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  Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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Between The Lines Columnist Facebook's Data Center: Where Likes Live
By Charles Babcock
Welcome to the Oregon high desert, where Facebook's two "data halls" store all of your likes while the company pursues energy efficiency on a new scale.

5 Data Center Trends For 2013
9 Data Centers: Unexpected Beauty And Creativity

IT Age Discrimination Or Employee Inertia?
There is bona fide ageism and there is failure to learn new skills in a constantly changing field. Let's not confuse the two.

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million In Browser Brawl
Microsoft stopped offering browser-choice screen to European Windows consumers, in violation of 2009 agreement with antitrust regulators.

No Google, No Microsoft, No Problem: MWC 2013
Mobile World Congress 2013 was notable for its workmanlike flavor. What didn't happen there was also conspicuous.

Android 4.x Finally Surpasses Gingerbread
All versions of Android 4.0 and up for the first time account for a larger portion of the Android installed base than those running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Government Google Data Requests: Scope Unclear
Google has begun disclosing limited information about U.S. government investigations that demand consumer data and, usually, silence from those cooperating.

Amazon Web Services Cuts Prices For Linux Users
Amazon Web Services' price drops for certain long-term cloud contracts expands the cost gap between Linux and Windows on EC2.

"Virtue can only flourish among equals." -- Mary Wollstonecraft

Government Google Data Requests: Scope Unclear
Amazon Web Services Cuts Prices For Linux Users
Research: 2013 Enterprise Social Networking Survey
5 Dividends Master Data Management Pays
Evernote: We're Adding Two-Factor Authentication
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Research: 2013 Enterprise Social Networking Survey
Want our advice? Throw out your enterprise social network. Our survey says just 13% have meshed internal and external communications, and only 21% have seen significant reductions in email volumes. Meanwhile, 62% have yet to integrate any external social media into internal applications. Start fresh and think social technologies, not platform silos.
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Social engineering attacks are getting increasingly sophisticated, but there's only so much the law and technology can do to protect your organization. In this Dark Reading report, we detail how a social engineering attack is developed and what IT professionals can do to prevent their users from being targets and victims.
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5 Dividends Master Data Management Pays
How enterprise-wide master data management helped five financial services firms get a better view of their customers and of their risk. Find out why those data silos make the organizations inefficient, prevent them from taking advantage of business opportunities, lead to poor decision making and can complicate compliance.
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Data Center Operational Efficiency Best Practices
Highly efficient data centers allow IT to spend 50% more on new projects - but only 1 in 5 data centers currently operate at this level. Read the study to learn the role optimization, flexibility, automation and strategy play in efficient data centers, and how your data center can become one.
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Evernote: We're Adding Two-Factor Authentication
After data breach and wide password reset, Evernote accelerates plans to offer additional security to users.

Office 2013: 10 Questions To Ask
Is Microsoft Office 2013 right for you? Here are the right questions for small and midsize businesses and enterprises to ask.

10 Helpful Apps From Uncle Sam
Mobile apps created by federal agencies will help you track NASA missions, travel smoothly and even get tax advice. Check out our latest guide to apps from Uncle Sam.

10 Best Android Apps Of 2012
Check out these 10 gems that stood out from the crowd of 700,000 Android apps.

10 Great Android Apps For Tablets
What Android apps really shine on tablets? Take a look at a few of our favorites.


Office 2013: 10 Questions To Ask
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MWC 2013: Five Coolest Gadgets


Bob Metcalfe Plans Ethernet's 40th
The 'Father of Ethernet' comes back to PARC, the scene of the crime, to talk about Ethernet's future -- including a 40th birthday bash in May.   Watch

CES 2013: It's A Wrap!
Intel shows off eye tracking and gesture tech

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