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Oracle-SAP Trial Threatens HP; Windows Phone 7

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TOP STORY: Global CIO: In Oracle Trial, HP Might Pay Higher Price Than SAP

MORE NEWS: Windows Phone 7 Still A Work In Progress

ANALYTIC REPORT: All Oracle, All the Time?

WHITEPAPER: Efficient Backups for VMware

SLIDESHOW: Inside DHS' Classified Cyber Coordination Headquarters

VIDEO: Part 3: Don't Dread Threads

BLOG: Who's Responsible For Patching Your Business?

WEBCAST: Data Center Reality: One Size Does Not Fit All

RESOURCES: Virtual Event: Navigating The Boardroom: The Growth Imperative

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


"A culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a principle of greatness." -- Jim Collins



Global CIO: In Oracle Trial, HP Might Pay Higher Price Than SAP

While SAP will have to pay archrival Oracle many millions of dollars, HP's paying a steep toll in ongoing distractions tied to its CEO and board.


Global CIO: Larry Ellison Will Be Crucial Witness At Oracle-SAP Trial

Ellison Threatens Cloud More As Friend Than Foe

Global CIO: Are HP And SAP Perfect Match Or Train Wreck?


Windows Phone 7 Still A Work In Progress

Ecosystem not fully developed as key features, apps, partners won't arrive in time for holiday shopping season.

Microsoft Unleashes Massive Security Patch

It's another record-breaking month for fixing software flaws.

2011 Spending Rise: Social, Private Cloud, Mobile?

IT executives continue to say that IT spending will increase in 2011, but what will they spend their budgets on? What growth initiatives will they look to fund? We've been listening for some hints.

VSS Enterprise Completes Piloted Test Flight

Virgin Galactic's sightseeing space ship clears another hurdle on the way toward carrying paying passengers.

AT&T Takes U-verse TV To Windows Phone 7

Internet television service, already available on the iPhone, is also coming to Xbox 360.

Smart Grids Offer Cyber Attack Opportunities

Hackers are likely to exploit the 440 million potential targets researchers predict smart grids will offer by 2015.

Amazon Introduces Kindle Singles For Short Works

The new section of the Kindle e-book stores is for authors whose works are larger than a magazine article but less than the typical novel.

iPhone 4 More Breakable Than iPhone 3GS

A company called SquareTrade, which provides warranties for consumer electronics, says that according to its data, the iPhone 4 is more apt to break than the iPhone 3GS.

Google Backs Wind Power Superhighway

By investing in offshore turbines, Google hopes to generate solid returns in addition to renewable power.

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All Oracle, All the Time?

Oracle is finding new ways to redefine IT strategy. And if CEO Larry Ellison has his way, that strategy includes Oracle-optimized, Oracle-configured, and Oracle-integrated systems and infrastructure. In this report, Bob Evans takes a comprehensive look at Oracle's latest strategies, including coverage of Oracle Open World, and provides analysis of the methods and madness of Ellison.

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Server Technology Hits a Crossroads

The value proposition is shifting from the processor to peripheral considerations, such as the ability to effectively implement virtualization, system manageability, and power and cooling. Find out what our State of Server Technology Survey showed before making your next implementation decision.

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Efficient Backups for VMware

Learn how EMC Avamar backup and recovery software data deduplication capabilities deliver fast and efficient protection for VMware environments.
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Storage Multi-Tenancy for Cloud Computing

This white paper will explain why the recent changes in Microsoft infrastructures, including the introduction of a server operating system and a server virtualization solution (Hyper-V), create a compelling opportunity to improve underlying storage infrastructures right now.
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Inside DHS' Classified Cyber Coordination Headquarters

The Department of Homeland Security recently brought its classified National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center down to an unclassified level for one day only, and InformationWeek Government was there to take photos. The facility looks and functions like a state-of-the-art network operations center and much more. The NCCIC, as it's called, is the locus of DHS-led inter-agency cybersecurity work in the federal government. That includes providing an integrated response to cyber threats against government networks, monitoring network sensors across the government and coordinating any requested government aid and response to cyber attacks against private industry networks like power plants or communications networks.   View Now


Cisco Umi Takes Telepresence To The Home

Best Bluetooth Headsets For Business


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Featured BloggerWho's Responsible For Patching Your Business?

By Keith Ferrell

What's your business's patch policy, who's in charge of it -- and should Microsoft's latest Biggest Patch Tuesday Ever prompt you to review it?


Selecting Storage For Server Virtualization - Capacity

By George Crump

In this entry we will return to our series on selecting storage solutions for the virtualized server environment focusing now on dealing with capacity, storing the virtual server images and all their related data. For most environments shared storage is a presumed need, but making sure you purchase a system that can scale to meet future capacity requirements is critical.

Smartphone Video Conferencing Not Happening Just Yet

By Paul Korzeniowski

Recently, smartphone vendors have been enhancing their devices -- video capabilities, but Juniper Research projects that only a small percentage of users will take advantage of the new functionality.

It's Not (Just) About EMR Software Security

By George Hulme

We recently discussed a report that provided an overview of the security breach trends at 300 health care providers. Some took the post to be a condemnation of EHR security. That is too narrow of an interpretation. The post was meant to convey the lack of maturity, pervasive in the health care industry, when it comes to security controls.

Should Sony Turn The PSP Into A Phone?

By Ed Hansberry

The portable gaming industry hasn't been faring well as of late, and much of it is because today's smartphones are capable of excellent gameplay, plus you get so much more than just gaming. Can Sony turn its PSP fortunes around by turning it into a phone?


Data Center Reality: One Size Does Not Fit All

The architecture of a data center varies considerably depending on the applications that it is designed to serve. Explore three distinct types of data center architectures -- Enterprise data centers, Hosting or IaaS data centers, and Portal or Web 2.0 data centers -- each of which is designed to support a specific business model and has its own operational goals and challenges.

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