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Steve Ballmer Interview: 'Hockey Stick' Cloud Growth Ahead

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TOP STORY: Global CIO: Steve Ballmer Interview: 'Hockey Stick' Cloud Growth Ahead

MORE NEWS: Full Nelson: Emerging Mobile Enterprise Ready For Business

ANALYTIC REPORT: Strategy: State Data Protection Laws

WHITEPAPER: Plotting the Future of Client Virtualization

BLOG: Windows Phone Architecture Details Leaked

WEBCAST: Enterprise 2.0: Transforming Your Business With Enterprise Social Networks

RESOURCES: Attend The Enterprise 2.0 Conference

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 Wednesday, April 21, 2010 



Outsourcing: Why Aren't We Better At This?

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With cloud computing, outsourcing management is more important than ever, yet many IT shops still aren't doing it well. Get insight from our 2010 outsourcing survey -- only in our April 20 digital issue!

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Global CIO: Steve Ballmer Interview: 'Hockey Stick' Cloud Growth Ahead

Microsoft CEO talks about new competition with Google, Amazon, and Salesforce, and why CIOs now are ready for cloud computing.


Ballmer's Cloud Commitment Makes Microsoft Relevant Again

Q&A: Microsoft Exec Bob Muglia On Cloud, Azure

Microsoft Announces Government Cloud

HP, Microsoft In $250 Million Cloud Computing Pact

Microsoft, Google On Office Computing Collision Course


Full Nelson: Emerging Mobile Enterprise Ready For Business

Visage, Fiberlink, Mellmo and Good may not be household names, but their mobile solutions make it possible to extend the corporation today.

VA Offers Lessons For Health IT Adoption

The private healthcare sector can benefit from the VA's successful, decades-long use of health IT, says a senior Veterans Affairs official.

Google Tool Reveals Government Hunger For Data

Official demands sent to Google for data and for its removal are now on display.

Mathias On Mobility: Why Did Israel Ban The iPad?

There's more than meets the eye here, even though frequency allocations and parameters such as transmit power are in fact a matter of national sovereignty.

Videoconferencing Booming During Flight Ban

Travelers stranded by the Icelandic volcano are using telepresence and videoconferencing to stay in contact with their businesses.

Google Local Business Center Gets Makeover

With a new name and new services, Google Places will send a photographer out to take pictures of merchants' stores.

NASA CIO Conducts A Web Experiment

In a blog post, the space agency's top IT executive shares her eye-opening experience in using the Web to engage with the public in one-on-one discussion.

"A year from now you will wish you had started today."
-- Community Activist, Karen Lamb 

Samsung Warns Of 3D TV Hazards

Stroke, seizure, and motion sickness are among the potential health effects from watching 3D televisions.

NASA Cloud Guru Named CTO For IT

The brains behind the Nebula cloud computing effort moves to NASA HQ to drive IT innovation for the space agency.


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Strategy: State Data Protection Laws

The new Massachusetts data security law underscores the increasingly aggressive role states are taking in protecting consumer information and raises the stakes in terms of enforcement -- and potential penalties in the event of a data breach. Other statutes are on the books, and on the horizon. Are you ready to comply?

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Featured Report

Cloud Contracts and SLAs

Cloud computing is approximately where the Internet was more than a decade ago: full of both promise and hype, and constantly changing. As companies evaluate cloud services, CIOs must help them reach business objectives and save money, while also serving in a stewardship role.

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Plotting the Future of Client Virtualization

Client virtualization could be the latest trend in IT delivering centralized control, greater flexibility and potentially reducing TCO . But because client virtualization comes in many flavors, it can be difficult to choose the right pathfor your organization. This white paper discusses the various types of client virtualization technologies, including virtual containers and OS/application streaming, and their benefits.
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Sorting Out App Mobilization Challenges

This whitepaper reveals a number of guiding principles that will help you manage your app mobilization strategy as well as the plethora of multiple smartphones in the enterprise.
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Featured BloggerWindows Phone Architecture Details Leaked

By Ed Hansberry

On Monday some very specific details about the inner workings of Windows Phone 7 were leaked. Being a leaked document this early before phones ship, some of these may change, but I suspect most are pretty well locked in stone and we'll just see minor variances, if any.


Apple Makes iPhone OS Beta 2 Available

By Eric Zeman

Today Apple made a second beta of iPhone OS 4.0 available to iPhone developers. It also provided an updated software development kit.

BlackBerry OS 6.0 Details Leak

By Eric Zeman

If iPhone and Android aren't your thing, good news has leaked about the upcoming overhaul of Research In Motion's BlackBerry platform. BlackBerry OS 6.0 looks like a major revision to the operating system that will offer multitouch throughout the OS, a new WebKit browser, and an updated inbox.

Man Loses iPad And Finger In Robbery

By Eric Zeman

A Colorado man was nursing a lost finger when it was torn off during a robbery. Also lost, an iPad he had just purchased for a friend.

Gizmodo Wrangles Admission Out Of Apple

By Eric Zeman

The Great iPhone Leak Of 2010 has entered its final chapter. Late yesterday, Apple's lawyers sent Gizmodo an official letter requesting that the blog arrange the return of the iPhone to Apple. Gizmodo agreed.


Enterprise 2.0: Transforming Your Business With Enterprise Social Networks

Join a panel of industry experts and learn how companies are using enterprise social networks to engage employees, drive innovation, increase business agility, and improve operational efficiencies.

It happens April 28.

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The Enterprise 2.0 Conference is the largest gathering for people ready to connect teams, and harness collective intelligence with social tools and 2.0 technologies. Enterprise 2.0 includes visionary keynotes, informative sessions, case studies, and an Expo Pavilion featuring the latest technologies.

Register today and save 25% or get a free Expo Pass.

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Image Gallery: NASA's Nebula Cloud Container

The space agency's cloud computing initiative, which started as a research project, has become a cornerstone of the federal government's cloud strategy.

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Take Our Data Sharing Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey on data sharing practices in the enterprise. Upon completion, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 32-GB iPod Touch valued at $299 from TechWeb.

Survey ends April 23

InformationWeek 500 2010 Registration Ends Soon

Time's running out to nominate your company for the 2010 InformationWeek 500 -- our 22nd annual ranking of the nation's very best business technology innovators. Organizations with $250 million or more in revenue may apply now.

Deadline is April 30

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