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SAP User Group Claims Victory In Support Battle

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TOP STORY: SAP User Group Claims Victory In Support Battle

MORE NEWS: Bing In, Google Out On iPhone?

ANALYTIC REPORT: Data-Centric Protection: The Evolution Continues

WHITEPAPER: The 6 SharePoint Keys to Success

BLOG: The Fritz & David Show: Apple Tablet Cometh? Inside Google/China, Dell, And More

WEBCAST: Unified Enterprise Network Management

RESOURCES: Virtual Event: Modernizing IT Governance, Risk, And Compliance To Accelerate Flexibility And Visibility

InformationWeek Daily

 Thursday, January 21, 2010 


"A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half."
-- Jeff Cooper 


SAP User Group Claims Victory In Support Battle

The SAP User Group Executive Network is credited with winning a two-tiered support plan through direct negotiations with SAP executives.


SAP Introduces Two-Tiered Support

Global CIO: 20 SAP Add-Ons That CIOs Will Love

SAP Revenues Drop In Q4, 2009


Bing In, Google Out On iPhone?

Apple may be looking to exact revenge for Google's launch of supposed iPhone-Killer Nexus One.

IBM Sees Growth In Software, Services

Big Blue's fourth quarter results indicate key parts of the tech sector are poised for a rebound in 2010.

Digital Media Dominates Kids' Waking Hours

Teens and tweens spend an average of 7.5 hours per day playing games, watching videos, and listening to music on their mobile devices.

Skype International Calls Booming

The VoIP provider logged a 63% growth rate in international call volume in 2009.

Microsoft IE Emergency Patch Due Thursday

The company is releasing an out-of-band update to defang the malware used in the recent cyber attack on Google.

Amazon Raises Kindle Pay Rate

The company says that its revised rate plan has nothing to do with Apple's announcement next week.

Twitter Recovers From Latest Outage

Visitors to the social networking site early Wednesday were greeted with the familiar "fail whale" for about a 90 minute period.

Full Nelson: ViVu Ships Skype Plug-In

Despite the allure of this tweener videoconferencing product, our testing reveals several shortcomings.

Microsoft Seeks New Legal Framework For Cloud

The company wants to see laws that strengthen privacy and security and encourage more consistent international data policies.

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Data-Centric Protection: The Evolution Continues

In this InformationWeek Analytics Informed CIO report, we discuss where new technologies come in, and where properly applying processes and products you already own is more important. Learn more about data loss prevention, database activity monitoring and blocking, encryption, and information rights management.

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Using Service Providers To Boost Protection

While the SaaS market is, in many ways, still in its infancy, hosted e-mail security firms are leading the way thanks to ease of implementation and many obvious benefits. Still, these services aren't without risks. In this report, we'll discuss how to determine what mix of in-house and hosted mail makes sense for your organization.

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The 6 SharePoint Keys to Success

Although SharePoint can provide an ideal platform for business collaboration and other functions, it must be properly architected and deployed in a suitable infrastructure. This technical whitepaper details the six keys to success to make a SharePoint environment resilient, recoverable, and scalable.
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Provide IT Support From Your iPhone

See how the LogMeIn Ignition app for iPhone provides top-notch IT support by accessing computers even when you're away from them.
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Featured BloggerThe Fritz & David Show: Apple Tablet Cometh? Inside Google/China, Dell, And More

Posted By David Berlind

From separate coasts, InformationWeek editorial director Fritz Nelson and I have been trying to launch the video version of the Fritz & David Show for what seems like forever. But technology has conspired against us. We're close, and we'll keep trying. But in the meantime, we've decided to offer the audio version of the weekly program that gives you a peek at how we talk about latest technology news and buzz amongst ourselves.


Oracle-Sun Layoff Prediction: Hold Analyst Accountable

Posted by Bob Evans

I wouldn't know UBS stock analyst Brent Thill if I tripped over him but if it turns out he's wrong on his highly publicized report that Oracle will fire 13,500 Sun employees after the acquisition closes, Thill should have to face the music--probably including the loss of his high-level job.

Are Verizon's New Plans Really Less Expensive?

Posted By Eric Zeman

Late last week, Verizon Wireless introduced new calling plans. At first glance, the plans appear to offer a better value for the dollar, with their unlimited calling allotments. The trouble is, there are other fees being worked into the mix that negate the price drops.

Automated Tiering Methods

Posted By George Crump

A few entries ago we opened up the subject of Automated Tiering with an explanation of why the technology is becoming so needed. As this series of entries continues we will review various storage vendors specific approach to automated tiering, but first it is helpful to understand the common methods that are employed.

Apple Preparing To Diss Google For Microsoft?

Posted By Eric Zeman

File this under "Whoa!" According to Bloomberg, Apple is deep in talks with Microsoft (yes, its arch enemy) about kicking Google off of the iPhone and replacing it with Microsoft's Bing search service. What the what?


Unified Enterprise Network Management

In today's dynamic, distributed enterprise, users have moved away from their desktops. They connect to the network with multiple mobile devices, on campus and in branch offices, from home and on the road. Join us for an exciting Webinar in which Craig Mathias, principal at Farpoint Group, and Bryan Wargo, general manager at Aruba Networks, will discuss the next generation of enterprise network management and the impact mobility will play in the coming decade.

It happens Jan. 28.

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Virtual Event: Modernizing IT Governance, Risk, And Compliance To Accelerate Flexibility And Visibility

Take steps to repair weakened IT governance practices by attending this virtual event. The program will offer crucial guidance on both practical tools and strategic insight to enact more formidable governance systems. You'll have exclusive access to engaging Webcast presentations, online networking and chat, surveys, prize giveaways, virtual booths packed with informative resources, and more. It happens Feb. 10.

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Nominate your company for the 2010 InformationWeek 500 -- our 22nd annual ranking of the nation's very best business technology innovators. Deadline is April 30. Organizations with $250 million or more in revenue may apply now.

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In a first-ever survey of financial services technology executives, InformationWeek Analytics is investigating where, how, and why organizations are using cloud computing. Take part and be eligible to win an iPod Touch. Survey ends Jan. 22.

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