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Social Networking Apps Dominate | Is Windows 8 Broken?

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InformationWeek Daily  
  Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Between The Lines Columnist Windows 8 Broken, Ex-Microsoft Worker Says
By Paul McDougall
Mike Bibik, now an Amazon designer, says he hopes Fixing Windows 8 website will convince Microsoft to make changes to its new operating system.

Windows 8: 8 Benefits For Business
Microsoft Touts Windows 8 Management Power

Social Networking Apps Dominate Enterprise Web 2.0 Use
Report from Zscaler ThreatLabZ shows that social networking apps account for majority of Web 2.0 transactions. While Facebook is still on top, its usage dropped in 2011 among enterprise users.

Foreign Tech Pros May Benefit From Visa Changes
New rules for L-1B visas that are under consideration by U.S. immigration authorities could open floodgates to foreign IT workers, according to Senators Grassley and Durbin.

Internet Crime Focus Of Black Hat Europe
Security and cryptography experts at Amsterdam conference consider the enormity of securing a world where everything--from smartphones to power plants to cars--is connected to the Internet.

Oracle Updates 'Unbreakable' Linux Kernel
Virtualization awareness, new file system, better memory management added to Oracle's optimized Linux for database operations.

Apple Opens Doors Early For Friday's iPad Launch
Missed out on preordering the new iPad for Friday delivery? Apple Stores will open at 8 a.m. for those hoping to score Apple's newest tablet.

Cloud ROI: The Missing Link
What return are you getting on your investments in public cloud services? New research reveals you probably don't know, and that's a problem.

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Apple Opens Doors Early For Friday's iPad Launch
Cloud ROI: The Missing Link
Research: Global CIO 2012: The New IT Rulebook
The Clouds Roll In
iPad Apps: 10 Hidden Gems
Red Hat Presents Your Strategic Alternative to VMware
Virtual Event: Delivering IT Services With A Private Cloud

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"If Microsoft does not offer upgrade path for phones which launched at least 1 year before Windows Phone 8 is launched (i.e. from approx. Fall of 2011) they will kill their own business."
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"Most 'innovative ideas' I've seen were anything other than innovative. Yet I sit, usually quietly, watching the hive champion what is so clearly 'fail' as 'the next huge innovation'."
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Research: Global CIO 2012: The New IT Rulebook
IT needs to make innovation a priority and execute new projects faster. But just 32% of the VP and C-level business technology leaders we surveyed are driving new products or services, and 57% worry they can't implement new technologies quickly enough. It's time to rewrite the rules for how IT gets done.
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IT Pro Impact: Piston Cloud OpenStack Environment
If OpenStack sounds appealing but the prospect of downloading, installing and customizing a suite of open source packages is anything but, Piston Cloud is an attractive alternative. It enables enterprise IT teams to build a private cloud in an afternoon, with commodity gear. Here's the lowdown.
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The Clouds Roll In

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Social Business in the Cloud
Deepen your customer relationships. Drive operational effectiveness. Optimize your workforce. Read this white paper to learn how becoming a social business can help your organization simplify, speed up and enhance interactions in practically all areas of the business.
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iPad Apps: 10 Hidden Gems
Apple's iTunes Store has more than 140,000 apps just for the iPad. You can't try all of them, of course, but here are 10 hidden gems worth the effort.

Analytics Drives Next Generation Of Moneyball In Sports
Professional sports teams now use deep analytics to drive decisions about nearly every aspect of the game. A recent conference drew practitioners -- and job seekers in this new career path.

NASA's Blue Marble: 50 Years Of Earth Images
NASA's Earth-observing satellites help scientists render photo-like composite images with unprecedented detail. Take a look, from the earliest attempts to the newest stunners.

Top 12 Cloud Trends Of 2012
Five years into the cloud computing phenomenon, we're much more aware of the limitations and consequences. Here are 12 trends to watch in the coming year, starting with numbers 7 to 12.

Windows 8: 8 Things SMBs Should Know
Microsoft released the beta version of its much-revamped operating system for PCs and tablets. Here are some key facts for smaller companies.


iPad Apps: 10 Hidden Gems
Apple's iTunes Store has more than 140,000 apps just for the iPad. You can't try all of them, of course, but here are 10 hidden gems worth the effort   View Now

NASA's Blue Marble: 50 Years Of Earth Images
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Red Hat Presents Your Strategic Alternative to VMware
A single vendor has dominated server virtualization technology for several years, leading to the attendant issues associated with a single-vendor market: rising costs, fewer standard features, lock-in, and so on. Fortunately, an open source virtualization solution is available that will make implementing virtualized servers easier, more cost-effective and more compatible with long-term strategies. More Information & Registration


Virtual Event: Delivering IT Services With A Private Cloud
Join us for the InformationWeek & Network Computing virtual event, Delivering IT Services With A Private Cloud. When you attend, you will be able to access live and on-demand webcast presentations and virtual exhibit spaces packed with free resources, and you can also be eligible to win great prizes!
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InformationWeek is conducting a survey on the state of private cloud use in the enterprise. Upon completion of our survey, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive an 32-GB Apple iPod Touch. Additionally, you will receive a discount code good for 25% off Flex and Conference passes to Interop Las Vegas 2012, to be held at the Mandalay Bay, May 6-10.
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