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TOP STORY: Microsoft Preps Record Security Patch Tuesday

MORE NEWS: The 4 C's Of Interop NYC: Cloud Computing, Consolidation, Consumerization, And CIOs

ANALYTIC REPORT: All Oracle, All the Time?

WHITEPAPER: Efficient Backups for VMware

SLIDESHOW: Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Revealed

VIDEO: Apps On The Street: TradeKing Trades On The BlackBerry

BLOG: Microsoft Considers Adobe Acquisition

WEBCAST: Data Center Reality: One Size Does Not Fit All

RESOURCES: Be Part Of Our 2010 Cloud Computing Survey

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Monday, October 11, 2010


"If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?" -- Vince Lombardi



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

  Digital Issue  


When blade servers debuted a decade ago, vendors claimed the
flexibility IT groups needed when adding compute power to the data
center was now within reach. Unfortunately, that didn't pan out.

Now after that inauspicious start, blade servers are coming into
their own, especially as part of virtualization initiatives.
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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.



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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Featured Report

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.
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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.
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Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Revealed
Microsoft has completely updated its mobile operating system with Windows Phone 7, which offers more of a social media focus than one might expect, complete with "hubs" for people, pictures, music, games, and office apps.   View Now

Best Bluetooth Headsets For Business

Cisco Umi Takes Telepresence To The Home


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Apps On The Street: TradeKing Trades On The BlackBerry

In the first part of our Apps On The Street series, TradeKing's Mike Massey shows us how to trade on the broker's new mobile BlackBerry app and tells us what type of content investors are increasingly looking for "on the go."   Watch


It's Personal: Sleep Coaching - Episode 104

Part 2: Don't Dread Threads




Featured Blogger

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

The architecture of a data center varies considerably depending on the applications that it is designed to serve. Explore three distinct types of data center architectures -- Enterprise data centers, Hosting or IaaS data centers, and Portal or Web 2.0 data centers -- each of which is designed to support a specific business model and has its own operational goals and challenges.

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