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Between The Lines Columnist Windows 8 Upgrade FAQ: How To Go Metro
By Paul McDougall
Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to get PC users onto its new OS; here's what you need to know.

Microsoft Reveals Windows 8 Upgrade Price
Dell Launches Windows 8-Ready Ultrabooks
Microsoft Surface Tablet: 10 Coolest Features

Android Botnet Seen Spewing Spam
If true, it's the first time Android devices have been hijacked by malware, turned into botnet nodes, and made to churn out spam.

DARPA Seeks More Efficient Robots
Agency challenges innovators to develop technology that improves robotic mobility and control.

Google Plans Button To Block Ads
Feature may put an end to ads that follow you across websites.

11 Super Mobile Medical Apps
Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile revolution. Doctors are adopting mobile apps that make them more effective, and patients are taking to ones that give them more control over their healthcare. Here are 11 apps that stand out from the crowd.

Google Ventures: A Hands-On Startup Fund
David Krane talks about how Google's venture capital arm works and some of the trends he's seeing from startups, on InformationWeek's Valley View.

iPad Mini Rumors Are Anti-Nexus 7 FUD
Rumors of a 7-inch iPad resurface, mere days after Google announces its own 7-inch tablet. Anyone care for a helping of fear, uncertainty, and doubt?

Opt-In Policy Best For HIE Patient Privacy
John Halamka, CIO for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, believes health information exchanges should use an 'opt-in to disclose' policy to safeguard patient data.

In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right. -- Ellen Goodman


iPad Mini Rumors Are Anti-Nexus 7 FUD
Opt-In Policy Best For HIE Patient Privacy
Research: Private Cloud Vision vs. Reality
Recognize the Many Faces of Fraud
Secret Spy Satellite Takes Off: Stunning Images
Supporting an Enterprise-wide Data Archive and Retention Strategy
Virtual Event: SIP Trunking: The Straight Scoop

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Research: Private Cloud Vision vs. Reality
We asked 87 respondents with private clouds in place about their experiences and quizzed 123 more who are just starting initiatives about their expectations. We also asked 204 respondents who aren't aiming for a private cloud about their concerns. 32% say their applications are a major hurdle-and even more say they just don't have the budget for new initiatives. Are they right to hold back?
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Informed CIO: VDI Snake Oil Check
You won't lose your shirt on a desktop virtualization initiative, but don't expect it to be simple to architect, easy to implement--or free of unforeseen complications. The bigger question is, will it help you along to the next stage in end user support?
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Recognize the Many Faces of Fraud
Detect and prevent fraud by finding subtle patterns and associations in your data. Predictive analytics solutions have proved to be very effective at helping tax collection agencies to maximize revenues by detecting non-compliance more efficiently and by focusing investigations on cases that are likely to yield the biggest tax adjustments.
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Best Practices for Analyzing Performance Bottlenecks
An IT system is no longer just an infrastructure of the business, it is a critical function of the business's value and competitiveness in the marketplace -- a key business partner. And, as with any business partnership, downtime has a significant impact to productivity and profit. Download this white paper to find out how to choose the right tools so you can then identify core faults.
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Secret Spy Satellite Takes Off: Stunning Images
The National Reconnaissance Office provides satellite imagery for intelligence operations and national defense. Here's a look at the agency's most recent rocket launches.

Amazon's 7 Cloud Promises: Hype Vs. Reality
Amazon says cloud computing is an indispensable enabler of seven important computing transformations. We hype-test the promises with a few reality checks.

7 Ways Sentiment Is Hard To Decipher Online
Online comments don't fall neatly into like or dislike, so it take nuances to understand them.

How To Innovate Like A Startup
Lean Startup author Eric Ries discusses what CIOs and other IT leaders can learn from entrepreneurial companies.

IBM Serves New Tennis Analytics At Wimbledon
Tennis fans can check out 'SlamTracker' stats, player-movement tracking, via latest IBM supported innovations for Grand Slam tennis events.


Intel Puts Future On Exhibit
Imagine life without house keys or using an entire wall as a touch display. Walk through an exhibit of some of Intel's most intriguing research projects to date.   View Now

Google Nexus 7 Tablet: 10 Coolest Features
The iPhone 1.0 Anniversary Quiz


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Google Ventures: A Hands On Startup Fund
Google Ventures is Google's investment arm, but unlike similar entities at technology companies, Google is hands on, helping with engineering, product, marketing and other talent that a startup might need to succeed. Partner David Krane explains.   Watch

Getting Googly On Valley View
How Phones Are Helping Us Drive Safer And Even Measuring How Drunk We Are



Supporting an Enterprise-wide Data Archive and Retention Strategy
Join us as we discuss the best practices for controlling the expanding data growth through an effective data archiving strategy, significantly improving application performance, mitigating the risks associated with data retention needs, and reducing the costs of managing storage. More Information & Registration

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Virtual Event: SIP Trunking: The Straight Scoop
SIP trunking has the potential to save your enterprise big dollars, but it's not a slam dunk. You need to match the capabilities against the cost, and determine whether it's the right fit for you. This virtual event from our colleagues at Enterprise Connect will feature detailed presentations by independent technology experts who will give you the straight scoop--what SIP trunking can deliver, what it can't, and how much it really costs.
It happens July 11

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