TODAY'S TOP STORY
IBM Workers To Receive Federal Aid
DOL says Big Blue services employees who lost jobs to offshoring can receive benefits under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.
• IBM Bolsters Secure Development Tools
• Global CIO: IBM Details Raids On Customers From HP And Oracle
• IBM Expands Telehealth Partnership With American Well
Researchers Remotely Defeat IE Protected Mode
Attackers can bypass the Microsoft browser's sandbox and install persistent malware, according to researchers at Verizon Business.
Global CIO: HP Ousts Hurd And Seeks Software Strategy: Top 10 Story #3
HP's CEO-suite melodrama resulted in the company now being run by a software executive. Meanwhile, HP's numbers stayed strong.
Book Review: 'Empowered' Illustrates IT Power Shift
Forrester analysts Bernoff and Schadler argue that IT will play an essential role in enabling companies to thrive in the era of social media-driven communication with consumers.
Google Begins Selling E-Books
Challenging Apple and Amazon, Google claims to be the largest e-book provider.
5 Reasons The Nexus S Isn't Revolutionary
Google and Samsung announced the Nexus S today. Google's first Android 2.3 Gingerbread device is impressive, but not an exciting stunner. Here's why.
Internet Explorer Vulnerable To Browser History Hijacking
Researchers found that 1% of the world's most popular websites can force Microsoft's IE to reveal every past website visited unless private browsing controls are enabled.
Consumer Reports: AT&T Is The Worst
Consumer Reports' latest member survey ranks AT&T's wireless services as the worst in the U.S.
Facebook Profiles Get Makeover
A new look coming to Facebook profile pages promises to be more personal.
Tumblr Suffers Major Outage
Bloggers head to Twitter to complain while the site struggles to recover.
Apple Bans Demos, Betas From Mac App Store
Unlike the iTunes App Store, where trial versions, betas and demo software are ubiquitous, only fully functional, retail versions of apps will be allowed in the planned Mac App Store.
SAP StreamWork Lands In Google Apps Marketplace
Google Apps users can now try a collaborative decision-making application from SAP that includes technology from Google Wave.
'Long, Rambling Messages' Most Hated Voicemail Vexation
A new study out today from Yap Inc. says that Americans receive 70 billion voicemail messages annually and one billion hours recording, managing and listening to them.
Comcast Hit With Second Major Internet Outage
Midwest service disruption comes just eight days after millions of customers on East Coast lost Web access.
Legislation Would Mandate WiFi In Federal Buildings
Wi-Net Act, proposed in the Senate, would free up cellular networks by installing wireless base stations in all public government facilities.
Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Passes FISMA Test
Achieving key Federal Information Security Management Act approval paves the way for the vendor to grab a larger share of the government market.
Clearwire Intros Combined Router Modem With WiFi
The device enables 4G data service for Wi-Fi enabled devices without a phone or cable company Internet plan or a separate router.
What Microsoft Should Have Said
By Dave Methvin
It's clear that Microsoft is awfully twitchy about the impact of Google Apps on their Office market share, so they've been trash talking it every chance they get. If you ask me, though, Microsoft is saying all the wrong things.
All Megabytes Are Not Priced Equal
By Ed Hansberry
The days of unlimited data plans for wireless data are winding down. As you begin to explore the various data plans for your device or devices, be forewarned. Often the amount charged for a megabyte or gigabyte of data can differ, even though the plans are from the same carrier.
Can SMBs Really Afford ERP?
By Steve Kovsky
It's a question folks like Jeff Stiles get pretty often. Stiles is senior vice president of small and midsize enterprise marketing for SAP AG, so he comes across a lot of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) that feel they have outgrown their current, single-purpose bookkeeping application, or are tired of reading canned reports and trying to reconstruct some semblance of their day-to-day transactions and run rates using static spreadsheets. The burning question is: 'Can we really afford an ERP system?'
Casper Goes Mobile
By Jake Widman
Version 8 of JAMF's Casper Suite extends the company's Mac management and provisioning tools to iOS mobile devices.
Parature Helps Businesses Support Facebook Fans
By Michele Pepe-Warren
Are you sick and tired of all the media hype around Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook? I hope not, because I'm now going to blog about the social networking behemoth once again. This time, I'll start by citing a stat that the controversial exec shared recently about his company.
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