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Google Enlists NSA; Black Hat Coverage

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TOP STORY: Google Enlists NSA To Defend Its Data

MORE NEWS: Black Hat: Microsoft Enhances SDL Offerings

ANALYTIC REPORT: Google's China Affair

WHITEPAPER: How to Bridge the IT Alignment Gap

BLOG: Has The iPhone Peaked?

WEBCAST: Vendor Webcast: Mass Notifications Systems: Uses and Considerations

RESOURCES: Image Gallery: The iPad Unveiled!

InformationWeek Daily

 Friday, February 5, 2010 


"The greater part of progress is the desire to progress."
-- Seneca 


Google Enlists NSA To Defend Its Data

The company is reportedly pursuing a partnership with the National Security Agency to strengthen its network security.


Cybersecurity Chief Confronts Google Attack, Cloud Security

NSA To Build $1.5 Billion Cybersecurity Data Center

NSA Director Tapped For Cyber Command


Black Hat: Microsoft Enhances SDL Offerings

The world's largest software company aims to help third-party developers write code that's more secure.

Intel Brings vPro To Core Processors

The 4.0 version of vPro adds greater security and management features to Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 laptop and desktop processors.

Microsoft, NSF Offer Scientists Azure Access

The National Science Foundation will award some government-funded scientists free access to Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform.

Google Apps Enterprise Users Get Remote Device Management

While consumers tend to use the free version of Google Apps, remote phone control could convert some users to paying customers.

Dell Offers Secure PC For Government Users

The new Dell Integrity desktop incorporates a "separation kernel" to support multiple VMs with varying security settings.

Amazon Buying Touchscreen Vendor

Touchco's multitouch technology could give Amazon's Kindle a color screen, virtual keyboard, and a boost in the competition with the Apple iPad.

Meritalk Releases Cloud Savings Calculator

Government agencies may use the calculator to assess how much they might save by moving to a cloud computing model.

Global CIO: Microsoft's Suicidal Infighting: An Insider's Story

Microsoft is choking to death on its internal politics and corrosive infighting, says a former executive.

Sun CEO Announces Resignation On Twitter

Jonathan Schwartz was considered a longshot to stay at Sun after its acquisition by Oracle.

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Google's China Affair

From the moment Google revealed the targeted attacks out of China on it and 20 other companies, fingers have been pointed and verbal volleys lobbed. While there's no evidence that the Chinese government was behind these attacks, they're nonetheless a contentious political issue. Our coverage takes a look at both the technical and political ramifications.

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Assessing Apple's iPad

Is Steve Jobs' latest creation a game-changer or an incremental but worthy advance? We appraise the device's strengths and shortcomings, and consider its disruptive potential in the mobile and netbook segments.

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How to Bridge the IT Alignment Gap

Learn the 4 keys to successfully integrating application and infrastructure organizations and the secrets to developing a long-term strategy for integrated decision making and solutions-based IT investments.
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Featured BloggerHas The iPhone Peaked?

Posted by Ed Hansberry

Apple's iPhone has been an insanely popular device in the two and a half years since its release, but it may be showing signs that it has peaked.


iPhone SDK Hints At Next-Gen HD iPhone

Posted by Eric Zeman

The digital clues left by Apple haven't escaped the watchful eyes of the webosphere. Coders have found references to what is most likely the next version of the iPhone. Its killer feature? The ability to record HD video.

Gmail, Google Calendar Also To Drop IE6 Support

Posted By Eric Zeman

Google recently announced that it will be halting support for Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 for Google Docs and Sites. Google's not stopping there, however. Gmail and Google Calendar won't work with IE6 starting later this year.

Google's Smartphone Management Drops Another Big Barrier To "Apps" Adoption

Posted By David Berlind

Google has removed what for many CIOs and IT professionals has been one of the last remaining hurdles to their adoption of Google Apps for business documents, spreadsheets, presentations and probably most importantly: email.

Anatomy Of A Modern Hack

Posted By George Hulme

In a just released report, IT security firm MANDIANT painfully breaks down the anatomy of the sophisticated threats targeting businesses and western governments. The company says the study is based on seven years of front-lines breach investigation for the public and private sector. It's worth a look.

AT&T Says Its 3G Network Can Handle SlingPlayer

Posted By Eric Zeman

If you're addicted to your SlingBox, here's some good news from AT&T. The company recently approved a new version of the SlingPlayer Mobile application to work over its 3G network, instead of just Wi-Fi. Now, SlingBox users can stream their content to their mobile phone wherever they happen to be.


Vendor Webcast: Mass Notifications Systems: Uses and Considerations

(Sponsored By Avaya)

Pipelines burst, government officials resign, blackouts darken hospitals, or a supply chain comes to a screeching halt. When these events occur, organizations require the tools to instantly notify employees and organizational stakeholders about situational status and what action individuals need to take.

Join our discussion on this critical issue, by learning about next-generation tools available to enterprises requiring instant, enterprise-wide communication.

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Image Gallery: The iPad Unveiled!

Check out our extensive gallery of snapshots from the unveiling of Apple's new tablet.

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