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1. It's insecure.

People are afraid of losing control," says Leandro Balbinot, CIO of Brazilian retailer Lojas Renner. But "just because your data is somewhere else, doesn't mean it's less-or more-secure," says Accenture CIO Frank Modruson. Test, monitor and review. That's the only way to mitigate risk in or out of the cloud.

2. It's simple.

Vendors will always tell you it's a turnkey implementation," says Carmen Malangone, global director of information management for Coty. "But moving customized systems to the cloud takes time-eight months or more to standardize and test in the new environment." And modify cloud systems with care. "Configuration can quickly become customization and each upgrade will be a major headache," says Malangone.

Google's vision of a cloud-only notebook is here. Here's how it compares to traditional laptops and to tablets like the iPad. The only way to run traditional apps on a Chromebook is through a desktop virtualization client such as Citrix Receiver, which will be available for Chrome OS.

Microsoft this week re-released Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 3 to correct a potentially critical flaw that was introduced in the first release of the product just a week ago.

It's really been 25 years! On November 20, 1985 Microsoft announced its first version of Windows to the world. ComputerWorld has a great visual history of Windows from 1.0 to 7 including the gem shown below.  Some things have changed a lot.

An Empowered Report: Tablets Open Doors To New Mobile Scenarios
by Ted Schadler with Matthew Brown and Anjali Yakkundi

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

iPad has exploded onto the scene. Who could have imagined that a tablet (a category introduced in 2001) would capture the imagination of employees and IT alike? But it did, and it’s kicked off an arms race for smart mobile devices. Every day, a new tablet appears: Cisco Cius, Google Chrome OS tablet, Dell Streak, Samsung Galaxy Tab, RIM PlayBook, HP “PalmPad,” the list goes on. These post-PC devices will find a place in your company, but where? This short report introduces a simple framework to guide content and collaboration professionals through employee-fueled tablet scenarios and IT-led tablet projects.

Download the free Forrestor report from Citrix.

In its third-quarter report, online security company McAfee said Wednesday that average daily malware growth has reached its highest level ever, with an average of 60,000 new ones identified each day.

Santa Clara-based McAfee (NYSE:MFE) said that is almost quadruple the 2007 amount.

At the same time, spam levels decreased in volume this quarter, both globally and in local geographies. Spam hit a two-year low this quarter.

Read more: Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

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