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Wednesday, July 28, 2010


"The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale." -- Richard Dawkins



Black Hat: External Content Threatens Web Security

Companies that rely on third-party Web content place themselves at the mercy of their partners' security practices.


Black Hat: Mobile Flaws Get Attention

Slideshow: Cloud Security Pros And Cons

SMB Security: Fight The Right Fight


Global CIO: Larry Ellison Looms Large Over Put-Down Of Oracle President

Charles Phillips' claim about Oracle's $70B war chest is belittled in a stunningly public clarification that's also a put-down.

Google Apps Fitted With Government Controls

To accelerate adoption of cloud computing in the public sector, Google has launched a version of Google Apps that meets government regulatory requirements.

Cloud Working Group Developing Standard APIs

The goal is a set of standard application programming interfaces, usable by all vendors, for each phase of cloud operation.

Android 2.2 Froyo Roll-Out Schedule Guessing Game Begins

Tips and reports suggest that Verizon's line-up of Droid devices may land Android 2.2 Froyo as soon as Friday, August 6.

Facebook, Twitter Influence Purchases

A Gartner study of social networks influence on purchasing decisions finds they have become important shopping tools for both retailers and consumers.

Apple Refreshes iMac, Mac Pro

The Magic Trackpad, a wireless navigation device, and a 27-inch LED Cinema Display were announced in addition to the Mac updates.

SAP Reports Strong Growth, Completes Sybase Deal

U.S. market leads revenue gains and growth in large deployments.

Smartphone Wi-Fi Demand Growing

Nearly half of Wi-Fi capable smartphone owners use the service daily to improve access speeds.

Verizon Users Consume Most Smartphone Data

Average data consumption for Verizon users is 421 MB, compared to 338 MB per month for iPhones, finds Validas study.

Bump 2.0 Adds Instant FaceBook And Twitter Friending

A neat application call Bump allows select smartphone users to "bump" their phones together to share contact information. The latest version for the iPhone adds social networking.

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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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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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8 Essentials of Business Analytics

Read about how the right approach to getting started with business analytics can help companies identify their most profitable customers.
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This Forrester report explores how to get better ROI, more productivity and faster provisioning from virtualized environments.
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Analytics Slideshow: Calculating Cloud ROI
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Cloud ROI: Calculating Costs, Benefits, Returns," our report and visual case study evaluating the fiscal consideration companies apply before tapping into the public cloud.   View Now


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 BloggerHP's Grand Plans For WebOS

By Ed Hansberry

After HP acquired Palm, there was concern that smartphones would fall by the wayside. Those concerns were laid to rest weeks, but they are only a part of the picture. Can HP make WebOS a multi-form factor powerhouse?


Recovering Servers In The Cloud Affordable For SMBs

By Daniel Dern

For SMBs who need to keep those servers rolling, Geminare shows that cloud-based server recovery can not only be affordable but also easy, and provide fast failback as well.

Apple Kicks iMacs Up A Notch

By Jake Widman

The popular all-in-one Macs get Intel's latest-architecture chips -- the i series -- and faster graphics. The company has also introduced a standalone version of the multitouch trackpad found in its laptops.

Google For Government Signals Long Cloud March Ahead

By J. Nicholas Hoover

Google's announcement Monday that it was formally releasing a version of its application suite for government doesn't just represent a Google sales push, but in some ways also indicates that although the federal government is stepping up its cloud computing push, much work remains.

Google Docs Gets Smartquote Controls

By Thomas Claburn

Google on Tuesday is adding two new features to Google Docs: The ability to translate documents into one of 53 languages and the ability to remove smartquotes.

Aerohive Networks Eases Management of Wi-Fi Networks

By Paul Korzeniowski

Aerohive Networks, whose focus is on wireless LAN equipment, enhanced its HiveManager management system, so network technicians can examine the health of each client system more easily. Another improvement was intelligent, automated responses to network problemspots.


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.

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