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Between The Lines Columnist Windows 8 PC Makers Face Touch Trouble
By Mike Feibus
Touch has a big role in Microsoft's marketing blitz for Windows 8. But many Ultrabooks set to go on sale this fall aren't touch-enabled.

Windows 8 Beats The Mac, Appsolutely
Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences

Google Looks To Steal Microsoft's Windows Phone Thunder
Google will host an Android-themed event on October 29--the same day Microsoft plans to launch Windows Phone 8. Likely on tap: New Nexus hardware.

Big Data Drives Big IT Spending
IT spending will hit $34 billion by 2013 as companies upgrade and adapt existing infrastructures to meet the demands of big data, Gartner research predicts.

Google Reveals Data Center Secrets
Street View imagery and a gallery of photos provide a previously unseen glimpse into Google's closely guarded data centers.

Nokia Reports Loss, Desperately Needs Hit Smartphone
Nokia's disastrous third quarter highlights just how badly the company needs Windows Phone 8 and the Lumia 920 to reach the market ASAP.

Election 2012: Could Hackers Change Results?
Many of the same vulnerabilities exist in electronic voting systems as did the last time we elected a U.S. president. New threats could put voter databases at risk and undermine civic confidence.

Huawei, ZTE: 4 Security Fears
Trojan equipment? Spy tool? Sloppy code? The information security debate rages on over these Chinese telecom equipment makers.

Crowdstrike Puts APT Attackers On Notice
Much-watched startup takes an offensive, not defensive, approach to enterprise security. Learn more in this video from Valley View.

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." ~ George S. Patton


Huawei, ZTE: 4 Security Fears
Crowdstrike Puts APT Attackers On Notice
Strategy: Network Monitoring as a Security Tool
Five Tips for Outsmarting the Information Age Adversary
Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences
Exposing the Money Behind Malware
InformationWeek Future Cities Survey

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Join us on October 24 for Valley View, our exciting live video show. In addition to a sit-down with Oracle President Mark Hurd, and a deep dive into an exclusive report on how technology companies spent economic stimulus money (and what the outcome of that spending was), we'll feature a chat with Cisco CEO John Chambers.

Cisco has been come through some restructuring -- layoffs, shuttering of various businesses -- and is looking stronger. Its last earnings report beat analyst expectations. As always, Cisco faces a strong list of competitive challenges, from merchant silicon alternatives to software-defined data center solutions.

We'll also feature rapid fire Elevator Pitches from the following companies: Alteryx (big data analytics in the cloud), Hearsay Social (enterprise social media), and Taptera (enterprise mobile applications).

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Strategy: Network Monitoring as a Security Tool
The use of network monitoring tools in a security context can help companies fill gaps in protection as well as identify potential problems. Companies that aren't using network monitoring tools may find it easier to justify their use and cost when security capabilities are figured into the mix.
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Five Tips for Outsmarting the Information Age Adversary
The concept of adapt or die has new meaning today. Staying ahead of threats, vulnerabilities and their associated risks is daunting in even the best-funded and most mature information risk management and security programs. Learn five ways to outsmart your adversaries.
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Under Lock and Key: The Need for Wire-Speed Encryption
Data breaches are perpetrated by sophisticated hackers, organized criminals and disgruntled employees. No company is immune. Learn why financial services firms are turning to wire-speed encryption to ensure that sensitive data is protected.
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Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences
With the introduction of Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft splits its flagship OS into two distinct flavors. Examine the most important contrasts.

Google Reveals Data Center Secrets
Street View imagery and a gallery of photos provide a previously unseen glimpse into Google's closely guarded data centers.

Google Nexus $99, iPad Mini $249, Surface $499
Positions in the Great 4Q2012 Tablet War are beginning to take form. Microsoft and Apple seek the pricing high ground, while Google pushes for bargains. For now, Windows 8, Windows RT and Android OEMs have to feel out what consumers are willing to spend in this crowding market, but I don't think there's much doubt that OEM prices will trend down.

10 Best Apps For Samsung Galaxy Notes
Check out these 10 great apps that take advantage of the Samsung phablet's S Pen stylus.

SAP Launches Cloud Platform Built On Hana
SAP's in-memory technology is the differentiator for application services and database services that will take on Oracle and in the cloud.


11 Cool Tools NASA Curiosity Brought To Mars
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has a toolbox to make any gadget-lover jealous. Check out our drill-down on the instruments helping determine whether microbial life ever existed on the red planet.   View Now

10 Best Business Tools In Google+
10 Great Social Features For Microsoft SharePoint 2013


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InformationWeek 500: The Funny News
InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson delivers the news of the past year, albeit in a little more sarcastic way.   Watch

Appthority & The Mobile Enterprise
Crowdstrike Elevator Pitch: Big Data Approach To Security Adversary



Exposing the Money Behind Malware
Today's cybercriminals are driven by one thing: money. Join Chet Wisniewski, Senior Security Advisor at Sophos to learn about latest threats and how these criminals are making money by compromising your computer and data. It happens Tuesday, October 23, 2012. More Information & Registration

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InformationWeek Future Cities Survey
Today's urban areas must evolve into "Future Cities" with infrastructure, services, and IT systems capable of supporting millions of residents efficiently. We are conducting a survey to identify the challenges and opportunities this megatrend poses to business and technology managers involved in municipal operations. One lucky participant will win a 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablet.
Survey ends Oct. 19

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