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Between The Lines Columnist Google In 2012: 10 Predictions
By Thomas Claburn
The year to come will see Google circling its wagons to defend its search business and pressing its advantage through Chrome and Android.

Google's Graveyard: Dead Products Of 2011
GM And Google Apps: Buckled In?

Videoconferencing In 2012: Gaining Speed
Unified communications will become essential to business, thanks to gains in business continuity and productivity it brings.

10 Biggest Social Business Stories Of 2011
They range from Facebook platform changes to OpenSocial specs to the phenomenon of social poseurs.

7 Coolest Hacks Of 2011
Evil insulin pumps and laptop batteries, war texting, and a tween hacker captured our imagination -- and our attention.

Fed Health IT Spending: $6.5 Billion By 2016
Government must upgrade systems that support clinical and business operations to drive efficiencies and curb the cost of healthcare.

Twitter, Zynga Capitalize On Wholesale Data Center Space
Social media and Web 2.0 companies take advantage of available wholesale data center space, especially in Chicago and Santa Clara, Calif.

Aggressive Phishing Attack Targets Military Personnel
Emails containing malware, which appear to come from senior officers or legit companies, have been sent to military personnel during the holiday season.

New Accountable Care Model Could Save $1.1B
32 healthcare organizations chosen to participate in CMS' new Pioneer ACO initiative will begin trial usage of the model in January.

VA Plans Cloud Telephony Pilot
Department of Veterans Affairs solicits information to transform its telephone infrastructure to a voice-as-a-service platform.

WellPoint Taps IBM Watson For Cancer Decision Support
Los Angeles cancer institute will also contribute to the project, which aims to use Watson-based technology to improve treatment outcomes.

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. -- W. Somerset Maugham


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Spam in 2011: Protection Against Evolving Threats
The very best anti-spam solutions today deliver 95% effectiveness. Unfortunately, that's not good enough. To defeat spam, enterprises need a holistic approach. Learn about evolving spam threats and the technology required to close that the 5% gap in defenses.
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Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Optimized Power, Cooling, and Management Maximizes Benefits
IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Learn more about some of the particularly significant effects of virtualization and the possible solutions or methods for dealing with them.
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10 Epic iPad Apps
Apple's iPad completely changed the way people think about tablets and mobile computing. These 10 must-have iPad apps will help you understand why.

Social Malice: One In 60 Facebook Posts Are Malicious
LinkedIn users feel safest, according to new social networking data gathered by Barracuda networks--but not for long.

Benioff's Dream: Toppling Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP's CEO expounds on the social revolution, cloud computing and his goal of creating a $10-billion-a-year company.

10 Epic Android Apps
Among the hundreds of thousands of Android apps, we've rounded up 10 epic, must-have choices. These apps will save your bacon, day in and day out.

Motorola Xyboards Close The Android Tablet Gap
With its new Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 tablets, Motorola aims to hit the sweet spot between the needs of the professional and the needs of the consumer.



12 Enterprise IT Resolutions For 2012
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12 Epic Tech Fails Of 2011
10 Innovative Clinical Decision Support Programs

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