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Dec 23 2010   6:06AM GMT

The IT Blog Top 10: December 23, 2010

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

This week’s IT blog top 10 looks back at 2010 in order to look forward to IT in 2011. Let us know what some of your favorite memories or lessons are from this past year and share what your predictions are for the coming year!

1. Carl Brooks caused quite a stir on Twitter and over at The Troposphere simply by answering the question: What happened to SimpleCDN?

2. Are all cloud fails self-fulfilling prophecies? New blogger Ron Miller points out how the WikiLeaks shut down provides a lesson for cloud buyers, and why it’s more a lesson learned than a reason to run from the cloud.

3. Colin Steele takes a break over at The Virtualization Room and shares Dilbert’s take on server virtualization.

4. Now’s the time to look back and reminisce, and that’s just what they’re doing over at Security Wire Weekly. Check out this week’s security podcast on Cybersecurity: Looking back at 2010, Part 1.

5. One of the most recent lessons a company’s learned in 2010 is Gawker’s data breach, which exposed passwords and email addresses of over 1.3 million of its users.

6. Congratulations to Mr. Denny for passing his MCM exam, and good luck in preparations for the lab!

7. Did you tweet your displeasure with the rest of the dev/test world when Microsoft squashed IE on Spoon?

8. Colin Steele gets back to work and covers Paul Maritz talking Microsoft and Oracle.

9. Security Bytes warns of a new risk of email attachments highlighted by a new Word flaw.

10. According to Gartner, mainframers don’t care about zEnterprise blades. Search Data Center’s Ryan Arsenault discusses what this means.

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

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