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Microsoft Releases Emergency IE Patch

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TOP STORY: Microsoft Releases Emergency Internet Explorer Patch

MORE NEWS: Bank Of America Taps Cisco For TelePresence

ANALYTIC REPORT: Cisco Cements Next-Gen Strategy

WHITEPAPER: Comprehensive Application Security Solution Revealed

BLOG: Get To Know The Storage I/O Chain

WEBCAST: Implementing Smart Compliance

RESOURCES: Does Your Org Have The Chops To Be Part of the IW 500?

InformationWeek Daily

 Wednesday, March 31, 2010 


"Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses."
-- Confucius 


Microsoft Releases Emergency Internet Explorer Patch

Users of Internet Explorer 6 and 7 are most at risk.


Mozilla To Patch Critical Firefox Bug

Adobe, The New King Of Security Holes

Top 10 Security Challenges For 2010


Bank Of America Taps Cisco For TelePresence

Under a managed service agreement, Cisco will install 200 TelePresence units and provide monitoring, support, and maintenance.

Verizon Intros Push To Talk For BlackBerry

The service is available to enterprise customers using RIM's BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone.

More Connecting TV To Web

Consumers' growing use of PCs and game consoles to access the Internet on TV bodes well for the future of connected TVs, say analysts.

Obama Nominates Defense IT Chief

Teri Takai has been CIO of Michigan and California, winning numerous plaudits along the way.

USDA Awards $500 Million IT Contract

SRA International has been tapped to implement a SAP-based system to modernize the Department of Agriculture's business process systems.

Apple Updates Snow Leopard

The update will improve stability, application compatibility, and security within the Mac and server versions of the operating system.

NHIN Direct Focus Is Health Data Exchange Specs

Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Direct aims to develop interoperability specs, but not to replace statewide and regional health information exchanges.

FAA Teams With IBM On Cybersecurity

The Federal Aviation Administration is using InfoSphere Streams software from IBM to perform "predictive security analytics" on massive volumes of data.

NASA Archiving Social Networking Activity

The U.S. space agency has teamed with The Internet Archive to archive its image, video, and audio collections in a single, searchable resource.

Verizon iPhone Could Come This Year
An Apple iPhone that would run on Verizon Wireless's CDMA network could go into production by September.

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Cisco Cements Next-Gen Strategy

Cisco is positioning itself for the dynamic network of the future with its new high-capacity CRS-3 router and Borderless Networks strategy.

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Get To Know The Storage I/O Chain

By George Crump

Storage performance problems are often circular challenges. You fix one bottleneck and you expose another one. You can't really fix storage I/O, all you can do is get it to the point that people stop blaming storage for the performance problems in the data center. Getting there requires knowing the storage I/O chain.


If You've Got Big Data, You May Want Big Memory

By Charles Babcock

Jas Dhillon, CTO of Taser, explained to me last December how his company has gone from delivering stunning shocks to unruly police suspects to shocking the competition via cloud computing. In continuing to follow its innovative approach, I found a story behind the story of how Taser was able to do this.

Apple Updates iTunes Ahead Of iPad Launch

By Eric Zeman

Today Apple made iTunes version 9.1 available via its software update tools. The new version of iTunes offers just a handful of new features, mostly geared toward Saturday's launch of the iPad.

BlackBerry 9630 Tour Receives OS 5.0 From Verizon

By Eric Zeman

If you're using a BlackBerry 9630 Tour on the Verizon Network, head on over to the Verizon Wireless support pages. Verizon is offering a huge system upgrade to system software 5.0. New features and improvements abound.

Verizon Teases Motorola Droid Owners Yet Again

By Eric Zeman

According to an internal memo, Verizon has resumed rolling out the Android 2.1 update to users of the Motorola Droid. Don't go scrambling for your device quite yet, however.


Implementing Smart Compliance

In this webcast, you will learn how to adopt integrated controls that enables organizations have a clear, unified view of who is accessing what. You'll also learn how to implement preventative, detective and corrective controls for managing user life-cycle as per compliance and security requirements -- and much more!

It happens April 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET

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This issue sponsored by Quantum:
Latest Resources from the Data Deduplication
and Replication Center:
- Reduce storage and network bandwidth by 90%.
- Quantum Cuts Backup Times at U.S. Army Command
- D2D2T Backup Architectures and the Impact of
Data Deduplication
- Achieved 95% reduction in Backup Volume.
Find out who did!


Does Your Org Have The Chops To Be Part of the IW 500?

Nominate your company for the 2010 InformationWeek 500 -- our 22nd annual
ranking of the nation's very best business technology innovators.
Organizations with $250 million or more in revenue may apply now.

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VIDEO: Why America's Culture of Innovation Is Being Met With Global Resistance

At the recent Cloud Connect conference, Accenture managing director for tech strategy Dan Elron explains how America's tradition of tech innovation can actually make it more difficult for the US-based tech sector to succeed on the global stage.

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2010 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators

For the past 21 years, InformationWeek has honored the country's most
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Innovators program will shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative
government IT organizations -- at the federal, state, and local levels.
Nominate your agency by submitting an essay on your most innovative IT
initiative completed within the past 12 months.

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30, 2010.

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Join us for an interactive discussion with HP executives, partners and customers on application modernization trends. You'll hear about the challenges and opportunities other organizations are experiencing and get a better understanding of how business success depends on Agile delivery -- not just Agile development.

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