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Between The Lines Columnist Cloud's Thorniest Question: Does It Pay Off?
By Charles Babcock
Many CIOs have their doubts. In this series, we examine why cloud costs remain so hard to judge.

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Salesforce.com Buys Buddy Media To Extend Marketing Cloud
Salesforce.com plans to use Buddy's social media marketing platform to capture larger share of tech-investment dollars controlled by marketing departments.

Windows 8 Tablets Revealed At Computex
Acer and Asus show off Windows 8 tablet models that are expected to launch later this year.

Yelp Ratings To Hit B2B Companies: Are You Ready?
Online customer experience ratings and critiques will become common across B2B industries, as they already are for consumer companies. It's time to prepare.

Samsung Galaxy S III U.S. Version Uses Qualcomm Snapdragon
Samsung's Galaxy S III goes on sale in the U.S. later this month, with Qualcomm's dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor providing the power behind its performance.

4 IT Career Mistakes Can Hold You Back
The path to a satisfying IT career can be paved with missteps. Here's how one IT pro corrected common mistakes and found success starting his own company.

Collaboration Trumps Innovation For CEOs
CEOs know that disruptive technology can crush their business, and they're betting big on collaboration to save their skins, an IBM survey suggests.

Prepaid Smartphones: Not For Everyone
Do you want a Cricket Wireless iPhone? Prepaid smartphones can save you money, but enterprise users need to weigh some important issues before...

Apple Ignores Loyal Mac Pro Customers
Apple has alienated some of its most committed, long-term users by orphaning its high-end hardware.

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"The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity." -- Clifford Stoll

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Windows 8 Vs. The World
Microsoft's ambitious new OS tackles servers, PCs, and mobile devices. On the server side, we dig into the latest offering: Microsoft has boosted the capabilities of Hyper-V, streamlined management, and made other changes that IT will appreciate.
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Private clouds are more than a trendy buzzword--they represent Virtualization 2.0. For IT organizations willing to dispense with traditional application hosting models, a plethora of pure cloud software options beckons. Our report explains what's available.
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The 10 Commandments of BYOD
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach to mobile devices offers employees and corporations countless business benefits from increased efficiency to controlled costs on provisioning a mobile workforce. For IT, it poses additional security issues that must be addressed. Download this white paper to review the 10 commandments of BYOD so you can put a firm plan in place for your organization.
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iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
Apple's next iPhone will likely arrive in September or October. As the rumor machine cranks into high gear, we sort the solid predictions from the silly.

Windows 8 Release Preview: Key Features
Microsoft's Windows 8 includes a host of new features and capabilities to keep desktop PCs a centerpiece of business and consumer computing in the age of smartphones and tablets.

Prepaid Smartphones: Not For Everyone
Do you want a Cricket Wireless iPhone? Prepaid smartphones can save you money, but enterprise users need to weigh some important issues before going contract-free.

Apple Ignores Loyal Mac Pro Customers
Apple has alienated some of its most committed, long-term users by orphaning its high-end hardware.

SAP Swallows Sybase, CEO John Chen's Role Uncertain
Sybase will be an SAP brand, not a separate subsidiary, in an integration that eliminates the longtime Sybase CEO's current role.



 


SLIDESHOWS
Windows 8 Release Preview: Key Features
Microsoft's Windows 8 includes a host of new features and capabilities to keep desktop PCs a centerpiece of business and consumer computing in the age of smartphones and tablets.   View Now

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iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
10 Big Deals Show Future Of Social Apps

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VIDEOS
Ixia Ensures OpenFlow Hardware No Longer Untestable
Ixia has long been known as a premier provider of network test hardware and software and now hopes to support development of a new OpenFlow-based equipment ecosystem.   Watch

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Cloud or Premise Based Contact Center -- Which is Right for You?
No model is one-size-fits-all, so this webcast will analyze the different deployment options -- from premises to cloud and in-between -- to help you identify which technology makes the most sense for your needs. It happens Thursday, June 13, 2012 More Information & Registration

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RESOURCES AND EVENTS
Virtual Event: Big Data Analytics
At our interactive InformationWeek Virtual Event, experts and solution providers will offer detailed insight into how to put big data to use in ad hoc analyses, what-if scenario planning, customer sentiment analysis, and the building of highly accurate data models to drive better predictions about fraud, risk, and customer behavior.
It happens June 28

InformationWeek 2012 Windows 8 Survey
InformationWeek is conducting a survey on Windows 8 adoption. Upon completion of our survey, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive an 16-GB Apple iPad.
Survey ends June 15

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