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TOP STORY: Intel Boosts Forecast On Stronger Sales

MORE NEWS: DHS Clarifies Laptop Border Searches

ANALYTIC REPORT: Meet The Challenges Of Government IT Initiatives

WHITEPAPER: Using Communications to Maximize Your Productivity

BLOG: The Free Software Foundation's Deadly Sins

WEBCAST: Optimize Business Performance By Building A Smarter Enterprise

RESOURCES: InformationWeek Government Technology Leadership In Federal Government Survey


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TODAY'S TOP STORY

Intel Boosts Forecast On Stronger Sales
The chip maker is the latest tech bellwether to see signs of an economic recovery.

RELATED INSIGHTS
Chip Market Rebounds, PC Sales Lag In 2Q
IDC Sees Return To Growth For PC Market

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DHS Clarifies Laptop Border Searches

The new rules leave open the possibility that travelers may face penalties for refusing to provide passwords or encryption keys.



Verizon Tops Call Quality Study

Increasing demands on mobile networks due to data usage for texting and e-mailing will force wireless providers to adjust in order to maintain users, study says.



FCC Probes Wireless Industry Competition

With inquiries into spectrum availability and consumer protections, the Federal Communications Commission assumes a bigger role in shaping the framework for mobile networks.



Facebook Updates iPhone App

Version 3.0 of the social networking app has a retooled user interface and new features.



Apple Taking iPhone To China

China Unicom will be selling the iPhone in the fourth quarter, but it will lack Wi-Fi in order to comply with government regulations.



Tibco Acquires DataSynapse For $28 Million

The move is "an aggressive play," says one analyst, to move beyond its traditional middleware messaging role into cloud computing.



You Say You Want A CIO Revolution?

Global CIO's Bob Evans recently said it's time for a CIO revolution. But the former CIO of the U.S. Postal Service says different CIOs must pursue different objectives, and offers three role models for CIOs to evaluate.




ANALYTIC REPORTS & WHITEPAPERS

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Meet The Challenges Of Government IT Initiatives
With President Obama's recent appointment of a federal CIO and federal CTO, agency tech chiefs are under the gun to meet challenges in cyber security, green IT, business intelligence, the IPv6 transition and other initiatives. Will you meet be able to meet the demands?
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Bringing Mainframes Into the IT Mainstream
831 respondents to our InformationWeek Analytics Mainframes survey confirm that too many enterprises are running parallel IT operations, with big iron and distributed groups barely crossing paths, let along sharing expertise. CIOs need to get this schism under control, and soon.
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Using Communications to Maximize Your Productivity
When employees can access tools and resources as well as interact with each other and customers, they can respond more quickly to market conditions and customer needs. Learn more about how you can use communications to maximize your productivity. Download Now

5 Steps to Creating a Business Continuity Plan
A University of Texas study estimates that more than half of small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) that lose their data in a disaster go out of business within two years after that disaster. Make sure its not yours with this five-step plan for putting a business-continuity plan in place. Download Now

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The Free Software Foundation's Deadly Sins
Posted By Serdar Yegulalp
After giving Vista a pummeling, the Free Software Foundation has turned to Windows 7's "sins" against computer users. And like their previous anti-Windows campaign, it misses the point. You can't improve your own lot by lowering everyone else's.

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RIM's BIS 2.8 Details Leak
Posted by Eric Zeman
A multitude of BlackBerry users rely on Research In Motion's BlackBerry Internet Services rather than the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to get their fix of push email and data services. BIS version 2.8 is on the horizon, and with it, a number of new features.

Speech to Text Coming To iPhone?
Posted By Ed Hansberry
According to a patent filing, Apple is working on speech-to-text technology for its iPhone and iPod product lines. Speech recognition could be the holy grail for data entry and retrieval on mobile devices, especially as they continue to shrink in size.

Minimally Invasive, Incremental Approach To EMRs
Posted By Dr. Michael Mirro
With the stimulus incentive deadline for adoption of e-healthcare records quickly approaching, rising healthcare costs, and the increasing need to access patient data at multiple locations, there's no doubt that most healthcare IT professionals and physicians are planning to quickly and cost effectively embrace EHR technology in their organizations.

GPS Can Save Drivers 4 Days Per Year, Cut CO2 By 21%
Posted By Eric Zeman
A new study coming from Navteq says that U.S. drivers who use GPS devices with real-time traffic updates enabled can save themselves from spending four days in the car per year. On top of that, it cuts down on CO2 omissions by a whopping 21%. Sounds like a slam dunk for any business that has vehicles.

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Optimize Business Performance By Building A Smarter Enterprise
Attend a Webcast on optimizing business performance by building a smarter enterprise, featuring author James Surowiecki and IBM chief marketing officer Jon Iwata. It happens Sept. 16 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET. More Information & Registration


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InformationWeek Government Technology Leadership In Federal Government Survey
InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a 5-minute survey on government technology leadership for those working within the federal government. Take part and be eligible to win an iPod Touch. The survey closes at midnight, Sept. 5.
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Image Gallery: Which Browser And Why?
In the space of the last year, Firefox, IE, Safari, and Opera have been updated and Google's Chrome and Microsoft's Bing have joined the Web browser market. Is it time for you to make a change?
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