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TOP STORY: Extols 'Facebook Imperative' For Enterprise

MORE NEWS: HP Breakthrough Promises Ultrafast Computers

ANALYTIC REPORT: Leveraging Virtualization for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

WHITEPAPER: Enterprise Job Scheduling Evaluation Guide

BLOG: Returning Your iPad? You Are Not Alone

WEBCAST: Optimizing Storage Usage and Reigning in Storage Investments

RESOURCES: We'll See You At Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco

InformationWeek Daily

 Monday, April 12, 2010 


"The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values."
- Norman Thomas 

TODAY'S TOP STORY Extols 'Facebook Imperative' For Enterprise

CEO Marc Benioff said mobile access and social-network-style collaboration like the company's upcoming Chatter service will mark the next era for enterprise applications.


Salesforce Launches Private Beta Of Chatter

Don't Crown Salesforce Cloud King Just Yet

Four New Cloud Computing Favorites


HP Breakthrough Promises Ultrafast Computers

"Memristor" technology could take chip performance beyond limitations imposed by Moore's Law.

Google Search Weighs Site Speed

Web site publishers with slow-loading pages face the prospect of lower search rankings.

FCC May Change National Broadband Plan

Revisions are being considered to comply with the Comcast court ruling that invalidated the Federal Communications Commission's Net neutrality policy.

Claims Of Government Cloud Savings Don't Add Up

Federal CIO Kundra sees cloud computing as a cheaper alternative to existing IT, and a new report supports that, but detailed examples are still lacking, argues our columnist.

Apple Bans Some iPhone Development Tools

Developers are struggling to understand whether anything other than Apple's development tools will be allowed.

IBM Cloud Elevates Aerospace Designer

Woodward Control Solutions is tapping high-performance computing resources over the Internet to boost productivity and efficiency.

White House Launches Crowdsourcing Site For Manufacturing

Ideas will be collected about policy decisions for the manufacturing industry, including suggestions for using technology to advance the sector.

NSA Details Information Assurance Spending

The National Security Agency plans to spend $902 million on information assurance in fiscal 2011, funding everything from advanced encryption to cyber warfare training.

Federal IT Market $111.9 Billion By 2015

Civilian agencies will spend the most money on IT services, while intelligence agencies will see the largest growth in spending.



Leveraging Virtualization for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

How can IT groups best overcome the obstacles to continuity planning? By realizing that it should be the business driving this project, enabled by IT. Leveraging the latest technologies, especially virtualization, in your BC/DR plans is a winning strategy that will boost ROI, cost savings and resource efficiency levels.

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Featured Report

Cloud Contracts and SLAs

Cloud computing is approximately where the Internet was more than a decade ago: full of both promise and hype, and constantly changing. As companies evaluate cloud services, CIOs must help them reach business objectives and save money, while also serving in a stewardship role.

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Enterprise Job Scheduling Evaluation Guide

Read this evaluation guide to learn how to compare competing job scheduling products and determine which is appropriate for your calendaring, dependencies and alert management needs.
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Top Collaboration Solutions Compared: The Winner Is...

To assess the state of the collaborative platforms market and see how the vendors stack up against each other, Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of top collaborative platform vendors. Download this report to learn how vendors compared when measured against more than 60 criteria.
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Featured BloggerReturning Your iPad? You Are Not Alone

By Ed Hansberry

After weeks of hype and perhaps a bit of peer pressure, most people that picked up an iPad did so sight unseen. Most, if not all, had previous experience with the iPhone which runs the same basic OS and everyone knew that. Still, with the larger size that is closer to a PC tablet than a smartphone, the expectations may have been different enough that after forking over between $499 and $699, buyer's remorse has set in.


iPhone 4.0's Biggest Disappointments

By Eric Zeman

Despite the long list of positive things Apple has done with iPhone OS 4.0, it left a number of things out of the new operating system. Here's a few things that the iPhone faithful were hoping to see.

Leaked Specs For HTC 'Incredible' Impress

By Eric Zeman

The user manual for the HTC Incredible has leaked onto the Internet, and with it the entire spec list for the device. The Incredible will instantly become Verizon's flagship device when it goes on sale in the coming weeks, thanks to its 1Ghz processor, 8 megapixel camera, and giant 3.7-inch display.

Apple Right To Leave Older iPhones Behind

By Eric Zeman

It was bound to happen eventually. With the impending arrival of iPhone OS 4.0, many iPhone users will be sad to learn that iPhone OS 4.0 may not work for them. Here's why Apple made the right decision.

The Perfect Entry Level SAN

By George Crump

At each Storage Network World (SNW) there are more than a few vendors that I meet with that are trying to address the first time SAN buyer. I expect that this year will be no different. In fact given the economy there may be more than ever. There are few observations that I have made in what makes a successful entry level SAN beyond the given easy and affordable.


Optimizing Storage Usage and Reigning in Storage Investments

Data is growing at 50 percent year over year. IT storage complexity is spiraling out of control. Existing storage capacity is underutilized.

Join Mark Peters, senior analyst from Enterprise Strategy Group, and Nimish Shelat, product marketing manager at HP, for a webcast on optimizing storage usage and reigning in storage investments.

It happens April 20, 2010 at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET

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We'll See You At Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco

Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco brings together the designers, developers, entrepreneurs, VCs, marketing professionals, product managers, and business strategists building the next-generation Web.

Register today with code websf10bd15 to save 25% on any conference package or use websf10bde for a free Expo Hall Pass.

It happens May 3-6.

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Image Gallery: iPad Productivity Apps

A visual first look at some of the hot applications for Apple's new Web slate, including Kindle, Adobe Idea, Cube for iPad, and Evernote.

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InformationWeek 500 2010 Registration Ends Soon

Time's running out to nominate your company for the 2010 InformationWeek 500 -- our 22nd annual ranking of the nation's very best business technology innovators. Organizations with $250 million or more in revenue may apply now.

Deadline is April 30

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