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  Monday, July 18, 2011
Between The Lines ColumnistCisco Launches 60 Watt Ethernet Power
By Andy Dornan
With double the amount of power delivered by Cat 5 networking, new switch modules can power thin clients, IP turrets, and even other switches.

Cisco Live Wrap-Up: UCS, Virtualization Advances
Cisco Unclogs Enterprise Video Distribution

Microsoft To Launch Social Networking Site?
Leaked "Tulalip" project may be a response to Google+, but for now Redmond is playing it coy.

Verizon 4G Phones, AT&T LTE Network Don't Mix
Long Term Evolution networks were supposed to help U.S. cellular phone users gain more freedom to swap between carriers.

IT Can Boost Service And Profitability
Newly appointed insurance company CIO will shepherd in-flight claims and billing system implementations and boost existing analytic capabilities...

Cyber Strategies: National Security Versus Child Pornography
Among the interesting findings of an audit of the FBI's cyber crime capabilities: how Congress budgets the bureau, as well as the extent to which all cyber crime is local.

vKernel Boosts Virtualization Data Management Capabilities
Capacity Analytics Engine software gets an API to help users write programs to monitor, manage, and bill for usage.

Should Enterprise Software Be Just Like Facebook?
Enterprise social networks are often adopted to be "like Facebook for our company." But there are a few Facebook characteristics you shouldn't be so quick to imitate.

National Health IT Coordinator Endorses 'Meaningful Use' Delay
Speaking to chief medical information officers, Dr. Farzad Mostashari says the current timeline creates a 'disincentive' for providers to meet federal standards this year.

How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him. -- Frank Herbert


Should Enterprise Software Be Just Like Facebook?
National Health IT Coordinator Endorses 'Meaningful Use' Delay
Design On A Dime: Upgrading Storage
Top Three reasons ITIL is essential to the cloud
iOS 50% Bigger Than Android, For Now
Virtualize Without Compromise
Get Ready For Interop New York

Posted By HCAUYUI000:
"I'll just observe first before joining the bandwagon which is Google+. I'm just hopeful that it will create a better Social Media for everyone of us!"
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Posted By ComfyInPHX:
"It's very unfortunate that EMC has decided to do this. I understand that they'd like to continue to pay their sales people the high commissions, but I don't want to be part of that mess.
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The vendors, contractors, and other outside parties with which you do business can create a serious security risk. Here's how to keep this in check.

PLUS: Focusing solely on your own company's security ignores the bigger picture.

And much more, exclusively in Dark Reading's July 18th Digital Issue.

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Design On A Dime: Upgrading Storage
We analyze SME responses to our 2011 State of Enterprise Storage Survey and discuss which techs will best serve these businesses.
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Bending The 80/20 Barrier: Automation Is Just the Start
IT is caught in a squeeze between requests for new applications, services, and device support and demands from upper management to keep budgets lean, staffing light, and operations tight. These are irreconcilable objectives as long as we spend the vast majority of our resources on legacy services. services and applications.
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Top Three reasons ITIL is essential to the cloud
Cloud computing and hybrid delivery models promise to help IT seamlessly integrate services. But when services are both in- and out-sourced, the emphasis on service levels, trust, security, and the user experience becomes critical. Discover how, in hybrid environments, ITIL v3 and service lifecycle management help avoid cloud sprawl and chaos, minimize the risk of service disruption, and maximize user satisfaction.
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Email Archiving: Top Ten Myths and Challenges
Storing, managing and searching email is a core business requirement. Discover the top challenges businesses face when deciding to implement an email archiving solution and learn what to consider before moving forward.
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iOS 50% Bigger Than Android, For Now
At the current growth rate, Google will activate 65 million Android smartphones in the next 8.5 weeks.

Bridgestor Launches Symantec Backup Exec Appliance
The backup and storage device is aimed primarily at midsize businesses and combines Symantec's data deduplication and Bridgestor's hardware-based thin provisioning and data compression capabilities.

Netflix Outage Adds Fuel to Pricing Outrage
Breaking: Netflix streaming outage steams users.

Google News Gets Gamified
Social elements are popping up throughout Google's services, and Google is encouraging its users to open up and share more.

Users Outraged Over New VMware Pricing Policy
Licensing costs will skyrocket to indefensible levels under new method of charging for memory usage.



12 Brawny Business Intelligence Products For SMBs Business intelligence isn't just for the big boys anymore. Check out our short list of star SMB options, from easy-to-deploy SaaS choices to affordable versions of the biggest BI suites.   View Now

50 Most Influential Government CIOs
10 Hot iPad Apps For Summer


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10 Hot iPad Apps For Summer Summertime--and the tablet apps are everywhere. With the recent launch of the Apple iPad 2, application developers just keep on finding new ways to exploit the tablet's portability and beautiful display. Check out these free and low-cost tools for planning summer fun, or just kicking back during your vacation time.   View Now

HP TouchPad Tablet: Visual Tour
14 Cool Mobile Apps From Uncle Sam



Virtualize Without Compromise
Attend this webcast to learn how to avoid the common pitfalls of virtual machine data protection and how you can prepare yourself for a successful virtualization project. It happens Thursday, July 26, 2011 -- Time: 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET More Information & Registration

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Get Ready For Interop New York
See the latest IT solutions at Interop New York. Learn to leverage business technology innovations -- including cloud, virtualization, security, mobility, and data center advances -- that cut costs, increase productivity, and drive business value. Save 25% on Flex and Conference Passes or get a Free Expo Pass with code CPFHNY25.
It happens in New York City, Oct. 3-7, 2011

Take Our Federal Government IT Priorities Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch!
We are conducting a survey to determine what federal government IT organizations are doing to tackle diverse challenges and make tough decisions. Respond to the survey and be eligible to win an iPod Touch.
Survey ends July 15

Virtual Event: Business Mobility Unleashed
Zero in on the top mobile technologies and techniques to ensure your organization thrives in the wireless world. Attend this virtual event and learn about strategies and products that offer remote user applications support, Wi-Fi management, security features, and device management.
It happens Thursday, July 14 -- Register Today!

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