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Google I/O: 10 Awesome Visions
By Thomas Claburn
Google Glasses, the Nexus Q home entertainment streaming device, Android software upgrades, and a Nexus tablet shine at day one of Google's I/O developer conference.
Between The Lines Columnist

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Aims For Amazon, Not Apple
Google Hardware Cred Grows With Nexus 7, Nexus Q

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: Does It Measure Up?
Google's newest OS sports fewer new features than previous updates. Instead, Android 4.1 focuses on improving core features and making the platform faster.

Google Nexus Q: Fight For Living Room On
Google's Nexus Q home media device lets Android phone and tablet users push content from their handhelds to a TV or stereo system.

Google App Engine Gets Ready For Business
Google platform now hosts one million active applications; Release 1.7.0, unveiled at Google I/O, to add business-friendly features.

Obama's Attack On Outsourcing Rings Hypocritical
Campaign jabs at Mitt Romney notwithstanding, the evidence suggests the President wants to use outsourcing to boost ties with India and level the global playing field.

5 Tips To Build Your Personal Social Brand
Consider these best practices for successfully strengthening your social credibility.

MDM As Mobile Strategy, Career Necessity
Mobile device management is about a lot more than managing and monitoring mobile devices. It's a crucial CIO strategy challenge.

NASA Cranks Up Its Rocket Science
Commercial space industry tests rockets, books flights, and builds spaceports in anticipation of playing a bigger role in the U.S. space program.

"Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves." -- Ernest Dimnet


MDM As Mobile Strategy, Career Necessity
NASA Cranks Up Its Rocket Science
Research: Alternative Application Delivery
The Global Workforce Perspective: Key Trends Revealed
Google I/O Live Blog: Tablet Eyed
Supporting an Enterprise-wide Data Archive and Retention Strategy
Virtual Event: Big Data Analytics

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Research: Alternative Application Delivery
IT must efficiently and securely deliver all the applications employees need, no matter where they are or what devices they're equipped with. Nearly 500 IT pros weighed in on how they get this done. The biggest surprise was the popularity of application virtualization, which is in widespread use by 35% of respondents.
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Fundamentals: Backing Up Android and iOS Devices
As more employees use their own tablets and smartphones for work, IT teams need to figure out how to back up data created while on the go. The answer: a smart mix of policies, cloud services and mobile device management. We outline a data protection plan that doesn't depend on end users, because "BYOD" shouldn't mean "back up your own data."
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The Global Workforce Perspective: Key Trends Revealed
Alongside benefits, some threats of IT consumerization are evident. There is concern with job security in developed countries and counties such as China and India where there is a strong belief that technology skills are required to be competitive in the working world. Download this report to find out if the consumerization of IT will have a positive or negative impact on employee morale.
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4 Tips to Leverage Mobile Enterprise Apps
Approximately 140 million smart devices will enter enterprises in 2013, presenting a huge opportunity to share information across an organization. Download this tip sheet to learn how to use custom mobile apps to share information with customers, partners and suppliers, while retaining control of the data.
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Google I/O Live Blog: Tablet Eyed
Google I/O kicks off Wednesday at 9:30 PST and InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson is live blogging right here. Join us for breaking news and expert analysis.

Microsoft Surface Tablet: 10 Coolest Features
Microsoft's slick new Windows 8 Surface tablet looks great, though pricing remains a question. Get up close with 10 of its most compelling features.

Google Primed To Debut 7-Inch Tablet At I/O
Mere hours before Google is set to take the stage at its developer conference in San Francisco, sources say its new 7-inch tablet will be the highlight of the show.

8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
Have we really entered a post-PC world? The new Apple iPad and its tablet rivals still come up short on a few important measures.

Apple's Planned Obsolescence: Customer Revolt Brews
Short term, Apple will make more money. Long term, it will annoy, and lose, even ardent device fans.


Microsoft Surface Tablet: 10 Coolest Features
Microsoft's slick new Windows 8 Surface tablet looks great, though pricing remains a question. Get up close with 10 of its most compelling features.   View Now

Yammer Acquisition Raises Social Strategy Questions
10 Windows Ultrabooks: Not Just For SMBs


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Ixia Ensures OpenFlow Hardware No Longer Untestable
Ixia has long been known as a premier provider of network test hardware and software and now hopes to support development of a new OpenFlow-based equipment ecosystem.   Watch

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Zynga's Adventures in Cloud Computing: From the Public Cloud to ZCloud



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: Big Data Analytics
At our interactive InformationWeek Virtual Event, experts and solution providers will offer detailed insight into how to put big data to use in ad hoc analyses, what-if scenario planning, customer sentiment analysis, and the building of highly accurate data models to drive better predictions about fraud, risk, and customer behavior.
It happens June 28

InformationWeek 2012 Next Generation WAN Survey
InformationWeek is conducting a survey to determine what's important to you when you're choosing data center management software and SaaS vendors as well as how the vendors are actually doing against those criteria. Upon completion of our survey, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive a 32-GB Apple iPod Touch.
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