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Windows XP: No Life Support | RIM Straight Talk Needed

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InformationWeek Daily  
  Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Between The Lines ColumnistRIM Missed Opportunity For Straight Talk
By Jonathan Feldman
BlackBerry maker made some snazzy announcements last week, but unless it can settle the widespread unease about its recent network outage, customers will move on.

Meet RIM's BBX Operating System
RIM Says Sorry With Free Apps

Windows XP At 10: No Life Support
Businesses that have not begun the Windows 7 transition may find themselves scrambling, Microsoft says.

9 LinkedIn Etiquette Tips
Consider this advice on how to put your best foot forward on the most business-like of social networks.

IBM Beats Oracle, Microsoft With Big Data Leap
Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights platform goes live on SmartCloud infrastructure, beating Oracle and Microsoft to market.

When SaaS Apps Don't Connect: One Answer
MuleSoft puts its enterprise service bus in the cloud with SaaS connectors, other supporting services.

Google Sells Chromebooks Without Subscriptions
Monthly fee model expanded to allow customers to purchase the Web-centric notebooks outright.

Oracle Vs. The World
Oracle has its foot on the gas pedal, pushing the company faster than ever. But to what destination?

Nasdaq Server Breach: 3 Expected Findings
While federal investigators remain quiet about the ongoing investigation, experts say that the Directors Desk data breach is even worse than thought.

Nokia Trades Windows Phone Innovation For Speed
When Nokia World kicks off in London on Wednesday, look for the company's first Microsoft Windows Phone devices. But don't look for unique.

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. -- Don Marquis


Nasdaq Server Breach: 3 Expected Findings
Nokia Trades Windows Phone Innovation For Speed
Managed Services Deliver Cost Savings And Control
Motivations for software security
Anonymous Attacks Child Pornography Websites
Broken State of Backup
Virtual Event: Gathering And Analyzing Security Intelligence In The Enterprise

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  Digital Issue  
EHR Best Practices: How the most astute hospitals and practices are putting those billions of dollars in federal stimulus funds to productive use.

ALSO: Paul Cerrato looks at how Harvard clinicians responded when an EHR system almost allowed a patient to die.

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Managed Services Deliver Cost Savings And Control
Companies that have implemented or are evaluating managed print services look to the model for its ability to reduce costs and increase end user productivity. However, IT teams need to be aware of security and scalability when selecting a partner.
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Key Steps To Safeguarding Your VM Disk Files
We provide best practices for backing up VM disk files and building a resilient infrastructure that can tolerate hardware and software failures. After all, what's the point of constructing a virtualized infrastructure without a plan to keep systems up and running in case of a glitch--or outright disaster?
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Motivations for software security
Review a comprehensive portfolio of application vulnerability management solutions that span all stages of the software delivery life cycle to address a wide range of security and compliance issues, reduce business risks and improve return on investment.
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Fundamentals: The Switch to IPv6
IPv4 address space is being gobbled up by the vast number of devices connecting to the Internet, and it's expected to be depleted in the next year. So the question is not whether to make the move to IPv6 but when. Review recommendations for ensuring that your data center is fully ready.
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Anonymous Attacks Child Pornography Websites
Hacktivist group disables numerous darknet child pornography sites, publishes 1,500 related usernames, and invites FBI and Interpol to investigate.

Android 4.0 Vs. iOS 5 Faceoff
Google and Apple introduced new versions of their smartphone platforms this month. Which is better for you?

Galaxy Nexus Vs. RAZR: Android Smackdown
Motorola and Samsung both debuted brand new LTE 4G Android superphones on Tuesday. Which is the better device?

Android App Market Reaches 500,000 Submissions
More than one-third of apps have been yanked, leaving about 315,000 applications still available in Android Market, research firm says.

NASA, Microsoft Reveal Mars In Pictures
As Earth's closest neighbor and with an atmosphere more similar to Earth's than any other planet in the solar system, Mars has long been a subject of great interest to astronomers and the public. NASA began exploring Mars with unmanned spacecraft in the 1970s, and the space agency hopes to eventually send a human to the Red Planet. In March 2009, NASA and Microsoft partnered under a Space Act Agreement to make images of Mars and other planets available through Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope, an online "virtual telescope." When viewed through Worldwide Telescope, users can study the surface of Mars in detail, while zooming in and out and panning its surface.



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"Big Data, Big Decisions, Big Impact" - Michael Dell speaks with IWTV at Web 2.0 Summit
Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc., speaks with IWTV about how to distill Big Data into something meaningful and translate it into customers. David Berlind interviews Dell while at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, 2011.   Watch

Solar-Powered Mobile Device Charging Goes Social
Q&A: Reid Hoffman, Partner at Greylock, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of LinkedIn



Broken State of Backup
Data protection industry analysts agree that "backup is broken." In this webcast we'll identify key areas where current backup models are failing and how to resolve those issues. It happens Thursday, October 20, 2011 -- Time: 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET More Information & Registration

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Virtual Event: Gathering And Analyzing Security Intelligence In The Enterprise
In this all-day virtual event from InformationWeek and Dark Reading, experts will offer detailed insight in how to collect security intelligence in the enterprise, and how to analyze and study it in order to efficiently identify new threats as well as low-and-slow attacks such as advanced persistent threats.
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Cloud Connect Is Coming!
Learn about the latest cloud technologies and platforms from industry leaders and thinkers at Cloud Connect. It takes place in Santa Clara, Calif., Feb. 13-16.
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