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Ballmer Trashes Android | 1 in 4 IT Pros Abuses Passwords

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  Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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Between The Lines ColumnistAre Your IT Pros Abusing Admin Passwords?
By Mathew J. Schwartz
One in four IT professionals know of a coworker who has used privileged credentials to snoop. Worse, 25% of superuser passwords don't pass basic security test.

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Microsoft's Ballmer Trashes Android, Touts Skype
At the Web 2.0 Summit Tuesday, Steve Ballmer took aim at Google, calling Android an OS for computer scientists. But that's not all he had to say.

10 Key Internet Trends From Mary Meeker
Mary Meeker tells Web 2.0 attendees: It's a global, mobile, e-commerce-enabled world. See what other key trends she's watching.

Walls Falling Between Online, Offline Commerce
At Web 2.0 Summit, eBay, Visa and American Express execs share similar visions of what's next in mobile commerce.

Adobe Previews Stunning Deblurring Tool For Photoshop
The next version of the industry-standard photo editing package might attain the holy grail of photo processing: Instantly turning bad pictures into good ones.

Symantec Improves NAS Appliance
FileStore N8300 lets users deduplicate and store volumes of primary unstructured data for archiving, cloud, or VMware environments.

3LM Enables Android Device Management for the Enterprise
Droid devices are behind iOS in many areas important to enterprises, including Mobile Device Management. 3LM aims to fill that void.

How Warner Music Turns Social Media Fans Into Customers
Execs from Warner's Atlantic Records describe at Web 2.0 Summit the strategy and metrics they use to convert music fans into music buyers.

RIM Whiffs On Setting Smartphone Direction
Research In Motion opened its developers conference with a lot of talk about the PlayBook tablet--and hardly a word on its smartphone future.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. -- Johannes Sebastian Bach

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Managed Services Deliver Cost Savings And Control
Virtualization Sanity Check: Stop IT Sprawl
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Broken State of Backup
Virtual Event: Gathering And Analyzing Security Intelligence In The Enterprise

Don't Miss Gov Cloud 2011
We're on hand this week for the 2011 Web 2.0 summit. Watch the live stream of all of the Web 2.0 Summit sessions, and follow our reports on everything that's noteworthy from the event floor.

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Posted By Johnnythegeek:
"Steve Balmer talks like a car salesman and he really does not instill a lot of confidence about Microsoft or its products. Rather then just saying "We're in it Baby," maybe some figures to prove that statement would be better."
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Managed Services Deliver Cost Savings And Control
Companies that have implemented or are evaluating managed print services look to the model for its ability to reduce costs and increase end user productivity. However, IT teams need to be aware of security and scalability when selecting a partner.
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Key Steps To Safeguarding Your VM Disk Files
We provide best practices for backing up VM disk files and building a resilient infrastructure that can tolerate hardware and software failures. After all, what's the point of constructing a virtualized infrastructure without a plan to keep systems up and running in case of a glitch--or outright disaster?
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Virtualization Sanity Check: Stop IT Sprawl
Virtualization has thrown IT managers a curveball. The promise it held for simplifying IT management has, in fact, produced the opposite effect. Because of virtual sprawl, IT decision makers are now faced with the daunting task of managing a burgeoning number of virtual machines (VMs) as well as their "hard" IT assets. Learn how to stop IT sprawl while lowering costs and improving operations.
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Security as a Service Demystified
Download this report to learn the business issues in SaaS; discover the value it unlocks, the costs- it avoids, and the corollary benefits like efficiency and agility it supports.
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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: 5 Most-Wanted Features
Google and Samsung are primed to reveal the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS Tuesday evening. Here's what I really want.

12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
When data grows into the tens or even hundreds of terabytes, you need a special technology to quickly make sense of it all. From Hadoop to Teradata, check out the top platform options.

iOS 5 For iPad: 5 Killer Features
Apple's iOS 5 is still a great upgrade for iPad tablet users. Here are our five favorite features.

iPhone 4S: 7 Confessions Of A BlackBerry Addict
InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson takes you inside his first weekend with the iPhone 4S and Siri--including some hits and misses compared to his beloved BlackBerry.

10 Great Android Apps For Collaboration
The best mobile apps are not just for iPhone and iPad anymore. These collaboration-minded apps help turn your Android smartphone or tablet into an essential business tool.

 

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WEBCASTS
Broken State of Backup
Data protection industry analysts agree that "backup is broken." In this webcast we'll identify key areas where current backup models are failing and how to resolve those issues. It happens Thursday, October 20, 2011 -- Time: 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET More Information & Registration

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Virtual Event: Gathering And Analyzing Security Intelligence In The Enterprise
In this all-day virtual event from InformationWeek and Dark Reading, experts will offer detailed insight in how to collect security intelligence in the enterprise, and how to analyze and study it in order to efficiently identify new threats as well as low-and-slow attacks such as advanced persistent threats.
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