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Smartphone Security: How To Manage Rogue Mobile Devices
A single unsecured smartphone can jeopardize the security of your entire organization. Here's how to manage the risk by using firm IT policies and mobile device management software.
An Evening in the Cloud
Sponsored by Amazon, BungeeLabs
Monday, June 9, 2008, 5:30-8:30pm – Boston
The organizers of Enterprise 2.0 invite you to join them for a FREE evening event during which Amazon and other purveyors of cloud-based computing will publicly pitch you and your peers on the idea of running all of your IT -- yes, all of it -- in the cloud. RSVP here.
Midmarket Heroes: A Rocker Girl's Journey to Tech CEO
Cyndee Sugra took a chance developing technology that no one else wanted. That leap of faith paved the way for her evolution from indie rock musician to CEO of a tech development and design firm. Now she's singing all the way to the bank.
SLIDESHOW: Unified Communications Puzzle Smaller Companies
Unified Communications holds the promise of boosting productivity -- and dramatically transforming business processes. Yet this exclusive new bMighty Research Report reveals that many small and midsized companies still don't know much about UC. Find out what SMBs are looking for in their next generation communications solutions, where UC is likely to appear first, and how to overcome the fears and concerns keeping smaller businesses from adopting UC.
Intel, Micron Launch High-Density Storage Chip
The new devices are smaller than the size of a thumbnail, but can store more than 2,000 digital photos or up to 1,000 songs.
EDS Shareholder Sues To Block HP Merger
The suit asks a Delaware court to force EDS to auction itself off for a higher price.
VIA Launches Low-Power Nano Processor Family
The chips could initially be used in thin and light laptops and later in sub-$500 mini-notebooks with screen sizes of less than 10 inches.
Mobile Ad Revenue To Hit $10 Billion By 2013
To hit that number, the industry must first solve a host of issues involving formats, pricing strategies and standards, says a report from Heavy Reading.
3K Computers Launches Mini-Laptop
The RazorBook 400 weighs less than two pounds and includes a 4 GB flash drive for storage and 512 MB of memory.
Google's Marissa Mayer Sides With Simplicity
A typical Google search touches some 700 to 1,000 machines in Google's data centers and can return a list of 5 million results in 0.16 seconds.
U.S. Eyes Free Internet As Part Of Airwaves Auction
An FCC proposal would auction an unused piece of the 25 MHz spectrum, with the condition the winning bidder offer free Wi-Fi access and filter out obscene content.
Dell Confirms It Has A Mini-Notebook
Though details aren't finalized, Michael Dell's prototype includes three USB ports, a card reader, a VGA out, and an Ethernet connection.
Copyright Issues Become Cloudy When Content Owners Can't Be Found
Congress is considering changes to the way libraries, historians, museums, publishers, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and others can use copyright-protected works whose owners cannot be found.
'State Of The Internet' Shows Attacks, Network Speeds Up
Attacks coming from 125 countries targeted 23 unique network ports, with the most malicious traffic coming from the United States and China, Akamai reports.
N.Y. County Holds Giant Online Garage Sale
Nassau County is selling a 4,200-square-foot home alongside cufflinks, collectible pens, highway maintenance equipment, power generators, scrap metal, and cameras.
Yahoo CEO Yang: Microsoft Not Interested In Merger
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang says his company and Microsoft are exploring possible partnerships.
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Virtualization At The Desktop?
Examine how more than 250 companies plan to adopt server virtualization technology in this recent InformationWeek Research report, Server Virtualization.
The BI Explosion
Examine the business intelligence strategies of 500 companies, including deployment drivers and challenges, spending plans, and vendor selection, in this recent InformationWeek Research report.
MokaFive Virtual Desktops: A Flexible Leash?
Virtualizing desktops is clearly an area of the enterprise that begs for IT action, but the variety of ways to go about it indicates that this technology segment is in deep ferment. Will those who have dominated the desktop so far rule a virtualized future? Perhaps, but where there's fermentation, there's also a whiff of disruption.
Obama's 'Solution' For Bridging U.S. Science Gap: Eliminate SATs
The Democratic presidential candidate has found a unique way to boost U.S. students' performance in math and science--he'd eliminate rigorous testing and let everyone into college for free. Yup, that ought to do it.
3G iPhone Report Of The Day: It's Delayed
Quick, everyone panic! Apple's stock is going to tank if this one is true! German cell phone chip maker Infineon said that it is seeing less demand for its HSDPA chips than it was expecting for some big, unnamed project (hint: 3G iPhone). Surely this means Apple is delaying the 3G iPhone's launch. Right? As Mr. Spock would say, "That's highly illogical."
Opera Cozies Up To Google, Adds Gears Support
I use Google Gears. I also use FireFox. When I upgraded to FireFox 3 Release Candidate 1, I lost access to Google Gears because it isn't supported yet. This is somewhat vexing. I also use the Opera browser from time to time. Today, Opera Software announced that both the desktop and the mobile versions of its browser will support Gears. Time for me to change browsers?
Windows 7 'Ultimate' Video: First Glimpse?
Windows 7 appears to look a lot like Windows Vista, judging from a video purporting to show the "Ultimate" version of Microsoft's next operating system that has popped up on the Internet and drawn more than one million hits on YouTube.
Like It Or Not, You're An Internet Exhibitionist
Emily Gould is an attractive young woman who's an Internet exhibitionist. She writes in the New York Times Magazine about her experiences as the co-editor of the gossip blog Gawker, where she shared intimate details of her romantic life and posted scantily clad pictures of herself. You might simply look at Emily as a freak. But if you use Facebook, or Twitter, or keep a personal blog, or are active on any other social media, then you and Gould are two of a kind -- the only difference is where you draw the line between private and public.
Cybernetic Monkeys Offer Hope to Human Invalids
The New York Times has a front-page story today about a group of monkeys who have learned to move robotic arms using only their thoughts, using tiny sensors in their brains called neural interfaces.
Converting Science Fiction To Reality: The Transformative Power Of Technology
Think there's no more magic in this business? Still have people trying to tell you that IT doesn't matter? Think again. I spent most of Wednesday at Carnegie Mellon University and among the people I spoke with was Jay Srini, the Chief Innovation Officer for the neighboring University of Pittsburgh's Medical Center Health Plan. Jay spoke about the extraordinary advances being made in the spaces where IT and medical technology and bioengineering meet health care.
Why The NY Times And Mashable.com Were Off Base On Blogging And Heart Failure
OK, I'm going off-campus in this post, but I now feel as though I've joined a "privileged class" that entitles me to comment on the New York Times story questioning the connection between the stresses of prolific blogging and heart failure and subsequently, a completely distasteful post on Mashable.com about being able to see (on a map) where bloggers are "dropping dead." The NY Times piece was shoddy reporting. Mashable was out of line. Here's why.
Open Source And Open APIs, Facebook-Style
The more I read Facebook's statement about opening its platform to third-party developers, the more it seems like you could interpret what they say as a promise to open just their APIs, or both their APIs and their underlying platform code. Which one's more likely? Better to ask: which one makes the most sense for Facebook, or any other Web company?
Unified Communications Confounds Small Businesses
Vendors love to talk up the benefits of Unified Communications, but an exclusive study of small and midsize companies by bMighty.com suggests that many companies are not yet getting the message.
Real-World SOA: Definition, Implementation and Use of SOA with CentraSite
Web services are having a dramatic impact on improving enterprise architecture and application development practices. This paper highlights three sample case studies illustrating how Fujitsu's CentraSite delivers SOA solutions.
Forrester Consulting: Unified Communications Delivers Global Benefits
This Forrester Consulting study shows how Unified Communications (UC) makes it simpler to contact others over any device in any location, enhancing business agility, cutting costs, and boosting employee productivity. Forrester finds that UC is already delivering major savings for organizations around the world in retail banking, manufacturing and education. Download the full report for free.
Software as a Service Research Report
No longer a niche software delivery model, software as a service (SaaS) can help small and midsize companies get access to enteprise-class software functionality without having to commit enterprise-level capital resources. Download the full report for free.
The Internet & the Developing World
The evolution of the Internet has been full of surprises - surprises that have sometimes resulted in radical changes in the commercial landscape, such as the arrival of Amazon, eBay, Google, YouTube, and Skype. Could one of the next big surprises turn out to be linked to developing countries? Read the full report for free from InternetEvolution.com
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