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RESOURCES: The Definitive Guide to Application Performance Management

InformationWeek Daily

 Thursday, June 3, 2010 


"The basis of optimism is sheer terror."
-- Oscar Wilde 


Image Gallery: IT Hall Of Shame

Look back at ten of the most infamous and notorious tech industry frauds, flops, and foibles from individuals to products, ideas to entire companies.


Image Gallery: Government's 10 Most Powerful Supercomputers

Image Gallery: Microsoft Office 2010 In Pictures

Image Gallery: Top 12 Firefox Add-Ons


Google Windows Ban Prompts Microsoft Defense

Microsoft stands by its operating system and touts its commitment to security, insisting Windows' security leads the industry.

Google Lets Users Customize Search Page

Internet users can now repaint Google's white search page with the background image of their choice.

President Bush Joins Facebook

The former president is off to a fast start in terms of the number of followers he's garnered on the social network.

Steve Jobs Declares Post-PC Era

Tablets like Apple's iPad will surpass desktops as the dominant form factor for everyday computing, Jobs says.

Asus, MSI Unveil Apple iPad Rivals

MSI's Wind Pad and Asus' Eee Pad, the latest entries in the tablet PC market, are expected to be low-cost challengers to Apple's slate computer.

HHS Launches Community Health Data Initiative

IT companies, researchers, patients, and others will gain access to federal health information through an online data warehouse.

Linux Proving Disruptive In Smartphone Market

Android will run a third of the world's smartphones by 2015, and open source mobile operating systems from Intel, Nokia, and Samsung will also compete, says ABI Research.

Army Outlines Cloud Computing Strategy

Application consolidation and server virtualization are steps in a broader plan to consolidate data centers and offer cloud services across Army operations.

SMB Security Monitoring Gaining Sophistication

Preventing breaches and attacks is increasingly driving security information and event management tool adoption for small and midsize businesses.



The Expanding Profile Of Data Deduplication

There are many technologies that vendors say will help us get a handle on our storage. These include thin provisioning, data deduplication, improved compression methodologies, disk-to-disk-to-tape backup, encryption, virtual tape libraries, larger disk drives, and faster-performing drives. In this report, we'll touch on many of these and help sort out whether deduplication in particular makes sense in your environment.

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Billing: Key To Growth

Billing is a critical but often underappreciated aspect of good customer service and experience, as well as improved retention -- not only for policyholders, but also for agents and distributors. This new and timely Insurance & Technology Analytics Brief focuses on the opportunities and challenges insurance companies face in modernizing their core billing systems.

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Oracle Unveils Revolutionary Database Performance Technology

Learn how major technology advances make it possible to sustain maximum database performance, improve IT agility with comprehensive change management and lower IT costs through database self-management and automation.
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Privacy Concerns And The Secrets To Building Business Sucsess With Trust

This whitepaper will explore how marketing leaders and business decision makers like yourself can align trust, credibility and privacy processes in your organization -- and your company's broader ecosystem -- into a Business Integrity Strategy.
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Chrome 5 Continues The Rise Of The Google Browser

By Jim Rapoza

Though it is still the youngest of the major web browsers (at less than two years old), Google Chrome continues to impress and in many ways outshine the older and more mature browsers.


Steve Jobs' iPhone And iPad Musings From D8

By Eric Zeman

The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher recently interviewed Apple CEO Steve Jobs live at the D8 conference in California. Jobs dished on a number of topics, including the iPhone and iPad.

Tools To Get Better Insight Into Workforce Issues

By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

While the push is on for clinicians to trade in their paper charts for digitized medical records, some health-related organizations are also trading in their old Excel spreadsheet-based methods of talent management with new web-based tools.

RIM Touts BlackBerry Efficiency As Benefit For AT&T

By Eric Zeman

Following AT&T's revised smartphone data plans, Research In Motion made an announcement of its own. RIM claims that because BlackBerries are "significantly more efficient than other mobile platforms," most BlackBerry users should be able to take advantage of AT&T's lowest data plan. Of course, RIM has missed the point entirely.

Steve Ballmer: Can't Explain Cloud But It's Next Big Thing

By Bob Evans

How tricky is it to explain cloud computing? Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer declined to even try last week, telling his C-level audience that "I'm not sure my goal for today is going to be to actually explain it to you, but I do want to make sure that people understand that I think everybody in our industry accepts it's the next major transition point in terms of how IT gets done."


Business Intelligence For The Midsize Business

Join Intelligent Enterprise editor-in-chief Doug Henschen for a Webcast as he shares insight on the latest trends in BI as well as in-depth research on priorities within midsize companies.

Date: Tuesday, June 22. Time: 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET

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The Definitive Guide to Application Performance Management

You don't deliver applications in a vacuum. Network Computing's new End to End Application Performance Management (APM) Tech Center delivers best practices, emerging trends, new products and strategies to help you delivery applications effectively.

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Image Gallery: FTC, FCC Reveal Complaints Filed Against Apple

Numerous complaints have been filed with the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission against Apple. They run the gamut from the iPad's lack of Flash support to the availability of adult material in the iTunes App Store, to an iPhone catching fire while charging. These documents were obtained via the Freedom Of Information Act.

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Take Our Application Consolidation Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch!

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey to investigate the extent to which organizations are consolidating applications. The results of this survey will appear in an upcoming issue of InformationWeek as well as an in-depth InformationWeek Analytics report.

This survey will take under 10 minutes to complete. Upon completion, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 32GB iPod touch valued at $299 from TechWeb.

Survey Ends June 11

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