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InformationWeek Daily  
  Friday, June 24, 2011
Between The Lines ColumnistMy Mistake: 10 CIOs Share Do-Over Worthy Moments
By Chris Murphy
Leading CIOs share the decisions that they'd still like to take back. Check out their lessons learned from mistakes on costs, culture, career path, and more.

10 Lessons In IT Strategy From Ex-HP CIO Randy Mott
My 4 Fundamentals Of Effective IT Communication

Android Smartphones 4x More Likely To Break Than BlackBerrys
Devices that run Google's Android platform have the highest number of technical support calls for hardware problems. RIM's devices have the lowest.

Between The Lines Columnist 14 Cool Mobile Apps From Uncle Sam
From a NASA app that keeps you up to date on space news to a Smithsonian app that shows what you'd look like as a caveman, federal agencies have cooked up innovative mobile apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry users. Here are 14 of the most popular.

ForeScout Virtual Appliance: Security For BYOD Era
Mobile devices have changed the rules for access control. ForeScout hopes that virtualization will give its customers more choice in NAC deployment.

McKesson Buys Portico To Gain ACO Financial Tools
Portico has spent nearly a decade developing technology that manages healthcare provider contracts and financial arrangements for insurance companies.

Your Company's Next Secret Weapon: Cloud APIs
Netflix beat Blockbuster using a smart API strategy--and more companies can now do the same to undermine rivals, said cloud experts at Structure 2011 conference.

Broadvision Tackles Customer-Facing Collaboration
Clearvale Social Customer Management option opens corporate communities to customers and partners.

Top Medical Groups: Meaningful Use Program Needs Fixing
AMA, AHA, CHIME, HIMSS, and other big players urge HHS to reduce regulatory complexity on physicians.

Satyam Post-Scandal Wins Saab Aerospace Contract
Mahindra Satyam deal to do aerospace engineering for Saab points out Indian outsourcers' drive to move beyond routine software development.

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it. -- Frances Wright


Top Medical Groups: Meaningful Use Program Needs Fixing
Satyam Post-Scandal Wins Saab Aerospace Contract
Deduplication To Optimize Disaster Recovery
Tips for Implementing a Cloud Model
Revealed: Nokia's 'Sea Ray' Windows Phone
Find an Assured Unix Platform For Oracle Applications with SPARC and Solaris
Special Report: Enterprise 2.0

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  Digital Issue  
A well-planned approach to centralized storage will save you time and money in the long run.

ALSO: You can't afford to keep operating without redundancy for critical systems -- but business units must prioritize before IT begins implementation. We have the lowdown -- only in our June Digital Supplement

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Deduplication To Optimize Disaster Recovery
Designing infrastructure for business continuity and disaster recovery requires a mix of business and technological savvy. Deduplication at the disk and the network level can make it easier to move and store critical information in your DR environment.
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Cloud Security: Understand The Risks Before You Make The Move
In this report, we explain the risks and guide you in setting appropriate cloud security policies, processes and controls. Plus: How to catch up when security is an afterthought to a cloud migration.
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Tips for Implementing a Cloud Model
Cloud computing provides end users with the services they need, lets businesses take advantage of economies of scale and optimizes workloads. But given all the things to consider when leveraging a cloud model, implementing one is daunting. Discover how to plan, manage and safeguard a public, private or hybrid cloud and deliver applications for the cloud.
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Eliminate Oversizing Data Center and Network Room Infrastructure Costs
The single largest avoidable cost with the typical data center and network room infrastructure is oversizing with the utilization of the physical and power infrastructure averaging much less than 50%. Download this white paper to review the facts and statistics of oversizing and discover an architecture and method for avoiding these costs.
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Revealed: Nokia's 'Sea Ray' Windows Phone
The Finnish phone maker's first Microsoft-based device appears to be a modified version of the N9.

Slideshow: Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Revealed
Microsoft has completely updated its mobile operating system with Windows Phone 7, which offers more of a social media focus than one might expect, complete with "hubs" for people, pictures, music, games, and office apps.

Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Prepare For Battle
With the impending launch of Microsoft's cloud-based version of Office, Google is celebrating customer wins as it girds for war.

Firefox 5.0: 5 Reasons To Upgrade
Stability, speed, and better Android support stand out among changes in the newest version of Mozilla's popular Firefox browser.

The End Is Near For Paid Antivirus On PCs
The rise of free but "good enough" software spells an end to the days of having to pay for PC antivirus software.



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

10 Crowdsourcing Success Stories
12 Hot Mobile Medical Apps


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Extrahop Tackles Application Performance Management
Extrahop's appliance captures full transactions for detailed, real-time performance analysis.   Watch

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Find an Assured Unix Platform For Oracle Applications with SPARC and Solaris
This webcast will examine how Oracle SPARC servers and Oracle Solaris are engineered to provide optimal performance for Oracle software and why they offer an attractive alternative to other Unix platforms. Learn about Oracle's 4 year roadmap for SPARC servers and how Oracle's clear strategy can help you simplify your IT infrastructure and deliver better support for most important business applications. More Information & Registration


Special Report: Enterprise 2.0
Our colleagues at The Brainyard are at Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston this week, reporting on all the action -- before, during, and after the event. Visit our Special Report for all the very latest!
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Virtual Event: The Optimized Enterprise
This unique virtual event will feature presentations and discussions on the key topics related to creating a more competitive and efficient financial services organization.
It happens June 23 - Don't Miss It!

Survey: Content Management In The Enterprise
We are conducting a survey examining the struggles IT faces in managing content, and whether enterprise content management products make a difference. Respond to the survey and be eligible to win an iPod Touch.
Survey ends June 24

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