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DARPA Plots Supercomputing Future

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BLOG: HP's Confusing UC Strategy

WEBCAST: Grid Consolidation on Private Clouds

RESOURCES: The Battle For Mobile Supremacy

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Thursday, July 1, 2010


"The occasional visit of success provides just the excitement an engineer needs to face work the following day." -- Koichi Tanaka



DARPA Plots Supercomputing Future

The Omnipresent High Performance Computing program is seeking proposals to dramatically advance the performance and capabilities of future computing systems and enable ExtremeScale computing.


Supercomputer Development Thriving In China

Intel Unveils Supercomputing Multicore Processor

Microsoft Takes Supercomputing To The Cloud


China Search, E-Commerce Leaders In Dispute

Baidu accused of unfair competition by reducing search results for Alibaba Group retail sites.

FCC Names New CTO

Former division chief Douglas Sicker will lead the agency's technology efforts starting next month, replacing Jon Peha, who is leaving for OSTP.

Amazon Boosts Kindle Royalties

Authors can almost the amount they receive from sales of digital books priced 20% or more below the list price for the physical book version.

Google Search Partially Blocked In China

The company isn't prepared to speculate about whether the technical issues are related to its ongoing tension with the Chinese government.

FairPoint Landline Service Plan Rejected

The Vermont Public Service Board rejected Fairpoint's plan to provide service to former Verizon landline customers.

Android 3.0 'Gingerbread' Elements Leaked

The first details about Android 3.0 -- codenamed "Gingerbread" -- have been revealed. Android 3.0 will set the Android bar higher.

Cisco Unveils Cloud, Data Center Technologies

Cisco FabricPath, a networking technology for data centers, Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution and Cisco Data Path, were among the announcements at CiscoLive.

Sony Recalls Half Million Vaio Laptops

At least 30 laptops have been reported to overheat causing casings and keyboards to warp and reaching temperatures hot enough to burn users.

Study: Windows 7 Halves SMB Support Costs

Automation and security tools built into Microsoft's newest operating system mean fewer headaches for IT staffs and less downtime for users, IDC says.



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Ready To Outsmart PCI?

The PCI Data Security Standard is costly, complex, and rigged against the retailers, merchants, and processors that must comply with it. But those very attributes may be the most potent catalyst to bring about meaningful protection of credit card data--not because of the PCI requirements themselves, but because PCI will drive merchants toward end-to-end encryption and tokenization.

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Chief Of The Year: Federal CIO Vivek Kundra

Kundra is driving change in the U.S. government's far-reaching IT operations. His priorities include exposing government data sets, cloud computing, IT project management, cybersecurity, and engaging the public over the Web. Here's his plan for executing on those goals and the many challenges ahead.

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Responsive Process Management Enables Greater Efficiencies

This whitepaper will demonstrate how Progress Software can empower your company to respond to changing conditions and business events as they occur, enabling business leaders to capitalize on commercial opportunities, drive greater efficiencies in their organizations, and reduce risk.
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Real World Disaster Recovery

In preparation for disasters, it's critical to have a backup site that can be used if your primary location goes down. Does your business have the right procedures and equipment to recover after a disaster? Get answers.
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Image Gallery: 11 Leading Data Warehousing Appliances

Enterprises are abandoning conventional warehouse development approaches in favor of prepackaged apps and hardware configurations combining database management systems, processing power, storage, and connectivity. Here are the leaders.   View Now


Analytics Gallery: 2010 Data Center Operational Trends Report

Image Gallery: 2010 Global CIOs


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06.28.10 Are Hedge Funds Ready For Regulation?

The hedge fund industry is once again booming. But are fund managers ready for looming regulation? In this video, editor-at-large Ivy Schmerken discusses the issue with Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of advisory firm TABB Group.   Watch


Part 2: A Gentle Introduction to Parallel Programming

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Featured BloggerHP's Confusing UC Strategy

By Paul Korzeniowski

HP continued to widen the circle of UC options. The company signed a three year deal so it will now be offering Avaya's broad portfolio of products, but questions remain about the viability of such agreements in the highly volatile UC marketplace.


Which Platform Is Safer: Android, Blackberry, or iPhone?

By George Hulme

With the hand-held platform battle over market share heating up, more people are wondering just which platforms may be safer from attackers and snoops.

Summer Worker Security

By Keith Ferrell

Temporary and summer workers offer the chance to increase production -- and increase your security risks. But taking on summer help also offers the opportunity to review, refresh and enhance your security policies and practices.

Rock Star CIO Scores A CEO Seat

By Chris Murphy

A rare few CIOs make the jump to CEO of their companies. Even fewer jump to vendor CEO roles. John Glaser's doing just that.

Wikileaks: An Enemy Of Open Society?

By Thomas Claburn

Steven Aftergood, who runs the Federation of American Scientists' Secrecy News site, on Monday dropped the hammer on Wikileaks, a Web site now infamous for exposing documents that countries and other powerful entities wish to keep secret. "WikiLeaks must be counted among the enemies of open society because it does not respect the rule of law nor does it honor the rights of individuals," declared Aftergood in a blog post.

Glaser Talks About Healthcare's Challenges, Opportunities

By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

When longtime Partners Healthcare CIO John Glaser leaves his position in mid-August to join Siemens Healthcare as CEO of its Health Services Business Unit, he'll be bringing along solid, on-the-ground experience and insightful perspective about the many challenges facing the healthcare industry.


Grid Consolidation on Private Clouds

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Hear from Oracle experts how these technologies can now be used to consolidate your databases to a private cloud, where you can realize the efficiencies of multi-tenancy, rapid provisioning, and pay-for-use infrastructure. And learn how Oracle delivers key cloud capabilities, providing elastic database services that can be quickly provisioned on demand.

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Special Report from Internet Evolution:
Can businesses still make money with the
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The Battle For Mobile Supremacy

While it won't be long before billions of smartphones and tablets are in buyers' hands, PC history tells us that, of the dozen or so mobile platforms currently in play, not all can survive. It's clear that the warchests are opening up to win the battle for global mobile supremacy.
But who will reign supreme?

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