News & Commentary
posted in March 2005
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Business Technology: 'There Is No Darkness But Ignorance'
Commentary  |  3/31/2005  | 
While business challenges of transparency and visibility get a great deal of attention these days, the problem isn't a new one, Bob Evans says. About 400 years ago, noted ERP guru William Shakespeare illuminated the eternal struggle.
Intel Accepts Order To Stop Unfair Trade Practices In Japan
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
Intel Corp. said it is accepting a recommendation from the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) to stop unfair trade practices in the Japanese market.
SmartAdvice: Look To Novell's Open Enterprise Server As Migration Path From NetWare
Commentary  |  3/31/2005  | 
Moving to Open Enterprise Server will be the least-disruptive path as your company decides what operating system to go with in the future, The Advisory Council says. Also, some tips for beefing-up your presentation skills.
The Spamming Of Web Search
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
A byproduct of search-engine optimization is low-value Web content that's filled with keywords targeted at search engines, not people.
Intelligent Document Integration Automates Insurance Policy Forms for Big Cost Savings
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
Field Report: Farmers Home Mutual, Bloomington, Minn.
Cognos Reports 4Q Sales And Earnings Surge
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
During the quarter, Cognos signed a $12.7 million deal, the company's largest, with an unnamed government agency.
Online Travel Distribution Growing Increasingly Murky
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
Consumers don't rely on any one online source when shopping for travel services.
Your Take On Windows-Linux Security Study: Yuck
Commentary  |  3/31/2005  | 
Readers were skeptical of a recent study that found Microsoft Windows to be more secure than Linux, responding to our request for feedback in ways that left little room for misunderstanding.
The Observer: Simplicity And Sound Execution Still Carry The Day
Commentary  |  3/31/2005  | 
Despite the hoopla over synergistic marriages, it's plain, ol' pleasing the customer that keeps businesses going, Lou Bertin says.
Company Bypasses Cookie-Deleting Consumers
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
United Virtualities is offering online marketers technology that attempts to undermine the growing trend among consumers to delete cookies planted in their computers.
Web Site Offers Data For Patients To Judge Hospital Quality
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
Government site focuses on just three ailments--heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia--but will expand to more conditions and quality measures.
March's Bug Story: Old Worms Maintain Grip
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
Older worms and viruses continued to dominate March's list of Top 10 baddest apples, security firms say.
Spring's Integration Rites
Commentary  |  3/31/2005  | 
The integration marketplace heated up a little more in the last week. Is Web analytics next?
HP CEO Mark Hurd's Challenge: Cut Costs, Not Innovation
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
Hurd had the reputation as a cost-cutter during his two-year stint as CEO at NCR Corp.
Microsoft Goes After 117 Phishers
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
The Federal Trade Commission, the National Consumers League, and Microsoft tells consumers that they have the power to stop online identity thieves.
Mozilla Pays Bug Bounty
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
The Mozilla Foundation has paid out $2,500 in bounties under its cash-for-bugs program, which rewards researchers with $500 for every flaw they find in the group's software.
Dell Debuts Its Lightest Laptop
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
Dell releases its lightest laptop ever, a 2.5 pound portable in the business-centric Latitude line.
Zoom Modems Give VoIP Users Flexibility
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
Zoom Technologies is providing a group of consumer-friendly telecommunications devices that enable users to toggle back and forth between VoIP and primary phone connections.
Exclusive: Gartner Predicts Huge Increase In Offshore Outsourcing By 2015
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
Report to be released next week says 30% of IT jobs in developed countries will be "offshored" by 2015.
NCipher's Security System Supports More Databases
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
The vendor next week will add support for IBM's DB2 and Microsoft's SQL Server to its SecureDB database-security product.
Walmart.com Targets Pet Market
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
Wal-Mart moved deeper into the pet merchandise business Thursday, announcing that its low prices for pet products will be available on its Walmart.com site.
Sun And J.P. Morgan Chase Forge Technology Alliance
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
The companies will work to develop advances in grid computing, data archiving, and vitualization in the data center that will run on Sun's Solaris 10 operating system.
RFID-Chip-Embedded Passports Nearing Reality
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
As the U.S. government prepares to issue the first RFID-chip-embedded passport midyear, the voice of opposition is rising among some privacy and business-travel groups.
EU Asks Congress To Delay E-Passport Deadline
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
The European Union has asked U.S. lawmakers for a 10-month delay before it must begin issuing electronic passports to citizens in its 25 member countries.
Microsoft Shores Up Windows Server Against Attacks
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
New defenses in Windows Server 2003's Service Pack 1 include a roles-based configuration wizard and Internet blocking until new patches have been downloaded.
Google Adds Stock Charts
Commentary  |  3/30/2005  | 
Google yesterday added stock charts to its search results. Entering MSFT, Microsoft's ticker symbol, into the Google search box now returns a graph of the company's stock performance for the day, along with other financial details.
SourceLabs Ships Open-Source Software Stack
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
SourceLabs, a start-up within the open-source software market, releases an infrastructure software stack for application deployment.
Firefox Thrives Among Bloggers
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Increasingly, users of blogs and tech-oriented sites are using Firefox. They're embracing Firefox at a far faster pace than Internet users more broadly.
CoolWebSearch, Dubbed Adware's 'Ebola,' Tops Spyware Threat List
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
CoolWebSearch is the "Ebola" of adware and easily the most significant spyware threat on the Internet, an anti-spyware security firm says.
IBM Lays Out Storage-Virtualization Plans
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Company says 1,000 customers have deployed its SAN Volume Controller technology.
Bloglines Adds Package Tracking
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Bloglines says it has added package tracking to its Web-based newsreader, enabling users to get updates on goods shipped by FedEx, UPS, and the U.S. Postal Service.
Vendors Offers IP-Telephony Security Services
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Enterasys Networks and Lucent Technologies introduced a package of services designed to improve the security of IP telephony networks.
Application Landscaping
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Enterprise applications have a new visual front-end.
Information Builders Announces WebFocus 7
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Integration of iWay technology tightens BI suite and targets operational BI.
Business Objects Touts 128-bit Encryption
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
An important benefit has surfaced, but is it a significant differentiator?
IT Pros More Confident About Jobs Than Other Workers In March
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
But IT workers tend to be a volatile group when it comes to job security, placement firm Hudson finds.
Wells Fargo Stakes Lead In Electronic Deposits With Internet Service
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
The service comes in the aftermath of the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act, which took effect in October and allows for printed versions of scanned paper checks to act as legal substitutes.
Toshiba's New Battery Recharges In One Minute
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Toshiba announces a new lithium-ion battery -- the type used in virtually all laptops -- that recharges 60 times faster than current batteries.
MSBlast Hacker Doesn't Have To Pay Half Mil
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
The Minnesota teen convicted of creating a variant of the Blaster worm has been excused from paying $500,000 in restitution to Microsoft. Instead, he'll do community service.
iPods Attract Sticky Fingers
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
From coast to coast, police blotters are filled with reports of stolen iPods and missing music--sometimes thousands of songs at a time.
Alaska Airlines Charts Its BI Course
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
The airline's use of a business intelligence instrument panel powered by Siebel boosts the software firm's new claim that it's a legitimate player in the BI market.
IT Investments Help Propel U.S. Economy
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Investment in IT equates to nearly 20% of fourth-quarter 2004 GDP growth.
European Anti-Software Patents Leader Quits
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Florian Mueller is folding the NoSoftwarePatents.com organization and passing the torch to another group, the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII).
Merrill Analyst: Tech Investors Should Eye Outsourcing Companies In Light of SunGard Deal
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Report says premium paid for SunGard shows that IT outsourcing and business-process outsourcing companies are undervalued.
Moderate Growth, Then Boom Expected For Government IT Spending
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Anticipating a wave of IT staff retirements in about three years, government analysts believe outsourcing will drive profound spending increases through 2010.
New HP CEO Won't Rule Out Spin-Offs
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Some analysts and shareholders have advocated spinning off HP's printing or PC businesses to raise shareholder value. While CEO Mark Hurd didn't dismiss that possibility, he made it clear it's not his first priority.
Conflicted Over File Sharing
Commentary  |  3/30/2005  | 
As a one-time freelance writer, I pocketed a few extra bucks from the intellectual property I created. The law recognizes that my writings had some financial value, and provided protection against their unauthorized use.
Security-Management Tool Combines Breadth And Scalability
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
eIQnetworks rolls out an enterprise-scale security-management tool that monitors and responds to security alerts and events throughout an entire IT infrastructure.
Trade Show Wireless Attacks Becoming More Sophisticated
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Hackers at CeBIT were more focused on masquerading as a legitimate device rather than trying to capture information or redirect attendees. This means exhibitors with sloppy security practices need to be aware of the ease with which an intruder can access their network and cause damage.
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