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Oct 6 2011   6:28AM GMT

The IT Blog Top 10: October 6, 2011

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Whether you want to catch up on the latest in IT career news or you want info on Oracle OpenWorld and Windows 8, we’ve got just what you need in this week’s IT Blog Top 10. Let us know your favorite posts in the comments section!

1. Whether you’re about to enter the IT workforce, or you’re feeling around for a new direction, you probably want to read Robin Miller’s latest: IT Positions Least Likely to be Eliminated in the Next Decade.

2. Check out Nathan Simon’s installation of Windows 8 Developer Preview and ESXi/VMware workstation.

3. Did it pan out? Compare this Oracle OpenWorld 2011 preview of Exalytics, big data and more with what’s actually happening at the conference.

4. Are you having this problem, too? Enterprise social networking sucks the social out of “social.”

5. When IT politics go bad: Ex-Fed CIO Vivek Kundra’s Cloud First policy trashed.

6. Mark Fontecchio follows up on his preview (see #3) with a few more details on Oracle Exalytics.

7. Dave Raffo delivers the tragic news: FalconStor founder Huai found dead.

8. The Virtualization Room announces its new advisory board member.

9. Since when does someone in tech retire properly? Sharon Fisher asks in Ho Hum. EMC CEO Announces Plans to Step Down.

10. Ed Tittel delves into the Brocade certification programs that offer a rich mix of credentials.

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

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