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Oracle V. SAP: Courtroom Diary

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WEBCAST: Avoiding Costly Wage and Hour Litigation

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Friday, November 5, 2010


"Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while." -- Jack Welch



Oracle V. SAP: Courtroom Diary

The big dogs haven't howled, but there's been plenty of yapping and leg-lifting. Here are a few highlights and lowlights from the Oracle-SAP trial after two days.


Global CIO: HP CEO Leo Apotheker's Agenda: What Will He Do First?

Oracle v SAP Trial Begins With Bang

Global CIO: Will The Oracle-HP Alliance Survive The Oracle-SAP Trial?


Amazon Says Cloud Beats Data Center Security

Security is a shared responsibility between the cloud provider and its customers, says Amazon Web Services security architect.

LG Offering Free Apps To Windows Phone Owners

LG and Microsoft will give owners of LG Windows Phone 7 devices $30 worth of applications for free.

Microsoft Boosts Kinect Sales Forecast By 67%

Due to healthy pre-sales, Microsoft said it expects to sell 5 million units of the Xbox 360's hands-free, motion-sensing controller this year.

AT&T And Sprint Fire Back At T-Mobile

AT&T said if T-Mobile is going to qualify HSPA+ as "4G", then AT&T's HSPA+ network would be the nation's largest and fastest. Sprint had some choice words for T-Mobile, too.

Schwartz On Security: Remove Dangerous Sites From Internet

Should domain name registrars and businesses with compromised, malware-spewing websites be dropped from the Internet?

3D Holograms Coming To A Screen Near You

University of Arizona develops three-dimensional motion hologram that is viewable on all sides without special glasses.

MacBook Air Screen Problems Surface

Some users are reporting screen flicker issues, but the extent of the problem isn't clear.

Samsung Predicts Mega Galaxy Tablet And Smartphone Sales

Samsung believes it will sell more than one million Galaxy Tab Android tablets this year, and more than 40 million smartphones in 2011.

US Bank Takes BI Beyond Employees

Spreading access to business intelligence among employees is hard enough, but this bank's self-service ScoreBoard is aimed customers.



Remote Control: 9 Steps To Ensuring Access, Safely

Well-secured systems are well-managed systems. But as perimeters melt away, security goes beyond encryption, authentication, and monitoring. We also need to ensure privileged users aren't betraying trust. In this report, we'll cover ways to track who did what to which system, and when--vital to covering yourself in an audit, sure, but also to improving customer service and the support process for remote workers.

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How To Master Your Windows 7 Rollout

Our trending survey shows that IT pros have warmed considerably to Microsoft's latest desktop OS. Now the trick is selling an upgrade to the business, ensuring app and hardware compatibility, and easing users off XP with minimal heartache. Here's how.

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How the Cloud Will Transform Disaster Recovery Services

Tape-based recovery is dead. The cloud is where affordable and fast disaster recovery services will live. This report explores the cloud recovery service segments and provides insight about how you can best leverage this new approach to DR.
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Networks Cash in on the Urge to Converge

Network convergence provides an evolutionary path to modernization rather than being just another costly rip-and-replace solution. That means IT managers can benefit from new technologies and open standards today while also laying a foundation for next-generation cloud computing for the future.
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NASA, Microsoft Reveal Mars In Pictures

As Earth's closest neighbor and with an atmosphere more similar to Earth's than any other planet in the solar system, Mars has long been a subject of great interest to astronomers and the public. NASA began exploring Mars with unmanned spacecraft in the 1970s, and the space agency hopes to eventually send a human to the Red Planet. In March 2009, NASA and Microsoft partnered under a Space Act Agreement to make images of Mars and other planets available through Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope, an online "virtual telescope." When viewed through Worldwide Telescope, users can study the surface of Mars in detail, while zooming in and out and panning its surface.   View Now


How Firesheep Can Hijack Web Sessions

Zeo Personal Sleep Coach


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Part 1: Suddenly All Computing is Parallel

Michael Wrinn's keynote from SIGCSE 2010: With parallel programming models evolving, and a variety of approaches being tried in academia and industry, flexibility is vital.   Watch


PLoS Sample Movie

SMB Reaps the Rewards of ERP




Featured BloggerStop Feigning Silverlight Shock

By Dave Methvin

It seems like last week's Microsoft Professional Developer's Conference left some people shocked -- shocked -- that the company's Silverlight strategy has changed. Yet nothing really has changed, at least recently.


Windows Phone 7 Sales And The Kill Switch

By Ed Hansberry

Sales of the device appear to be brisk in Europe where it launched just over two weeks ago. That is good news for Microsoft. Will the trend continue on November 8 when it launches in the US? We've also discovered that there is a kill switch Microsoft can flip if it deems it necessary to remove a rogue program.

Data Is Not Green

By Lamont Wood

It used to be assumed that data was a pristine resource, freeing us from the old economy with its belching smokestacks. That was wrong.

SMBs Set Sights On Social Media Marketing

By Michele Pepe-Warren

When I hear "online advertising," I think about those annoying pop-up ads that get in my way whenever I'm trying to read something on the Web. But that's probably because I spend most of my time online searching for information and jumping from site to site. For the social networkers of the world, visiting the Internet is probably a different story, right?

Is Cloud Storage Fluffy?

By George Crump

Before continuing with our look at how to use cloud storage in your business, we need to take a quick detour and discuss if cloud storage is a legitimate platform to begin with. The term in a recent comment that was used to describe cloud storage is fluffy. I find that not only is cloud storage a tangible technology, it is something that businesses of all sizes should be leveraging in some form.


Avoiding Costly Wage and Hour Litigation

Join industry experts from Jackson Lewis LLP, Bank Systems & Technology, and Kronos as we examine the state of wage and hour practices in the financial services industry, looking at how litigation could affect you and the important role workforce management can play in your overall risk management strategy.

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