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Oracle Sun Merger Wins EU Approval

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TOP STORY: Oracle Sun Merger Wins EU Approval
MORE NEWS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Launch Set For May

ANALYTIC REPORT: Data-Centric Protection: The Evolution Continues

WHITEPAPER: SharePoint vs. Novell Teaming: A Competitive Comparison
BLOG: Sloppy Software Dev Exposes Google Hacker Holes
WEBCAST: Unified Enterprise Network Management
RESOURCES: Virtual Event: Modernizing IT Governance, Risk, And Compliance To Accelerate Flexibility And Visibility

InformationWeek Daily
 Friday, January 22, 2010 


"There are two levers for moving men: interest and fear."
-- Napoleon Bonaparte 


Oracle Sun Merger Wins EU Approval

Larry Ellison's company says it now expects to close the deal shortly on heels of nod from the Continent's competition watchdogs.


Global CIO: Oracle To Reveal Sun Strategy Jan. 27

Global CIO: 'Oracle-Sun Layoff Prediction: Hold Analyst Accountable

Global CIO: Microsoft, Oracle Getting Montana Boot?


Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Launch Set For May

An add-in, in-memory BI engine for Excel and a Sharepoint add-in are among the database upgrades.

Census Mulls Counting On The Cloud

As it prepares for the 2010 enumeration, the U.S. Census Bureau is tapping the cloud for software-as-a-service and Web hosting.

EBay Income Up Sharply

The online auction company's 4Q income nearly quadrupled on the success of its PayPal operation and spin-off of Skype.

Amazon Opens Kindle To Developers

The Kindle SDK will allow software developers to create and sell applications through the Kindle Store.

Microsoft Releases Critical Internet Explorer Patch

With exploit code already in circulation, Microsoft has made a planned February browser fix available immediately.

Opera Acquiring AdMarvel

The browser builder joins the ranks of tech companies, including Apple and Google, buying mobile ad firms.

Cellular South Quits CTIA

The carrier left the wireless industry trade group to protest the dominance of major wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon.

YouTube To Test Movie Rentals

Google is exploring ways outside of advertising to earn money from its online video site.

Data-Centric Protection: The Evolution Continues

In this InformationWeek Analytics Informed CIO report, we discuss where new technologies come in, and where properly applying processes and products you already own is more important. Learn more about data loss prevention, database activity monitoring and blocking, encryption, and information rights management.

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Using Service Providers To Boost Protection

While the SaaS market is, in many ways, still in its infancy, hosted e-mail security firms are leading the way thanks to ease of implementation and many obvious benefits. Still, these services aren't without risks. In this report, we'll discuss how to determine what mix of in-house and hosted mail makes sense for your organization.

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SharePoint vs. Novell Teaming: A Competitive Comparison

Business and IT managers everywhere are evaluating next-generation collaboration solutions to improve user productivity and reduce costs. Get essential information about how Novell Teaming and Microsoft SharePoint compare in the areas of flexibility, affordability, usability and innovation. Read the whitepaper

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Provide IT Support From Your iPhone

See how the LogMeIn Ignition app for iPhone provides top-notch IT support by accessing computers even when you're away from them.
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Featured BloggerSloppy Software Dev Exposes Google Hacker Holes

Posted by Alexander Wolfe

i've ranted on the subject before, but it's worth sounding off again in light of the recent China hacker breaches of Gmail: Poor software development procedures are the big reason major firms are apparently running around scared witless that their products are vulnerable to cyberattacks.


Impressions Of Palm Pre Plus And Pixi Plus

Posted By Eric Zeman

I've spent the last few days using both the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus. These new Verizon-branded versions of Palm's two webOS smartphones are solid devices, but each lacks a few things here and there.

Nokia Makes The Smart Move With Free Maps

Posted By Eric Zeman

Nokia is finally taking a page from Google's book and has freed up its mapping and navigation services for all its GPS-equipped phones. Now that it is free, people might actually use it.

T-Mobile Changes SIM Unlock Rules

Posted By Ed Hansberry

T-Mobile is changing its SIM unlock policies for the better, though they had a bit of prodding as the result of a class action lawsuit. It will be easier for those that travel to other countries with their phone or for former customers who's accounts were closed while in good standing.

Websense To Monitor Facebook Pages

Posted By Adam Ely

Today Websense released what is touted as the first security application for Facebook, developed via its recently acquired Defensio brand. Facebook users can now monitor their pages for unwanted content, including spam comments, profanity, and links to malware. This could be valuable for companies that want to control their online images and brands.

Unified Enterprise Network Management

In today's dynamic, distributed enterprise, users have moved away from their desktops. They connect to the network with multiple mobile devices, on campus and in branch offices, from home and on the road. Join us for an exciting Webinar in which Craig Mathias, principal at Farpoint Group, and Bryan Wargo, general manager at Aruba Networks, will discuss the next generation of enterprise network management and the impact mobility will play in the coming decade.
It happens Jan. 28.
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Virtual Event: Modernizing IT Governance, Risk, And Compliance To Accelerate Flexibility And Visibility

Take steps to repair weakened IT governance practices by attending this virtual event. The program will offer crucial guidance on both practical tools and strategic insight to enact more formidable governance systems. You'll have exclusive access to engaging Webcast presentations, online networking and chat, surveys, prize giveaways, virtual booths packed with informative resources, and more. It happens Feb. 10.

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Register Your Company For The 2010 InformationWeek 500

Nominate your company for the 2010 InformationWeek 500 -- our 22nd annual ranking of the nation's very best business technology innovators. Deadline is April 30. Organizations with $250 million or more in revenue may apply now.

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Take Our Financial Services Cloud Computing Survey

In a first-ever survey of financial services technology executives, InformationWeek Analytics is investigating where, how, and why organizations are using cloud computing. Take part and be eligible to win an iPod Touch. Survey ends Jan. 22.

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