In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: What's The Big Deal?
2. Today's Top Story
- Microsoft: Home Server Sports Serious Security
3. Breaking News
- Spam Sets Record, Accounts For 94% Of E-Mail
- Google, Microsoft Improve Online Mapping Apps
- Akimbo To Bring Yahoo Video To Your TV
- Adobe Patches Acrobat And Reader XSS Bug, 3 Other Flaws
- Apple Unveils 802.11n Wireless Base Station
- Google SketchUp Gets Upgraded
- Microsoft To Offer Software-As-A-Service CRM This Summer
- Global IT Spending To Reach $1.48 Trillion In 2010, IDC Says
- ID Technology Eyed In War On Terror
- Verso Offers Tougher Network Filter To Stop Abuse
4. In Depth: iPhone
- For IT Departments, The iPhone Poses Problems
- The iPhone Is Beautiful, But It's Also Slow
- Macworld Fervor: iPhone Becomes Next Must-Have Device
- Podcast Report From Macworld: The iPhone At Last
5. Voice Of Authority
- Keep Up Your Energy At CES
6. White Papers
- Protecting Intellectual Property
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
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"If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committeethat will do them in." -- Bradley's Bromide
1. Editor's Note: iPhone Hype: What's The Big Deal?
Reading up on the Apple iPhone, I'm not seeing what's so exciting about it, and I'm even tempted to say that the thing is going to sink like a lead balloon and everybody who's jazzing about it now is going to feel foolish in a year. It's a cell phone that's also an iPod that does the Internet and takes pictures. Why is that exciting? I already have a cell phone and an iPod, and my cell phonea 14-month-old Palm Treo 650is Internet-enabled and a camera phone, too. I grant you there will be a huge attraction, for some people, in combining their iPods and cell phones into a single device. But, still, nothing about the iPhone is convincing me it'll slay dragons.
Learn what more than 500 companies are planning regarding their companies' wireless and mobile computing strategies in InformationWeek Research's Wireless/Mobile Computing report.
Will the release of Vista provide business technology professionals with the security and functionality they've been hoping for? Learn how nearly 700 business technology professionals answered these questions and more in InformationWeek Research's report Windows Vista: Ready, Set, Go?
Podcast Report From Macworld: The iPhone At Last
Listen to our podcast with InformationWeek Senior Editor Sharon Gaudin and Executive Editor Mitch Wagner. Sharon's on the scene at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. She shares her excitement about the keynote from Steve Jobs and products announced this week: the iPhone and Apple TV. But Mitch is unimpressed. Listen to the podcast for yourself and make up your own mind.
5. Voice Of Authority
Keeping Your Energy Up At CES
With all the gadgets and devices that are being shown at CES (a large portion of them mobile) something has to power them. This can be really apparent during a big trade show, where the use of notebooks, PDAs, and especially phones is constant--and you really don't want to drag around a power cord along with the hundreds of product info brochures and CDs that you've piled into your bag.
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