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Between The Lines Columnist Flame Hits Windows Update: 7 Key Facts
By Mathew J. Schwartz
Flame's use of spoofed Microsoft security certificates will likely be mimicked by sophisticated malware writers to craft widespread attacks, experts say.

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Xbox SmartGlass Links TVs, Smartphones, Tablets
Microsoft technology, unveiled at E3, also lets devices control IE 10, which Redmond is prepping for use on televisions.

Cloud Pricing: Amazon, Microsoft Keep Cutting
Look for cloud computing prices to continue falling as vendors compete for enterprise IT workloads. Second in our series on cloud computing pricing.

20 Intel-Based Windows 8 Tablets Coming
Windows 8 tablets that run on Intel Clover Trail processors, unlike those using ARM chips, can run apps written for Windows 7 and other older versions of Windows, Intel says.

9 Reasons Microsoft Hyper-V 3 Is Enterprise-Class
I used to dislike the hypervisor and subscribe to the idea that Redmond is where technology went to die. Here's how Microsoft changed my mind.

HP Claims Record-Setting Backup Speeds
HP rolls out new deduplication hardware and software, improved data protection and search features, and 3PAR direct-attached capability.

The Doctor Will See You In Walmart
Retailer rolls out telemedicine services that give shoppers access to doctors through videoconferencing technology.

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Windows 8 Vs. The World
Microsoft's ambitious new OS tackles servers, PCs, and mobile devices. On the server side, we dig into the latest offering: Microsoft has boosted the capabilities of Hyper-V, streamlined management, and made other changes that IT will appreciate.
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Don't Wait Until It's Too Late: Backup to the Cloud
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iPhone 5, iPad Mini: September Debut Eyed
Why might Apple choose to bring a smaller iPad--an idea Steve Jobs hated--to market? The growing spate of smaller tablets from the likes of Amazon might force the decision.

iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
Apple's next iPhone will likely arrive in September or October. As the rumor machine cranks into high gear, we sort the solid predictions from the silly.

10 Massive Security Breaches
They make the news on a regular basis: incidents in which a company or government agency's security is breached, leading to a loss of information, personal records, or other data. There are many ways to measure the size or cost of a security breach. Some result in the loss of millions of data records, some affect millions of people, and some wind up costing the affected businesses a lot of money. Not to mention, the questions of you calculate the value of personal medical information vs. credit card numbers. Here are ten security breaches of epic scale, plus one "bonus" incident that ranks among the boneheaded moves of all time.

9 Reasons Microsoft Hyper-V 3 Is Enterprise-Class
I used to dislike the hypervisor and subscribe to the idea that Redmond is where technology went to die. Here's how Microsoft changed my mind.

10 Wearable Devices To Keep Patients Healthy
Wearable devices equipped with sensors, Web connections, or both, help consumers and healthcare providers track health and fitness. Take a look at what's possible now.

 


SLIDESHOWS
Google Chromebook, Chromebox: Visual Tour
Samsung's new hardware combined with Google's upgraded Chrome operating system could finally pose a challenge to Windows or Mac OS X personal computers.   View Now

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7 Examples: Put Gamification To Work

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VIDEOS
How Phones Are Helping Us Drive Safer And Even Measuring How Drunk We Are
At the CTIA conference in New Orleans, I saw all the different ways mobile phones are keeping us connected. From the car to our health, it is clear smartphones are becoming a lifestyle choice.   Watch

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NVIDIA Tegra 3: Maxing Out Quad-Core
Mobile Device Management Debate: Mobile Iron Vs. Good Technology

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Cloud or Premise Based Contact Center -- Which is Right for You?
No model is one-size-fits-all, so this webcast will analyze the different deployment options -- from premises to cloud and in-between -- to help you identify which technology makes the most sense for your needs. It happens Thursday, June 13, 2012 More Information & Registration

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Virtual Event: Big Data Analytics
At our interactive InformationWeek Virtual Event, experts and solution providers will offer detailed insight into how to put big data to use in ad hoc analyses, what-if scenario planning, customer sentiment analysis, and the building of highly accurate data models to drive better predictions about fraud, risk, and customer behavior.
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InformationWeek 2012 Windows 8 Survey
InformationWeek is conducting a survey on Windows 8 adoption. Upon completion of our survey, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive an 16-GB Apple iPad.
Survey ends June 15

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