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IBM Software Powers Smart Utilities And Buildings

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TOP STORY: IBM Software Powers Smart Utilities And Buildings

MORE NEWS: Gmail Disruption Blamed On Storage Software Snafu

ANALYTIC REPORT: Best Practices: IPv6 Transition

WHITEPAPER: Security Threat Report 2011: Defend Against Malware

SLIDESHOW: Businesses Take Action With Twitter

VIDEO: Desktop Virtualization Benefits

BLOG: Hacked Android App Runs Up SMS Bills

WEBCAST: Is Your Storage Infrastructure Ready For Potential Disasters?

RESOURCES: Take Our Deduplication Survey -- You Could Win An iPad!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011


"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." -- C.S. Lewis



IBM Software Powers Smart Utilities And Buildings

Blending real-time network monitoring, asset management and analytics capabilities, Big Blue pursues huge opportunities for maintenance and energy efficiency.


Image Gallery: IBM Empowers Smarter Cities

Swann Links Security Monitoring System To Smartphones


Gmail Disruption Blamed On Storage Software Snafu

Google is promising to recover lost messages and to restore service for affected users soon.

Enterprise Connect: Cisco Announces Multimedia Jabber Software

The multimedia version of Jabber and the planned Android-powered Cius table, support the networking giant's vision of multi-device Unified Communication and Collaboration.

Will Windows XP Really Die On Cue?

Microsoft says Windows XP support ends in 2014, but can they stick to their guns?

IBM Atop Q4 Worldwide Server Sales

HP, Dell, Sun, and Fujitsu trailed IBM in server revenue for the fourth quarter of 2010; Big Blue captured more than a third of the $15 billion market according to IDC.

Ex-Apple Manager Guilty In Kickback Scheme

Former supervisor Paul Shin Devine admits to a tips-for-cash conspiracy that spanned two continents.

SAP Takes On With Sales OnDemand

Cloud-based software helps SMB sales pros collaborate on opportunities, manage customer information, and improve communication using a social media interface.

Will iPad 2 Be Another Enterprise Afterthought?

Apple is expected to announce the next version of its fast-selling tablet, which has been a bigger enterprise success than many observers expected. With the competition paying closer attention to enterprise needs, it would be nice to see Apple do the same.

Act-On Unveils Online Marketing Platform

Web-based software targets SMBs and small marketing groups within larger organizations while pushing enterprise-like application integration across digital channels.

Facebook Offers Commenting Plug-In To Other Sites

Many Web sites use Facebook for their comments engine. Now they can easily add user-moderation, user-identity, discussion-threading, and other Facebook tools.

Harris To Acquire Carefx For $155 Million

Buying the maker of the Fusionfx medical interoperability suite will further Harris' entry into the commercial healthcare market.

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Best Practices: IPv6 Transition

IPv4 is not extinct, exactly, but it may as well be. If you don't act to add IPv6 capability to your network, you're not only limiting the growth and innovation potential of your business, you may also be turning away thousands of customers. In this report, we'll discuss strategies and provide an in-depth look at three real-world deployment models.

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Research: 2011 Backup Survey

There's no excuse for your backup strategy being stuck in a rut. Today's system administrators can take advantage of myriad new and improved data protection technologies, including disk-to-disk backup, virtual tape libraries, data deduplication and cloud-based backups. These and other methods can help overcome two big problems: continued use of backup tapes as an archiving strategy (bad idea) and a lack of data protection for branch offices and remote employees.

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Security Threat Report 2011: Defend Against Malware

Malware lurks everywhere and tricks even the most scrupulous user. Download the 2011 Security Threat Report to protect against malware.
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Free: Small Business Unified Communications for Dummies - Get The Book

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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Businesses Take Action With Twitter
In only a couple of years, Twitter's gone from what seemed like a mere gimmick to one of the fastest ways to spread the word about something. That makes it seem like an ideal medium for a business to raise notice about its products and services. The problem is that your audience has a built-in skepticism about social media.   View Now


Great Lost Software: 16 Gone But Not Forgotten

Motorola Xoom Teardown: Inside The New Android Tablet


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Desktop Virtualization Benefits

Enhancing Security and Flexibility Through Desktop Virtualization   Watch


Big Ideas at the Mobile World Congress

Picochip Demos Streaming Video Over 4G




Featured Blogger

Hacked Android App Runs Up SMS Bills

By Ed Hansberry

If you have an Android device and are running an app called Steamy Window, you might want to uninstall it and check your cell phone bill as soon as possible. It may have run up a tab with a premium texting service.


RHUB Strengthens Voice

By Paul Korzeniowski

The benefits of HD video are often obvious to see. RHUB Communications, Inc. hopes that is also the case with Hi-Definition voice capabilities, which have been added to its TurboMeeting Web conferencing solution.

Automatic Storage Optimization

By George Crump

It will come as no shock to any storage manager that the capacity of the data that you need to store is growing. The problem is that your budget is not, or at least not as fast as your need for storage. The speed of growth also means that traditional techniques may no longer be effective. You need the storage system to just handle it, in other words storage optimization needs to be automatic.

Siemens Enterprise Communications Improves Office Suite

By Paul Korzeniowski

Mobile communications have become a prime option for executives. In response, Siemens Enterprise Communications expanded the mobile features of its OpenScape Office Unified Communications suite.

Sophisticated Trojan Targets Some Banking Sites

By George Hulme

S21sec, a Spanish information security firm, claims to have spotted a new Trojan with advanced infiltration and attack techniques.


Is Your Storage Infrastructure Ready For Potential Disasters?

Join this webcast to learn how Oracle's Sun Unified Storage solutions can help you better address backup and disaster recovery needs for Oracle database and application environments.

It happens Thursday, March 10, 2011 -- Time: 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET

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Take Our Deduplication Survey -- You Could Win An iPad!

InformationWeek Analytics is asking for your input on a survey focusing on purpose-built deduplication appliances for backup and data storage. This survey will take approximately 5 to 7 minutes to complete. Upon completing the survey, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 16GB iPad (Wi-Fi) valued at $499 from UBM TechWeb.

Survey ends March 8th

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