: State of the Data Center Survey

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 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 



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Amazon Auctions Cloud Computation

Businesses can now bid for computing capacity during times of low demand to save money.


Amazon Bids For Windows Developers On Eve Of Azure's Launch

Amazon Web Services Secrets Revealed


IBM Offers Tivoli Service To SMBs

Tivoli Live Monitoring can monitor virtual machines running under VMware ESX Server, Microsoft's Hyper-V, and Citrix Systems XenServer.

Oracle Mobilizing MySQL Users

The European Commission investigation into Oracle's acquisition of Sun is turning into a political dogfight as MySQL users are writing letters supporting and opposing the deal.

Apple Customers Report Flawed iMacs

Over 80 pages of complaints, including flickering, cracked, or yellow-tinged screens, have been logged on Apple's iMac support forum.

NASA Launches Comet-Hunting Space Camera

WISE is designed to capture everything from near-Earth objects to distant black holes.

Los Angeles Goes Google

As of Monday, city employees will be able to start using Google Apps for daily computing tasks.

Microsoft Offers Climate Change Tools

Software maker rolls out interactive services at COP15 conference in Copenhagen.

Google Phone Could Spur Mobile App Development

A branded handset could help the search company develop a more software developer-friendly infrastructure.

Global CIO: The CIO's Christmas

A holiday poem, with apologies to Dr. Seuss.

"It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
- H.L. Mencken 

Global CIO: Oracle's EU Nemesis Mocked Intel After $1.5B Fine

After fining Intel $1.5 billion, top EC bureaucrat Neelie Kroes joked about Intel sponsoring European taxpayers. What sort of joke was she planning for Oracle?

Cisco Starent Deal OK'd By Stockholders

The $2.9 billion deal calls for Starent's operation, which provides multimedia core platforms for mobile carriers, to be merged into Cisco.



Encryption Still Eludes Enterprises

Data is a company's most important asset, yet it's also the easiest to
lose. Even though many regulations and compliance frameworks require
encryption for data in motion and at rest, only 14% of respondents to
this InformationWeek survey say that encryption is pervasive. Find out
where sensitive data is going unencrypted and what's holding IT back from
adopting encryption end to end.

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Anatomy of a Data Breach

Discover the 3 most common causes of data breaches and gain a broad perspective on what can be done to stop data breaches, as well as specific recommendations for preventive action.
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Oracle Makes 10 Commitments To Seal EU Deal

Posted By Bob Evans

Oracle has just released 10 commitments to customers and developers about MySQL's future accessibility and openness in the hope of gaining EU approval to acquire Sun. Combined with the powerful customer endorsements given to the EU late last week, these promises would appear to put Oracle on the verge of gaining approval to acquire Sun and all of its assets.


What Do Oracle's MySQL Promises Amount To?

Posted by Serdar Yegulalp

That's the essence of the challenges posed by MySQL originator Monty Widenius in his newest blog post about Oracle's ongoing acquisition of Sun and MySQL. His confidence in Oracle to do the right thing remains thin. Very thin.

Nexus One Google Phone: Sorting Fact From Fiction

Posted By Eric Zeman

The amount of information that has hit the Internet about the Nexus One Google Phone is bordering on the ridiculous. Not all of it is accurate. Here's a quick look at what's real and what's not.

Windows Mobile 7 Now A Q4 Release

Posted By Ed Hansberry

It looks like Windows Mobile 7 has been pushed back to the fourth quarter of 2010. Actually, Microsoft has not published any release date for the mobile platform so what is really being pushed back are the expectations that the previous round of rumors had. This pushes the release closer to the holiday season though. Any release after that wouldn't bode well at all. Helps You Focus On Your Task List

Posted By Allen Stern

I keep my list of items I need to complete on a piece of paper. Actually a few pieces of paper. A new application launching this weekend aims to help me (and you) increase our effectiveness.


Clustering Database Applications To Lower Costs

Join us for a conversation with Noel Yuhanna, principal analyst at Forrester Research, to learn how clustering database applications, including Oracle E-Business Suite, Peoplesoft, Siebel, SAP, and other applications with Oracle RAC can reduce server and storage costs, and lighten the load for your database administrators. It happens Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009.
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State of the Data Center Survey

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