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Between The Lines Columnist 7 Dumb Cloud Computing Myths
By Charles Babcock
You've heard the arguments: The cloud is not secure, costs too much, and wrecks the environment. Let us set you straight.

Cloud's Thorniest Question: Does It Pay Off?
Monitor Amazon Cloud Services On Your iPhone

Sinofsky's Exit Points To Major Microsoft Shakeup
Windows chief's sudden departure comes amid questions about Windows 8 sales and Microsoft's hardware plans.

The Petraeus Affair: Surveillance State Stopper?
Lawmakers, now reminded of their own vulnerability, need to strengthen email privacy protections. Companies need to do more to help customers protect content.

Petraeus Fallout: 5 Gmail Security Facts
Where did the former CIA director and the woman with whom he was having an affair go wrong? Learn from his experience with Gmail.

RIM Promises BlackBerry 10 Handsets Shortly After Launch
RIM insists that its BlackBerry 10 smartphones are nearly ready and will ship soon after the big January 30 launch event.

Oracle Stakes Claim In Engine Yard PaaS
Engine Yard provides an online platform for application developers using different Web languages. Oracle's investment is a way to keep itself in front of those developers.

4G In 2013: Not Just Speed, Density Too
Verizon is close to its 4G target coverage, and rivals have laid out their plans. Here's what's next in the evolution of LTE.

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." -- Lady Bird Johnson


Oracle Stakes Claim In Engine Yard PaaS
4G In 2013: Not Just Speed, Density Too
Research: State of Servers: Full, Fast and Diverse
Forrester Webinar: Balancing Mobile Consumerization with Data Loss Prevention
8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
Service Virtualization: Real World Challenges, Real World Perspectives
InformationWeek 2013 Outlook Survey

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Clinical, patient engagement, and consumer apps promise to re-energize healthcare.

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Research: State of Servers: Full, Fast and Diverse
Infrastructure may be cool again thanks to SDN, but network guys aren't having all the fun: 48% of the 543 respondents to our latest State of Servers poll mix and match server vendors, and 40% are intrigued by rack-based designs, like the one being developed by the Open Compute Project. But it's not all fun and games, as 63% say high virtualization/consolidation ratios are stressing their gear.
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Research: 2012 Social Staffing Survey
The rise in social technology adoption is not reflected in IT hiring - yet - but this is one area where savvy business users could break into IT: While just 9% of respondents to our survey say they plan to increase staff in the area of social/collaboration in the next year, 92% of those who identify it as a top area of staffing increase say no specialized industry certs are required, and 84% are willing to train.
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Forrester Webinar: Balancing Mobile Consumerization with Data Loss Prevention
When you enable mobile users to work from anywhere, and on their personal device, you increase productivity and profits for your organization. But, the benefits come with a new set of security risks from devices and applications that are no longer under your control. This webcast, featuring Forrester Research, addresses how to balance the consumerization of IT with data loss prevention.
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The API Is the New Website
Dan Woods, Chief Analyst CITO Research, outlines enterprise architecture requirements for designing, managing, and protecting APIs and how the emerging API Gateway "proxy" deployment model is speeding deployment across industries.
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8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
As Microsoft and its hardware partners produce Windows 8 devices in droves, here's a look at some of the more noteworthy launches.

10 Best Apps For Samsung Galaxy Notes
Check out these 10 great apps that take advantage of the Samsung phablet's S Pen stylus.

N.Y. Times Data Center Indictment Misses Big Picture
A New York Times examination of increasing data center use and its environmental impact focuses on aging enterprise data centers. A more important issue: How much environmental benefit can we reap from today's modern cloud data centers?

10 Wearable Health Tech Devices To Watch
Wearable medical technology is becoming a hot commodity. As these devices come to market, they have the potential to help both patients and clinicians monitor vital signs and symptoms.

Google Says Government Surveillance Growing
Demands for Google user data and content takedowns are on the rise, some of which are not legitimate.


7 Dumb Cloud Computing Myths
You've heard the arguments: The cloud is not secure, costs too much, and wrecks the environment. Let us set you straight.   View Now

Visual Tour: Kaspersky Mobile Security For Android Phones
9 Ways Skype Professional Network Helps SMBs


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Cisco CEO John Chambers Ready For Battle
It's been a tough couple years for Cisco CEO John Chambers, but he has emerged from the struggle just as spry and confident as ever. CRN editor-at-large Chad Berndtson sits down with Chambers to talk about the competition and the future.   Watch

The Tech Industry & The Stimulus Money: Failure?
Alteryx: Big Data Analytics For Mere Mortals



Service Virtualization: Real World Challenges, Real World Perspectives
Join this interactive panel discussion to hear how industry leaders are employing Service Virtualization as an essential part of their quality management strategy. It happens Wednesday, December 5, 2012. More Information & Registration


InformationWeek 2013 Outlook Survey
We are conducting our annual Outlook Survey to explore how IT leaders are planning their priorities and budgets for 2013. The results of the survey will appear in an upcoming issue as well as in an in-depth report. Take our survey now and enter to win one Samsung Series 5 Chromebook.
Survey ends Nov. 19

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