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AMD's Grand Ambition: Half Of The Processor Market By 2015
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
AMD executives and publications lay out the company's long-range goal of providing half of the world's processors.
New Variant Of Bagle Virus Spreading Fast
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
Trojan program arrives as an attachment and can disable virus-protection software.
U.S. Health Department Signs Major Linux Deal With Novell
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
The deal gives Health and Human Services employees unlimited access to a range of Novell products, but there's no plan to unseat Microsoft software
Business Technology: Pertinent Questions -- Are Your Answers OK?
Commentary  |  5/27/2005  | 
Bob Evans has some questions for you to consider on such subjects as business-process optimization, supply-chain strategy, patch management, Barry Bonds, customer-data privacy, and publicly funded outsourcing, plus a thought for the people we remember on Memorial Day.
SmartAdvice: A Checklist To Consider When Deciding On Remote-Access Applications
Commentary  |  5/27/2005  | 
In addition to Citrix and Microsoft, there's a range of applications by price and service level, The Advisory Council says. Also, ask questions to get an idea of RFID's return for your company.
Unlocking The Secrets Of Open-Source Success
Commentary  |  5/27/2005  | 
The story of open-source software has largely been one of success to date. Open source has grown exponentially in popularity among Web users, and it's making headway in corporate application-development environments, even influencing the ways in which proprietary app vendors create and distribute their own products. Still, open source won't be a tale of unmitigated growth. The answer to open source's challenges is, in a word, services.
Kids Want Their MTV (The 'M' Is For 'Mobile')
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
Music, TV, video, and 3D gaming top the list of mobile feautures desired by male consumers between 13 and 24 years of age, a survey released Thursday reports.
Global Revenues Soar For VoIP Gear
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
Report says revenues from global sales of VoIP equipment totaled $493 million in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 40% over first-quarter levels in 2004.
Broadband Over Power Lines Makes Debut
News  |  5/26/2005  | 
Motorola releases wireless broadband-over-powerline solution, while cable broadband revenues skyrocket.
Homeland Security's Cybersecurity Woes Continue
News  |  5/26/2005  | 
While the cabinet-level department has initiated a wide range of programs to tackle its 13 cybersecurity-protection responsibilities, it has yet to fully address any of them to the satisfaction of the GAO.
Microsoft Word And Excel Employed As Systems Interfaces
News  |  5/25/2005  | 
Built on a service-oriented architecture, Meridian Systems' impending Proliance life-cycle-management software upgrade lets users tap in via Word and Excel 2003. Those without Office 2003 can access system programs through a Web interface.
In Focus: BPM Merger Could Reduce Process Mayhem
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
The merger could reduce overlapping standards, and the consolidation would mirror a thinning of vendor ranks in the last year that is a healthy sign of a maturing BPM market.
Report Finds Women Behind Surge In Online Retail Sales
News  |  5/24/2005  | predicts that categories with products purchased largely by women will experience the biggest sales growth in 2005.
Mitigating IT Risk and Ensuring Data Center Compliance
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Active Reasoning provides monitoring, control and security in data centers.
Online Sales Soar
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
American consumers spent nearly $20 billion buying stuff on the Internet in the first quarter; that's nearly 25% more than they did a year earlier. Yet, online transactions represent only 2.2% of all retail sales.
Accellion: No File Is Too Big For New File-Transfer Appliance
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Using its new Courier Enterprise File Transfer Appliance, businesses can send files of any size to recipients at any location in the organization, the company says.
Fixing Sarbanes-Oxley
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
FRONTlines Forum looks to future of compliance.
A Better Spreadsheet Alternative
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Actuate’s e.Spreadsheet addresses standalone spreadsheet shortcoming.
Business Technology: Coming Soon: Transformation Upheavals
Commentary  |  5/20/2005  | 
Hollywood represents the world of fables and make-believe, but the shift from analog to digital is causing some very real pain and upheaval. And, Bob Evans says, you can be sure that a similar Radical Overhaul is coming to a supply chain near you. Soon.
Washington State Enacts Anti-Spyware and Anti-Phishing Legislation
News  |  5/18/2005  | 
Gov. Christine Gregoire signed a bill instructing the attorney general to seek up to $100,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater, from those who place spyware software on computers.
Web Site Maps Murders, Mayhem
Commentary  |  5/18/2005  | 
The murder of Duane Polk, a 26-year-old gunned down May 5 about a block from his Southside Chicago home, warranted only 148 words in the next day's Chicago Tribune. But a new Web site that combines crime statistics from the Chicago Police Department and Google maps lets anyone with Web access pinpoint the block where an assailant shot Polk or where any other
CTOs From Microsoft, Sony, And Yahoo Say There's Lots To Fret About
News  |  5/18/2005  | 
At a Silicon Valley dinner Tuesday night, chief technologists from Microsoft, Sony, and Yahoo lamented about the dangers of posting content online and the lack of technology standardization.
Report: Existing Optical Networks Poised For Improvements
News  |  5/18/2005  | 
The huge surplus of optical networks will get a major revamping by network operators determined to build more flexible, automated metro-optical networks, according to a study from Heavy Reading market research.
Phishing, To Most American Workers, Is Just A Misspelled Word
News  |  5/18/2005  | 
Only one-third of American workers surveyed say they've heard of phishing, with a mere 4% confessing they've clicked through to a phishing Web site. But 45% of their bosses contend workers do click through after receiving phishing E-mail.
Too Much Complexity? IT Manager, Heal Thyself
News  |  5/17/2005  | 
Technology vendors can only do so much to reduce hardware and software complexity. It's up to users to simplify their IT infrastructures, say top executives from IBM and Cisco Systems.
Feds Faulted For Weak Wireless Security
News  |  5/17/2005  | 
Federal agencies have yet to fully apply key controls such as policies, practices, and tools to let them operate wireless networks securely, congressional auditors report.
Supreme Court Ruling Makes The Net More Viable For Small Vineyards
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
While online wine sales remain a small part of the business, a ruling making it easier for vineyards to ship directly to customers could help niche products.
H-1B Admission Rose 2.3% In 2004
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
The number of existing and new H-1B visa holders entering the United States rose by 26,325 to 386,821, with an estimated one-third employed in IT-related jobs.
Softscape Launches New ERP Upgrade Program
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
Softscape, provider of strategic people management technology and services, this week announced a new ERP Upgrade Program designed specifically for customers of SAP, Oracle/PeopleSoft, or Lawson.
Corporate Execs Say Supply Chains a Strategic Key to Their Business Future
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
An increasing number of senior corporate leaders surveyed in Europe and the United States recognize the success of their businesses is tied very closely to the effective management of their supply chains, a new poll shows.
End Of An Era Or End Of The Line For Java?
Commentary  |  5/12/2005  | 
Oracle is making an announcement May 16 that it will incorporate use of PHP into developing Oracle database applications. I don't know the details. But I do know that spells the end of an era for 10-year-old Java.

New Tool Tests Network Readiness For VoIP
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
Prognosis IP Telephony Manager pinpoints potential network problems with VoIP before deployment.
The Back End of Innovation
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
Innovation has both a front-end and a back-end.
More Power to Your PLM Elbow: Invention Machine’s Goldfire Innovator
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
Product development often begins with problem-solving.
Enabling Alignment for Operational Performance Management
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
New release from Pilot Software provides practical yet sophisticated application suite.
SmartAdvice: Update Reporting Tools For Better Decision Making
Commentary  |  5/11/2005  | 
Move beyond static reports for critical business decisions with interactive business-intelligence systems, The Advisory Council says. Also, consider this punch list when looking at project-management packages.
Cisco Confirms Arrest In Theft Of Its Code
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
The incident has been a matter of concern because malicious hackers might find flaws in the code that could be exploited to impair the functioning of Cisco's routers, which handle a significant portion of traffic on the Internet.
Survey: Web Proves More Addictive Than Coffee
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
American workers would rather sacrifice their morning cup of Joe than lose their ability to cruise the Web for personal reasons on the job, survey says.
Alliance Asks Congress To Consider VoIP Vulnerabilities In Updated Telecom Act
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
Cyber Security Industry Alliance tells Congress to include recommendations related to securing VoIP technologies as it reviews the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
arcplan: Bolstering BI Application Development
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
New release streamlines application development for BI and performance management.
Cisco Posts Gains In Sales And Profits
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Net sales for the quarter were $6.2 billion, up from $5.6 billion a year earlier, while net income was $1.4 billion, up from $1.2 billion.
Process Automation Can Undermine Performance
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Get process improvement right this time around.
The New Analytics Aren't One Size Fits All
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Smart new applications are taking on tough, industry-specific problems all-purpose BI tools can't handle. Just don't call them analytics.
Headsup: Gridlocked Customers Share Blame
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Customers who complain about unfair pricing for grid computing may have themselves to blame.
Veteran Banking Technologist George DiNardo Dead At 67
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
InformationWeek named the longtime Mellon Bank executive VP its Chief of the Year in 1988. DiNardo was lauded for his pioneering efforts in developing many of the electronic banking services commonly used today.
Telemedicine Improving Stroke Patients' Survival And Recovery Rates
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
New use of videoconferencing technology links emergency-room doctors with off-site stroke experts.
Traxi Rolls Out VoIP Middleware And Services
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
The goal is to help ease VoIP implementation with new products and integration services, and provide help-desk management and disaster recovery.
Ethernet Services Market To Hit $22.2 Billion By 2009: Report
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Infonetics Research says that worldwide revenues will jump 276% by 2009, led by Asia.
IT: The Productivity Equalizer
News  |  5/9/2005  | 
European business technologists see higher spending on IT as helping narrow the productivity gap between the United States and Europe, survey finds.
Cisco Packs Security Options in Appliances
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
Dedicated devices built into core networking products help keep intruders out
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