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Wednesday, October 20, 2010


"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." -- John F. Kennedy



Interop Special Report

Read all the previews and keep up with all the cloud, data center, and virtualization coverage from Interop Oct. 18 - 22 in New York City.


Oops. They Virtualized It Again.

Interop Preview: Virtualization, Cloud Top Tech Strategies Agenda

Sagemcom To Show Virtualized Network Fax Solutions At Interop NYC


Socialcast 'Reach' Extends Collaboration Into Enterprise Workflow

While most social networking software for the enterprise requires corporate users to log into yet another system, Socialcast's new Reach puts social in the context of applications.

HP Leaves Palm Behind, Intros Pre 2

HP on Tuesday announced the Pre 2, its first new handset since acquiring Palm earlier this year. The Pre 2 is also the first handset to ship with webOS 2.0 on board.

Android 3.0 Gingerbread Detailed

Google hasn't shared much information about Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and Ice Cream, but details about future versions of Android are beginning to slip out.

iPad Rivals Are DOA, Jobs Claims

Apple CEO dismisses competitors' efforts to unseat his slate as king of the tablet computing market.

EMC Profits, Revenue Soar On Cloud Computing

The storage giant set earnings records in its third quarter and raised its projections for the full year.

Electronic Theft Costs Businesses More Than Physical Theft

Phishing is the top information theft threat to U.S. companies, according to a Kroll survey that found physical property fall behind information thievery for the first time in its four-year history.

Global CIO: IT As Strategic Support Function

IT organizations should be measured based not on how efficient they are, but based instead on how efficient they make the value stream.

Mozilla Proposes Open Web App System

With the release of technical documentation, Mozilla wants to promote the development of infrastructure for Web app distribution.

RIM Pulls No Punches, Faults Apple's 'Distortion Field'

Research In Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie felt compelled to respond to Apple CEO Steve Jobs' outburst on Monday and defended RIM's plans for a seven-inch tablet.

Office 365: Microsoft's Next Big Cloud Platform

Consolidating brands and extending its services, Redmond makes sense of its online productivity offerings.

  Digital Issue  


Today's Health Information Exchanges are succeeding where previous
ones failed. Read how four HIEs are getting doctors to finally share

Also: Eight often overlooked data protection pitfalls and how you can
prevent problems -- only in our October 18th Digital Issue!

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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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Featured Report

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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Verizon's iPhone Nears Completion

By Ed Hansberry

Apple's iPhone may be close to the final build in preparation for its launch on Verizon's network in early 2011. The hardware appears to be done and the software is just receiving minor finishing touches. The iPhone 5 is also making progress.


How To Keep Health Data Exchanges Going

By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Financial sustainability has been the hardest nut to crack for many health information exchanges. And even with the feds providing $564 million in stimulus funding for states to build and expand HIEs, the sustainability issue will likely remain one of the toughest challenges.

IMeet: Making Web Conferences Easy And Affordable

By Michele Pepe-Warren

If you're a small business owner, chances are good that you're using technology in some way, whether with a website, e-mail, or something as rudimentary as a cell phone. But chances are just as good that you could be using technology more -- and more productively -- without spending a lot of money or adding a tech whiz to your payroll.

Why Steve Jobs Loves Optimized Systems

By Bob Evans

While much of the attention today surrounding highly engineered and optimized systems centers on big, powerful machines used in data warehousing and OLTP, Apple CEO Steve Jobs reminded the world in yesterday's earnings call that Apple's iPhones, iPods, iPads and Macs have always embodied that model: "And this results in an incredible product at a great price."

Xerox Offers Alternative Solid Ink Printers for SMBs

By Lamont Wood

The units cost more upfront then laser or inkjet SMB office printers, but they don't price refill ink like it was molten silver.


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.

It happens Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 9 AM PT/12:00 PM ET

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