TODAY'S TOP STORY
Microsoft, Nokia Join Forces On Windows Phones
Windows Phone 7 becomes the default operating system on Nokia smartphones under a bold plan designed to lift both companies' fortunes in the mobile market.
• Nokia CEO Laments Company's 'Burning Platform'
• WebOS Plans Put HP On Collision Course With Microsoft
White House Issues Federal Cloud Strategy
The Federal Cloud Computing Strategy seeks to accelerate federal cloud adoption by detailing benefits, outlining a deployment framework, and describing agencies' roles and responsibilities.
Practical Analysis: What Matters Most To IT Pros
Job priorities are changing, but there's more going on here than just the economic hangover
Global CIO: Sam Palmisano Reveals Secret Behind IBM's Century Of Success
IBM's chairman describes the power of culture and long-term thinking in his inaugural speech commemorating IBM's 100th birthday.
Enterprise Collaboration Meets The Super Bowl
Salesforce.com's creative halftime promotion for its Chatter app was a major moment for social software on multiple levels
PayPal Opens Digital Goods Service
The online payment powerhouse is moving into micropayments.
iPhone Nano Cast As Possible Answer To Android
Reports of a smaller, cheaper Apple smartphone have resurfaced, positioning the "iPhone Nano" as the ideal device to slow Android's ascent.
Location-Based Apps Prompt Store Visits, Spending
Foursquare, Groupon, and Facebook hyperlocal offers prompt 20% of mobile users to visit a store and 17% to spend money, a JiWire study reports.
Facebook Pages Redesign Adds Administrator Features
The update, mandatory in early March, mirrors recent changes to individual profiles and includes admin notifications when fans interact with or post comments to a page.
HHS Invests $270 Million In Public Health IT
The funds supporting infrastructure, research, and tracking are part of $750 million allocated for states' disease prevention efforts announced by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Adobe Upgrades Flash Player With ‘Stage Video’
Version 10.2 of the PC video player is up to 34 times more efficient than previous releases, says Adobe.
ANALYTIC REPORTS & WHITEPAPERS
Networking In A Virtualized World
Virtualization is rapidly evolving into a core element of next-generation data centers. This expanded role places new strains on the network. This report explores the technical issues exposed by virtualized infrastructure and looks at standards, technologies, and best practices that can make your network ready to support virtualization.
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How Bar Codes and RFID Deliver Value to Manufacturing and Distribution
This paper shows how advanced bar code and RFID technologies can create sustainable advantages by providing the accurate information required for modern business practices. By implementing bar coding and RFID, companies can realize significant return on investment (ROI). Download Now
Microsoft SQL Server Databases Thrive in the Cloud
This white paper demonstrates how companies that have moved their SQL databases to the cloud have overcome past performance and security concerns to increase operational efficiency, improve availability and scalability, reduce costs, gain a faster-time to-market, and achieve a better return on investment. Download Now
Do Devices Do Enough To Protect Sensitive Information?
By Ed Hansberry
Security has always been a concern with mobile devices, be they laptops or smartphones or something in between. They are easy to leave behind or get stolen depending on where you are. With more and more commerce happening on smartphones, securing the data on your phone is even more critical. Are simple passwords good enough?
Startups Should Not Buy Servers, Says FaceBook CTO
By Lamont Wood
In a BBC interview, the executive says most Silicon Valley startups are now using the cloud rather than buying their own hardware.
Think That iPhone Isn't A Corporate Security Risk?
By George Hulme
If so, you had better think again. Researchers have shown how the passwords on the iPhone can be revealed in less than six minutes.
Did The Verizon iPhone Fizzle?
By Eric Zeman
The iPhone 4 became available from Verizon Wireless nearly four years after the device launched on AT&T. Did anyone buy it?
Will Apple Rock The Phone World Again?
By Kurt Marko
Apple, which long ago ditched the 'computer' in their name, is known more as a phone cum mobile device maker and digital content distributor; and rightly so, their last earnings report showed these non-computer segments accounting for three-fourths of their revenue, with most of that coming from the iPhone. Having defined the smartphone feature set with a high bar all others must match, and with the Verizon model flying off the shelves, one wonders what Apple will do next? How about utterly changing the wireless business model by decoupling the device from the carrier.
How to Grow your Business in a Market of Continual Change
Join Stephanie Stahl, Executive Editor, InformationWeek & TechWeb and Paul Brunet, Vice President, IBM WebSphere and BPM Product Marketing for a discussion on how savvy business managers are using technology to chart a path to growth, partnering with their technology departments to deliver value, and creating an unprecedented advantage over the competition.
It happens Wednesday, February 23, 2010 -- Time: 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET
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Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2011
Now in its fifth year, Web 2.0 Expo is for the builders of the next-generation Web: designers, developers, entrepreneurs, marketers, and business strategists. This year we're focusing on how you can unlock the digital economy as well as the ways you can leverage important ideas for your own success. We'll apply the economic filter to data collection, social connections, social media platforms, browser successes, old media in new channels, and global commerce among other hot topics.
It happens March 28-31 in San Francisco.
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