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Tuesday, July 20, 2010


"A refund for defective software might be nice, except it would bankrupt the entire software industry in the first year." -- Andrew S. Tanenbaum



Windows Phone 7 In Technical Preview

Microsoft's new mobile OS is now in the hands of operators for testing, and well on track for a holiday ship date. We took a video tour of some of its features, apps and capabilities.


Windows Phone 7 Won't Offer Multitasking

Microsoft Committed To Phones, Ballmer Says

Monopolies Could Kill Microsoft


Enterprises Failing Social Media Test

Siemens study highlights the disconnect between the majority of consumers who want to use social media to connect with businesses and the few companies who are prepared to meet the demand.

IBM Posts 13% Earnings Gain, Raises Guidance

Big Blue beats Street's expectations for EPS but revenue falls just short of estimates.

Microsoft Acknowledges Windows Shell Vulnerability

The zero-day vulnerability appears to be designed for industrial espionage.

Dell KACE Offers Free Secure Browser

To protect against web malware, Dell KACE's new free Secure Browser virtualizes a browser and restricts direct and cross-site access to dangerous or inappropriate websites.

NASA Finishes Image Map Of Sky

The WISE project has completed a six-month survey of the sky, discovering new asteroids and comets with an infrared telescope.

Meaningful Use Core Requirements For Healthcare Providers

So what are the more than two-dozen core "meaningful use" requirements that healthcare providers need to meet in order to qualify for financial incentives? Take a look here.

Mixed Early Opinions On Windows Phone 7

Microsoft provided select press outlets with early prototype Windows Phone 7 devices. According to the previews, Microsoft has done some good work, but still has a lot to do to make a comeback.

Down To Business: Oracle Suit Casts Shadow On Rimini Gains

Alternative provider of software support services gaining enterprise customers, despite Oracle suit's chilling effect.

Google Acquires Metaweb

With Metaweb's knowledge, Google aims to enhance its ability to understand search queries and deliver definitive answers.



Squeeze Play: The Expanding Profile Of Data Deduplication

There are many technologies that vendors say will help us get a handle on our storage. These include thin provisioning, data deduplication, improved compression methodologies, disk-to-disk-to-tape backup, encryption, virtual tape libraries, larger disk drives, and faster-performing drives. In this report, we'll touch on many of these and help sort out whether deduplication in particular makes sense in your environment.

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End-To-End Application Performance Management

This report explains how end-to-end application performance management (APM) helps companies achieve performance objectives through intelligent use of data discovered in servers, networks, and other components. It also covers APM use for application development and measuring cloud services.

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Using Technology to Enhance Organizational Effectiveness: 5 Success Strategies Revealed

Three top innovators from Pizza Hut, Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp., and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, reveal 5 internal success strategies and action points that have made their organizations more resilient, productive and positioned for long term success.
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SaaS Integration: Build vs. Buy?

If you build it, they will come -- the headaches, that is. Choose integration as a service from a best-of-breed provider, and welcome instead cost-efficiencies, flexibility and scalability.
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Slideshow: Amazon's Case For Enterprise Cloud Computing

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels takes on 'false cloud' wannabes, challenges common myths and critiques private-cloud alternatives as boiling down to buying, deploying and maintaining servers.   View Now


Slideshow: 7 Biggest Microsoft Flops Ever

Slideshow: Who's Who In Healthcare IT


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How To Calculate Cloud ROI
Your CFO expects credible scenarios for Cloud ROI. Jonathan Feldman's whiteboard tutorial will give you guidance on how to present it just right.   Watch


07.14.10 Circuit Breakers: Will They Work?

Phone Wars - A Demonstration of The Latest in Smartphones




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Can Microsoft Turn It Around?

By Dave Methvin

The past few months haven't seen much good news for Microsoft. Between the death of Kin phones, layoffs, and the European plans that could hurt their overseas sales, it can't be a happy time in Redmond. How long can this go on?


Windows Shortcut Threat Spreads Via USB Drives

By Keith Ferrell

A Microsoft advisory warns of a new threat aimed at its Windows Shell, particularly at the way Windows handles shortcuts. The likeliest exploit uses AutoRun to launch malware. All versions of Windows are believed to be vulnerable.

IBM Failed Us Big Time, Says Texas

By Bob Evans

Citing massive turnover among IBM employees, failure to back up data appropriately, and a high-profile server crash that is jeopardizing the state's ability to pursue several fraud investigations, the state of Texas has put IBM on 30-day notice of possible termination of their $863 million services contract. Texas claims 16 separate instances where IBM has defaulted on its obligations, says

Windows Phone 7 Enters Tech Preview

By Ed Hansberry

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is expected to hit the store shelves in time for the holiday season and they have just passed a major milestone in their development. Right now, everything appears to be on schedule. What I am not clear on at this stage though is how the average user is supposed to keep all of their important data on their phone and PC's in sync.

Regulating Google Search

By Thomas Claburn

The New York Times on Wednesday proposed that the government should regulate Google's search algorithm. It's such a baffling bad idea that it's hard to know where to start criticizing it.


Cloud Implementer's Checklist

Once your agency has completed the business case for deploying a private cloud, how do you actually move ahead with your data center transformation? In this InformationWeek Government Webcast, we'll explore steps to get you there, including a to-do list that will be helpful to anyone involved in the project.

It happens Aug. 11.

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Take Our WAN Security Survey -- You Could Win An iPod Touch!

We are conducting a survey examining WAN security concerns and the measures organizations take to protect data and information traveling across their networks.

Upon completion, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 32-GB iPod Touch valued at $299 from TechWeb.

Survey ends July 23

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