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  Friday, August 5, 2011
The New Federal CIO: A Closer Look
By John Foley
Vivek Kundra's successor, Steven VanRoekel, logged time at the FCC and Microsoft and is known to be an innovator. But he's never been a CIO.
Between The Lines Columnist

Microsoft Vet Replacing Kundra As Federal CIO
Kundra Had Vision, Next Federal CIO Needs Speed

Windows Phone 7 Down 38% Since Launch
Microsoft's smartphone platform may be irrelevant before Mango update and Nokia devices arrive.

HP Cuts TouchPad Price A Month After Launch
Will deep discounts spur sales, or do they signal doom for the relatively new tablet?

iPad Credit Card Reader Hacked As Skimmer
The Square reader for iPhone and iPad converts credit card numbers into plain audio, enabling criminals to convert stolen cards into cash.

10 Keys To Mobile Banking Success
Experts in mobile banking offer 10 best practices every bank should consider when building out second-generation mobile services.

Microsoft Offers Prize Money For Enhancing Windows Security
BlueHat Prize contest focused on new ways to defend against memory-safety exploits.

Wardriving Evolves Into Warflying
Researchers release specs for a DIY radio-controlled plane that hacks systems by air.

Zynga Co-Founder Joins New Team
KIXEYE is the yin to Zynga's yang, as social games explode.

Apple OS X Vulnerability: Advanced Persistent Attacks
Macs are even easier to exploit than Windows via advanced persistent threats, warn security researchers.

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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Posted By ANON12378:
"What about all the Android manufacturers that went into licensing fee deals with Microsoft without a fight BEFORE they bought the patents from Novell. Google is nothing but a bunch of cry baby morons."
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Posted By TJACKMAN000:
"The new CIO must take a closer look at the full range of solutions available to agencies for data storage and not be blinded by the Cloud, however fashionable it may be. "
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Design On A Dime: Upgrading Storage
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Tips to Improve Service Quality and IT Operations
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Google's new social network keeps changing and growing. Check out recent improvements and expert advice for Google+ users.

8 Notorious Android Malware Attacks
Nearly a third of of Android users will fall prey to malware this year. Here's a look at some of the worst Android malware attacks we've seen so far.

Microsoft IT Hiring Problems Bogus, Say Programmers
Tech worker groups say Redmond is exaggerating its difficulties finding IT talent as an excuse to import cheap H-1B help.

Google, Microsoft War On Mobile Patents Rages
Google talks up a "hostile, organized campaign against Android." But who's won over mobile developers?

RIM Won't Live to See 2013, Analyst Says
Unimpressed by RIM's new BlackBerrys, at least one analyst says RIM's co-founders will run the company into the ground.



7 Hottest Features In Windows Phone 7 Mango Microsoft this week shipped its Windows Phone "Mango" update to phone makers--adding key features to the smartphone OS that Microsoft is pitting against Apple iPhone and Google Android. Check out this visual tour of seven significant new functions.   View Now

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Citrix NetScaler: Working with Intel and Microsoft Solutions
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