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TOP STORY: Microsoft Finds U.S. Leads In Botnets

MORE NEWS: Verizon Inks iPad Deal With Apple

ANALYTIC REPORT: All Oracle, All the Time?

WHITEPAPER: Efficient Backups for VMware

SLIDESHOW: Inside DHS' Classified Cyber Coordination Headquarters

VIDEO: Mobile Computing: A Holistic Approach for Wall Street

BLOG: HP Is Now The Second Leading Ethernet Vendor

WEBCAST: Data Center Reality: One Size Does Not Fit All

RESOURCES: Virtual Event: Navigating The Boardroom: The Growth Imperative

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Friday, October 15, 2010


"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently." -- Henry Ford



Microsoft Finds U.S. Leads In Botnets

The continued prevalence of infected computers has Microsoft arguing for computer quarantines.


Phishers Target Social Media, Universities

Cyber Threats Forecast For 2011

Microsoft Unleashes Massive Security Patch


Verizon Inks iPad Deal With Apple

Apple on Thursday announced that it plans to sell its iPad tablet computer through both AT&T and Verizon Wireless retail stores. Verizon Wireless will sell the iPad bundled with a MiFi hotspot creator.

Best Buy Takes Pre-Orders For Windows Phone 7

Electronics retailer is pushing the HTC Surround ahead of formal Nov. 8 release date.

Mozilla Announces New CEO

Gary Kovacs, a former Sybase and SAP executive, will replace John Lilly.

Facebook, Bing Integration No Game Changer

The addition of friends' recommendations to search results is nifty but won't help Microsoft catch Google, according to Gartner.

VMware Stakes Out Data Center Cloud Leadership

Not everybody may be ready for the virtual data center, but VMware keeps filling holes in the product line as if one day they will be.

Interop Preview: Virtualization, Cloud Top Tech Strategies Agenda

Data center issues haven’t changed in the last few years, says Forrester infrastructure analyst Doug Washburn says, but the specific technologies have. Two years ago we didn’t talk about converged infrastructure or clouds very much, but now they're big topics.

Global CIO: An Open Letter To HP Chairman Ray Lane

While lashing Mark Hurd publicly probably felt good, it achieved little or nothing for HP's customers and employees, and you need to focus on the future.

Apple Awarded Text Message Filtering Patent

It's a censorship tool and a grammar-teaching tool, all rolled into one.

EMC Introduces Greenplum Data Appliance

Billed as a "big data" appliance, the system supports data loading performance of 10 terabytes an hour and is the foundation of EMC's new Data Computing Products Division.

  Digital Issue  


When blade servers debuted a decade ago, vendors claimed the
flexibility IT groups needed when adding compute power to the data
center was now within reach. Unfortunately, that didn't pan out.

Now after that inauspicious start, blade servers are coming into
their own, especially as part of virtualization initiatives.
Get more details exclusively in our Digital Supplement.

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All Oracle, All the Time?

Oracle is finding new ways to redefine IT strategy. And if CEO Larry Ellison has his way, that strategy includes Oracle-optimized, Oracle-configured, and Oracle-integrated systems and infrastructure. In this report, Bob Evans takes a comprehensive look at Oracle's latest strategies, including coverage of Oracle Open World, and provides analysis of the methods and madness of Ellison.

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Featured Report

Server Technology Hits a Crossroads

The value proposition is shifting from the processor to peripheral considerations, such as the ability to effectively implement virtualization, system manageability, and power and cooling. Find out what our State of Server Technology Survey showed before making your next implementation decision.

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Efficient Backups for VMware

Learn how EMC Avamar backup and recovery software data deduplication capabilities deliver fast and efficient protection for VMware environments.
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Storage Multi-Tenancy for Cloud Computing

This white paper will explain why the recent changes in Microsoft infrastructures, including the introduction of a server operating system and a server virtualization solution (Hyper-V), create a compelling opportunity to improve underlying storage infrastructures right now.
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Inside DHS' Classified Cyber Coordination Headquarters

The Department of Homeland Security recently brought its classified National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center down to an unclassified level for one day only, and InformationWeek Government was there to take photos. The facility looks and functions like a state-of-the-art network operations center and much more. The NCCIC, as it's called, is the locus of DHS-led inter-agency cybersecurity work in the federal government. That includes providing an integrated response to cyber threats against government networks, monitoring network sensors across the government and coordinating any requested government aid and response to cyber attacks against private industry networks like power plants or communications networks.   View Now


Cisco Umi Takes Telepresence To The Home

Best Bluetooth Headsets For Business


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Mobile Computing: A Holistic Approach for Wall Street

Financial services companies are becoming increasingly aggressive with their mobile computing strategies and are seeking new ways to provide customers and employees with real-time and secure access to applications.   Watch


Keynote: Peter Hinssen on "The New Normal in IT"

The Personal Side of Business Continuity




Featured Blogger

HP Is Now The Second Leading Ethernet Vendor

By Paul Korzeniowski

The acquisition of 3Com had propelled HP into the number two spot in the Ethernet switch market, according to market research firm In-Stat. In addition, the market is constricting so a handful of vendors account for virtually all of the revenue.


Manage Your Most Important Asset -- Your People

By Michele Pepe-Warren

Some would say that personnel management -- aka hiring and firing -- is part science, part art. While you don't need to have the intellectual wherewithal of a Mensa member or the social savoir faire of a Dale Carnegie type, knowing a thing or two about your company, your market, and what makes people tick can come in handy.

Load Balancer Targets SMB Needs And Budgets

By Keith Ferrell

KEMP Technologies' LoadMaster DR, available as a hardware or appliance or software download, aims to insure that DMB customers have reliable access to the business's servers. And introductory price in the appliance aims to insure that SMBs can afford it.

Government To Protect Us From Bill Shock

By Ed Hansberry

The Federal Communications Commission will be meeting later today and the results could force a shift in how wireless carriers in the US bill their customers. The goal is to reduce or eliminate bill shock for consumers.

Go Daddy Launches SMB Online Advertising Tool

By Jake Widman

The new AdSpace service lets business owners fill out a simple form in order to get an advertising webpage and associated search engine marketing campaign.


Data Center Reality: One Size Does Not Fit All

The architecture of a data center varies considerably depending on the applications that it is designed to serve. Explore three distinct types of data center architectures -- Enterprise data centers, Hosting or IaaS data centers, and Portal or Web 2.0 data centers -- each of which is designed to support a specific business model and has its own operational goals and challenges.

This Webcast takes place on October 14, 2010 -- 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET

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Virtual Event: Navigating The Boardroom: The Growth Imperative

At the award-winning InformationWeek 500 Virtual Event, you'll have an opportunity to experience highlights from the live conference and exclusive content presented in a unique virtual environment that allows you to personally connect with C-level executives from leading global companies.

Speakers will discuss how they're delivering on the most critical business priorities of the day and meeting The Growth Imperative.

Don't Miss This Event, Happening Wednesday, October 13th!

Interop Event: CIO Boot Camp

Top CIOs will show you how to be an effective leader, anticipate technology strategies and drive business value in this two day program at Interop New York, Oct. 18-22. See all the latest IT solutions from 150+ leading vendors including a cloud computing zone and attend free cloud computing sessions.

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