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?
Crossing the Line for XSS
A group of white-hat hackers exposed XSS flaws in major Websites this past week, but that's the good news
CommVault Extends Support
CommVault has increased its support for customers using virtualization, completing certification with VMware ESX 3.0
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.
ScanSafe Hires Sales VP
ScanSafe announced that Bill Goldbach has joined the company's executive team as vice president of sales in North America
'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.
PatchLink Releases Exploit Fix
PatchLink is releasing a PatchLink-authored fix for customers worldwide to protect their networks from VML zero-day threats
Symantec Offers Webcast
Symantec will host a webcast presenting the findings of its tenth semiannual Internet Security Threat Report
If E-Voting Is A Gamble, Could Web-Based Voting Be In The Cards?
This election season, you may be one of the approximately 60 million American voters who will be casting a vote using new computerized systems at your local polling place.
However, in the future, you might be casting your vote using your home PC and the Internet.
That's what some U.S. election officials predict.
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.
Canopy Invests in Solera
Canopy Ventures announced that it has made a $3.9 million Series B Preferred Stock investment in Solera Networks of Lindon, Utah
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.
Symantec Gives Results
Symantec announced the results of a survey showing that security awareness is growing among software developers
Reconnex, Extreme Team
Reconnex announced that it has integrated its leading-edge content monitoring platform with Extreme Networks
Abrevity Deploys ILS
Abrevity announced general availability of its version 2.1 FileData
Redemtech, Brink's Intro Option
Redemtech and Brink's announced a new secure transport option that protects highly sensitive data during transit of computers
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
Customers Discuss Protection
Customers still struggle with a lack of money and staff to guard against unforeseen business interruptions, according to Aberdeen
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.
Chain Uses Surveillance
Global ePoint's DVR surveillance technology selected by large luxury department store chain
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.
B&S Awards Big Bytes
Winning users and vendors were announced last night at the StoragePlus 2006 conference and exhibition in Burlingame, Calif
National City Taps Bharosa
Bharosa has been selected by National City to further enhance the institution's online banking security
A New Path To SOA: Follow The Customer Data
If you get enough smart people in a room, one thing becomes clear: There's a simpler way to SOA. At the IW 500 conference, some smart people chose a customer- and data-centric path to their service orientation.