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TOP STORY: IBM In Deal To Acquire Netezza For $1.7 Billion

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ANALYTIC REPORT: Business Value of Reservationless Storage

WHITEPAPER: Thin Provisioning Explained

SLIDESHOW: 19 Gadgets That Changed The World

VIDEO: The New Economics of IT in a Virtualized World

BLOG: Google Doubles Down On Security

WEBCAST: When "Free" Isn't Always Affordable

RESOURCES: Please Take Our 2010 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Survey

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010


"Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present." --Rudy Giuliani



IBM In Deal To Acquire Netezza For $1.7 Billion

Buyout of BI appliance pioneer would put Big Blue on a more even footing with Oracle and Teradata, but don't rule out a bidding war.


Global CIO: Will Larry Ellison Launch Bidding War With IBM For Netezza?

8 Big Data Deployments In Detail

Global CIO: IBM's Blazing New Mainframe Wins Raves From Citigroup


Hurd Takes Oracle OpenWorld Stage To Highlight Products

In his first public appearance at Oracle, new co-president Mark Hurd steps out at OpenWorld as a champion of Oracle products and product direction.

Global CIO: Oracle Launches 'Cloud In A Box' And New Cloud Business

Larry Ellison debuts the Exalogic Elastic Cloud middleware machine and says it runs everything from legacy apps to modern Java releases.

HP CEO Search Focusing On Internal Candidates

David Donatelli, Ann Livermore, Vyomesh Joshi and Todd Bradley are among the current HP executives reported to be in the running to take the helm.

Google Apps Adds Two-Step Verification

Enhanced security is now available to Google Apps enterprise customers via their mobile phones.

Apple Approves Two Google Voice Apps For iPhone

Apple has given the green light to two third-party applications that let iPhone users interact directly with their Google Voice accounts.

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For years, market leaders IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle have delivered
stability and a steady flow of new capabilities in exchange for hefty
license fees. But new database options, as well as concerns about
licensing and security, could shake the status quo.

Get all the details from our State of Database Technology Survey,
exclusively in our September 20th Digital issue.

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Tech Execs, Feds To Convene On Cloud Computing

Vivek Kundra, Aneesh Chopra and other government officials will meet with members of the Business Software Alliance in an effort to optimize federal cloud deployments.

iPad 2 May Include Cameras, 7-Inch Screen

Speculation mounts over Apple's plans for the next version of its hot-selling tablet computer.

Halo Reach Hit With Disc Errors

Microsoft says it's received a small number of complaints from users playing on certain versions of the Xbox 360 console.



Business Value of Reservationless Storage

Is your IT group grappling with the cost and complexity of storing data? If you're looking to achieve greater efficiency, consider reservationless storage services, which improves utilization rates while cutting operational expenses. This ESG paper discusses new technologies that enable just-in-time storage provisioning.

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Featured Report

InformationWeek 500 2010

This year's InformationWeek 500 companies are refocusing their IT efforts on innovation and growth, often after deep cuts during the downturn. Find all charts and stats on the top 500 IT organizations in the nation.

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Thin Provisioning Explained

Exploding volumes of data that organizations need to manage are placing pressure on IT groups faced with budget constraints. Thin provisioning centralizes management and automates processes across a multi-node SAN to provide storage capacity for applications at the exact moment they need it.
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Research: 2010 State of Storage

In this report, we examine the winners and losers and share our recommendations for the top technology and process improvements enterprises should consider in the coming year.
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19 Gadgets That Changed The World

Every so often, a device comes along that changes the way we live our daily lives and things are never the same again. With today's digital technology, such devices may come more frequently than in the past, but our list revolutionary gadgets extends back two centuries.   View Now


IT Hall Of Shame, Part 2

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Beta Revealed


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The New Economics of IT in a Virtualized World

Peter Hinssen, Managing Director, Across Group, describes how IT is evolving in the "New Normal" world of virtualization.   Watch


New Role of IT

Interacting with ASIMO




Featured BloggerGoogle Doubles Down On Security

By Jim Rapoza

While Google Apps has proven to be an attractive option for many small businesses and start-ups, many other businesses (especially those with higher security requirements) have shied away from the service. But a new security feature may address these issues, and in the end make Google's services more secure for all users.


HP Adds New SMB Laser Printers

By Lamont Wood

HP's latest series of laser printers offer compact designs, power efficiency, and remote printing options.

Larry Ellison Rips Red Hat Linux, But Stays Committed

By Bob Evans

Oracle has introduced its own alternative kernel to Red Hat Linux because, Larry Ellison says, Red Hat has continually dragged its feet on fixing bugs and making enhancements to its productsometimes for as long as four years. But Ellison also reiterated Oracle's commitment to supporting Red Hat Linux "forever."

Traditional Vs. Investment Based Budgeting

By Dean Meyer

While most budget processes succeed at setting spending limits, they do little to assure the proper allocation of resources. Involving departments in budget planning can allow for more accurate resourcing when planning the costs of products and services.

Oracle's Mark Hurd Discloses His New Priorities

By Bob Evans

Since his sudden ouster as Hewlett-Packard CEO and then his re-emergence one month later as president of Oracle, Mark Hurd has generally kept a low profile and not much has been said about his specific responsibilities. But in a low-key comment during last week's earnings call, Hurd revealed what he'll be focusing upon at Oracle.


When "Free" Isn't Always Affordable

Comparing Proprietary Business Rule Software with Open Source Alternatives Get the facts on open source. This webcast examines a recent comparative study between the WebSphere ILOG JRules business rule management system (BRMS) and JBoss Drools, an open source business rule management product.

It happens Wednesday, September 29, 2010 -- 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

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Please Take Our 2010 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Survey

This fall, the leaders of the public and private sectors will convene at Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C., to discuss government's critical challenges. Request an invitation to join this unparalleled group of influencers and help shape the future of health care delivery, cybersecurity, financial regulation, and education.

Survey ends Sept. 24

Virtual Event: Navigating The Boardroom -- The Growth Imperative

At the award-winning InformationWeek 500 Virtual Event, you'll have an opportunity to experience highlights from the live conference and exclusive content presented in a unique virtual environment that allows you to personally connect with C-level executives from leading global companies.

Speakers will discuss how they're delivering on the most critical business priorities of the day and meeting The Growth Imperative.

It happens Sept. 29

Don't Miss Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara

See the latest collaboration tools and technologies at Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara's comprehensive conference and expo. Gain thought leadership -- from strategy to execution and performance monitoring -- to bring the power of collaboration to your organization, accelerate information flow, drive revenue, and increase productivity.

It takes place Nov. 8-11, 2010, in Santa Clara, Calif.

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