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Interop CIO Insights; Cisco's UCS Server Plans

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TOP STORY: Interop: CIOs Must Bond With Vendor CEOs

MORE NEWS: Cisco Turning UCS Into Server Battleground

ANALYTIC REPORT: Virtualization Management: Time To Get Serious

WHITEPAPER: Web Conferencing Tips

BLOG: Hard Sell Coming For SaaS E-Mail

WEBCAST: Practical Management of Network Security For Mid-Size Enterprises

RESOURCES: Government IT Leadership Forum

InformationWeek Daily

 Tuesday, April 27, 2010 


"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits."
-- Thomas A. Edison 


Interop: CIOs Must Bond With Vendor CEOs

Executive-level links are crucial when a contract is on the line or if business conditions drastically change, a former top CIO says.


Interop: 50 Product Launches Planned

Interop: First Look At IT's Next Wave


Cisco Turning UCS Into Server Battleground

John McCool, general manager of Cisco's Data Center group, talks about the networking powerhouse's Unified Computing System strategy as well as the increasing enterprise impact of virtualization and video.

RIM's MVS 5.0 Supports Wi-Fi Voice Calls

Blackberrys are getting a new mobile voice system, giving enterprise users get a multi-transport way to make voice calls seamlessly and with standard PBX functionality.

Motorola Drops Google Location For Skyhook

Developers helped convince Motorola to use Skyhook location technology in future Google Android devices.

Google Ends Search Fees For Ad Partners

A revamped advertising partner program promises to make life easier for ad agencies.

Google Nexus One Unlikely On Verizon

Verizon Wireless owner Vodafone will start carrying the Android smartphone in its UK stores this month.

Federal CIOs Urge Changes To Entice IT Workers

The government faces big challenges in hiring and retaining young IT pros to meet staffing and evolving technology goals.

Israel Lifts iPad Ban

The Apple device must pass wireless interference regulatory tests before it's allowed into certain countries, including South Korea.

Federal Agencies To Share Incentive Ideas

A White House-sponsored event is aimed at showing federal officials how to use awards to inspire technology innovations.

RightScale Opens Cloud Management Platform

A cloud management platform makes workload building and monitoring tools available for general use.

FCC Takes Control Of Public Safety Network

The Federal Communication Commission intends to save $18 billion on its nationwide broadband public safety network by piggybacking on commercial network build-outs.

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Virtualization Management: Time To Get Serious

IT teams are in for trouble if they don't focus more on managing virtual environments, especially as virtualization moves beyond servers.

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Featured Report

Cloud Contracts And SLAs

Cloud computing is approximately where the Internet was more than a decade ago: full of both promise and hype, and constantly changing. As companies evaluate cloud services, CIOs must help them reach business objectives and save money, while also serving in a stewardship role. A stepwise process is what's needed.

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Web Conferencing Tips

Make meetings more meaningful and productive. The paper explains what to look for when choosing a product and offer guidelines for installing a solution that brings people together in a way that saves you both time and money.
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Improved Website Performance and Security Secrets Revealed

Research shows that customers are won or lost on the Internet in just seconds. Discover how you can immediately improve uptime and deliver the fastest possible web performance for your users.
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Featured Blogger

Hard Sell Coming For SaaS E-Mail

By Chris Murphy

Microsoft CIO Tony Scott fires the opening shot in our cover story this week: In five years, CIOs will be asking why anyone would run their own e-mail.


Bold 9650: A BlackBerry For Business

By Eric Zeman

The other BlackBerry that Research In Motion announced today is the Bold 9650. Rather than think of it as a specced-up Bold, think of it as a re-skinned Tour. Despite its less-than-original design and features, it manages to score solid points as a daily task killer.

CK Prahalad Remembered By Colleague And Friend

By Bob Evans

In his 14 years at the University of Michigan, Professor MS Krishnan worked as closely and extensively with management superstar CK Prahalad as anyone. In a moving tribute, Krishnan shares some candid and vivid memories of Prahalad, a frequent collaborator with InformationWeek, one of the world's great thinkers, and a passionate advocate for the billions of people at the bottom of the economic pyramid.

RIM: 6,500 Apps, 1M Downloads Per Day

By Eric Zeman

Today Research In Motion took to the stage at its Wireless Enterprise Symposium event to share information about the company. The company threw out a lot of numbers. Here's the most significant set.

What To Look For In A Primary Storage Refresh

By George Crump

In our last entry we covered how the potential to increase storage utilization may help justify a storage refresh. If you are in a position to refresh your primary storage platform or you think the last entry may help you do that a little sooner than normal, what should you be looking for in your next storage platform?

Pearl 9100 3G Is The Porsche Of BlackBerries

By Eric Zeman

Research In Motion announced two new versions of the Pearl today, the 9100 and 9105. These devices bring 3G to the GSM side of the Pearl family for the first time, as well as a much-needed update to the display and processor. Here are my initial thoughts.


Practical Management of Network Security For Mid-Size Enterprises

This Webcast will look at practical ways for mid-size enterprises to address security issues around the network, PCs and laptops, and the Web. We'll examine current trends such as multi-function security appliances, virtual security appliances, managed services and cloud-based offerings.
More Information & Registration

This issue sponsored by Infoblox:
IPAM Freeware and Gartner Report Available from Infoblox.
Fully functional. Updated in 2010. Say goodbye to spreadsheets
and hello to automated IP address management or (IPAM).
Free Gartner DDI MarketScope also available at


Government IT Leadership Forum

Join this exclusive gathering of government technology executives to hear first-hand how they're driving change and innovation in federal IT services and operations. Prominent CIOs from civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies will engage an audience of their peers in an open discussion of intelligence gathering and sharing, cybersecurity, open government, cloud computing, and much more.

It happens June 15, 2010 in Washington, DC

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Image Gallery: 12 Offshore Hot Spots For IT Outsourcing

India is still the dominant player when it comes to IT outsourcing, but other regions are gaining ground. Here's a look at some of the places, vendors, and institutions that will play a big role in globalization's next wave.

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Take Our Survey On Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey on business continuity/disaster recovery. The results of the survey will appear in an upcoming issue as well as an in-depth InformationWeek Analytics report.

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

Survey ends April 30

Last Chance To Be Part Of The 2010 IW 500!

Time's running out to nominate your company for the 2010 InformationWeek 500 -- our 22nd annual ranking of the nation's very best business technology innovators. Organizations with $250 million or more in revenue may apply now.

Deadline is April 30

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