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Between The Lines Columnist Security Skills Shortage, Or Training Failure?
By Mathew J. Schwartz
Most IT security groups are short-handed and can't find good people to hire, research says. But the real issue may be failure to invest in training new and current personnel.

Skills Shortage? Quit Whining
Tech Talent Shortage, Or Busted Moral Compass?

SpiderOak Encrypted Cloud Storage: Dropbox Alternative
Enterprise online storage can be secure and private, CEO Ethan Oberman insists. Defense Dept. is an early customer.

Intel's Plan To Make Laptops Sexy Again: Ultrabooks
Intel's ultrabook initiative has reinvigorated mobile PC design. But will ultrabooks steal some momentum from tablets, or are they too little, too late?

Microsoft Outlines Windows 8 Upgrade Discount
Some Windows 7 PC buyers can now register to purchase Windows 8 Pro upgrade at a big price cut.

Dell Expands Virtualization, Storage, Management Tool Lineup
Dell's focus on software and services continues; new offerings target cloud implementation and BYOD chores, simplify desktop virtualization rollouts.

Crisis Financial Malware Spreads Via Virtual Machines
Malicious code, disguised as a VeriSign-approved Adobe Flash installer, affects Macs, Windows PCs, and Windows Mobile devices.

DARPA Demos Inexpensive, Moldable Robots
Defense agency teams with Harvard on low-cost, silicone-based robots that can self-camouflage and navigate tough, narrow terrain.

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." -- Steve Jobs


Crisis Financial Malware Spreads Via Virtual Machines
DARPA Demos Inexpensive, Moldable Robots
Buyer's Guide: Cloud Storage, Backup and Synchronization
Enterprise Solutions for a World on the Move
Samsung Gets In Last Word Against Apple
Security and Privacy in the Age of Mobility
InformationWeek 2013 Big Data Survey

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Buyer's Guide: Cloud Storage, Backup and Synchronization
We examine the market landscape and present detailed features and pricing from 14 providers, including Carbonite, Dropbox and Nirvanix.
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IT Pro Impact: HTML5
Remember when Netscape proclaimed the operating system irrelevant? Had Microsoft not squashed the company by embedding Internet Explorer in Windows, that vision of the future may have already been realized. Still, better late than never.
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Enterprise Solutions for a World on the Move
Find out how to pull information from across your organization and turn it into action
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The 7 Key Factors to a MDM
Find out what you you should be looking for when choosing a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution provider.
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Samsung Gets In Last Word Against Apple
Despite Apple's expert witness barrage and time constraints, Samsung's Tim Williams manages to breathe new life into its case.

Motorola Mobility Hits Apple With Another Patent Claim
The smartphone patent wars show no sign of settling down.

Apple Suggests iMessage As SMS Bug Work-Around
Rather than fixing a security problem discovered last week, Apple tells users concerned with SMS spoofing to use its iMessage product instead of text messages.

Windows 8 RTM Free For 90 Days
Developers and IT pros can now get their hands on an evaluation version of Microsoft's new operating system.

Apple iPhone 5 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: What We Know
How will Apple's new iPhone stack up to Samsung's premier smartphone? Here's a look at some key considerations.


Enterprise Social Networks: Must-Have Features Guide
Confused by the bevy of vendors promising enterprise social nirvana? Tour the core capabilities that you need when implementing social-focused tools in the workplace.   View Now

The Jaw-some Tech Behind Shark Week
Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose


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Jelly Bean Demo On The Samsung Galaxy Nexus
BYTE reviewed Jelly Bean on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We found that it operated faster and smoother than the previous operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich.   Watch

First Look At Windows 8, Microsoft's Office 2013
The Most Interesting IT Guy In The World, Part 3



Security and Privacy in the Age of Mobility
We'll explore the mobile threat landscape, offer prescriptive guidance on mobile security, and discuss how IBM securely enables mobile technologies to expand employee productivity. It happens Wednesday, August 29, 2012. More Information & Registration


InformationWeek 2013 Big Data Survey
We are conducting a survey to determine whether or not organizations are pulling in the right information, how they're employing that information, and the tools being used. A 32G iPod touch goes to one lucky, randomly drawin participant!
Survey Ends August 31

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