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Novell-Microsoft Mistrial | Top 20 IT Trends

InformationWeek Daily
InformationWeek Daily  
  Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Between The Lines ColumnistTop 20 IT Trends In 2011
By Eric Lundquist
The business technology sector went through a lot of changes in 2011. What follows is my list of the most important themes, events, products, and people of the past year.

Top 10 Tech Acquisitions Of 2011
2012 IT Outlook

Novell Vs. Microsoft Ends In Mistrial
Jurors unable to reach a verdict on Novell’s claims that Microsoft intentionally sought to destroy WordPerfect and Quattro.

5 Innovations IBM Says Will Change Your Life
Mind-reading PCs, people-powered generators, and an end to passwords could all become realities within the next five years, according to Big Blue.

Quest Acquires Bitkoo For Cloud Identity Management
Deal reflects the difficulty many businesses face in centralizing identity and access management programs.

Patent Office Presents $50,000 Innovation Challenge
U.S. Trademark and Patent Office turns to crowdsourcing for an algorithm to speed the patent approval process.

Health Information Exchanges Cross Interoperability Milestone
Ohio and Mississippi become the first states to complete an interstate transaction using Direct Project standards.

12 Groups Carry Out Most APT Attacks
Security consultants and the feds are tracking a dozen groups--all out of China--responsible for advanced threats.

Telligent Buys Leverage Software To Boost Cloud Power
Acquisition strengthens Telligent's cloud computing and enterprise social networking products.

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. -- Carol Nelson


12 Groups Carry Out Most APT Attacks
Telligent Buys Leverage Software To Boost Cloud Power
Fundamentals: Application Virtualization
Top 5 Software Development Process Challenges
10 Essential Cloud Apps For SMBs
The Rise of Social Networks in the Enterprise
It's Back! Our Annual IT Salary Survey

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  Digital Issue  
Outlook 2012: IT should expect soaring demand but cautious hiring as companies use technology to try to get closer to customers.

ALSO: 5 Twists In The Coming Year, Inside Windows Server 8, and much more -- EXCLUSIVELY in our December 19 Digital Issue!

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Fundamentals: Application Virtualization
The evolution of virtualization has exposed complexities in application distribution and management that we couldn't have imagined in the days of disposable disk images. Our Application Virtualization report will help you get started.
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Top 5 Software Development Process Challenges
A process framework is a combination of project management, technical practices, and supporting tools. Explore the top 5 process development challenges that software development teams face today and learn best practices and techniques to improve your software development process.
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How To: Create a Timeline to Eliminate Windows XP
Windows XP support ends April 8, 2014. Period. You must decide when to begin your migration to Windows 7, set a target date to have Windows XP out and define the scope of the project. Download this research paper to review Gartner's key findings and recommendations for deploying Windows 7.
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10 Essential Cloud Apps For SMBs
Online tools let you get going fast and pay as you go, two factors that appeal especially to SMBs. From productivity to analytics, these 10 apps deserve your attention.

Benioff's Dream: Toppling Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP's CEO expounds on the social revolution, cloud computing and his goal of creating a $10-billion-a-year company.

Apple Grand Central Store: Quick Tour
Apple's latest retail outlet will pitch products like the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, and MacBook Air to commuters at one of the world's busiest transportation hubs. Check out our visual tour.

10 Epic Android Apps
Among the hundreds of thousands of Android apps, we've rounded up 10 epic, must-have choices. These apps will save your bacon, day in and day out.

5 Cloud Lessons Learned From Finance Industry Gurus
The advantages of private clouds and the lack of good IT talent gets Boston members of the Wall Street Technology Association talking.


10 Innovative Clinical Decision Support Programs
What provides the smarts behind an advanced implementation of electronic health records? Clinical decision support systems. It may be time to revisit your CDS vendor options.   View Now

Apple's Year In Review, 2011
10 Cool iPad Apps From Uncle Sam


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Martin Odersky on Scala
Dr Dobb's talks with Martin Odersky, designer of the Scala Language, about the latest developments and directions in this increasingly popular language.   Watch

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The Rise of Social Networks in the Enterprise
A new software industry is growing to bring the popular features of social networks into enterprise software. Join us for this webcast and learn how social networking techniques can improve business productivity. It happens Thursday, January 5, 2012. More Information & Registration


It's Back! Our Annual IT Salary Survey
For the 15th consecutive year, InformationWeek is conducting its U.S. IT Salary Survey. Upon completion of the survey, you will be eligible to enter a contest for prizes including a Bravia HDTV or iPad 2, and get a link to download our report once it is published.
Survey ends Jan. 20

Cloud Connect Workshops Launched
Meet top cloud computing technology companies in Cloud Connect's ever-growing Expo Hall, and learn about the latest cloud services, applications and platforms. It happens in Santa Clara, Calif., Feb. 13-16.
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