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Intel Debuts Eight-Core Nehalem-EX

Intel Debuts Eight-Core Nehalem-EX
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TOP STORY: Intel Debuts Eight-Core Nehalem-EX
MORE NEWS: SAP Launches Collaboration Cloud
ANALYTIC REPORT: Cisco Cements Next-Gen Strategy

WHITEPAPER: Comprehensive Application Security Solution Revealed
BLOG: iPad Encouraging New Levels Of Tech Obsession
WEBCAST: Implementing Smart Compliance
RESOURCES: Does Your Org Have The Chops To Be Part of the IW 500?

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 Thursday, April 1, 2010 




"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts."
-- Henry Adams 

Intel Debuts Eight-Core Nehalem-EX
Chipmaker looks to go head-to-head with IBM and Oracle-Sun in market for enterprise-class processors.

AMD Intros 12-Core Opteron Processors
Semiconductor Market Rebounding
Intel Launches Six-Core Server Processors

SAP Launches Collaboration Cloud
StreamWork announcement highlights agile development and innovation. But is it a platform customers want from SAP?

Feds Developing Cloud Security Program
Proposed FedRAMP effort would make it easier for federal agencies to overcome compliance hurdles and participate in the Obama administration's drive toward the cloud.

Cisco Simplifies Wireless Networking
Networking vendor's Valet line could challenge Apple Airport in home market.

Google: Hackers Targeted Chinese And Vietnamese
A botnet focused on Vietnamese users was erroneously associated with the cyber attacks from China.

Orange, OpenX To Challenge DoubleClick
Telecom operator will use OpenX's platform to reach the 343 million users of its Ad Network service.

Microsoft, Google Want Internet Privacy Changes
The Digital Due Process coalition says the same legal requirements for offline criminal investigations should apply to online information.

Microsoft Exec: 'We'll Beat Google In Cloud'
Senior VP Kurt DelBene says cross-platform browsing and editing advantages, plus management and security features, will lure enterprises to Office Web Applications.

White House Revising Outsourcing Policies
The policy changes requires agencies to keep "inherently governmental" jobs on the federal payroll.

Microsoft, Ford In Electric Car Venture
Software maker will tie its energy management platform to Ford's vehicles in effort to boost power efficiency.


Cisco Cements Next-Gen Strategy
Cisco is positioning itself for the dynamic network of the future with its new high-capacity CRS-3 router and Borderless Networks strategy.
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Comprehensive Application Security Solution Revealed
Continuous application availability begins with a comprehensive application protection solution. Understand how the comprehensive security features of Citrix NetScaler protect against DoS/DDoS, deliver intrusion filtering capabilities for application-level protection, and provide complete, hardware-based encryption to offload CPU-intensive cryptographic functions from the servers. Download Now

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Control who manages your infrastructure, what systems are being provisioned, how applications are designed and configured, and where and when they are deployed. Download Now




Featured BloggeriPad Encouraging New Levels Of Tech Obsession
By Eric Zeman
Techies, geeks and Apple fanboys alike are exhibiting alarming symptoms of obsession over the iPad. Apple is doing its own part, too, to fan the flames of excitement with its controlled mitigation of minutia.

Hackers: How To Manually Update Droid To 2.1
By Eric Zeman
If you're the type to take risks and can't wait for Verizon's official over-the-air Android 2.1 update to reach your Motorola Droid, here are the instructions you need to update it manually.

iPad Apps May Cost More
By Ed Hansberry
If you already have an iPhone you probably have a suite of apps that you can't do without. Before you assume you'll buy them all for the iPad, you might want to check out the pricing. According to preliminary information, some developers are considering charging two, three or even as much as five times the price they charge for the iPhone.

If You've Got Big Data, You May Want Big Memory
By Charles Babcock
Jas Dhillon, CTO of Taser, explained to me last December how his company has gone from delivering stunning shocks to unruly police suspects to shocking the competition via cloud computing. In continuing to follow Taser's innovative approach, I found a story behind the story of how Taser was able to do this.

Apple Updates iTunes Ahead Of iPad Launch
By Eric Zeman

Today Apple made iTunes version 9.1 available via its software update tools. The new version of iTunes offers just a handful of new features, mostly geared toward Saturday's launch of the iPad.


Implementing Smart Compliance
In this webcast, you will learn how to adopt integrated controls that enables organizations have a clear, unified view of who is accessing what. You'll also learn how to implement preventative, detective and corrective controls for managing user life-cycle as per compliance and security requirements -- and much more! It happens April 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET More Information & Registration


Does Your Org Have The Chops To Be Part of the IW 500?
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

VIDEO: Why America's Culture of Innovation Is Being Met With Global Resistance
At the recent Cloud Connect conference, Accenture managing director for tech strategy Dan Elron explains how America's tradition of tech innovation can actually make it more difficult for the US-based tech sector to succeed on the global stage.
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2010 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators
For the past 21 years, InformationWeek has honored the country's most technologically innovative companies with its prestigious InformationWeek 500 ranking. Now in its second year, InformationWeek's 2010 Government IT Innovators program will shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative government IT organizations -- at the federal, state, and local levels. Nominate your agency by submitting an essay on your most innovative IT initiative completed within the past 12 months.
The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30, 2010.

Event: Application Modernization in an Agile Environment
Join us for an interactive discussion with HP executives, partners and customers on application modernization trends. You'll hear about the challenges and opportunities other organizations are experiencing and get a better understanding of how business success depends on Agile delivery -- not just Agile development.
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