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Apple iPad Reviewed

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TOP STORY: Review: Apple iPad Delivers Basic Office Tools

MORE NEWS: IT Spending On Cloud Ratcheting Up

ANALYTIC REPORT: The Expanding Profile Of Data Deduplication

WHITEPAPER: Infrastructures for Innovation

BLOG: iPad Users Reporting Wi-Fi Problems

WEBCAST: A New Way of Working: Insights from Global Leaders

RESOURCES: Take Our Enterprise Data Management Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch!

InformationWeek Daily

 Tuesday, April 6, 2010 


"Frost brings the pigs home."
-- Finnish Proverb 


Review: Apple iPad Delivers Basic Office Tools

The iPad handles office fundamentals pretty well, but a significant e-mail weakness and its lack of cloud support are among the reasons it can't seriously be considered a laptop replacement.


Inside Apple's iPad: FCC Teardown Photos

Special Report: Tablet Wars -- Can Apple Three-peat?

Google Not Supporting The iPad?


IT Spending On Cloud Ratcheting Up

A Sandhill Group survey shows enterprise interest in -- and IT spending on -- cloud computing accelerating over the next three years.

Software Programming Research Promises Faster Applications

A new approach to memory management allows computer code to operate more efficiently on multicore processors and can reduce the overhead of security checks.

HP's 'iPad Killer' Features Video Camera

Alternative to Apple also includes Flash support and connections for USB cables and SD cards.

Fed Agencies Ready Open Government Plans

Government agencies must release their plans by Wednesday, when the White House will announce additional guidance.

Blu-ray Goes High Capacity

The BDXLspecification enables up to 128 GB of storage on write-once Blu-ray discs and 100 GB on rewritable discs.

AT&T, GE, Google, Intel Seek White House Energy Push

Dozens of technology companies and other organizations are asking the President to back policies that make energy consumption data more widely available.

Apple Reveals iPhone 4 Preview Date

Steve Jobs isn't resting on iPad's laurels as Apple announces sneak peek at its next-generation mobile OS.

UnitedHealthcare Provides Advance Info On Healthcare Costs

Treatment Cost Estimator tool has pricing on 500 medical services and 90 surgeries so consumers know costs in advance of treatment.

Apple Sells Over 300,000 iPads

Amid strong sales, some users are reporting poor Wi-Fi performance.



The Expanding Profile Of Data Deduplication

There are many technologies that vendors say will help us get a handle on our storage. These include thin provisioning, data deduplication, improved compression methodologies, disk-to-disk-to-tape backup, encryption, virtual tape libraries, larger disk drives, and faster performing drives. In this report, we'll touch on many of these and help sort out whether deduplication in particular makes sense in your environment.

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IP Telephony In Healthcare Settings

Unified communications systems can solve some of the unique challenges faced by medical centers. In this report, we identify best practices for selecting and implementing voice over IP and unified messaging systems while helping CIOs make the business case.

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Infrastructures for Innovation

In today's challenging economic climate, your IT investments need to drive business value. Modern voice, data and network infrastructures support innovation and enable companies to roll out new products and services faster while cutting operating expenses. Check out this white paper to learn how senior IT execs are upgrading their infrastructure to enable remote access to critical applications, enhance customer service and improve productivity and collaboration.
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Modeling the Virtual Data Center

Control who manages your infrastructure, what systems are being provisioned, how applications are designed and configured, and where and when they are deployed.
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Featured Blogger

iPad Users Reporting Wi-Fi Problems

By Eric Zeman

It's barely 48 hours out of the gate and already those who bought the Apple iPad are reporting a serious flaw: poor Wi-Fi reception. Without the Internet, the iPad is DOA.


Federal IT Pros Out-Earn Private Sector Peers

By John Foley

InformationWeek's newly released salary survey lends fuel to the politically charged issue of how much government employees are paid. Our data shows that federally employed IT managers and staffers out-earn their private sector counterparts by about 10%.

Apple To Introduce iPhone OS 4.0 April 8

By Eric Zeman

Today Apple sent out press invitations to an event it is holding Thursday, April 8. At the event it will showcase iPhone operating system 4.0, which promises to be a major update to the iPhone's OS.

Accenture Is Hiring: 1,128 Jobs

By Bob Evans

"Accenture Is Hiring Experienced Technology Professionals," says the headline over the company's recruitment ad, and a link within that ad takes you to an Accenture sign-in page that includes the line, "Search Results (1128 jobs found)".

Apple Says It Moved 300,000 iPads On Saturday

By Eric Zeman

A press release from Apple hit the wires this morning, trumpeting the company's first-day sales of the iPad. It says on Saturday alone, 300,000 were delivered to those who pre-ordered in addition to those that were sold in Apple stores.


A New Way of Working: Insights from Global Leaders

What can nearly 300 senior executives teach you about the work practices that separate outperforming organizations from their peers? Join us for this webcast where we discuss this study -- packed with facts from the front lines of innovation and rich evidence pointing to the emergence of a smarter way of working built on greater agility among people and the processes that guide their work.

It happens Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 8:00 AM PT /11:00 AM ET

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Take Our Enterprise Data Management Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch!

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey on enterprise data management. The results of the survey will appear in an upcoming issue as well as an in-depth InformationWeek Analytics report.

This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. Upon completing the survey, you'll be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 32-GB iPod touch valued at $299 from TechWeb.

Suvey ends April 9

Photo Gallery: Large Hadron Collider Sets Record

The world's biggest machine is expected to produce 15 million GB of data annually for analysis by scientists eager to learn about subatomic particles and their role in the universe.

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2010 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators

For the past 21 years, InformationWeek has honored the country's most
technologically innovative companies with its prestigious InformationWeek
500 ranking. Now in its second year, InformationWeek's 2010 Government IT
Innovators program will shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative
government IT organizations -- at the federal, state, and local levels.
Nominate your agency by submitting an essay on your most innovative IT
initiative completed within the past 12 months.

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30, 2010.

Live Event: Virtualization for the Next-Generation of the Efficient Data Center

Join us in NYC on April 27, where you'll exchange valuable best-practices and pitfalls with peers to help develop a better data-center transformation for your own company's enterprise. Executives from Dell and Intel will provide expert insight and customer perspectives for getting to the next level of virtualization for the efficient data center.

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