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TOP STORY: HP Revaluating PCs Affected By Intel Chip Flaw

MORE NEWS: SMBs Bought 120 Million PCs In 2010

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WHITEPAPER: Fundamentally Altering the Economics of Shared Storage

SLIDESHOW: Real Time Conversation With Google Translate

VIDEO: 02.01.11 The Future Lies In "Technology Commons"

BLOG: Application Vendors Still Not Securing Your Data

WEBCAST: How to Grow your Business in a Market of Continual Change

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HP Revaluating PCs Affected By Intel Chip Flaw

The design flaw in Intel's Sandy Bridge chipset has prompted HP to offer customers refunds or replacement PCs for affected models and to review its product launch schedule.


Dell Offers Refunds On Intel Sandy Bridge PCs

Intel Sandy Bridge Recall Expected To Delay PCs

Intel Discloses Flaw In Sandy Bridge Chipset


SMBs Bought 120 Million PCs In 2010

Double-digit growth of global PC sales to smaller firms fueled by emerging regions, according to Techaisle research, while U.S. and other mature markets saw relatively modest growth due to recession hangover.

Global CIO: In Google-Microsoft Catfight, Insults Are For Losers

The hissy-fit about copying search results means absolutely nothing in the real world of customers who couldn't possibly care less.

Global CIO: Sam Palmisano And Larry Ellison Deserve Their Big Paydays

The anti-capitalism community will howl, but the CEOs of IBM and Oracle deserve every penny of their big comp deals. Sorry, howlers, but the numbers tell the story.

Microsoft Challenges Google To Offer Patent Indemnification

If Google is so sure that the WebM video codec is safe, it should guarantee legal protection against patent claims, Microsoft argues.

Sage Updates Accpac ERP For SMBs

Venerable financial and operations app adds Web, mobile and business intelligence options. Can it compete despite the software-as-a-service buzz?

Why Nokia Needs To Go It Alone

Nokia's smartphone troubles have prompted calls for it to use Google's Android or Microsoft's Windows Phone platform instead of its own Symbian platform. That's a bad idea. Here's why.

HHS Launches Health Information Exchange Pilots

Minnesota and Rhode Island are the first states to send encrypted patient data over the Internet using Direct Project standards.

OpenStack 'Bexar' Release Adds Cross-Hypervisor Support

The open source cloud project is adding ease-of-use features, support for Hyper-V, and "getting started" documentation.

Government Staffers To Get Apple iPads

The Department of the Interior will purchase a small number of the tablets in an effort to enhance worker productivity.

OpenText To Acquire BPM Provider Metastorm

Demand for its enterprise content management software drove a 57% gain in OpenText's second-quarter earnings, enabling the $182 million purchase of the business process management firm.

Egypt Takes $90 Million Hit From Internet Blackout

The country is back online, but the government's shutdown of mass communications will likely have long-term economic repercussions, warns Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Hearsay Launches Social Media Management For Branch Offices

Platform helps corporations maintain control over brand, compliance when local representatives use Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to support customer relationships.

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State Of Enterprise Storage Report

Budgets may be stagnant, but the recession has not put a damper the growth of enterprise data and related storage requirements. Too bad, then, that our infrastructures aren't keeping pace, according to our survey respondents. In this report we'll analyze poll results and discuss top technologies that can help storage managers do more with less.

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Fundamentally Altering the Economics of Shared Storage

Despite the benefits consolidated storage offers - reliability, availability and simplified management - it has been complicated and expensive to implement. Learn how intelligent automation can take the guesswork out of configuration, scaling and management.
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Small Business Unified Communications for Dummies

Unified communications (UC) unites video, voice and data so that mobile workers can reach each other easily. Check out this "Dummies" book to learn how UC simplifies communications, enabling employees to be as productive and responsive as possible.
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Real Time Conversation With Google Translate

Google Translate for Android smartphones makes it possible to carry out a person-to-person conversation and have the Android device translate and speak each piece of the conversation on the fly. In tests, the Conversation Mode proved to be surprisingly effective, especially when the English speaker and the Spanish speaker were using their native tongues.   View Now


12 Advances In Medical Robotics

Top Features Absent From Windows 7


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02.01.11 The Future Lies In "Technology Commons"

Howard Rubin, founder of advisory firm Rubin Worldwide, tells editorial director Greg MacSweeney that the future of banks is in "'Technology Commons," which provides them with an opportunity to utilize their IT investments more cost-effectively.   Watch


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Using Intel TBB parallel_for to Parallelize Serial Code




Featured BloggerApplication Vendors Still Not Securing Your Data

By Ed Hansberry

You don't expect top notch security from an app who's sole purpose is to mimic dozens of variations of human flatulence, but when it comes to banking, email, personal finance and ecommerce, your expectations are a bit higher. Some vendors are taking this seriously and making progress. Others, not so much.


Marketing Advice For MSPs

By Michele Pepe-Warren

In a recent presentation, marketing coach and guru Robin Robins told an interesting story. It's about a social experiment conducted by the Washington Post a few years ago.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb's Weakness: No Media Support

By Eric Zeman

Google today detailed Android 3.0 Honeycomb for tablet devices. While the platform has some nice feature, it is what Google didn't announce that's more important.

10GbE Storage And The SME

By George Crump

Most of the server vendors have announced that before the end of 2011 they will be providing servers with 10GbE built into the motherboard. This LAN on motherboard (LOM) approach is something that storage vendors, maybe more so than networking vendors, need to be paying attention to as it will provide high performance storage access to the masses.

Wireless Security: Good News, Bad News

By Paul Korzeniowski

Individuals seem to understand the potential problems that could arise if their wireless connections are compromised; however, many still are not taking all the steps necessary to secure their information, according to a survey conducted for the Wi-Fi Alliance.


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