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Google, Microsoft Prepping iPad Rivals

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TOP STORY: Google, Microsoft Prepping iPad Rivals

MORE NEWS: Fed Agencies Failing On Desktop Security

ANALYTIC REPORT: Google For Business: Assessing Google Docs

WHITEPAPER: The Future of Client Virtualization

BLOG: Zune Is The Center Of Microsoft's Mobile Universe

WEBCAST: Optimizing Storage Usage and Reigning in Storage Investments

RESOURCES: Take Our Data Sharing Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch

InformationWeek Daily

 Wednesday, April 14, 2010 


"Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable."
-- Mark Twain 


Google, Microsoft Prepping iPad Rivals

An Android tablet PC from Google and a two-screen slate from Microsoft may join devices from Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Lenovo to vie with Apple's iPad.


Inside Apple's iPad: FCC Teardown Photos

HP 'iPad Killer' Specs Leaked

Special Report: Tablet Wars: Can Apple Three-peat With The iPad?

Video: What Makes Google Tick


Fed Agencies Failing On Desktop Security

No agency has fully met the requirements of the Federal Desktop Core Configuration, established as baseline security for government workstations three years ago.

Apple Refreshes MacBook Pro Line

The update gives Apple's top-selling computers faster processors, higher performing graphics, and longer battery life.

SAS Offers Social Media Analytics Service

The sentiment analysis tools aim to take the technology challenges out of Facebook, Twitter, blog and public-forum monitoring.

Video: What Makes Google Tick

Techweb gets an inside look at how Google works. It is an engineering-driven org; it is "young" with graduates of some of country's top schools, and its engineers are generalists without pre-conceived notions about how things are supposed to work.

Microsoft Fixes Two Zero-Day Flaws

The company's April patch follows on the heels of an out-of-band patch two weeks ago.

E-Health Records No Quick Fix

Study says electronic health records alone have limited ability to control costs or improve quality, at least in the short term.

Microsoft Ends Original Vista Support

Users will have to upgrade to Vista SP1 or SP2 to continue receiving updates and hotfixes from Redmond.

Twitter Tries Promoted Tweets

At long last, the company's "slow and thoughtful approach to monetization" has been revealed.

Facebook Revamps Safety Center

Beefed up site includes tips and tools for protecting privacy and security on social networks.



Google For Business: Assessing Google Docs

The new versions show Google making a few major bets: That what people want most is real-time collaboration on documents, that they'll do it entirely in the cloud, and that, when it comes to features, less is more.

The biggest leap forward -- Google is betting that real-time, online collaboration is the feature people want.
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Featured Report

Leveraging Virtualization for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

How can IT groups best overcome the obstacles to continuity planning? By realizing that it should be the business driving this project, enabled by IT. Leveraging the latest technologies, especially virtualization, in your BC/DR plans is a winning strategy that will boost ROI, cost savings and resource efficiency levels.

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The Future of Client Virtualization

Client virtualization could be the latest trend in IT delivering centralized control, greater flexibility and potentially reducing TCO . But because client virtualization comes in many flavors, it can be difficult to choose the right pathfor your organization. This white paper discusses the various types of client virtualization technologies, including virtual containers and OS/application streaming, and their benefits.
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Windows 7 Readiness Assessments FAQ

If you're looking to move to Windows 7, a Microsoft Windows 7 Readiness Assessment will analyze your migration project and suggest best practices to ensure you meet deadlines. Check out these FAQs to learn how to use the right asset discovery tools and compatibility testing prior to your migration.
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Featured BloggerZune Is The Center Of Microsoft's Mobile Universe

By Ed Hansberry

The latest big news in the mobile world is Microsoft's announcement of the Kin platform. Well, that and Palm is for sale, but let's focus on the positive here, ok?


White House Deputy CTO Questioned Over Gmail

By John Foley

A potential gap in the White House's e-mail retention policy has been exposed, ironically by one of the officials overseeing that policy. One congressman wants White House deputy CTO Andrew McLaughlin to explain how messages sent to and from White House staff via Web e-mail systems are preserved. The scrutiny comes after McLaughlin apparently used Gmail for some of his own correspondence.

HTC May Develop Proprietary Smartphone Operating System

By Eric Zeman

HTC recently indicated that it is considering the idea of creating its own smartphone operating system. I can't imagine a bigger mistake that HTC could make right now.

Healthcare Consultants Get Creative To Survive

By Anthony Guerra

Over a year ago, HITECH legislation gave rise to concepts like the "meaningful use" of electronic health records and established Regional Extension Centers to help small healthcare practices in underserved communities select and implement EHR systems. At that time, I found the latter to be an especially painful example of just how destructive government interference in the private sector could be.

The 10 Largest Data Centers In The World

By Bob Evans

The information age's insatiable appetite for ever-larger servings of digital goodies has turned the humble data center of old into the rock stars of 2010, and Rich Miller over at has compiled a list of what he believes are the biggest of an increasingly oversized breed.

Nokia Intros New Business Phones

By Eric Zeman

This morning, Nokia piped up after a long silence and announced a handful of new messaging handsets. Two of the three devices run Nokia's S60 platform, which is its more powerful smartphone operating system. Can these handsets survive in the iPhone and Android era?


Optimizing Storage Usage and Reigning in Storage Investments

Data is growing at 50 percent year over year. IT storage complexity is spiraling out of control. Existing storage capacity is underutilized.

Join Mark Peters, senior analyst from Enterprise Strategy Group, and Nimish Shelat, product marketing manager at HP, for a webcast on optimizing storage usage and reigning in storage investments.

It happens April 20, 2010 at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET

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Take Our Data Sharing Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey on data sharing practices in the enterprise. Upon completion, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 32-GB iPod Touch valued at $299 from TechWeb.

Survey ends April 23

Image Gallery: Inside Apple's iPad: FCC Teardown Photos

The FCC posted photos of the inner workings of Apple's game-changing device.

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InformationWeek 500 2010 Registration Ends Soon

Time's running out to nominate your company for the 2010 InformationWeek 500 -- our 22nd annual ranking of the nation's very best business technology innovators. Organizations with $250 million or more in revenue may apply now.

Deadline is April 30

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