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HP CEO Resigns; IBM, Sunoco In 'Secret' Outsourcing Pact

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TOP STORY: IBM, Sunoco In 'Secret' Outsourcing Pact

MORE NEWS: HP CEO Mark Hurd Resigns

ANALYTIC REPORT: Oracle On The March

WHITEPAPER: Business Architecture: From Value Proposition to Business Transformation

SLIDESHOW: Slideshow: 12 CIOs' 'Career Killer' Pet Peeves

VIDEO: Startup Countdown: One Minute With shopkick

BLOG: Cybercrime Growth Accelerating

WEBCAST: Maximize Database Availability and Performance

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IBM, Sunoco In 'Secret' Outsourcing Pact

Big Blue will take on back office and tech operations for the oil company, but neither party is talking openly about the arrangement.


IBM, Aetna Intro Cloud Healthcare Decision Support

U.S. To Train 3,000 Offshore IT Workers

North Carolina To Privatize IT Operations


HP CEO Mark Hurd Resigns

Following an internal investigation of a sexual harassment claim, the HP exec resigned after violations of the company's standards of business conduct were discovered.

Symbian: Hey Google, We're Selling 300,000 Per Day

Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently announced that the company is activating 200,000 Android handsets per day. Not to be outdone, Symbian shared some numbers of its own.

PayPal For Android Adds 'Bump Technology'

Continuing its expansion into mobile payments, PayPal's updated Android app allows users to send money between phones by tapping them together and includes other features available in the PayPay iPhone app.

'Genius' And Previews Added To Apple App Store

Apple has tweaked the App Store a bit and added a couple of new features for the iPhone and iPad.

Cablevision To Offer TV For iPads, PCs, Smartphones

Any Internet-enabled device in homes served by Cablevision Systems will be able to access the cable firm's video services.

SAP Court Move Could Limit Oracle Evidence

By accepting liability, SAP seeks to focus a case that Oracle says leads straight to rival's boardroom.

Future Systems Releases Casper 6.0 Tech Edition

The hard disk upgrade and disk backup utility adds support for Windows 7, SSDs, LDS drives, USB boot capability, and performance gains to backup and migrate drives faster.

HD PVR Market Predicted To Grow 61%

Revenues from high-definition personal video recorders are projected to rise dramatically by 2014, while standard definition set top box revenue plummets, according to research firm In-Stat.

Service Providers Planning WiMax Mobility Services

90% expect to offer VoIP over WiMAX and 64% plan to use the wireless technology for mobility-based services by 2012 according to Infonetics Research.

SonicWall Names Top 2010 Cybercrime Threats

Web-based attacks and threats to corporate cloud computing spiked spiked dramatically in the first half of 2010 according to a report from the firewall vendor.



Oracle On The March

Acquiring Sun wasn't enough for Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who's now driving the company to overtake SAP and IBM and pushing the virtues of a complete Oracle IT stack. Are Ellison's tactics brave or bravado? Who's really leading the Big Data era? We investigate Oracle's next giant steps.

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10 Steps To Ace A FISMA Audit

In the wake of well-publicized cyberattacks and a move by NIST to beef up FISMA, we can't blame agencies and contractors for being wary of inspections. But trust us: Forewarned is forearmed. The best way to sail through is to know what auditors will be looking for.

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Business Architecture: From Value Proposition to Business Transformation

Learn how performance advancements in virtualization technology are benefiting development, testing, and deployment activities in Microsoft, Oracle and SAP environments.
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Business Analytics: Optimizing Your Operations

By leveraging the latest business analytics technology, companies can get the most out of their information assets to make more informed decisions and then take action faster to optimize the business to better serve their customers, enhance processes and expand the business.
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Slideshow: 12 CIOs' 'Career Killer' Pet Peeves

Don't derail your career by making these missteps with your boss. Get the inside scoop on what not to say in these excerpts from our CIO Profiles.   View Now


Slideshow: RFID In Healthcare

Slideshow: Cloud Security Pros And Cons


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Startup Countdown: One Minute With shopkick

Shopkick provides a system for retailers to send offers to customers as soon as they walk into the store.   Watch


08.04.10 Bigger Isn't Always Better





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Cybercrime Growth Accelerating

By Keith Ferrell

SonicWall's mid-year threat report indicates across-the-board growth in cybercrime trends with Web- and cloud-based attacks looming dangerously large and growing larger fast.


Does Every Data Center Need Storage?

By George Crump

As a business grows it reaches a size where it needs servers for certain functions; an email server, an application server for business financials and maybe a collaboration server to track and maintain documents. Many of these businesses will look to shared storage to host the data that these systems need. Larger businesses will have branch offices that need local application processing of similar applications and may assume the need for some form of local storage. Do these situations call for local storage?

Report Spells Out Benefits, Drawbacks Of Social Media

By Michele Pepe-Warren

Osterman Research has released a white paper about social media -- an overview of its benefits and some suggestions on how to avoid its pitfalls.

LaCie Rolls Out SMB Servers

By Jake Widman

Two new variations on the LaCie 5big storage configuration rely on Windows server software to provide file sharing or network backup for multiple computers, including Macs.

Cloudera Gives Hadoop A User Interface, Deployment Tools

By Charles Babcock

Hadoop, the system that takes advantage of a large cluster for sorting masses of data, looks like a rapidly evolving piece of cloud software. Cloudera, the company that includes original Hadoop author, Doug Cutting, issued a Hadoop front end and deployment system to make it easier to use recently.


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Tapping Into Commercial Clouds: An Executive Roundtable

Where do commercial cloud services fit into agency IT planning? Which cloud models, and which types of cloud applications, are of greatest interest? Join your federal government peers at this executive roundtable to explore both the opportunities and challenges that public clouds present to government agencies.

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