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Content tagged with Security posted in September 2006
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Running The Numbers On Vista
Commentary  |  9/29/2006  | 
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
Commentary  |  9/29/2006  | 
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
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
A group of white-hat hackers exposed XSS flaws in major Websites this past week, but that's the good news
CommVault Extends Support
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
CommVault has increased its support for customers using virtualization, completing certification with VMware ESX 3.0
To Boldly Go Where No Mascara-Wearing Captain Has Gone Before
Commentary  |  9/28/2006  | 
We'll forgive you if you want to start Cory Doctorow's latest column with the last paragraph on the second page. That's where Cory starts to talk about how Hollywood is unprepared to deliver video that takes advantage of the new high-definition TV screens. Most existing video looks terrible in high-def, and directors don't know how to use the new medium correctly. I laughed out loud at Cory's
Service Promises One-Stop Voicemail Pickup
News  |  9/28/2006  | 
The service aggregates multiple incoming phone lines into one number that customers can access through a Web interface.
ControlGuard Beefs Up Endpoint
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
ControlGuard is now offering managed services for endpoint access management
Get More From Your ERP Investment
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
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.
Getting Search Into Business Intelligence
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
The first challenge for businesses looking to get search into BI is to identify the capabilities necessary for the user.
IDF: Intel Finds Energy Efficiency Religion
Commentary  |  9/27/2006  | 
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.
Demo Report: Internet Consumer Technologies Creeping Into Enterprise Software
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
The ascendancy of "social networking" applications with possible business uses is in contrast to Demo 11 years ago. Now the new ideas are flowing based on Internet-based technologies.
Fujitsu, Absolute Sign
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation expanded its relationship with Absolute Software
ScanSafe Hires Sales VP
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
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
Commentary  |  9/26/2006  | 
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.
HP Sponsors Privacy Award
Commentary  |  9/25/2006  | 
The International Association of Privacy Professionals and HP are sponsoring the 2006 IAPP Innovation Awards to recognize "three organizations that demonstrate high levels of integration of privacy protection throughout their entire business process." Yes, HP, the company that hired outside security firms to violate the privacy of its bo
The Good, The Bad, And The Implausible: More Predictions About The Impact Of Technology On The Future Of Society
Commentary  |  9/25/2006  | 
A new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project reflects strong disagreement over whether technology is good for humankind. Interestingly, the 742 handpicked "technology thinkers and stakeholders" who responded to the survey were largely in agreement about the ways that technology will evolve. But they contradicted each other about how this evolution will impact society in 2020.
PatchLink Releases Exploit Fix
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
PatchLink is releasing a PatchLink-authored fix for customers worldwide to protect their networks from VML zero-day threats
Fortent Outlines Challenges
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
New Fortent White Paper outlines latest challenges for banks
Symantec Offers Webcast
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Symantec will host a webcast presenting the findings of its tenth semiannual Internet Security Threat Report
Broadband On A Budget
Commentary  |  9/21/2006  | 
High-speed broadband has finally overtaken dial-up Internet access. According to a recent report by JD Power and Associates, 56% of residential ISP customers are now using broadband connections for applications such as Googling for the latest on Cameron Diaz, viewing online videos, and blogging about their pet dogs'
Oracle Ships 'Low Cost' Content Management Software
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
Oracle has launched software that the company says is designed to provide "low-cost" management of Office documents, PDF and image files, and other unstructured data.
If E-Voting Is A Gamble, Could Web-Based Voting Be In The Cards?
Commentary  |  9/20/2006  | 
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.
Is Time Warner Finally 'Getting' The Internet?
Commentary  |  9/20/2006  | 
Time Warner seems to be finally putting its six-year-old AOL merger debacle behind it, thanks to recent aggressive moves to promote a new Web strategy.
Citizendium To Be Professional Wikipedia
Commentary  |  9/20/2006  | 
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.
Promisec Opens NY Headquarters
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
Promisec announced the opening of its US headquarters in New York
Insightix Intros Management Center
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
Insightix announced the release of its Insightix Management Center
Canopy Invests in Solera
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
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
News  |  9/19/2006  | 
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
Commentary  |  9/19/2006  | 
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
News  |  9/19/2006  | 
Symantec announced the results of a survey showing that security awareness is growing among software developers
Reconnex, Extreme Team
News  |  9/19/2006  | 
Reconnex announced that it has integrated its leading-edge content monitoring platform with Extreme Networks
BladeLogic Enhances Data Center Management Platform
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
Release 7 adds functionality designed to allow timely and accurate application releases across the network.
Mobile VoIP Set To Surpass Fixed Net Telephony
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
Although mobile phone VoIP is a rarity today, it's expected to generate more revenue in the U.S. as early as 2012.
Abrevity Deploys ILS
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
Abrevity announced general availability of its version 2.1 FileData Classifier software
Redemtech, Brink's Intro Option
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
Redemtech and Brink's announced a new secure transport option that protects highly sensitive data during transit of computers
Unilever Secures With BT
News  |  9/17/2006  | 
Unilever selects BT for global managed firewall service
Apple's Future Phone
Commentary  |  9/15/2006  | 
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 Responds
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
StillSecure announced that Safe Access provides extended functionality to the joint Cisco NAC/Microsoft NAP solution
Customers Discuss Protection
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
Customers still struggle with a lack of money and staff to guard against unforeseen business interruptions, according to Aberdeen
Thank Heaven For The Web
Commentary  |  9/14/2006  | 
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
News  |  9/14/2006  | 
Global ePoint's DVR surveillance technology selected by large luxury department store chain
Author Peters Puts Both IBM And Microsoft On The 'Guarded' List:
Commentary  |  9/13/2006  | 
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.
Princeton Prof Claims Diebold Voting Machines Can Be Hacked
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
A team of researchers says it was able to compromise the physical security of a Diebold voting machine, infecting it with a virus that could change voting results and spread by memory card to other machines of the same type.
Dashboard: Apps Put Portals in the Spotlight
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
An interesting mix of SOA, composite application and BPM possibilities are bringing some spark back to the portal market.
Dashboard: Compliance Concerns And Chaos Abound
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
Doubts about compliance? You're not alone.
Mission Intelligence: Where's the Rest of Me
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
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
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
Winning users and vendors were announced last night at the StoragePlus 2006 conference and exhibition in Burlingame, Calif
National City Taps Bharosa
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
Bharosa has been selected by National City to further enhance the institution's online banking security
Interlace Announces Application for Executive S&OP
News  |  9/12/2006  | 
New offering automates development of sales and operations plans for executive presentations.
A New Path To SOA: Follow The Customer Data
Commentary  |  9/12/2006  | 
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.
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