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Exclusive: IBM Reorganizes Software Group

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TOP STORY: Exclusive: IBM Reorganizes Software Group

MORE NEWS: Forrester Says Tech Recession Is Over

ANALYTIC REPORT: Storage Automation: 8 Questions To Ask Before Buying

WHITEPAPER: The Future of SaaS

BLOG: 'iPhone 4G' Landing Worldwide In June?

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InformationWeek Daily

 Wednesday, January 13, 2010 


"What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are. "
– George Eastman 


Exclusive: IBM Reorganizes Software Group

IBM senior vice president Steve Mills issued an internal memo announcing the split of the group into separate solutions and middleware units and a shake up in the executive ranks.


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Forrester Says Tech Recession Is Over

Increased spending on hardware and software will put an end to the IT downturn in 2010, analyst firm says.

Dell Unveils OptiPlex XE For Retail, Healthcare

The desktop fits into medical carts, video rental kiosks, and retail point-of-sale systems and can withstand high heat, dust, and 24-hour operation.

VigLink Gets Google Backing

The affiliate program aggregation startup has a way to help Web publishers collect more referral fees for links to merchants' sites.

Consortium Working To Cut ICT Power Use

Bell Labs is heading an industry group working to make information and communication technology networks 1,000 times more energy efficient.

Symantec To Acquire Security Software Maker

The purchase of Gideon Technologies will boost Symantec's risk management offerings for the public sector.

Maryland Positions To Be Cybersecurity 'Epicenter'

In a report, the state proposes creating a National Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity and aligning its cybersecurity initiatives with those of the Obama Administration.

Google Reacts To Nexus One Complaints

With complaints about its online-only support for the new Nexus One smartphone piling up, Google said it is moving as quickly as possible to address customer dissatisfaction.

Google Docs To Store Any File

It's not quite "GDrive," Google's long-rumored cloud storage service, but it's a step in that direction.

Server Den Asks Infoblox: What's Infrastructure 2.0?

Greg Ness, senior director of the networking automation vendor, talks about managing infrastructure sprawl and offers insight into the standards-oriented Infrastructure 2.0 Working Group, of which Cisco is a member.



Storage Automation: 8 Questions To Ask Before Buying

When it comes to storage tasks, the best person for the job just might be a script. Yes, we're still struggling with vendor interoperability, but as storage virtualization provides a single point of entry into the stack, it's making automation not just feasible, but essential.

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The Future of SaaS

See what IT Professionals have to say about the current and planned use of IT Infrastructure Management Solutions in North American companies, focusing on the role that the SaaS delivery model will play in the deployment of such solutions.
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Featured Blogger'iPhone 4G' Landing Worldwide In June?

Posted by Eric Zeman

According to a report from The Korea Times, Apple is set to introduce the "iPhone 4G" no later than April, with the device hitting store shelves around the globe by June. The report includes some interesting specs on the unannounced product. Let's take a look.


Mobile Round-Up: Android Everywhere Edition

Posted by Eric Zeman

Google's Android mobile operating system has been in the news constantly the last few weeks. Here are a few more stories to add to the pile, including a security flaw for the Droid, an update for the Eris, and the arrival of the Android 2.1 SDK.

Forrester Data Signals Hot Tech Stocks

Posted By Paul McDougall

Forrester predicts worldwide IT sales will increase 8.1% in 2010, putting an end to the rotten recession in which the industry's been mired for at least the past 18 months. But which vendors will benefit the most from the rebound?

IBM Leads Top 10 Patent List

Posted By Bob Evans

For the 17th consecutive year, IBM has been awarded more U.S. patents than any other company in the world, but non-U.S. companies for the second time collectively earned more than 50% of patents granted. Check out the full Top 10 list and take a guess on which company had more patents in 2009: Intel or Microsoft?

Google To Add Ads To Street View Billboards

Posted By Eric Zeman

Google was recently granted a patent that will allow it to stick new advertisements on the billboards and other surfaces captured by its Street Views cameras. The big question is, what took it so long?

Oracle Exadata Q2 Sales Strong In EMEA

Posted By Bob Evans

Citing customer demand for business intelligence, better IT performance, and lower IT costs, Oracle's executive vice-president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa highlighted the rapid adoption of the Exadata database machine in the company's just-completed second quarter.


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