Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Emergency Microsoft patches; Apple tablet; Extreme social networking makeover [TECH UPDATE]

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Social computing in the enterprise: Does it pay?

Social computing in the enterprise: Does it pay? Dion Hinchcliffe: While there's increasingly less question that social media offers genuine ROI, the question remains: Can it directly drive bottom-line performance in the average organization today? Many prefer waiting for best practices to solidify before climbing very far up the social computing adoption curve.


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Microsoft: European XP and Vista users to get the ballot screen, too

Microsoft: European XP and Vista users to get the ballot screen, too Mary Jo Foley: European antitrust officials have shared that Microsoft was offering to provide Windows users a choice of browser via the so-called "ballot screen" option -- something the Commission originally advocated -- as part of its settlement talks with the EC.


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Apple tablet: An iPod touch DX?

Apple tablet: An iPod touch DX?  Andrew Nusca: The challenge is to maintain the perception that the tablet device is cheaper than a MacBook but solves many of the problems the iPod touch can't -- the ability to surf the Web, watch video or play games in full-fidelity, without giving up the simplicity of the iPhone OS experience. Apple is seemingly designing a device that people don't yet know they need.


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Microsoft to ship emergency IE, Visual Studio patches

Microsoft to ship emergency IE, Visual Studio patches Ryan Naraine: Less than a month after a first pass at patching a troublesome flaw affecting its dominant Internet Explorer browser, Microsoft has announced plans to release two emergency updates with a comprehensive fix for the problem.


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CIO Jury: Split on deploying Windows 7

CIO Jury: Split on deploying Windows 7 IT departments have largely ignored Windows Vista and stuck with Windows XP as the corporate standard. However, Windows 7 has received a warmer response from IT professionals than Vista did, and TechRepublic's CIO Jury is split down the middle on whether to deploy Windows 7.


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How Security Features in Windows Server 2008 Can Save You Money

In these tough times, every business needs to save money. Learn how Microsoft? Windows Server? 2008 OS provides added security measures to combat data theft, thus saving you loads of money.

Looking for a job? You may require an extreme social networking makeover

Looking for a job? You may require an extreme social networking makeover Jennifer Leggio: According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com, more than one in five employers search social networking sites to screen potential hires. If your social network presence isn't in tiptop condition, it might hinder you from getting the job of your dreams in an already tough market.


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