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TOP STORY: Windows 7 Promises Faster Graphics

MORE NEWS: Apple iPhone Security Weaknesses Exposed On YouTube

ANALYTIC REPORT: Why Business IT Shouldn't Shrug Off Chrome OS

WHITEPAPER: Best Practices for Disaster Recovery and Continuity

BLOG: Cardinal Health CIO Davids Replaced By Ex-Motorola CIO

WEBCAST: Business Objectives Driven SAP Application Management Services

RESOURCES: VoiceCon San Francisco


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TODAY'S TOP STORY

Windows 7 Promises Faster Graphics
DirectX Compute and other new features let the OS fully leverage the power of today's advanced GPUs.

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Apple iPhone Security Weaknesses Exposed On YouTube
Deleted voice mail, e-mail, and other data on the iPhone 3GS is vulnerable to hackers, a security expert claims in two video tutorials.

How To Upgrade To Windows 7 From Windows XP
An in-place operating system upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 on a Windows XP system is impossible. Here's how to migrate your data and apps with the fewest hassles.

Microsoft Plans Emergency Patch Tuesday
Two out-of-band security bulletins will be issued tomorrow to fix a critical flaw in Internet Explorer and a related issue in Visual Studio. Microsoft is withholding details until the patches are released.

Apple Tablet Buzz Intensifies

The computer maker may launch a tablet PC with 10-inch touch screen as early as September.



 

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"Earnestness is stupidity sent to college."

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IBM, Nuance To Spread Voice Recognition Services

The companies will bring speech-driven products aimed at consumers and enterprises to automotive, telecom, and eight other industries.



Cash For Clunkers Info Available Online

Cars.gov offers a number of tools to help consumers get up to $4,500 in auto rebates.



Sprint To Offer Android Phone In 2009

The carrier's CEO said the operating system is "ready for prime time," but he didn't say what company would be making the smartphone.



Verizon Revenues Up On Wireless; Profits Down

Plans for adding the BlackBerry Storm, Motorola Android phones, and eventually the Palm Pre should continue to shore up the carrier.



Google Shows Off Next Android Build

The "Donut" branch features support for CDMA devices, automatic backup, and text-to-speech, but it won't have multi-touch support.



Astronauts Complete Five Hour Spacewalk

Shuttle crewmembers perform a range of housekeeping duties outside the International Space Station.




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Why Business IT Shouldn't Shrug Off Chrome OS
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Strategic Security: A Struggle For Balance
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Featured Blogger Cardinal Health CIO Davids Replaced By Ex-Motorola CIO
Posted by Bob Evans
Cardinal Health CIO Jody Davids is stepping down from the $91 billion company according to her own plan and will be replaced next week by former Motorola CIO Patty Morrison. Two interesting details around this transition: Morrison will not inherit the other half of Davids' former job -- EVP of corporate shared services -- and will report to the CEO, which was not the case for Davids.

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Hybrid Cloud Storage Startup Lands $6 Million
Posted by Andrew Conry-Murray
Egnyte, which blends local and online storage for SMBs, pulled in millions in VC investment today.

What Not To Be: "Black Hole Cost Center"
Posted By Chris Murphy
As the CFO office's liaison for IT--associate VP of IT finance, to be exact--Bill Miller of Nationwide Insurance sees one of his jobs as making sure IT isn"t seen as a "black hole cost center."

Verizon's FiOS Customers Get Free Access To Wi-Fi
Posted By Eric Zeman
If you are a customer of Verizon's fiber-to-the-home FiOS Internet service, you'll soon be able to access a number of public Wi-Fi hot spots for free. Too bad smartphones aren't supported.

Unifying The Infrastructure
Posted By George Crump
We've spent the last several entries discussing the unification of storage and there is one aspect of unification that I have not discussed; unifying the infrastructure. I do currently have a series of videos currently running with Information Week on FCoE so in this entry I'll just touch on the high points.

Google Apps Dashboard Gets RSS Feed
Posted By Thomas Claburn
Google's online services, like those offered by Amazon, Microsoft, or any other company, sometimes fail. Hopefully, failures don't happen often. But when they do, it's helpful to have information about what's going on.


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