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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.

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.

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.

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

We got a call from a client saying that a user couldn’t find his laptop and didn’t know if he lost it at the airport.  We confirmed he didn’t leave it in his car.  The good news is that about a month ago we had purchased LoJack for a few Laptops including his.

zooming-information 300 h212As the Underground Economy has grown and flourished, cybercriminals have developed new methods for tricking victims. Their scams are amazingly lucrative, with profits totaling in the billions per year. Many perpetrators hail from Eastern Europe where cybercrime is rampant and considered business as usual. Canadian pharmacy spam, fake antivirus and others are part of a well-organized business model based on the concept of affiliate networking.

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