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Dell CTO Elucidates Efficient Enterprise

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TOP STORY: Server Den Q&A: Dell CTO Elucidates Efficient Enterprise

MORE NEWS: Google Buzz Challenges Facebook, Twitter

ANALYTIC REPORT: Telepresence: Living Like The Jetsons

WHITEPAPER: Optimizing Business Service Management

BLOG: Some Hot Health IT Stocks Are Cooling

WEBCAST: Conquering the Challenges of Virtualization Management

RESOURCES: 2010 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators

InformationWeek Daily

 Wednesday, February 10, 2010 




Our first ever Government Digital issue at how federal agencies are meeting the President's requirements of the transparency and open government initiative. Also: we talk to federal agency IT leaders about how they're opening databases and using Web 2.0 tools as part of that government-wide effort, while navigating the challenges that stand in the way.

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Server Den Q&A: Dell CTO Elucidates Efficient Enterprise

Paul Prince, chief technology officer of Dell's Enterprise Product Group, discusses his company's efficient enterprise strategy, and explains why virtualization and cloud computing are on the same continuum.


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Google Buzz Challenges Facebook, Twitter

Moving to make social computing more relevant, Google sees its Buzz service as a way to make the world's tweets, status updates, and shared links more meaningful.

IBM Rolls Out Power7 As Rivals Converge

Big Blue's introduction of new enterprise servers shows it still wants to be king of the integrated systems game.

Intel Ships Itanium Server Processor

The quad-core Tukwila processor's 65-nm transistors deliver a major performance boost over its previous generation.

Commerce Department Proposes One-Stop Climate Service

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's new service would be dependent on data-modeling technology that analyzes climate information, drawing on the national climatic, oceanographic, and geophysical data centers.

Microsoft Denies Windows 7 Battery Bug

Software maker says investigation shows the OS isn't an energy hog and doesn't issue false warnings about failing power cells.

Android, iPhone Gain In Smartphone Market

RIM's BlackBerry continued to dominate the U.S. smartphone market in the fourth quarter, but saw declines amidst increases by Google and Apple.

Nvidia Unveils Switchable Graphics Technology

Optimus automatically switches between integrated graphics and a graphics card, depending on application requirements, to extend laptop battery life.

"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."
-- Abraham Lincoln 

Google Drops Nexus One Recovery Fee

Dissatisfied users of Google's Nexus One smartphone who want to return it get a break on the return fee.

Congress: Federal CTO Role Ill-Defined

The informal description of the Federal chief technology officer's position may jeopardize the role's existence, report warns.



Telepresence: Living Like The Jetsons

Telepresence is turning video communications into a near in-person experience. For a price, it's the next best thing to being there. This report identifies best practices for selecting and implementing telepresence systems and examines bandwidth, interoperability and other problems that can trip you up.

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Why 802.11n Will Revolutionize Connectivity

We analyzed responses from the 779 business technology professionals from a wide array of industries who participated in our WLAN survey. Our top goals: Discover if, and when, evolving wireless networks might replace wired connectivity for most employees; examine preferences in architecture approaches; explore issues relating to WLAN regulatory compliance and security; and determine whether final ratification of 802.11n has influenced enterprise IT's wireless plans.

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Optimizing Business Service Management

Discover how how organizations are successfully combining virtualization with IT automation to create competitive advantage in a global economy.
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3 Recommendations for Agile Processes

The next generation of business process optimization solutions features process agility: the ability to rapidly create, adjust, and optimize business processes. Download this whitepaper to see how you can be more agile.
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Some Hot Health IT Stocks Are Cooling

Posted By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee just released a list of "best and worst" healthcare IT stocks. You'd think with all the stimulus money being waved at healthcare providers to install e-health record systems over the next few years, all health IT stocks would be winners.


Google's Buzz Skips webOS?

Posted by Eric Zeman

Today Google introduced a new social networking service called Buzz. Buzz works pretty well on the iPhone, Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms. If you're a webOS user, however, you're mostly out of luck.

Perverse Policy: UK Govt. CIO Loses Clout If He Spends Less

Posted By Bob Evans

Calling it "one of the most perverse things I have heard," the CIO of the U.K.'s Revenue and Customs branch said he was warned by Cabinet officials that if he were to find creative ways to cut his $1.2 billion IT budget by 50%, he would be dropped from a top-level group that shapes government purchasing policy and strategy.

Cloud Migrations Trigger Organizational Challenges

Posted By Vanessa Alvarez

When organizations migrate to cloud computing, most of the focus is on technology components such as security, automation, and policy management. There is, however, another key element that's necessary for a cloud model to work within enterprises, and it involves organizational behavior.

Google Reduces Nexus One ETF, But Not Enough

Posted By Eric Zeman

Google recently lowered the "equipment recovery fee" it is charging those who wish to break their Nexus One contracts early from $350 to $150. That's still $150 too much. Here's why.


Conquering the Challenges of Virtualization Management

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2010 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators

For the past 21 years, InformationWeek has honored the country's most technologically innovative companies with its prestigious InformationWeek 500 ranking. Now in its second year, InformationWeek's 2010 Government IT Innovators program will shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative government IT organizations -- at the federal, state, and local levels. Nominate your agency by submitting an essay on your most innovative IT initiative completed within the past 12 months.

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30, 2010

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Image Gallery: Apple's Patent Applications For Tablet Technology

Apple has been quietly applying for patents related to multi-touch inputs, swipe gestures, and methods for thwarting radio-frequency interference on touchscreen devices such as iPhones and tablet PCs.


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