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Between The Lines Columnist Facebook Phone Faces Uphill Battle
By Eric Zeman
Facebook plans to bring its own smartphone to market, according to reports. If it does, it will probably fail.

Memo to Apple: Siri's Charms Fading Fast
Facebook's Advertising Problem

Flame Espionage Malware Seeks Middle East Data
Flame malware, described as the most complex ever discovered, has the markings of Western intelligence agencies. Security researchers believe it's been gathering information from Iran, Lebanon, Syria, and other countries since at least 2010.

How IT Can Reclaim Social Relevance
Social technologies are spreading through the business in a decentralized way, not via IT leadership. How can organizations and IT leaders make the most of this trend?

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S III, Music Hub
Samsung launches its long-awaited Galaxy S III, which will compete directly with Apple's iPhone 4S and other top-tier smartphones.

4 Causes Of Cloud Bill Shock
Some companies shoot for reduced costs only to find unexpected expenses drive up the cloud computing bills. Do any of these problems lurk in your company?

How Much Risk Should CIOs Take?
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium debates whether CIOs should let a 1,000 innovation projects bloom and examines when to keep legacy systems operating.

5 Signs Of A Lousy IT Leader
Can you tell a promising IT leader from a potential troublemaker? Consider these managerial style red flags.

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. -- Ellen Glasgow


How Much Risk Should CIOs Take?
5 Signs Of A Lousy IT Leader
Research: 2012 Consumerization of IT
Enterprise Strategies to Improve Application Testing
Military Transformers: 20 Innovative Defense Technologies
The Business Value of Data Quality
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Research: 2012 Consumerization of IT
IT is done fighting employees on consumerization: More than half of companies now consider themselves proactive or accepting of consumer-centric tech. Here's how to embrace consumerization on your own terms.
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Enterprise Strategies to Improve Application Testing
Ensuring the accuracy, reliability and quality of your critical business applications has never been more important. In turn, those applications rely on relational databases to store and manage the underlying enterprise data. Download this white paper to learn how to enhance, maintain, customize and upgrade the sophisticated applications that are critical for achieving long-term business goals.
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Emerging Business Trends in the Application Server Market
In this Forrester study you will learn about a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of WebSphere Application Server as part of an overall application development strategy. Examine the total economic impact and potential RO that enterprises may realize by deploying IBM WebSphere Application Server within their environment and determine if it makes sense for your business.
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Military Transformers: 20 Innovative Defense Technologies
Department of Defense technologies under development, from brainy microchips to battlefield transformer vehicles, promise to make the U.S. military more nimble. Here's a visual tour of 20 breakthrough ideas.

10 Wearable Devices To Keep Patients Healthy
Wearable devices equipped with sensors, Web connections, or both, help consumers and healthcare providers track health and fitness. Take a look at what's possible now.

Why Google's Nexus Plan Makes Sense
Google is preparing to revamp how "pure Android" smartphones are sold in a move that will surely appeal to diehard Android users.

Google Drive: 10 Alternatives To See
Dropbox, Box, iCloud, and now, Google Drive, have the most familiar names. But many alternative services satisfy a variety of storage, backup, and file-sharing needs.


7 Examples: Put Gamification To Work
An increasing number and variety of business applications are integrating game mechanics, or gamification, to improve user engagement, engage new customers, incent employees, build loyalty, and more.   View Now

Amazon's 7 Cloud Promises: Hype Vs. Reality
Google Drive: 10 Alternatives To See


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The Baddest Switch At Interop
Gnodal, which made its Interop debut last year with a line of edge switches, took home top honors this year with its latest 40 gigabit Ethernet aggregation switch, GS0072. They were winners of the Best of Interop award in the catagory of networking.   Watch

Zynga's Adventures in Cloud Computing: From the Public Cloud to ZCloud
Riverbed accelerates Google Apps, SalesForce, Microsoft 360



The Business Value of Data Quality
While the business value of data warehouses and data analytics is generally understood, what is often less obvious is the business value of maintaining high quality data that these solutions rely upon. Using real world examples, Philip Howard of Bloor Research will lay out in pragmatic, business terms the value of automated data quality systems. It happens Thursday, May 31, 2012. More Information & Registration


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