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  • Microsoft: Cloud services hampered by unclear data rules

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    The patchwork of rules across Europe regarding the handling of data poses a hurdle for Microsoft's efforts to provide cloud-based services, a senior Microsoft attorney said on Thursday.
  • Is Leo Apotheker on the lam?

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 11:53 am

    Have you seen this man? Apotheker is MIA, his whereabouts a mystery, at least to the outside world. And Oracle is unable to subpoena him.
  • Privacy advocates fear massive fed health database

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 11:28 am

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management wants to collect (and store) healthcare claims of millions of Americans. How concerned about privacy should you be?
  • Cisco rolls out social network monitoring software

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 11:04 am

    Cisco SocialMiner lets companies track and engage customers and prospects on social media networks like Twitter, Facebook, blogs and other public forums and sites.
  • Cloud computing is inevitable, says VMware exec

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 10:55 am

    Spring Framework founder Rod Johnson says it makes no sense for smaller enterprises to operate their own data centers. So why haven't you moved to the cloud?
  • HP unfurls Instant-On initiative

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 9:59 am

    HP this week took the wraps off a new cross-company initiative that packages its hardware, software and services in an effort to help large enterprises reduce IT complexity and become more responsive to the needs of the business and customers.
  • Scott McNealy talks Java, Oracle and Larry Ellison

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 9:55 am

    Scott McNealy has kept a low profile since Oracle bought his company earlier this year, but on Wednesday the former chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems shared some thoughts on the acquisition.
  • Oracle raises cost of low-end MySQL support

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 9:52 am

    Oracle has apparently raised the price of an entry-level MySQL subscription significantly.
  • The Kinect launch: A lesson in Microsoft marketing

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 7:50 am

    The buzz around Microsoft's new Kinect controller was almost non-existent a few months ago, and now suddenly Microsoft is increasing sales expectations and online retailers are running out of stock. So what happened to turn things around?
  • Stupid Data Corruption Tricks: Take Our CRM Quiz

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 9:08 pm

    Take this quick test to see how many of the top 10 data corruption mistakes you or your CRM team have made this year.
  • Emerging Tech: Disaster-Proof Your Mobile App Before Rollout

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    Will your new mobile enterprise app crumble under the weight of poor design and performance when you roll it out? Automated testing solutions for mobile apps are coming to market.
  • Acrobat and its alternatives: 4 ways to edit PDFs

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 8:53 pm

    There is certainly no lack of tools -- ones that are good and free -- to help you create PDF documents. But what if you have a job where you need to make new PDFs and your sources are already-created PDF documents? Or if you need to update your company's finished PDFs? The choice of applications that actually allow you to change a PDF after it was created is more limited.
  • How FedEx Improved Security, Eased Access

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    By moving to an identification badge-management application, FedEx simplified its ID process from three badges to one while saving money and boosting security.
  • Drupal 7 nears release candidate stage

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 8:36 pm

    The final stage before a general release could come as early as Friday.
  • Complexity of IT systems will be our undoing

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 4:23 pm

    Roger Sessions, CTO of ObjectWatch and an expert in software architecture, explains the complexity problem and how we might avoid a meltdown.
  • Hackers exploit unpatched IE bug with drive-by attacks

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    Microsoft today warned that attackers are targeting Internet Explorer (IE) with an exploit of a critical unpatched vulnerability in all current versions of the browser.
  • Cloud and Virtualization Features Set Fedora 14 Apart

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 3:51 pm

    Fedora 14, or "Laughlin," made its official debut on Tuesday, and it's packed with a raft of new features designed to enhance the experience for users of the open source desktop operating system.
  • Two new antivirus apps debut for the Mac

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 1:14 pm

    The flames of impending Mac insecurity are once again getting fanned, as Sophos and ESET are the latest security software companies to pitch new products for the Mac.
  • Review

    Microsoft Office for Mac 2011: Clunky to cool

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 1:11 pm

    When I reviewed Microsoft Office for Mac 2008, I said the then-new version of the suite was "kind of like getting a new Chevy." In other words, it was a solid upgrade, but nothing to really get excited about.
  • How Wi-Fi and Wireless Data-Sharing Cures Patients' Ills

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 12:42 pm

    For Chad A. Eckes, CIO of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), determining the benefit of a technology investment starts with one simple question: Would you want it for your mom?
  • Open-source BI project gains momentum

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 12:30 pm

    The open-source BI (business intelligence) project BIRT has surpassed 10 million downloads and 1 million developers, project sponsor Actuate announced on Wednesday.
  • Tokenization: Five Things CIOs Need To Know

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 12:30 pm

    Data breaches are expensive-they cost an average of $6.75 million per incident, according to one study. One way to reduce the risk is to cut down on the places that handle sensitive data. Enter tokenization.
  • Review

    Microsoft WebMatrix ramps up ASP.Net development

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 10:52 am

    WebMatrix combines excellent all-in-one installation, gallery of templates, and coding shortcuts to speed the development, deployment of Windows-based websites.
  • New browser add-on turns back IE's clock to 2001

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 10:41 am

    Are your Web apps stuck in the stone age? Unibrows promises IE6 compatibility for IE8, allowing you to finally catch up with the rest of us.
  • Hopkins to build data analysis super machine

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 10:30 am

    With help from the U.S. National Science Foundation, Johns Hopkins builds a data mining supercomputer
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