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Forrester Boosts Tech Spending Forecast

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TOP STORY: Forrester Boosts Tech Spending Forecast

MORE NEWS: Apple Admits iPad Wi-Fi Woes

ANALYTIC REPORT: The Expanding Profile Of Data Deduplication

WHITEPAPER: Enterprise Job Scheduling Evaluation Guide

BLOG: Apple Details iPhone OS 4.0 Features

WEBCAST: A New Way of Working: Insights from Global Leaders

RESOURCES: Take Our Enterprise Data Management Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch!

InformationWeek Daily

 Friday, April 9, 2010 


"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."
- C. S. Lewis 


Forrester Boosts Tech Spending Forecast

The analyst firm said U.S. IT spending would grow by 8.4% in 2010 because of higher gains in sales of communications equipment.


IT Spending On Cloud Ratcheting Up

Meaningful Use Programs Spiking HIT Spending

IBM Exec Sees Demand Rising For IT Services


Apple Admits iPad Wi-Fi Woes

Computer maker says its new tablet may have trouble connecting to wireless networks under certain conditions.

Image Gallery: iPad Productivity Apps

A visual first look at some of the hot applications for Apple's new Web slate, including Kindle, Adobe Idea, Cube for iPad, and Evernote.

Apple Intros iPhone OS 4

The smartphone operating system upgrade adds more than 100 features, including multitasking, enhanced enterprise security, and a unified e-mail inbox.

Adobe Critical Security Patch Coming

The company plans to enable automatic updating without user intervention through a new software updater that comes with its security patch.

NASA Taps Citrix For Tweets From Space

The combination of XenDesktop and Citrix Branch Repeater is the technology behind astronauts' direct access to desktop and Web applications.

Virginia Restructures Troubled Outsourcing Deal

The move is the latest in a busy three weeks for the state, which has also seen the firing and hiring of CIOs and a reorganization of the state IT department.

Google A 'Brazen' Content Thief, Lawsuit Claims

Illustrators and photographers say Google Books project is displaying their works without authorization and in violation of copyright laws.

Google Earth Unearths Ancient Human Ancestor

The new hominid species shared many traits, like walking upright, with early humans.

iPad's True Cost Revealed By Teardown

Apple is reaping a gross profit margin of almost 50% on each unit sold, analysis indicates.

Providers Seek Options In EMR Vendors

Although three vendors now dominate the ambulatory electronic medical record market, a KLAS report finds that other firms are picking up speed.



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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Featured Report

IP Telephony In Healthcare Settings

Unified communications systems can solve some of the unique challenges faced by medical centers. In this report, we identify best practices for selecting and implementing voice over IP and unified messaging systems while helping CIOs make the business case.

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Enterprise Job Scheduling Evaluation Guide

Read this evaluation guide to learn how to compare competing job scheduling products and determine which is appropriate for your calendaring, dependencies and alert management needs.
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Top Collaboration Solutions Compared: The Winner Is...

To assess the state of the collaborative platforms market and see how the vendors stack up against each other, Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of top collaborative platform vendors. Download this report to learn how vendors compared when measured against more than 60 criteria.
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Featured BloggerApple Details iPhone OS 4.0 Features

By Eric Zeman

Apple gave the world a sneak peak at iPhone OS 4.0 today, and it is rich with new features. Of the 100 or so new features coming to the platform, Apple detailed how seven of them are going to impact the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The most important are multitasking, the unified inbox, and for enterprises, new device management tools.


Apple R&D Impact Trounces Intel's, Cisco's, & Microsoft's

By Bob Evans

Based on R&D spending over the past four years, Apple ($4.6 billion) has been massively outspent by Microsoft ($31 billion, or 7x), Cisco ($19 billion, or 4x), and Intel ($23 billion, or 5x). But over that same period, Apple has blown away those companies in financial performance and set remarkable standards for ROI on R&D.

Skyfire Cancels BlackBerry Browser Until Dev Environment Improves

By Eric Zeman

Skyfire's CEO Jeff Glueck recently posted a blog explaining why the company is halting development of its Skyfire browser for the BlackBerry platform. The biggest reason? Glueck cites a bad developer environment, singling out BlackBerry's Java-based systems. Skyfire is focusing all its efforts now on Android.

Android Market Gains Whopping 9,300 Apps In March

By Eric Zeman

March saw amazing growth in the Android Market, which added an amazing 9,308 new applications. What's even more interesting is that the size of the Android Market has doubled since January.

Is Multitasking On A Phone Really Necessary?

By Ed Hansberry

One of the big debates on mobile platforms is whether or not multitasking is really necessary for smartphones. In general the power users argue it is. OS designers tend to shy away from it though in order to maximize battery life and minimize any lag on the device due to memory consumption or CPU bottlenecks. So which is it?


A New Way of Working: Insights from Global Leaders

What can nearly 300 senior executives teach you about the work practices that separate outperforming organizations from their peers? Join us for this webcast where we discuss this study -- packed with facts from the front lines of innovation and rich evidence pointing to the emergence of a smarter way of working built on greater agility among people and the processes that guide their work.

It happens Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 8:00 AM PT /11:00 AM ET

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Take Our Enterprise Data Management Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch!

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey on enterprise data management. The results of the survey will appear in an upcoming issue as well as an in-depth InformationWeek Analytics report.

This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. Upon completing the survey, you'll be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 32-GB iPod touch valued at $299 from TechWeb.

Suvey ends April 9

Photo Gallery: Large Hadron Collider Sets Record

The world's biggest machine is expected to produce 15 million GB of data annually for analysis by scientists eager to learn about subatomic particles and their role in the universe.

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2010 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators

For the past 21 years, InformationWeek has honored the country's most
technologically innovative companies with its prestigious InformationWeek
500 ranking. Now in its second year, InformationWeek's 2010 Government IT
Innovators program will shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative
government IT organizations -- at the federal, state, and local levels.
Nominate your agency by submitting an essay on your most innovative IT
initiative completed within the past 12 months.

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30, 2010.

Live Event: Virtualization for the Next-Generation of the Efficient Data Center

Join us in NYC on April 27, where you'll exchange valuable best-practices and pitfalls with peers to help develop a better data-center transformation for your own company's enterprise. Executives from Dell and Intel will provide expert insight and customer perspectives for getting to the next level of virtualization for the efficient data center.

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