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  • News: VMware to buy Digital Fuel to simplify cloud economics

    VMware is to acquire Digital Fuel Technologies, a vendor of IT financial management software that helps companies determine the cost of IT services.

  • News: Lulzsec sets sights on U.S. Senate and game-maker Bethesda

    The Lulzsec hacking group continues to cause headaches for IT staffers. On Monday it published data it obtained from servers belonging to the U.S. Senate and Bethesda Softworks, a Rockville, Maryland, game maker.

  • News: HP reshuffles executives, prompts departures

    Hewlett-Packard today made some seismic level changes to its top management that included the exit of its CIO, Randy Mott, who is leaving "effective immediately."

  • News: Mozilla gets tough on Firefox memory leaks

    Mozilla will try to plug more memory leaks in Firefox with a new, aggressive approach that relies on weekly bug triage meetings.

  • News: Apple facing iCloud trademark suit

    A company called iCloud Communications filed a lawsuit against Apple last week, alleging trademark infringements over Apple's use of the name iCloud. The suit, filed in Arizona, seeks "preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, monetary relief, and attorney's fees," because of what iCloud Communications describes as "infringement, unfair competition, and injury to business reputation." Steve Jobs unveiled Apple's iCloud service during the Worldwide Developer Conference keynote last week.

  • News: Smartphone Data Plans: How to Keep Bandwidth Usage in Check

    Unlimited data plans are a thing of the past with AT&T and are being phased out by Verizon. Yet new metered plans don't deliver great bang for your buck and you may get blindsided with a hefty bill if you're not careful. Here are five ways to monitor your smartphone data usage and your wallet.

  • News: Survey finds many disappointed in virtualization, cloud computing

    Too often, organizations aren't getting as much out of virtualization and hybrid cloud computing as they first thought they would, according to a Symantec survey of 3,700 information technology managers in 35 countries that was published today.

  • News: Russian bank puts lie detector in ATM machine

    Customers of the Russian Sperbank might in future have to pay attention to how nervous they sound if they wish to withdraw money from the bank’s ATM machines.

  • News: Consumers bored by tablets vs netbooks

    While the hype around media tablets is red hot it appears that most consumers couldn’t give a damn.

  • News: Victorian Steampunk Laptop Finally For Sale

    Live in the past--in style, baby! That must be what this guy was thinking when he came up with the Victorian/Steampunk Laptop. And you can now pre-order one for yourself--provided you can spare $5500.

  • News: How to Manage BlackBerry Application Permissions

    Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry smartphone OS is known for security, and that's for good reason. RIM designed the mobile OS with security in mind from the start, and it shows; the BlackBerry OS offers a number of ways for smartphone owners and IT administrators to control how mobile applications interact with your device and all of the data stored on it.

  • News: Cloud security case 3: Inavero

    By now, many people understand that the cloud is not one thing but a variety of possible architectures and options. Nathan Goff, operations director and partner at Inavero, can attest to the truth of that. Goff is using a wide range of cloud offerings from Rackspace, including its IaaS, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and managed-host offerings.

  • News: Cloud security case 1: Mohawk Fine Papers

    Paul Stamas won't deny that cost savings, elasticity and agility are all benefits of cloud computing. However, the CIO at Mohawk Fine Papers would argue that these benefits are not by themselves sound reasons to make the move to the cloud. The conversation, he says, begins and ends with the business context.

  • News: Cloud security case 2: BuildFax

    For Joe Emison, vice president of R&D at BuildFax, scalability was the main motivator for moving the company's infrastructure to the cloud. But once there, Emison says, it quickly became apparent that IaaS was also a boon to security.

  • News: More tales from the cloud

    For companies considering cloud computing, the biggest monkey wrench in the works tends to be security. IT and business leaders alike worry about security concerns such as the protection of sensitive data, access control and identity management, regulatory compliance, the complexities of multitenancy, and how to determine best practices despite a lack of mature standards in the industry.

  • News: 13 essential programming tools for the mobile Web

    When it comes to programming for mobile devices, choice quickly becomes dilemma. Do you target the lucrative iPhone market at the expense of Android's rising tide? Do you go native or write code to the mobile Web? And while a single stack of code that performs optimally on an increasingly wide array of platforms, form factors, and devices would be the dream, the reality is a fragmented trial in which rudimentary tasks can often be a challenge.

  • News: How to Argue with the CEO--And Win

    Arguments with the CEO are an inevitable aspect of the CIO role, whether they're knock-down-drag-out battles or civil attempts to persuade the CEO on IT matters of importance. They arise in large part from CIOs' inability to communicate on the CEO's level and from CIOs' and CEO's diverging views on how best to spend the company's money.

  • News: Oracle Exadata gains certification for SAP applications

    Oracle's Exadata X2 machines are now certified to run applications from rival SAP, following recent steps by SAP to move its customers off Oracle database platforms.

  • News: Must-have data center utilities: Picks by IT pros

    Not everything is handed to data center managers on a silver platter. Sure, a few administrative tools arrive on freshly produced discs right from the server vendor. But there are some indispensable tools you can get from third parties, open-source providers or even IT colleagues with some extra time to develop apps.

  • News: Ovum: Public sector unconvinced about shared service savings

    Many public sector bodies are not convinced about the cost savings that can be made through shared service arrangements, according to research from Ovum.



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