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ANALYTIC REPORT: E-Health Records: Getting Started with Meaningful Use

WHITEPAPER: Business Architecture: From Value Proposition to Business Transformation

SLIDESHOW: Slideshow: 12 CIOs' 'Career Killer' Pet Peeves

VIDEO: Startup Countdown: One Minute With shopkick

BLOG: Google Missing Enterprise 2.0 Future By Killing Wave

WEBCAST: Road Map To Efficiently Sharing Document-Based Information

RESOURCES: Take Our Corporate Web Presence Survey: You Could Win an Ipod Touch

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Friday, August 6, 2010


"Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020" -- Ray Kurzweil



Google Wave Washed Out

Google says it will stop development on Wave, its real-time communications and collaboration platform, a scant three months after making it available to the public, though the technology will live on in other products inside and outside the company.


Google Cleared Of UK Street View Privacy Breach

Google Ramping Games Business

Microsoft Slams Google-Yahoo Japan Deal


Most IT Pros Circumvent File Transfer Security Policies

Survey finds 69% of IT managers regularly send highly sensitive information -- payroll, customer, or financial data -- via unsecured e-mail, finds Ipswitch study.

Microsoft Previews IE9

"Fully hardware-accelerated HTML5" in the next version of the browser runs web applications at or beyond desktop performance levels, Microsoft claims.

T-Mobile Loses Customers, Gains Revenue

Despite losing 93,000 customers in the second quarter, the fourth largest U.S. wireless carrier reported income of $404 million on revenues of $5.36 billion.

This Time It's Armenia: USAID Funds IT In Eurasia

After pledging millions to bolster outsourcing in South Asia, federal agency extends largesse to a new recipient.

Android Predicted To Surpass iPhone By 2012

iSuppli has forecast that 75 million smartphones will use Google's OS by 2012 and 62 million will use Apple's iOS.

Android 2.1 Eclair Reaches 60% Penetration

According to Google, 59.7% of all Android handsets are now running Android 2.1 and 4.5% are running Android 2.2.

Analyst Pegs RFID, 4G As Key Wireless Trends

Machine-to-machine communication, mobile banking, and wireless sensor networks also on the rise over the next decade, says Plunkett Research.

Microsoft, Salesforce In Patent Pact

Lawsuit settlement applies to a broad range of cloud and back-end infrastructure technologies.

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E-Health Records: Getting Started with Meaningful Use

The federal government recently released requirements that doctors and hospitals must meet to qualify as meaningful users of electronic health records and be eligible for incentive funds. We take a look at the core requirements, the government's intentions, potential pitfalls, and reaction from the medical community.

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Get Ready For I/O Virtualization

As virtual servers, storage, and applications become the norm data center, vendors are offering products to consolidate host communications into a single channel and manage that channel with a central appliance. Get the lowdown on the various options before diving in.

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Business Architecture: From Value Proposition to Business Transformation

Learn how performance advancements in virtualization technology are benefiting development, testing, and deployment activities in Microsoft, Oracle and SAP environments.
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Business Analytics: Optimizing Your Operations

By leveraging the latest business analytics technology, companies can get the most out of their information assets to make more informed decisions and then take action faster to optimize the business to better serve their customers, enhance processes and expand the business.
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Slideshow: 12 CIOs' 'Career Killer' Pet Peeves

Don't derail your career by making these missteps with your boss. Get the inside scoop on what not to say in these excerpts from our CIO Profiles.   View Now


Slideshow: RFID In Healthcare

Slideshow: Cloud Security Pros And Cons


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Startup Countdown: One Minute With shopkick

Shopkick provides a system for retailers to send offers to customers as soon as they walk into the store.   Watch


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Google Missing Enterprise 2.0 Future By Killing Wave

By Alexander Wolfe

You can't be a serious player in the upcoming Web 2.0/Enterprise 2.0 world if you don't have a communications and collaboration platform. That's why it's alarming that Google is pulling the plug on further development of Wave.


Quest Introduces New Identity And Authentication Tools

By Jake Widman

The free Identity Manager for Unix makes it easier to manage users and groups across Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X systems, while Quest Authentication Services brings those systems into an Active Directory infrastructure.

Ringio Enhances Cloud Based Voice Service

By Paul Korzeniowski

Ringio, one of many new players in the cloud voice market, enhanced its service by connecting it to PBX systems and improving its call routing features. The company is trying to differentiate itself in this highly competitive field by focusing on Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functions.

Android Surpasses Even RIM In This Study

By Ed Hansberry

NPD is reporting that Android has taken the top spot in the second quarter of 2010, topping even RIM. Whether it is in first or second place, Android has a very bright future.

Samsung Hits 2TB Mark with Green Hard Drive

By Lamont Wood

Latest member of the EcoGreen line offers 2 terabytes for the desktop in a low-power, eco-friendly package.


Road Map To Efficiently Sharing Document-Based Information

Hear how Global Aerospace has crafted a strategy to stay ahead of the curve by taking a global approach to managing content and content-centric processes. Learn how the appropriate ECM solution can provide insurance companies with an efficient, cost-effective way to manage and share critical content and processes, as well as help organizations successfully address regulatory requirements, security concerns and underwriting challenges.

It happens Tuesday, Aug. 10.

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Take Our Corporate Web Presence Survey: You Could Win an Ipod Touch

This year, thousands of security professionals from around the world are making plans to be a part of Black Hat USA 2010. But not all of those people will actually be in Las Vegas. With Black Hat Uplink, you can experience essential content that shapes the security industry for the coming year.

Events will be streamed live on July 28-29, but you will be able to view Uplink presentations for 90 days after that.

Survey ends Aug. 6

Tapping Into Commercial Clouds: An Executive Roundtable

Where do commercial cloud services fit into agency IT planning? Which cloud models, and which types of cloud applications, are of greatest interest? Join your federal government peers at this executive roundtable to explore both the opportunities and challenges that public clouds present to government agencies.

It happens in Washington DC: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Seating is Limited. RSVP Today!

Hacking 2010: Understanding The New Wave Of Cyberattacks

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey to determine what's important to you when you're choosing data center networking vendors as well as how the vendors are actually doing against those criteria.

Upon completion, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 32-GB iPod Touch valued at $299 from TechWeb.

Join us Aug. 11

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