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CIO weekly blog: Google and Microsoft at odds, social media news

I am reporting live from TechTarget’s brand new office in Newton, Mass., just up the highway from our longtime Needham offices. I have Internet access and my phone has a dial tone – so far, so good!

What’s everybody else thinking about? It sounds like Google and Microsoft are ready to go to war over ant-trust issues, while a new study confirms what I think most of us already know: More Americans are getting their news from the Internet rather than the newspaper or radio, and social media news sites like Facebook and Twitter are accelerating info-sharing opportunities.

As you catch up on these and other stories, be sure to check out the latest SearchCIO.com stories:

A dozen danger signs that your outsourcing contract is on the rocks — Outsourcing contract renegotiations were up sharply last year. Most of that activity focused on cost cuts, and that spells trouble. Experts offer advice, in the first of two articles.

What to watch for during negotiations with outsourcing vendors – And here’s part two! Outsourcing contract renegotiations were up sharply last year. Most of that activity focused on cost cuts, and that spells trouble.

Storage virtualization helps rein in storage sprawl — Storage virtualization can help CIOs manage the ever-increasing storage requirements that server and desktop virtualization cause.

IT governance framework helps public agencies boost service, cut costs — An IT governance framework can help public agencies improve service levels and cut costs amid tight budgets. Read more about IT governance models in Massachusetts and California (my background in community journalism was a big help with this one!).

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