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Cloud Computing Gaining Ground

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2 In 3 IT Managers Have Cloud Funding
Survey finds cloud computing becoming deeply entrenched in enterprise IT organizations.

Why 'Private Cloud' Computing Is Real -- And Worth Considering
Cloud Computing Advocates Detail Its Future
NASA's Next Mission: Cloud Computing


SCO Wins Unix Appeal
The decision paves the way for SCO to continue its claim that IBM and others used SCO Unix code in Linux operating system software.

Apple's Jobs Focused On Tablet

The tech icon is involved in the smallest details of the Apple tablet PC, aiming to make it the company's next market-redefining product.

Opera Mini Tops 25 Million Downloads

The mobile browser is the leader in the third-party browser market, but it will be facing stiff competition from Mozilla and startup Skyfire.

Sony Adds 3G Wireless To E-reader

The Sony Reader Daily Edition is taking on Amazon's market-leading Kindle with a built-in wireless connection and support for the open E-Pub standard.

AT&T Expands Wi-Fi Locations

The company's Wi-Fi footprint has grown by 30% this year to more than 125,000 hotspots in the United States, Europe, and China.

VeriSign Sells Messaging Business For $175 Million

The domain registry firm is selling to Syniverse and continues to streamline in order to focus on Internet infrastructure and online security.

Jessica Biel Searches Deemed Most Dangerous

Searching for celebrities may be one of the most effective ways to infect your computer.

White House Overhauls Cybersecurity Reporting

Federal agencies will be required to submit standardized cybersecurity reports via new software, rather than spreadsheets.

Shuttle's 'Colbert Flight' Scrubbed

Thunderstorms force NASA to keep Discovery and the COLBERT treadmill on launch pad for at least one more day.



Strategic Security: A Struggle For Balance
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Setting Government IT Priorities
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Smart Decisions for Surviving the Downturn
With the heavy cost cutting pressure on IT Management, people are searching for ways to drive short-term operational gains that offer long term value. This analysis details how to reduce costs in: IT Financial Management, virtualization management, automation, and software consolidation. Download Now

HIPAA Security Provisions: Is Your Network Ready for a Physical?
If your company is subject to HIPAA, its IT systems also need a clean bill of health. To prevent a painful examination by federal regulators, you need to know what your responsibilities are and how to ensure that your network's "vital signs" are in compliance. Download Now



Featured Blogger Sell 'Good,' Not 'Open'
Posted by Serdar Yegulalp
The folks at the 451 Group talked recently about "the right and best way" to make money from open source. The short version: don't sell "open source," sell good software.


ReviewCam: I Heart Math
Posted by Fritz Nelson
I first wrote about emwave HeartMath earlier this year after trying it out at the Consumer Electronics Show. Now it's available on the Mac and I've had a chance to use it over the course of a few days. This is such a nifty little program: inexpensive, easy to use and good for the heart and soul. It may not be what you'd call enterprise-class software, but any HR department would do well to get its high-stressed employees a copy of this (which is to say, these days, everyone).

IBM Adding 1,300 Iowa Jobs, But At What Cost?
Posted By Bob Evans
IBM has hired hundreds of workers at its new IT services center in Dubuque, Iowa, to provide "advanced information processing" services to global corporations with IBM outsourcing contracts. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, IBM said it expects the facility to employ 600 workers by the end of this year and about 1,300 by the end of 2010.

Paging AIM: Why Does Software Always Get Worse?
Posted By Alexander Wolfe
Two unpleasant bouts with updated software have led me to formulate Wolfe's First Law of Programming: An upgraded, enhanced, or otherwise supposedly improved software release will always perform more poorly than the rev which it replaces. My two cases in point are AIM -- you gotta love their configuration control -- and Time Warner Cable's latest electronic programming guide.

Twitter's 'Inglorious' Summer
Posted By Michael Hickins
Stonie, you're doing a heck of a job. Today is the anniversary of the first day of the 2008 Democratic Convention, which is arguably the first day of the rest of Twitter's life; Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey have to be shaking their heads in disbelief at the sensation that their creation has created over the past twelve months.


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