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Oracle v SAP Trial Begins With Bang

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TOP STORY: Oracle v SAP Trial Begins With Bang

MORE NEWS: T-Mobile Rewrites '4G' Rules In Its Favor

ANALYTIC REPORT: Remote Control: 9 Steps To Ensuring Access, Safely

WHITEPAPER: How the Cloud Will Transform Disaster Recovery Services

SLIDESHOW: How Firesheep Can Hijack Web Sessions

VIDEO: Part 1: Suddenly All Computing is Parallel

BLOG: Is Cloud Storage Fluffy?

WEBCAST: Avoiding Costly Wage and Hour Litigation

RESOURCES: Take Our Enterprise 2.0 Vendor Evaluation Survey -- You Could Win An iPod!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

"As we go forward, I hope we're going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work." -- Sergey Brin




Oracle v SAP Trial Begins With Bang

Opening arguments and Oracle's first witnesses took the spotlight Tuesday in a battle that will ultimately determine the damages SAP should pay Oracle for TomorrowNow's copyrights infringement. The attorneys came out swinging.


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

Global CIO: In Larry Ellison's Legal Battle With SAP, HP Is Collateral Damage

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


T-Mobile Rewrites '4G' Rules In Its Favor

T-Mobile decided its HSPA+ network qualifies as "4G" as it steps up a marketing blitz targeting AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless.

Android Kernel Security Above Average, Below Linux

An analysis of Android on an HTC Droid Incredible identified 359 code defects.

Dear SF Giants CIO: I'm Sorry

The San Francisco Giants won it all. We revisit some of the World Series champ's key technology decisions, which, as we all know, were the main drivers behind the team's success.

Nokia Wins First Round In Fight With Apple

The ITC has given Nokia a preliminary victory against Apple in its smartphone patent spat.

Google Settles Buzz Lawsuit

The company will set aside $8.5 million to fund privacy education, but Gmail users will not be compensated.

Feds Roll Out Cloud Security Guidelines

The voluntary FedRAMP program for private and public cloud services, expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011, would standardize security accreditation and certification.

Intel Atom Processor Excluded From FTC Antitrust Settlement

PCI Express Bus requirement relaxed for tablet-bound Atom, code-named Oak Trail and scheduled to ship next year.

Facebook Platform Combines Mobile, Social, Local

Developers can now use Facebook IDs as single sign-on identities in mobile apps.

VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz Raises $650 Million

Second round of fundraising by firm that includes former Netscape founder Marc Andreessen will be invested in tech startups.

Apple Approves Skyfire Browser With Flash For iPhone

Just over two months since Skyfire submitted its mobile browser to Apple for use on the iPhone, Apple has approved the application and made it available in the iPhone App Store.

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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How Firesheep Can Hijack Web Sessions

Firesheep is a Firefox extension that lets you highjack other people's web sessions. Firesheep doesn't steal the username or passwords, it copies the session cookies used after you authenticate to a website and allows the attacker to impersonate you. Session hijacking, or sidejacking, is well known problem and is No. 3, along with general authentication issues, on the Owasp Top 10 Application Security Risk list. All the attacker needs is access to the packets such as an open Wi-fi network or man in the middle attack and Firesheep. Here is how it is done.   View Now

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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

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SMB Reaps the Rewards of ERP




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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.


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?

Start-up Delivers Cloud Based Content Management Service

By Paul Korzeniowski

Corporations have been moving information from the premises to the cloud. As they make that transition, small and medium businesses want to ensure that only authorized individuals access their content, a need that start up Gogobeans is trying to address.

Apple Totally Dominates Tablet Market

By Ed Hansberry

Apple's iPad is completely dominating the consumer tablet market with over 95 percent share. They were the first to market with a worthwhile device and they executed very well. Can anyone hope to overcome their lead?

How Much Do You Trust Your Employees? How Much Should You?

By Keith Ferrell

Insider fraud cost businesses 5% of their revenue in 2009, a new study reports. So ho how much should you trust -- or distrust -- your employees?

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.
It happens Wednesday, November 10, 2010/ 9AM PT/12:00 PM ET
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Take Our Enterprise 2.0 Vendor Evaluation Survey -- You Could Win An iPod!

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey in order to evaluate the state of software outsourcing today. The results of the survey will appear in an upcoming issue as well as an in-depth InformationWeek Analytics report. This survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete.
Upon completing the survey, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 32-GB iPod Touch valued at $299 from TechWeb. Your responses will remain confidential and will only be reported in aggregate.

Survey ends Nov. 5.

Talent At Risk

Are your star players about to bolt? You need to know before the job market warms up. That story and more in the new, all-digital issue of InformationWeek's Boardroom Journal.

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