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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in May 2008
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Microsoft Warns Of Security Vulnerability Arising From Apple's Safari
News  |  5/30/2008  | 
Unless the default Safari download location is changed, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by tricking a user into visiting a maliciously crafted Web site, Microsoft said.
Google Seeks Dismissal Of Street View Lawsuit
News  |  5/30/2008  | 
Google insists it has the right to drive upon a private road, turn around in a private driveway, and take pictures of private property.
Down To Business: Smell Opportunity, Not Just Upheaval, In Globalization
Commentary  |  5/29/2008  | 
If there's such a thing as a business technology profession of the future, it's in developing, building, managing, and cultivating global supply chains.
CIOs Uncensored: An Interview With The Last CIO
Commentary  |  5/29/2008  | 
How did it come about that Tomorrow's CIO really is tomorrow's CIO?
EDS Shareholder Sues To Block HP Merger
News  |  5/29/2008  | 
The suit asks a Delaware court to force EDS to auction itself off for a higher price.
Copyright Issues Become Cloudy When Content Owners Can't Be Found
News  |  5/29/2008  | 
Congress is considering changes to the way libraries, historians, museums, publishers, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and others can use copyright-protected works whose owners cannot be found.
'State Of The Internet' Shows Attacks, Network Speeds Up
News  |  5/29/2008  | 
Attacks coming from 125 countries targeted 23 unique network ports, with the most malicious traffic coming from the United States and China, Akamai reports.
Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3 Fixes Flaws, Adds Google Sync
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
The patch includes a fix for the most serious of three iCal vulnerabilities disclosed by Core Security Technologies earlier this month.
Belgian Newspapers Sue Google For Copyright Damages
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
Belgiun newspapers want Google to pay $77 million for violating their copyrights by reprinting headlines and linking to their stories.
Top 20 Risks U.S. Tech Companies Are Losing Sleep Over
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
If you think the slow U.S. economy is the biggest worry for U.S. tech companies right now, you're wrong.
Mac Clone Maker Psystar Offers 'Virtually Silent' Machines
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
The systems integrator continues to defy Apple's no-cloning rule, upgrading its Leopard-based knockoffs and ramping up production capabilities.
Debian Linux Suffers From 'Major Security Flaw,' Gartner Warns
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
The open source operating system is said to be vulnerable to hacks that could leave users' personal data exposed to identity thieves.
Dell Committed Consumer Fraud, N.Y. Judge Rules
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
Customers lured into no-interest or no-payment financing were denied and offered high-interest loans that often exceeded 20% instead.
Bell Canada Races To Appeal High Court's Takeover Ruling
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
A ruling earlier this month threatens to block the $52 billion takeover of BCE by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and a group of U.S. buyout firms.
Global Warming Skeptics Plot 'Carbon Belch Day'
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
Conservative grassroots group Grassfire.org wants people to waste as much energy as possible on June 12 to break free from "carbon footprint guilt."
Google Claims Viacom's Lawsuit Threatens The Net
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
The Web portal says its YouTube division exceeds the minimum requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Online Hate Activity Rises, Extremists Using Web 2.0 Technologies
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
A report by the Simon Wiesenthal Center highlights how extremists have turned to YouTube, Facebook, online games, and Second Life to recruit new members.
Google's Page Goes To Washington To Promote 'White Spaces'
News  |  5/23/2008  | 
Page sees slivers of unused wireless spectrum filling a role similar to Wi-Fi -- free and available widely across the United States.
Court Rules Against Bell Canada Buyout Deal
News  |  5/22/2008  | 
The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that the $52 billion buyout plan -- the largest buyout plan ever -- isn't fair to bondholders.
Apple's Mighty Mouse Challenged In Court
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
Maryland-based Man & Machine says the name of Apple's peripheral infringes on the name of its own waterproof optical mouse.
Social Networking, E-Commerce Driving Smartphone Users To The Web
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
U.S. smartphone users spend almost a third of their mobile Web time shopping on Craigslist, while their U.K. counterparts are browsing Facebook.
Western Digital Unveils 320-GB Portable Storage For Macs
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
The My Passport Studio external hard drive is designed to work with Apple's Time Machine backup software.
U.S. Broadband Penetration, Speeds Lag Behind Other Countries
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
The United States ranked 15th out of 30 countries for broadband penetration at the end of last year, slipping from 12th place in 2006, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
How To Tame Microsoft Windows Vista's UAC
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
Are all those Windows Vista User Account Control warnings driving you nuts? Here are seven ways to make Vista's UAC less intrusive, while keeping legitimate security threats at bay.
Xerox Unveils Five Printers For SMBs
News  |  5/20/2008  | 
New products range from the $279 Phaser 3100MFP, which prints, copies, and scans, to the $1,999 Phaser 5550 laser printer, which processes 50 pages per minute.
Apple iTunes Customers Targeted By Phishers
News  |  5/20/2008  | 
Anyone paying any attention at all should be able to detect the difference between "kurvemageren.com" and "apple.com," security experts report.
How SAP Is Trying To Fill The Talent Pipeline
Commentary  |  5/20/2008  | 
Last week, SAP announced new university alliances to prepare future professionals with business, tech, and soft skills needed in the rollout of NetWeaver, ERP 6.0, and other popular SAP products. This week, the company talked to me about the work under way with other third parties to help fill the talent gap now.
Windows XP SP3 Chokes On ISP Versions Of Internet Explorer 7
News  |  5/20/2008  | 
Specifically, XP3 runs a version of an essential dynamic-link library file called XMLLite.dll that's not compatible with versions of IE7 released prior to October.
Senator Lieberman Wants Terrorist Videos Removed From YouTube
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
Islamic terrorist organizations use YouTube to distribute propaganda, attract followers, and provide weapons training, the senator said in a letter.
Google Launches Google Personal Health Record Tools
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
The pilot project with the Cleveland Clinic lets hundreds of patients add and access information about their medical histories and conditions.
Oracle Plans Utah Data Center To Support SaaS Business
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
Oracle joins Microsoft, Google, and others building new centers to support growing online operations.
Microsoft's Ballmer Escapes Egg Attack
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
A man upset with the Hungarian government's decision to sign a software and training deal with Microsoft threw three eggs at CEO Steve Ballmer -- and missed.
Exaprotect Integrates Its Log, Event, Security Change Managers
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
The company's Unified Architecture lets businesses manage network configuration change, information, security records, and compliance in one system.
Windows Vista Not Popular In Big Corporations, Symantec Says
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
Most of Symantec's enterprise customers continue to run their systems on the older Windows XP operating system because "they're not yet comfortable with Vista."
Missouri Legislators Outlaw Cyber Stalking
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
The bill was passed in response to the death of Megan Meier, the Missouri teen who hanged herself after receiving taunts and insults on MySpace.
More Businesses Think 'Green' When Buying Technology
News  |  5/16/2008  | 
Half of 738 companies responding to a Forrester Research survey said they consider green criteria during their IT procurement process, and four out of five have recycling programs.
Calif. Legislator Seeks Study Of Internet Violence, Access Limits
News  |  5/16/2008  | 
A state assemblyman asked California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to create a task force on violent and inappropriate Internet content.
Facebook Disconnects Google Friend Connect
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
Facebook says it denied Google Friend Connect access to Facebook user data for failing to respect its privacy requirements.
Crazy Rasberry Ants Menace Electronics In Houston
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
Local exterminators say the insects get into electrical outlets and boxes and are known to short out computer systems.
Missouri Mom Indicted In MySpace Cyber-Bullying, Suicide Case
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
The social networking site cooperated with authorities and is named as a victim in the case.
Down To Business: HP-EDS A Strong Move, Even If It's Uninspiring
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
Is the merger another Compaq economies-of-scale play? HP should be so lucky.
RIAA Setback: Making Music Available May Not Be Copyright Infringement
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
A district judge may order a new trial in a music file-sharing suit that won record companies $222,000 for copyright infringement.
With EDS, HP Buys Its Way Into Outsourcing Big Leagues
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
The $13.9 billion deal creates the second-largest IT and business services company.
Comcast Restricted Bandwidth To BitTorrent Users 24/7, Study Charges
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
The Max Planck Institute released a study showing that Comcast has engaged in routine blocking or throttling of BitTorrent files at all hours of the day.
eBay Seller Faces 20-Year Sentence For Software Piracy
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
Investigators believe he created more than 40 fake seller IDs and PayPal accounts after capturing people's bank account information through a keystroke logger.
Software Piracy On The Rise, Study Finds
News  |  5/14/2008  | 
Rates of pirated software ranged from a high of 93% in Armenia to a low of 20% in the United States, according to the 2007 BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy study.
Hospitals Will Use IT To Reduce Birth Injuries And Deaths
News  |  5/14/2008  | 
Premier's Perinatal Safety Initiative will use technology to measure the infant health and cost-saving outcomes of boosting compliance with evidence-based clinical guidelines.
SEC Requires XBRL Financial Reporting By Large Public Firms
News  |  5/14/2008  | 
The mandate is expected to be phased in for additional publicly held companies once XBRL has become a standard way of making SEC reports.
MySpace Wins $225 Million Spam Judgment
News  |  5/14/2008  | 
Despite winning in court, it remains to be seen whether MySpace will be able to collect its judgment.
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