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Wednesday, June 23, 2010


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Gov IT Execs Skeptical Of Data Center Consolidation

Three-quarters say agencies won't meet the plan's objectives on schedule, and some doubt if the targeted consolidation will even happen.


Defense Agency To Pilot Cloud Apps

Federal CIO Pushes Performance Gains

NASA Seeks To Optimize IT Innovation

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The "Facebook for business" brings social networking elements to the 160,000-plus custom applications available on

Federal IT Spending To Reach $112 Billion

More than five percent growth is predicted for Federal IT spending spurred by the Obama's administration cost-saving and transparency goals.

Senators To Combine Cybersecurity Bills

Reforming the Federal Information Security Management Act and defining the role of the White House and other agencies are common themes in the multiple cybersecurity bills now circulating.

Mayo Clinic, University Of Illinois Announce Research Alliance

The collaboration will focus on technology-based healthcare, individualized medicine, telehealth and point-of-care clinical tools.

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 For Mobile Debuts

Long delayed and much disparaged, Flash Player 10.1 for mobile devices will finally be tested in the market place.

Q&A: Dr. Steven Waldren On What's At Risk With E-Health Records

It's time for doctors to move on EHRs or get left behind, says head of American Academy of Family Physicians health information group.

Acer Introduces Powerful, Portable Laptops

The top-of-the-line AS8943G is a desktop replacement multimedia or gaming laptop, the Timeline X models are highly portable, and two Aspire laptops balance portability and power.

How To Use Google Voice On iPhone 4

Google opened up Google Voice to everyone today. While there's still no dedicated application for the iPhone, don't let that stop you. Here's how to use Google Voice with the iPhone 4.

Palo Alto Introduces Security For Cloud, Mobile Users

GlobalProtect applies firewall policies to users when they use PCs, mobile devices and in the cloud.

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Image Gallery: Yahoo's Hadoop Implementation

Designed for cloud computing, the Hadoop data management system handles petabytes of data at a time, pairing Google's MapReduce with a distributed file management system for use on large clusters.   View Now


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Featured BloggerAT&T To Charge For Non-AT&T Bandwidth

By Ed Hansberry

Unlimited data plans are quickly going away and AT&T is leading the pack. For those that have a femtocell because AT&T coverage in your house is spotty, the bandwidth you use on that may also count against your monthly data allotment.


The Cache Value of SSD

By George Crump

When I speak with IT Managers about Solid State Disk (SSD) one of the most common questions is how and where should it be implemented? There are many options but an extremely simple risk free way to get started is using SSD as a large cache in front of a disk array.

Direct Deposit Means Green for SMBs

By Lamont Wood

Using direct deposit rather than writing paper payroll checks can save money, but most SMBs don't do it. Creates Some Industry Chatter

By Paul Korzeniowski

Traditional boundaries among software companies are falling to the wayside with the movement to social networking systems. has become the latest vendor trying to craft a business version of Facebook.

Secure Web Surfing With HTTPS Everywhere

By Jim Rapoza

HTTPS Everywhere is a new Firefox extension that tries to make surfing the Web a little bit safer by ensuring that a secure connection is the default on many popular websites.

Printers, Copiers And Other Unexpected Vulnerabilities

By Keith Ferrell

When's the last time you updated and patched your printer's firmware -- if you ever have. Yet networked printers, copiers and other common workplace devices, including UPS backups and security cameras, can contain vulnerabilities that can put your business at risk.


10 Database Activities You Should Monitor to Prevent Data Breaches

Attend this live webcast featuring Gartner Research Director, Jeffrey Wheatman, as he discusses key findings from "Ten Database Activities Enterprises Need to Monitor," a newly-released Gartner Report, which details the latest security threats, reveals best practices for securing sensitive data and explains how to evaluate database activity monitoring (DAM) and fraud detection technologies.

It happens Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8:00 am PT / 11:00 pm ET

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The Battle For Mobile Supremacy

While it won't be long before billions of smartphones and tablets are in buyers' hands, PC history tells us that, of the dozen or so mobile platforms currently in play, not all can survive. It's clear that the warchests are opening up to win the battle for global mobile supremacy.
But who will reign supreme?

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This year's event will be hosted at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, July 24-29, and offer over 50 multiday training sessions and seven tracks of topical briefings presentations provided by the most respected security experts in the world.

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SMBs And Security

It doesn't pay for small and midsize businesses to protect against security threats faced by only the largest companies. Here's how to focus your efforts on the right threats. Download our all-digital supplement.

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