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Ballmer At CES: Microsoft's Got It All

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TOP STORY: From Slates To Phones, Ballmer Says Microsoft's Got It

MORE NEWS: Airline Security: The Technical Task Of Connecting Dots

ANALYTIC REPORT: Open Source Clouds In Government

WHITEPAPER: Top 10 Things to Know About Data Protection
BLOG: Introducing InformationWeek SMB!
WEBCAST: Vendor Webcast: Extreme Manageability with Oracle Database 11g
RESOURCES: Year In Review: InformationWeek's 2009 Cover Stories

InformationWeek Daily
 Friday, January 8, 2010 


"Learning is not doing; it is reflecting on doing."
-- Henry Mintzberg 


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.


7 Things Microsoft Must Do In 2010

Global CIO: The Top 50 Tech Quotes From 2009

Red Hat CEO On Recession, Virtualization, Ballmer


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.


Open Source Clouds In Government

We look at the leading open source components used for cloud computing
and how those pieces fit together to create elastic, on-demand IT environments.
Whether government agencies are assessing internal clouds, public cloud services,
or private-public hybrid cloud environments, this report shows where open source
may fit into those plans.

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Outlook 2010

Don't break out the party hats just yet, but there are signs of optimism among the business technology pros we surveyed.

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Top 10 Things to Know About Data Protection

Data protection is fast becoming part of the IT arsenal to combat data loss/theft. Download this white paper to learn the top 10 things you should know about data protection. Download the Report
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Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

Get our first volume of time-saving tricks for Windows 7. If you like this one, then check out Volumes 2, 3 and 4 too!
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Featured BloggerIntroducing 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.

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Year In Review: InformationWeek's 2009 Cover Stories

2009 was a year of wrenching upheaval, as cloud computing, software as
a service, business intelligence, mobile computing, and other business
technology movements took center stage against the backdrop of a brutal
economy. InformationWeek's covers tracked it all. Get the full picture
here, with links to each of the InformationWeek issues.

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