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Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. -- Frank A. Clark



SMS-Based Trojan Targeting Android Smartphones

Evil-doers have finally taken it upon themselves to go after Android devices. A new Trojan hijacks Android handsets' SMS application to send texts to premium messaging services, running up the bill.


Move Over, iPhone: Android Biggest Threat To Blackberry

Android Takes Lead In U.S. Smartphone Market

Smartphone Death Match: iPhone 4 Versus Droid X


Pentagon Demands Wikileaks Return Afghanistan Files

Documents were held back to delete names and other sensitive information from the 75,000 files Wikileaks released in July.

Intacct Partners With Clarizen, Adds Project Accounting App

Intacct's new cloud-based Project Accounting application gives SMB professional services organizations and departments an affordable, IT-sparing way to track and manage project time and expenses, including from in-the-field employees.

Dell Streak Streets August 13 For $299

Dell's five-inch Android tablet/phone goes on sale Friday, August 13, for $299 with a new AT&T contract.

Microsoft Launches Mac Bashing Campaign

The "PC versus Mac" marketing offensive contends that Windows 7 PCs are more fun, easier to use, more compatible with other consumer electronics and better at sharing content than the Mac.

Saudis Blink On BlackBerry Ban

RIM and officials in the kingdom will continue their efforts to hammer out a security deal.

NGA Awards $7 Billion In Satellite Contracts

Digital Globe and GeoEye were awarded $3.55 and $3.8 billion in contracts, respectively, for next-generation satellite images and technology by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Microsoft Issues Biggest Security Patch Yet

IT administrators have plenty of work to do if they want to close up the holes in their systems.

Smartphones Driving Surge In Mobile Web

Half of all U.S. mobile phone users will be accessing the internet from their handsets by 2013, finds eMarketer.

Linux Foundation Launches License Compliance Program

The non-profit foundation is trying to remove barriers to open source code adoption by easing compliance issues including providing code scanning tools that identify if open source code is linked to commercial code.



Oracle On The March

Acquiring Sun wasn't enough for Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who's now driving the company to overtake SAP and IBM and pushing the virtues of a complete Oracle IT stack. Are Ellison's tactics brave or bravado? Who's really leading the Big Data era? We investigate Oracle's next giant steps.

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10 Steps To Ace A FISMA Audit

In the wake of well-publicized cyberattacks and a move by NIST to beef up FISMA, we can't blame agencies and contractors for being wary of inspections. But trust us: Forewarned is forearmed. The best way to sail through is to know what auditors will be looking for.

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10 Performance Management Best Practices

Every day, your customers make discriminating value judgments about your brand and products based on their experience with your website. Discover how to objectively measure your site's performance against competitors to ensure a consistently positive user experience for your global customer base.
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Slideshow: Top 10 Tech Newsmakers Of 2010

These individuals and companies involved in the most significant news stories so far this year. Here's of list of the people and businesses who are making waves in the tech pool.   View Now


Slideshow: Best Of Social Enterprise Patents

Slideshow: 12 CIOs' 'Career Killer' Pet Peeves


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Startup Countdown: One Minute With shopkick

Shopkick provides a system for retailers to send offers to customers as soon as they walk into the store.   Watch


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Commuter 'Pain' Fuels Smart Solutions

By Michele Pepe-Warren

IBM and its technology partners are using data from the vendor's Commuter Pain Surveys to make transportation systems more intelligent. The most recent study, whose findings were revealed just a few weeks ago, was conducted globally, not just in the United States, for the first time in three years.


Microsoft Swings Purse At Apple To Tout PC Over Mac

By Bob Evans

As part of its increasingly feisty public persona, Microsoft has launched a new website lashing back--well, maybe meowing back--at Apple's Mac-versus-PC ad campaign that publicly flayed Windows for a couple of years. Cnet's Chris Matyszczyk offers a funny take on Microsoft's mushy messages.

New Canon Scanner Could Enable Paperless Office

By Lamont Wood

With a dedicated document scanner like the new Canon imageFORMULA ScanFront 300, there is some hope of getting away from paper'but paper has advantages, too.

Larry Ellison's Shopping List: Who's #1?

By Bob Evans

Can an analysis of Oracle's past acquisitions tell us which companies are moving to the top of its current shopping list? Enterprise Matters' Josh Greenbaum points to just such an analysis, which is not only compelling reading in itself but also includes an online poll seeking the crowd's wisdom on which company is most likely to be bought next by Oracle.

Flash For The iPhone

By Ed Hansberry

Apple has an impressive number of apps it the App Store and the iPhone is one of the most capable devices out there, but it has one glaring hole in its offerings: no Flash support. Well, now there is an unofficial Flash app called Frash.


Security In The Cloud: Challenges & Trends

Hear how Global Aerospace has crafted a strategy to stay ahead of the curve by taking a global approach to managing content and content-centric processes. Learn how the appropriate ECM solution can provide insurance companies with an efficient, cost-effective way to manage and share critical content and processes, as well as help organizations successfully address regulatory requirements, security concerns and underwriting challenges.

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