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TOP STORY: Microsoft Launches Appliance For Building Private Clouds

MORE NEWS: Social Networking Weakens Enterprise Security

ANALYTIC REPORT: Squeeze Play: The Expanding Profile Of Data Deduplication

WHITEPAPER: Tips to Better Customer Data

SLIDESHOW: BlackBerry Protect Slideshow: Mobile Data Safety for the Masses

VIDEO: The Promise Of Cloud Comes To Life (Whiteboard)

BLOG: Spiceworks Community Becomes 'Facebook Of IT'

WEBCAST: Cloud Implementer's Checklist

RESOURCES: Take Our WAN Security Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch!

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010


If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either. -- Source Unknown



Microsoft Launches Appliance For Building Private Clouds

"This offers scalability, efficiency, and the ability to rapidly respond to changing situations," said James Barrese, vice president of technology at eBay, which partnered with Microsoft on the appliance.


Microsoft Readies Windows 7 Service Pack, Cloud Management

Microsoft Aims To Alleviate Health IT Cloud Concerns

Five Predictions Concerning Cloud Computing


Social Networking Weakens Enterprise Security

Trend Micro survey finds 24% of employees access social networks from their business computers.

Thousands File BP Damage Claims Online

Almost 20,000 of the 108,000 claims to receive compensation for damages incurred by the Deepwater Horizon spill were filed online.

VA Halts $500 Million Financial System Overhaul

The move follows an OMB freeze on contracts for new financial systems and other steps aimed at fixing long-standing problems with IT project management.

iPhone Woes Could Hit Apple Earnings

Stock down as testers call into question Cupertino's "optical illusion" explanation for iPhone 4 signal trouble.

Microsoft Issues Four Security Bulletins

July's 'Patch Tuesday' brings a relatively light load of fixes.

E-Mail Improves Patient Outcomes

Kaiser Permanente finds secure patient-physician communications systems result in better care for diabetes and hypertension.

Google Apps Expands Mobile Device Controls

Securing corporate data on mobile devices just got a bit easier for Google Apps admins.

RIM Shows Off New BlackBerry 6 Features

Research In Motion recently published a video demonstration of its new operating system. BlackBerry 6 brings a few new surprises to the table.

Konftel Intros 3G Conference Phone

Device likely to be used by sales forces, disaster workers, and companies moving from landlines to wireless, says mobile analyst.



Squeeze Play: The Expanding Profile Of Data Deduplication

There are many technologies that vendors say will help us get a handle on our storage. These include thin provisioning, data deduplication, improved compression methodologies, disk-to-disk-to-tape backup, encryption, virtual tape libraries, larger disk drives, and faster-performing drives. In this report, we'll touch on many of these and help sort out whether deduplication in particular makes sense in your environment.

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End-To-End Application Performance Management

This report explains how end-to-end application performance management (APM) helps companies achieve performance objectives through intelligent use of data discovered in servers, networks, and other components. It also covers APM use for application development and measuring cloud services.

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Tips to Better Customer Data

Have you ever delivered a loyal customer's order to the wrong address? Such problems share the same root cause: poor-quality data. Download this white paper to find out what you can do to ensure high quality customer data.
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The State of Mobile Security

Consumers continue to express concern over using their mobile devices to conduct transactions, but these fears are born more of perception than reality. The security controls engaged today to mitigate risk at this level are substantial and effective. Get the facts on the true state of mobile messaging security.
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BlackBerry Protect Slideshow: Mobile Data Safety for the Masses

Research In Motion's New BlackBerry Protect lets end users manage their own device for safety -- it can help you find a lost BlackBerry, protect its data, and perform backup and restore. Best of all, it's free!   View Now


Analytics Slideshow: Expanding Profile Of Data Deduplication

Slideshow: Next Generation Defense Technologies


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The Promise Of Cloud Comes To Life (Whiteboard)
InformationWeek Analyst Jonathan Feldman provides a visual case study comparing a five-year cost projection for on-premise vs. co-location vs. cloud for an e-learning company.   Watch



BlackBerry Protect Extends Device Security To The Masses




Featured BloggerSpiceworks Community Becomes 'Facebook Of IT'

By Michele Pepe-Warren

Bob's a pepper. Ben's a pepper. Jay's a pepper. IT folks: Wouldn't you all like to be peppers? No, this has nothing whatsoever to do with a particular soft drink. Or with a group of tech gurus who secretly like to cook in their spare time. This is about the Spiceworks social networking community.


Windows Mobile's Lost Generation of Users

By Ed Hansberry

Steve Ballmer apologized to its partners during Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference saying that the mobile platform missed out on a "whole generation of users." It is evident Microsoft recognizes its mistakes with the mobile market. The question is, will they learn from them?

Patch Tuesday: XP SP 2, Windows Help Center Patches Coming

By George Hulme

Tuesday Microsoft said it will patch the critical Windows Help and Support Center vulnerability that has been widely attacked. This month's Patch Tuesday will also the last day of support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Hewlett-Packard Has Enterprise Upside, Says Morgan Stanley

By Bob Evans

Hewlett-Packard's converged infrastructure technologies and overall enterprise portfolio and strategy should allow the world's largest IT company to outperform expectations and gain share in "IT Data center spending," says a new research note from Morgan Stanley.

Google Adds To Application Development Frenzy

By Paul Korzeniowski

Once upon a time, applications came from large software companies. Not anymore, especially in the mobile space where application development has been something that individuals complete on their lunch hour, in part due to the work of folks like Google.

Cisco Picks Brazil As Next Frontier

By Bob Evans

With 6,000 employees and a full complement of Indian and non-Indian execs in place at its Globalization Centre East in Bangalore, Cisco has selected its "next frontier" on its journey to become a truly global company: Brazil.


Cloud Implementer's Checklist

Once your agency has completed the business case for deploying a private cloud, how do you actually move ahead with your data center transformation? In this InformationWeek Government Webcast, we'll explore steps to get you there, including a to-do list that will be helpful to anyone involved in the project.

It happens Aug. 11.

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Special Report from Internet Evolution:
Can businesses still make money with the
Internet? Sure, but it's not as easy as
it once was thought to be.


Take Our WAN Security Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch!

We are conducting a survey examining WAN security concerns and the measures organizations take to protect data and information traveling across their networks.

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 July 23

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See all the latest IT solutions at Interop New York's comprehensive conference and expo. IT and business leaders attend Interop to learn about cloud computing, virtualization, networking and other innovations that drive productivity and cut costs. Don't miss the leading business technology event, Oct. 18-22.

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