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Google Sued For Vacuuming WiFi Data

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TOP STORY: Google Sued For Vacuuming WiFi Data

MORE NEWS: Microsoft Releases AppFabric RC

ANALYTIC REPORT: Ready To Outsmart PCI? New Techs Help IT Comply

WHITEPAPER: VoIP Best Practices

BLOG: Top 3 Pluses & Minuses Of Enterprise 2.0

WEBCAST: Cloud Platform Strategy

RESOURCES: Book Excerpt: Making It Big In Software: Google's Peter Norvig

InformationWeek Daily

 Tuesday, May 25, 2010 


"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."
– Ken Olsen, founder and CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation 


Google Sued For Vacuuming WiFi Data

Having admitted it 'screwed up,' Google may have to pay up.


Making It Big In Software: Google's Peter Norvig

Android 2.2 Coming To Most HTC Phones

Google Launches Encrypted Search


Microsoft Releases AppFabric RC

AppFabric is tightly tied into Microsoft's integration server, BizTalk Server 2010, which is scheduled to be generally available in the third quarter. is scheduled to be generally available in the third quarter.

GSA Sharpens Focus On Tech Innovation

The General Services Administration's addition of an innovative technologies office is part of the agency's transparency initiative.

Dossia Expanding EHR Platform Reach

The employer consortium is offering its e-health record software to other companies via the cloud and is also developing an EHR package for small and mid-size businesses.

Yahoo, Nokia Unveil Mobile Services Deal

The partnership integrates Yahoo's e-mail and instant-messaging services with Nokia's Ovi Internet platform.

Climate Agency Awards $350 Million For Supercomputers

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will pay CSC and Cray to plan, build, and operate high-performance computers for climate prediction research.

Can SAP Deliver IT Simplicity?

Apps vendor talks real-time; customers hear "removing IT infrastructure."

Global CIO: Cloud Computing 2.0: Are You Ready?

With cloud computing nearing the end of the hype/confusion/hype stage, CIOs must focus on quantifiable business benefits and long-term viability.

Intel Intros Mobile Processors For Ultralight Laptops

The low-power chips are targeted at the escalating consumer ultra-low voltage notebook market.

FCC Clears Verizon, Frontier Landline Deal

Frontier Communications has agreed to pay $8.6 billion to acquire nearly 5 million Verizon telephone lines in 14 states.

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Ready To Outsmart PCI? New Techs Help IT Comply

The PCI Data Security Standard is costly, complex, and rigged against the retailers, merchants, and processors that must comply with it. But those very attributes may be the most potent catalyst to bring about meaningful protection of credit card data -- not because of the PCI requirements themselves, but because PCI will drive merchants toward end-to-end encryption and tokenization.

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The iPad In The Enterprise

Our editors take Apple's new platform through its paces, in the office and on the road. Here are their (differing) assessments of what works well and what doesn't.

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VoIP Best Practices

Learn how VoIP-enabled meeting systems are revolutionizing the world of audio conferencing. This white paper explains why VOIP is fast becoming the audio conferencing technology of choice.
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Oracle Unveils Revolutionary Database Performance Technology

Discover how major technology advances make it possible to sustain maximum database performance, improve IT agility with comprehensive change management and lower IT costs through database self-management and automation.
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Top 3 Pluses & Minuses Of Enterprise 2.0

By Alexander Wolfe

Getting ready for the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, June 14- 17, I've been thinking about the value of the online collaboration tools most of us are beginning to embrace. My early take is that the positives are engagement, empowerment, and the potential to spur innovation. The downsides are the dangers of groupthink gone wild and the security risks of exposing valuable company data. Click through for my "top three" lists of E2.0 pluses and minuses.


Gov 2.0: Aspiring For Greatness In Open Government

By John Foley

Tim O'Reilly is raising the bar on what he envisions for the open government movement. At this week's Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington, D.C., O'Reilly won't be talking merely about government serving as "a platform" -- that was last year's idea -- but about government as "a platform for greatness."

Selecting A Cloud Storage Provider

By George Crump

In my last entry I discussed some of the circumstances that might lead a business to decide to use one cloud storage application over another. The other end of that equation is the actual provider. All cloud storage providers are not created equal and some research should be done before selecting the vendor that could potentially be storing your organization's digital assets for years to come.

eBay's $2,000-Per-Second Data Center

By Bob Evans

eBay's new $287 million data center in Utah was built in just 14 months and is responsible for managing all transactions and revenue from and, which in 2009 totaled $60 billion or about $2,000 per second. Maybe it's no surprise that two of the project's leaders are former tank commanders and West Point graduates. And don't miss the photos!

Leaks On Next Version Of Droid For Verizon

By Ed Hansberry

The Motorola Droid on Verizon's network has been a very popular device, so much so that in much of the public's eye, the Droid is the Android phone. It is about six months old though which is approaching middle-age for smartphones. Fortunately for us, there are leaks on the next generation Droid from Motorola and it too has Verizon branding.


Cloud Platform Strategy

In this editorial Webcast, we'll analyze the key IT infrastructure considerations that must be taken into account for creating private clouds in federal data centers: software/hardware environment, multi-tenancy, security, virtualization, and management tools. We'll also discuss the key role that APIs play in supporting hybrid scenarios that tap into public cloud services.

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Book Excerpt: Making It Big In Software: Google's Peter Norvig

In this excerpt from the book Making It Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great, by Sam Lightstone, Google's Director of Research Peter Norvig shares insights into the working at the upper echelons of the software industry.

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Virtual Event: Merging Mobility And UC In The Enterprise

Microsoft has made the Ribbon a standard feature across all Office applications in its latest release, and it has made the Ribbon customizable. It also has made many of the Office 2010 features more visible in the Ribbon, and added some new features.


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