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Oct 13 2011   6:14AM GMT

The IT Blog Top 10: October 13, 2011

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

This week’s IT Blog Top 10 has something for everyone: cloud-heads, those in need of IT career guidance, and open source geeks. Let us know your favorite posts (on this list or not!) in the comments section below.

1. Ron Miller takes a close look at Microsoft’s conflicted cloud-mobile vision.

2. For your IT career planning purposes: IT Positions Least Likely to be Eliminated in the Next Decade.

3. Nick Martin delves into open source office suites: LibreOffice takes on OpenOffice.

4. Curious about the Windows 8 Developer Preview and ESXi/VMware Workstation? So was Nathan Simon.

5. Wendy Schuchart took a look back at the lessons learned from Steve Jobs’ effective leadership style right after he stepped down in August.

6. Does this affect you? Google Desktop and new app lifecycles could put users in a bind.

7. Lockheed Martin’s out; IBM takes over troubled National Archive Project.

8. We’re making progress in virtualization, and yet backup and storage problems plague virtual infrastructures.

9. Easier said than done, but still “Cloud security concerns will be passe,” Gartner analyst says.

10. Did you miss it? Editor Michael Morisy’s big reveal: Introducing VMware’s Octopus, with tentacles poised at Dropbox and SharePoint.

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

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