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Dell's Data Center Play; Interop Preview


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TOP STORY: Assessing Dell's Data-Center Simplification Play

MORE NEWS: Interop in Advance: Certeon Virtualizes WAN Optimization And Secure Tunnels

ANALYTIC REPORT: Server Technology Hits Crossroads

WHITEPAPER: Efficient Backups for VMware

SLIDESHOW: Cisco Umi Takes Telepresence To The Home

VIDEO: Apps On The Street: TradeKing Trades On The BlackBerry

BLOG: Microsoft's PC Quarantine Plan

WEBCAST: Business Agility: What CEOs Demand From Their CIOs

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Friday, October 8, 2010

 
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Assessing Dell's Data-Center Simplification Play


Viewed through the prism of Dell's recently broadened software management system for virtualized x86 servers, our columnist has kudos for the one-time PC-centric vendor's approach to data center convergence.

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Interop in Advance: Certeon Virtualizes WAN Optimization And Secure Tunnels


As datacenter consolidation and cloud computing threaten the performance of applications, WAN optimization solutions will being "going virtual" at Interop NYC in an effort to address myriad deployment scenarios.

Cisco's Consumer Telepresence: Umi, Oh My, Not So Fast


Cisco built its Umi home telepresence system from scratch, a clear sign that it's serious about the consumer market. But the nifty product will likely struggle if it can't work with other consumer video solutions, especially at its somewhat hefty price.

Windows Phone 7: Backwards Incompatibility Could Limit Appeal


Enterprises and government organizations, like the U.S. Army, may shy away from the platform as there's no upgrade path from Windows Mobile.

Logitech Launches First Google TV Hardware


The Logitech Revue is a Google TV set-top box that unites television, Web content, computer files, and apps in a single search-based platform.

Facebook Groups Refreshes Sharing, Privacy


Facebook's overhaul of its Groups section adds new features for cliques to share pictures and video, chat and send email in private.

Verizon iPhone Reportedly On Way


The largest U.S. carrier will reportedly start selling the popular smartphone early next year, which could spark big changes in the U.S. wireless market.

Berkeley Lab Taps Google, Tests Amazon Cloud Services

CIO Rosio Alvarez, who's also advising the Department of Energy, is devising a strategic plan to provide high-performance computing to the lab's scientists and researchers.

AT&T Talks Smack About Verizon's LTE Plans

Verizon Wireless may be launching Long Term Evolution ahead of AT&T in 38 markets later this year, but that didn't stop AT&T from taking pot shots at its competitor.

W3C To Devs: Not So Fast On HTML5

According to the World Wide Web Consortium, HTML5 still isn't ready for prime-time and needs to be finalized before developers should tackle HTML5 content.



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Cisco Umi Takes Telepresence To The Home

Cisco has spent the past four years pounding "telepresence" into the brains of business and IT professionals, and now it has introduced Umi, a full telepresence solution for the home. From Umi, you can have video chats with other Umi users (or, it supports Google Video chat), leave video messages and upload video to share with your Umi contacts.   View Now

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Apps On The Street: TradeKing Trades On The BlackBerry

In the first part of our Apps On The Street series, TradeKing's Mike Massey shows us how to trade on the broker's new mobile BlackBerry app and tells us what type of content investors are increasingly looking for "on the go."   Watch

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It's Personal: Sleep Coaching - Episode 104

Part 2: Don't Dread Threads

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Microsoft's PC Quarantine Plan

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A plan by Microsoft Security Chief Scott Charney would place infected or unsecured PCs in an Internet isolation ward. And block users from Internet access.

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Panda GateDefender Update Cracks Down On Employee Behavior


By Keith Ferrell

Panda Security has introduced hybrid cloud-based content protection for its GateDefender Performa 4.0 perimeter security appliance. One of the things the device protects your company against is your employees' behavior.

Digitizing Business Cards Proves Easy With Plustek Scanner

By Lamont Wood


Piles of business cards can be rapidly turned into useful contact data--assuming their artwork is not too fancy. Even then, there are work-arounds.

Desktop Virtualization's Storage Challenges - Data Preservation

By George Crump


One of the biggest potential problems that desktop virtualization brings to a data center is the change to the data protection process. Often the assumption is that when the move to desktop virtualization happens the data center will protect the newly virtualized laptops/desktops. If that hadn't been the case before, the impact of the storage requirements of the virtual desktop may take the backup administrator off-guard.

End Is Nigh For Unlimited Data Plans

By Ed Hansberry


Unlimited data plans for your phone are soon to be a thing of the past. First AT&T was talking about going to a tiered data plan and that was shortly followed by Verizon. Now T-Mobile has laid out their pricing plans for limited data. Only Sprint has yet to disclose their plans in this area.


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