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TOP STORY: Helps Launch SaaS company

MORE NEWS: Windows 7 Compatible? Check The Logo

ANALYTIC REPORT: Dell's $3.9 Billion Perot Gamble

WHITEPAPER: Mission-Critical Workloads for Windows Servers

BLOG: Give Away The Platform, Sell The Tools

WEBCAST: Mitigate Sun's Cost & Viability Threat: Explore the Alternative

RESOURCES: Virtual Event: Business Case For Windows 7

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 Thursday, Oct 1, 2009 



"Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes 

TODAY'S TOP STORY Helps Launch SaaS Company, a startup providing financial and accounting software as a service, is getting a minority investment and on-campus office space from


Is Salesforce Gunning For Google?
Global CIO: Surge Pushes SaaS Into Mainstream


Windows 7 Compatible? Check The Logo

Third-party hardware and software products that work with Microsoft's new OS will get a sticker that says so.

National Broadband Could Cost $350 Billion

An FCC task force said costs are far higher than available funding, but the plan would produce major economic and social benefits.

Personalized Health Project Integrates E-Medical Data, DNA

The Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaboration platform will be used to develop treatments tailored to patients' genetic and other health-related profile.

Microsoft Gets $388 Million Break, For Now

Judge overturns record patent penalty, but software maker could still lose on appeal.

Oracle To Acquire HyperRoll

HyperRoll's Data Performance Management Suite draws data out of all major databases to speed up reporting of financial results.

Internet Has Never Been More Dangerous, Report Says

The Anti-Phishing Working Group reports record levels of fake antivirus software and other malware.

Oracle Fined $10,000 For Anti-IBM Ads

The Transaction Processing Council levied a rare, $10,000 fine against Oracle for comparing an existing TPC result with one it plans to report in the future.

Global CIO: Accenture Should Start Buying--Here's A Shopping List

Where is it written that IT services companies have to sit back and wait to be acquired by IT product companies? Accenture has the power to reverse that trend and offer new value to CIOs.

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Dell's $3.9 Billion Perot Gamble

Dell faces numerous obstacles, including integration challenges and wary customers, as it looks to become a player in the tech services market. But it's on the right track.

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Ten Government Technology Innovators

Cheaper, faster, better isn't just the rallying cry of the private sector. For these government agencies, it's all about innovation.

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Mission-Critical Workloads for Windows Servers

Within the typical enterprise-class datacenter, delivering mission-critical workloads with predictable levels of scale and reliability and supporting high levels of application performance that meet SLAs are all in a days work for many IT professionals. See how NEC can help.
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Convergence Emergence

Over the last decade, voice and data networks have moved to the center of business. Managing them together increases efficiency.
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Featured BloggerGive Away The Platform, Sell The Tools

Posted by Serdar Yegulalp

Here is a radical suggestion to fund the development of newly-emergent open source OS platforms: Keep the platform and as much of the other software on it free. Sell the development tools.


iPhone Ad Market Share Surges To 40 Percent

Posted by Eric Zeman

According to mobile advertising company AdMob, the iPhone's world-wide smartphone market share has reached 40% in just over two years. Meanwhile, competitors Nokia and RIM lost ground.

Google Wave Ridden By Cybercriminals

Posted By Thomas Claburn

Google Wave is being made available on Wednesday to 100,000 or so developers, early adopters, and Google Apps customers. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are making the most of the launch: They've rolled out a blackhat SEO poisoning campaign to turn interest in Wave into a computer infection.

Tenacity Matters In E-Medical Record Projects

Posted By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

E-medical record projects aren't for the faint of heart. The conviction of a strong leadership team and a solid vision of the project's goals are keys to successful deployments. Just ask the folks involved with the EMR rollout at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Vermont.

Cyber-Crime No Longer Smash and Grab

Posted By George Hulme

Typically, banking customers discovered they'd been victimized by cyber-crime when they discovered their bank accounts emptied. No more. According to this report, online thieves are getting craftier at covering their tracks to go undetected for longer stretches of time.

MotionX Offers $3 GPS App For iPhone

Posted By Mitch Wagner

The iPhone this week got a new entry in the fast-moving category of GPS software: MotionX-GPS Drive is by far the least expensive of the half-dozen alternatives, with a "holy cow!" low price of $2.99, with an annual subscription of $25. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than any of the alternatives.


Mitigate Sun's Cost & Viability Threat: Explore the Alternative

Government agencies are faced with shrinking IT budgets and constrained resources. In the wake of IT industry consolidation, there are also understandable concerns about the future of many legacy environments. Together, IBM and Red Hat offer innovative solutions to customers with business critical workloads. Learn more about successful ways to migrate to the next generation of technology solutions. In addition, all registrants will receive 2 complimentary InformationWeek reports.
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The IT Guide to E-Discovery

Attend a free Webcast on e-discovery best practices. It happens Sept. 30. Time: 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET.
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- Control the Growing Costs of Business Devices.
- Airport Insecurity: The Case of Lost Laptops
- Best Practices: Email Archiving
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Virtual Event: Business Case For Windows 7

Join Microsoft's top Windows executives and InformationWeek's editors for a live, interactive Webcast that will dive into how enterprises large and small are evaluating the benefits - and weighing the challenges - of migrating to the new platform.

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