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SAP Outlines Five-Year Enterprise Software Plan

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WEBCAST: Reducing Operating Costs Through Branch Consolidation

RESOURCES: Financial Services Techs: Ready for 2010?

InformationWeek Daily

 Thursday, December 10, 2009 


"With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again."
-- Gordon Moore 


SAP Outlines Five-Year Enterprise Software Plan

SAP's unfolding strategy emphasizes on-demand computing, cloud architectures, flexible pricing, mobile and in-memory computing.


SAP Salvages Maintenance Contract With Siemens

Global CIO: Will SAP Move To Tiered Maintenance Fees?

Oracle Fading In Rear-View Mirror, Says SAP CEO


Google Groups Joins Apps Suite

Users gain more flexible communication and collaboration options, while IT administrators gain more control over information management.

Google Boosts Android Maps

The 3.3 version of Google Maps for mobile includes more location-based services and the ability to report map problems directly from the phone.

Video Driving Cisco Growth

Cisco will accellerate its move into video while also branching aggressively into collaboration and virtualization, said CEO John Chambers.

Google Web Toolkit 2.0 Adds Performance Tools

Developers who share Google's obsession with speed have new options to make Web apps faster.

Samsung Gives Details On Bada OS

The handset maker's mobile operating system will be taking on the likes of Google's Android and the open source Symbian.

Facebook Solves 'Embarrassing Photos Problem'

Social networking site now gives users control over who sees what.

IDC Sees 1 Billion Mobile Internet Devices By 2013

Mobile Internet use will more than double, and most activity will be in online shopping, blogging, and accessing business applications.

TSA Breach Exposes PDF File Risk

Simply blacking out information in a Portable Document Format file won't keep data from prying eyes.

Cox Launches Wireless Service

The cable company is using its portion of the 700-MHz spectrum to offer cellular voice services.

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Securing The Cyber Supply Chain

Security experts advise government agencies and other organizations to take an end-to-end approach to securing their IT systems, one that includes suppliers and service providers. Read our report to learn how to get started in this emerging area.

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6 Critical Steps to Ensuring a Successful Cloud Computing Initiative

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7 Undeniable Truths of IT Governance

Taking control of IT is one of the best ways to take control of your business. Learn the seven undeniable truths of IT governance, and how companies can take the ambiguity out of managing IT so they can guide their businesses forward.
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When Controllers Fail

Posted By George Crump

What are the chances of a controller failing in a storage system? I don't know the exact statistic but its safe to assume that its pretty low. When they do fail, the ramifications can be extreme, especially in the increasingly virtualized data center that counts on shared storage. Active-Active controllers provide the protection from controller failure but they are a bit of a misnomer. Both controllers are being used but they are assigned to specific workloads.


Open Government's Challenges, Pitfalls, And Skeptics

Posted by John Foley

When federal CTO Aneesh Chopra and federal CIO Vivek Kundra unveiled the Obama Administration's Open Government Directive on Dec. 8, it marked the end of one long, drawn out process and the beginning of what's sure to be another. Good luck making it work.

Chrome: Google's Cross-Platform Platform

Posted By Serdar Yegulalp

No one ought to be surprised by the notion that Chrome is Google's big cross-platform play -- a way to get their app-delivery system running everywhere. It's not just a way to soften people up for the arrival of Chrome OS, either.

EU Hits New Low Vs. Oracle As Kroes Mocks Senate Letter

Posted By Bob Evans

It's unwise to expect much intellectual integrity from the European Union bureaucrats as they put the screws to Oracle, but leader Neelie Kroes has set a new low by dismissing and mocking an official letter of support for Oracle from the U.S. Senate. This is the most disgraceful proof yet that the EU is purely playing politics while thousands of Sun employees lose their jobs.

Where's Hitachi Data Systems In All These Alliances?

Posted By Elias Khnaser

This past year has definitely shaped up to be the year of acquisitions and mergers and strong alliances as far as the technology industry is concerned.


Reducing Operating Costs Through Branch Consolidation

In this live Webcast, you'll hear how IT organizations are gaining the ability to completely virtualize their branch office operations, achieving a "serverless" state that eliminates redundant hardware and software, while slashing maintenance costs and IT complexity.

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Financial Services Techs: Ready for 2010?

After this roller coaster year, what does 2010 have in store for financial services CIOs? Join Wall Street & Technology as they examine the technologies, news, trends and strategies that will shape the financial services industry in the coming year.

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Using the Ubuntu open source platform, it's now possible to set up your elastic computing environment, connect it to Amazon EC2 and migrate it outwards if need be. Here's how.

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