QUOTE OF THE DAY...
"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
-- Emile Zola
TODAY'S TOP STORY
Wolfe's Den Interview: Pacific Labs CIO Talks Cloud Computing Security
Jerry Johnson, chief information officer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, offers insights into cloud security, the war on cybercrime, and the expansion of the perimeter.
• Salesforce.com, Cisco Team Up On Cloud Offering
• Cloudera Launches Desktop Interface
Global CIO: Why Hewlett-Packard Must Articulate Its Enterprise Strategy
Mark Hurd has cranked up HP's operational excellence but HP has yet to reveal an equally compelling external strategy to the world: what is HP's core strength? What does HP do best?
Federal Taskforce To Focus On Cybersecurity Metrics
Cross-agency taskforce will emphasize cybersecurity outcomes over compliance, says federal CIO Kundra
Chip Market Turnaround Unlikely In 2009
The semiconductor industry has done a better job managing inventory than in the 2001 economic crisis, said Gartner.
Smartphones Fill Med School Prescription
The University of Louisville School of Medicine finds that smartphones give students faster access to health information, and more face-time with patients.
AT&T Intros Windows Mobile 6.5 Smartphones
The HTC Pure and Tilt 2 offer deep Exchange integration for mobile e-mail, contacts, and calendaring.
Mercedes-Benz Launches iPhone App
Customers using the app can make car payments and view account information from iPhones and iPod Touches.
Federal Register Made Available In XML Format
With the introduction of an XML edition, the official journal of the U.S. government should be easier to access and use, while third parties will be able to apply the information in new ways.
FTC Rules Require Bloggers To Disclose Payments
Bloggers who accept payment for posts must now disclose their relationship with sponsors.
IBM In Software, Services Buys
Big Blue completes SPSS takeover and announces deal for mortgage processor Wilshire.
Windows 7 Leaked To eBay
Sellers are using the online auction house to hawk Microsoft's new operating system weeks before official release -- but buyer beware.
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ANALYTIC REPORTS & WHITEPAPERS
Ballmer: Windows 7 Adoption A Matter Of When, Not If
Posted By John Foley
Steve Ballmer seems confident that businesses will adopt Windows 7. Of course, three years ago, Microsoft's CEO was sure that companies would deploy Vista, and look how that played out. Will he be right this time?
Will Consumers Pay-Out-Of-Pocket For Online Healthcare?
Posted by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
If you suspect your extra-cranky baby has an ear infection on a Saturday afternoon, but his doctor isn't back in the office till Monday, a walk-in clinic--like the kind springing up in places such as retail pharmacy chains--can be a convenient place to get the ear checked. But if it's the middle of the night, what do you do?
End User End Game for UC
Posted By Fritz Nelson
One of the most difficult challenges of Unified Communications has been getting end users to buy in and use the systems. In our final whiteboard tutorial, we discuss getting rogue users and resisters to leverage the technology.
What The? Latest Mobile Backup Service Offered By Best Buy
Posted By Eric Zeman
Best Buy has decided to take on a bigger role in the mobile landscape, though I am not sure who's going to go for this. Today, Best Buy has announced a service that is similar to My Phone from Microsoft or MobileMe from Apple: mIQ will backup end user smartphones and store up to 1GB of data in the cloud.
Selecting A Storage Protocol For Virtualized Servers
Posted By George Crump
In our last entry we discussed selecting the right storage foundation and I advised that you may want to initially ignore what protocol to use. That said, part of building a storage foundation for server virtualization is selecting the protocol.