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TOP STORY: IBM, Dell CEOs Present $1 Trillion IT Savings Plan To Feds

MORE NEWS: Windows Phone 7 Will Flounder, Gartner Predicts

ANALYTIC REPORT: Server Technology Hits Crossroads

WHITEPAPER: Defining Data Center Efficiency: Simplifying Through Virtualization

SLIDESHOW: Cisco Umi Takes Telepresence To The Home

VIDEO: Apps On The Street: TradeKing Trades On The BlackBerry

BLOG: Who's Driving Your Security Bus?

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IBM, Dell CEOs Present $1 Trillion IT Savings Plan To Feds


Sam Palmisano and Michael Dell believe the federal government's tech infrastructure is wasteful and inefficient.

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Windows Phone 7 Will Flounder, Gartner Predicts

Microsoft's new mobile OS will only provide a slight, temporarily boost to the company's meager mobile OS market share, according to research firm.

Innovation Mandate: Is China Poised For Global Lead?

China will pass the U.S. and Japan next year as the world leader in patent filings, according to a new report, which cites other innovation advances at the world's largest country and second largest economy.

Cisco Announces Umi Home Telepresence Service

The $599 video conferencing system, which includes a video camera and a device to connect to a HD TV, will compete with low-cost, video-conferencing leader Skype in the consumer market.

T-Mobile Extends Wi-Fi Calling To Android Smartphones


Motorola Defy and T-Mobile myTouch users will be able to make voice calls and send texts from accessible 802.11 b/g/n access points.

Apple TV Teardown Reveals $64 Manufacturing Cost


The redesigned media-streaming device has the same internal design and components as the iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch.

Verizon Wireless Names 38 LTE Launch Cities


Verizon Wireless today said that its Long Term Evolution network will blanket 110 million people across 38 major markets and 60 airports by the end of the year.

Cisco Boosts Borderless Network Architecture, Security


Debuts high-performance switching, routing security, and wireless networking appliances, as well as an entry-level 802.11n wireless access point.

Android Takes Smartphone Lead From BlackBerry, iPhone


Google Android became the most popular smartphone OS in the U.S. in August, moving ahead of Apple's iOS and Research In Motion's BlackBerry OS, according to Nielsen.

Motorola Hits Apple With Patent Suit

Motorola has fired the latest salvo in the battle over mobile patents, alleging now that Apple is infringing on 18 different Motorola patents.



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Defining Data Center Efficiency: Simplifying Through Virtualization


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How Archiving Reduces the Cost and Complexity of 'Reactive' eDiscovery


Most companies don't realize that an archive delivers measurable value when an electronic discovery request involves data that's distributed across the organization. This whitepaper from ESG shows describes the benefits an archive can provide in the initial phases of the electronic discovery process.
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Cisco Umi Takes Telepresence To The Home

Cisco has spent the past four years pounding "telepresence" into the brains of business and IT professionals, and now it has introduced Umi, a full telepresence solution for the home. From Umi, you can have video chats with other Umi users (or, it supports Google Video chat), leave video messages and upload video to share with your Umi contacts.   View Now

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Apps On The Street: TradeKing Trades On The BlackBerry

In the first part of our Apps On The Street series, TradeKing's Mike Massey shows us how to trade on the broker's new mobile BlackBerry app and tells us what type of content investors are increasingly looking for "on the go."   Watch

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It's Personal: Sleep Coaching - Episode 104

Part 2: Don't Dread Threads

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Featured BloggerWho's Driving Your Security Bus?


By Michele Pepe-Warren

When did vendors begin setting our security priorities? I asked myself this question recently while at dinner with three friends representing two security vendors. This was a personal event, not business, and as is often the case, I was the only person from the enterprise side of the industry. You can imagine the conversation.

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IBM Enhances LotusLive Collaboration Suite


By Michele Pepe-Warren

IBM has beefed up its cloud-based collaboration offering, LotusLive, with new social networking and e-mail capabilities, and introduced new "value pricing" options that may make the suite more appealing to small businesses with budget constraints. Also, the vendor unveiled two new integrations with third-party providers.

Citrix Adds HD To Its Web Conferencing Services

By Paul Korzeniowski


High resolution video has been making its way from the enterprise down to the small and medium business market sector. As evidence of this shift, Citrix announced HDFaces, which works with its GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToTraining Web conferencing services.

Should Employee-Owned Devices Be Considered SMB Endpoints?

By Keith Ferrell


Any device that contains company information is an endpoint, right? So how do you protect your data on the personal devices in your employees' pockets, cars and homes?

Which SSD Integration Method Is Best

By George Crump


As we continue our series on determining the best solid state storage system makes the most sense for your environment, another area to discuss is what integration method is best. In other words once the solid state storage is installed how will you get data to it and from it?

HDS" Victoria: One Storage Queen To Rule Them All!

By Elias Khnaser


Last month, Hitachi Data Systems unveiled the much-anticipated refresh of its USP-V enterprise storage platform. The new product, internally codenamed Victoria and officially named the Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), is packed with features and seems to me well worth the wait. The same day HDS made the VSP announcement, HP also announced the release of its P9500, which it OEMs from Hitachi; HP rebrands the VSP and uses its own management software.


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