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  Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Between The Lines Columnist No. 1 Company: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Embraces Analytics
By Paul Cerrato
BIDMC, the No. 1 company in the InformationWeek 500, gives more clinicians access to faster queries.

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6 Uncomfortable Questions IT Teams Should Ask
Our InformationWeek 500 ranking is about innovation, but it's also about asking tough questions and making hard decisions.

Ford Puts Pedal To Metal On In-Car Electronics
Ford CTO Paul Mascarenas tells InformationWeek 500 audience how the car of the future will be as much a software product as assembled hardware.

John Deere Tractors Go Wireless For Remote Troubleshooting
Deere & Co., the No. 2 company in the InformationWeek 500, adds remote diagnosis to farm and construction vehicles to build closer customer ties.

Zynga Takes Cloud And Customer Service In New Directions
Zynga, the No. 3 company in the InformationWeek 500, puts IT and customer service side by side.

Vail Resorts App Links The Mountains To Facebook
Vail, the No. 4 company in the InformationWeek 500, has created customer-facing apps that encourage social media posting.

How Gallo Brings Analytics Into The Winemaking Craft
E. & J. Gallo, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek 500, brings silos of data together for analysis and adds insights from social networks.

"Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude." ~ Ralph Marston


Vail Resorts App Links The Mountains To Facebook
How Gallo Brings Analytics Into The Winemaking Craft
Windows 8 Survival Guide: End Users and Mobility
Trends for 2012: Malware Goes Mobile
iPhone 5: 10 Things To Expect From Apple
Selecting the Right Database for the Right Problem
2013 InformationWeek Mobile Device Management And Security Survey

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Windows 8 Survival Guide: End Users and Mobility
It's almost impossible to avoid the wall-to-wall media blitz around Surface. So we'll spare you the marketing spin and focus on what IT pros need to know about how Windows 8 changes the end user and mobile experience. Hint: There's more to it than just a radically new, tablet-optimized UI.
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Design on a Dime: VDI
Virtual desktops are a proven way to provide remote access to applications that are difficult or expensive to deliver using other means. In this report, we'll provide a comprehensive analysis of what it might cost to deploy a 50-user VDI infrastructure using services from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware.
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Trends for 2012: Malware Goes Mobile
The ways in which people are accustomed to using technology have always influenced and determined malware development and that trend will continue. With the significant growth in the use of mobile devices, malware developers have been working to make these platforms a viable entry point for malicious code infection.
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Reasons to Consider Migrating to WebSphere Application Server
Learn how a company was able to realize a 42 percent three-year return on investment by migrating from an open source application server to WebSphere Application Server (WAS).
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iPhone 5: 10 Things To Expect From Apple
Can't wait for Apple's iPhone 5 coming out party on Sept. 12? We have the smartphone scoop.

iPhone 5 Preview: Setting Expectations
Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 September 12. Here's a primer on what Apple's likely to show.

DARPA Demonstrates Robot 'Pack Mules'
Four-legged robots will carry soldiers' gear in rough terrain.

Military Transformers: 20 Innovative Defense Technologies
Department of Defense technologies under development, from brainy microchips to battlefield transformer vehicles, promise to make the U.S. military more nimble. Here's a visual tour of 20 breakthrough ideas.

Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences
With the introduction of Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft splits its flagship OS into two distinct flavors. Examine the most important contrasts.


20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2012
Are you playing it too safe, IT leaders? Take these InformationWeek 500 projects along to rev up your next brainstorming session.   View Now

Top 15 Government IT Innovators For 2012
Top 10 Healthcare IT Innovators For 2012


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Beth Israel Deaconess: Medicine At The Speed Of Life
Doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center can search millions of patient records in seconds to find the few that fit a clinical drug trial.   Watch

John Deere Wireless Tractors Reduce Farmers' Downtime
Zynga's Technology Fuels Game, Business Success



Selecting the Right Database for the Right Problem
Columnar, NoSQL, NewSQL and Hadoop are the hot new technologies that are helping companies manage their big data challenges. This webinar will demystify this world, outlining the analytics challenges posed by machine-generated data and giving an overview of the best use cases for these new technologies. It happens Thursday, September 27, 2012. More Information & Registration


2013 InformationWeek Mobile Device Management And Security Survey
InformationWeek is conducting a survey on mobile device management and security. A 32G iPod touch goes to one lucky participant!
Survey ends Sept. 14

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