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TOP STORY: Smartphone Death Match: iPhone 4 Versus Droid X

MORE NEWS: IBM Remains On U.S. Antitrust Watch

ANALYTIC REPORT: E-Health Records: Getting Started with Meaningful Use

WHITEPAPER: 4 Trends Driving the Future of Data Center Infrastructure Design and Management

SLIDESHOW: Slideshow: Cloud Security Pros And Cons

VIDEO: The Open Cirrus Project

BLOG: Office 2011 Video Shows New Features, Marketing Challenge

WEBCAST: Road Map To Efficiently Sharing Document-Based Information

RESOURCES: Take Our Corporate Web Presence Survey: You Could Win an Ipod Touch

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Monday, August 2, 2010


"Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment." -- Fred Brooks



Smartphone Death Match: iPhone 4 Versus Droid X

Our mobile expert pits the Apple iPhone 4 against the Motorola Droid X to name the better enterprise smartphone.


Review: iPhone 4 First Look

BlackBerry 6, Windows Phone 7: Will You Stand In Line?

Black Hat: Android, iPhone App Data Risks Overlooked


IBM Remains On U.S. Antitrust Watch

DOJ investigation into Big Blue 's mainframe licensing policies ongoing even as European authorities ramp up their own probe.

Global CIO: The CEO Of The Year Is SAP's Bill McDermott

With co-CEO Jim Snabe, McDermott's set a vibrant new strategy, restored growth and profitability, and exorcised some wicked demons and ghosts.

Army Plans Private Cloud

APC2, the Army Private Cloud, will be a cornerstone of a broader data center consolidation initiative that aims to reduce the number of Army data centers from 200 to less than 20.

SEC Charges Wyly Brothers With Illegal Stock Trading

Sam and Charles Wyly, longtime computer industry figures who sold Sterling Software to Computer Associates for $4 billion in 2000, are charged with using secret overseas accounts to generate more than $550 million in illegal stock trades.

Snort Creator Slams Open Source IDS Suricata

Martin Roesch expressed disappointment with the Open Information Security Foundation's efforts, and touted Razorback, Sourcefire's open source analysis and detection engine, as truly innovative.

Intel, AMD Gain In Graphics Market, Nvidia Declines

Nvidia lost market share in every segment except notebook integrated graphics, while AMD had the biggest gains in both discrete and integrated desktop chips according to Jon Peddie Research.

Barnes & Noble Pushes Nook, Expands Store Presence

Nook-dedicated "boutiques" with staffed demonstration tables featuring demo models, video displays and accessories will occupy a prominent space in B&N stores starting this fall.

Web Apps For Sale Without Censorship offers a place to distribute and sell Web apps without an Apple-style approval process.

Samsung's Record Profits Driven By Chips, LCD

Mobile phone sales were up 22% in the second quarter, but average unit price declined as did operating profit from Samsung's telecommunications unit.

Ballmer Guarded On Windows Phone 7 Prospects

Microsoft CEO says the company is not going to restore its reputation in the phone market overnight.

RIM BlackPad Tablet Launching In November

Sources say that Research In Motion is preparing to launch its iPad competitor, the BlackPad, in November.



E-Health Records: Getting Started with Meaningful Use

The federal government recently released requirements that doctors and hospitals must meet to qualify as meaningful users of electronic health records and be eligible for incentive funds. We take a look at the core requirements, the government's intentions, potential pitfalls, and reaction from the medical community.

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Featured Report

Get Ready For I/O Virtualization

As virtual servers, storage, and applications become the norm data center, vendors are offering products to consolidate host communications into a single channel and manage that channel with a central appliance. Get the lowdown on the various options before diving in.

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Featured Report


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4 Trends Driving the Future of Data Center Infrastructure Design and Management

Get the four data center infrastructure trends that are reducing design, operating and management costs while improving data center performance.
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The Quest for a Cloud Integration Strategy

In order to evolve SaaS usage from meeting purpose-built point requirements to integration into mission-critical business processes, companies will need scalable, cost-effective connection strategies. Explore best-of-breed integration approaches.
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Slideshow: Cloud Security Pros And Cons

Securing your business in the cloud can offer substantial savings and resources balanced by large and unexpected risks. In this review of cloud security silver linings and storms warnings, we look at some of the brightest and darkest security clouds.   View Now


Analytics Slideshow: Calculating Cloud ROI

Slideshow: Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Revealed


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The Open Cirrus Project

Open Cirrus is an open cloud-computing research testbed designed to support research into design, provisioning, and management of services at a global, multi-datacenter scale.   Watch







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Office 2011 Video Shows New Features, Marketing Challenge

By Jake Widman

Microsoft has released a video showing off some of the new features of the upcoming Office for Mac 2011. The video also unwittingly demonstrates the difficulties companies have in marketing product upgrades.


Privacy Gets A Senate Hearing

By Jim Rapoza

A recent Senate hearing showed some well-informed congressman making intelligent comments about the problem of privacy and the Internet today. But while the attention to privacy was promising, any actual privacy legislation out of Congress would probably make privacy issues worse, not better.

Microsoft Stock 'Inexpensive' As Big Upgrade Cycle Looms

By Bob Evans

With 84% of global PCs still running XP/Vista and 63% of Office users still on versions from 2003 or earlier, Microsoft is looking at some serious growth potential over the next couple of years, says enterprise software analyst Brent Thill.

The Cellular Network - Not Just For Cell Phones

By Ed Hansberry

When most of us think of our cellular network, we immediately think of cell phones. That is why we fork over big bucks to the carriers each month right? They keep us connected without tying us down to a physical location. Today though there is so much more using cellular networks that have nothing to do with voice communication at all.

Rite Aid's $1 Million Settlement: More Good Enforcement News

By George Hulme

Ride Aid Corp. having to pay a $1 million settlement to possible Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations is another right step in the direction of enforcement.


Road Map To Efficiently Sharing Document-Based Information

Hear how Global Aerospace has crafted a strategy to stay ahead of the curve by taking a global approach to managing content and content-centric processes. Learn how the appropriate ECM solution can provide insurance companies with an efficient, cost-effective way to manage and share critical content and processes, as well as help organizations successfully address regulatory requirements, security concerns and underwriting challenges.

It happens Tuesday, Aug. 10.

More Information & Registration


Take Our Corporate Web Presence Survey: You Could Win an Ipod Touch

This year, thousands of security professionals from around the world are making plans to be a part of Black Hat USA 2010. But not all of those people will actually be in Las Vegas. With Black Hat Uplink, you can experience essential content that shapes the security industry for the coming year.

Events will be streamed live on July 28-29, but you will be able to view Uplink presentations for 90 days after that.

Survey ends Aug. 6

Tapping Into Commercial Clouds: An Executive Roundtable

Where do commercial cloud services fit into agency IT planning? Which cloud models, and which types of cloud applications, are of greatest interest? Join your federal government peers at this executive roundtable to explore both the opportunities and challenges that public clouds present to government agencies.

It happens in Washington DC: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Seating is Limited. RSVP Today!

Hacking 2010: Understanding The New Wave Of Cyberattacks

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey to determine what's important to you when you're choosing data center networking vendors as well as how the vendors are actually doing against those criteria.

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

Join us Aug. 11

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