TODAY'S TOP STORY
DIGITAL ISSUE AVAILABLE NOW FOR DOWNLOAD
IT teams are in for problems if they don't manage their
virtual environments better. Virtualization is moving
beyond servers, and you need to be ready.
you prepped -- only in our Feb 15th digital issue!
DOWNLOAD (registration required)
Windows Phone 7 Gets Early Thumbs Up
Bloggers are praising Microsoft's new mobile device software for its sleek interface and touch-screen capabilities.
• Windows Phone 7: A Big Bet
• First Impressions Of Windows Phone 7 Series
• Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 7
• Photo Gallery: Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 7
Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors Revealed
Cross-Site Scripting tops the list, which is designed to help businesses build security into the software procurement process.
Photo Gallery: Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 7
Microsoft took to the stage at Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona, Spain to unveil its new Windows Phone 7 smartphone and completely rebuilt Windows Mobile 7 operating system. Here's our gallery.
Photo Gallery: Mobile World Congress Day 2
Highlights from the show's second day included new mobile devices from Asus-Garmin, Samsung, Sony-Ericsson, Acer, and remarks from Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Photo Gallery: Mobile World Congress Day 1
Some of the biggest mobile device makers in the world gathered in Barcelona for their annual extravaganza.
Feds Award Virginia $24M For Health IT
The funding will help the state coordinate health IT initiatives and assist physicians in setting up electronic health records.
IBM Acquires Intelliden
Big Blue will integrate network software and service provider into its Tivoli line.
Google Sorry About Buzz Privacy
But the company's apology isn't enough for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, which has just filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
RIM Intros BlackBerry Server Express
The free software allows small and medium-sized businesses to securely synch employees' personal BlackBerrys with Microsoft Exchange or Windows Small Business Server.
QUOTE OF THE DAY...
"He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing."
Verizon Adds Skype To Smartphones
The partnership will enable Verizon Wireless customers to make inexpensive global calls over Skype's VoIP network.
Military To Tighten Vendor Cybersecurity Policies
The Department of Defense is setting the stage for changes in how vendors handle unclassified military data.
Lenovo Intros ThinkStation E20
The workstation is certified for CAD and other software from Autodesk, Siemens, and Dassault Systemes.
Windows Phone 7: A Big Bet
Posted by Fritz Nelson
"Maybe we'll get lucky with this number seven." It was a throw-away comment from a refulgent Steve Ballmer at the end of Microsoft's standing-room-only press conference here in Barcelona, an apt epilogue on the world's worst kept secret: the official unveiling of Windows Mobile 7.
Cloud-Based EMR Vendor Expects Flood Of New Hires
Posted by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
Looking to get into health IT, but don't have a background in healthcare? Practice Fusion might be the place for you.
Is It Time For Software Liability?
Posted By George Hulme
MITRE and the SANS Institute, along with more than 30 U.S. and international cyber security organizations, released today an updated list of the 25 most dangerous programming mistakes. Software acquisition contract language, designed to protect software buyers from being held liable for faulty code, was also made available.
Verizon And Skype Offering Free Calls For Smartphones
Posted By Eric Zeman
Tuesday in Barcelona Verizon Wireless and Skype announced a new application for smartphones that will allow for free, unlimited calls to any other Skype user worldwide. What's really interesting is that the Verizon Skype app doesn't use VoIP at all.
Department Of Energy Names New Acting CIO
Posted By J. Nicholas Hoover
The Department of Energy is pulling from its own ranks to temporarily fill the first of several impending gaps in IT leadership left by a departing CIO, acting CIO and associate CIO.
RIM's WebKit Browser Gets Slightly More Real
Posted By Eric Zeman
Today Research In Motion took the opportunity to preview an early build of its new mobile browser for BlackBerries. The new browser's killer ingredient? WebKit, the same engine that powers the iPhone's browser and the Android browser. Welcome to the WebKit Club, RIM.
Hands-On Video Of All New HTC Phones
By Eric Zeman
Today HTC announced three new smartphones -- two of which run Android and one of which runs Windows Phone 6.5.3. All of the devices feature refreshed industrial designs and the newest version of HTC's Sense user interface. InformationWeek goes hands-on with all three.
First Impressions Of Windows Phone 7 Series
By Eric Zeman
I had a few moments to spend with the freshly announced Windows Phone 7 Series operating system. One thing is clear: Microsoft is serious about taking back the smartphone crown. With OEMs and network operators on board, Windows Phone 7 is its biggest -- and riskiest -- step yet.
MWC2010: Nokia Bores, Android Scores
By Eric Zeman
Mobile World Congress 2010 has kicked off into high gear with lots of news from Barcelona. Nokia forgot to announce anything new, but there are a half-dozen new Android phones on the show floor, including the Motorola CLIQ XT, headed for T-Mobile.
InformationWeek Analytics 2010 WAN Optimization Survey
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.
Image Gallery: A Cloud Computing Fortress
A photo tour of Terremark's 30-acre cloud computing facility, under construction in northern Virginia.
View It Now
Government IT Leadership Forum 2010
Nominate your company for the 2010 InformationWeek 500 -- our 22nd annual ranking of the nation's very best business technology innovators. Deadline is April 30. Organizations with $250 million or more in revenue may apply now.