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Network Security Threats Rise; Data Center Trends

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TOP STORY: Network Security Threats Increasing

MORE NEWS: Analytics Gallery: 2010 Data Center Operational Trends Report

ANALYTIC REPORT: Leveraging Virtualization For Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery

WHITEPAPER: Windows 7 Deployment

IMAGE GALLERY: Image Gallery: SAP Unveils Integrated BI Strategy Roadmap

VIDEO: Wall Street vs. LTE

BLOG: Oracle Offering CTO In A Box

WEBCAST: Grid Consolidation on Private Clouds

RESOURCES: The Battle For Mobile Supremacy

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Monday, June 28, 2010


"I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy." -- Richard Feynman



Network Security Threats Increasing

IT managers say mounting security risks combined with insufficient budgeting and staffing puts their organizations in danger, according to a netForensics study.


Senators Say Cybersecurity Bill Has No 'Kill Switch'

Google Finds Flaws In Android Security Report

Silent Security Fixes Are A Calculated Risk


Analytics Gallery: 2010 Data Center Operational Trends Report

Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Tipping the Scales: 2010 Data Center Operational Trends," an analysis of the approaches for boosting data center efficiency and technological capabilities amid ongoing budgetary pressures.

Image Gallery: Apple iPhone 4, A True Teardown

UBM TechInsights provides a teardown of the iPhone 4, revealing all of the major components, including the processor, the new gyroscope and more.

iPhone 4 Launch: 1.5M Sold, 77% To Upgraders

Apple has not yet released official iPhone 4 sales figures, but analysts guess that most of the approximate 1.5 million iPhones sold opening weekend are going to previous iPhone owners.

Congressmen Ask Apple To Explain Privacy Policy Changes

Concerns over reports suggesting Apple is collecting and sharing geo-location data of iPhone and iPad users prompted the request sent to Steve Jobs.

WiFi Hacker Indicted In Veep Threat

A Minnesota man is accused of sending threatening e-mail to Vice President Biden through his neighbor's WiFi network.

NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill

The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.

OMB Launches Payment-Accountability Site

Move supports the Obama administration's goal to stop improper payments made by federal agencies.

Windows Phone 7 An 'Ad Machine'? No Thanks

Microsoft needs Windows Phone 7 to be a success when it launches later this year. Calling it an "ad-serving machine" is not going to help Microsoft sell many Windows Phone 7 devices.

Apple Admits iPhone 4 Antenna Glitch

Company says its new phone's performance can suffer if held incorrectly.

Nokia Moving N-Series To MeeGo

The Linux-based operating system will power Nokia's flagship smartphones, while lower-end phones will still run on Symbian.



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Leveraging Virtualization For Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery

Business continuity and disaster recovery have long been sore points for IT. Now that server virtualization is widespread and with VDI about to go mainstream, can we leverage these technologies to make true continuity a reality--or at least make recovering from disaster faster and less expensive?

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Featured Report

5 Steps To Get -- And Stay -- FISMA Compliant And Secure

Implementing a program that is effective in actually securing assets and will continually address compliance is difficult. Guidelines such as the NIST 800 series, the Center for Internet Security Standards or even DISA's Security Technical Implementation Guides are confusing, and furthermore, much of the underlying data to be protected changes so quickly that yearly reviews of controls are woefully ineffective. Here's a better plan.

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Windows 7 Deployment

Check out what the industry's leading experts say in this free Microsoft Press eBook with selected chapters from the Windows 7 Resource Kit on Deployment Platforms, Planning, Testing Application Compatibility, to name a few.
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BlackBerry Best Practices

Take a tour of BlackBerry administrative features and tools that can make your job easier, and get a better understanding of BlackBerry IT policies.
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Image Gallery: SAP Unveils Integrated BI Strategy Roadmap

Laying out an ambitious roadmap at its SAPPHIRE NOW conference in May, SAP executives detailed an in-memory, tech-powered plan to unite enterprise applications and business intelligence. If it succeeds, the plan will change the course of IT.   View Now


Image Gallery: iPhone vs. iPad Gyro Slot


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Wall Street vs. LTE

2:30 PM Investors don't seem thrilled with LTE. Is it because no one sees a clear path from bigger bandwidth to higher profits?   Watch


First Look: Droid X

TeleGraham: Lies, Damned Lies & Broadband Speeds





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Oracle Offering CTO In A Box

By Bob Evans

Putting more muscle at the point of revenue, Oracle is supplying its largest customers with "client architects" to advise CIOs "on how to shape their architectures in concert with Oracle's investments," says company president Charles Phillips. He added that these technical advisors "essentially serve as dedicated CTOs for our large customers."


There's No (New) Internet Kill Switch

By Thomas Claburn

The Lieberman-Collins cybersecurity bill passed out of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Thursday to await consideration by the full Senate. But not everyone is satisfied with what it says.

The Types Of SSD Cache

By George Crump

In our last entry we discussed the value of using solid state disk (SSD) as a cache, which provides a simpler on-ramp to the accelerated world of SSD. With SSD cache there are no or limited changes needed to applications and using SSD as a cache does not require a large capacity investment in the more premium priced technology.

American Express OPEN Launches SEM Tool For SMBs

By Michele Pepe-Warren

American Express OPEN has taken the wraps off of SearchManager, its latest digital tool for SMBs.

iPhone 4 Reports

By Ed Hansberry

The latest iPhone has officially launched and reports are coming in on how the device is performing. Overall, it is a welcome improvement over the 3GS version it replaces, though there are a few issues. Some should be fixable via firmware updates. Others though may have to wait until the next production batch has been made.


Grid Consolidation on Private Clouds

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Hear from Oracle experts how these technologies can now be used to consolidate your databases to a private cloud, where you can realize the efficiencies of multi-tenancy, rapid provisioning, and pay-for-use infrastructure. And learn how Oracle delivers key cloud capabilities, providing elastic database services that can be quickly provisioned on demand.

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The Battle For Mobile Supremacy

While it won't be long before billions of smartphones and tablets are in buyers' hands, PC history tells us that, of the dozen or so mobile platforms currently in play, not all can survive. It's clear that the warchests are opening up to win the battle for global mobile supremacy.
But who will reign supreme?

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There's Still Time To Attend Black Hat USA 2010

This year's event will be hosted at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, July 24-29, and offer over 50 multiday training sessions and seven tracks of topical briefings presentations provided by the most respected security experts in the world.

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