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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in March 2009
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Microsoft Offers Server For Tiny Businesses
News  |  3/31/2009  | 
Windows Server 2008 Foundation, aimed at organizations with 15 or fewer computer users, will be sold through computer manufacturers.
Apple, Dell, Intel Sued Over Encryption Patent
News  |  3/31/2009  | 
The PACid Group named 19 tech companies in its lawsuit claiming infringement of its patent on generating encryption keys.
bMighty News Flash: Tuesday March 31, 2009
News  |  3/31/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Internet ad sales, Ballmer feted, Google launches VC, small business job loss, Intel's Nehalem, Nehalem virtualization, wireless carriers standardize, AdMob mobile ad platform, ADTRAN IP communications, UC paging for SMBs, D-Link lifetime warranty, AccelOps all-in-one management, Hostway Exchange platform, Azaleos Exchange patent, Spam increasing, Conficker, MySpace Local, YouTube premium content, Web presence packages for SMBs, bye bye Enc
Operators Agree To Standardize Marketing
News  |  3/30/2009  | 
AT&T's, Sprint's, T-Mobile's, and Verizon Wireless' marketing practices could deliver a more consistent experience for the end user.
bMighty News Flash: Monday March 30, 2009
News  |  3/30/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Google still hiring, SBA fraud, Web filter TCO, Fujitsu targets midmarket, new HP servers, new Nehalem servers, Dell's colorful Inspiron, AT&T adds 6 phones, Nokia 5800 firmware, Alcatel-Lucent battles Google Voice, Mitel Dashboard for SMBs, disaster recovery for SMBs, Conficker flaw, Facebook trounces MySpace, XML sitemaps faster. . .
Microsoft, TomTom Settle Patent Dispute
News  |  3/30/2009  | 
TomTom will pay Microsoft an undisclosed sum and remove features from its car navigation devices.
Annual Strategic Security Survey
Commentary  |  3/30/2009  | 
If it's spring, it must be InformationWeek's Annual Security Survey, where we gather and analyze changes in security practices. Please join the 40,000 security professionals, IT staff, and managers who have participated in this landmark survey in recent years.
Faceless Twitter Users Exposed By Other Social Networks
News  |  3/27/2009  | 
Just by comparing Flickr and Twitter, researchers connected the dots in the completely anonymous Twitter graph with only a 12% error rate.
Mac OS X Proof Of Concept Exploit Code Published
News  |  3/27/2009  | 
The software has the ability to create a new system volume, call to some OS functions, and change the user ID, without administrative privileges.
bMighty News Flash: Friday March 27, 2009
News  |  3/27/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Small businesses want less stimulus, more tax cuts, free small businesses resources, Amazon, Google, IBM layoffs, Facebook needs $, Google Checkout fees rise, SMBs virtualize blades, Sun VDI 3, Microsoft attacks Mac, Apple WWDC, Windows 7 Release Candidate, Verizon netbooks, Accolade Systems sues Apple, Skype for iPhone, Opera Mobile 9.7, BlackBerry SlingPlayer, U4EA/Vidtel video communication services, TNCI integrated communications, Conf
Nvidia Countersues Intel In Nehalem Licensing Dispute
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
Intel has been in volume production of products using the Nehalem microarchitecture since late last year.
Apple iPhone Sued Over Multiple Patents
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
The company faces multiple lawsuits regarding the iPhone's camera, the manner by which it accesses iTunes, and its e-book capabilities.
IBM Layoffs Include Wide Ranging U.S. Job Cuts
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
Internal documents show Big Blue is eliminating more than a thousand positions in its Global Business Services unit alone.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday March 26, 2009
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Small business optimism, Opera browser geolocation, hosted virtual desktops, MacBook Pro memory upgrade, Voice-powered Google search for BlackBerry, ContactsCalendarSync for G1 Android, Alltel My Circle, Adobe Flash for Android, mobile app store growth, Wedge Networks security appliance, protecedpdf Small Business Edition, Google services for Web sites, Twitter premium, Twitter best practices...
Malware Controlling Hardware Is Not A Necessity
Commentary  |  3/25/2009  | 
The last two weeks have brought us two different attack vectors affecting servers and PC's alike. First Invisible Things Lab's Joanna Rutkowska and Rafal Wojtczuk presented the details of an attack on Intel's System Management Module which lets the malware do whatever it wants and effectively hides from everything else. Meanwhile, An
NIST Gets Funding Increase
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
Obama gives national standards body an 8% increase in operating cash.
Google, Mozilla Back 3-D Acceleration Web Standard
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
The Khronos Group will lead development of an open, royalty-free standard for presenting accelerated 3-D graphics online.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday March 25, 2009
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Google invests in Pixazza, economy crimps pay-for-performance outsourcing, Firefox architecture instability and memory leaks, no local Windows Azure, proprietary software model broken, is Linux Wal-Mart?, Hitachi 2.5" hard drive, Xobni ends beta, Dell servers and storage, T-Mobile 3G USB laptop stick, Sprint WiMax in 10 cities, Samsung SMB dealer program, Skype leading international carrier, botnet malware targets routers and modems, value
Lawsuits Could Derail Satyam Sale
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
Company says it can't predict financial impact of investors' class-action claims.
Global CIO: The Ugly And Dangerous Prejudice Against Outsourcing
Commentary  |  3/25/2009  | 
If American businesses yield to the anti-outsourcing caterwaulers, then don't be surprised to see them go after other equally legitimate business tools next.
Few Companies Preparing For Looming Carbon Restrictions
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Only about 18% of U.S. companies with between 1,000 and 10,000 employees expect to implement carbon management tools during the next 18 months, a new report shows.
Should TARPfare Bums Be Allowed To Outsource?
Commentary  |  3/24/2009  | 
A Pennsylvania lawmaker is blasting JP Morgan Chase for accepting $25 Billion in TARP funds while planning to outsource thousands of U.S. tech jobs to India. And you thought AIG bonuses were a hot-button issue.
Tech Pros Show Flickers Of Optimism
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Of those software developers surveyed, 62% think the U.S. government's economic stimulus programs will have a positive impact.
Sprint May Rent Excess Network Capacity
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
The company could use its data network to provide Internet connectivity for devices from SanDisk, Garmin, and Kodak.
YouTube Blocked In China, Again
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Last year, during the March riots in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, China blocked access to YouTube.
bMighty News Flash: Tuesday March 24, 2009
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: software developers expectations for stimulus package, Power Pack 2 for Windows Home Server, Sage SalesLogix Today CRM software-hardware appliance, Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 and NAS 420 servers, HP dc5850 Business Desktop with Linux, AOL Shortcuts.com coupon service goes mobile, Concur comes to BlackBerry and Windows Mobile, RIM updates BlackBerry Internet service, Elfiq WAN load-balancing product suite, iPhone captures 50% of smartphone W
UN Bars Satyam From Outsourcing Work
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
World body says it plans to terminate existing deals with troubled outsourcer.
MIT Graphene Chip Could Reach 1,000 Gigahertz
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
Made of a one-atom-thick honeycomb lattice of carbon, the material could boost clock speeds in future electronics.
Government Action On Cloud Computing Urged
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
A new Google-supported report only paints with a broad brush what should and shouldn't be done, but delves deeper into the possibilities.
Google U.K. Street View Runs Into Privacy Issues
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
The company over the weekend found itself denying that it had published Street View images depicting naked children.
Satyam Created Thousands Of Fake Invoices, Report Says
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
Investigators eye documents as part of probe into "India's Enron."
bMighty News Flash: Monday March 23, 2009
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: .tel domain launches, SMBs spent $6.9B on local online advertising, HP, Microsoft channel offering, social media marketing budgets increase, KACE Kontainers, IE8 loses users, iPhone 3.0 as game changer, Dell smartphone bombs, iPhone Bluetooth headset, 17" iMac returns, Skype goes SIP, SMBs can save big with cloud, auto-phishing on the rise, Concentric IM security service, Salesforce.com Twitters, Symantec's online storage, CraigList outpace
Harvard Professor To Lead Health IT Push
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
David Blumenthal's mission is to lead the transition to an interoperable health IT infrastructure, as outlined in the stimulus package.
Senators Seek Wireless Spectrum Review
News  |  3/20/2009  | 
John Kerry and Olympia Snowe say they want a comprehensive assessment of how best to use the public spectrum.
Twitter Vulnerability Exposed
News  |  3/20/2009  | 
The XSS security issue allows attackers to inject malicious code into Web pages, including HTML and client-side scripts.
iPod Repairman Charged With Defrauding Apple
News  |  3/20/2009  | 
Apple's warranty repair program for iPods allows customers to receive replacement units before the original nonfunctional music players are returned.
bMighty News Flash: Friday March 20, 2009
News  |  3/20/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SMBs see competitors as harder hit by downturn, Cybercriminals target SMBs, TomTom countersues Microsoft, HP's fault-tolerant server for SMBs, iPhone 3.0 tethering, YouTube for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60, Windows 6.5 Mobile widgets, Windstream's flat-rate Web and audio conferencing, Twitter hoax, Chrome withstands attacks, Firefox, Safari, and IE compromised, Twitter vulnerabilities, Twitter growth, Gmail Undo Send, HD on iTunes, Window
IT Gives Smart Grid Initiatives A Jolt
News  |  3/19/2009  | 
Stimulus bill will provide around $11 billion for utilities to shift energy supply networks to digital technology, increasing efficiency and cutting costs.
Acer Gaming PCs Overheat, Recall Issued
News  |  3/19/2009  | 
The problem stems from insulation on the computers' internal wiring, which can become bent and stripped, safety officials said.
Down To Business: Health Care IT Gets Dragged Into The 21st Century
Commentary  |  3/19/2009  | 
Do I like that the government is creating yet another program to teach an industry how to behave? No. But given the lack of a dominant health care industry player to dictate supply chain standards, it needs to get involved.
Psystar Defies Apple, Releases Mac Clone
News  |  3/19/2009  | 
Despite an Apple lawsuit, Psystar launched the $600 Open(3), which has a faster processor, more memory, and increased storage over the comparably priced Mac Mini.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday March 19, 2009
News  |  3/19/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Cisco buys Flip, Google woos SMBs, Microsoft still wants Yahoo, Silverlight 3 beta, IE 8 slow, Expression Blend 3 preview, NetSuite expands SaaS developer program, Psystar launches Mac clone, no contract iPhone, Firefox mobile browser, Covad and Cisco managed UC, IE8, Firefox, and Safari hacked, Facebook-friendly Citysearch, 3Tera SLA, Salesforce.com training program...
IBM-Sun Merger Called Anticompetitive
News  |  3/19/2009  | 
Industry group claims a Big Blue takeover of Sun would result in fewer choices and higher prices in the IT market.
Using DNS To Distribute Trust
Commentary  |  3/19/2009  | 
In "DNSSEC: Forgetting The User, Again," I opined about why users should be notified about signed vs. unsigned DNS responses. Dan Kaminsky, a security researcher with IOActive, and I got into a quick conversation about DNSSEC, SSL, and trust on the Internet. Kaminsky had some interesting thoughts on distributing trust.
Microsoft To Offer Open Source Security App For Developers
News  |  3/18/2009  | 
The company said its upcoming !exploitable Crash Analyzer software is a heuristics-based tool that improves with additional collaboration.
IBM + Sun: Too Late For Open Source?
News  |  3/18/2009  | 
Anything IBM could acquire from Sun's existing open source portfolio, it could develop on its own or buy more cost effectively from another vendor, analysts suggest.
Satellite, Digital X-Rays Used To Fight Malaria
News  |  3/18/2009  | 
The next phase of recent vaccination trials in remote "malaria belt" African countries is using cutting-edge networking and monitoring technology.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday March 18, 2009
News  |  3/18/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Senate extends SBA programs, IBM buying Sun Microsystems, Criticism and praise for Obama's small business plan, Via Technologies design for mini-laptops, IBM, HP take swipes at Cisco's unified computing, Google Chrome Beta slow on Windows 7, iPhone 3.0 delivers cut, paste, and more, Cybersquatting reaches record levels, Panda Security offers cheaper Security-as-a-Service to SMBs, Google updates Unread in Gmail, Electronic Privacy Informatio
IBM-Sun Deal Would Create Business Software Monolith
News  |  3/18/2009  | 
Official sources won't rule out reports of a pending $6.5 billion deal, while observers say acquisition would make sense.
bMighty News Flash
News  |  3/17/2009  | 
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