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Windows 7 Is 'Best Ever' OS

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TOP STORY: Ballmer: Windows 7 Is 'Best Ever' OS

MORE NEWS: Dell Releases Latitude Z With Wireless Charging

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WHITEPAPER: Mission-Critical Workloads for Windows Servers

BLOG: Join Our Windows 7 Wednesday Virtual Event: Path To Enterprise Adoption

WEBCAST: Mitigate Sun's Cost & Viability Threat: Explore the Alternative

RESOURCES: Virtual Event: Business Case For Windows 7

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Ballmer: Windows 7 Is 'Best Ever' OS
Microsoft CEO says new features make it the right software for "the new normal."

What CIOs Think About Windows 7
Are Windows 7's R2 Server Ties A Blessing Or Curse?


Google Wave Preview Release Wednesday

After months of closed testing, Google says it will offer Wave accounts to developers, early adopters and select Google Apps customers.

Dell Releases Latitude Z With Wireless Charging

The ultra-thin laptop can wirelessly access power, USB ports, audio jacks, and a DVI video link.

Google Clarifies Open Aspects Of Android

The search giant has halted distribution of the Cyanogen custom Android build with proprietary apps like Gmail and Google Maps.

'Giant iPhone' May Be Next From Apple

Newton exec's return to Cupertino intensifies tablet computer speculation.

Palm WebOS Boosts Enterprise Features

The 1.2 version of webOS improves calendar syncing, e-mail capabilities, and paves the way for paid apps, but doesn't restore the ability to sync media with iTunes.

Global CIO: Ballmer Blasts IBM For All The Wrong Reasons

Days before launching Microsoft's "New Efficiency" strategy, Steve Ballmer took some swipes at IBM and its strategy, which is bizarre because Ballmer's taking Microsoft down a path IBM's already on.

Microsoft Offers Free Security Essentials

New antivirus service could pose threat to paid entrants in the multibillion dollar PC security industry.

AT&T Launching Location-Centric Garmin Nuvifone

Garmin's smartphone includes the turn-by-turn navigation features found in its high-end GPS navigation devices.

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Dell's $3.9 Billion Perot Gamble
Dell faces numerous obstacles, including integration challenges and wary customers, as it looks to become a player in the tech services market. But it's on the right track.
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Ten Government Technology Innovators
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Mission-Critical Workloads for Windows Servers
Within the typical enterprise-class datacenter, delivering mission-critical workloads with predictable levels of scale and reliability and supporting high levels of application performance that meet SLAs are all in a days work for many IT professionals. See how NEC can help. Download Now

Convergence Emergence
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Featured Blogger Join Our Windows 7 Wednesday Virtual Event: Path To Enterprise Adoption
Posted by Alexander Wolfe
In getting ready for Wednesday's 10 am eastern Windows 7 Virtual Event, hosted by the InformationWeek Business Technology Network (i.e., us, and you can register here), I've been trying to get a feel for just how rapidly enterprises will adopt the new operating system.


Do Phones Really Need A Mobile High-Def Connector Port?
Posted by Eric Zeman
Some of the world's largest phone companies -- including the likes of Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson -- have banded together and formed the Mobile High-Definition Interface Working Group. The group's plan is to create a new, standardized port for mobile phones that can feed high-definition video and audio signals to HDTVs. Is this really necessary?

More SaaS IT Service Management Options
Posted By Andrew Conry-Murray
AccelOps' latest software release adds new features for network and data center service management, both for premises and SaaS deployments.

Wireless Technologies Help With Alzheimer's Care
Posted By Mitch Wagner
As the Alzheimer's spreads, healthcare companies are developing wireless technologies to help caregivers look after their charges. The technologies monitor people with Alzheimer's to make sure they're not in trouble, with a particular focus on making sure that patients don't wander off.

What IT Needs To Know About E-Discovery: Webcast
Posted By Andrew Conry-Murray
Join me tomorrow at noon Eastern for a Webcast on IT best practices for e-discovery. We'll cover policies, products and get real-world insight from e-discovery professionals.

Diagnosing IT Problems In Healthcare
Posted By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
The ability to quickly trouble-shoot network and other IT infrastructure problems escalates as a top priority as healthcare providers replace paper patient records with electronic ones. It's bad enough when billing systems are down, but a hitch with a server running clinical systems could translate to delays in care if doctors can't access patients' medical records.


Mitigate Sun's Cost & Viability Threat: Explore the Alternative
Government agencies are faced with shrinking IT budgets and constrained resources. In the wake of IT industry consolidation, there are also understandable concerns about the future of many legacy environments. Together, IBM and Red Hat offer innovative solutions to customers with business critical workloads. Learn more about successful ways to migrate to the next generation of technology solutions. In addition, all registrants will receive 2 complimentary InformationWeek reports. More Information & Registration

The IT Guide to E-Discovery
Attend a free Webcast on e-discovery best practices. It happens Sept. 30. Time: 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. More Information & Registration

This issue sponsored by Fortify:
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