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MORE NEWS: PC Buyers To 'Wait And See' On Windows 7

ANALYTIC REPORT: Cloud Computing: Platform As A Service


BLOG: New $279 Kindle Can Finally Roam Internationally

WEBCAST: Future of Online Interaction: The Emotional Experience and BIRT

RESOURCES: Navigating The Boardroom: What Do You Bring To The Table?

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FCC Chair Cites 'Spectrum Crisis'
Mobile broadband and an 'open Internet' are priorities of the Federal Communications Commission, says chairman Julius Genachowski at CTIA meeting.

FCC Chair Preps Net Neutrality Speech
What Is Broadband? FCC Wants To Know

PC Buyers To 'Wait And See' On Windows 7

Survey reveals almost half of consumers will wait until the reviews are in before committing.

Sybase, Interop Prep For 4G

As 4G networks come on line, wireless carriers will face interoperability and support issues with mobile messaging.

Civilian Agencies Late On Insourcing Deadline

Nine federal agencies missed a Congressional deadline requiring them to draft guidelines aimed at reducing their reliance on outsourced services.

Mobile App Puts EMRs On Smartphones

A Pennsylvania health insurer has deployed a smartphone app enabling members to view and share electronic medical records.

Google Offers Advice On Strong Passwords

Passwords remain the primary means of online authentication, despite their shortcomings. That's why Google wants to make sure users' passwords won't be easily defeated.

Sprint Forms M2M Business Unit

The company sees machine-to-machine products and connected consumer devices as critical to increasing revenue from its data networks.

Motorola Won't Support Windows Mobile 6.5

The company will focus on supporting Android and wait until the next version of Windows Mobile hits.

Google Refines United States Map

The world changes and Google Maps is changing with it by adding new data about the US.

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Cloud Computing: Platform As A Service
Web application development is moving to online platforms. This report explores the leading vendors and development environments for online development, and some of the trade-offs that are required.
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What's Next For HP?
CIO Randy Mott led the charge to transform the way Hewlett-Packard builds, delivers, and manages its own IT. Now the company should leverage those achievements to help CIOs everywhere become drivers of growth.
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Featured Blogger New $279 Kindle Can Finally Roam Internationally
Posted by David Berlind
Amazon is dropping the price of its existing basic Kindle from $299 to $259 and introducing a third model for $279 that's the same as the basic Kindle, but can roam internationally. This is a huge boon to international travelers and people living in countries where 3G CDMA 1x-EVDO radio technologies don't work.

Dell Finally (FINALLY!!!) Bringing Dellophone To AT&T
Posted by Eric Zeman
Wow. WOW. A rumor nearly three years in the making has finally been confirmed today. Dell, PC maker, is bringing a smartphone to the U.S., and it will run Android.

Green IT Tries To Get Beyond Abstractions
Posted By Michael Hickins
Executives from Cisco, EMC, Dell and Symantec gathered at the United Nations today as a sort of coda to the climate summit held here last week, to talk about the role IT can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reversing catastrophic climate change.

Think You Have Swine Flu? Take A New Online Test
Posted By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
You've got a cough and a fever--and haven't had your flu shot yet. Could you possibly have H1N1? Microsoft has launched a new website to help you assess whether you've got swine flu.

Understanding Storage Performance
Posted By George Crump
For most storage managers improving storage performance is an endless loop of upgrades that are taken until the problem goes away. Understanding where to look and how to configure the environment is often a series of "best guesses" instead of a thorough understanding of it. In today's economy best guesses are not allowed. Making the right move, the first time, is critical.

Google Busy Protecting Privacy Of KFC's Colonel Sanders
Posted By Thomas Claburn
In Europe, where worries about Google's Street View imagery at one point led villagers in England to set up a roadblock and have generally enraged bureaucrats who believe that only the state should take pictures of people, Google has struggled to present the snapshots it takes on public roadways without being criticized for invading someone's privacy.


Future of Online Interaction: The Emotional Experience and BIRT
Join our featured guest, Forrester Principal Analyst Ron Rogowski, as he examines the future of online user experience. Seema Haji, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Actuate, will discuss the latest RIA technologies and strategies that will help you get ahead of these trends regardless of your industry. It happens October 15, 2009 -- 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 PM ET More Information & Registration

This issue sponsored by Fortify:
Latest Resources from the Software Security Assurance Center:
- Guide to Web 2.0 Security
- CISO's Guide to Application Security
- Guide to Outsourcing
- How Europe's Largest E-Commerce Business Secures its Applications
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Navigating The Boardroom: What Do You Bring To The Table?
Our IW 500 event may be over, but you can still experience both highlights from our conference as well as exclusive content presented in a unique virtual environment that allows you to personally connect with C-level executives.
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Image Gallery: The 2009 InformationWeek 500 Conference
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Vendor Sponsored Webcast: Cutting Costs with Third-Party Software Support
In this free, 45-minute webcast, a panel of experts will discuss the current state of enterprise software support and examine the new third-party support model in detail. It happens Thursday, October 8th, 2009 Time: 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET

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