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ANALYTIC REPORT: State Of Enterprise Storage Report

WHITEPAPER: IPv4 Address Pool Will Run Dry: Network Management Whitepaper

SLIDESHOW: Inside Watson, IBM's Jeopardy Computer

VIDEO: Tutorial: 10 Steps To Mobile Worker Support

BLOG: The Dark Side Of Remote Printing?

WEBCAST: Tips and Tricks on Memory Management in Virtualized Environments

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Friday, January 28, 2011


"There is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero." -- Walt Whitman



Google-Backed 'Super Wi-Fi' Plan Gets FCC Approval

The regulatory agency has granted Google and eight other companies a conditional role in the deployment of white spaces broadband.


Cisco Bakes Intrusion Prevention Into WiFi Access Points

Top 11 Mobile Predictions For 2011

FCC Standardizes On LTE For Public Safety Network


Top Healthcare IT Predictions For 2011

Health systems will tackle technology challenges including mobile, manpower, meaningful use, and other mandates.

Global CIO: SAP Transformed: From Stuffy ERP To Real-Time iPad Analytics

Citing impressive across-the-board results, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott says new strategies and platforms will drive more growth in 2011.

iPad Fuels 241% Growth In Apple's Market Share

Analyst firm says Steve Jobs' company is now tied with Dell as the third largest PC maker—if the iPad is included.

Wolfe's Den: Intel Inches Into Its Next Big Market

Diversifying beyond the PC, Intel's multi-billion dollar embedded computing push envisions Atom processors in millions of appliances, Smart TVs, and other connected devices.

IBM To Build Massive China Cloud Data Centers

The 6.2-million-square-foot campus near Beijing will include offices, call centers, restaurants, and living spaces, as well as at least seven enormous data centers.

Intel McAfee Acquisition Cleared By EU

European regulators have approved the $7.68 billion acquisition following commitments from Intel to not hamper competition in the security market.

NASA Employs RightNow Cloud For Support Center

The space agency has put its Shared Services Center online to cut costs associated with handling inquiries via a call center.

USDA To Fund 45 Rural Telemedicine Projects

Agriculture Department grants program will also support network connectivity and distance learning technologies.

Verizon Bundles Google Apps For SMBs

Deal continues trend of partnering with high-profile software companies to package business applications around its core voice and broadband products.

Air Force Awards Space Fence Contracts

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have won $107 million deals to provide preliminary designs for a radar system to detect objects passing over Earth.

100 P2P Users Produce 75% Of Files Downloaded

Targeting the users responsible for the most content might trigger a sharp decline in file-sharing via peer-to-peer networks, suggest researchers.

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State Of Enterprise Storage Report

Budgets may be stagnant, but the recession has not put a damper the growth of enterprise data and related storage requirements. Too bad, then, that our infrastructures aren't keeping pace, according to our survey respondents. In this report we'll analyze poll results and discuss top technologies that can help storage managers do more with less.

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Beating Cloud Lock-In: Our 3 Top Considerations

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IPv4 Address Pool Will Run Dry: Network Management Whitepaper

Compliance for compliance's sake is not a best practice in protecting cardholder data.
Learn why compliance is the byproduct of a well-executed information security program that focuses on risk managementand minimizes the use of compensating controls.
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Inside Watson, IBM's Jeopardy Computer

IBM has spent four years and untold hundreds of millions of dollars developing Watson, a computer that can play Jeopardy. In fact, Watson answers questions so quickly and accurately that IBM challenged Jeopardy and two of the show's all-time champions to a match. Cynics may call it a publicity stunt, but the project has brought real advances in computer science. Here's a look inside the architecture, hardware, and advanced analytics that make Watson tick.  View Now


12 Money Saving Tech Tips For SMBs

Inside Joomla 1.6: Improved Access Control, Categories


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Tutorial: 10 Steps To Mobile Worker Support

Find out ways a company can support workers' mobile computing/connectivity requirements, securely and economically.   Watch


Intel Educational Exchage for Parallelism

CES 2011: Cellcontrol Device Sets And Enforces Safe Driving Policies




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The Dark Side Of Remote Printing?

By Lamont Wood

Having a printer that can reach out to the Web means having a printer that a hacker can reach out to. Should SMBs lose sleep over this?


Wanted: Healthy, Channel-Centric Vendors

By Michele Pepe-Warren

In the years I've spent writing about technology, I've given a fair amount of attention to discussing what vendors look for in their VAR partners. But what about the flip side of the coin?

Windows Phone 7's Big Update Not For January

By Ed Hansberry

A lot of sites, this one included, have been reporting since November that Microsoft was planning to release a big update for its new platform, including the much anticipated copy and paste feature. It is pretty obvious as this point that January will come and go with nary an update in sight.

Codec Wars: What About Mobile Devices And Content Sites

By Kurt Marko

Last week I commented about Google's decision to eliminate support for the H.264 video codec standard from Chrome and while I initially focused on the implications for PC users, given the growing use of mobile browsers, I wondered if the ramifications could be even more significant for them. Well, on further reflection, I'm not too worried, at least yet.

Do You Really Need A Server?

By Lamont Wood

A lot of SMBs are apparently deciding that they don't, and firms like Cbeyond are banking on that.


Tips and Tricks on Memory Management in Virtualized Environments

Join this informative webcast and gain a greater appreciation for the strategies experts use today in managing their virtual environments. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to recognize where memory constraints are impacting performance. We'll also explore how memory ballooning and swapping may impact the performance of your virtualized applications.

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