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Between The Lines Columnist Windows 8 Gets Last-Minute Touch Up
By Paul McDougall
Battery life, video playback, and app performance improve in new update, the first to arrive through Microsoft's streamlined patch process.

Acer's $500 Windows 8 Tablet: Real iPad Rival
Windows 7 Malware Infection Rates Soar

AMD 'Hondo' Windows 8 Tablet Chips: Tough Odds
AMD's Z-60 APU offers impressive graphics capabilities, but that may not be enough for the chipmaker to compete with Intel and ARM, let alone Apple, in the tablet market.

Memo To Oracle, SAP: Listen To P&G's Language
Oracle and SAP keep fighting a war of words over whose technology is bigger and better. They could learn a lot from Procter & Gamble CIO Filippo Passerini's big data work.

10 Great Social Features For Microsoft SharePoint 2013
Social computing will play a big role in Microsoft's upcoming collaboration platform.

BlackBerry 10 Launch: Is March Too Late?
RIM's next-generation smartphone platform may arrive even later than hoped, dimming the BlackBerry maker's chances for a turnaround.

Payroll Giant ADP Flexes HR Apps Muscle
Human capital management software competition just keep heating up, as ADP jumps in with cloud-based tools for midsize companies.

Calxeda Gets $55 Million To Fight Intel Servers
Austin, Texas, startup wins more venture capital backing to take on Intel's growing dominance of the data center. Calxeda's trump card: low power.

Microsoft Will Judge Your Company's Cloud Readiness
Microsoft's Cloud Security Readiness Tool surveys the state of compliance, security, and infrastructure in advance of a move to cloud services.

Fix The Fear Factor In Government Innovation
Fear of failure breeds failure. CIOs must help change this dynamic as private and public sector minds work together on unlocking government big data.

"Autumn wins you best by this, its mute Appeal to sympathy for its decay." ~ Robert Browning Hamilton


Microsoft Will Judge Your Company's Cloud Readiness
Fix The Fear Factor In Government Innovation
Research: 2012 IT Perception Survey
Cloud Harmony's Performance Cloud Benchmarking
Exclusive: Anatomy Of A Brokerage IT Meltdown
Exposing the Money Behind Malware
InformationWeek Future Cities Survey

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Posted By ImNOthere:
"I was willing to wait till Jan 2013. With this news I think I'm just going dump my Blackberry. Another 6 months then what -- Sept 2013... or bankruptcy."
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Posted By Don108:
Say IW, could you go back through your archives and tell us how many articles you've run announcing a product that is 'finally competition' for the iPad? I'm sure it's at least 30 or 40."
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  Digital Issue  
More than half of federal agencies are saving money with cloud computing, but security, compatibility, and skills present huge problems, according to our survey.

Also in the all-new digital issue of InformationWeek Government: President Obama's record on IT strategy is long on vision but short on results.

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Research: 2012 IT Perception Survey
According to our survey, only 43% of non-IT people consider their IT teams integral to the business, and 54% consider IT a support or maintenance organization, not an innovator. What's happened?
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Featured Report
IT Pro's Guide to iPhone 5 and iOS 6
Apple's latest smartphone ushers in a new hardware package paired with an updated OS. Here's what enterprise IT teams charged with supporting employee mobility need to know about Maps, security, Passport vs. NFC, networking and more.
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Cloud Harmony's Performance Cloud Benchmarking
In the cloud, performance matters. The report summarizes the results of the independent study of CPU, memory, storage, encryption and interpreted language performance between leading cloud service providers.
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Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software
Backup is among the oldest, most performed tasks in the data center, but enhancements and alternatives are becoming available. The industry is undergoing significant change as organizations embrace new technologies and show a propensity to augment or switch legacy vendors and backup techniques. Download this report to see where vendors are in the market.
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Exclusive: Anatomy Of A Brokerage IT Meltdown
Regulators last year issued the SEC's first-ever privacy fine against broker-dealer GunnAllen for failing to protect customer data. But former IT staffers say regulators didn’t seem to know half of this cautionary tale of outsourcing and oversight gone wrong.

Google Android Update To Add Rotating Home Screen
Most Android devices do not have auto-rotating home screens, but a software update Google just announced will add that feature to Nexus 7 tablet and other devices.

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.

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

Windows 7 Malware Infection Rates Soar
Microsoft reports malware infections grow more prevalent on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows XP SP3 machines, while plummeting on Windows Vista SP2.


7 E-Health Tools To Get Patients Engaged
Final Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules, now in effect, make patient engagement more important than ever. Here are some e-tools that you can use to draw in patients.   View Now

7 E-Health Tools To Get Patients Engaged
Apple After Steve Jobs: 10 Hits And Misses


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Procter & Gamble CIO Filippo Passerini: Thinking Big About Data
When considering how data analytics can change business decision-making, Procter & Gamble CIO Filippo Passerini is thinking big. His team has created a collaboration environment that combines data and video on wall-sized screens.   Watch

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The Most Interesting IT Guy In The World: Global Warming, Windows Vista, Vint Cerf



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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