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Google Chrome 7 Is Just A Tune-Up

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TOP STORY: Google Chrome 7 Is Just A Tune-Up

MORE NEWS: Apple 'iDataCenter' Ready To Open

ANALYTIC REPORT: Beyond Adding Boxes: Smart Strategies For Growth

WHITEPAPER: Data-centric Security

SLIDESHOW: 12 Best Government Websites

VIDEO: How To Sign Up To Use The Manycore Testing Lab

BLOG: More Patient Data Dumps

WEBCAST: Enterprise Clouds: Application Management Considerations for Internal, External & Hybrid Environments

RESOURCES: Please Take Our 2011 SaaS Survey

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010


"The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit." -- Milton Friedman



Google Chrome 7 Is Just A Tune-Up

With the latest version of the Google Chrome browser, all the changes are under the hood, including lots of bug fixes and improved HTML 5 support.


Google Chrome Frame Officially Released

Slideshow: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Beta Revealed

Review: IE9 May Be Best Version Yet


Apple 'iDataCenter' Ready To Open

A new $1 billion data center in North Carolina may be the precursor to future iTunes streaming services.

Ex-Oracle President Phillips Takes Helm At Infor

Charles Phillips has been named CEO at Infor, a $2 billion enterprise software company focused on CRM, ERP and lifecycle management applications.

Global CIO: Oracle And Cisco Join Forces On $1-Trillion Idea

Their new plan could create 2 million private-sector American jobs, add $50 billion to the federal treasury, and trigger new investment in the U.S.

Amazon To Offer Free Cloud Services

A "micro" Linux server in the Elastic Compute Cloud will be free for a year as an inducement for prospects to try their first cloud experience.

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Tab Costs $400, Requires Contract

Sprint on Monday announced that it will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab for $400 on November 14. Unlike Verizon Wireless, which priced the Galaxy Tab at $600, Sprint will require a two-year contract.

Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Social Tools Tackle Business Problems

The early phase of getting started on collaborative platforms has given way, says Enterprise 2.0 conference general manager Steve Wylie, to "specific, focused efforts on solving business problems and creating opportunities."

Amazon To Let Kindle Users Lend E-Books

Matching the Barnes & Noble Nook's "LendMe" technology, Amazon will allow Kindle users to share books with each other for up to 14 days.

AMD Intros Radeon HD 6800 Cards

Competing with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 460, the HD 6870 and 6850 gaming graphics card take advantage of Microsoft's DirectX 11 technology in Windows 7.

New Yorkers Can Phone In Starbucks Latte Payments

Starbucks has expanded a mobile payment trial to include 300 stores in New York City and Long Island, allowing iPhone and BlackBerry users to pay for coffee from their smartphones.



Beyond Adding Boxes: Smart Strategies For Growth

These servers are coming into their own, especially as part of virtualization projects. Also in this new, all-digital InformationWeek supplement: Want really cool blades? Total liquid submersion systems deliver.

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Oracle-Sun: What Lies Ahead

The strategy points to Sun hardware optimized to run Oracle software. But our exclusive research finds many IT pros doubt that they'll benefit from the partnership. This report outlines Oracle's road maps for key Sun products, and analyzes what changes the acquisition will bring for business technology decision makers.

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Data-centric Security

For criminals, confidential data is the treasure at the center of any organization. The problem with protecting data is that it moves around from server to workstation to mobile device and back. Data loss prevention systems (DLP) provide the technology to help keep data safe, but protection requires more than just technology. Learn how to analyze the data value and develop processes and procedures for building layers of security around critical business data.
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Storage Multi-Tenancy for Cloud Computing

This white paper will explain why the recent changes in Microsoft infrastructures, including the introduction of a server operating system and a server virtualization solution (Hyper-V), create a compelling opportunity to improve underlying storage infrastructures right now.
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12 Best Government Websites

Easy access to government online has gone from being nice-to-have to being necessary in the "open government" era, with many government websites taking advantage of modern designs and technologies to help do the trick. All too often, local, state and federal governments and government agencies do far too little to reach out to citizens on the web. Many governments and agencies are stuck in the 1990s era of tacky animated images, an over-abundance of white space, and confusing arrays of links. However, there are also plenty of agencies that stick out, with designs nearly or every bit as modern and enticing as one might expect from top corporations and Web 2.0 companies. These are some of the best.   View Now


Best Mobile Apps For Busy Professionals

Inside DHS' Classified Cyber Coordination Headquarters


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Featured BloggerMore Patient Data Dumps

By George Crump

Yet another case where patient medical records are left in a dumpster and out in plain sight.


What Business Data Should Be In The Cloud?

By George Crump

In our last entry we discussed different ways that you can move data into the cloud, something I call onramps. In theory the ability now exists to put all your data types on a cloud storage platform, but is that the right choice for your business? How do you determine which data you should put in the cloud?

2 Of 3 Employees Routinely Violate Usage Policies

By Keith Ferrell

Whatever your employees need to be doing on the Web via your network, a fair percentage are doing -- or trying to do -- a lot more, according to Symantec/MessageLabs findings.

BroadSoft Enhances Its Unified Communications Service

By Paul Korzeniowski

More is better seems to the axiom in the Unified Communications (UC) market, In response, BroadSoft enhanced its services with instant messaging, video, and Web collaboration features.

LTE And WiMax Officially Not 4G

By Ed Hansberry

It is a safe bet that unless you are working in a lab with unreleased technology, you don't have a 4G phone in your hands, regardless of what your carrier is telling you. Does it matter though if newer technologies available are sufficiently advanced over 3G even if they don't technically meet 4G requirements?

How To Get Data To The Cloud: Onramps

By George Crump

As we discussed in our last entry, deciding when to use cloud storage is an important decision that data center mangers are now trying to make. While adding the capabilities to your own software was an early approach most were waiting for an easier way to get to the cloud and it comes in the form of software that allows near seamless access. We call these onramps.


Enterprise Clouds: Application Management Considerations for Internal, External & Hybrid Environments

News headlines are a constant reminder that malware attacks and data leakage are on the rise. Over the past decade, the threat has changed and traditional anti-virus is no longer enough to protect against today's sophisticated and financially motivated cybercriminals. Join this live Webcast and learn about the changes in the threat landscape and the 8 threats your anti-virus won't stop.

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