AOL Launches Broadband Client Beta
Dubbed Open Ride, the client enables users to see all their tools on one page versus previously having to toggle back and forth between windows.
Where Gutenberg Led, Google Follows
When you've been in the tech business for more than a few years, you develop loyalties to certain companies, sites, and products. This is why when I saw the recent coverage of Google's new venture to offer free book downloads, I bristled. Most news stories about the service tout the revolutionary aspects of the project, which "makes it possible for people to store books on their computers and make copies" rat
Getting Smart About Smart Phones
With the number of enterprise mobile data users expected to grow to 269 million by 2010, as forecasted by research firm Yankee Group, businesspeople will need reliable and functional mobile devices that can serve up everything they need while traveling. For this reason, smart phones are growing in popularity because they offer a choice of mobile operating systems and a range of applications they can support. Read on and take a poll to tell us which smart phones are most popular at your company.
IT Managers Appear To Be Everywhere
Look around your IT department. Doesn't it seem that every other person is a manager? That feeling isn't too far-fetched. The number of IT managers in recent years is way up. In mid-2006, the government classified 390,000 IT professionals in the United States as managers, up 119,000, or 44%, from mid-2001.
Authentium issued a warning against trusting free wireless access points located in airports and other public places
Tripwire for Servers
Tripwire announced the latest version of Tripwire for Servers and Tripwire Manager
FaceTime Ups Archiving
FaceTime announced new capabilities for the safe and productive use of enterprise IM across distributed organizations
PortAuthority announced that it uniquely meets organizations' biggest challenges in protecting confidential information
NextHop, AirTight Partner
NextHop and AirTight announced a marketing and technology partnership providing enhanced security and performance management
Nokia to Offer IPS
Nokia announces plans to offer Sourcefire's IPS on its portfolio of high-performance IP Security Platforms
A Lesson Plan For The Department Of Education
Another week, another preventable exposure of citizen data at a government agency. Last week's spillage in the spotlight came courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education. A glitch in a new software program created a situation where the wrong client data was being shown to people trying to update their student loan accounts. After a number of complaints, the ED shut down the affected Web pages. Then, apparen
SAS Move Into Indirect Sales Is An Indication Of Accelerating Change In The BI Industry
This week's SAS Institute announcement that it will begin selling business intelligence software through value-added resellers is a sure sign that commoditization within the BI technology industry is accelerating and another round of consolidation may be imminent.
SAS, which until now has almost exclusively sold its business intelligence and data analysis software directly to customers, will develop a VAR channel to reach small and midsized businesses--defined as those with sales of less than $
Windows Vista: The last Of Microsoft's Supersized Operating Systems?
With Bill Gates on the way out, Microsoft's new chief software architect, Ray Ozzie, has big shoes to fill and an even bigger operating system to manage. Windows XP is in the neighborhood of 50 million lines of programming code, and Windows Vista will push that number higher by millions. The time is coming for Microsoft to reverse direction and pare back its mother lode of code.
Blue Coat Speeds Up
Blue Coat is releasing new appliance hardware models offering throughput performance increases
Synaptics Intros SecurePad
Synaptics announced the introduction of SecurePad, a new biometric TouchPad created especially for notebooks
Ponemon Unveils Study
Nearly two-thirds of security executives believe they have no way to prevent a data breach, according to the latest industry research
Oakley Intros Solution
Oakley Networks announced the immediate availability of CoreView, the company's network-based behavioral analysis solution
Panda Warns of Cybercrime
Eighty-eight percent of the new malware detected by PandaLabs in the second quarter of 2006 was related to cyber-crime
How Google Might Fail
Google's success has a downside--a lot of enemies. Beyond reflexive contrarians who hate Google because they enjoy swimming against the currents of popular culture, beyond governments around the world that prefer limited rather than universal information access, there are many businesses that feel threatened by the scope of Google's ambitions.
Could Google really fail?
IMS, SDP Revolutionize OSS
The emergence of IMS and SDP technologies is having a profound effect on the OSS sector, according Light Reading
IBM's Big Gamble
IBM is betting $1.3 billion that large enterprises are ready to turn their security keys over to a trusted third party
Are Intel And IBM Cheating With Their Quad-Core Processors?
Are companies like IBM and Intel "cheating" in using multichip module (MCM) packages to create the latest advancements in multicore processors? Or is insisting that those next-generation devices be manufactured using a single monolithic design such as those by Advanced Micro Devices just gamesmanship?
Credit Union Taps Comodo
Indiana based FORUM Credit Union is deploying Comodo's S.A.F.E. solution to protect members from phishing and pharming attacks
Sophos Offers Free Tool
Sophos announced a new free-of-charge, standalone tool offering comprehensive rootkit detection and removal capabilities
Eaten By The E-Mail Monster
E-mail has gotten to be downright impossible. It causes so many problems--lost productivity, infrastructure costs, legal liability--that we should just get rid of it. It's a waste of time and resources, and it's just likely to get us all sued.
And yet we can't afford to get rid of it. It's what we use to stay in touch. If we didn't have e-mail, we'd be isolated from business communications.
Like the old barroom saying goes: Can't live with it. Can't live without it.
Quick Tip For Firefox Users: Deleting Incorrect Auto-Complete Entries
One of the nicest things about modern browsers is that they can "remember" the text strings you type into certain kinds of Web-based forms. On the downside, they also remember your mistakes and typos, and sometimes this results in incorrect values being reused. My mission over the weekend: Find a way to get rid of the old values, without nuking the whole cache.
IBM Buys ISS
IBM has entered into a definitive agreement for IBM to acquire Internet Security Systems
CrossTec Unveils 3.5
CrossTec has released version 3.5 of its Activeworx Security Center event management (SIM) software
AirDefense Gets Patent
AirDefense announced that the USPTO awarded US Patent No. 7,086,089 titled 'Systems and Methods for Network Security' to AirDefense
Bell, ESoft Partner
ESoft announced that it has recently signed a distribution agreement with Bell Microproducts