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Tablet Tipping Point Means The End Of Microsoft As We Know It

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TOP STORY: Tablet Tipping Point Means The End Of Microsoft (As We Know It)

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ANALYTIC REPORT: RFI: The New Data Center Network

WHITEPAPER: Using Multichannel Contact Management to Eliminate Risk

SLIDESHOW: Flock Browses All Your Social Connections

VIDEO: Ron Green Demos Parallel Building Blocks

BLOG: Making The Kindle Browser Useful, Maybe

WEBCAST: Where is your Data Tonight? A Lesson in Avoiding Headlines, Fines or Worse

RESOURCES: Be A Part Of Our 2011 U.S. IT Salary Survey

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Thursday, December 16, 2010


"You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety." -- Abraham Maslow



Tablet Tipping Point Means The End Of Microsoft (As We Know It)

2011 could see the demise of the Wintel hegemony as Microsoft and Intel are deemed absent from the slate revolution.


Microsoft To Launch 'iPad Killer' Tablets At CES

Tablets Will Replace One In Three PCs, Study Says

Microsoft Looking Like An End-Stage Company


Why Chrome OS Will Succeed

Google's "third choice" of operating system will sell itself to businesses and schools.

Global CIO: Is Larry Ellison Hurting Oracle By Hammering Competitors?

Excellent industry analyst Josh Greenbaum says Ellison's recent words and deeds are doing damage to Oracle, but I believe the opposite is true.

Facebook Ranked Best Place To Work

Southwest Airlines, Bain & Co., General Mills, and Edelman also on's list of top employers, based on staff feedback.

Nexus S Launches Dec. 16 At Best Buy

Google's Nexus S Android smartphone goes on sale at Best Buy locations starting December 16 at 8:00 AM.

HP Wins $1.4 Billion Services Deal From E.ON

Hewlett-Packard will absorb 1,100 IT workers from the German utilities giant under the five-year contract.

Google Chrome Gets Ready For Business

The introduction of new Google tools for IT administrators is intended to encourage enterprises to give Chrome, and perhaps Chrome OS, a try.

NASA Spacecraft Nears Edge Of Solar System

Voyager 1, launched 33 years ago, has reached the outer edge of the sun's influence and is approaching interstellar space, say scientists.

Anonymous Group Abandoning DDoS Attacks

Operation Payback never rated as more than a nuisance, according to Arbor Networks' analysis of 5,000 confirmed DDoS attacks over the past year at large carriers.

Atos Origin To Buy Siemens IT Services Unit

The $1.1 billion deal, which gives Siemens a 15% stake and a place on Atos' board, is expected to create an outsourcing powerhouse and step up competition with IBM in Europe.

Walmart Extends Teradata Mega Deal

Retailer will refresh its data warehouse technology and tap Teradata expertise, but there's no word on whether HP Neoview will be replaced.

AMD, Intel In Market Share Stalemate

The leading processor makers saw little change in their relative share of sales as they prep for major product releases in 2011, reports iSuppli.

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• Tech Challenges Facing Information Exchanges: Health
information exchanges have the data, but accessing,
sharing, and securing that data remain problematic.

• Pain Points: Dr. Marc Overhage, CEO of the biggest
U.S. health information exchange, discusses the challenges
of large-scale interconnectivity.

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RFI: The New Data Center Network

Eight networking vendors provide detailed information for a network redesign to support server virtualization, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, storage and data convergence, and new Ethernet standards.

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Research: Well-Integrated Web Presence

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Using Multichannel Contact Management to Eliminate Risk

Understand the finer points of using centralized, multichannel contact management technology to eliminate regulatory risk and drive revenue.
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Current Web Threats and Web App Security

This white paper examines current trends in Web application security, assessing the present threat environment as well as limitations in existing approaches to protection, and then explores how a Web application firewall solution can overcome these challenges.
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Flock Browses All Your Social Connections

Years before the social networking oriented RockMelt browser there was Flock. Now Flock 3.5 shows that the original social networking browser still has strong features that should interest users looking to integrate social networking into their Web browser. Flock works with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, newsfeeds and, new in this release, LinkedIn. The newest Flock browser is also now based on the Google Chromium engine, providing a faster and more streamlined browsing experience. A social networking sidebar in Flock makes it possible to view status updates from all of your connections on all of your networks and lets users post status updates to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with a single click.   View Now


40 Tech Gifts For The Holiday Season

Google Chrome OS Promises Computing Without Pain


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Featured BloggerMaking The Kindle Browser Useful, Maybe

By Ed Hansberry

The Kindle continues to burn up the sales charts. It does one thing really well, and about three or four other things pretty badly. One example of the latter is the browser. I've had better browsing experiences with decade old PDAs browsing the web than on a Kindle.


What Disaster Are You Planning For?

By George Crump

When the subject of disaster recovery comes up many IT professionals' minds immediately flash to an epic event like a fire, hurricane, tornado or earthquake. While this is fine for a point of reference, what about planning for the more mundane disaster? These simple disasters can often cost you as much in revenue and brand reputation than their larger alternatives.

Microsoft Incompetent On Windows Phone 7 Accessibility

By Ed Hansberry

Windows Phone 7's accessibility support leaves a lot to be desired compared with its predecessor, Windows Mobile. Android and iPhone both have more accessibility features as well. Microsoft wants to fix it, but expect to wait a few years before support is what it should be.

Patch Tuesday: Too Big To Ignore?

By George Hulme

Any IT administrators hoping to get an early jump on the holidays this week face a big disappointment: 40 software updates coming from Redmond this month.

How Quickly Can You Build An Ecommerce Site?

By Paul Korzeniowski

Time to market has become a key consideration when businesses deploy new applications. In response, Bitrix has developed an ecommerce solution that can be up and running in less than one hour.

Cell Phones Significant Part Of Traffic Deaths

By Ed Hansberry

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report on 2009 traffic statistics a few months ago and it should come as no surprise cell phones had a big impact. In traffic deaths that were related to distracted driving, cell phone use of some sort was related in eighteen percent of the incidents.


Where is your Data Tonight? A Lesson in Avoiding Headlines, Fines or Worse

Since 2005, over 510,000,000 potentially sensitive records have been lost, stolen or mishandled. A slew of regulations now require breach notification, meaning enterprises must practice strong data protection. What role does encryption play in protecting data, and how is hardware-based encrypting different from alternatives? This session will review key concepts of encryption, industry standards from the Trusted Computing Group for hardware-based encryption, and deploying such drives in the enterprise.
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