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IBM Bans Siri | U.S. Tech Worker Shortage Looms?

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Between The Lines Columnist U.S. Tech Worker Shortage Looms, Study Warns
By Paul McDougall
Tech-industry backed group says U.S. is losing the global battle for tech talent to countries that welcome skilled workers with open arms. But not everyone is convinced of a talent shortage.

Senator Wants 55,000 Green Cards For Tech Grads
Skills Shortage? Quit Whining

IBM: Sorry, Siri. You're Not Welcome Here
IBM bans Apple's Siri voice assistant from its networks due to potential security risks.

CIOs: Know Thy Power Brokers
Our intrepid CIO, Stu Laura, reflects on where to find and cultivate the true power in an IT organization.

Microsoft Bloatware Cleaning Offer Treats You Like Dirt
For just $99, Microsoft will eliminate the junk added to its Windows 7 PCs by OEM manufacturers. Steve Jobs would have enjoyed this development.

VMware Buys Wanova: Watch Out, Citrix
VMware makes another move indicating it intends to catch up to Citrix in the desktop virtualization market. Wanova's technology brings VMware a number of advantages.

SAP Ariba Deal: Not All About Cloud
SAP bids for leading trading network, but look beyond the cloud hype in the $4.3 billion deal. Ariba competes with specialized supplier-management and trading firms, not

7 Lessons From Hack
LulzSec Reborn hacktivist group exploited the site's poor security checks on user-uploaded content, made away with easily cracked passwords.

"Computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago." -- Robert Moog


SAP Ariba Deal: Not All About Cloud
7 Lessons From Hack
Research: 2012 Consumerization of IT
Best Practices for Overcoming Cloud Security Risks
Military Transformers: 20 Innovative Defense Technologies
The Business Value of Data Quality
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Research: 2012 Consumerization of IT
IT is done fighting employees on consumerization: More than half of companies now consider themselves proactive or accepting of consumer-centric tech. Here's how to embrace consumerization on your own terms.
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Best Practices: 10 Steps to an IT Service Catalog
They promise faster service deployment, more flexibility for IT, chargeback capabilities and better resource/utility monitoring, so it's no wonder we've long been intrigued with the concept of a catalog listing IT services.
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Best Practices for Overcoming Cloud Security Risks
While many public clouds run entirely on virtualized infrastructure, achieving 100% virtualization in most enterprise environments may not be realistic or desirable, for a number of business and tactical reasons. Examples and best practices are covered in this white paper.
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Smarter Commerce for Consumer Electronics
A smarter approach to commerce starts with embracing empowered consumers and placing them at the center of your operations. While customer focus is not a new idea, truly making it happen on a smarter planet requires electronics manufacturers to discover, gather and act on insights generated through social commerce. Download this white paper to learn about the benefits of smarter commerce.
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Military Transformers: 20 Innovative Defense Technologies
Department of Defense technologies under development, from brainy microchips to battlefield transformer vehicles, promise to make the U.S. military more nimble. Here's a visual tour of 20 breakthrough ideas.

10 Wearable Devices To Keep Patients Healthy
Wearable devices equipped with sensors, Web connections, or both, help consumers and healthcare providers track health and fitness. Take a look at what's possible now.

Why Google's Nexus Plan Makes Sense
Google is preparing to revamp how "pure Android" smartphones are sold in a move that will surely appeal to diehard Android users.

Google Drive: 10 Alternatives To See
Dropbox, Box, iCloud, and now, Google Drive, have the most familiar names. But many alternative services satisfy a variety of storage, backup, and file-sharing needs.


7 Examples: Put Gamification To Work
An increasing number and variety of business applications are integrating game mechanics, or gamification, to improve user engagement, engage new customers, incent employees, build loyalty, and more.   View Now

9 Health IT Tools Patients Should Understand
Google Drive: 10 Alternatives To See


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Riverbed accelerates Google Apps, SalesForce, Microsoft 360
Riverbed shows how through its partnership with Akamai it can accelerate some of the leading SaaS applications.   Watch

Huawei Continues To Take On Cisco In The Enterprise With CloudEngine
Scalado Re-Imagines What Smartphone Cameras Can Do



The Business Value of Data Quality
While the business value of data warehouses and data analytics is generally understood, what is often less obvious is the business value of maintaining high quality data that these solutions rely upon. Using real world examples, Philip Howard of Bloor Research will lay out in pragmatic, business terms the value of automated data quality systems. It happens Thursday, May 31, 2012. More Information & Registration

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