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Google's CIO Trouble | What Huawei, ZTE Must Do To Regain Trust

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Between The Lines Columnist What Huawei, ZTE Must Do To Regain Trust
By Thomas Claburn
The U.S. is not the only country scrutinizing the security of Chinese-made telecom equipment from Huawei and ZTE. Without major changes, significant contracts are at risk.

Should You Buy From Huawei?
Why Huawei Has Congress Worried

Google's CIO Dilemma
CIOs torn are torn between wanting to back a company that represents the future and needing predictability. Google execs must now ask CIOs the right questions--and be prepared for stubborn answers.

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.

Enterprise Hunger For Custom Apps Equals Developer Jobs
IT job hunters, it's a good time to be an application developer. Thanks in part to BYOD, the demand for custom enterprise apps is booming.

How One Midsize Bank Protects Against Hacks
In light of ongoing hacktivist attacks on major banks, Lake Trust Credit Union information security pro shares insights on how a smaller bank stays secure without too-big-to-fail resources.

IBM Sales Off Sharply In Third Quarter
Big Blue sees revenue decline in key areas as sales fail to meet analysts' expectations.

Cisco Takes On VMware With OpenStack Cloud Tools
Cisco Edition of OpenStack aims to simplify private cloud deployments and offers an open-source alternative to VMware's cloud software.

Ashamed To Be Seen With Your BlackBerry? Malarkey
RIM's handsets are increasingly seen as relics of days gone by, leading to deep personal shame, users tell the New York Times. Oh please.

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Cisco Takes On VMware With OpenStack Cloud Tools
Ashamed To Be Seen With Your BlackBerry? Malarkey
Research: IaaS Buyer's Guide
Endpoint Protection: Multilayer Security from Intel and McAfee
Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences
Exposing the Money Behind Malware
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Oracle recently wrapped up its annual customer conference, Oracle Open World, where it announced several new initiatives in the cloud, including a cloud-based version of its database (12c) and a new version of its Exadata appliance. We'll talk to Hurd about where Oracle is heading, and why, but we'll also talk to some of Oracle's customers -- about the new Oracle, and how it's transforming their businesses.

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Research: IaaS Buyer's Guide
Infrastructure-as-a-service lets companies focus on their core competencies, instead of on installing and maintaining computer hardware. But with so many vendors in the market, how do you know which one is the best fit for your company? We look at 9 IaaS providers and 10 services categories to help IT pros answer that question.
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Endpoint Protection: Multilayer Security from Intel and McAfee
McAfee and Intel multilayer security solutions bring fresh innovation to endpoint protection to secure the future of computing and the Internet.
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The CISO's Challenge: Connecting Security to the Business
Learn the solutions that CISOs and IT security directors choose to rapidly achieve a foundational level of security, and then easily demonstrate that the organization's key assets and services are 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.

Windows 8 Beats The Mac, Appsolutely
Microsoft's new operating system looks how a modern OS should--big, bold, and centered around apps. Suddenly, it's Apple's turn to catch up.

6 Reasons iOS 6 Jailbreaks Will Be Tough
Glory hounds hoping to jailbreak Apple's newest devices won't have an easy time of it. Security experts detail the challenges.

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

iPad Mini Prices, Specs Leak
Possible pricing and model variants for the iPad Mini suggest we'll see a wide range of price points and devices from which to select.


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

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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


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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