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TOP STORY: Samsung's Android Tablet Reviewed

MORE NEWS: Oracle V. SAP: Writing Is On The Wall

ANALYTIC REPORT: RFI Responses: The New Data Center Network

WHITEPAPER: Optimizing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Deployments

SLIDESHOW: RockMelt Social Web Browser Revealed

VIDEO: Part 1: Suddenly All Computing is Parallel

BLOG: More Java Warnings, More Java Worries

WEBCAST: Turbulence at the Rack Edge

RESOURCES: FREE Enterprise Connect Webinar: Unified Communications for Small-and Medium-Sized Businesses

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010


"Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided." -- Anthony Robbins



Samsung's Android Tablet Reviewed

With the debut of its Froyo-based Galaxy Tab Samsung wades into the tablet market, but does Android scale well enough to compete? Our columnist put the Tab through the paces to find out.


First Impressions Of Samsung's Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown

Five Vital Samsung Tab Facts


Oracle V. SAP: Writing Is On The Wall

At the halfway point of the tech trial of the year, we have solid clues as to what SAP will argue and what the jury will decide. Less certain is the lasting impact on the software industry.

Facebook Debuts E-mail Service

Every Facebook user who wants a e-mail address will get one, the company says.

Microsoft Tops 2010 BI Survey

In a finding that bodes well for Microsoft SQL Server, a new InformationWeek report shows 49% of firms are using the vendor's business intelligence tools.

EMC To Acquire Isilon For $2.25 Billion

The deal will give EMC a bigger play in the growing scale-out network attached storage market.

Apple Releases iTunes 10.1

iOS 4.2, yet to be released for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, syncs with Apple's updated digital media application.

Android 3.0 Reported To Arrive On 'MOTOPAD'

Google has been shy about providing details of future versions of Android. Android 3.0, whatever it entails, is reported to debut with a Motorola-made tablet.

Photo Site Takes Different 'Path' To Social Networking

Path, launched by former Facebook and Napster executives, allows users to share photos with up to 50 contacts.

China Steals Supercomputer Crown From U.S.

Computing cold war looms as People's Republic's Tianhe-1A system grabs top spot from Cray system.

Fake Angry Birds App Exposes Android Vulnerability

Flaw bypasses a security control, allowing an application to silently download and grant complete access rights to additional apps.

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Fast application deployment is driving outsourcing, and application
performance management must keep pace. APM expert Michael Biddick
explores strategies and tools to make it happen.

ALSO: Eli Lilly is using the cloud aggressively as it aims to speed
R&D and cut costs. Top executives share insights with InformationWeek's
John Foley.

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RFI Responses: The New Data Center Network

Today's networks are under increasing pressure to support faster speeds and more virtual machines, and to carry both data and storage traffic. A network upgrade is an ideal time to evaluate the vendor you have in place. It's an opportunity to see whether your vendor's products are a fit with your business requirements or whether another vendor makes more sense.

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Research: Well-Integrated Web Presence

Get strategies and practices for a cohesive approach to your consumer-facing Web sites, based on analysis of our 2010 Corporate Web Presence Survey. Includes impact assessment and best practices framework.

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Optimizing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Deployments

Looking to unlock the power of Exchange Server 2010? This paper sheds light on three reference architectures based on best practices configurations of Dell's latest servers and EqualLogic PS Series SANs to boost efficiency and cut energy costs.
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A New Way of Working: Insights from Global Leaders

In this in-depth study, prepared by the IBM Institute for Business Value and based on a survey of more than 275 senior executives worldwide, you'll learn why and how leading organizations define themselves as dynamic, collaborative, and connected.
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RockMelt Social Web Browser Revealed

RockMelt, a new browser backed by Mosaic and Netscape web pioneer Marc Andreessen, tightly integrates web browsing with social networking, letting users easily track their Facebook friends, Twitter feeds and changing news feeds, while surfing the web. RockMelt is not the first attempt to reimagine the web browser as a social tool. Back in 2005, the Flock browser was released with similar ambitions. Initially based on Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine, the forthcoming 3.0 version of Flock will, like RockMelt, be based on Google's Chromium browser engine. Despite being just an early preview release, RockMelt offers some of the best social networking features we've seen in a browser and could already be considered one of the best browser choices for heavy Facebook users. And with its Chrome heritage, it is already strong as a standard web browser. Here's a look at some of the key features of the recently released early preview of RockMelt.   View Now


9 Ways Health IT Improves Patient Care

15 Mobile Apps For Better Health


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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


PLoS Sample Movie

SMB Reaps the Rewards of ERP




Featured BloggerMore Java Warnings, More Java Worries

By Keith Ferrell

The attractiveness of unpatched Java as an attack entry-point continues to grow, as do calls for all users to patch Java immediately. But in order to do that, you need to know who's running which version of Java.


Architects and Engineers Get Eprint Option

By Lamont Wood

Wide-format HP inkjet allows remote printing of plans and diagrams. Scanning and copying is also supported.

SMBs: Embrace Imperfection

By Michele Pepe-Warren

Think you have to be perfect all the time to succeed? That your business will be "blacklisted" if you make a mistake or if something happens that makes your operation appear less-than-stellar? Not so. In fact, there's one exec who believes you should embrace your humanity, and, as we all know, to err is human.

SSD Lessons From The iPad

By George Crump

In their latest quarterly filings Apple stated that they have sold over 4.2 million iPads, exceeding most people's expectations. So popular is the iPad that Apple is taking some of the lessons learned on the product and incorporating them into their next generation of notebooks starting with the MacBook Air. One of those lessons is how Apple is integrating Solid State Disk (SSD) into the product line. Enterprise storage manufacturers need to pay attention and learn a lesson.

Mitel Unveils Cloud UC Service

By Paul Korzeniowski

Unified communications (UC) hardware (basically IP PBXes) has become a losing proposition for suppliers as hardware has become commoditized. In response, Mitel continued its evolution away from hardware to becoming a software supplier with a series of announcements, including a cloud UC service.


Turbulence at the Rack Edge

The Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch plays an increasingly critical role in data center networks as they continue to grow and evolve. Tune in and discover what turbulence is occurring at the rack edge in data centers today, as well as new technologies and solutions that enable greater levels of scalability, integration and VM-awareness in purpose-built data center Top-of-Rack switching platforms.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 -- 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET

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FREE Enterprise Connect Webinar: Unified Communications for Small-and Medium-Sized Businesses

On November 18th at 2:00 PM ET, Blair Pleasant, President & Principal Analyst from COMMfusion, and Gary Mading, Senior Product Manager from Aastra, will focus on what SMBs are looking for from UC applications and how these applications can help them meet their business challenges.

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Driving Stronger Business Productivity through Next Generation End User Computing

At Enterprise Connect 2011 in Orlando, our program will reflect both our commitment to the VoiceCon heritage, as well as the new world of multimedia communications. We will continue to offer the most in-depth, technically rich, and market-savvy information on the world of enterprise communications.

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