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FCC Chair Pushes Mobile Broadband

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TOP STORY: FCC Chair Pushes Mobile Broadband

MORE NEWS: Foxconn Hikes Wages After Suicides

ANALYTIC REPORT: The Expanding Profile Of Data Deduplication

WHITEPAPER: Oracle Unveils Revolutionary Database Performance Technology

IMAGE GALLERY: Image Gallery: African Hospital Digitizes Medical Records

VIDEO: Computer Simulated Crash Testing

BLOG: Google Blames Windows For Its Own Mistakes

WEBCAST: Business Intelligence For The Midsize Business

RESOURCES: The Definitive Guide to Application Performance Management

InformationWeek Daily

 Friday, June 4, 2010 


"A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists."
-- Don Marquis 


FCC Chair Pushes Mobile Broadband

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski says deploying 4G wireless networks quickly is key to driving innovation and taking advantage of mobile broadband.


Most Broadband Users Ignorant Of Connection Speed

FCC Says 30 Million Report Wireless 'Bill Shock'

Exclusive: iPhone Woes Revealed In FCC, FTC Consumer Complaints


Foxconn Hikes Wages After Suicides

The China-based supplier to Apple, HP, and Nokia denies that the 30% pay increase is directly related to a rash of employee suicides.

Google, Microsoft Back OExchange Social Sharing

The emerging protocol aims to provide an open mechanism for sharing content across Web sites.

Dell, Practice Fusion Offer EMRs For Small Practices

The software-as-a-service aims to help smaller medical offices overcome steep barriers to electronic medical record system adoption.

Facebook Founder Defends Privacy Controls

Mark Zuckerberg indicated the social network is likely going to stick with its opt-out strategy on sharing personal information.

Microsoft Not Phone Deaf, Ballmer Insists

Windows Phone 7 and organizational changes will help Redmond recapture leadership in the mobile OS market, Ballmer pledges.

White House Drafts Cyber Identity, Authentication Strategy

National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace will recommend policy changes and create federal offices on digital identity.

NetSuite Launches Manufacturing Edition

Inventory controls and production engineering capabilities extend SaaS-based enterprise applications suite.

California Refreshes CA.Gov Site

The site offers improved search capabilities and other features to give people better and easier access to government data and services.

Cisco, Telx Prep Interconnecting Data Centers

The Telx Ethernet Exchange will offer enterprises a way to quickly and inexpensively connect disparate Ethernet networks.

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The Expanding Profile Of Data Deduplication

There are many technologies that vendors say will help us get a handle on our storage. These include thin provisioning, data deduplication, improved compression methodologies, disk-to-disk-to-tape backup, encryption, virtual tape libraries, larger disk drives, and faster-performing drives. In this report, we'll touch on many of these and help sort out whether deduplication in particular makes sense in your environment.

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Billing: Key To Growth

Billing is a critical but often underappreciated aspect of good customer service and experience, as well as improved retention -- not only for policyholders, but also for agents and distributors. This new and timely Insurance & Technology Analytics Brief focuses on the opportunities and challenges insurance companies face in modernizing their core billing systems.

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Oracle Unveils Revolutionary Database Performance Technology

Learn how major technology advances make it possible to sustain maximum database performance, improve IT agility with comprehensive change management and lower IT costs through database self-management and automation.
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Privacy Concerns And The Secrets To Building Business Sucsess With Trust

This whitepaper will explore how marketing leaders and business decision makers like yourself can align trust, credibility and privacy processes in your organization -- and your company's broader ecosystem -- into a Business Integrity Strategy.
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Image Gallery: African Hospital Digitizes Medical Records

A digitized and networked hospital in Botswana, Africa provides care based on U.S. best practices for electronic medical records and clinical systems.   View Now


Image Gallery: IT Hall Of Shame

Image Gallery: Microsoft's Office Web Apps


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Computer Simulated Crash Testing

Computer simulations reduce the number of cars needed to perform crash testing.   Watch


Part 7: Parallelism and Gaming Architecture

Sponsored Video: Avaya's Human Hammer Provides Real Customer Service




Featured BloggerGoogle Blames Windows For Its Own Mistakes

By Dave Methvin

This week's word is that Google is in the process of dumping Microsoft Windows. Employees have the choice of Linux or Mac; any new use of Windows has to be approved at the CIO level. The policy was apparently triggered by Google's Chinese hacker attack revealed in January. That's a lame excuse.


Android Gains Better Media Player Via DoubleTwist

By Eric Zeman

One of Android's biggest weaknesses is its wimpy media player and lack of native media syncing software. One company is trying to remedy that by offering both a player and syncing software for the Android platform.

T-Mobile Brings Back S60 With Nokia E73 'Mode'

By Eric Zeman

Nokia and S60 fans have reason to be happy with today's news. T-Mobile is launching the new E73 Mode smartphone on June 16 for just $70. It comes with a full QWERTY keyboard and a five megapixel camera. Nokia pitches it as a business-worthy device. Is it?

Oracle 'Compelling Valuation' As Enterprise IT Spend Rises

By Bob Evans

Fortified by not only stronger enterprise IT spending but also other critical factors, Oracle represents a "compelling valuation" and should hit the upper half of its guidance range, UBS analyst Brent Thill states in a research note.

A Simple Way To Protect Your Online Privacy

By Allen Stern

The Facebook CEO took to the stage yesterday to discuss how the current health of the company and to answer questions about how Facebook handles privacy. Here's one way to easily handle privacy related to sharing content online.

Smartphones And The Apps Users Install

By Ed Hansberry

Once a niche market of geeks, apps for mobile devices has turned into a major business, thanks mostly to Apple's masterful creation of a solid device locked into a single application market. Before that, while some application stores existed, there was no one stop shopping and few offered pleasant on-device shopping experiences. Geeks and techies could side-load apps from their PC's, but most people didn't bother. Now that has all changed.


Business Intelligence For The Midsize Business

Join Intelligent Enterprise editor-in-chief Doug Henschen for a Webcast as he shares insight on the latest trends in BI as well as in-depth research on priorities within midsize companies.

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The Definitive Guide to Application Performance Management

You don't deliver applications in a vacuum. Network Computing's new End to End Application Performance Management (APM) Tech Center delivers best practices, emerging trends, new products and strategies to help you delivery applications effectively.

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Image Gallery: FTC, FCC Reveal Complaints Filed Against Apple

Numerous complaints have been filed with the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission against Apple. They run the gamut from the iPad's lack of Flash support to the availability of adult material in the iTunes App Store, to an iPhone catching fire while charging. These documents were obtained via the Freedom Of Information Act.

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