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Federal CIO Details Cloud Computing Gains

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WHITEPAPER: 4 Reasons Why App Groups Are Learning to Love Virtualization

SLIDESHOW: Slideshow: RFID In Healthcare

VIDEO: The Open Cirrus Project

BLOG: Ballmer: "We're Coming Full Guns"

WEBCAST: Road Map To Efficiently Sharing Document-Based Information

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010


"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to. The bad news about computers is that they do what you tell them to." -- Ted Nelson



Federal CIO Details Cloud Computing Gains

Social Security, Labor Relations among federal authorities using the cloud to improve efficiency and customer service, reported Vivek Kundra.


White House To Review High-Risk IT Projects

NASA Evaluates Nebula Cloud Platform

Cloud Working Group Developing Standard APIs


Global CIO: Oracle Product Chief Offers Glimpse At New Fusion Apps

Infused with new BI and collaboration functionality, the long-delayed apps can be mixed and matched with existing Oracle applications, says EVP Thomas Kurian.

Amazon, Apple E-Book Deals Face Inquiry

Arrangements between the two companies and major publishers have prompted worries about anti-competitive pricing.

Windows 7 Surpasses Vista, XP Still Dominates

Despite being the fastest selling OS in history, Windows 7 has yet to eclipse XP, which holds greater marketshare than Vista and 7 combined, according to NetApplications.

FBI Considers Bringing Sentinel Project In House

To cut costs and keep on schedule, the FBI is considering decreasing its reliance on Lockheed Martin and other contractors for portions of the $450 million plus case file system.

Army Names App Winners

Applications to monitor psychological health and facilitate disaster relief are among winners of the Apps For Army development contest.

iPhone 4 Jailbreak Unlocks 3G FaceTime Calls

Those adventurous enough to jailbreak their iPhone 4 with the newly released jailbreak tools will find the Wi-Fi limitation lifted from FaceTime.

Intel, GE Announce Telehealth Joint Venture

The venture, combining GE Healthcare's Home Health division and Intel's Digital Health Group, will focus on chronic disease management, independent living and assistive technologies.

RIM BlackPad To Launch In November

The proposed BlackPad is rumored to provide Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options for connecting with BlackBerry models, eliminating the need for tablet-specific wireless service.

Android Smartphone Shipments Up 886%

Apple iPhone and Research In Motion BlackBerry took a backseat to Android smartphones, which accounted for 34% of the U.S. market in the second quarter.



E-Health Records: Getting Started with Meaningful Use

The federal government recently released requirements that doctors and hospitals must meet to qualify as meaningful users of electronic health records and be eligible for incentive funds. We take a look at the core requirements, the government's intentions, potential pitfalls, and reaction from the medical community.

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Featured Report

Get Ready For I/O Virtualization

As virtual servers, storage, and applications become the norm data center, vendors are offering products to consolidate host communications into a single channel and manage that channel with a central appliance. Get the lowdown on the various options before diving in.

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4 Reasons Why App Groups Are Learning to Love Virtualization

Learn how performance advancements in virtualization technology are benefiting development, testing, and deployment activities in Microsoft, Oracle and SAP environments.
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The Quest for a Cloud Integration Strategy

In order to evolve SaaS usage from meeting purpose-built point requirements to integration into mission-critical business processes, companies will need scalable, cost-effective connection strategies. Explore best-of-breed integration approaches.
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Slideshow: RFID In Healthcare

Wi-Fi RFID is being used in many healthcare facilities to track patients, staff and expensive medical gear. Clinicians use it to locate important mobile medical testing equipment quickly, monitor confused patients wandering through hallways, and assist in asset management and patient flow.   View Now


Slideshow: Cloud Security Pros And Cons

Analytics Slideshow: Calculating Cloud ROI


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The Open Cirrus Project

Open Cirrus is an open cloud-computing research testbed designed to support research into design, provisioning, and management of services at a global, multi-datacenter scale.   Watch







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Ballmer: "We're Coming Full Guns"

By Ed Hansberry

Given that Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is really a version 1, it is late to a party where the iPhone and Android phones are getting all of the attention. RIM's Blackberry is also well established. In many respects, Microsoft is starting from ground zero. Steve Ballmer though is saying that they are ready to go.


Google Promises More Crashes With 'Chrome Canary Build'

By Thomas Claburn

Google has long maintained three distribution channels for its Chrome Web browser: A stable channel, a beta channel, and a developer channel, representing points on the continuum of code stability. Convinced that its developer channel isn't sufficiently buggy, Google is introducing the Google Chrome Canary Build, for those who really want to live on the edge.

Facebook Supersizes New Data Center As Demand Surges

By Bob Evans

With construction on its new Oregon data center only recently underway, Facebook has decided to double the size of the facility to handle current demand from its 500 million users and offer headroom for the additional growth the company anticipates in the future, says Data Center Knowledge.

Managing The Mixed Storage Environment

By George Crump

In my last entry we covered the value of just having one device to manage. What if that is not realistic for your environment? Either you selected a storage system that won't scale, you have business reasons for multiple units or the environment is just too large, it needs to diverse to put everything on one storage platform. You need tools to allow the different systems to be managed more easily.

Microsoft Phone Idea Is Nuts

By Dave Methvin

Over at Ars Technica, Peter Bright has proposed that if Microsoft really wants to succeed at Windows Phone 7, the company should build its own phone. That idea is, in a word, nuts. It doesn't address any of the real problems that Microsoft has in this market.


Road Map To Efficiently Sharing Document-Based Information

Hear how Global Aerospace has crafted a strategy to stay ahead of the curve by taking a global approach to managing content and content-centric processes. Learn how the appropriate ECM solution can provide insurance companies with an efficient, cost-effective way to manage and share critical content and processes, as well as help organizations successfully address regulatory requirements, security concerns and underwriting challenges.

It happens Tuesday, Aug. 10.

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Take Our Corporate Web Presence Survey: You Could Win an Ipod Touch

This year, thousands of security professionals from around the world are making plans to be a part of Black Hat USA 2010. But not all of those people will actually be in Las Vegas. With Black Hat Uplink, you can experience essential content that shapes the security industry for the coming year.

Events will be streamed live on July 28-29, but you will be able to view Uplink presentations for 90 days after that.

Survey ends Aug. 6

Tapping Into Commercial Clouds: An Executive Roundtable

Where do commercial cloud services fit into agency IT planning? Which cloud models, and which types of cloud applications, are of greatest interest? Join your federal government peers at this executive roundtable to explore both the opportunities and challenges that public clouds present to government agencies.

It happens in Washington DC: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Seating is Limited. RSVP Today!

Hacking 2010: Understanding The New Wave Of Cyberattacks

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey to determine what's important to you when you're choosing data center networking vendors as well as how the vendors are actually doing against those criteria.

Upon completion, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 32-GB iPod Touch valued at $299 from TechWeb.

Join us Aug. 11

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