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Microsoft, Google On Office Computing Collision Course

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TOP STORY: Microsoft, Google On Office Computing Collision Course

MORE NEWS: Linux Graybeards? Yes, But Also A Wisdom Circle

ANALYTIC REPORT: Google For Business: Assessing Google Docs

WHITEPAPER: Monitoring the Web 2.0 User Experience

BLOG: Websites Vulnerable To New Clickjacking Techniques

WEBCAST: Optimizing Storage Usage and Reigning in Storage Investments

RESOURCES: Take Our Data Sharing Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch

InformationWeek Daily
 Friday, April 16, 2010 


"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
-- Mark Twain 


Microsoft, Google On Office Computing Collision Course

By the end of this year, both companies will find themselves on the same fundamental office computing architecture: a hybrid approach that supports both desktop- and browser-based office computing.


First Look: Google Docs Gets Realtime Collaboration

Google Apps Refresh Sets Up Deathmatch With Microsoft

Video: What Makes Google Tick

Special Report: Desktop Apps: Time For Change


Linux Graybeards? Yes, But Also A Wisdom Circle

The annual Linux developer meet-up is underway in San Francisco, with code producers and maintainers looking at ways to improve the process and bring in new blood.

VIDEO: iPad Personal Productivity Apps

A walk through the initial crop of apps: Evernote, Adobe Ideas, and an expense-tracking application called Cube.

Obama Wants Manned Mission To Mars

The President defended plans to kill the space shuttle and cancel a return to the moon, insisting that NASA needs to focus on new frontiers.

SpringSource Adds Messaging To Java

By acquiring Rabbit Technologies, VMware unit SpringSource will become a supplier of tools for building service-oriented cloud applications.

Library Of Congress Archives Twitter

Billions of public tweets will be added to the library's national collection of Web content.

Former NSA Official Leaked Secrets Via Hushmail

The indictment returned in Maryland on Thursday suggests how easy it is to copy and paste secrets.

Washington Debates Broadband Plan

Lawmakers and lobbyists are urging the FCC to decide whether broadband should be classified as a telecommunications service or an information service.

Senators Question Cyber Command Nominee

Gen. Keith Alexander told legislators he'll work closely with the president and Homeland Security to protect U.S. military networks against cyber attacks.

HIT Critical To Improving Patient Care

Supplying medical providers with health information technology will ultimately yield improvements in patient health, says a government report.

Enterprises See Risks In Cloud

Cloud infrastructures aren't yet reliable or secure enough for mission critical apps, say users.

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Google For Business: Assessing Google Docs

The new versions show Google making a few major bets: That what people want most is real-time collaboration on documents, that they'll do it entirely in the cloud, and that, when it comes to features, less is more.

The biggest leap forward -- Google is betting that real-time, online collaboration is the feature people want.

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Featured Report

Leveraging Virtualization for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

How can IT groups best overcome the obstacles to continuity planning? By realizing that it should be the business driving this project, enabled by IT. Leveraging the latest technologies, especially virtualization, in your BC/DR plans is a winning strategy that will boost ROI, cost savings and resource efficiency levels.

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Monitoring the Web 2.0 User Experience

Monitoring the Web 2.0 User Experience
You can't improve what you don't measure--and what you measure matters. In the case of dynamic Web 2.0 applications, what you measure must reflect the real user experience--which can only be captured from within the browser. Discover an effective tool to monitor and boost the web 2.0 user experience.
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Windows 7 Readiness Assessments FAQ

If you're looking to move to Windows 7, a Microsoft Windows 7 Readiness Assessment will analyze your migration project and suggest best practices to ensure you meet deadlines. Check out these FAQs to learn how to use the right asset discovery tools and compatibility testing prior to your migration.
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Featured Blogger

Websites Vulnerable To New Clickjacking Techniques

By George Hulme

At Black Hat Europe, UK-based security researcher Paul Stone has demonstrated new and seemingly powerful attacks that dupe users into activating malicious links on Web sites without their even knowing it.


Gmail Gains Drag-And-Drop Attachments

By Eric Zeman

Gmail's latest new feature reminds us that we should take pleasure in the little things. Starting today, Chrome and Firefox users will be able to drag-and-drop files from their desktop and attach them to emails without using the clunky attachment tool.

FCoE Poised For Adoption

By George Crump

FCoE adoption is getting ready to pick up steam. That's my take from Storage Networking World (SNW). The FCoE sessions and labs seemed well attended. This means that users are getting ready to deploy the technology, and of course, some already have.

Verizon Wireless Officially Unveils The Droid Incredible

By Eric Zeman

Verizon Wireless today ended months of speculation and finally announced the Droid Incredible. We pretty much know everything there is to know about this device already. It will be available for pre-order on April 19, and will hit store shelves April 29.

Optimizing Storage Usage and Reigning in Storage Investments

Data is growing at 50 percent year over year. IT storage complexity is spiraling out of control. Existing storage capacity is underutilized.
Join Mark Peters, senior analyst from Enterprise Strategy Group, and Nimish Shelat, product marketing manager at HP, for a webcast on optimizing storage usage and reigning in storage investments.
It happens April 20, 2010 at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET
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Take Our Data Sharing Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey on data sharing practices in the enterprise. Upon completion, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 32-GB iPod Touch valued at $299 from TechWeb.

Survey ends April 23

Image Gallery: Inside Apple's iPad: FCC Teardown Photos

The FCC posted photos of the inner workings of Apple's game-changing device.

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InformationWeek 500 2010 Registration Ends Soon

Time's running out to nominate your company for the 2010 InformationWeek 500 -- our 22nd annual ranking of the nation's very best business technology innovators. Organizations with $250 million or more in revenue may apply now.

Deadline is April 30

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