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iPad Apps: 10 Hidden Gems | MS Azure Outage Post-Mortem

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  Monday, March 12, 2012
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Between The Lines Columnist Azure Outage Caused By False Failure Alarms: Microsoft
By Charles Babcock
Microsoft's post-mortem on recent Azure cloud outage says a deep Azure security mechanism contained a bug that didn't recognize Leap Day. This set off a cascade of false hardware failure notices.

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iPad Apps: 10 Hidden Gems
Apple's iTunes Store has more than 140,000 apps just for the iPad. You can't try all of them, of course, but here are 10 hidden gems worth the effort.

NASA's Blue Marble: 50 Years Of Earth Images
NASA's Earth-observing satellites help scientists render photo-like composite images with unprecedented detail. Take a look, from the earliest attempts to the newest stunners.

Historic Arlington Cemetery Gets Digital Makeover
Digital mapping system, gravesite database, and other tools should improve accountability and management, Army's cemeteries director says.

Doctors, Patients Can Spur HIE Progress, Feds Say
National HIT coordinator Mostashari calls on clinicians and patients to demand more data at point of care. This will help drive development of health information exchanges, he says.

iPad: New Orders Will Take 2 to 3 Weeks
Those people hoping to score an iPad on March 16 will have to take their chances at Apple's retail stores, as online orders have been pushed back to March 26 at the earliest.

Mitel App Allows Meetings On The Fly
MAS 4.0 lets people join meetings without downloading software first.

SXSW: What Gaming Should Teach IT Leaders
In World of Warcraft, the individual is 20% more productive when working in a cooperative group instead of playing alone. Wouldn't you love it if...

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Value of Smarter Datacenter Services
Windows 8: 8 Things SMBs Should Know
Red Hat Presents Your Strategic Alternative to VMware
Virtual Event: Delivering IT Services With A Private Cloud

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Posted By EVVJSK:
"There SHOULD be a plan that allows lower cost plans if you take care of purchasing the phone yourself. T-mobile should lead the way in this as it is a way to differentiate themselves."
In reply to: "Why Smartphone Subsidies Won't Die"
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Posted By melgross:
"Adobe has lost that war. A couple of months ago they said that after this Flash update they won't be supporting it on mobile anymore. It's dead and gone."
In reply to: "iPads Vs. Android: 3-Way Tablet Shootout"
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Research: Global CIO 2012: The New IT Rulebook
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Extending Virtualization in the Data Center with Application Infrastructure Virtualization
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Windows 8: 8 Things SMBs Should Know
Microsoft released the beta version of its much-revamped operating system for PCs and tablets. Here are some key facts for smaller companies.

New iPad: Your Next TV Set?
Apple's TV set is already here. Maybe you've heard of the iPad? The first model has a 9.7-inch diagonal screen, but think bigger.

iPads Vs. Android: 3-Way Tablet Shootout
Is Apple's new iPad, the iPad 2, or Asus' best Android tablet right for you? We do a detailed comparison of cost, features, design, and other key criteria.

Why Hadoop Crowd Is Hearing Much About Hortonworks
Hadoop super-influencer Hortonworks stacks up big data deals with Microsoft, Teradata, and Talend.

How One SMB Went Green With iPads
West Paw Design discovered that Apple's tablets let the pet supply company save money, improve productivity, and reduce its environmental impact.

 


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NASA's Blue Marble: 50 Years Of Earth Images
NASA's Earth-observing satellites help scientists render photo-like composite images with unprecedented detail. Take a look, from the earliest attempts to the newest stunners.   View Now

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iPad Apps: 10 Hidden Gems
10 Sights To See: Mobile World Congress

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Red Hat Presents Your Strategic Alternative to VMware
A single vendor has dominated server virtualization technology for several years, leading to the attendant issues associated with a single-vendor market: rising costs, fewer standard features, lock-in, and so on. Fortunately, an open source virtualization solution is available that will make implementing virtualized servers easier, more cost-effective and more compatible with long-term strategies. More Information & Registration

 


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