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  • A look at the world's most powerful X-ray laser

    Just down the street from a cluster of venture capital firms on Silicon Valley's Sand Hill Road is the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a sprawling, 426-acre site where researchers are pushing the boundaries in physics, chemistry and materials science.

  • FinancialForce.com repositions itself as the latest cloud ERP player

    Salesforce.com-backed FinancialForce.com is taking a leap into the burgeoning market for cloud-based ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, offering a suite that combines its core finance software with modules for human resources, supply chain management, procurement and other areas.

  • Microsoft Lync to play nice with Cisco, Android

    Microsoft is accommodating Cisco conferencing systems and Android tablets to help make Microsoft Lync and Skype communications platforms able to connect any customers by voice, video, messaging and conferencing regardless of what device they use.

  • Fibre Channel hits key landmark on the way to 32Gbps

    Faster SANs are on the horizon as the next Fibre Channel specification, calling for 32G bps (bits per second), nears publication.

  • Dropbox makes its play for business users

    Dropbox is hoping to capitalize on the growing use of its file hosting service among businesses with a new product built from scratch that is designed to help companies improve workflow processes.

  • SQL to NoSQL: A match made in heaven for eHarmony.com

    For online relationship match-making site eHarmony, pairing up two people to potentially spend the rest of their lives together is no simple task.

  • Google Play store inundated with scam apps, Symantec says

    A steady stream of questionable applications is flowing daily into Google's Play store for Android devices, according to security vendor Symantec.

  • Oracle's Ellison spills beans on upcoming SAP HANA competitor and Database 12c plans

    Oracle hasn't even officially released its 12c database yet, but CEO Larry Ellison has already revealed plans for the version that will follow, 12.1c, which apparently will be Oracle's most direct response yet to SAP's HANA in-memory platform.

  • Privacy groups, some lawmakers rip into NSA surveillance

    Privacy groups and some lawmakers are in an uproar after news reports this week that the U.S. National Security Agency is conducting broad surveillance of the nation's residents.

  • The cloud's the limit for new Arista, Brocade and HP switches

    Cloud scaling will be all the switching rage at this week?s Interop. Three major vendors last week took their platforms deeper into and then beyond the data center, outdueling each other on server access density and software programmability, two key attributes needed for the virtualized goldmine called the cloud. And in so doing, they have raised the bar and perhaps set the stage for one of the more anticipated announcements in SDN switching from Cisco spin-in Insieme.

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  • 7 sneak attacks used by today's most devious hackers

    Most malware is mundane, but these innovative techniques are exploiting systems and networks of even the savviest users

  • 7 sneak attacks used by today's most devious hackers

    Most malware is mundane, but these innovative techniques are exploiting systems and networks of even the savviest users

  • 15 workplace barriers to better code

    The product had to ship yesterday. The users are screaming about a missing feature. The boss's boss says we better get moving or else the ax will fall. Nothing ever seems to work as well as it could.

  • Kim Dotcom talks security and privacy at Mega launch

    Founder of Megaupload Kim Dotcom relaunched his empire yesterday with Mega.co.nz, and celebrated with a glitzy launch event at his mansion outside of Auckland.

  • The year the landscape for enterprise software changed forever

    It's a stretch to call 2011 a truly transformative year for enterprise software, given all the old warts that remain, from large-scale IT project failures to creaky legacy systems that will take years and great expense to replace with the latest-and-greatest.

  • 2011 will be the year of Android gaming

    Mark our words: 2011 is the year for Android gaming.

  • Smartphones in the enterprise: A changing landscape

    As recently as a year ago, many enterprises couldn't have imagined that the iPhone would now be second place in terms of security features that enterprises require, behind only the BlackBerry and ahead of Android and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.

  • Virtualised software: Confusion over licences

    When Dataprise, an IT services company, helped a customer with a desktop virtualisation project last year, it found itself dealing with desktop virtualisation's dirty little secret: No one - including vendors - seems to know how to licence the software.

  • Ten signs you are a social media addict

    Answer these questions carefully (since denial is the first sign): Do you find yourself dreaming about status updates and friend requests? Does your TwitPic account chronicle your trips to the grocery store and cleaners?

  • Will the cloud take your IT job?

    As software becomes more complex, and demands the scalability of the cloud, IT's auto mechanic of today, the sysadmin, will disappear. Tomorrow's sysadmin will be more like a physician, says CIO.com's Bernard Golden.





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