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Windows Phone 7 Gets Early Thumbs Up

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TOP STORY: Windows Phone 7 Gets Early Thumbs Up

MORE NEWS: Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

ANALYTIC REPORT: Mobile Broadband: Beyond Smartphones

WHITEPAPER: Get More from Your IT Budget

BLOG: Windows Phone 7: A Big Bet

WEBCAST: Working Smarter in Healthcare

RESOURCES: InformationWeek Analytics 2010 WAN Optimization Survey

InformationWeek Daily

 Wednesday, February 17, 2010 



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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.


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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.



Mobile Broadband: Beyond Smartphones

We've designed this Informed CIO report to provide insight into how to evaluate these new platforms. Besides the operating system, you'll have to decide where to buy your mobile device and what kind of service plan is right for your business. Should you go with 3G or Wi-Fi? Should you tether phones to your new devices? And what kind of security is right? These are all questions to consider before you make a decision.

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SAP At A Crossroads

Amid the sudden resignation of CEO Leo Apotheker, the German software company is doing some serious self-evaluation. On the line is everything from its technical architecture to its licensing model to its relationships with partners and customers.

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Featured BloggerWindows 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.


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