QUOTE OF THE DAY...
"Computing is not about computers any more. 'It is about living."
-- Nicholas Negroponte
TODAY'S TOP STORY
Cisco Security Report Sees Social Media Risk
Bad passwords, inconsistent patching, excessive information sharing, and outdated AV software are key ingredients in what Cisco calls a security "nightmare formula."
• Government Surveillance Of Social Networks Challenged
• Global CIO: Fear Of Facebook For The Enterprise
• Encryption Is Cloud Computing Security Savior
White House Issues Open Government Directive
The Obama administration outlines steps that federal agencies must take to become more open, participatory, and collaborative, including release of "high value" data.
Apple Pulls 1,000 Apps For Ratings Problems
Molinker is accused of falsifying 5-star ratings for its programs to boost its rating in the App Store.
Fujitsu To Offer Cloud Services
The company enters the ranks of cloud competitors, supplying compute infrastructure as a service through its expanded data centers.
Google Releases Chrome For Mac, Linux
Over a year after the release of Google Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux beta versions have arrived.
Publishers Collaborate On E-Reader Platform
Top magazine publishers will launch a digital storefront and software platform for publishing on e-readers, smartphones, and laptops.
Microsoft Dismisses BitLocker Threat
Software maker claims vulnerability exposed by researchers unlikely to occur in "real world."
EMC Launches Storage Automation
The company says its fully automated storage tiering technology will cut storage acquisition costs by 20% and trim storage operation expenses by 40%.
Sprint Completes iPCS Acquisition
The $831 million deal will end all pending litigation between the companies and expand Sprint's coverage area and number of subscribers.
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ANALYTIC REPORTS & WHITEPAPERS
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The Top 5 NAC Challenges, and How to Tackle Them
Mobility and outsourcing present IT with the challenging task of opening the network to a dynamic workforce, while at the same time protecting critical assets from vulnerabilities. Learn what the top 5 NAC challenges are, and how Unified Access Control (UAC) can help. Download Now
IBM Fellow Says SOA More Relevant Than Ever
Posted by Fritz Nelson
You can't help getting the impression from Kerrie Holley, IBM's CTO of its SOA Center of Excellence, of how much the idea of services remain the underpinning of everything.
Mayor Gavin Newsom: Role of Social in Govt (Part 3)
Posted By Fritz Nelson
In the final part of this three-part video interview series with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, we talked about the role of social networking, not just in winning a political race, but in ongoing government -- in building participation among citizens. He talks about his successes and failures, and what he's learned along the way.
Oracle Set For EU Showdown As Blind Call Ellison Lame
Posted By Bob Evans
As Microsoft and SAP prepare giddily to hammer Oracle in Brussels this week, those two big and dominant global companies damn well better remember that they could be next on the EU rack because the EU's objectives aren't about "fairness"--they're about politics and power. Appeasing the EU now won't grant them sanctuary later--it will only embolden the bureaucrats of Brussels.
Bank Login Stealing Trojan Threat Grows
Posted By George Hulme
Cisco released its Cisco 2009 Annual Security Report this morning, and it contains some interesting insight on many of the vulnerabilities and threat vectors we face today.
Windows 7 Upgrades Drop Ball On Data Migration
Posted By Alexander Wolfe
Today's experience of upgrading one's PC to a new operating system is qualitatively different from that of a decade ago. It's no longer so much about the OS. There's lots more user data--pictures and e-mails--to move over. And that experience, quite frankly, stinks.