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TOP STORY: Google Faces EU Antitrust Inquiry

MORE NEWS: Apple's 'Kinected' Kitchen

ANALYTIC REPORT: Remote Control: 9 Steps To Ensuring Access, Safely

WHITEPAPER: Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products

SLIDESHOW: 5 Airport Body Scanner Patents Stripped Down

VIDEO: OTC Derivatives Clearinghouses: Do They Pose A Systemic Risk?

BLOG: Are You Ready For High Speed Storage Interfaces?

WEBCAST: Smarter Business Intelligence: Advanced Analytics In Practice

RESOURCES: Be A Part Of Our 2011 U.S. IT Salary Survey

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


"Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing." -- Tony Blair



Google Faces EU Antitrust Inquiry

Investigators will be looking into claims that Google's business practices stifle competition.


Apple, Google, Microsoft Chided For 'Sneaky' Installations

Google Buying Groupon, Report Claims

Google Docs Infiltrates Microsoft Office


Apple's 'Kinected' Kitchen

A series of patent and patent application assignments reveal Apple's interest in appliance control systems that combine touch screens and Kinect-style object sensing.

WikiLeaks Missives Contain Many Tech Secrets

The diplomatic cables include references to the alleged execution of an IT director in Iran, cybersecurity weaknesses in Brazil, and friction with Germany over information sharing.

WikiLeaks Under Hack Attack

DDOS hit comes days after the Web site slipped highly sensitive government information to media outlets.

White House Aligns Data Center Consolidation, Sustainability

Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality will link infrastructure and carbon footprint reduction goals.

Windows Phone 7 Modified To Run Custom Apps

ChevronWP7 eliminates the need for a $99 annual Microsoft developer registration, but critics argue the tool will increase application piracy.

Flock Updates Social Media Browser

Like competitor RockMelt, Version 3.5 of the Mac and Windows app is based on Chromium 7.

Panasonic To Release Handheld Game Player

The Jungle gaming device will focus on online games and go up against offerings from Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft and Apple.

Windows Phone 7 Gets Visual Basic Boost

Microsoft's release will enable VB developers to create apps for its new smartphone operating system, but the tool has limits.

Cyber Monday Sales Jump 19%

Online shopping gains broke records and put the retail sector on track to reach a predicted 11% growth over 2009.

Infinitec Unveils Infinite USB Memory Drive

Dual Wi-Fi device streams files while letting a user maintain a connection to the Internet.

Level 3 Charges Comcast Fees Threaten Open Internet

Dustup over Netflix transmission charges emerges as the FCC prepares to rule on net neutrality.



Remote Control: 9 Steps To Ensuring Access, Safely

Well-secured systems are well-managed systems. But as perimeters melt away, security goes beyond encryption, authentication, and monitoring. We also need to ensure privileged users aren't betraying trust. In this report, we'll cover ways to track who did what to which system, and when--vital to covering yourself in an audit, sure, but also to improving customer service and the support process for remote workers.

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5 Best Practices: Network Management in Education

Networks on college campuses are some of the toughest to manage anywhere. Imagine thousands of users only loosely bound by IT's policies, all supplying their own devices, of every shape, capability and operating system, and expecting universal access both to campus facilities and the Internet in general. Now that's what we call a challenge.

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Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products

This paper will explain the ways Google creates a security-based platform for offering its Google Apps products, covering topics like information security, physical security and operational security.
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Privacy Advisor: Using Multichannel Contact Management to Eliminate Risk and Drive Revenue

Understand the finer points of using centralized, multichannel contact management technology to eliminate regulatory risk and drive revenue.
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5 Airport Body Scanner Patents Stripped Down

Here's a deep dive on five patents applying X-ray backscatter technology to airport contraband detection. These screening machines have been much in the news recently, amid controversy regarding both their effectiveness and the amount of radiation exposure to which travelers are subjected. The patents we'll look at are from prime players in the airport body scanner field. This list is led by Rapiscan Systems Inc. , of Torrance, Calif., which in 2009 won the TSA contract to supply whole-body imaging scanners to U.S. airports. Also included is Martin Annis, a pioneer in body scanning who founded American Science and Engineering Inc. (ASAE) of Billerica, Mass. in 1958. In 1980, Annis was awarded one of the first personnel scanner patents. Finally, L-3 Communications Security and Detection Systems Inc., of Woburn, Mass., has sold numerous explosives detection devices to the military and vied for the TSA contract. Selected diagrams from five patents are included to illustrate inventors' efforts at enhanced privacy, through which explicit body part imagery is replaced by a mannequin-like view, as well as to show attempts to reduce traveler exposure to x-rays through more sophisticated radiation source arrays.   View Now


Top 20 Apps For Managing Social Media

Desktop Twitter Programs Revealed


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OTC Derivatives Clearinghouses: Do They Pose A Systemic Risk?
TABB Group senior analyst Kevin McPartland talks to editor-at-large Ivy Schmerken about whether OTC Derivatives clearinghouses pose a systemic risk to the financial system.   Watch


OTC Clearing Houses: Do They Pose A Systemic Risk?

Part 4: Suddenly All Computing Is Parallel




Featured BloggerAre You Ready For High Speed Storage Interfaces?

By George Crump

A new wave of high speed storage interfaces is on the way offering improved storage I/O performance To see the expected performance improvement you have to do more than simply add drives with the new interface and install a host bus adapter in the server, you have to make sure every link in the I//O chain is ready.


Ricoh Goes Green At California HQ

By Lamont Wood

Printer vendor is installing a rooftop solar energy system on its headquarters building in California.

Confirmation? Chinese Government May Have Been Behind Operation Aurora Hacks

By George Hulme

We suspected there would be some interesting cyber security related news to come out of the thousands of cables released by WikiLeaks over the weekend. We were not disappointed.

Healthcare Breach Highlights Need For More Security Insight

By George Hulme

Triple-S Management, a managed care services provider in Puerto Rico, suffered a security breach that could have exposed the personal health care information of more than 400,000 customers.

Black Friday Online Sales Grow By Double Digits

By Paul Korzeniowski

Drive to the mall or shop from home? A growing number of buyers opted for the latter on Black Friday, underscoring the need for retailers to develop a strong online presence.


Smarter Business Intelligence: Advanced Analytics In Practice

In this InformationWeek Editorial Webcast, analyst and expert David Stodder explains how it's possible to get to deeper, more forward-looking insight without breaking the bank. Drawing from case examples and current trends, David will explore various options, including conventional analytics tools, prebuilt models and apps, and ways of embedding analytic insight into dashboards, processes, and mainstream applications.

It happens Wednesday, December 8, 2010 -- 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET

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