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Thursday, October 21, 2010


"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." -- Albert Einstein



Interop: Red Hat CEO Says Software Industry Broken

Jim Whitehurst believes all vendors, not just Linux distributors, need to embrace open source development methods to improve quality and reduce cycle times.


Interop: Social Networks A Fact Of Corporate Life

Interop: Enterprises Lax On Mobile Security

Interop Special Report


Global CIO: Steve Jobs Declares War On Google

Emphasizing great products and customer experiences vs. Google's "fragmented" approach, Jobs calls out Google as self-centered, disingenuous, and off-target.

Apple's Mac App Store Reinvents Software Sales

Some Mac OS developers see problems with Apple's 'onerous' terms.

Apple Introduces Smaller MacBook Air, OS X Lion

Steve Jobs called the new and updated Air laptops MacBook, iPad "hook-ups" at the "Back To The Mac" event, which also introduced Lion OS X and a FaceTime for the Mac beta.

Verizon To Charge $600 For Samsung Galaxy Tab

Verizon Wireless announced on Wednesday its plans to sell the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab for a whopping $600 starting on November 11.

Verizon Wireless To Announce Tiered Data Plan

AT&T introduced a two-tier pricing structure for smartphones, including Apple's iPhone, four months ago and now Verizon is reported to be prepping a $15 per month plan with 150 MB of data.

Intel To Invest $8 Billion In Manufacturing

Preparing for its next-generation, 22-nanometer microprocessors, the chipmaker plans to upgrade four fabs and build a new factory.

Western Digital Launches First 3TB Hard Drive

The latest addition to the Caviar Green family of internal SATA drives is supported in 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Google Engineer Creates Facebook Block For Chrome

Facebook Disconnect is a Chrome Extension that blocks Facebook Connect functionality on third-party Web sites.

Mozilla Championing Open Web Apps Could Threaten Firefox

Mozilla Labs is working towards building a web app system that would let developers deploy apps across browsers and platforms.

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Blades: The Future Is Now

These servers are coming into their own, especially as part of virtualization projects. Also in this new, all-digital InformationWeek supplement: Want really cool blades? Total liquid submersion systems deliver.

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WAN Optimization: Adoption Holds Steady

Converged services, distributed workforces, private clouds, and data center consolidation are stressing many WANs. Are optimization appliances -- physical and virtual -- the answer? Nearly 600 business technology professionals weigh in.

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Efficient Backups for VMware

Learn how EMC Avamar backup and recovery software data deduplication capabilities deliver fast and efficient protection for VMware environments.
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Storage Multi-Tenancy for Cloud Computing

This white paper will explain why the recent changes in Microsoft infrastructures, including the introduction of a server operating system and a server virtualization solution (Hyper-V), create a compelling opportunity to improve underlying storage infrastructures right now.
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Best Mobile Apps For Busy Professionals

Today's smartphones have led to the development of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps. Apple's iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry and phones based on Google's Android all have access to extensive libraries of apps that you can download and install for our increasingly mobile world. When you're always on the go, having the right smartphone app makes it easy to transition from business to pleasure and back again without skipping a beat so you can get the most out of every minute. Here we pick 17 of the best apps for pros on the go -- steering clear of the silly and the stupid -- to help you manage your mobile lifestyle.   View Now


Inside DHS' Classified Cyber Coordination Headquarters

Cisco Umi Takes Telepresence To The Home


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The Real Office 365 Innovation

By Dave Methvin

The new Office 365 is a major push by Microsoft into the cloud-based and services-based world. This time the push is for a major company cash cow, which also makes it a high-stakes move. Yet there is a significant upside.


Cloud Legal Service Adds Diagnostic Tool

By Jake Widman

Rocket Lawyer, an online legal services solution for small businesses, has launched a free "Legal Health Score" tool with which businesses can assess their level of compliance, extent to which they have all the documents they should, and so on. The company also released the results of a survey of SMBs' legal concerns.

How To Use Cloud Storage

By George Crump

This entry kicks off a new series on cloud storage. In this series we will look at cloud storage and what it means from a number of different view points; the storage manufactures, the service providers, the providers of the tools that onramps data to the cloud and of course the people that will actually use cloud storage. This first set of entries will look at you the users and provides some ideas on how you can use cloud storage.

LifeSize Delivers New Conferencing Bridge

By Paul Korzeniowski

The number and size of video conferences that businesses are holding has been growing. In response, LifeSize announced a new 16 port conferencing bridge that promises to deliver HD quality images to participants.

A New Telepresence Supplier Debuts

By Paul Korzeniowski

Competition in the telepresence market has been intense as more companies look to the technology to streamline business processes and improve productivity. Vu Telepresence has become the latest vendor trying to grab a piece of that market.


8 Threats Your Anti-Virus Won't Stop

News headlines are a constant reminder that malware attacks and data leakage are on the rise. Over the past decade, the threat has changed and traditional anti-virus is no longer enough to protect against today's sophisticated and financially motivated cybercriminals. Join this live Webcast and learn about the changes in the threat landscape and the 8 threats your anti-virus won't stop.

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