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How SAP Can Beat Oracle; First iPad Reviews

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TOP STORY: 10 Ways SAP Can Beat Oracle

MORE NEWS: iPad Reviews In: It's (Mostly) Awesome

ANALYTIC REPORT: Cisco Cements Next-Gen Strategy

WHITEPAPER: Comprehensive Application Security Solution Revealed

BLOG: Breaking The Capacity Addiction

WEBCAST: A New Way of Working: Insights from Global Leaders

RESOURCES: Does Your Org Have The Chops To Be Part of the IW 500?

InformationWeek Daily

 Friday, April 2, 2010 


"The greatest danger to our future is apathy."
-- Jane Goodall 


Global CIO: Larry Ellison's Nightmare: 10 Ways SAP Can Beat Oracle

Ellison bluntly predicted Oracle will blow past SAP in enterprise apps, but here are 10 steps SAP should take to reassert its preeminence.


Global CIO: Oracle's Ellison Declares War On IBM, SAP

Global CIO: '10 Things SAP Chiefs Should Focus On

Global CIO: In Oracle Vs. SAP, IBM Could Tip Balance


iPad Reviews In: It's (Mostly) Awesome

Critics say Apple's newest gadget is cool and versatile, but is no laptop replacement.

Full Nelson: iPad Speaks On Verizon, Ship Date, Sandra Bullock

Apple's iPad, due April 3 spoke with Full Nelson a couple weeks ago, and granted one last interview before it got set to ship.

Process Management Tools For Nursing Lacking

Survey finds nurses lack supply chain and logistics technology that could help them better manage patients.

FBI System Modernization Faulted

Delays and cost overruns on the FBI's $451 million Sentinel case management system have drawn fire from an inspector general and the Senate.

Intel, Nokia Open MeeGo To Developers

Open source developers now have access to the fledgling mobile operating system's source code.

Wolfram Alpha Drops App Price 96%

The company is also introducing a new mobile site in a bid to boost the breadth of its appeal.

Global CIO: After Oracle Windfall, He's On A New Mission

Hyperion's former chairman and CEO pours himself into evangelizing business performance management. Does the world need another three-letter acronym?

IBM Power7 Servers Get 'Energy Star' Nod

Big Blue's new RISC systems meet government standards for power consumption and thermal output.

Engine Yard Supports JRuby For Java Apps

The San Francisco supplier of services for running Ruby applications in the cloud now supports JRuby used with Java applications.



Cisco Cements Next-Gen Strategy

Cisco is positioning itself for the dynamic network of the future with its new high-capacity CRS-3 router and Borderless Networks strategy.

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2010 IT Salary Survey

Stagnant pay is easy to spot in our U.S. IT Salary Survey. But pay attention to the consequences: employees worried about their jobs, craving recognition, and preparing to leave if opportunity knocks. Check out the full, in-depth report.

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Comprehensive Application Security Solution Revealed

Continuous application availability begins with a comprehensive application protection solution. Understand how the comprehensive security features of Citrix NetScaler protect against DoS/DDoS, deliver intrusion filtering capabilities for application-level protection, and provide complete, hardware-based encryption to offload CPU-intensive cryptographic functions from the servers.
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Breaking The Capacity Addiction

By George Crump

One of the complaints I hear about the new Apple iPad is that it does not have enough storage capacity, with high end units only offering 64GBs of storage. As a storage guy from the 5MB hard drive days, this reaction sometimes makes me shake my head in dismay.


Google Leads In Laughs

By Thomas Claburn

Google has something that too many other organizations don't seem to value: A sense of humor.

iPad Apps Store Goes Live In iTunes

By Eric Zeman

Even though the iPad isn't yet available to most people, Apple has launched the official list of iPad-optimized applications in the iTunes Apps Store.

Verizon Practically Giving Away Palm Phones For Free

By Eric Zeman

Today Verizon Wireless rolled out a new promotion for Palm's lineup of webOS devices, the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus. Verizon has discounted the Pre Plus from $150 to just $50, and the Pixi Plus from $50 to $30 -- and that doesn't include the buy-one-get-one free offer. Fire sale?

Early iPad Reviews Paint Positive Picture

By Eric Zeman

The usual, Apple-picked suspects have reviewed Apple's iPad, due on April 3. All of the reviews are generally positive, and offer only mild criticism of Apple's latest new gadget.


A New Way of Working: Insights from Global Leaders

What can nearly 300 senior executives teach you about the work practices that separate outperforming organizations from their peers? Join us for this webcast where we discuss this study -- packed with facts from the front lines of innovation and rich evidence pointing to the emergence of a smarter way of working built on greater agility among people and the processes that guide their work.

It happens Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 8:00 AM PT /11:00 AM ET

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Does Your Org Have The Chops To Be Part of the IW 500?

Nominate your company for the 2010 InformationWeek 500 -- our 22nd annual
ranking of the nation's very best business technology innovators.
Organizations with $250 million or more in revenue may apply now.

Deadline is April 30

VIDEO: Why America's Culture of Innovation Is Being Met With Global Resistance

At the recent Cloud Connect conference, Accenture managing director for tech strategy Dan Elron explains how America's tradition of tech innovation can actually make it more difficult for the US-based tech sector to succeed on the global stage.

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2010 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators

For the past 21 years, InformationWeek has honored the country's most
technologically innovative companies with its prestigious InformationWeek
500 ranking. Now in its second year, InformationWeek's 2010 Government IT
Innovators program will shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative
government IT organizations -- at the federal, state, and local levels.
Nominate your agency by submitting an essay on your most innovative IT
initiative completed within the past 12 months.

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30, 2010.

Event: Application Modernization in an Agile Environment

Join us for an interactive discussion with HP executives, partners and customers on application modernization trends. You'll hear about the challenges and opportunities other organizations are experiencing and get a better understanding of how business success depends on Agile delivery -- not just Agile development.

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