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TOP STORY: Blue Christmas For Window 7 Sales?

MORE NEWS: VMware's Maritz Predicts Hybrid Cloud Future

ANALYTIC REPORT: Informed CIO: Business Continuity

WHITEPAPER: Get A Netbook When You Download Latest Virtualization and Data Center Reports

SLIDESHOW: Strategic Security Survey: Global Threat, Local Pain

VIDEO: Energy Efficient Scalable I/O

BLOG: Android Is Not Free

WEBCAST: Quick Wins In Data Center Consolidation

RESOURCES: Gov 2.0 Summit

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Thursday, September 2, 2010


"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning." -- Bill Gates



Blue Christmas For Window 7 Sales?

Family Pack discounts to reappear in October as Win7 adoption curve starts to flatline.


Windows 7 Revealed

Windows 7 Surpasses Vista, XP Still Dominates

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Revealed


VMware's Maritz Predicts Hybrid Cloud Future

Private clouds inside the enterprise will trade workloads with similar, VMware-based public clouds rendering physical data centers "quite fluid," according to CEO Paul Maritz.

Google Sued Over Nexus One Troubles

A Nexus One owner claims Google made misleading claims about the phone's 3G capabilities and failed to provide adequate support.

Apple Previews iOS 4.1 And 4.2 For iPad

During Apple's event on Wednesday, it said iPhone users can expect iOS 4.1 to arrive next week with new features. iPad owners will need to wait a bit longer for iOS 4.2 to arrive.

Wyse Intros PocketCloud For Android

App, previously available only for Apple devices, allows smartphone users to remotely access a virtualized desktop or PC.

R.R. Donnelley Sues HP For Patent Infringement

"Partners" set to battle it out in court for control of key printing technologies.

Apple Shows New iPods, Reveals TV Strategy

MP3 music players get an iPhone-style technology boost, and Steve Jobs discloses major content partnerships for Apple TV.

AutoCAD Returns To Mac

Autodesk's 3D engineering design software coming to Apple computers after a 20-year absence, with new mobile apps for iPad, iPhone.

Security Questions To Ask Your Cloud Provider

NeoSpire's director of security, Sean Bruton, discusses the realities of cloud security and the key questions to ask when assessing a hosted or cloud service provider's claims.

Global CIO: SAP Stunner: ERP Deal Boosts Customer Profit $100M Per Year

Airgas says its extensive SAP project will raise annual operating profits by at least $75 million and possibly more than $125 million. Here's how.

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Informed CIO: Business Continuity

Continuous data protection used to be a pipe dream for most outside the financial world because of sky-high cost and complexity. That's changing, creating new options for businesses that require different thinking about disaster recovery.

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Virtually Available: Managing Application Security, Performance

The quest for cost savings and greater productivity per dollar spent has given rise to a mix of legacy, virtual, cloud and SaaS environments in enterprise infrastructures. The downside: Managing availability of business-critical applications and ensuring snappy performance across this diverse landscape has become a highly challenging endeavor for IT.

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Strategic Security Survey: Global Threat, Local Pain

Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Global Threat, Local Pain," our report assessing whether the high-profile infiltration of corporate networks worldwide (Google China leaps to mind) is forcing execs to reconsider their security strategies and pony up related resources.   View Now


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Android Is Not Free

By Ed Hansberry

Much has been made recently about the cost of Microsoft's licensing fees for Windows Phone 7 and how it is model out of sync with the realities of today. Android is open source and has no licensing fees, so why would anyone pay Microsoft up to $15 per Windows Phone license when you can pay $0 for Android?


USB And SMB Is A Risky Mix

By Keith Ferrell

Drive-based threats may pose a larger risk to your business than drive-by attacks -- and USB drives may pose the largest threat of all.

IBM Exec Slams Oracle Over Customer Philosophy

By Bob Evans

Oracle's begun promoting the idea that the IT stack can become much more manageable, much less expensive, and much less complex if CIOs will simply go with all-Oracle stacks. While Oracle says this novel approach is starting to gain traction among customers, IBM senior VP Steve Mills says it's all a bunch of typical Oracle testosterone-driven blather.

ADTRAN Revamps Switch Line

By Paul Korzeniowski

While much attention is being paid to high end converged data center devices, many small and medium businesses still are searching for lower cost, higher performance network switches. In response, ADTRAN, which has been serving that market for 25 years, enhanced its 28-port Gigabit Ethernet switches, so they offer more bandwidth while reducing their size and power consumption.

VMware Has More Of The Market Than IDC Figures Show

By Charles Babcock

VMware isn't letting much moss accumulate under its feet as it continues expanding what it plans to do with its virtualization software portfolio. VMware executives have taken to expressing the expanding horizons of virtualization as a theme. They say they refer customers to "the journey," not one set of limited data center goals.


Quick Wins In Data Center Consolidation

Join Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires, who's leading OMB's Data Center Consolidation Initiative, and other speakers in an InformationWeek Government Webcast designed to help federal IT professionals move ahead with their data center consolidation efforts.

This Webcast will explore the need to take inventory of data center hardware and software, how to establish metrics for energy consumption and data center utilization, and much more.

It happens Sept. 9.

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Gov 2.0 Summit

This fall, the leaders of the public and private sectors will convene at Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C., to discuss government's critical challenges. Request an invitation to join this unparalleled group of influencers and help shape the future of health care delivery, cybersecurity, financial regulation, and education.

It happens Sept. 7-8

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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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

It happens Sept. 27-30

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