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VIDEO: Part 3: A Gentle Introduction to Parallel Programming

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RESOURCES: The Battle For Mobile Supremacy

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010


"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." -- Conrad Hilton



IBM Makes Firefox Default Browser

Employees not using the browser will be "strongly encouraged" to use Firefox on Linux, Mac and Windows laptops and desktops.


Mozilla Proposes Search-Based Extension Distribution

IBM Empowers Smarter Cities

Chrome 5 Continues The Rise Of The Google Browser


Google, Microsoft Pitch Cloud Computing To Feds

Security is better in the cloud, Google maintains, but others aren't so certain about that.

Cell Phones Still Driving Us To Distraction

Nearly 40% of Americans claim they've been hit or almost hit by some one driving while distracted by their cell phone. That means too many people aren't getting the message.

GPS Use Projected To Top 370 Million Worldwide

Traffic information is the most in-demand mobile navigation feature according to ABI Research, which predicts a more than six fold increase in GPS users by 2015.

Slideshow: Note Taker HD Puts The "Pad" in iPad

Note Taker HD, from Visicalc founder and productivity software entrepreneur Dan Bricklin is a work of art. This is how you should take notes on an tablet. It takes getting used to, but it is ideal for many tasks.

Nokia Vows To Regain Mobile Leadership

Nokia's new Mobile Solutions chief Anssi Vanjoki posted an impassioned letter saying that Nokia will once again rule the mobile world with an iron fist. I have my doubts.

Verizon Launching Brew Mobile App Catalog

Developers will be able to market applications for carrier's 3G multimedia and simple feature phones.

Shuttle's Final Countdown Pushed Back

The program gets a slight reprieve as last mission is delayed until early 2011. Adds Mobile Apps

The federal government looks to engage citizens in new ways with an enhanced site including Microsoft Bing-powered search.



More than a dozen of Uncle Sam's CIOs and CTOs shared their strategies on IT security, project performance, delivering new services, and other priorities at the InformationWeek Government IT Leadership Forum.

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Federal CIO Strategies

From NASA to the CIA, CIOs are coming up with innovative approaches to long-standing challenges. Download the latest all-digital issue of InformationWeek Government for that story and more, including: How the FBI is handling an open, more secure strategy; a profile of HUD's silo buster, Jerry Williams; and InformationWeek editor in chief Rob Preston on fiscal discipline in the public sector. (Free registration required.)

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Featured Report

Chief Of The Year: Federal CIO Vivek Kundra

Kundra is driving change in the U.S. government's far-reaching IT operations. His priorities include exposing government data sets, cloud computing, IT project management, cybersecurity, and engaging the public over the Web. Here's his plan for executing on those goals and the many challenges ahead.

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Responsive Process Management Enables Greater Efficiencies

This whitepaper will demonstrate how Progress Software can empower your company to respond to changing conditions and business events as they occur, enabling business leaders to capitalize on commercial opportunities, drive greater efficiencies in their organizations, and reduce risk.
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Real World Disaster Recovery

In preparation for disasters, it's critical to have a backup site that can be used if your primary location goes down. Does your business have the right procedures and equipment to recover after a disaster? Get answers.
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Image Gallery: 11 Leading Data Warehousing Appliances
Enterprises are abandoning conventional warehouse development approaches in favor of prepackaged apps and hardware configurations combining database management systems, processing power, storage, and connectivity. Here are the leaders.   View Now


Analytics Gallery: 2010 Data Center Operational Trends Report


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Part 3: A Gentle Introduction to Parallel Programming

Part 3: A Gentle Introduction to Parallel Programming   Watch


The Path to Personalized Healthcare

Smarter Health Plans





Now in its 19th year, the InformationWeek 500 Conference is our annual gathering of more than 250 of the top CIOs and IT executives in the industry -- really across every industry, from retail to manufacturing to government to financial services to healthcare, and more. They will meet September 12-15, 2010, for two and a half days of inspiring sessions, innovative strategies, stimulating dialogue, and unrivaled networking opportunities.

This year our theme is Navigating the Boardroom: The Growth Imperative. At this time, we're pleased to announce two speakers who promise to stir some controversy and generate some creative thinking: Nicholas Carr and Peter Hinssen.

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Featured BloggerThe Costs Of Finite Data Retention

By George Crump

In closing out our series about keeping data forever we will examine the financial aspects of keeping data forever. What can be done to curtail costs and how does it compare to the more traditional finite data retention model? In this entry we will look at the costs of a finite data retention policy.


Deciding On A Smartphone?

By Ed Hansberry

There are a ton of capable smartphones on the market today but figuring out which one to get can be a daunting task given the myriad of hardware configurations on various carriers. There is a chart though that may help you make your decision.

Affordable SMB Productivity Tools, Part 2

By Daniel Dern

Phones, headsets, mobile apps, power meters and more were all on display at recent New York City events, offering SMBs and consumers alike affordable ways to increase productivity (and enjoyment).

The Kraken Botnet Returns

By George Hulme

The return of the Kraken botnet from its reported death in 2009 shows just how difficult squashing the botnet threat really is.

Affordable SMB Productivity Tools

By Daniel Dern

At two events in New York City, 140+ vendors showed off new productivity-enhancing headsets, printers, webcams and more, that fit SMB and consumer budgets (Part 1 of 2).


Grid Consolidation on Private Clouds

(Sponsored Webcast)

Hear from Oracle experts how these technologies can now be used to consolidate your databases to a private cloud, where you can realize the efficiencies of multi-tenancy, rapid provisioning, and pay-for-use infrastructure. And learn how Oracle delivers key cloud capabilities, providing elastic database services that can be quickly provisioned on demand.

It happens Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

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Special Report from Internet Evolution:
Can businesses still make money with the
Internet? Sure, but it's not as easy as
it once was thought to be.


The Battle For Mobile Supremacy

While it won't be long before billions of smartphones and tablets are in buyers' hands, PC history tells us that, of the dozen or so mobile platforms currently in play, not all can survive. It's clear that the warchests are opening up to win the battle for global mobile supremacy.
But who will reign supreme?

Follow our in-depth coverage

Take Our Web Application Development Survey: You Could Win An iPod Touch!

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey on the state of Web apps and the impact that new development platforms are having on the enterprise. The results of this survey will appear in an upcoming issue of InformationWeek as well as an in-depth InformationWeek Analytics report.

Upon completion, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 32-GB iPod Touch valued at $299 from TechWeb.

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