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  • Appeals court resurrects Viacom case against YouTube

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 1:00 pm

    A U.S. appeals court has resurrected a US$1 billion copyright case filed by Viacom against YouTube by sending the case back to trial by a jury.
  • How IT organizations address skills gap

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 11:23 am

    Trusted Voices in the IT community weigh in on the IT skills gap -- what skills are hard to find, and how they're filling those needs.
  • Whitman: Political campaign gave her 'thick skin'

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 10:45 am

    Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman's bruising run for governor of California left her with a quality that she needs as she seeks to turn around the computer giant: very "thick skin," she told the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston on Thursday.
  • German court system favorable for patent litigation

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 10:31 am

    Germany's specialized court system, where cases are ruled on relatively quickly and it can be easier than in other countries to get an injunction, is increasingly leading technology companies to file patent lawsuits there, say patent law specialists.
  • UK hacker accessed accounts for 20 months before bust

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 9:31 am

    The takedown of Edward Pearson is said to be part of a larger crackdown on cybercrime in the UK.
  • Why tech vendors fund patent 'trolls'

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 9:30 am

    Some of the largest names in the tech industry are funding patent 'trolls,' for protection from lawsuits and for access to the patent pool.
  • Dell to acquire modernization specialist Make Technologies

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 9:16 am

    Dell plans to acquire Make Technologies, which specializes in helping businesses replace outdated IT systems, the company said Thursday, marking its third enterprise-related acquisition announcement this week.
  • Morning countdown: Who loves their tech bosses?

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Plus: Anonymous trophy room tires of Anonymous.
  • In praise of the CDO

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 8:00 am

    It's time to invest in a chief data officer. Not only will they champion data as a strategic business asset, and a driver of revenue, they can also eliminate data turf wars in the enterprise.
  • Morning countdown: How to manage your boss

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Plus: 2,000 ex-Yahoos fired by their boss.
  • IT must change security strategies to keep up with cybercriminals

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 7:04 am

    With an eye to the threat horizon several years out, organizations can no longer afford to leave responsibility for managing security risks at the door of the information security department. Instead, organizations must adopt a much more strategic and business-based approach to risk management, says Steve Durbin, global vice president of the Information Security Forum (ISF).
  • IT skills gap forces CIOs to get creative

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 6:13 am

    IT managers faced with constrained budgets and a dearth of employees with technology skills are turning to cross-training programs to help develop workers with multiple skills.
  • Obama's online privacy plan gets mixed reaction

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 6:13 am

    The Obama administration's recent call for new codes of conduct for handling private consumer data on the Internet has evoked sharply different, if somewhat predictable, responses from rights groups and industry stakeholders.
  • India's top court declines review of 2G licenses cancellation

    Posted April 5, 2012 - 3:03 am

    India's Supreme Court has declined to review its earlier order to cancel 122 mobile licenses in 22 service areas, that will affect the Indian joint ventures of Telenor, Emirates Telecommunications, NTT DoCoMo and Sistema.
  • Passion for location data spawns balloons, art photos, 'experiential maps'

    Posted April 4, 2012 - 11:56 pm

    Amid the excited rhetoric about the profit potential in location data, the Where 2012 conference this week also exhibited another sign of a truly hot technology: passion projects with no commercial value at all.
  • Steve Jobs’ rage at Android was all 'for show' –- Google CEO Page claims

    Posted April 4, 2012 - 9:40 pm

    Steve Jobs’ holy rage against Google’s Android mobile operating system was just some "differences" created "for show," according to Google CEO Larry Page in an interview transcript published this week.
  • IT pro rethinks infrastructure from the ground up, ends up in clouds

    Posted April 4, 2012 - 8:43 pm

    Mark Adams, vice president of IT at HireRight, is living the dream -- the chance to completely rethink the infrastructure for a $300 million software-as-a-service employment screening service company. While the nucleus of the 1,600 employee company has been around for 30+ years, a three year acquisition spree resulted in data center sprawl, leaving the company with 10 facilities, including company owned and collocation and disaster-recovery sites, some of them overseas. Now HireRight is three quarters of the way through a consolidation effort with a heavy emphasis on cloud. Adams gave an update on the company's modernization progress to Network World Editor in Chief John Dix.
  • 7 career tips to help you negotiate better

    Posted April 4, 2012 - 8:30 pm

    LinkedIn's newest study reveals that Americans are the most anxious workers in the world when it comes to negotiating in the workplace. These seven expert tips will help you conquer that fear and get what you want.
  • BYOD: If you think you're saving money, think again

    Posted April 4, 2012 - 8:29 pm

    It's the battle hymn of the mobile worker: They want to use their personal iPhones, iPads and Android devices instead of company-issued BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBooks to get their jobs done. It's part of a growing trend called BYOD, or bring-your-own-device.
  • Former Intel CFO Bryant to become chairman next month

    Posted April 4, 2012 - 12:42 pm

    Intel's former chief financial officer and current director Andy Bryant will take over as the company's board chairman next month after the retirement of current chairman Jane Shaw, according to a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday.
  • Why managers can't estimate programming projects

    Posted April 4, 2012 - 11:19 am

    College sophomore Dan Shipper explains why non-technical managers fail so often estimating programming projects.
  • DHS: America's water and power utilities under daily cyber-attack

    Posted April 4, 2012 - 10:46 am

    America's water and energy utilities face constant cyber-espionage and denial-of-service attacks against industrial-control systems, according to the team of specialists from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who are called to investigate the worst cyber-related incidents at these utilities.
  • Data analytics driving medical breakthroughs

    Posted April 4, 2012 - 9:47 am

    Big data and other technologies are poised to start saving lives and enhancing quality of life for sick patients.
  • White Paper

    Wi-Fi Isn't Dead! (It Never Went Away): Insight Brief

    Posted April 4, 2012 - 9:40 am

    Leverage Wi-Fi to gain productivity and control roaming costs as employees carry more devices and Wi-Fi becomes more ubiquitous. Many enterprises are trying to find a fast and reliable Wi-Fi connection for traveling employees. Learn about trends making Wi-Fi attractive and strategies for enterprises in leveraging Wi-Fi, whether private or public.
  • White Paper

    High Availability for Small IT Operations

    Posted April 4, 2012 - 9:40 am

    Learn how small and midsized businesses are increasingly adopting virtualization to deliver consolidation, improve data back up and disaster recovery and increase security with an in-depth new paper from the Enterprise Strategy Group.
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