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  • LinkedIn Tip: Your Guide to the New 'Groups' Features

    LinkedIn announced today a bundle of updates to its Groups pages-the section of the social networking site dedicated to communities of professionals based on common interests, experiences, affiliations and goals. This update, rolling to users out throughout this week, is the first major facelift for LinkedIn since Groups launched in August 2009.

    23 June 10 04:38 Written by Kristin Burnham
  • U.S. government to crack down on piracy

    U.S. President Barack Obama's administration will seek to aggressively enforce its intellectual property laws by putting pressure on countries that don't shut down piracy Web sites and by requiring all government contractors to check for illegal software, the White House announced.

    23 June 10 03:23 Written by Grant Gross
  • HP announces new rack, blade servers

    Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced new blade and rack servers designed to deliver more performance while combining hardware and software capabilities to improve server reliability and lower energy costs.

    23 June 10 03:14 Written by Agam Shah
  • Improve Corporate Performance through Risk Management

    Enterprise reinvention and enterprise risk management have been a challenge to implement in many large organizations. The key to unlocking the potential of both is to understand and overcome why the traditional implementation approach consistently struggles.

    23 June 10 02:49 Written by Jack Bergstrand
  • Death of Windows XP SP2 Support a Security Risk, Says Report

    If your business is still running Service Pack 2 of Windows XP, security problems are lurking around the corner, according to new research from IT services vendor Softchoice stating that almost 80 percent of organizations surveyed risk a security breach if the do not upgrade to SP3.

    23 June 10 02:30 Written by Shane O'Neill
  • Corruption charges halt two South Africa tech contracts

    South Africa, Africa's second largest telecommunications market, has become the latest country on the continent to deal with corruption charges regarding technology contracts, moving to cancel deals valued at more than US$552 million.

    23 June 10 01:10 Written by Michael Malakata
  • Why security needs to catch up to Web 2.0

    Security managers can keep blocking Facebook, refusing to support mobile devices and vetoing cloud-based services, but they aren't going away.

    23 June 10 00:56 Written by Joan Goodchild
  • 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
  • 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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