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Between The Lines Columnist VMware Buys Nicira: Start Of Networking Wars?
By Charles Babcock
VMware's $1.26 billion bid for OpenFlow startup Nicira may herald a new round of competition between physical, virtual network switch vendors.

VMware, EMC Shakeup Hints At Data Center's Future
Maritz's VMware Legacy Defies Doubters

Microsoft Tops H-1B Visa Employer
ListSoftware and tech services companies dominate the 25 biggest corporate users of the labor-import program.

Apple Wins EU Ban Of Smaller Samsung Tablet
German court bans Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 7.7 across the European Union, but allows Samsung to continue selling its Tab 10.1N.

SAP Growing Faster Than Oracle
SAP details strong Q2 marks, says it's growing 20% faster in enterprise applications market during last 12 months and winning 8 out of 10 deals against Oracle.

10 Big Predictions About Big Data
Will Big Data be a force for good or evil by the end of this decade? See if you agree with expert reactions to new Pew Internet Center research.

When Hackers Meet Girlfriends: Readers Judge Our Theory
My modest proposal to deter law-breaking hackers by helping them get girlfriends sparked condemnation, support, and even marriage advice.

Dishonesty Flourishes Because We Enable It
When IT holds the keys to our business-critical systems, employee dishonesty can have serious repercussions. Duke professor Dan Ariely says we're wrong about how to keep employees honest.

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." -- Wayne Gretzky


When Hackers Meet Girlfriends: Readers Judge Our Theory
Dishonesty Flourishes Because We Enable It
IT Pro Impact: Social Pretexting
Workload Automation: Greater Efficiency, Greater Competitiveness
Windows 8: No 99 Cent Apps For You
What's A CIO To Do About The Rise Of Shadow IT?
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IT Pro Impact: Social Pretexting
We set out to manipulate employees using LinkedIn and got connections, interview requests, even sensitive company information. Here's how to test your organization for these leaks--and help prevent them.
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Workload Automation: Greater Efficiency, Greater Competitiveness
Is your IT automation being driven by business? Does your IT automation solution keep pace with new and diverse applications or respond to real-time business events? Download this white paper to find out why best-in-class workload automation tools can support these new demands and deliver a single end-to-end infrastructure view.
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Modern Malware for Dummies
Malware continues to evolve and become more complex. Download this report to learn how today's malware works and how it has evolved to outpace traditional approaches to security.
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Windows 8: No 99 Cent Apps For You
Cheapest Windows 8 apps will be 50% more expensive than least costly Apple apps, Microsoft reveals.

iPhone 5 Parts Leaks Suggest Minor Design Changes
Next-generation iPhone hits production for an expected fall release. Images of components point to a larger screen, but a similar design to the iPhone 4/4S.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet: 10 Coolest Features
Google's Android 4.1 slate takes aim at Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire.

Google Drive: 10 Alternatives To See
Dropbox, Box, iCloud, and now, Google Drive, have the most familiar names. But many alternative services satisfy a variety of storage, backup, and file-sharing needs.

Samsung Galaxy S III Visual Tour: Android Superphone
Samsung's Galaxy S III looks more elegant and thin than the company's previous smartphones, with an even larger display. It is a fantastic media consumption unit.


Health IT Pros Face Salary Gap
Electronic medical records, compliance, and other initiatives are driving demand for health IT pros. But according to InformationWeek's 2012 Salary Survey, their compensation still trails that of IT professionals across all industries.   View Now

Microsoft Office 2013: 10 Best Features
Python For iOS Brings Coding To iPad, iPhone


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Highlights: Microsoft Introduces New Office and Windows 8
During Monday's exclusive press event, Microsoft previewed Office's new social features as well as the new Windows App Store.   Watch

Windows 8, Microsoft Parties Like It's 1995
SAS CEO Dr. Jim Goodnight



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