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Larry Ellison's Acquisition List: Who's #1?

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TOP STORY: Global CIO: Larry Ellison's Acquisition List: Who's #1?

MORE NEWS: Top 10 Misconceptions About SMB Technology Needs

ANALYTIC REPORT: Research: State of Storage 2010

WHITEPAPER: Microsoft Access 2010 Cost Benefit Analysis

SLIDESHOW: Strategic Security Survey: Global Threat, Local Pain


BLOG: Windows Phone 7 Performance Promising

WEBCAST: Quick Wins In Data Center Consolidation

RESOURCES: Gov 2.0 Summit

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010


"Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years." -- Warren Buffett



Global CIO: Larry Ellison's Acquisition List: Who's #1?

Informatica and Teradata are the favorites of poll respondents, but my votes go to EMC and Netezza.


Oracle Intros Full Enterprise Virtualization Option

IBM Takes $200M From HP And Oracle Customers

Who Should Hewlett-Packard Buy?


Top 10 Misconceptions About SMB Technology Needs

Growing companies face constant pressure to do more with less and to improve IT capabilities to keep pace with competitors. With every dollar crucial, IT and business decision makers can't afford any of these missteps.

Microsoft Hikes Xbox Live Fees

Gold members will have to shell out more after Nov. 1 if they want to maintain access to multiplayer support and other advanced features.

BlackBerry Ban In India Postponed

RIM's engagement with Indian government officials may keep BlackBerry users from losing e-mail and instant messaging service.

Samsung Epic 4G Listed For $199.99 At Amazon

Sprint's list price for the smartphone with a new service plan is $249.99, but Amazon is advertising the handset with the same terms for $50 less.

Verizon Wireless Scores Bing Android App First

Microsoft on Monday announced that Verizon Wireless customers will have first access to its new Bing application for the Android platform.

Intel To Buy Infineon Wireless Unit

The $1.4 billion acquisition would expand the chipmaker's offerings in the smartphone market while also gaining a customer base that includes every major mobile phone maker.

Department Of Interior Tackles Two High-Risk IT Projects

As the White House begins heavy scrutiny of its IT projects, the agency is getting a head start on the multi-year $7.6 billion Consolidated Infrastructure, Automation, Telecomm project and the much smaller Incident Management, Analysis, and Reporting System.

Pushdo Botnet Crippled Via Coordinated Takedown

Security researchers have pushed large parts of the spam maker offline, but it may not decrease overall crimeware levels.

Google Planning YouTube On-Demand Video

A deal with Hollywood studios could help Google TV succeed.

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Research: State of Storage 2010

Budgets may have been slashed, but the recession hasn't dampened the growth of enterprise data and related storage requirements. Too bad, then, that our infrastructures aren't keeping pace. In this report we analyze survey results and discuss technologies that can help storage managers do more with less.

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Featured Report

Virtually Available: Managing Application Security, Performance

The quest for cost savings and greater productivity per dollar spent has given rise to a mix of legacy, virtual, cloud and SaaS environments in enterprise infrastructures. The downside: Managing availability of business-critical applications and ensuring snappy performance across this diverse landscape has become a highly challenging endeavor for IT.

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Microsoft Access 2010 Cost Benefit Analysis

Although Microsoft Access can be used to create desktop applications, its Web development features are lacking. In this white paper, we consider the costs of putting an existing Access app on the Web, and then we provide an alternative.
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Enterprise Risk Management for Financial Services

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Strategic Security Survey: Global Threat, Local Pain

Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Global Threat, Local Pain," our report assessing whether the high-profile infiltration of corporate networks worldwide (Google China leaps to mind) is forcing execs to reconsider their security strategies and pony up related resources.   View Now


8 Big Data Deployments In Detail

Slideshow: InformationWeek SMB Makeover Goes "On Location"


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RAD Studio XE

Dr. Dobb's talks with Mike Rozlog, Product Manager of Delphi Solutions, about Embarcadero's upcoming RAD Studio XE release.   Watch


Team Torelli Progress Report #1

Navigator Integration Team Progress Report #1




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Windows Phone 7 Performance Promising

By Ed Hansberry

For the early part of its life, Windows Mobile was one of the more powerful mobile platforms, yet it was never known as being the most spry. Microsoft set out to fix that with Windows Phone 7 and early indications are it has succeeded.


Microsoft Software Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) Unleashed

By George Hulme

While many industry watchers may not acknowledge it, Microsoft has been one of the few software makers to put a serious, and highly public, effort behind the development of secure software. Now, much of what the company has learned about secure software development is going to be even more accessible.

Future Of Work Same As The Past?

By Lamont Wood

Gartner has issued its vision of how work will be done 10 years from now thanks to hyper-connectedness, but it may not be new, or entirely practical.

High-Spending SMB Marketers Embrace Online Media

By Jake Widman

A recent survey of SMBs and their advertising habits found that those that spent more than $25,000 per year on advertising were more likely to invest in online media, including measures as simple as having a website.

Keep An Eye On Third-Party Apps On Your Site

By Keith Ferrell

Third-party apps and other content can enhance your business Web site. But they can also expose your business to unacceptable risks.


Quick Wins In Data Center Consolidation

Join Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires, who's leading OMB's Data Center Consolidation Initiative, and other speakers in an InformationWeek Government Webcast designed to help federal IT professionals move ahead with their data center consolidation efforts.

This Webcast will explore the need to take inventory of data center hardware and software, how to establish metrics for energy consumption and data center utilization, and much more.

It happens Sept. 9.

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Gov 2.0 Summit

This fall, the leaders of the public and private sectors will convene at Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C., to discuss government's critical challenges. Request an invitation to join this unparalleled group of influencers and help shape the future of health care delivery, cybersecurity, financial regulation, and education.

It happens Sept. 7-8

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

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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

It happens Sept. 27-30

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