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  Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Between The Lines Columnist Windows Blue Confirmed But Microsoft Mum On Details
By Michael Endler
Microsoft finally acknowledges Windows Blue, the rumored update to Windows 8, is on the way.

Tell Me Again: Why Rush Into Windows 8?
MS Touts Education Wins For Windows 8, Office 365

DDoS Spam Feud Backfires: 'Bulletproof' CyberBunker Busted campaign and anarchic, allegedly pro-spam Dutch hosting provider have apparently been disrupted via ongoing DDoS attacks.

BlackBerry Ships 1M Z10s
BlackBerry's Q4 earnings show the company eked out a slim profit as it shipped 1 million Z10 smartphones.

5 Underrated Healthcare Trends From A Top CIO
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center CIO Dan Drawbaugh shares his thoughts about what the next health IT opportunities will be.

Flipboard Update Lets You Create Magazine
You too could become famous (or infamous) for publishing content created by other people.

Tougher Computer Crime Penalties Sought By U.S. Legislators
Draft version of CFAA includes amendments largely recycled from 2011 DOJ proposals -- running counter to experts' demands to narrow anti-hacking laws.

Topol Gives Colbert a Dose of 'Destruction'
Scripps cardiologist and noted proponent of wireless health technologies Eric Topol shows off gadgets to comedian's audience.

"A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them." -- P.J. O'Rourke

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Companies want more than they're getting today from big data analytics. But small and big vendors are working to solve the key problems.

Also in the new, all-digital issue of InformationWeek: Jay Parikh, the Facebook's infrastructure VP, discusses the company's big data plans.

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Strategy: 5 Top BYOD Threats For 2013
Mobility is here to stay, and smart IT departments aren't ignoring it -- they're taking proactive steps to address the security issues of the bring-your-own-device movement. Here are the biggest problem areas to watch for, and three smart steps you can take to protect your company's data.
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Buyer's Guide: PaaS Providers
The platform-as-a-service value proposition is so strong, and so aligned with business and developer interests, that it's a matter of when, not if, PaaS becomes the standard for Web applications. It's time to evaluate your options and plan a migration strategy. This report, the companion to our online comparison, explains the 7 key factors to consider.
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IT Guide To Mobile Collaboration And BYOD
Today's organizations are rapidly adopting large-scale BYOD initiatives. This guide details the types of communications and collaboration capabilities that are being called for, as well as the major issues IT departments need to address in order to successful deploy them.
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Hybrid Cloud Solution Maximizes Amazon Web Services Investment
Mobile applications provider Urban Airship turned to Carpathia to meet the connectivity and compliance demands of significant growth in its push messaging service through a hybrid cloud solution that maximizes Urban Airship's investment in Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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Tell Me Again: Why Rush Into Windows 8?
Windows Blue might signal a bold new future for touch computing, but it doesn't exactly inspire a quick upgrade to Windows 8 for traditional users like me.

DDoS Spam Feud Backfires: 'Bulletproof' CyberBunker Busted campaign and anarchic, allegedly pro-spam Dutch hosting provider have apparently been disrupted via ongoing DDoS attacks.

BMW Brings iPhone Apps To Dashboards
Drivers of newer BMW and Mini Cooper cars will be able to access their iPhone's music apps from the dashboard.

How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.

3 Warning Signs Your IT Team Is Job Hunting
Do you know how to spot clues that your IT team members may soon leave? Consider this expert advice on IT talent retention.


New York's 32-Story Data Fortress: Inside Tour
Sabey's 1-million-square-foot facility in lower Manhattan is billed as the world's tallest and largest high-rise data center.   View Now

9 More Cloud Computing Pioneers
Google's 10 Best Gags, Pranks And Easter Eggs


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Bob Metcalfe Plans Ethernet's 40th
The 'Father of Ethernet' comes back to PARC, the scene of the crime, to talk about Ethernet's future -- including a 40th birthday bash in May.   Watch

CES 2013: It's A Wrap!
Intel shows off eye tracking and gesture tech



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