Running The Numbers On Vista
With every month that ticks by before Windows Vista arrives, Microsoft needs to fill the white space with reassurances to companies that an upgrade will be worth their time and money. On Friday, Microsoft released new total-cost-of-ownership figures--the overall price tag of installing, running, and supporting its upcoming operating system--that show the best-managed IT shops could save as much as $340 per PC each year they run Vista, compared with today's Windows XP system. Any payback numbers
Businesses Seek Security In Windows Vista
With only two months (barring further delays) until Windows Vista is due for business availability, InformationWeek surveyed 672 business technology managers to gauge their plans for the operating system. Microsoft should be happy to know that 39% of the businesses we surveyed plan to upgrade to Vista within the first year of availability. The top reason? Security, what else?
Sophos Intros Solutions
Sophos launched new Application Control features that allow system admins to selectively block unauthorized VOIP, P2P, IM applications
Gartner Identifies Threat
Gartner has included obfuscation as part of their recommended strategy to reduce the risk of app vulnerability probing, IP theft
Get More From Your ERP Investment
Innovative companies have taken the lead in fully utilizing their ERP systems. The majority, however, have yet to take the first steps in using their ERP .investments to greater advantage.
IDF: Intel Finds Energy Efficiency Religion
It may not have been as dramatic as Saul's Road to Damascus conversion, but getting hit upside the head by rival Advanced Micro Devices the past two years must have helped Intel see the light, and now Intel has belatedly become a full convert to the religion of energy efficiency.
AppSec Opens in UK
Application Security announced the opening of its first regional sales and operations center in the UK
'Greatest Software' Story Triggers An Outpouring Of Recollections
When the story "What's The Greatest Software Ever Written?" appeared Aug. 14, it set off an explosion of memories from those involved in the early stages of computing. For example, one responder asked, "Do you recall the big board of the IBM 407 key punch processor into which the red, green, blue and yellow wires--each a different length--were inserted?" Hey, I may have learned to program with IBM punch cards, but I don't go back to wires-through-a-board.
ForeScout Intros CounterACT 6.0
ForeScout Technologies announced the release of CounterACT 6.0 and the addition of two new products to the CounterACT family
PatchLink Releases Exploit Fix
PatchLink is releasing a PatchLink-authored fix for customers worldwide to protect their networks from VML zero-day threats
PortAuthority Closes Round
PortAuthority Technologies announced it has closed its latest round of funding, raising approximately $18 million
Bioscrypt Intros Software
Bioscrypt announced the release of the latest version of its VeriSoft Access Manager software application
EPL Uncovers Malice
Thousands in Australia affected, malicious eGreetings now being spammed to inboxes around the world
ZeroNines, Aubice Team
ZeroNines Technology announced it has reached a definitive agreement with Aubice to co-develop a secure, high-available compliance product
Banking On Security
While waiting for Madison Ave. to make authentication sexy, banks have a bigger problem with security consciousness in their business units
SDC Counts Wins
SDC's technology is now being supported by over 80 different wireless devices, more than any other rival rich-media DRM provider
Citizendium To Be Professional Wikipedia
Larry Sanger, one of the principal founders of the Wikipedia public encyclopedia project, has recently announced the establishment of a project called Citizendium. The latter is expected to be managed by authoritative experts within a field and will rely heavily on formal partnerships, which stands in sharp contrast against the Wikipedia model of being a free-for-all where content can be edited by any and all comers.
BEA Unveils SOA Infrastructure Platform
BEA Systems has unveiled a software platform for building service-oriented architectures, reflecting a trend among infrastructure vendors to provide as many tools as possible to companies adopting the standards-based form of distributed computing.
Cool Meets Clunky: Motorola's Deal For Bar-Code Reader Symbol
Motorola has been pushing for more sales from business, taking solid steps like helping developers include enterprise search functions on wireless handhelds. But for most businesses, Motorola is just a really big company with a supercool cell phone. Motorola's deal to buy Symbol for $3.9 billion in cash marks a leap ahead for its enterprise ambitions.
IT Lobbyist Named Federal Cybersecurity Chief
ITAA Vice President Gregory Garcia becomes the first assistant secretary for cybersecurity and telecommunications within the Department of Homeland Security, a post that's been vacant for more than a year.
BSA Hails New Czar
BSA welcomed Greg Garcia to become the department's first Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Telecommunications
Liquid Closes Series C
Liquid Machines has closed its Series C financing with $7.5 million from both new and existing investors
ZeroNines, Sequiam Team
ZeroNines and Sequiam will develop the world's first biometrically secure email and data storage portal for MyFailSafe.com
V.i. Intros 2.0
V.i. Laboratories announced today the general availability of CodeArmor version 2.0
Apple's Future Phone
It's pretty much a given these days that Apple is hard at work on a mobile phone. The company won't acknowledge this, but it's hard to find an Apple rumor site or financial analyst covering Apple that hasn't speculated about the iPhone or whatever the fabled device eventually ends up being called.
Despite its studied coyness, Apple in
StillSecure announced that Safe Access provides extended functionality to the joint Cisco NAC/Microsoft NAP solution
Thank Heaven For The Web
A significant tech anniversary quietly slipped by last month. Fifteen years ago, Tim Berners-Lee made public a little project he was working on. He called it the WorldWideWeb.
Author Peters Puts Both IBM And Microsoft On The 'Guarded' List:
In Search of Excellence author Tom Peters is no admirer of GM. But he suggested there were two computer industry behemoths out there that may be teetering on the verge of decline as well. One was IBM, due to its increasing dependence on services revenue. But also put on the "guarded" list was Microsoft.
Mission Intelligence: Where's the Rest of Me
To succeed, vendors and technology thought leaders must show how different kinds of solutions fit together rather than use marketing and confusing buzzwords to scramble identities for competitive purposes.
BPM Unveils Research
BPM releases groundbreaking study on state of compliance readiness in North America
TIP Releases Study
TheInfoPro has released the Wave 7 Time Series report of its Information Security Study