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Apple Gains PC Market Share

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: China's Security Syndrome
2. Today's Top Story
    - Apple Ties For Third In U.S. PC Market
3. Breaking News
    - FBI Analyst Sentenced To 10 Years For Stealing National Secrets
    - Notebooks Bursting Into Flames Again
    - Claims Of A Mac Worm Incite Blogging Brawl
    - Oracle Adds Google Maps To Field Service Software
    - Outreach Programs Help Pump Up Tech Degree Enrollment At UMBC
    - McAfee's DeWalt Pushes For Legislation To Battle Cybercriminals
    - Verizon Wireless Keeps Adding To Its Retail Customer Base
    - IT Careers: New Master's Degree Emphasizes Ethical Hacking
    - Lower Handset Sales Hit Motorola's Second-Quarter Earnings
    - Sprint, Clearwire Confirm Partnership On WiMax
    - Will Safari Make iPhone The Smartphone Of Choice In Business?
    - The Dollars And Sense Of Virtual Data Centers
    - SunRocket Subscribers Find Alternative Service, But Number Porting Is Slow
    - Spammers Exploit Brazilian Plane Crash
    - Microsoft Hit With A Second Xbox 360 Class-Action Suit
    - Microsoft Faces Petition To Defeat Office 2007 Standard
    - BEA Launches Web 2.0-Style Computing Inside The Enterprise
4. The Latest Personal Tech Blog Posts
    - Needleworkers Knit iPhone, Nintendo, And Sew Full-Sized Ferrari
    - Book Review: IT Manager Battles The Undead In 'The Atrocity Archive'
    - Why Do You Need Third-Party Software Just To Turn Off Your iMac Display?
    - Overseas Cell Phone Users: More Numerous -- And More Courteous
    - Intel Intros Core 2 Extreme QX6850 As Price War Looms
5. Job Listings From TechCareers
6. White Papers
    - Eight Challenges Of Information Privacy And Security Law Facing The Fax Industry
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

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1. Editor's Note: China's Security Syndrome

InformationWeek Research's 10th annual Global Information Security Survey highlights some very different security concerns facing Chinese businesses as opposed to their U.S. counterparts.

While U.S. businesses are generally considered to have a mature and stable corporate environment that's been grappling with IT security issues for years, China's more recent movement to the global business arena means the country is just beginning to pay attention to a lot of IT security concerns.

Chinese companies are generally three to five years behind North American and U.K. companies in terms of IT security, Alastair MacWillson, managing director of Accenture's global security practice, told me. Accenture helped InformationWeek Research put together the survey, and MacWillson shares his expertise in a story titled "China's Evolutionary Leap." "Security hasn't typically been fantastically high on their priority list."

Chinese businesses have a lot of catching up to do, which might explain why the average percentage of IT budget spent on information security is a whopping 19% in China, as compared with 12% in the United States. "That's quite an astonishing figure," MacWillson says, adding that the Chinese companies that responded to the survey clearly understand that China is far behind in terms of IT security and are spending to catch up to where they need to be.

Read more and comment on this story at the InformationWeek Blog.

Larry Greenemeier
lgreenem@cmp.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story

Apple Ties For Third In U.S. PC Market
Apple was neck and neck with Gateway, lagging behind No. 1 Dell and No. 2 Hewlett-Packard, according to market researchers IDC.


3. Breaking News

FBI Analyst Sentenced To 10 Years For Stealing National Secrets
The agent used text messages, Web-based e-mail accounts, and database queries to pull off the espionage.

Notebooks Bursting Into Flames Again
Toshiba is recalling Sony notebook batteries. While the recalls haven't hurt notebook sales, experts have said that it could push some buyers to switch brands.

Claims Of A Mac Worm Incite Blogging Brawl
After an anonymous blogger claimed to have created exploit code for a Mac OS X bug, the online bickering has nearly overshadowed the original claim.

Oracle Adds Google Maps To Field Service Software
Integrating precise geographical information is one of the enhancements Oracle has built into Field Service Release 12.

Outreach Programs Help Pump Up Tech Degree Enrollment At UMBC
While enrollment in computer science programs has declined at most universities, the University of Maryland is reporting a big increase -- including many more women.

McAfee's DeWalt Pushes For Legislation To Battle Cybercriminals
The new head of McAfee says Congress needs to "modernize the law" and help law enforcement pursue hackers and online scammers.

Verizon Wireless Keeps Adding To Its Retail Customer Base
The positive results are likely to spur an attempt -- opposed by Verizon -- to change the company's equity ownership.

IT Careers: New Master's Degree Emphasizes Ethical Hacking
Don't expect to see a big crowd for EC-Council University home football games: The program's inaugural master of security science class consists of only six students, and all are taking their courses online.

Lower Handset Sales Hit Motorola's Second-Quarter Earnings
Sales from Motorola's mobile devices unit plunged 40%, causing analysts to predict the company will lose market share in the area.

Sprint, Clearwire Confirm Partnership On WiMax
Sprint Nextel and Clearwire have confirmed reports that they will collaborate to build out a nationwide WiMax network.

Will Safari Make iPhone The Smartphone Of Choice In Business?
BI software provider Information Builders says the iPhone's Web browser is its ticket to the enterprise.

The Dollars And Sense Of Virtual Data Centers
To manage server sprawl, exponential data growth, power consumption, and nearly unmanageable infrastructures, many IT organizations are turning to data center virtualization and blade-server technologies. But careful consideration is needed.

SunRocket Subscribers Find Alternative Service, But Number Porting Is Slow
Some subscribers complained that it's taking too long to port their old phone numbers to a new service, while others are suspicious that competing VoIP companies will fade out just like SunRocket did.

Spammers Exploit Brazilian Plane Crash
Spammers are luring unsuspecting users to a malicious Web site by sending out e-mails promising information about the crash and the victims onboard.

Microsoft Hit With A Second Xbox 360 Class-Action Suit
The suit alleges that the Xbox 360 console scratches expensive game discs, making them impossible to use.

Microsoft Faces Petition To Defeat Office 2007 Standard
The Foundation For Free Infrastructure Information claims more than 20,000 individuals have signed its petition.

BEA Launches Web 2.0-Style Computing Inside The Enterprise
BEA adds enhancements to its AquaLogic product line to let business customers use wikis, mashups, and social computing.

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Windows Vista: Meeting Expectations Or Falling Short?
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4. The Latest Personal Tech Blog Posts
http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/consumerpersonal_tech/index.html

Needleworkers Knit iPhone, Nintendo, And Sew Full-Sized Ferrari
Why shell out big bucks for a real iPhone, Nintendo, or Ferrari when a homemade replica that you knit or sew is just as good in every way? Except, of course, for the minor point of being completely useless.

Book Review: IT Manager Battles The Undead In The Atrocity Archive
You don't have many IT-manager action heroes in science fiction. Sure, you have a lot of hackers, breaking into networks and subverting authority. But not a lot of science-fiction heroes save the universe in between staff meetings, working the help desk, and rebooting the file server.

Why Do You Need Third-Party Software Just To Turn Off Your iMac Display?
Turning down or off the display isn't just a matter of saving energy for Mother Earth. It is also necessary to produce a condition known to interior designers as "darkness." And the iMac, for some reason, lacks that most simple of hardware amenities: an on-off switch that controls just the display.

Overseas Cell Phone Users: More Numerous -- And More Courteous
Sitting in a London theater last week waiting for the curtain to rise, we were startled to hear the loudest cell phone ring tone we'd ever heard broadcast over the theater's loudspeaker -- quickly followed by another, then another, then another until there was a virtual cacophony of conflicting bells, whistles, snippets of Europop and Beethoven echoing through the hall.

Intel Intros Core 2 Extreme QX6850 As Price War Looms
The news that Intel will launch its fastest quad-core processor yet, the 3.0-GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6850, comes just as a bruising price war is beginning between the chip behemoth and its smaller rival, AMD.


5. Job Listings From TechCareers

Talent Mindset Resources seeking Senior QA Manager in Hartford, CT

Tripp Lite seeking Business Manager in Chicago, IL

The NPD Group seeking Product Manager in Port Washington, NY

ConnectWise seeking Manager, Software Support Services in Tampa, FL

Agilent seeking IT Manager in Santa Clara, CA

For more great jobs, career-related news, features and services, please visit CMP Media's TechCareers.


6. White Papers

Eight Challenges Of Information Privacy And Security Law Facing The Fax Industry
Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and Gramm-Leach-Bliley are three federal laws that require secure handling of information either to keep it private or to make it available on demand. This paper will discuss each of these laws and the real impact they can have on fax management if information is mishandled.


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