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CIO ColumnistXP To Windows 8? Why It's Best To Wait
By Paul McDougall
As Microsoft launches its highly-anticipated new OS this week, experts say IT pros should focus on Windows 7 upgrades--and watch for Windows 8 tablets to walk through the enterprise front door.

Windows 8 An Enterprise Dud:'s Benioff
Windows 8: Are PC People Out Of Touch?

Apple iPad Mini Launch: What Else On Deck?
Apple is expected to debut the iPad Mini Tuesday, but that's not all. Here's a look at the other gear that may be coming our way.

Samsung Chromebook: Hands-On Review
Samsung's latest Chromebook benefits from rapid improvements in Google's Chrome OS. Is this cloud computing vehicle right for you?

Big Data Chases Election 2012 Undecided Voters
Here's a look inside how campaigns use online advertising agencies that apply advanced analytics to reach undecided voters.

Apple Vs. The Swiss Railways Patent
Apple's not been convicted of anything by a jury, even if a clever Swiss attorney could make up a color graphic that makes the two clock faces look exactly the same.

Is IT's Core Competency Making Others Look Good?
Quintiles CIO's team focuses on revenue-driving ideas, then partners with business units to make them real.

Motorola's Wearable PC: More Than A Headset
The HC1 crams full-fledged computing power into a hands-free design. Is wearable tech coming of age?

Silent Circle's Military-Grade Encryption: BYOD Tool?
Silent Circle's encryption tools for smartphones and tablets are a boon for privacy enthusiasts--but enterprises could find them useful too.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein


Motorola's Wearable PC: More Than A Headset
Silent Circle's Military-Grade Encryption: BYOD Tool?
Research: 2012 Big Data and Analytics Staffing Survey
Global Threat Report: September 2012
Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences
7 Dos and Don'ts for Bringing Your Enterprise Apps to the iPad
InformationWeek Future Cities Survey

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Most IT teams monitor website performance. It's time to extend that vigilance to all critical applications.

Also in the new, all-digital issue of InformationWeek: While Oracle and SAP wage a war of words, they're ignoring the wishes of customers like Procter & Gamble.

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Join us on October 24 for Valley View, our exciting live video show. In addition to chats with Cisco's John Chambers and Oracle's Mark Hurd, we'll also feature our Elevator Pitch session, a rapid-fire deluge of information about new technology approaches.

One company's elevator pitch we'll be highlighting: Alteryx.

To say that Alteryx is a big data company wouldn't quite do it justice. This company is on a mission to make complex data exploration and insights digestible for mere mortals, rather than just data scientists. Alteryx labels its target user "the data artisan" and talks about the consumerization of analytics. The data artisan, who is more like a business analyst, designs an application and then shares that application in the cloud -- where others can run it (or download it). Alteryx counts Wal-Mart as one of its customers, and Wal-Mart is using the platform for everything from choosing store locations to optimizing store space, and more. Check out some sample applications at

Other Elevator Pitches featured: Hearsay Social (social media for the enterprise) and Taptera (enterprise mobile applications).

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Research: 2012 Big Data and Analytics Staffing Survey
It's a good time to be a big data and analytics expert: demand is high and supply is low. Eighteen percent of big data-focused companies in our survey want to increase staff in this area by more than 30% in the next two years, but 53% expect it will be hard to find people with the required skills. Find out how companies in diverse industries are coping with the shortage.
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Unified Data Centers, Dynamic Career Ops
While 69% of respondents citing server, storage and data center engineering and management as a top area of planned staffing increase say hiring levels will rise 10% or less, these numbers belie a vibrant environment fueling demand for engineers with virtualization and cloud expertise and a knack for innovation. And, 61% say they pay for training, a nice perk.
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Global Threat Report: September 2012
Get the most up-to-date view of the IT security threat landscape from the experts. This monthly threat report is required reading for anyone involved with IT Security. Don't miss out.
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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: IDC Perspective
IDC data indicates that as many as one third of virtualization customers are planning to use multiple hypervisors over the next year. This whitepaper discusses why agencies are pursuing a multi-vendor strategy for virtualization software.
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Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences
With the introduction of Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft splits its flagship OS into two distinct flavors. Examine the most important contrasts.

10 Best Apps For Samsung Galaxy Notes
Check out these 10 great apps that take advantage of the Samsung phablet's S Pen stylus.

iPad Mini: 8 Things We Want
Which features would you like to see in Apple's iPad Mini, expected to debut on Oct. 23? Check out our top requests for the petite tablet.

iPad Mini, Or iPad? 4 Deciding Factors
Want to buy the soon-to-be-revealed Apple iPad Mini? Think about these four factors before choosing it over the full-size iPad.

Microsoft Office Web Apps For iPad A Game Changer
iPad users, rejoice. Microsoft Office is finally available for the iPad. It's buggy in places and browsers aren't made to handle huge spreadsheets, but overall, Microsoft's Office Web Apps for iPad, including Web-based versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, rocks.


iPad Mini: 8 Things We Want
Which features would you like to see in Apple's iPad Mini, expected to debut on Oct. 23? Check out our top requests for the petite tablet.   View Now

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InformationWeek 500: The Funny News
InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson delivers the news of the past year, albeit in a little more sarcastic way.   Watch

Appthority & The Mobile Enterprise
Quintiles CIO Builds IT To Drive Revenue



7 Dos and Don'ts for Bringing Your Enterprise Apps to the iPad
Attend this live webcast (Wednesday, October 24) to hear straight talk from IT veteran Stephen Vilke, a current CTO and former CIO, on decisions that IT must make today on mobile device and data security, cost-effective application delivery, and trade-offs around user experience. Hear how to implement a BYOD strategy and handle the rapid pace of change in mobile adoption, while avoiding the big mistakes. More Information & Registration

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InformationWeek Future Cities Survey
Today's urban areas must evolve into "Future Cities" with infrastructure, services, and IT systems capable of supporting millions of residents efficiently. We are conducting a survey to identify the challenges and opportunities this megatrend poses to business and technology managers involved in municipal operations. One lucky participant will win a 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablet.
Survey ends Oct. 19

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