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Bill Gates: Recovery Will Take Time

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TOP STORY: Bill Gates: Recovery Will Take Years

MORE NEWS: Global CIO: CEO Benioff On IT Scams And Cloud Power

ANALYTIC REPORT: Data-Centric Protection: The Evolution Continues

WHITEPAPER: Business Continuity Planning IT Survival Guide

BLOG: HP, Microsoft To Compete Against Oracle/Sun

WEBCAST: Optimize Your Data Center Operations and Harvest Savings

RESOURCES: Special Coverage: The Tablet PC Wars

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 Tuesday, January 26, 2010 




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Bill Gates: Recovery Will Take Years

Microsoft chairman says there are no quick fixes for the deficit-burdened economy.


Global CIO: Glimmers Of Growth In Outlook 2010 Research

Down To Business: Don't Give Up On The Innovators

Forrester Says Tech Recession Is Over


Global CIO: CEO Benioff On IT Scams And Cloud Power

In Part 2 of our analysis, Benioff describes the power of the cloud and proves it with his company's incredibly lean IT infrastructure.

China Denies Attacking Google

Officials in China call claims that the government had a role in the cyber attack on Google and other companies "groundless."

Judge Slashes Music Sharing Fine

The $1.92 million fine levied against Jammie Thomas-Rasset for illegally downloading music was cut to $54,000.

Netezza Intros Entry Level Data Warehouse Appliance

Rather than taking Microsoft and Oracle head on, Netezza's Skimmer is focusing on application-specific offerings from partners.

IBM, Mayo Partner On Aneurysm Diagnostics

Advanced medical imaging, analytics, workflow software, and private clouds are helping Mayo Clinic doctors detect the brain disease -- and the technologies could aid other research.

AMD Unveils Budget Processors

Three of the chips are priced below $100 and targeted for low-cost Windows 7 desktops.

Apple Tablet Revealed By Analytics Data

Flurry, a company that collects online data about ads, claims to have detected Apple's widely anticipated tablet device.

"Pessimism leads to weakness; optimism to power."
-- William James 

Google Founders To Sell 10 Million Shares

The stock sale will be executed over a period of five years and will result in Sergey Brin and Larry Page giving up their majority voting rights.

'High Value' Government Data Made Public

The newly published data sets are the first concrete deliverables of the Obama administration's directive toward broader open government strategies.

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Data-Centric Protection: The Evolution Continues

In this InformationWeek Analytics Informed CIO report, we discuss where new technologies come in, and where properly applying processes and products you already own is more important. Learn more about data loss prevention, database activity monitoring and blocking, encryption, and information rights management.

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Using Service Providers To Boost Protection

While the SaaS market is, in many ways, still in its infancy, hosted e-mail security firms are leading the way thanks to ease of implementation and many obvious benefits. Still, these services aren't without risks. In this report, we'll discuss how to determine what mix of in-house and hosted mail makes sense for your organization.

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Business Continuity Planning IT Survival Guide

Use this guide to develop an effective business continuity plan designed to minimize the impact of disasters and reduce risk.
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Provide IT Support From Your iPhone

See how the LogMeIn Ignition app for iPhone provides top-notch IT support by accessing computers even when you're away from them.
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HP And Microsoft To Compete Against Oracle/Sun

Posted By Charles Babcock

Two weeks ago, HP and Microsoft announced they would jointly spend $250 million to better integrate their hardware and software systems. That's one of the first reactions to Oracle's expected acquisition of Sun Microsystems and its entry into the hardware business. More such alliances are likely to spring out of the ranks of Oracle's competitors.


Calling All Cloud Computing Developers, Innovators & Startups

Posted by David Berlind

If you're a cloud computing startup, innovator, or just a developer who is tinkering with that pet cloud project in your "garage" and you're looking for some prime time exposure (including free exhibit space at Cloud Connect), then you should be thinking about putting yourself in the running for Launch Pad at Cloud Connect. I, along with fellow InformationWeek editors John Foley and Fritz Nelson, are among the 10 jury members and you only need know how to work Twitter to get started.

IBM Predicts Brain Aneurysms

Posted By Bob Evans

IBM and its longtime research partners at the Mayo Clinic are using predictive analytics to increase the speed and accuracy in detecting deadly brain aneurysms and have achieved successful detection rates of 95%, up from 70% via manual interpretation.

Cost of Data Breaches Continue Their Rise

Posted By George Hulme

Businesses that suffered a data breach in 2009 paid a higher price for the incident than any previous year, according to a study released today. Also, the average cost for a data breach reached an eye-opening $6.75 million.

Get Data Out Of The Cloud

Posted By George Crump

As the Cloud Compute and Cloud Storage markets continue to mature, some of those vendors are going to go out of business. It is the natural order of things. The strong (or well funded) survive. You either need to be very sure that the cloud vendor is not going to be one of those that does or you need to make sure you are getting your data out of the cloud on a regular basis.


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