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Between The Lines Columnist India Lodges Complaint Over H-1B Visa Rejections
By Paul McDougall
U.S. makes it too difficult for foreign tech pros to enter the country on H-1B and L-1 visas, Indian commerce minister says.

Outsourcing Or Automation: No Difference To Unemployed Workers
270,000 More IT Jobs Headed Offshore

Big Data Talent War: 10 Analytics Job Trends
A gap is emerging among data-savvy professionals, with big-data-analysis and predictive skills trumping routine business-intelligence and information-management talents.

Apple Calls iPad Battery Behavior 'Great Feature'
Apple's response to user complaints about the new iPad's battery overcharging? It says there is no problem at all.

Google I/O Sellout: Devs Cry Foul
After 20-minute sellout, developers who didn't score tickets complain that Google's first-come, first-served system favors scalpers.

NASA To Auction Off Patent Portfolios
Chicago-based ICAP Ocean Tomo will sell three portfolios comprising 12 patents as part of NASA's strategy to transfer innovations to the private sector.

Samsung Ships 5 Million Galaxy Notes, Proves Reviewers Wrong
Samsung has shipped 5 million Galaxy Note smartphones since its debut last year, despite the fact that it was panned for being too large.

Apple's 4G iPad Problems Prompt Australian Refunds
Apple raised the ire of Australian watchdogs who say the new iPad isn't a 4G device, even though that's how Apple advertises it. This isn't (entirely) Apple's fault.

The Hive Mind And Enterprise Social Networks
Can social media help unlock your business's inherent cultural knowledge?

The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered but a general effect of pleasing impression. -- Samuel Johnson

Apple's 4G iPad Problems Prompt Australian Refunds
Can social media help unlock your business's inherent cultural knowledge?
Research: 2012 IT Salary Survey, BI/Analytics
Backup and Recovery in a Virtualized World
Windows 8 Consumer Preview - Your PC's Getting a Bit Touchy
Retain Customers, Increase Revenues, Reduce Costs
InformationWeek 500 2012: Call For Nominations!

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Research: 2012 IT Salary Survey, BI/Analytics
Our 2012 InformationWeek Salary Survey shows there's a war on for analytics experts and information management professionals who can ask the right questions and make use of vast and growing big data stores. So say the 660 BI and analytics pros responding to our poll.
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Fundamentals: Secure Native Mobile Development
This report covers development basics for Apple iOS, Google Android, RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft Windows; pros and cons of cross-platform development; and how to build secure apps from the get-go.
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Backup and Recovery in a Virtualized World
IT organizations must adopt new approaches to backup and recovery that deliver both the superior efficiency required by changes in the IT environment and the solid reliability required by the business. Download this white paper to discover five ways to drive down data protection costs while ensuring business continuity. Learn how to mitigate the business risks associated with data loss by incorporating the five attributes into your backup and recovery approach.
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Choosing the Right Storage for Microsoft Exchange
Migrating to a new email platform isn’t easy, which is why IT departments at government agencies and large enterprises delay the process as long as possible. However, as support for older versions of Exchange is phased out, more organizations will be making the switch. Download this white paper to learn how this upgrade will affect your current storage architecture and how to get the most out of your implementation.
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview - Your PC's Getting a Bit Touchy
Windows 8 Consumer Preview offers a lot, but is it for you and your legacy PC? Chris Spera reviews.

15 New Rules For IT To Live By
The old IT rulebook is obsolete, but the new one that accounts for the rise of mobile, social, and analytics hasn't been written. Consider this a first draft, so your revisions are welcome.

Windows 8 Server: Hands-On First Impressions
Microsoft talks up every release of Windows Server as the best ever. But based on our first experience with Windows 8 Server, some key changes deserve your attention.

New iPad Vs. Windows 8 Tablets: 8 Considerations
Buy a new iPad now, or wait for a Windows 8 tablet later this year? Here are some factors to consider.

The Big Data Challenge: Social Data Meets Corporate Data
With the rise of social media sites, companies are getting hit with a blizzard of unstructured data, and must now find cost-effective ways to integrate and analyze the collective pool of big data to generate granular business insights.


Big Data Talent War: 10 Analytics Job Trends
A gap is emerging among data-savvy professionals, with big-data-analysis and predictive skills trumping routine business-intelligence and information-management talents.   View Now

11 Telemedicine Tools Transforming Healthcare
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Retain Customers, Increase Revenues, Reduce Costs
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We've started accepting nominations for this year's InformationWeek 500 -- our 24th annual ranking of the nation's very best business technology innovators. Orgs with $250 million or more in revenue may apply now!
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