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Inside Terremark's Secure Government Data Center
Terremark's new cloud-computing facility for U.S. government customers features concrete walls, bomb-sniffing dogs, motion-sensing videocams, and a promise of 100% service availability.

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GM Prepares For New CIO
Ralph Szygenda's incoming successor, Terry Kline, will have to prove he's a tough negotiator with IT providers, at a time when the troubled automaker is at its most vulnerable.

Verizon Seeks Court Approval Of Advertising Accuracy

AT&T has charged that Verizon's claims of having "America's Most Reliable Wireless Network" are misleading.

Graphics Chip Sales Point To PC Market Recovery

Shipments rose 31% in the second quarter, an indication that computer makers are preparing for a robust back-to-school season.

Texting While Driving Is Deadliest Task

Study results suggest text messaging should be banned for all drivers says Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

Apple Nixes Google Voice From iPhone

The App Store won't carry Google's app that lets users send free text messages, make inexpensive long-distance calls, and funnel multiple phone numbers to a single number.

Microsoft Issues Emergency Fixes For IE, Visual Studio

Outside of its normal patch cycle, Microsoft has released two security bulletins to fix critical flaws.

Google Releases 'Simple' Android Programming Language

Amateur and professional programmers alike now have an easy way to write Android applications with Google's Simple programming language.

Google Sells 5% AOL Stake To Time Warner

The search giant is taking a $717 million loss on the $1 billion it paid in 2005 for the share.

Shuttle Endeavour Departs Space Station

NASA craft undocks as crewmembers say farewell to ISS's resident astronauts.

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Why Business IT Shouldn't Shrug Off Chrome OS
Google's new operating system isn't just the latest in glitzy consumer tech, it also sends a message about where the Web plays in the future of your employees' desktops. This report takes a look at what advantages Chrome is likely to offer business users.
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8 Storage Automation Questions to Ask
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Best Practices for Disaster Recovery and Continuity
Do you know how to plan, implement and execute a quick recovery strategy for local accidents and natural disasters? Read more about what you need to think about and the services and resources you'll need to put into place to ensure your company's survival. Download Now

Combining Deduplication and VMWare Disaster Recovery
Cost savings created by using deduplication can make DR feasible in situations in which it may have otherwise been cost prohibitive. Learn what it takes to implement deduplication with VMware DR and how to leverage the replicated data in your DR environment for DR testing and other purposes. Get the white paper today. Download Now



Featured Blogger Enterprises Iffy On Windows 7 Migration
Posted by Eric Zeman
Being a big fan of Windows 7, I was surprised to find that there's no mad rush by enterprises to migrate to the new operating system, and that Microsoft's ending of support for XP is the biggest factor in pushing businesses to upgrade. These are the early results of a just-completed InformationWeek Analytics survey on Windows 7, of which I'll offer a partial peek, if you click ahead.


Verizon Spills Details About The V CAST Apps Store
Posted by Eric Zeman
Today, Verizon Wireless held a developer conference in San Jose. The big news? An app store is coming, and Verizon is working with RIM, Qualcomm, and others to make it happen.

Will You Change Vendors?
Posted By Eric Krapf, Editor
It might have got lost in all the Avaya-Nortel reporting last week, but we had a No Jitter post that may have as much to say about the future of enterprise communications as anything the rest of us wrote about the big acquisition. Tom Nolle wrote a piece called, "How Light is the End of the Tunnel for Enterprise Spending?" in which he suggested that buying paradigms and the resulting customer-vendor relationships may be undergoing a fundamental shift as we work our way through and (hopefully) out of the recession.

Medsphere's Open Source Health Upgrade
Posted By Serdar Yegulalp
The other day I spoke with Rick Jung, COO of Medsphere, providers of the commercial open source health care software package OpenVista. Their mission: to get health care providers of all strata to use open source, save a bunch of money, and change the way we do this stuff for keeps.

Cardinal Health's New CIO On Board Of Firm IBM Is Buying
Posted By Bob Evans
It's been quite a week for former Motorola CIO Patty Morrison: first she's named CIO of $91 billion Cardinal Health, and then a couple of days later IBM agrees to acquire SPSS, on whose board she sits, for $1.2 billion. And third, tomorrow Morrison will be a featured speaker at our online Global CIO Summit virtual event: "Driving Business Value and Customer Value in the Global Economy."

Novatel's MiFi Adds GPS, MicroSD And U.S. 3G Support
Posted By Eric Zeman
Today Novatel rolled out its latest rendition of the MiFi, the 2372. It covers all the major GSM-based mobile networks, including GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSPA. The MiFi 2372 takes things a bit further, however, with added storage capacity and a processor capable of running apps.


Business Objectives Driven SAP Application Management Services
Attend this webcast and learn how to create an agile & responsive service delivery platform and drive application spend reduction. Speakers from Forrester, Mosaic, and Patni will share with you tips and techniques to structure AMS programs focused on business outcomes. It happens August 5, 2009 / 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET. More Information & Registration

Latest Resources from the Cloud Optimized Briefing Center:
- Control the Growing Costs of Business Devices.
- Airport Insecurity: The Case of Lost Laptops
- Best Practices: Email Archiving
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VoiceCon San Francisco
IP telephony is being integrated with a new generation of unified communications technologies, services, and applications that will transform how your enterprise does business. Only VoiceCon will help you create the road map for migrating to the next plateau and help you maximize your investment in enterprise communications. Registration is now open for the leading enterprise communications event.
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Global CIO Summit: Driving Business Value and Customer Value in the Global Economy
This ground-breaking new virtual event will bring together CIOs and other business technology executives from all over the globe to share ideas, debate issues, and explore processes that have enabled them to deliver greater business value and customer value in a global economy. It happens July 29.
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