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Content posted in April 2005
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Inside View: Where China Is
Commentary  |  4/8/2005  | 
Wagner Opines: No, Thunderbird Just Stinks
Commentary  |  4/8/2005  | 
Security Pipeline Editor Mitch Wagner thinks the Radicati Group is way off base about Mozilla's Thunderbird: It will take more than just a calendar to freshen up this open-source stinker.
SmartAdvice: Look Beyond Filtering Techniques When Evaluating Anti-Spam Products
Commentary  |  4/8/2005  | 
From blacklists to Bayesian learning, look at the kind of spam problems your company has and evaluate products based on business need, The Advisory Council says. Also, plan for the company's continuation when drafting disaster-recovery plans.
The Big Picture: Prepare Our Children To Succeed And Lead
Commentary  |  4/7/2005  | 
China has six times as many engineering grads as the United States.
Bad Data In, Bad Data Out
Commentary  |  4/7/2005  | 
Is data quality an IT issue or an organizational problem?
SCO: Dead By December?
Commentary  |  4/6/2005  | 
According to a spokesman, SCO is gearing up for a big product release: the next version of the company's OpenServer Unix platform. This raises an interesting question: Who, exactly, buys a proprietary Unix system--something that typically requires years of guaranteed support and service--from a company that may not survive another Christmas?
Apple Chip Deal Hints At New Device
Commentary  |  4/6/2005  | 
SiliconValleyWatcher yesterday reported that Apple Computer has contracted to use multimedia chips from UK-based Alphamosaic in a future mobile device. Alphamosaic was acquired by chipmaker Broadcom Corp. in September. The release announcing the transaction describes Alphamosaic's VC02 chip, which sounds like
Langa Letter: How To Test And Tune Your Online Connection
Commentary  |  4/5/2005  | 
From simple tune-ups to total overhauls, here's information from Fred Langa to help you get the most from your network, cable, DSL, or dial-up connection.
Google Spends On IT
Commentary  |  4/4/2005  | 
Google is upping its IT ante. In its latest financial filing, the company anticipates it will "spend over $500 million on property and equipment, including information technology infrastructure, to manage [its] operations during 2005," assuming suitable property and equipment are available. That's significantly more than the $176.8 million the company spent on capital ex
Monkey Business
Commentary  |  4/1/2005  | 
Web users fall into two categories: those who take what they're given and those who get what they want. If you identify more with the latter group, I'd like to acquaint you with a Firefox extension you're going to love. While I'm at it, I'll explain why some of the controversy surrounding this tool is motivated more by ignorance than by legitimate concern.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  4/1/2005  | 
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