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iPhone Is Not For IT

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: We Can't Stop Talking About The iPhone
2. Today's Top Story
    - Gartner: Keep The iPhone Out Of The Corporate Enterprise
    Related Stories:
    - Apple Giving Free iPhones To Employees
    - Ajax Tools May Power Web Apps For iPhone
3. Breaking News
    - GPLv3 Emerges After Long Debate, Opposition Muted
    - Premium Mobile Content Set To Double In Four Years
    - TechPresident Adds More Features To Cover Candidates
    - Hitachi Launches Line Of Large-Screen HDTVs
    - IBM Challenges Congressional Numbers On L-1 Visas
    - E-Mail Attacks Target Business Executives
    - Can Microsoft Office Front-End Your Business Processes?
    - AMD Plans To Ship Two Versions Of Quad-Core Chip In August
    - White House Sets Single Security Configuration For Windows Computers
    - Motorola's Razr2: Answer To iPhone Debuts In Korea
    - Mobile WiMax Commercial Launch Planned For Northeast Region In August
    - Get Ready For A Hacker Smackdown
    - IBM Introduces Corporate Search Product
    - Making Work More Like EVE Online
    - LogMeIn To Launch Remote Support Software For Smartphones
4. The Latest Digital Life Blog Posts
    - Should The iPhone Make Telcos Tremble In Fear?
    - Video: The Daily Show Looks At iPhone-Mania
    - Getting My Hands On An iPhone -- I Hope
5. Job Listings From TechCareers
6. White Papers
    - Enabling Technology For Blade Management -- A Technical Brief
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

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1. Editor's Note: We Can't Stop Talking About The iPhone

There is no escape from the iPhone. I have never seen a consumer-electronics device dominate public discourse as much as this gadget. In my many years of writing about cell phones, I always thought the buzz surrounding the launch of the Motorola Razr was unique. But that was nothing compared to the iPhone.

Friends and family can't stop talking about it. I'm bombarded with TV and Web commercials. At work, the iPhone creeps into business conversations. I get promo e-mails for the iPhone and its accessories. I receive press releases telling me how the iPhone will impact everything from world peace to the future of the automobiles. (None of the releases are from Apple!)

IPhone mania has likewise gripped all of us here at InformationWeek. We can't stop talking about it.

Even our executives are weighing in. During a recent e-mail exchange, one of our executives made some really great points about the iPhone. I wanted to post his thoughts so he can join our conversation. His name is David Levin, CEO of United Business Media, which is the parent company of InformationWeek and the TechWeb Network. He was formerly CEO of Symbian, the mobile software group, so he has a pretty good idea of what he's talking about when it comes to wireless.

Read what David has to say and share your thoughts at the InformationWeek Blog.

Stephen Wellman
swellman@cmp.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story

Gartner: Keep The iPhone Out Of The Corporate Enterprise
Gartner analysts are warning IT managers to expect a flood of requests to support Apple's new iPhone, but to just say no.

Related Stories:

Apple Giving Free iPhones To Employees
Good news and bad news for Apple's 18,000 employees: They are all getting free iPhones, but they will have to wait a month to get them.

Ajax Tools May Power Web Apps For iPhone
The developer blogger community is speculating that a handful of Ajax tools may emerge as the only entry for third parties to the iPhone, via the Safari browser window.


3. Breaking News

GPLv3 Emerges After Long Debate, Opposition Muted
One of the early adopters of GPL 3 will be the Samba Server project, which supplies file translation code between Linux and Windows.

Premium Mobile Content Set To Double In Four Years
Content for mobile devices like cell phones will top $44 billion in 2011, more than double the nearly $20 billion that'll be generated this year, iSuppli predicted.

TechPresident Adds More Features To Cover Candidates
The enhancements include blogs, news feeds, photo streams, and video posts from 2008 presidential candidates.

Hitachi Launches Line Of Large-Screen HDTVs
The 10 new 1,080-pixel TVs range in size from 42 inches to 60 inches, and up the number of flat-panel displays offered by Hitachi to 14.

IBM Challenges Congressional Numbers on L-1 Visas
IBM says it only got 411 L-1 visas, not the 1,237 cited by the senators.

E-Mail Attacks Target Business Executives
Top-level business executives, including CEOs, presidents, CIOs, and CFOs, are being directly targeted by e-mails containing malicious Trojans.

Can Microsoft Office Front-End Your Business Processes?
Microsoft is set to kick off an Office-for-business-processes strategy, focusing on composite apps called Office Business Applications, or OBAs, starting next month.

AMD Plans To Ship Two Versions Of Quad-Core Chip In August
AMD said the new processors are expected to increase performance up to 70% on certain database applications and up to 40% on floating point applications.

White House Sets Single Security Configuration For Windows Computers
A White House mandate to conform to one security configuration on Windows XP and Windows Vista systems should "radically reduce" vulnerabilities.

Motorola's Razr2: Answer To iPhone Debuts In Korea
Multimedia capabilities include a full HTML browser, Google mobile search, a music player, and a videoconferencing feature that lets users stream live video calls.

Mobile WiMax Commercial Launch Planned For Northeast Region In August
Horizon Wi-Fi, a well-financed startup, has installed towers in nine Northeast cities and is testing the service in each city with initial users.

Get Ready For A Hacker Smackdown
A showdown is brewing between two sets of security researchers over whether virtualization-based rootkits are detectable in a system or not.

IBM Introduces Corporate Search Product
The upgraded version of OmniFind Enterprise Edition indexes more than 30 types of enterprise content and 200 file types.

Making Work More Like EVE Online
IBM ponders how enterprises can be rewired to be more like games, particularly massively multiplayer online games like fantasy-themed World of Warcraft.

LogMeIn To Launch Remote Support Software For Smartphones
A preview is available next month initially for the Palm Treo 700w/wx.

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4. The Latest Digital Life Blog Posts
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Should The iPhone Make Telcos Tremble In Fear?
The iPhone is a stylish gadget, but it kowtows to the established telecom industry, Slate magazine argues. But Slate dangles an intriguing possibility as an afterthought: Is the iPhone a Trojan horse?

Video: The Daily Show Looks At iPhone-Mania
Correspondent Rob Riggle will do anything to get his hands on an iPhone in this funny, raunchy short video.

Getting My Hands On An iPhone -- I Hope
What are you doing this weekend? As I write this, it's Friday morning, and I'm hoping I'll be working this weekend, posting image galleries and writing reviews of the iPhone. Of course, to do that, I need to get my hands on an iPhone.


5. Job Listings From TechCareers

BreakthroughIT, Inc. seeking Technical Writer in Groton, CT

Openlink Financial seeking Client Support Analyst in Uniondale, NY

American Home Mortgage seeking Build Manager in Melville, NY

MarketSense seeking Database Developer in Burr Ridge, IL

Investment Technology Group seeking Sr. Software Engineer in New York, NY

For more great jobs, career-related news, features and services, please visit CMP Media's TechCareers.


6. White Papers

Enabling Technology For Blade Management -- A Technical Brief
This technical brief examines HP Insight Control and the importance of manageability in the selection of a blade platform. The overall goal of the paper is to assist in streamlining management complexity and reduce total cost of ownership.


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