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Server Den: Inside HP's Converged Infrastructure

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TOP STORY: Server Den: Inside HP's Converged Infrastructure

MORE NEWS: Oracle Announces Sun Java Roadmap

ANALYTIC REPORT: Google's China Affair

WHITEPAPER: Streaming and Virtual Hosted Desktop Study

BLOG: Oracle's Ellison: We'll Grab Share By Going Direct

WEBCAST: Vendor Webcast: Mass Notifications Systems: Uses and Considerations

RESOURCES: Image Gallery: The iPad Unveiled!

InformationWeek Daily

 Tuesday, February 2, 2010 


"The pragmatist knows that doubt is an art which has to be acquired with difficulty."
-- Charles Sanders Peirce 


Server Den: Inside HP's Converged Infrastructure

Gary Thome, chief architect of HP's Infrastructure Software and Blades group, talks power and cooling like you've never heard it before. Plus, why he thinks Hewlett-Packard's data-center play tops Cisco.


HP And Microsoft To Compete Against Oracle/Sun

HP, Microsoft In $250 Million Cloud Computing Pact

Is HP's Mark Hurd Worth $30 Million?


Oracle Announces Sun Java Roadmap

The database giant's executive VP, Thomas Kurian, details how Oracle plans to integrate Sun's software into its product lines.

Amazon To Raise E-Book Prices

After initially balking at Macmillan's demands, Amazon has agreed to charge up to $14.99 for the publisher's bestsellers.

Chinese Spies Targeting U.K., MI5 Warns

A leaked report tells of gifts with malware and blackmail traps targeting U.K. enterprises.

Obama Budgets $78 Million For Health IT

The president wants to increase funding for the national health IT czar to get doctors and hospitals using e-heath records meaningfully.

Senators Vow To Save Moon Shots

Key lawmakers say the President's intention to kill new NASA lunar missions and outsource space flights jeopardizes progress and safety.

Health Net Sued Over Data Breach

The insurance company is accused of failing to protect medical records, Social Security numbers, and bank account information of 446,000 customers.

Global CIO: CIOs Bet Big On Data Center Strategies

Cloud sounds good, but it's still often a brick-and-mortar decision.

Mobile Phone Shipments Gain In 4Q

The revenue boost from the late 2009 turnaround in handset sales may be threatened by cutthroat competition and lower prices in 2010.

Google Chrome Gains Hurt Internet Explorer, Firefox

An ongoing ad campaign and Internet Explorer's woes have turned Google Chrome into a contender.



Google's China Affair

From the moment Google revealed the targeted attacks out of China on it and 20 other companies, fingers have been pointed and verbal volleys lobbed. While there's no evidence that the Chinese government was behind these attacks, they're nonetheless a contentious political issue. Our coverage takes a look at both the technical and political ramifications.

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Assessing Apple's iPad

Is Steve Jobs' latest creation a game-changer or an incremental but worthy advance? We appraise the device's strengths and shortcomings, and consider its disruptive potential in the mobile and netbook segments.

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Streaming and Virtual Hosted Desktop Study

Software streaming offers the promise of lower TCO and simplified management. This white paper explores a proof-of-concept implementation of a thin client computing model using software streaming with 3 ISVs and 3 business use cases.
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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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Oracle's Ellison: We'll Grab Share By Going Direct

Posted By Bob Evans

Promising to improve installation and support for Oracle-Sun products at Sun's 4,000 top customers, Oracle's Larry Ellison said the new company must "do a better job" of "working with those customers to make sure they get [Sun technology] installed successfully and running successfully." He didn't say so explicitly, but Ellison's implied message to Sun resellers and integrators: better give HP a call.


Zune Phone Rumors Need To Die

Posted by Eric Zeman

Windows Mobile rumors are kicking up into high gear with the approach of Mobile World Congress. Buzz suggests that Microsoft will unveil Windows Mobile 7 at the show. Today, reports of the fabled "Zune Phone" making an appearance also reached fever pitch. Here's why it's not gonna happen.

Verizon Mashes Up Mapping And Social Networking

Posted By Eric Zeman

What happens when you take Facebook and combine it with a location-aware mapping service? VZ Navigator 5.0 is born, naturally. The newest version of this mapping service from Verizon Wireless adds some social networking pizzazz for the over-sharer in you.

Apple Isn't Only Vendor With New Tablet

Posted By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

While the world awaited Apple's debut of iPad last week, another tablet vendor--that especially focuses on healthcare-- was busy behind the scenes readying its own new product announcement.

Oracle-Sun High-Performance Computing: Still Committed?

Posted By Bob Evans

"Unfortunately for high-performance computing lovers everywhere, there was nary a mention of HPC in Oracle's merger party on Wednesday," says HPCwire. "And while nothing was explicitly said to indicate Sun's HPC customers would be ditched, Oracle's focus right now is obviously on business computing, not scientific computing." What's the future for HPC at Oracle/Sun?


Vendor Webcast: Mass Notifications Systems: Uses and Considerations

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