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Cyberattack Drill Shows U.S. Unprepared

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TOP STORY: Cyberattack Drill Shows U.S. Unprepared

MORE NEWS: Full Nelson: Mobile World War Breaks Out In Barcelona

ANALYTIC REPORT: Mobile Broadband: Beyond Smartphones

WHITEPAPER: Get More from Your IT Budget

BLOG: Mobile World Congress Best Of Show: HTC Desire

WEBCAST: Working Smarter in Healthcare

RESOURCES: InformationWeek Analytics 2010 WAN Optimization Survey

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 Thursday, February 18, 2010 



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Cyberattack Drill Shows U.S. Unprepared

A group of high-ranking former federal officials scramble to react to mobile phone malware and the failure of the electricity grid in a staged exercise.


U.S. 'Severely Threatened' By Cyber Attacks

Homeland Security Plans Cybersecurity Investments

Military To Tighten Vendor Cybersecurity Policies

Cyberwar Readiness Recast As Low Priority


Full Nelson: Mobile World War Breaks Out In Barcelona

Mobile World Congress has generated far too many new platforms for corporate IT organizations to consider.

AMD Updates Catalyst Graphics Driver

The company will release monthly upgrades to improve the game-running performance of its Radeon graphics processor.

Qwest 4Q Profits Sink; FTTN A Bright Spot

Aggressive deployment of fiber to the node and 80,000 new fiber customers were cited as highlights of the quarter.

Salesforce Launches Private Beta Of Chatter

The program will bring Facebook- and Twitter-type capabilities to businesses using applications on the cloud computing platform.

HHS To Manage Stimulus Spending From The Cloud

Acumen Solutions will build a app for the Department of Health and Human Services to manage health IT relationships and projects.

LTE Handset Development Gets Boost

Verizon, AT&T and over three dozen other wireless companies have signed on to the Voice over LTE initiative, expected to speed deployment of Long Term Evolution phones.

Microsoft Outlook Becomes Social Hub

The company's popular messaging client now connects with LinkedIn, and soon with Facebook and MySpace.

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Windows Phone 7 A Game Changer?

The buzz surrounding Microsoft's new phone OS doesn't change the fact the company is a distant fourth in the mobile market, but the software could change things.

Hospital Gives Kids Bedside Web Access

Touchscreen bedside units replace traditional hospital TVs and give pediatric patients Internet access, and a new way to communicate with hospital staff.



Mobile Broadband: Beyond Smartphones

We've designed this Informed CIO report to provide insight into how to evaluate these new platforms. Besides the operating system, you'll have to decide where to buy your mobile device and what kind of service plan is right for your business. Should you go with 3G or Wi-Fi? Should you tether phones to your new devices? And what kind of security is right? These are all questions to consider before you make a decision.

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SAP At A Crossroads

Amid the sudden resignation of CEO Leo Apotheker, the German software company is doing some serious self-evaluation. On the line is everything from its technical architecture to its licensing model to its relationships with partners and customers.

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Identity Management: 10 Questions to Ask

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Featured BloggerMobile World Congress Best Of Show: HTC Desire

Posted by Eric Zeman

Of all the hardware and software announcements made during this week's Mobile World Congress, I was most impressed by HTC's latest flagship Android device. The HTC Desire wins "Best Of Show" for 2010.


Why Cloud Computing Won't Kill IT Jobs

Posted By Vanessa Alvarez

At a recent IT End User Group focused on cloud computing, I detected turbulence. Roughly three quarters of the networking professionals and systems administrators I spoke with are afraid of losing their jobs once cloud computing evolves within their organizations.

Eric Schmidt Speaks, Mobile World Listens

Posted By Eric Zeman

Eric Schmidt took the stage Tuesday evening in Barcelona to address a sometimes-hostile crowd. His message? Mobile comes first, and Google "comes in peace."

Where Will You Get Your Storage Services From?

Posted By George Crump

Storage services is the intelligence added to storage systems that make them more than just a bunch of disk drives in a cabinet. This can range from the very basic RAID and LUN management functions to the more advanced snapshot and replication. The type of services a storage system is, to a large degree, where the vendors do battle.

Microsoft: Cloud Computing Will Raise Our Sales, Profit

Posted By Bob Evans

Microsoft business software president Stephen Elop says the company's June launch of Office 2010 will include a cloud-based version that will result in more revenue and profit for Microsoft because the company will end up "doing much more work for the customer."


Working Smarter in Healthcare

Working smarter in healthcare means creating an agile and collaborative organization that empowers people and embraces change. It means leveraging the combined power of people, processes and information with flexible technology in a smarter planet context. Attend our webcast and start working smarter!

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