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ANALYTIC REPORT: Customer Retention: The Power Of Insight

WHITEPAPER: Simplifying Data Center Through Virtualization: Strategy Revealed

SLIDESHOW: Top 20 Android Productivity Apps

VIDEO: Direct Edge: From ECN To Exchange

BLOG: iOS Game Center Leaves iPhone 3G Behind

WEBCAST: Delivering a Smarter Data Warehouse By Designing the Tooling Around It

RESOURCES: Take Our 2010 Virtualization Security Survey -- Win An iPod Touch!

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Monday, September 13, 2010


"The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." -- Carlos Castaneda



Google Maps For Mobile Gets Walking Navigation

Pedestrians with Android phones now have the option of step-by-step walking directions.


Google Maps 4.4 Adds More To 'Places'

Apple To Share User Location Data

Google Confronts Map Censorship


'Here You Have It' Worm Strikes Email Inboxes

Using a Windows screensaver file containing malicious code, the mass-mailing worm can disable some antivirus programs and move via email and local networks.

ARM Introduces 2.5 GHz Cortex A-15 Processor

Already dominant in the smartphone market, the new processor could herald fierce competition between ARM and Intel for the emerging tablet computer market.

Elop Is Latest Exec To Bolt Microsoft

Nokia's new CEO adds to a growing list of high-level defections from Redmond.

Google: Android 2.2 Froyo Not Designed For Tablets

A Google exec has indicated that the company never intended Android to be used on tablet-sized devices, and that the Android Market won't function properly on iPad competitors.

Five Things Nokia's New CEO Needs To Do

Nokia, the world's largest maker of mobile phones, ousted its CEO of four years in favor of a former Microsoft exec. Here's what Stephen Elop needs to do when he takes over if Nokia wants to re-conquer the U.S.

Google Voice App Developer Taking Another Shot

Apple's newly revised developer guidelines have given hope to the creator of Google Voice for the iPhone, who believes his application now has a good chance of being approved.

Facebook Overtakes Google As Top Online Destination

Americans spent 685,000 hours or 41.1 million minutes on Facebook in August, compared with 39.8 million hours spent on Google, according to comScore.

Rackspace Unplugs Florida Pastor's Website

The sites owned by Terry Jones, who threatened to burn the Quran on Sept. 11, violated the hosting company's policy against "hateful speech," said a spokesman.

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Customer Retention: The Power Of Insight

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The Expanding Profile Of Data Deduplication

There are many technologies that vendors say will help us get a handle on our storage. These include thin provisioning, data deduplication, improved compression methodologies, disk-to-disk-to-tape backup, encryption, virtual tape libraries, larger disk drives, and faster performing drives. In this report, we'll touch on many of these and help sort out whether deduplication in particular makes sense in your environment.

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Simplifying Data Center Through Virtualization: Strategy Revealed

By making infrastructure and data centers more efficient, IT departments free up money for innovation. Virtualization is a vital tool for implementing a data center efficiency strategy, as illustrated by the tips in this comprehensive report.
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Defining Data Center Efficiency: Taking Virtualization to the Next Level with Automation

Virtualization without automation leads to missed opportunities. Next-gen data centers must respond with lightning speed to business needs. Wait days or weeks between the time demand is created and the time the solution becomes available is no longer acceptable. Find out how companies are automating on standardized, open x86 platforms to prepare for growth-without ripping and replace existing infrastructure.
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Top 20 Android Productivity Apps

Android handsets are pouring onto the market every day and there's a deluge of Android apps competing to fills those screens. To sort through the storm surge of app choices, we've trolled through the Android Market to hauled in 20 Android apps that no business user should be without.   View Now


Server Technology Hits A Crossroads

Mobile Football Madness: Best Apps For The Gridiron


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Direct Edge: From ECN To Exchange
In this video, Greg MacSweeney talks to Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of TABB Group, about what Direct Edge's new status as an exchange means for market participants.   Watch


Intel Parallel Advisor Overview

Intel In Acquisition Mode




Featured BloggeriOS Game Center Leaves iPhone 3G Behind

By Ed Hansberry

You have to give Apple credit for providing major upgrades to owners of older devices for free. It is one of the many things Apple does that keeps loyalty high. Sometimes though the hardware won't handle it and that appears to be the case with the iPhone 3G that was first released in July 2008. You can get iOS 4.1, but Game Center won't be included.


Here You Have A Case Of The Mass-Mail Worm Returning

By Keith Ferrell

The alerts and buzz surrounding an e-mailed worm with the subject line "Here You Have" and the promise of porn is a reminder that old cyber-tricks don't ever really go away. Remember the "I Love You" virus? Thought so.

The DeDupe Performance Boost

By George Crump

Deduplication is the elimination of redundant data typically associated with optimizing storage utilization. I've spent some time lately defending our stance that deduplication in primary storage can be done without a performance penalty. What is not often discussed is that there is also the potential for a performance gain when using deduplication that may outweigh the resources costs associated with the process.

A 9/11 Memory: CTO Mike Howell

By Bob Evans

In July of 2002, I received a letter from an executive at an investment firm whose offices had been on the 93rd floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower. On September 11th, 35 of the company's employees were killed, including its CTO, and the executive said he wanted his company's CTO to be remembered. So I had the privilege to write a column about Mike Howell, including thoughts from his wife and a couple of colleagues. And today, eight years later and on the eve of September 11, those memories of Mike deserve to be rekindled and shared.

Skype Unveils Channel Program

By Michele Pepe-Warren

Skype continues is foray into the business arena, this time with a channel program that aims to leverage the relationships SMBs have with their trusted technology advisers.


Delivering a Smarter Data Warehouse By Designing the Tooling Around It

Learn how IBM InfoSphere Foundation Tools and Information Server can help you build a better data warehousing solution that can increase your business agility. Most of the session will be dedicated to a customer success story: Astellas Pharma Inc. We hope to see you there!

It happens on Thursday, September 23, 2010-Time: 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET

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