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Dec 16 2010   6:38AM GMT

The IT Blog Top 10: December 16, 2010

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

This week’s IT blog top 10 does not disappoint. From users’ dissatisfaction over the Spoon and Microsoft debacle to Carl Brooks’s explanation of SimpleCDN’s downfall that caused its own stir on Twitter, here is your weekly helping of what IT Knowledge Exchange readers deemed the best of the blogs:

1. It seems dev/test has found its very own Yelp! in Twitter, and they weren’t afraid to use it, as Brendan Cournoyer reports, when Microsoft squashed IE on Spoon, users tweeted their displeasure.

2. Even after the WikiLeaks shutdown backlash, Amazon Web Services is flying high, as Carl Brooks reports with his roundup of the latest Amazon updates in warp drive, Mr. Sulu.

3. Despite flirty glances from business customers and data center pros at Vblock, channel issues block Vblock sales, Barbara Darrow reports.

4. Carl Brooks tries to clear up some confusion on how Azure actually works, courtesy of Mark Russinovich.

5. Dave Raffo got a tip from Santa on Dell’s holiday wishlist, and Dell says it wants Compellent for $876 million.

6. We noticed some heated responses on our Twitter feed this morning, and it turns out they were in response to one of this week’s IT Blog Top 10 superstar’s posts on what happened to SimpleCDN. See what all the fuss is about.

7. Rest your weary eyes and listen to the Security Wire Weekly’s podcast with Winn Schwartau talking about the threat of mobile devices in the enterprise and IT’s ongoing struggle with them.

8. Ken Harthun has the latest on the Walgreens Pharmacy data breach. Have you received a suspicious message posing as Walgreens mail? Contact Ken with an update!

9. Ryan Arsenault reports on the not-so-pretty reactions to z196 according to Gartner: mainframers don’t care about zEnterprise blades.

10. Shamus McGillicuddy is excited to announce newcomers to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for application delivery controllers: Radware ascends, newbies arrive.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at

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