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Between The Lines Columnist Microsoft Tablet Surfaces A New Strategy
By Fritz Nelson
Surface looks to be an intriguing tablet in the short term, but harmful to Microsoft's fragile partner ecosystem. Consider these five possible motivations driving Microsoft.

Microsoft Windows 8 Surface Tablets: Big Hardware Play
Windows 8 Tablets: Will The Price Be Right?

IBM's Sequoia Is World's Fastest Supercomputer
IBM supercomputers take five of top 10 slots. More than half of world's 500 fastest computers are made by American companies.

Oracle Rushes Out Q4 Results, Top Exec Departs
Oracle shares fourth quarter financial results earlier than expected, beats expectations, and quells reorganization rumors.

IBM Connections, Jive Lead Enterprise Social Software Market
IBM ranks as the enterprise social networking software market share leader for the third year in a row in 2011, says IDC.

Controller Smackdown Hitting Private Cloud Near You
At Cloud Expo, IT staffers dig into the enterprise cloud management tools melee and ongoing battle between CloudStack and OpenStack to find some interesting truths.

Facebook Buys At What Privacy Cost?'s facial recognition technology will give Facebook users quicker and easier photo tagging abilities, but privacy concerns come along for the ride.

NASA Drops OpenStack For Amazon Cloud
Space agency touts Amazon cost savings to explain why it's no longer using the OpenStack open source cloud project it co-founded.

Google Apps Cuts GSA Energy Costs
Google argues that cloud computing can help companies and government agencies save energy and money, cites GSA as proof.

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." -- Bill Cosby


Facebook Buys At What Privacy Cost?
NASA Drops OpenStack For Amazon Cloud
Informed CIO: Private Cloud Automation
The Right Platform for Midsize Businesses to Provision IT Services
Microsoft To Unveil Xbox Media Tablet?
Strategies for Managing Distributed IT Environments
Virtual Event: Big Data Analytics

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Informed CIO: Private Cloud Automation
Next up for private cloud initiatives: automation. Is your organization ready to take that plunge? We'll explore the fundamentals of preparing, deploying, testing-and eventually letting automation systems run without human intervention in production environments. We'll also examine integration and performance-optimization issues involved with promising new automation technologies.
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Server virtualization creates new security threats while turning the hypervisor into a network black hole, hiding traffic from traditional hardware defenses--problems a new breed of virtualization-aware security software tackles head-on.
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The Right Platform for Midsize Businesses to Provision IT Services
With today's limited budgets, too many IT organizations are struggling just to maintain the status quo. To move beyond this impasse, IT departments need an affordable platform to jumpstart their virtualization initiatives. Download this report to learn about technology that breaks the paradigm that 4-socket servers are priced out of reach for mid-size businesses.
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Streamline Your Application Portfolio to Help Cut Costs
To stay competitive, companies need to trim and modernize their portfolio so they can redirect funds to better support business needs. Portfolio optimization is not a matter of waiting for the right time but one of finding the right solution.
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Microsoft To Unveil Xbox Media Tablet?
Microsoft's super-secret media event Monday prompts speculation that Redmond plans to take on Apple and Amazon with its own, branded tablet.

10 Handy Mobile Apps From Uncle Sam
Take a look at federal agencies' newest iPhone, Android, and mobile applications, ranging from a Smokey Bear wildfire-tracking app to an app that advises you how long it will take to clear customs at the airport.

8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
Have we really entered a post-PC world? The new Apple iPad and its tablet rivals still come up short on a few important measures.

Apple WWDC: 17 Cool Innovations
Apple unveiled useful tweaks and new ideas at its Worldwide Developer Conference. Take a peek at our favorites, from MacBook Pro to iOS 6.

10 Windows Ultrabooks: Not Just For SMBs
Can an ultrabook offer your small- to medium-size business more than a MacBook Air or a tablet can? Take a look at the slim new laptops coming from Lenovo, Sony, Asus, and others.


Windows 8 Tablets: Computex Sneak Peek
From Acer to Lenovo, hardware makers showed off early versions of Windows 8 tablets at the Computex tradeshow. Take a look.   View Now

Google Chromebook, Chromebox: Visual Tour
10 Big Deals Show Future Of Social Apps


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Scalado Re-Imagines What Smartphone Cameras Can Do
At Mobile World Congress, Nokia introduced a 41 megapixel camera in a new phone, and HTC came out with some pretty amazing technology as well. But Scalado, a company many haven't heard of, is busy re-inventing what phone cameras can do.   Watch

ARM Demos Next Gen Mobile Performance
Mobile Device Management Debate: Mobile Iron Vs. Good Technology



Strategies for Managing Distributed IT Environments
Are you responsible for branch IT environments? Are you challenged with maintaining access for remote users? Are you deploying IT equipment in the cloud or at a co-location facility? Join us as we discuss the importance of managing these distributed IT spaces including strategies for maintaining availability, energy cost savings opportunities and dealing with a lack of onsite technical resources. It happens Wednesday, June 27, 2012 More Information & Registration



Virtual Event: Big Data Analytics
At our interactive InformationWeek Virtual Event, experts and solution providers will offer detailed insight into how to put big data to use in ad hoc analyses, what-if scenario planning, customer sentiment analysis, and the building of highly accurate data models to drive better predictions about fraud, risk, and customer behavior.
It happens June 28

InformationWeek 2012 State Of IT Outsourcing
InformationWeek is conducting a survey on the state of IT outsourcing. Upon completion of our survey, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive a 16-GB Apple iPad.
Survey ends June 22

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