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TOP STORY: Dell Offers $876 Million For Compellent

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ANALYTIC REPORT: Historic Copyright Trial: Oracle vs. SAP

WHITEPAPER: 10 Best Practices of Agile Tool Users

SLIDESHOW: Google Chrome OS Promises Computing Without Pain

VIDEO: Google Chrome Notebook Pilot Program

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Friday, December 10, 2010


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Dell Offers $876 Million For Compellent

After losing out to HP in its bid to acquire 3PAR, Dell is pursuing the storage vendor to expand its data center technology business.


Dell Kace Speeds Windows 7 Migrations

Dell To Ship Windows Phone 7 Device

Dell Customers Combine Cloud Servers With Specialized Apps


Google Offers Exchange Insurance

The company's new Message Continuity service promises to safeguard Exchange messages through Gmail.

Intel Smartphone Processors Coming In 2011

Mounting a challenge to the dominant ARM processors, Intel CEO Paul Otellini says smartphones with the company's chips will be available from 'premiere-branded vendors' next year.

Global CIO: Larry Ellison Vows To 'Go After' HP; Is Alliance Dead?

Calling HP's high-end computers vulnerable, slow, and expensive, Ellison promised to pound HP in the marketplace--this is an "alliance?"

Mobile Ends Year With A Whine And A Whimper

At the All Things D mobile conference, the major players say mostly nothing at all, and innovation emerged from a few surprising places, namely Plantronics (with Voyager Pro UC), RealNetworks (Unifi) and Jawbone (Thoughts).

IBM Workers Could Lose Outsourcing Protection

Many ex-IBMers are counting on a federal program to make it through tough times--but trade adjustment benefits for tech services workers are set to expire.

Rise Of Mobile Superworker Predicted

GigaOm Net:Work Conference: Enterprises that cater to the needs of mobile workers can expect greater productivity.

Salesforce To Acquire Ruby App Hosting Service Heroku

Ruby applications currently run in Amazon's EC2 cloud, but one day may move to

Federal CIO Kundra Reveals IT Reform Plan

A project-management best-practices portal and a technology fellows exchange program with the private sector are included in the 25-point implementation plan.

Android Sales: It's Time For Nokia To Worry

The rate at which Android phones are being sold and activated has increased to 300,000 per day, says Google's Andy Rubin, matching Nokia's Symbian platform.

Amazon Cloud Withstands WikiLeaks Attack

Online retailer's EC2 architecture holds strong in face of coordinated DDOS strike by Julian Assange's backers.

President's Council Calls For Universal Data Exchange

A "universal exchange language" will facilitate the robust, secure electronic exchange of health information across institutions according a report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Turning Companies Into Talent Engines

GigaOm Net:Work Conference: "Our basic management institutions and practices are fundamentally broken."

Plantronics' Smartphone App Simplifies Conference Calls

Bluetooth headset maker Plantronics today released a new Android and BlackBerry app that automatically dials complicated conference calls with a single push.

SAP Cloud Platform, App Store Set For 2011

On-demand portfolio will also gain line-of-business extension applications and Business ByDesign For Subsidiaries.

NASA Sold Computers Containing Sensitive Data

10 PCs were sold to the public without completely scrubbing information from their hard drives, according to the Office of Inspector General.

Vermont Villages To Develop Rural Fiber Network

Claiming LTE wireless can't deliver broadband as robust, the East Central Vermont Community Fiber Network is planning a pilot project to serve the sparsely populated 23-town region.

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Historic Copyright Trial: Oracle vs. SAP

Oracle wins its landmark copyright infringement case against SAP in a landslide, as the jury awards an unprecedented figure. The case is likely to be appealed, and its outcome will linger for years. Fritz Nelson, InformationWeek editorial director, delivers a series of comprehensive reports directly from this historic trial.

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10 Best Practices of Agile Tool Users

10 Best Practices of Agile Tool Users
Will your current development tools support Agile? Can you handle agile project management and continuous integration? Learn ten tried-and-true practices that will get you started on your way towards optimal use of an Agile tool stack.
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4 Data Center Trends of the Future

Does efficiency have to come at the expense of availability? Not according to this paper, which outlines the four data center infrastructure trends that are reducing design, operating and management costs while improving data center performance.
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Google Chrome OS Promises Computing Without Pain

Before a crowd of reporters and guests, Google provided an update on its forthcoming browser-based operating system, Chrome OS, and invited attendees and select early adopters to try Chrome OS running on an unbranded netbook through a pilot program. Chrome OS aims to be speedy, simple and secure: all the things that the typical PC is not. It achieves these goals by limiting the user to Web apps, running in the Chrome browser. But Google doesn't see this as a limitation; it sees it as a way to prevent the user from mucking up the works by installing bloated or malicious software. Google sees the Web and cloud computing as a better user experience.   View Now


Clicking Through Opera 11 Browser Beta

5 Airport Body Scanner Patents Stripped Down


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Featured BloggerBest And Worst Smartphones Of 2010

By Ed Hansberry

Now the year is about over, it is worth taking a look back over the year at the smartphones that were released this year. If you are about ready to make a purchase, you can use this to see what is worth looking at or what is worth running from when the sales rep pulls one out to show you.


Smartphones Killing Portable Gaming Systems

By Ed Hansberry

The combination of high end hardware and more powerful operating systems in smartphones today is giving gamers a great platform to write games for. This is bad news if you make portable gaming systems like the Sony Playstation Portable or the Nintendo DS.

California Does Health Care Data Breaches Right

By George Hulme

Since this spring, the California Department of Public Health has fined 12 health facilities about $1.5 million as a result of data breaches. Let's hope they keep fining organizations that fail to properly protect patient data.

Social Media For Small Biz: A Girl Thang?

By Michele Pepe-Warren

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, right? On Venus, there's allegedly a lot more touchy-feely, emotional stuff going on'you know, talking, crying, connecting. Well, according to a study by The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute, there's a lot more of something else going on too: social networking.

Siemens Enterprise Communications Adds Conferencing Technology

By Paul Korzeniowski

The latest step in the Unified Communications (UC) market is to empower users, so they can hold Web and video conferences. Siemens Enterprise Communications added that component to its product line by acquiring FastViewer GmbH & Co., a Neumarkt, Germany collaboration software supplier.

What Is A Cloud Data Center Anyway?

By George Crump

The IT industry is using the term cloud pretty liberally these days. I'm sure you have seen the latest Microsoft 'To The Cloud' commercials. I am not sure they are really helping people get this whole cloud thing. To that add the various cloud storage services as well as the cloud compute services and there is a lot of confusion when you let a CIO know that they can have a cloud right in their own data center.


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