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TOP STORY: Black Hat: Microsoft Brings Adobe Into Security Program

MORE NEWS: Gov 2.0 Summit Preview: How Open Government Spurs Innovation

ANALYTIC REPORT: Building A Strong Base For UC In The Cloud

WHITEPAPER: Tools, Best Practices to Master Your Windows 7 Rollout

SLIDESHOW: Slideshow: Cloud Security Pros And Cons

VIDEO: IBM's zEnterprise

BLOG: AT&T To Be Premier Windows Phone 7 Carrier

WEBCAST: Road Map To Efficiently Sharing Document-Based Information

RESOURCES: Get Live Streaming Video From Black Hat USA

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Thursday, July 29, 2010


"Look in the mirror, and don't be tempted to equate transient domination with either intrinsic superiority or prospects for extended survival." - Stephen Jay Gould



Black Hat: Microsoft Brings Adobe Into Security Program

Adobe will soon be distributing security information through MAPP, the Microsoft Active Protections Program.


Black Hat USA 2010: Complete Coverage

Black Hat: 'App Genome' Exposes Smartphone Risks

Black Hat: External Content Threatens Web Security


Gov 2.0 Summit Preview: How Open Government Spurs Innovation

On September 7 and 8 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D. C., leaders from government and the private sector will share their experiences.

BlackBerry 6, Windows Phone 7: Will You Stand In Line?

Are Research In Motion and Microsoft chasing the glory of consumer acceptance and compromising their relative success in the enterprise? That's the risk of following Apple and Google, rather than leading with strength and innovation.

Google Pitches Wave For Health Records

Wave's auditable multi-user collaboration turns out to be well-suited for health records, as long as patients don't mind a bit less privacy.

CoreTrace Bouncer Improves Application Whitelisting

The Bouncer client enforces a whitelist of approved applications at the kernel level and provides list administration through a central management application.

Black Hat: 'App Genome' Exposes Smartphone Risks

Researchers from Lookout will present their findings thus far in study of freebie Android, iPhone apps.

White House To Review High-Risk IT Projects

As part of its effort to improve IT project management across federal agencies, OMB will require that designated projects devise improvement plans and get executive backing.

EVO Drives Sprint Nextel Subscriber Growth

Despite reporting a $720 million quarterly loss, the wireless provider's announcement of a net customer gain after three years of subscriber attrition drove its stock up 4%.

Amazon Sells Out Of Kindles

The growth rate of Kindle sales has tripled since Amazon lowered the price to $189; customers can still order the electronic reader, but estimated delivery dates are not available.

Google, Facebook, Apple Face Privacy Questions From Senators

Lawmakers are concerned about the tech companies' practice of collecting information about people's online activity and sharing it with third parties.

Apple Safari 5.01 Fixes Security, Adds Extensions

An update to Apple's Safari Web addresses longstanding complaints about the difficulty of Safari plugin development.

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Building A Strong Base For UC In The Cloud

Virtualization and cloud computing have taken over the mantle of hottest technology that only a few years ago was held by unified communications, but that doesn't mean it's easy to align the cloud with UC. Still, only by understanding how these and other foundational enterprise technologies are converging can you prepare for a long-term cloud strategy.

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2010 State Of Storage Report

Budgets may be stagnant, but the recession hasn't put a damper on the growth of enterprise data and related storage requirements. Too bad, then, that our infrastructures aren't keeping pace, according to our survey respondents. In this report, we'll analyze poll results and discuss top technologies that can help storage managers do more with less.

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Tools, Best Practices to Master Your Windows 7 Rollout

This InformationWeek Analytics Report will provide you with all the information you need, including a deployment roadmap with best practices, free tools and methodologies that can streamline your Windows 7 deployment.
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Strategies to Cut Data Center Energy Costs by 50% or more

Discover strategies that free up two-thirds of floor space, one-third of UPS capacity and 40% of precision cooling capacity, creating a data center that can produce the same level of performance with significantly less power and space.
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Slideshow: Cloud Security Pros And Cons

Securing your business in the cloud can offer substantial savings and resources balanced by large and unexpected risks. In this review of cloud security silver linings and storms warnings, we look at some of the brightest and darkest security clouds.   View Now


Analytics Slideshow: Calculating Cloud ROI

Slideshow: Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Revealed


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IBM's zEnterprise

Mainframe server and a new systems design allows workloads on mainframe, POWER7 and System x servers to share resources and be managed as a single, virtualized system   Watch


48-Core Single-Chip Cloud Computer

3 iPad Apps for Remote Access




Featured BloggerAT&T To Be Premier Windows Phone 7 Carrier

By Ed Hansberry

AT&T has been a long time supporter of Windows Mobile by carrying a variety of devices over the years in the US. Now they are claiming they will be the premier carrier for the forthcoming platform from Microsoft. Does that bode well for users buying new Windows Phone 7 devices this fall?


Drape Company Makes Technology Fabric Of Its Existence

By Michele Pepe-Warren

At a recent conference in Shanghai, women business owners and entrepreneurs gathered to network, talk best practices, and discuss the role of technology at their companies.

IT Asset Inventories Need To Be Actionable

By Daniel Dern

eTelemetry matches device addresses with names, cable ports and physical locations for compliance and for quicker "hey you, turn that off," as part of your IT Asset Inventory/Management.

Making Storage Management Easier

By George Crump

As we discussed in our last entry no matter how easy the storage protocol or storage system you select at some point someone is going to have to interact with the storage itself. It may be a problem that needs to be resolved or it may be a need to provision a new server but something will come up. In most mid-sized data centers managing storage is no one's full time job. It is something that is dealt with as the situation arises. This interrupt driven style of storage management is not ideal but it is reality.

SuccessFactors Revenue Nears $200M As SaaS Grows Up

By Bob Evans

While's the unquestioned SaaS revenue leader, Taleo, RightNow, NetSuite and SuccessFactors are all closing in on annual run rates of $200 million. With SuccessFactors this week reporting 27% quarterly revenue growth to $46.8 million, these and other high-growth SaaS vendors have proven they've got industrial-strength enterprise chops.


Road Map To Efficiently Sharing Document-Based Information

Hear how Global Aerospace has crafted a strategy to stay ahead of the curve by taking a global approach to managing content and content-centric processes. Learn how the appropriate ECM solution can provide insurance companies with an efficient, cost-effective way to manage and share critical content and processes, as well as help organizations successfully address regulatory requirements, security concerns and underwriting challenges.

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Get Live Streaming Video From Black Hat USA

This year, thousands of security professionals from around the world are making plans to be a part of Black Hat USA 2010. But not all of those people will actually be in Las Vegas. With Black Hat Uplink, you can experience essential content that shapes the security industry for the coming year.

Events will be streamed live on July 28-29, but you will be able to view Uplink presentations for 90 days after that.


Tapping Into Commercial Clouds: An Executive Roundtable

Where do commercial cloud services fit into agency IT planning? Which cloud models, and which types of cloud applications, are of greatest interest? Join your federal government peers at this executive roundtable to explore both the opportunities and challenges that public clouds present to government agencies.

It happens in Washington DC: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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