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  • Download the Cloud Applications Deep Dive report

    Thanks to the success of Amazon EC2, Salesforce, and other public cloud services, most enterprises understand the value of cloud computing, and an increasing number of enterprises are exploring the idea of getting into the cloud computing business. Why not? Launching a public cloud service may establish a new revenue stream -- or self-service convenience for customers -- with minimal additions to existing infrastructure.

  • Special report: InfoWorld's developers survival guide

    Change never lets up in technology, and the best developers must stay atop all the latest shifts, from big data to cloud computing to consumerization and beyond. InfoWorld's experts offer guidance to programmers on trends to watch, best practices to adopt, and sins to drop. They also point out programming languages on the rise, the best areas to find tech jobs, and the business skills to master.

  • The essential strategy guide on the consumerization of IT

    There may be someone in a dark corner of IT who hasn't heard about the consumerization of IT, that growing trend toward active user involvement and even control over aspects of the business's technology portfolio. By now, most of IT is aware -- sometimes painfully so. Also quite aware are business execs, who increasingly wave away IT's securty and control concerns as their users and customers swoon over iPads, social networking, cloud services, and the rest of the consumerization repertoire. They see employees who can do more in more places, and often they're discovering the joys personally.

  • Download InfoWorld's Malware Deep Dive report

    If malware were biological, the world would be in the grip of the worst pandemic in history. In 2009, more than 25 million unique malware programs were identified, more than all the malware programs ever created in all previous years. No one need wonder what all that malware is trying to do: It's trying to steal money -- through data theft, bank transfers, stolen passwords, or swiped identities.

  • Life in IT: Tech ideals meet user reality

    Tips on implementing the latest in technology, how-tos for finding employment or contentment in a current job, analyses of "what's on the horizon" -- it's one thing to keep up with all the information out there. It's quite another to put it all into practice.

  • AT&T cancels plans to buy T-Mobile

    AT&amp;T today ended its battle to buy T-Mobile USA, the No. 4 U.S. carrier from parent company Deutsche Telekom. In doing so, it will pay T-Mobile a $4 billion breakup fee. Earlier this fall, both the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice said they would fight the sale, with the FCC saying it was <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/fcc-finds-atts-purchase-t-mobile-not-in-the-public-interest-179866">not in consumers' interest</a>. Had the deal gone through, AT&amp;T would have become the No. 1 U.S. cellular carrier, leaping ahead of Verizon Wireless, which it trails slightly in terms of customers.

  • Introducing Windows Server 8: The InfoWorld special report

    Hailed as one of Microsoft's broadest, deepest releases, Windows Server 8 will replace the current version of the OS, Windows Server 2008, in 2012 about the same time the new companion desktop OS, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-8-the-infoworld-deep-dive-report-177372">Windows 8</a>, is released. Microsoft has a broad set of goals to reach with this release, such as cloud compatibility and automation of routine tasks across multiple machines. The new release also benefits from Microsoft's work building out its own Azure cloud service. Many technologies developed for the server were tested in the cloud, and many technologies developed for Azure were then imported back to the server.

  • InfoWorld's top 10 emerging enterprise technologies

    Everyone is a trend watcher. But at a certain point, to determine which trends will actually weave their way into the fabric of business computing, you need to first take a hard look at the technologies that gave life to the latest buzz phrases.

  • The 2011 InfoWorld geek IQ test

    We're back again for our annual survey of your certifiable geek cred, so dust off your pocket protector, suck face with your closest Ewok doll, and dig into your Bag of Holding to bring forth the answers to our nerdiest set of 20 questions yet. Answer enough correctly, and you may don the geek sherpa guru label, to guide the unwashed to geek heaven. Answer too many wrong, and find your inner geek flatlining.

  • Windows 8: The InfoWorld Deep Dive report

    It's not the Windows you know and love. Microsoft has revealed a "reimagined" Windows -- code-named Windows 8 -- that boasts a very different, tile-centric user interface called Metro taken from Windows Phone that is touch-savvy, runs on ARM processors as well as Intel x86 chips, takes fewer system resources so it can run on a wider variety of hardware platforms, and works on both tablets and traditional keyboard-and-mouse PCs. It's not mobile versus desktop, it's mobile and desktop together.

  • Zenprise offers iPad app for secure SharePoint access

    Zenprise on Wednesday announced that the new version of its MobileManager <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/mdm">mobile device management (MDM)</a> suite will include a component that lets iPad and iPhone users access Microsoft SharePoint project files and transfer them from their iOS device into a secure container. The module will honor the access policies set in SharePoint, both the on-premise and Office 365 versions, thus files can be set as read-only or uncopyable via email or transfer to other iOS apps. An Android version is planned for early 2012.

  • Report: HP board deciding whether to fire CEO Apotheker

    Bloomberg today is reporting that an unnamed source tells it that the Hewlett-Packard board is considering whether to fire controvesial CEO Léo Apotheker after less than a year on the job. Apotheker succeeded Mark Hurd, who was fired over an accounting-and-personnel scandaland who succeeded the controversial Carly Fiorina.

  • Adobe adds mobile, marketing to its CQ5 CMS

    Adobe today is announcing version 5.4 of its Adobe WEM (Web Experience Management) suite of content and campaign management tools. Based on the CQ5 content management system acquired from Day last year, Adobe WEM adds a capability to automatically reformat Web pages using Adobe's Device Central technology when displayed on various mobile devices and to handle marketing campaign management across websites, social networking, and other customer conduits. The suite also integrates the user traffic and engagement tracking from Omniture SiteCatalyst, the Web tracking suite that Adobe also bought last year.