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TOP STORY: Microsoft Azure Named Fastest Cloud Service

MORE NEWS: No Windows 8 Tablet OS Until 2012?

ANALYTIC REPORT: Best Practices: IPv6 Transition

WHITEPAPER: Security Threat Report 2011: Defend Against Malware

SLIDESHOW: Businesses Take Action With Twitter

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BLOG: Getting Granular About Social Media For SMBs

WEBCAST: Is Your Storage Infrastructure Ready For Potential Disasters?

RESOURCES: Take Our Deduplication Survey -- You Could Win An iPad!

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Monday, March 7, 2011

 
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TODAY'S TOP STORY

Microsoft Azure Named Fastest Cloud Service


CloudSleuth's comparison of 13 cloud services showed a tight race among Microsoft, Google App Engine, GoGrid, Amazon EC2, and Rackspace.

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74% Of SMBs To Increase Cloud Software Spend

Will The Cloud Take Over Enterprise Communications?

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No Windows 8 Tablet OS Until 2012?

Microsoft reportedly won't have a version of its operating system ready for slate-style PCs for at least another 18 months.

Justice Department Examining Web Video War

Efforts by patent holding organization MPEG-LA to challenge Google's VP8 video technology have drawn the interest of antitrust investigators in Washington.

Samsung Exec Says Aspects Of Galaxy Tab 'Inadequate'

Apple's iPad 2 is thinner and less expensive than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet, prompting the vice president of Samsung's mobile division to concede a need for improvement.

IBM's Watson Loses--To A Congressman!

PhD lawmaker beats supercomputer in a Jeopardy match that pitted mandarin against machine.

Social CRM Rush Projected For Enterprises

Gartner study finds large businesses are accelerating use of social media for customer service and brand management with 30% planning to adopt it over the next 24 months.

Aster Data Deal Drives MapReduce Into Teradata's Strategy

The acquisition will advance graph analysis against clickstreams and social media messages. Competitors will respond on the "No SQL" and social network analytics fronts.

Twitter Updates iPhone, iPad App

The software simplifies access to photos, links, and communications tools, although some Apple iOS users don't like the new Quick Bar feature.

Majority Of Patients Want Online Access To Doctors

Nearly three-quarters of people want to be able to get lab results, request appointments, pay medical bills, and communicate with their doctor's office through secure portals, finds Intuit Health study.

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Best Practices: IPv6 Transition

IPv4 is not extinct, exactly, but it may as well be. If you don't act to add IPv6 capability to your network, you're not only limiting the growth and innovation potential of your business, you may also be turning away thousands of customers. In this report, we'll discuss strategies and provide an in-depth look at three real-world deployment models.

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Research: 2011 Backup Survey

There's no excuse for your backup strategy being stuck in a rut. Today's system administrators can take advantage of myriad new and improved data protection technologies, including disk-to-disk backup, virtual tape libraries, data deduplication and cloud-based backups. These and other methods can help overcome two big problems: continued use of backup tapes as an archiving strategy (bad idea) and a lack of data protection for branch offices and remote employees.

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Security Threat Report 2011: Defend Against Malware


Malware lurks everywhere and tricks even the most scrupulous user. Download the 2011 Security Threat Report to protect against malware.
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Businesses Take Action With Twitter
In only a couple of years, Twitter's gone from what seemed like a mere gimmick to one of the fastest ways to spread the word about something. That makes it seem like an ideal medium for a business to raise notice about its products and services, and in fact that's what a great many companies do. To that end, there are cases to be made both for and against Twitter when using it to spread information about what you do.
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Great Lost Software: 16 Gone But Not Forgotten


Apple Announces iPad2

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Getting Granular About Social Media For SMBs

By Michele Pepe-Warren


We know the use of social media is exploding in the business world, but what can vendors of these solutions do to earn more mind--and market--share from small and midsize businesses? The SMB Group will have some concrete answers soon.

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Don't Be Quick To Pull Trigger on Xoom


By Ed Hansberry

One of the features of Motorola's new 3G Xoom tablet is the ability to upgrade to 4G support. As you might have guessed, this isn't an over the air update but one where you send it back via truck. Motorola may keep it for up to six business days to perform the delicate surgery. Six days is forever.

iPad2: A Reflection Of Jobsian Philosophy

By Kurt Marko

The iPad 2 has been covered like a blanket this week, so by now most technophiles already know the essential new features and how it compares both with last year's model and this year's competition, but the key to Apple's success in this market can be found in the closing remarks of Jobs' keynote.


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Is Your Storage Infrastructure Ready For Potential Disasters?


Join this webcast to learn how Oracle's Sun Unified Storage solutions can help you better address backup and disaster recovery needs for Oracle database and application environments.

It happens Thursday, March 10, 2011 -- Time: 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET

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Take Our Deduplication Survey -- You Could Win An iPad!


InformationWeek Analytics is asking for your input on a survey focusing on purpose-built deduplication appliances for backup and data storage. This survey will take approximately 5 to 7 minutes to complete. Upon completing the survey, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 16GB iPad (Wi-Fi) valued at $499 from UBM TechWeb.


Survey ends March 8th

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