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  Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Between The Lines Columnist Who Is Hacking U.S. Banks? 8 Facts
By Mathew J. Schwartz
Hackers have labeled the bank website disruptions as grassroots-level reprisal for an anti-Islamic film. But is the Iranian government really backing the attacks?

Bank Hacks: Iran Blame Game Intensifies
Cybercrime Attacks, Costs Escalating

Will CMOs Outspend CIOs? Wrong Question
Instead of focusing on who controls those tech dollars, IT pros should focus on why companies need more tech in marketing and where they can fill those needs.

Some Intel-Based Tablets Flunk Windows 8 Upgrade
Many Windows 7 tablet buyers who assumed they could later upgrade to Windows 8 may be disappointed.

IBM Watson Finally Graduates Medical School
Partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center suggests IBM's supercomputer is ready to help oncologists manage their most challenging cases.

Gartner: 2013 Tech Spending To Hit $3.7 Trillion
CIOs need to spend on finding and building a pool of big data skills, Gartner execs say.

Amazon Outage Takes Out Reddit, Pinterest
Amazon's service dashboard reported the first service interruptions at just before noon PST with its Elastic Beanstock services down, followed by announcements of service interruptions of other services.

Rackspace Adds Block Storage, Answers Amazon
Cloud block storage will help Rackspace compete more directly with Amazon, says CTO.

Big Data Tackles Classic Question: What's The Weather Forecast?
Startup takes 60+ years of historical weather data, crunches it with 82 billion calculations to make more accurate long-term forecasts.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -- Winston Churchill


Amazon Outage Takes Out Reddit, Pinterest
Rackspace Adds Block Storage, Answers Amazon
Strategy: Security at Today's Network Speeds
Big Data Analytics Guide 2012
Samsung Chromebook: Hands-On Review
Cyber Attacks: Are You Really Safe?
InformationWeek 2013 Standardization Survey

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  Digital Issue  
Most IT teams monitor website performance. It's time to extend that vigilance to all critical applications.

Also in the new, all-digital issue of InformationWeek: While Oracle and SAP wage a war of words, they're ignoring the wishes of customers like Procter & Gamble.

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Join us tomorrow, October 24 for Valley View, our exciting live video show. In addition to a chat with Cisco's John Chambers and Oracle's Mark Hurd, we'll take deep dive into an exclusive report on how technology companies spent economic stimulus money (and what the outcome of that spending was). We'll also feature our Elevator Pitch session, a rapid-fire deluge of information about new technology approaches.

One company's elevator pitch we'll be highlighting: Taptera.

Taptera is making mobile applications for the enterprise workforce. These are newly-built productivity applications -- the useful everyday stuff that employees have to do. And many of these applications tie into your corporate systems, like the corporate directory and the expense reporting systems. Taptera says they are focused on solving real, practical problems. If anything is going to make mobile devices a staple in the enterprise, it will be applications like these.

Other Elevator Pitches featured: Alteryx (big data analytics in the cloud) and Hearsay Social (enterprise social media).

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Strategy: Security at Today's Network Speeds
With 10 Gbps Ethernet standard and 40 and 100 Gbps on the way, one big question is whether firewalls, intrusion-detection systems, packet analyzers and other monitoring systems can keep up. If not, your need for speed might prove deadly.
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Research: Cisco Outlook Survey
Nearly 600 business technology pros took time to share their perceptions. Some highlights: 85% like the company's security stance, and 61% see Cisco as a leader in data center switches. Yet just 25% will increase use of the company's gear vs. 27% open to or actively replacing. Here's why.
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Big Data Analytics Guide 2012
What's the big deal with Big Data? Today, organizations of all types and sizes are inundated with enormous data sets from various internal and external sources-from transactional data to unstructured data from social media and other sources. To further your path toward better, smarter ways of working with data, download this series of articles in the 2012 Big Data Analytics Guide and gain a competitive edge.
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Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms
Mobile application development is a very important and strategic IT topic. In 2012, Gartner is making major updates to this research to reflect market convergence. We analyze platforms that allow enterprises to build, support and manage mobile applications for both customers and employees
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Samsung Chromebook: Hands-On Review
Samsung's latest Chromebook benefits from rapid improvements in Google's Chrome OS. Is this cloud computing vehicle right for you?

Video: Microsoft Surface Drop Tests
One of Microsoft's key marketing points for Surface is the tablet's durability. A couple of Microsoft videos demonstrate the point.

Microsoft Surface Tablet: 10 Coolest Features
Microsoft's slick new Windows 8 Surface tablet looks great, though pricing remains a question. Get up close with 10 of its most compelling features.

10 Best Apps For Samsung Galaxy Notes
Check out these 10 great apps that take advantage of the Samsung phablet's S Pen stylus.

Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences
With the introduction of Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft splits its flagship OS into two distinct flavors. Examine the most important contrasts.


iPad Mini: 8 Things We Want
Which features would you like to see in Apple's iPad Mini, expected to debut on Oct. 23? Check out our top requests for the petite tablet.   View Now

11 Cool Tools NASA Curiosity Brought To Mars
Who Is Hacking U.S. Banks? 8 Facts


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InformationWeek 500: The Funny News
InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson delivers the news of the past year, albeit in a little more sarcastic way.   Watch

Appthority & The Mobile Enterprise
Fusion-io: Flash Memory For The Data Center



Cyber Attacks: Are You Really Safe?
Are you ready for the coming Cyber War? Attacks against financial institutions and other critical commercial institutions are just the beginning. Join us for the informative session to learn what advanced evasion techniques (AETs) are, how they differ from standard attacks and how to stay under their radar. It happens Tuesday, October 30, 2012. More Information & Registration

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InformationWeek 2013 Standardization Survey
We are conducting a survey to explore IT standardization policies. One lucky participant will win a 6GB Google Nexus 7 tablet .
Survey ends Oct. 26

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