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TOP STORY: Microsoft's Ballmer Sees Bonus Sliced In Half

MORE NEWS: Salesforce.com Challenges Oracle CEO's Cloud Account

ANALYTIC REPORT: Server Technology Hits Crossroads

WHITEPAPER: SaaS Realities: Business Benefits for Small and Mid-sized Business

SLIDESHOW: 15 Budget Busting Technology Projects

VIDEO: Part 2: Don't Dread Threads

BLOG: Desktop Virtualization And Storage - Dealing With The Cost

WEBCAST: Business Agility: What CEOs Demand From Their CIOs

RESOURCES: Please Take Our Cloud Computing Survey

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Monday, October 4, 2010

 
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Microsoft's Ballmer Sees Bonus Sliced In Half


The company's board cut CEO Steve Ballmer's bonus due to Microsoft's loss of mobile phone market share and failure to match Apple's iPad.

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Microsoft Sues Motorola Over Android Phone Patents

IE, Windows XP Users Vulnerable To DLL Hijacking

Oct. 11 Looks Legit For Windows Phone Launch

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Salesforce.com Challenges Oracle CEO's Cloud Account

Larry Ellison contends virtualization is an essential component of the cloud and, by that measure, Salesforce.com fails, while Oracle's Exalogic Elastic Cloud wins.

Global CIO: An Open Letter To HP CEO Leo Apotheker


The IT industry and its customers are changing in profound ways. As you take the helm of the world's largest IT company, here are a few suggestions.

Google Debuts New Image Format


WebP may one day help reduce bandwidth demands created by image-heavy Web sites.

Feds Bust Zeus Financial Cybercrime Ring


Group allegedly swindled $3 million using malware, botnets, and "money mules."

Samsung Latest To Can Symbian Support


Samsung has announced to developers that it no longer plans to support the Symbian platform moving forward. Sony Ericsson dropped support for Symbian last month.

Apple iPad Seizing Netbook Market Share


Declining notebook prices overall and the success of Apple's tablet computer combined to drive down netbook sales in the second quarter, according to DisplaySearch.

Sprint Execs Resign From Clearwire Board

A T-Mobile Clearwire combination is rumored with the resignation of Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and two others likely to ease antitrust concerns.

NitroSecurity Intros Security Monitoring For Critical Infrastructure

In the wake of Stuxnet, tool adds control system data to real-time security information and event monitoring.

StarNet Transforms iPad Into Linux, Unix X Terminal

iLIVEx app lets users run a remote desktop on their Apple tablet via a hosted Linux server.

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15 Budget Busting Technology Projects

Large-scale information technology projects can balloon to inconceivable figures very quickly with endless revisions, change orders and delays pushing budgets into the stratosphere. Sometimes the cost of an IT project can be measured simply in dollars, but just as often these projects costly in other ways -- in reputation, for example. Regardless of how you quantify it, check out our slideshow of these 15 projects, which cost their organizations a bundle.   View Now

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Top 12 PC Games Of All Time

12 Most Disruptive Enterprise IT Vendors

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Part 2: Don't Dread Threads

Intel software engineer Omar Rodriguez discusses a talk he gave at GDC this year describing a four point multicore threading technique.   Watch

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PlayStation Move

Second Shooter: From China: High-Speed Internet? Meh

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Desktop Virtualization And Storage - Dealing With The Cost

By George Crump


In this entry we continue our series on Desktop Virtualization and the challenges it creates for the storage infrastructure. Today we focus on the problem of cost. As I mentioned in the opening entry of this series, cost is always a big concern. You are taking your least expensive storage, desktops and laptops, and more than likely putting it on your most expensive, shared storage. How do you keep costs under control?

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Anti Virus Announcements May Not Be Catchy


By Daniel Dern

It's getting hard to know which to believe less -- anti-virus and other anti-threat software, or some of the announcements touting them, based on inspecting this representative recent example by AVG.

Windows Phone 7 To Be Unveiled October 11

By Ed Hansberry


It appears that Windows Phone 7 is about ready to launch. Its biggest launch partner in the US looks like it is ready to announce devices on October 11 and will start selling them in November.

HP CEO Apotheker Sized Up By His SAP Successor

By Bob Evans


When the stunning news came in Thursday night that Hewlett-Packard had picked long-time software executive and former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker to lead the $130 billion IT company, I was eager to get the reaction from one of the co-CEOs who replaced Apotheker 8 months ago after he resigned from SAP. Here's what SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott had to say.

ShareFile Gets Easier To Use

By Jake Widman


The secure file transfer service gets a redesigned interface and new features that streamline common actions. And the company CEO explains why they're not just another cloud-based shared folder.


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