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Google Plans Ultrafast Internet Broadband

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TOP STORY: Google Plans Ultrafast Internet Broadband

MORE NEWS: Oracle Continues Acquisition Spree

ANALYTIC REPORT: Telepresence: Living Like The Jetsons

WHITEPAPER: IT E-Learning Primer

BLOG: IBM Exec Sees Demand Rising For IT Services

WEBCAST: Conquering the Challenges of Virtualization Management

RESOURCES: 2010 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators

InformationWeek Daily

 Thursday, February 11, 2010 




Our first ever Government Digital issue at how federal agencies are meeting the President's requirements of the transparency and open government initiative. Also: we talk to federal agency IT leaders about how they're opening databases and using Web 2.0 tools as part of that government-wide effort, while navigating the challenges that stand in the way.

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Google Plans Ultrafast Internet Broadband

The search giant say it'll build experimental 1-gigabit-per-second broadband networks in a small number of test locations.


Qwest Boosts Broadband Speeds With VDSL2
Google-Backed 'O3b' Satellites Promise High-Speed Internet Access


Oracle Continues Acquisition Spree

The software maker buys a telecom service provider in the latest move under CEO Larry Ellison's "applications-to-disk" strategy.

Apple Leaves Room For iPad Discounts

The iPad's manufacturing cost is less than half the retail price, giving Apple flexibility to lower the price to boost sales.

AT&T Announces LTE Suppliers, Timetable

Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson will provide infrastructure for AT&T's Long Term Evolution wireless network, scheduled for deployment in 2011.

YouTube Offers Filter For Offensive Content

Those worried about offensive videos and comments on YouTube now have a way to limit what others see on their computers.

Windows 7 Battery Doubts Remain

Despite denials from Microsoft, users continue to insist the OS is wreaking havoc on laptop power cells.

Opera To Preview iPhone Browser

The browser will be showcased at Mobile World Congress, even before Opera Mini goes through Apple's App Store vetting process.

"There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart."
-- Charles Dickens 

California Plans Major Data Center Consolidation

Executive order calls for 30% reduction in energy usage by 2012 as part of a broad data-center consolidation plan and push for increased transparency and improved governance.

VA Launches IT Dashboard

The Department of Veterans Affairs' dashboard extends the metrics available on the White House IT Dashboard.

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Telepresence: Living Like The Jetsons

Telepresence is turning video communications into a near in-person experience. For a price, it's the next best thing to being there. This report identifies best practices for selecting and implementing telepresence systems and examines bandwidth, interoperability and other problems that can trip you up.

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Why 802.11n Will Revolutionize Connectivity

We analyzed responses from the 779 business technology professionals from a wide array of industries who participated in our WLAN survey. Our top goals: Discover if, and when, evolving wireless networks might replace wired connectivity for most employees; examine preferences in architecture approaches; explore issues relating to WLAN regulatory compliance and security; and determine whether final ratification of 802.11n has influenced enterprise IT's wireless plans.

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IT E-Learning Primer

E-learning technology can make your IT staff more satisfied and more productive. And it may have benefits for end users as well. It's a classic win-win situation, if you choose an e-learning solution that suits your company's needs.
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Windows 7 + Windows Server 2008 R2 = An Optimized Desktop

You may be well aware of the benefits of Windows Server 2008 R2 and well-versed in the advantages of Windows 7, but do you know what combining the two will do for your enterprise? Find out, in this whitepaper.
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Featured BloggerIBM Exec Sees Demand Rising For IT Services

Posted By Bob Evans

"We are beginning to see some action, beginning to see purse strings loosening," according to an IBM executive leading its global delivery business in India. That comment, from a Wall Street Journal article, would mark quite a turnaround from a few months ago when IBM's CFO declined to make any comment on corporate IT spending.


Android Updates: Flash 10.1, Android 2.1 Coming Soon

Posted by Eric Zeman

The news concerning Android and its ever-swelling flock of smartphones fails to cease. Today's tidbits include more information about Android 2.1 for the Motorola Droid and HTC Hero, as well as an update on Flash 10.1.

Why Opera Mini On iPhone Would Be Awesome

Posted By Eric Zeman

Today Opera Software announced that it will be previewing a version of Opera Mini for the iPhone during the upcoming Mobile World Congress event. Whether or not Apple will approve the app is anyone's guess, but there's one big reason it should.

Blackberry Users Vulnerable to Applications That Spy

Posted By George Hulme

In early December news broke about a security researcher who developed Spyphone, an application that uses the public iPhone API to grab data from other iPhone applications. This week a security researcher demonstrated a similar application that snoops on the Blackberry.

Boost Android Performance And Battery Life

Posted By Ed Hansberry

Those of you running a device with the Android operating system can look forward to potentially boosting device performance up to 300% while at the same time increasing battery life. Sound too good to be true? Maybe, maybe not.


Conquering the Challenges of Virtualization Management

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2010 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators

For the past 21 years, InformationWeek has honored the country's most technologically innovative companies with its prestigious InformationWeek 500 ranking. Now in its second year, InformationWeek's 2010 Government IT Innovators program will shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative government IT organizations -- at the federal, state, and local levels. Nominate your agency by submitting an essay on your most innovative IT initiative completed within the past 12 months.

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30, 2010

Image Gallery of the Week 

Image Gallery: Apple's Patent Applications For Tablet Technology

Apple has been quietly applying for patents related to multi-touch inputs, swipe gestures, and methods for thwarting radio-frequency interference on touchscreen devices such as iPhones and tablet PCs.


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