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"Learning is not doing; it is reflecting on doing."
-- Henry Mintzberg
TODAY'S TOP STORY
From Slates To Phones, Ballmer Says Microsoft's Got It
Redmond's chief executive shows CES crowd that his company isn't ready to cede the market to Apple's "iSlate" or Google's Nexus One.
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Airline Security: The Technical Task Of Connecting Dots
The Obama team must not underestimate the integration effort required to assimilate intelligence data generated by myriad sources.
Plastic Logic Unwraps Que E-Reader For Mobile Pros
Larger than the Amazon Kindle DX in screen size, and higher in price, the Que electronic reader is aimed squarely at mobile professionals.
CES: Ford Rewires Cars For Connectivity
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ford's CEO reaffirmed his company's commitment to in-car technology as a point of competitive differentiation.
Intel Debuts 32-NM Westmere Desktop Processors
Along with additional Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, Intel used CES to showcase new wireless adapters, and core-logic offerings.
CES Den: Cisco Video Thrust Telegraphs Bandwidth-Bandit Strategy
Cisco CEO John Chambers' plan to support live consumer videoconferencing is a smart stealth move to drive bandwidth demands, and capture the resulting uptick in networking sales. Here's a strategic assessment.
Asus Intros Laptops, Videophone At CES
The company put the spotlight on innovation with the stylish mobile PCs, a gaming system, a touchscreen videophone, and a wristband computer.
Motorola Intros Android Backflip At CES
The smartphone features an unusual reverse-flip keyboard design and social networking software.
Oracle Buys Data Quality Vendor
DataLens technology will bolster Oracle's data hub, supply chain, and ERP applications, the database giant says.
Lenovo Unveils Tablet Laptop Hybrid
The clamshell notebook and detachable multi-touch slate / tablet PC combo shares a power supply, but each runs on its own operating system.
Introducing InformationWeek SMB!
Posted By Fredric Paul
Why should enterprises have all the fun? Sure, big companies are important, but small and midsize businesses constitute more than 99% of all U.S. businesses and employ more than half the U.S. workforce. They need sophisticated technology too.
Do We Need Tier 1 Storage?
Posted by George Crump
Tiered storage often means the development of a storage strategy that moves data from fast, expensive storage to slower SATA based storage. Tiered storage can also refer to the quality of the storage. A tier 1 storage system may have a higher level of reliability and DR functionality than a tier 2 system. The delta between the quality and capabilities of these tiers is quickly eroding, which makes the question a fair one to ask.
Palm Announces Pre Plus And Pixi Plus For Verizon
Posted By Eric Zeman
The biggest news coming from Palm today at CES is that it will be offering two new(ish) devices exclusively from Verizon Wireless. The Pre Plus and Pixi Plus bring new features to each device plus a cool mobile hotspot application.
Palm Announces Video Recording For webOS Devices
Posted By Eric Zeman
Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Palm announced that it is bringing the ability to record and edit videos to webOS.
Ballmer Calls Apple's Hand, Introduces "Slate PCs" At CES
Posted By David Berlind
Saying it's "almost as portable as a phone and as powerful as a PC" and that it's ideal for reading, surfing the web and taking entertainment on the go, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed what he called "slate PCs" at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Apple has been getting all the credit for a tablet that officially doesn't exist yet. Perhaps things will tilt a bit now that Microsoft is out of the closet.