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Oracle Cloud Office Takes Aim At Microsoft, Google

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TOP STORY: Oracle Cloud Office Takes Aim At Microsoft, Google

MORE NEWS: IE Bests Rival Browsers On Malware Security

ANALYTIC REPORT: RFI: The New Data Center Network

WHITEPAPER: 5 Best Practices to Optimize Server Infrastructure Costs with Virtualization

SLIDESHOW: Flock Browses All Your Social Connections

VIDEO: Ron Green Demos Parallel Building Blocks

BLOG: Windows Phone 7.5 In The Works

WEBCAST: Where is your Data Tonight? A Lesson in Avoiding Headlines, Fines or Worse

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Friday, December 17, 2010


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Oracle Cloud Office Takes Aim At Microsoft, Google

Web-based productivity suite based on open standards includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and drawing software.


Global CIO: Is Larry Ellison Hurting Oracle By Hammering Competitors?

KnowledgeTree Upgrades Cloud-Based Document Management Platform

Google Docs Infiltrates Microsoft Office


IE Bests Rival Browsers On Malware Security

Mozilla Firefox is five times less likely to thwart socially engineered malware than Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9; Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Opera 10 trailed even further behind in NSS Labs' testing.

Global CIO: An Open Letter To IBM CEO Sam Palmisano

We ask IBM's chairman and CEO about analytics, competition, mobility, and how the pursuit of a Smarter Planet will extend the transformation of the world's most-influential IT company.

FBI Allegedly Planted OpenBSD Backdoor

Security experts have questioned the allegation in the absence of hard evidence, but a former FBI contractor contends the agency installed a crypto backdoor in the open source, Unix-derived operating system 10 years ago.

Google TV Update Adds Voice Search

Users will receive the first Google TV software update automatically.

Bing Search Gets The Facebook Effect

Microsoft's search engine overhaul adds social networking results, improved localization, and more intuitive page design.

Apple Updates iTunes

iTunes 10.1.1 fixes several problems, including several that cause last month's software release to crash.

Rackspace Acquires 'Cloud Cockpit' Developer

Cloudkick deal gives hosting provider a suite of tools that unify and simplify cloud management.

Mac App Store Open For Business Jan. 6

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is hoping to recreate the iPhone store's success on the Mac platform.

Sony Outs PlayStation App For iOS And Android

Sony announced that it will soon deliver an official PlayStation application for Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch, and most Android handsets. Don't get too excited, though. It's not what you think.

Microsoft Search Gains On Google, Yahoo

Google continues to dominate the market, reports ComScore's November search engine rankings.

Freescale Boosts Share Of Tablet Processor Market

The leader in e-reader chips is powering 11 tablet PCs, including a growing number of Chinese white box devices.

Five Ways To Fool A Twitter Sentiment Tool

Do sentiment-analysis tools pass the accuracy test? Here are five tests along with results using freely available products.

CyberPower Debuts Advanced Gaming PCs

The high-end computers are integrated with the new AMD Radeon HD 6900 series graphics cards, adding enhanced performance.

HP Acknowledges SAN Password Vulnerability

StorageWorks P2000 G3 storage area network administrators are advised to disable a now well-known default password.

Regulators Approve Qwest Sale To CenturyLink

Colorado utilities commission signs off on the $22 billion deal for the former Baby Bell wireline operation.

  Digital Issue  



• Data Center Consolidation: Federal agencies must
eliminate 800 data centers over the next five years.
Here's how they plan to do it.
• Reform Plan: Federal CIO Vivek Kundra launches a
25-point plan for reforming federal IT management.
• Government Technologist: The hot-button issue of
where government data resides in the cloud.

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RFI: The New Data Center Network

Eight networking vendors provide detailed information for a network redesign to support server virtualization, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, storage and data convergence, and new Ethernet standards.

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Research: Well-Integrated Web Presence

Get strategies and practices for a cohesive approach to your consumer-facing Web sites, based on analysis of our 2010 Corporate Web Presence Survey. Includes impact assessment and best practices framework.

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5 Best Practices to Optimize Server Infrastructure Costs with Virtualization

This whitepaper reveals 5 best practices to maximize virtualization and an approach to identify efficiencies.
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The Compliance Trap

Compliance for compliance's sake is not a best practice in protecting cardholder data.
Learn why compliance is the byproduct of a well-executed information security program that focuses on risk management
and minimizes the use of compensating controls.
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Flock Browses All Your Social Connections

Years before the social networking oriented RockMelt browser there was Flock. Now Flock 3.5 shows that the original social networking browser still has strong features that should interest users looking to integrate social networking into their Web browser. Flock works with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, newsfeeds and, new in this release, LinkedIn. The newest Flock browser is also now based on the Google Chromium engine, providing a faster and more streamlined browsing experience. A social networking sidebar in Flock makes it possible to view status updates from all of your connections on all of your networks and lets users post status updates to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with a single click.   View Now


40 Tech Gifts For The Holiday Season

Google Chrome OS Promises Computing Without Pain


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Featured BloggerWindows Phone 7.5 In The Works

By Ed Hansberry

Microsoft is working on updates to Windows Phone 7 with early 2011 release dates expected. Now we've got information that a big update is arriving at the end of the summer and may be called Windows Phone 7.


ADTRAN Adds Security Solution To Its Product Line

By Paul Korzeniowski

Increasingly, security functions have been integrated into the corporate network layer. In response, ADTRAN unveiled its first suite of Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances.

Making The Kindle Browser Useful, Maybe

By Ed Hansberry

The Kindle continues to burn up the sales charts. It does one thing really well, and about three or four other things pretty badly. One example of the latter is the browser. I've had better browsing experiences with decade old PDAs browsing the web than on a Kindle.

Dell Cites Green Successes

By Lamont Wood

Dell promised two years ago to cut its products' energy consumption by 25 percent, and now claims victory.

Staving Off Social Media Squatters

By Michele Pepe-Warren

The digital age has given us many wonderful things--among them, smartphones, online shopping (and banking), telecommuting, and social networking. But as with anything else, there's a darker side too. Alas, thanks to technology, we now have some not-so-wonderful things to contend with: Spam. Viruses and malware. Identity theft.

What Disaster Are You Planning For?

By George Crump

When the subject of disaster recovery comes up many IT professionals' minds immediately flash to an epic event like a fire, hurricane, tornado or earthquake. While this is fine for a point of reference, what about planning for the more mundane disaster? These simple disasters can often cost you as much in revenue and brand reputation than their larger alternatives.


Where is your Data Tonight? A Lesson in Avoiding Headlines, Fines or Worse

Since 2005, over 510,000,000 potentially sensitive records have been lost, stolen or mishandled. A slew of regulations now require breach notification, meaning enterprises must practice strong data protection. What role does encryption play in protecting data, and how is hardware-based encrypting different from alternatives? This session will review key concepts of encryption, industry standards from the Trusted Computing Group for hardware-based encryption, and deploying such drives in the enterprise.
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