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Microsoft Taps Into Open Government Market

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TOP STORY: Microsoft Taps Into Open Government Market

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ANALYTIC REPORT: Encryption Still Eludes Enterprises

WHITEPAPER: Best Practices for Disaster Recovery and Continuity

BLOG: The Fourth Paradigm: All About The Data

WEBCAST: Clustering Database Applications To Lower Costs

RESOURCES: State of the Data Center Survey

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 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 



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Microsoft Taps Into Open Government Market

The software vendor is using Sharepoint, Bing, SQL, Azure, and other tools to seize a chunk of the open government market.


White House Uses Open Source To Open Government

Government Technologist: States As Cloud Service Providers

Open Government: A San Francisco Treat (Video)


EMC Adds VMware Support To Retrospect

Retrospect 7.7 for Windows features integration with VMware Consolidated Backup, energy conservation, and a 64-bit engine.

Strong Sales May Delay Apple iMacs

Apple's two-week delay in shipping 27-inch iMacs could be due to the product's success, said NPD Group.

Toshiba Boosts Smartphone Storage

The 64-GB NAND flash memory module could double internal storage of smartphones.

SMS Privacy Case Heads To Supreme Court

At issue is whether text messages sent on an employee's government-owned device can remain private.

Full Nelson Video: Cisco's 'Health Presence' Showcase

Cisco is applying its telepresence to healthcare in a compelling effort to lower costs and serve its employees, but it's also a bid to show a tangible business idea beyond its relentless messaging.

"Winners do what losers don't want to."
-- Allen Copeland 

Microsoft Launches, Pulls, Twitter-Style Microblog

Software maker yanks Juku social networking site after competitor cries foul.

SMS Project Fights Malaria In Africa

IBM, Vodafone, and Novartis are using text messages to manage supplies of anti-malarial drugs in Tanzania.

Amazon IDs Cause Of Data Center Outage

The failure of two power components at a Virginia data center affected some EC2 operations on December 9th, Amazon Web Services says.

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Encryption Still Eludes Enterprises

Data is a company's most important asset, yet it's also the easiest to
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Featured BloggerThe Fourth Paradigm: All About The Data

Posted By Serdar Yegulalp

Hope you're not tired of buzzwords. After "the network is the computer" and "the cloud," welcome to "data-intensive computing." This time, however, there's far more at work here than a clever turn of phrase.


Google's Chrome Now The No. 3 Browser

Posted by Eric Zeman

Google recently released beta versions of its Chrome browser for the Apple and Linux platforms. After they became available, the number of Chrome users surged past Apple's own Safari browser to become the third-most used browser. But...

Android Round-Up: 20k Apps, Facebook Update, OS2.1 Ported

Posted By Eric Zeman

The Android space continues to heat up. Today, we learned that the Android Market has reached the 20,000 apps milestone, the Android Facebook application has been updated, and Android OS 2.1. has been ported to the Droid.

Instruments That Help Clinicians Deliver Better Care

Posted By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

In the medical world, every day brings new research findings that can potentially alter the prescribed "best practices" for treating patients with any given medical condition to facilitate the best outcomes. But keeping up with volumes of new medical studies is one of the biggest challenges for clinicians wanting to provide the best care possible for patients. That's where clinical decision support tools hold great promise.

Fake Steve Jobs' 'Operation Chokehold' To Strangle AT&T?

Posted By Eric Zeman

Hmm, this is interesting. In order to "send a message to AT&T," Fake Steve Jobs is suggesting all iPhone customers hop on their phones Friday afternoon and run a data-intensive application in an attempt to crash AT&T's wireless network. I have a few thoughts about this.


Clustering Database Applications To Lower Costs

Join us for a conversation with Noel Yuhanna, principal analyst at Forrester Research, to learn how clustering database applications, including Oracle E-Business Suite, Peoplesoft, Siebel, SAP, and other applications with Oracle RAC can reduce server and storage costs, and lighten the load for your database administrators. It happens Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009.
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