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WHITEPAPER: 8 Threats Your Anti-virus Won't Stop

SLIDESHOW: Clicking Through Opera 11 Browser Beta

VIDEO: Part 5: Suddenly All Computing is Parallel

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010


"You have to pretend you're 100 percent sure. You have to take action; you can't hesitate or hedge your bets. Anything less will condemn your efforts to failure." --Andrew Grove



Google Launches Chrome OS Preview

The first Chrome OS netbooks will ship to a limited set of early adopters this week.


Google's Rubin Demos Motorola Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablet

Groupon Passes On Google Acquisition Bid

Google Begins Selling E-Books

ALSO SEE Branches Into Database As A Service will offer the same software that serves Salesforce's customer relationship management applications, but will companies buy into a multi-tenant database?

Wolfe's Den: Cisco Seeks To Rule The Cloud

The networking behemoth intends to automate cloud deployment, as spotlighted via its just-announced partnership with BMC. We chat with Lew Tucker, Cisco's chief technology officer of cloud computing, who talks about cloud-o-nomics, interoperability standards and how Cisco aims to be the go-to supplier of equipment to cloud providers.

Global CIO: Steve Jobs Calls Out Google And iPad Rocks The Enterprise

Top 10 Stories Of The Year #2: As Apple's revenue scales to $100 billion, Google emerges as primary competitor and IT emerges as massive opportunity.

Microsoft Rebates Oracle, Salesforce Customers To Switch CRM

Up to $200 per seat offered to lure rivals' customers into making the switch to Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management Online.

VMware To Virtualize Mobile Phones

LG will soon offer an Android handset with the ability to run a VMware client hypervisor and take on a business profile managed by IT.

iPad 2 Coming To Stores February?

Next generation of Apple's hot-selling tablet could include a front-facing camera and mini-USB port.

Twitter Worm Spreading Through Google Link

Malware is being distributed through the microblogging site's mobile app and URLs generated by the shortening service.

RIM Now Accepting PlayBook Tablet Apps

Research In Motion says that developers are welcome to start submitting applications for its forthcoming PlayBook tablet.

Government, Financial Industry Launch Cybersecurity Collaboration

Partnership aims to speed commercialization of technologies to protect critical government and private sector infrastructure.

IT Hiring Projected To Increase In Q1 2011

11% of companies plan to add IT staff in the first quarter of 2011 while 3% plan to reduce headcount, resulting in an 8% overall increase from last quarter's Robert Half Technology CIO survey findings.

Tumblr Access Seesaws Following Major Outage

Routine maintenance took the blogging site offline for a day, just as it struggles to increase capacity to meet growing demand.

SlimWare Introduces Cloud-Based Software Driver Updates

SlimDrivers and DriverUpdate scan Windows PCs for missing, broken or out-of-date drivers and then install them from the cloud.

Acer Launches Revo 100 Multimedia Sharing Device

The hardware, available in the U.K., uses the proprietary application to connect all Acer PCs, phones and media players for viewing, searching and playing content.

Rearview Cameras May Be Required On All Vehicles

Department of Transportation proposal intended to reduce fatalities and injuries caused by backing-up cars.

Sprint Sees Wireless Network Overhaul, Consolidation

Network Vision plan will merge CDMA and WiMax and phase out the aging Nextel iDEN network to accelerate data and voice delivery, save billions of dollars.



Historic Copyright Trial: Oracle vs. SAP

Oracle wins its landmark copyright infringement case against SAP in a landslide, as the jury awards an unprecedented figure. The case is likely to be appealed, and its outcome will linger for years. Fritz Nelson, InformationWeek editorial director, delivers a series of comprehensive reports directly from this historic trial.

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A roundup of our coverage from this year's gathering of the leaders of the Internet Economy, with reporting on sessions featuring Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, RIM CEO Jim Balsillie and more.

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8 Threats Your Anti-virus Won't Stop

This paper outlines 8 common threats that traditional anti-virus alone won't stop, and explains how to protect your organization using endpoint security.
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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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Clicking Through Opera 11 Browser Beta

The Opera web browser, from Opera Software, has long been one of the most innovative browsers available, and has been the first to introduce many features that became common in all browsers, such as tabbed windows. With the recent released beta of Opera 11, the browser continues this tradition with several interesting new capabilities, including the ability to load plugins on demand within web pages. The Opera 11 beta also includes some features already found in other browsers, such as competing betas Microsoft IE 9 and Firefox 4, and has adopted some of the interface characteristics of Google's Chrome web browser.   View Now


5 Airport Body Scanner Patents Stripped Down

Top 20 Apps For Managing Social Media


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Featured BloggerWhat Is A Cloud Data Center Anyway?

By George Crump

The IT industry is using the term cloud pretty liberally these days. I’m sure you have seen the latest Microsoft “To The Cloud” commercials. I am not sure they are really helping people get this whole cloud thing. To that add the various cloud storage services as well as the cloud compute services and there is a lot of confusion when you let a CIO know that they can have a cloud right in their own data center.


Consumer Reports Ranks AT&T Worst Wireless Carrier

By Ed Hansberry

Consumer Reports' latest issue looks at carriers in the US as well as the phones they carry. AT&T didn't fare so well.

Torelli's Triumph: Getting 'Hands On' with Customers Means Going 'Hands Off' with Inventory

By Steve Kovsky

The success of a small business often comes down to trust: Can your customers really trust you to deliver? No one knows that better than CEO Todd Linscott of Torelli Bicycle Co., the subject of this season's InformationWeek SMB On Location Technology Makeover Series.

5 Tips For Encouraging Excellence

By Michele Pepe-Warren

Are you a small-business owner who finds yourself micromanaging things lest everything isn't done perfectly? Do you want more from your employees? Here are some tips for encouraging excellence from your team.

Grim Reaper Ready To Pounce In 2011

By Paul Korzeniowski

The new year is not going to be kind to many high tech suppliers. Slow growth and intense competition will force many vendors to either be acquired or close up shop, according to market research firm In-Stat.

All Megabytes Are Not Priced Equal

By Ed Hansberry

The days of unlimited data plans for wireless data are winding down. As you begin to explore the various data plans for your device or devices, be forewarned. Often the amount charged for a megabyte or gigabyte of data can differ, even though the plans are from the same carrier.


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