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IBM Workers To Receive Federal Aid; IE Protected Mode Breached

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TOP STORY: IBM Workers To Receive Federal Aid

MORE NEWS: Researchers Defeat IE Protected Mode

ANALYTIC REPORT: Historic Copyright Trial: Oracle vs. SAP

WHITEPAPER: 8 Threats Your Anti-virus Won't Stop

SLIDESHOW: Clicking Through Opera 11 Browser Beta

VIDEO: Part 5: Suddenly All Computing is Parallel

BLOG: What Microsoft Should Have Said

WEBCAST: Unleash the Power of the Cloud with WAN Optimization

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010


"Well, when you're trying to create things that are new, you have to be prepared to be on the edge of risk." --Michael Eisner



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.

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Historic Copyright Trial: Oracle vs. SAP

Oracle wins its landmark copyright infringement case against SAP in a landslide, as the jury awards an unprecedented figure. The case is likely to be appealed, and its outcome will linger for years. Fritz Nelson, InformationWeek editorial director, delivers a series of comprehensive reports directly from this historic trial.

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A roundup of our coverage from this year's gathering of the leaders of the Internet Economy, with reporting on sessions featuring Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, RIM CEO Jim Balsillie and more.

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8 Threats Your Anti-virus Won't Stop

This paper outlines 8 common threats that traditional anti-virus alone won't stop, and explains how to protect your organization using endpoint security.
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Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products

This paper will explain the ways Google creates a security-based platform for offering its Google Apps products, covering topics like information security, physical security and operational security.
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Clicking Through Opera 11 Browser Beta

The Opera web browser, from Opera Software, has long been one of the most innovative browsers available, and has been the first to introduce many features that became common in all browsers, such as tabbed windows. With the recent released beta of Opera 11, the browser continues this tradition with several interesting new capabilities, including the ability to load plugins on demand within web pages. The Opera 11 beta also includes some features already found in other browsers, such as competing betas Microsoft IE 9 and Firefox 4, and has adopted some of the interface characteristics of Google's Chrome web browser.   View Now


5 Airport Body Scanner Patents Stripped Down

Top 20 Apps For Managing Social Media


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Featured BloggerWhat 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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