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Wednesday, July 7, 2010


"Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline." --Jim Collins



Slideshow: 12 Worst Government Websites

Employees not using the browser will be "strongly encouraged" to use Firebox on Linux, Mac and Windows laptops and desktops.


Google, Microsoft Pitch Cloud Computing To Feds

There's No (New) Internet Kill Switch

Slideshow: Government's 10 Most Powerful Supercomputers


Review: Dan Bricklin's Note Taker HD Puts The "Pad" in iPad

Note Taker HD, from Visicalc founder and productivity software entrepreneur Dan Bricklin, is a work of art. This is how you should take notes on a tablet. It takes getting used to, but it is ideal for many tasks, and will quickly become a necessity for any iPad owner.

Google VoIP App Draws Petition

Users of Google Voice call for the release of a voice-over-IP desktop client for Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs.

IBM Developing VA Online Claims System

Under the $9.1 million development contract awarded by the Veteran's Administration, IBM will build a system to allow veterans to file disability claims online.

Botnet Viruses Target Symbian Smatphones

Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson smartphones are among those running the two Symbian operating systems vulnerable to attack according to NetQin.

iPad, Kindle Slow Reading Speed

People read books much faster on paper than on the Apple iPad or Amazon Kindle a study from the Nielsen Norman Group shows.

Military Charges Intelligence Analyst For Wikilinks Video

Bradley Manning, an Army intelligence analyst, is alleged to have leaked diplomatic cables and controversial video and downloading classified documents to his computer.

Netflix, Relativity Media Partner On Streaming Movie Service

Select films from the Hollywood studio will be available from Netflix's "Watch Instantly" service before they are available on HBO, Showtime and other pay channels.

Google News Readers Flee To Canada Edition

Unhappy with the redesigned Google News, some users in the U.S. who prefer the old design are configuring Google News to display the version intended for Canadians.

Microsoft Aims To Alleviate Health IT Cloud Concerns

Healthcare providers still have many reservations about the security of cloud computing for electronic medical records and mission-critical apps.

Apple App Store Suffers Hack Attack

Company insists user data has not been compromised, but is nonetheless advising customers to watch for suspicious transactions.



More than a dozen of Uncle Sam's CIOs and CTOs shared their strategies on IT security, project performance, delivering new services, and other priorities at the InformationWeek Government IT Leadership Forum.

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Federal CIO Strategies

From NASA to the CIA, CIOs are coming up with innovative approaches to long-standing challenges. Download the latest all-digital issue of InformationWeek Government for that story and more, including: How the FBI is handling an open, more secure strategy; a profile of HUD's silo buster, Jerry Williams; and InformationWeek editor in chief Rob Preston on fiscal discipline in the public sector. (Free registration required.)

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Chief Of The Year: Federal CIO Vivek Kundra

Kundra is driving change in the U.S. government's far-reaching IT operations. His priorities include exposing government data sets, cloud computing, IT project management, cybersecurity, and engaging the public over the Web. Here's his plan for executing on those goals and the many challenges ahead.

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Insights from Global Leaders on Collaboration

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Slideshow: Note Taker HD Puts The "Pad" in iPad
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Part 3: A Gentle Introduction to Parallel Programming

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InformationWeek SMB Integrates With InformationWeek

By Benjamin Tomkins

The technology resource for small and midsize business is now fully integrated with InformationWeek to provide users with even broader technology resources.


Sharepoint Deployments Arise in an Ad-Hoc Manner

By Paul Korzeniowski

Small and medium businesses are forging ahead with SharePoint deployments. The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) found that more than two out of every corporations are now using the product, however, most have done so without crafting a formal business plan or going through a rigorous cost justification process.

HP Campaign Highlights SMB Printing Choices

By Lamont Wood

Laser printers are cheaper than using printing services, emphasizes HP campaign. But if you look at their figures, inkjets are cheaper than lasers.

Andy Grove: Knowledge Work Isn't Enough

By Chris Murphy

Intel co-founder Andy Grove doesn't have all the answers in his Bloomberg column on "How to Make an American Job Before It's Too Late." But he makes one opinion clear: The U.S. can't innovate if it doesn't also build stuff.

Palm Trying To Boost App Ecosystem

By Ed Hansberry

It is debatable as to what is more important, the smartphone platform or the apps available for it. While the platform maker can't do much to the OS itself in the short or even medium term, they can help move the applications. Palm is taking a two pronged approach to increasing the number of apps as well as how fast they move out of the WebOS App Catalog.


Grid Consolidation on Private Clouds

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Hear from Oracle experts how these technologies can now be used to consolidate your databases to a private cloud, where you can realize the efficiencies of multi-tenancy, rapid provisioning, and pay-for-use infrastructure. And learn how Oracle delivers key cloud capabilities, providing elastic database services that can be quickly provisioned on demand.

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The Battle For Mobile Supremacy

While it won't be long before billions of smartphones and tablets are in buyers' hands, PC history tells us that, of the dozen or so mobile platforms currently in play, not all can survive. It's clear that the warchests are opening up to win the battle for global mobile supremacy.
But who will reign supreme?

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