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GDC: OnLive Takes Gaming To The Cloud

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MORE NEWS: Amazon Seeking Kindle Browser Refresh?

ANALYTIC REPORT: Data-Centric Security

WHITEPAPER: Data Centers: Steps to Simplify Operations and Reduce Cost

BLOG: Management Tools Will Be Cloud Glue

WEBCAST: Spoofing Server-to-Server Communication: How You Can Prevent It

RESOURCES: The One And Only COMDEX Is Back!

InformationWeek Daily

 Thursday, March 11, 2010 


"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
-- William Shakespeare 


GDC: OnLive Takes Gaming To The Cloud

A cloud-based online gaming service founded by a veteran of Apple and WebTV highlights the Game Developers Conference.


EnterpriseDB Tapped For Online Gaming

Gaming Hints At Enterprise Cloud Future


Amazon Seeking Kindle Browser Refresh?

An Amazon job posting for a browser developer may signal changes to the top-selling e-reader's Web browser.

Acer Challenging Dell As No. 2 PC Maker

Dell's decision not to lower prices to capture market share may have hurt, as only 0.2 of a percentage point separated it from the No. 3 spot in 2009 PC shipments.

FCC Plan May Seek Free Broadband

Given that Congress shot down an earlier proposal for free spectrum, what will it do with a new proposal?

Kaiser Permanente Finishes EMR Rollout

The health insurer will continue to tweak its electronic medical records system to comply with the federal government's upcoming meaningful use criteria.

Global CIO Quick Take: 100 Questions Your Boss Asks

What questions are top of mind among business executives? Here's a list of 100 from management consultant Patty Azzarello.

Samsung Launches 3D TVs

The company's 3-D products -- including LED, LCD, and plasma televisions and a 3-D Blu-ray player -- will begin shipping this month.

Army Plans Massive E-mail Consolidation

The multi-year, $243 million project is part of a larger IT transformation effort, and could spark military-wide e-mail consolidation.

Bing Search Up 37% Since Launch

New data shows Microsoft making significant inroads against Google and Yahoo in the U.S. search engine market.

Tablet PC Pioneer Wins Turing Award

Charles P. Thacker, veteran hardware developer at the Xerox Corp.'s PARC and Microsoft, picks up the prestigious $250,000 prize.

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Data-Centric Security

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Integrity Check: 5 Steps to Data-Centric CyberSecurity

It's becoming more challenging to protect sensitive data and systems, and agencies that outsource major applications to the private sector are further abstracting system boundary and perimeter concepts. The answer is a shift in thinking away from yesterday's security approaches and toward data-centric protection via technologies like encryption, data loss prevention, and strong access controls.

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Management Tools Will Be Cloud Glue

Posted By Vanessa Alvarez

The year has started out with significant M&A activity from vendors looking to deliver the necessary components for cloud computing. They all come to market with their own technologies and solutions, but there's one offering that's a must-have.


Latest iPad SDK Hints At New Touch Gestures

Posted by Eric Zeman

Late Tuesday, Apple made a new version of the software developers kit available for iPhone OS 3.2 for the iPad. As per usual, developers have made some interesting discoveries buried in the code, including some support for new finger gestures.

Google Gains While Palm Loses Smartphone Share

Posted By Eric Zeman

ComScore issued its latest report on smartphone usage in the United States for the three months ending January 2010. Google moved up significantly, while Palm dropped a few (more) percentage points. RIM, however, remains champion.

As Celebrities And Millions Joined Twitter Criminals Followed

Posted By George Hulme

Anyone who has been using social networks for the past couple of years has anecdotally witnessed an increase in malicious activity and phishing attacks. Today, a security firm released its analysis of 19 million Twitter accounts and has quantified just how rapidly malicious activity on Twitter has grown. Hint: it's been significant recently.

5 Reasons To Raise CIO's Pay

Posted By Bob Evans

The 30-year-old CIO of a Chicago-area public school district has a salary of $96,000 and until recently earned an additional $24,000 by serving as school-board treasurer. When the district's teachers accepted pay cuts due to budget limitations, they carped about the $24,000 stipend so the CIO gave it up, but requested the board consider increasing his salary. Here are 5 reasons why he deserves a big raise.


Spoofing Server-to-Server Communication: How You Can Prevent It

Learn how to prevent the new attack -- SSLStrip -- that exploits weaknesses of generic SSL to compromise server-server communication. You will learn valuable lessons from our presenter, Security Analyst, Larry Seltzer, about how you can prevent high-profile compromises of enterprise networks and breaches of data security.

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The One And Only COMDEX Is Back!

The landmark tech industry event is returning as a virtual trade show (including a virtual version of the city of Las Vegas) in November.

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Image Gallery: Scenes from the ShmooCon 2010 Hacker Conference

Researchers unleashed BlackBerry spyware, hacked wireless with homemade gadgets, and competed for prizes at the hacker confab held in Washington, DC.


HDI Technical Service & Support World Conference And Expo

How many hours of productivity do your employees lose because of technical issues? Is your help desk using industry best practices to get your staff back to work quickly? Experience the benefits of formalized support processes -- send your team to HDI!

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2010 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators

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.

Deadline for Nominations: April 30, 2010.

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