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Apple's App Rules Prompt Charges Of 'Greed'

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TOP STORY: Apple's App Rules Prompt Charges Of 'Greed'

MORE NEWS: HIMSS 2011: From Meaningful Use To Meaningful Care

ANALYTIC REPORT: Best Practices: IPv6 Transition

WHITEPAPER: Business Agility Revealed: How IT Can Enable Business Change with Application Lifecycle Management

SLIDESHOW: 12 Worst Tech Predictions Of All Time

VIDEO: IBM at 100

BLOG: This Isn't The Update You Are Looking For

WEBCAST: 5 Key Considerations When Investing in a New Solution

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


"You can't learn too soon that the most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency." -- William Maugham



Apple's App Rules Prompt Charges Of 'Greed'

But an email attributed to CEO Steve Jobs suggests it's only publishers who need to comply with new subscription selling requirements.


Tablet Wars Heating Up

Apple Shares Fall On Steve Jobs Cancer Fears


HIMSS 2011: From Meaningful Use To Meaningful Care

The mad scramble among healthcare providers to deploy electronic health records to qualify for federal funding represents only one small step in a much larger technology movement -- one where the ultimate goal is improved patient care, not just more efficient processes. InformationWeek Healthcare's on-site coverage of HIMSS 2011, the industry's leading IT conference and exhibition (Feb. 20-24, Orlando, Fla.), provides insights into the progress being made as well as the many challenges ahead.

Global CIO: iPad Becoming Kingmaker For Enterprise Apps

iPad's success in business market underscores critical need for competitors to match soaring downloads of iPad-ready enterprise apps.

Healthcare Heads Toward The Cloud

Healthcare has been slower than most industries to embrace cloud computing, but that's starting to change.

Amazon Challenges Netflix With Streaming Service

Amazon Prime subscribers will gain access to streamed movies at no additional cost.

Virtual PBX Adds VoIP To Hosted Service

Provider's platform for SMBs includes VoIP lines rather than simply overlaying existing systems, though it can still deliver Virtual PBX Complete without adding phone service.

Microsoft, Athenahealth Collaborate On Amalga, HealthVault

The Microsoft and Athenahealth alliance will funnel cloud-based Athenahealth e-health record and practice management data to Microsoft Amalga and HealthVault platforms.

OddJob, Zeus Mitmo Trojans Target Financial Data

The malware aims for bank accounts and financial details, warn security researchers at Trusteer and F-Secure.

Health IT Execs To Boost Spending In 2011

Qualifying for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive funds is driving most hospital CIOs to increase their budgets and staff, found HIMSS survey.

Air Force Seeks Fake Online Social Media Identities

The military has issued a request for bids on software to let it spread messages and make online friends using non-existent identities on social media sites.

VA, DoD To Finalize Joint EHR Standard

Agreement on a common electronic health record should be in place within the next two months, the Veterans Affairs CIO told a Congressional committee.

FTC Internet Privacy Proposal Slammed By Ad Industry

“Do Not Track” settings planned by the Federal Trade Commission may not go far enough according the Center for Digital Democracy and U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

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Federal agencies are making progress on the Obama administration's
Open Government Directive, but there's still a long way to go.
We give you our list of top priorities.

ALSO: Can the tech industry's ambitious plan to improve government
efficiency work? No way, says InformationWeek Government editor
John Foley.

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Best Practices: IPv6 Transition

IPv4 is not extinct, exactly, but it may as well be. If you don't act to add IPv6 capability to your network, you're not only limiting the growth and innovation potential of your business, you may also be turning away thousands of customers. In this report, we'll discuss strategies and provide an in-depth look at three real-world deployment models.

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Research: 2011 Backup Survey

There's no excuse for your backup strategy being stuck in a rut. Today's system administrators can take advantage of myriad new and improved data protection technologies, including disk-to-disk backup, virtual tape libraries, data deduplication and cloud-based backups. These and other methods can help overcome two big problems: continued use of backup tapes as an archiving strategy (bad idea) and a lack of data protection for branch offices and remote employees.

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Business Agility Revealed: How IT Can Enable Business Change with Application Lifecycle Management

Businesses need to address changing markets and environments. That is only possible when IT systems can provide the flexibility to meet strategic needs. To truly enable business change, IT managers must develop agile approaches to planning, developing, deploying, and operating software applications through adequate application lifecycle management.
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Exchange 2010 Data Protection Tips

Exchange Server administrators need to protect databases and provide disaster recovery. Check out this report to learn how to create volume-based copies of data using snapshots, clones and replicas by automating data protection and recovery operations.
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12 Worst Tech Predictions Of All Time
The epic history of technology is littered with some incredibly lousy prophecies, often made by some very smart, very successful -- and very wealthy -- executives. We trolled the timeline of technology to find the most misguided (and in some cases just plain crazy) calls in the industry's storied past, from the telephone to television to YouTube.   View Now


Clicking Through Drupal 7's Features

NFC, Pico & Audio: Mobile Chips In Full View


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This Isn't The Update You Are Looking For

By Ed Hansberry

Even as Windows Phone 7 was launching late in 2010, everyone knew there was an update on the horizon that at a minimum would bring copy and paste to the platform. On Monday Microsoft started rolling out the first update for its mobile platform, but this won't have copy and paste, or anything else you will really use either.


Xerox Offers Mid-Range SMB Color Toner Printers

By Lamont Wood

High-price is justified by high print quality, says Xerox. The jury remains out on that, but the refill toner price is, as usual, no bargain.

Virtual PBX Offers IP Solution

By Paul Korzeniowski

Movement from traditional to IP telephony services has been taking place for several years. A leader in traditional voice services, Virtual PBX has now broadened its offerings, so they work better with IP.

Security Coming To Mobile And Embedded Devices

By George Hulme

Security firm McAfee expects 50 billion mobile and connected embedded devices by the year 2020. And guess who is promoting new tools promising to protect them. But is this a layer of protection we are going to need?

Hacks From China Strike Canadian Government

By George Hulme

CBC is reporting that attacks from IP addresses based in China have managed to successfully breach networks within the Finance and the Treasury Board of Canada, as well as Defence Research and Development Canada. The attack is the latest in a string of attacks aimed at high level government agencies.


5 Key Considerations When Investing in a New Solution

Join Josh Duncan and Floyd Strimling from Zenoss for a lively discussion on the future of monitoring the datacenter -- from the physical, to the virtual, to the Cloud.

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Attend Cloud Connect

Learn how to take the next step in cloud computing at Cloud Connect, the leading conference and expo for IT professionals, executives, and developers.

It happens in Santa Clara, Calif., March 7-10.

2011 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators

For the past 22 years, InformationWeek has honored the country's most technologically innovative companies with its prestigious InformationWeek 500 ranking. Now in its third year, InformationWeek's 2011 Government IT Innovators program will feature the most innovative government IT organizations in the 2011 InformationWeek 500 issue and on

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