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  • Too many data-loss prevention tools become shelfware, says Gartner

    The good, the bad and the ugly of data-loss prevention tools and technologies got a solid once over from Gartner analyst Eric Ouellet, who spared no punches during his presentation on the topic during the first day of Gartner's Security and Risk Management Summit.

    23 June 10 00:36 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • IBM courts finance market with new framework

    IBM unveiled on Tuesday a new package of pre-integrated software applications, called the Financial Markets Industry Framework, configured for the financial services market.

    23 June 10 00:05 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Apple headed for privacy row with iOS 4 update

    Apple may be about to get roped into the privacy policy debate> that has dogged other technology companies like Facebook and Google over the past few months.

    23 June 10 00:04 Written by Ian Paul
  • Adobe's Flash Player 10.1 sent to phone makers

    Adobe Systems plans to release the final version of Flash Player 10.1 for smartphones on Tuesday, but very few people will be able to use it right away.

    22 June 10 14:04 Written by Nancy Gohring
  • Sydney Water begins SCADA upgrade

    Three years after announcing it would upgrade Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems at its filtration plants, Sydney Water will start an 80-week project scheduled to begin this year at the Nepean catchment.

    22 June 10 10:15 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Toshiba Libretto W100 looks promising for mobile workers

    The new Toshiba Libretto W100 looks like an impressive system that will appeal to companies with workers in the field and on the road. It's a handy little device (7.95 x 4.84 x 1.2 inches weighing in at 1.8 pounds) that could easily replace many organizations' proprietary, custom-designed, hand-held systems.

    22 June 10 09:38 Written by Julie Sartain
  • Embattled LimeWire to launch subscription music service

    After a thorough pummeling by the music industry , peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing software vendor LimeWire Inc. will launch a subscription-based music service for consumers.

    22 June 10 09:32 Written by Jaikumar Vijayan
  • Price war! Amazon drops Kindle to $189, down from $259

    Wasting little time in responding to Barnes & Noble's new lower prices for its Nook e-readers, Amazon today slashed the cost of its Kindle device to $189, the company announced. The new price is $70 off the Kindle's previous $259 list, and $10 less than a comparably equipped Nook.

    22 June 10 08:30 Written by Jeff Bertolucci
  • Hitwise: Google grew U.S. search lead in May

    Google accomplished a notable feat in May, according to Web usage measurement company Hitwise: It grew its already dominant share of search queries in the U.S.

    22 June 10 07:15 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Toshiba parties with lighter laptop and Android smartbook

    Toshiba has spent the last 25 years refining the basic laptop design of flat screen, x86 processor, full-size keyboard and removable storage. Its Portege R700 will continue that tradition when it goes on sale next quarter, but two other new portable computers Toshiba will release around the same time take the company in new directions.

    22 June 10 05:36 Written by Peter Sayer
  • From the labs: IT's future today

    For all its promise of revolution, the computing industry often lags behind expectations.

    22 June 10 05:12 Written by Neil McAllister
  • Eight ways to keep your best workers on board

    The organizations honored as Best Places to Work are vastly different in many ways, but they tend to share an ability to keep their most productive people on board. While there's never a good time to neglect retention, doing so now may prove to be especially costly. With economic conditions beginning to improve, some organizations are looking to increase staffing levels. And as job opportunities proliferate, IT professionals will be more likely to consider moving to a new employer. Businesses that don't address this looming challenge will find themselves at a competitive disadvantage.

    22 June 10 04:09 Written by Dave Willmer
  • Dell in talks over Google Chrome OS, report says

    Talks are under way between Google and Dell to bring Chrome OS, the search giant's cloud-centric operating system, to Dell's computer lineup, according to a Dell executive.

    22 June 10 02:42 Written by Ian Paul
  • 7 Essentials for a Successful Cloud-first Transformation

    Learn from the experiences of thousands of AWS customers who have been there, done it, and transformed their organisation for the better with AWS Cloud

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    Amazon Web Services enables businesses to gain and keep a competitive edge by dedicating more of their valuable resources to their core business. Organisations leveraging the AWS Cloud benefit from a reliable, secure and cost effective environment which helps them achieve global scale and meet the demands of a constantly changing business landscape. As well as freeing up resources to focus on innovation, AWS customers can also reduce both costly capital expenditures and the overhead costs associated with maintenance of legacy hardware. In 190 countries around the world today, the AWS Cloud powers hundreds of thousands of businesses, enabling them to get to market more quickly, to better understand their customers and react to their needs and to be agile enough to pivot and align with market conditions

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