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Microsoft Preps Record Security Patch Tuesday
To lighten the patch burden over the holiday season, Microsoft plans to release an unprecedented number of fixes in October.
• Windows Phone 7: Backwards Incompatibility Could Limit Appeal
• Microsoft Licenses Palm Technology
• Windows Phone 7 Will Flounder, Gartner Predicts
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The 4 C's Of Interop NYC: Cloud Computing, Consolidation, Consumerization, And CIOs
More than half of the Interop registrants surveyed anticipate that their IT budgets will get a much needed boost in 2012. So where will they be spending that money? Interop general manager Lenny Heymann tells InformationWeek that cloud and consolidation are on the top of the list which is why they're themes at this Fall's event.
Global CIO: As Apple Soars On iPad, Should Microsoft Acquire BlackBerry?
Apple might sell a mind-bending 45 million iPads next year, while Microsoft's only smartphone salvation is to buy BlackBerry maker RIM.
Ellison Threatens Cloud More As Friend Than Foe
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, long a vocal critic, now supports cloud computing, sort of, unless what you're doing falls outside his "definition."
Amazon Reportedly Prepping Android App Store
E-commerce leader would take on Google's Android Market, criticized by consumers and developers for its cumbersome checkout system.
92% Of U.S. Toddlers Have Digital Footprint
Many children's online record begins at birth, or even earlier with uploads of sonogram photos, and privacy experts are warning parents to be careful what they post online.
Google Calendar Disruption Enters Fourth Day
Hosted service problems offer a reminder that 99.9% uptime isn't the same as 100% uptime.
Adobe Shares Plunge As Microsoft Talk Fizzles
Discussions between CEOs of the two software companies dismissed as nothing more than a "routine chat."
Acer Plans Dual Boot Android, Windows Netbooks
Dual-core notebooks will run both operating systems, joining the three current dual boot models Acer's Aspire One line.
Drive-By Malware Blocked By New Tool
BLADE stops malicious websites from performing so-called drive-by-downloads, but can't block social engineering attacks.
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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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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. Download Now
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. Download Now
Microsoft Considers Adobe Acquisition
By Ed Hansberry
The CEOs of Microsoft and Adobe got together today to discuss a number of issues, including Apple's growing dominance in the mobile market. In discussing options, one thing that was not taken off the table is an acquisition of Adobe by Microsoft.
Energy Is 12 Percent of Data Center Costs, Says Gartner
By Lamont Wood
Energy is rising faster than other category of data center expenses, and the rising population of servers is blamed. Could virtualization help?
The Autonomy of Google And Facebook Services
By Jim Rapoza
At last week's TechCrunch Disrupt, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg both touted a new technology that will be key to the growth of both companies. This technology is autonomous search, which lets sites and services know what you're looking for before you even search for it.
Record Microsoft Patch Tuesday Ahead
By George Hulme
Administrators, get your rest this weekend. According to Microsoft's advanced warning, next Tuesday is going to be a record-setter when it comes to software vulnerability updates.
Panda GateDefender Update Cracks Down On Employee Behavior
By Keith Ferrell
Panda Security has introduced hybrid cloud-based content protection for its GateDefender Performa 4.0 perimeter security appliance. One of the things the device protects your company against is your employees' behavior.
Data Center Reality: One Size Does Not Fit All
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