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SAP: Reorg Will Restore Trust, Speed Innovation

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TOP STORY: SAP: Reorg Will Restore Trust, Speed Innovation

MORE NEWS: IBM Rolls Out Power7 As Rivals Converge

ANALYTIC REPORT: Telepresence: Living Like The Jetsons

WHITEPAPER: Managing the Efficient Enterprise

BLOG: GM Ex-CIO Szygenda To iRise

WEBCAST: Conquering the Challenges of Virtualization Management

RESOURCES: 2010 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators

InformationWeek Daily

 Tuesday, February 9, 2010 




Our first ever Government Digital issue at how federal agencies are meeting the President's requirements of the transparency and open government initiative. Also: we talk to federal agency IT leaders about how they're opening databases and using Web 2.0 tools as part of that government-wide effort, while navigating the challenges that stand in the way.

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SAP: Reorg Will Restore Trust, Speed Innovation

In the wake of the sudden resignation of CEO Leo Apotheker, company co-founder Hasso Plattner vows that a new management style will drive technical innovation.


SAP CEO Apotheker Resigns; Co-CEOs Named
SAP Questions Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Ranking
SAP CEO Details Prospects For 2010
SAP Introduces Two-Tiered Support


IBM Rolls Out Power7 As Rivals Converge

Big Blue's introduction of new enterprise servers shows it still wants to be king of the integrated systems game.

PayPal Suspends Payments To India

The online payment service has halted transfers to Indian banks and personal payments in and out of the country.

Novatel Completes 4G LTE Call

The firm is working with operators planning to launch Long Term Evolution commercial data devices later this year.

Oracle To Buy AmberPoint

AmberPoint's service-oriented architecture management software will be folded into Fusion middleware, said Oracle.

Open Government Dashboard, Agency Sites Launched

While most federal agencies are meeting Open Government Directive milestones, the information on the sites diverges widely, and the public isn't participating much just yet.

Tools Improve E-Medical Records Performance

Providence Health & Services is rolling out Compuware performance management tools to speed doctors' access to clinical data and IT's ability to maintain and repair systems.

"It is much better to know something about everything than to know everything about one thing."
-- Blaise Pascal 

White House Names Open Government Leadership

A new Open Government Working Group and 'senior accountable officials' will help drive the Obama administration's push for government transparency.

China Closes Hacker Training Site

The arrests, which took place before Google revealed that it had been targeted by a cyber attack from China, reflect growing concern about internal cybercrime.



Telepresence: Living Like The Jetsons

Telepresence is turning video communications into a near in-person experience. For a price, it's the next best thing to being there. This report identifies best practices for selecting and implementing telepresence systems and examines bandwidth, interoperability and other problems that can trip you up.

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Why 802.11n Will Revolutionize Connectivity

We analyzed responses from the 779 business technology professionals from a wide array of industries who participated in our WLAN survey. Our top goals: Discover if, and when, evolving wireless networks might replace wired connectivity for most employees; examine preferences in architecture approaches; explore issues relating to WLAN regulatory compliance and security; and determine whether final ratification of 802.11n has influenced enterprise IT's wireless plans.

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Managing the Efficient Enterprise

Find out which hardware asset management practices an IT department can tackle on its own, how to leverage management consoles, the role of services for specific needs, and whether outsourcing makes sense for your hardware asset management needs.
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8 Elements of Complete Vulnerability Management

On average, 20 new vulnerabilities are found each day across equipment vendors, operating systems, and software applications. Get the critical elements of effective vulnerability management in this whitepaper.
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GM Ex-CIO Szygenda To iRise

Posted By Bob Evans

Ralph Szygenda, General Motors' longtime CIO who retired late last year, is joining rapidly growing software firm iRise as a strategic consultant to create a CIO advisory council focused on defining and leading IT transformation and understanding the potential of enterprise visualization in those large-scale efforts.


The Importance Of QoS In Automated Tiering

Posted By George Crump

In a conversation I had a few weeks ago with Pillar Data's CEO, Mike Workman, we discussed his recent blog entry on the "Auto Tiering of Data". In this blog he brings up several important considerations as vendors and users begin to examine automated tiering. One I'd like to elaborate on is QoS in Automated Tiering.

Social Networking Landing In Your Gmail Inbox

Posted By Eric Zeman

Google is prepared to update its Gmail service with a new social networking feature that will be make it behave more like Facebook or Twitter. Is this what we want clogging our inboxes, or will it be too distracting for those who rely on Gmail day in and day out?

Android 2.1 With Multitouch Headed To Motorola Droid

Posted by Eric Zeman

Inside sources say that a major update is headed for the Motorola Droid. It will be bestowed with Android version 2.1, and with the update comes some major new features.

Rating The Mobile Superbowl Ads

Posted By Eric Zeman

A small handful of mobile-related ads aired during Superbowl 44. Where they any good? Did they get the message across? Will they actually convert to sales? Or do all the companies involved need to fire their ad agencies?


Conquering the Challenges of Virtualization Management

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2010 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators

For the past 21 years, InformationWeek has honored the country's most technologically innovative companies with its prestigious InformationWeek 500 ranking. Now in its second year, InformationWeek's 2010 Government IT Innovators program will shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative government IT organizations -- at the federal, state, and local levels. Nominate your agency by submitting an essay on your most innovative IT initiative completed within the past 12 months.

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30, 2010

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Image Gallery: Apple's Patent Applications For Tablet Technology

Apple has been quietly applying for patents related to multi-touch inputs, swipe gestures, and methods for thwarting radio-frequency interference on touchscreen devices such as iPhones and tablet PCs.


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