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 Thursday, March 15, 2012
Between The Lines Columnist Texas Hands Troubled IBM Contract To Capgemini, Xerox
By Paul McDougall
Xerox and Capgemini take over troubled Texas data center consolidation and management project that fell well behind schedule and suffered numerous problems under IBM.

IBM Failed Us Big Time, Says Texas
IBM Layoffs Exceed 800, Workers Say

Nokia Plans Windows 8 Tablet
Finnish phone maker developing Windows 8 tablet to compete with iPad. But should the company keep its focus on smartphones?

Cloud Startup Appirio Raises $60 Million
Twitter, Facebook,, and Google partner gets Silicon Valley's biggest backing yet for a cloud startup.

SAP Steps Up Commitment To Predictive Analytics
SAP BusinessObjects Predictive Analysis will integrate with Hana, take on SAS and IBM SPSS modeling and analysis tools.

HP Modernizes Tech Support For Virtualized Data Center
HP Always on Support will rely more on early diagnostics, less on fixing what's broken.

5 Most Common Resume Blunders
When you get only two minutes to make a good impression, your resume has to be perfect. Robert Half research pinpoints missteps most likely to take you out of consideration.

How to Make Backup And Recovery Foolproof
Nobody wants the nerve-wracking job of backup guy. But there's good news: Intelligent disk-based backup, virtualization, and lots of practice recoveries can make it safe to be in charge of the backup process.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. -- Bruce Lee


5 Most Common Resume Blunders
How to Make Backup And Recovery Foolproof
Research: Global CIO 2012: The New IT Rulebook
Watson - A System Designed for Answers.
Google Exec Joins Microsoft, Trashes Google
Red Hat Presents Your Strategic Alternative to VMware
Virtual Event: Delivering IT Services With A Private Cloud

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Research: Global CIO 2012: The New IT Rulebook
IT needs to make innovation a priority and execute new projects faster. But just 32% of the VP and C-level business technology leaders we surveyed are driving new products or services, and 57% worry they can't implement new technologies quickly enough. It's time to rewrite the rules for how IT gets done.
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IT Pro Impact: Piston Cloud OpenStack Environment
If OpenStack sounds appealing but the prospect of downloading, installing and customizing a suite of open source packages is anything but, Piston Cloud is an attractive alternative. It enables enterprise IT teams to build a private cloud in an afternoon, with commodity gear. Here's the lowdown.
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Watson - A System Designed for Answers.
Watson's success in the Jeopardy! challenge was inspiring, but the business impact of optimized systems design is just beginning. Watson's advances in deep analytics and its ability to process unstructured data and interpret natural language will now be tailored to fit the requirements of new solutions in science, healthcare, financial services and other industries. Read the white paper about Watson's workload optimized system design.
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Five tips for Improving the ROI of Your Software Investments
Effective execution of a software project is just as critical as the selection of the investment itself in achieving value to the business. This requires accurate, timely and actionable information to properly evaluate and measure the performance of a project-determining project success or failure. To help improve the return on investment (ROI) of your software investments download this white paper today.
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Google Exec Joins Microsoft, Trashes Google
Google's focus on social and advertising is killing entrepreneurship and innovation, insists former engineering director James Whittaker.

iPad Apps: 10 Hidden Gems
Apple's iTunes Store has more than 140,000 apps just for the iPad. You can't try all of them, of course, but here are 10 hidden gems worth the effort.

Internet Crime Focus Of Black Hat Europe
Security and cryptography experts at Amsterdam conference consider the enormity of securing a world where everything--from smartphones to power plants to cars--is connected to the Internet.

Windows 8 Broken, Ex-Microsoft Worker Says
Mike Bibik, now an Amazon designer, says he hopes Fixing Windows 8 website will convince Microsoft to make changes to its new operating system.

Windows 8: 8 Things SMBs Should Know
Microsoft released the beta version of its much-revamped operating system for PCs and tablets. Here are some key facts for smaller companies.


iPhoto For iOS Is A Bargain At $4.99
If you enjoy photography, iPhoto for iOS could be the best $4.99 you've ever spent on an iPhone or iPad app.   View Now

SXSW: Sights From Tech's Big Idea Party
NASA's Blue Marble: 50 Years Of Earth Images


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Red Hat Presents Your Strategic Alternative to VMware
A single vendor has dominated server virtualization technology for several years, leading to the attendant issues associated with a single-vendor market: rising costs, fewer standard features, lock-in, and so on. Fortunately, an open source virtualization solution is available that will make implementing virtualized servers easier, more cost-effective and more compatible with long-term strategies. More Information & Registration

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Virtual Event: Delivering IT Services With A Private Cloud
Join us for the InformationWeek & Network Computing virtual event, Delivering IT Services With A Private Cloud. When you attend, you will be able to access live and on-demand webcast presentations and virtual exhibit spaces packed with free resources, and you can also be eligible to win great prizes!
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Take Our Public Cloud Survey
InformationWeek is conducting a survey on the state of private cloud use in the enterprise. Upon completion of our survey, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive an 32-GB Apple iPod Touch. Additionally, you will receive a discount code good for 25% off Flex and Conference passes to Interop Las Vegas 2012, to be held at the Mandalay Bay, May 6-10.
Survey ends March 23

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