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    Earth Day 2011: Cloud Computing…can it help?

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    The global scale of climate and energy challenges is daunting. As world population approaches the 7 billion mark a growing majority people now live in cities. These billions of new urbanites need energy; energy for lights, for heating, for cooling; energy...
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    The Microsoft Home: The Technology That Dreams Are Made Of

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    Originally published on the Microsoft CIO Network. Join today . Who hasn’t dreamed of a house that you can interact with just by speaking its name? Or a kitchen that helps you prepare a meal? Or a child’s bedroom with walls that come alive...
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    3 Top Microsoft Execs Talk Consumerization of IT

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    On Tuesday, April 5th, the Microsoft CIO Network hosted an executive webcast on the Consumerization of IT. Stephanie Stahl, Executive Editor, Techweb, moderated an outstanding panel consisting of Chris Capossela, Sr. Vice President, Microsoft Business...
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    The Imagine Cup: Collaboration at Its Finest Yields Powerful Solutions

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    What do students studying business, industrial engineering, writing, social anthropology, pathology, art and computer science have in common? Usually not too much. This past weekend, though, more than 80 students from different disciplines came together...
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    The Imagine Cup U.S. Finals This Weekend!

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    For college basketball players, it’s the NCAA Tournament. For aspiring pop stars, it’s American Idol. But for tech students, there’s no bigger challenge than the Imagine Cup . Picture a room filled with the brightest, up-and-coming...
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    Facebook and Docs—Office Web Apps the Easy Way

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    Originally published on the Microsoft CIO Network. Join today . Last November, Facebook announced a new messaging service that will connect you with your friends and family without regard for which transport mechanism each person prefers. You can read...
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    With the Cloud, What Happens to Outsourcing?

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    Originally published on the Microsoft CIO Network. Join today . Over the years, outsourcing has been a proven strategy to lower costs, manage complexity and free IT to become more strategic in making the business more profitable. But with the emergence...
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    In Social Media, is Privacy the First Casualty?

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    Last December on TechCrunch, Rohit Khare posted an article called “ Privacy Theater: Why Social Networks Only Pretend To Protect You .” In it, he deconstructed the data breach at RockYou, in which thirty-two million user accounts were exposed...
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    The Next Level of Productivity

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    Originally published on the Microsoft CIO Network. Join today . Thinking back to CES in Las Vegas, one of the things that stood out was the tremendous increase in choice for consumers when it comes to accessing and consuming information. There is the...
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    Getting “Mission Critical” Right

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    A while ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Microsoft’s CIO Tony Scott to talk about “mission critical” applications. (See “ Interview with Tony Scott on Mission Critical in Today’s Enterprise .”) Since that...
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    Microsoft Services and the Dynamic Workplace

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    “The bottom line is, it’s about the productivity of the individual employee.” I had the opportunity to meet with Laura Longcore, GM, IO Solutions, Microsoft Consulting Services, to talk about how Microsoft Services is helping customers...
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    Microsoft IT and the Road to Azure—Part 2

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    “For new applications, the world is your oyster. You really have the flexibility to design the app the way you always wanted to.” This is the second of a two-part interview with Mike Olsson, Senior Director in Microsoft IT. In Part 1...
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    Microsoft IT and the Road to Azure—Part 1

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    “There’s no rocket science here. It’s all about due diligence.” This is the first of a two-part interview. In Part 2 , we conclude with developer challenges, writing scalable applications, security and how to get started...
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    The Path We Take Together

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    What if you built a campus and let the students decide where the sidewalks should go? Years ago I recall reading something about Pepperdine University. According to the story, when the campus was first built in Malibu, California, there were no sidewalks...
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