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Sep 24 2009   2:14PM GMT

The IT Blog Top 10: Sept. 24, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

10. Social networking, real-time data feeds — where does that leave IT? The District of Columbia has won the 2009 Innovations in American Government Award in Urban Policy for its Data Feeds: Democratization of Government Data project. Kristen Caretta explains what lessons IT could learn.

9. What’s the future of XML? Just ask Jack Vaughn, who breaks it down.

8. The System i five-layer cake: Yum Mark Fontecchio cuts readers a digestible slice of IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will’s explanation of the iSeries architecture.

7. IBM makes System i rebate more reasonable IBM has revised an ISV-based program for Power Systems users that expands the ability for them to get a rebate, and Mark Fontecchio breaks down why the changes matter.

6. How to allow the root user to log in to VMware ESX Server with SSH David Davis’ how-to on allowing users into a VMware server via SSH works wonders for the virtualization crowd.

5. Importing VMDK disk files into Sun xVM VirtualBox Rick Vanover provides an illustrated virtualization how-to on importing VMDK into VirtualBox.

4. Larry the hardware guy sends IBM a message Shayna Garlick uncovers how Larry Ellison is quietly sending IBM a message — on the cover of the Wall Street Journal.

3. Three ways to reach out to women in IT: Mentor, advocate, encourage Anne McCrory offers advice on how to reach out to women in IT with three time-tested strategies.

2. Ellison rails against the Cloud Larry Ellison once again took aim at the marketing hype surrounding cloud computing, this time likening it to “water vapor.” Barney Beal brings readers the story.

1. Dates can easily be the hardest datatype to work with. The datetime data type can be one of the hardest to work with when it comes to index optimization, but Denny Cherry makes it accessible with his excellent guide.

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