In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Goin' Mobile
2. Today's Top Story: Windows Security
- Microsoft Reveals 14 Vulnerabilities, Win2K Most At
- Windows 2000 Bug Could Mean Repeat Of Zotob
- The Four Most Dangerous Security Myths
3. Breaking News
- Eyeing Growth In Digital Music, Microsoft Settles With
RealNetworks for $761M
- Yahoo Adds Blogs To News Search
- Software Licenses: Vendors Happy, Customers Not So Happy
- Ball State Tops Intel's Unwired College List
- Infosys Posts Robust Increase In Second Quarter Sales, Profits
- IBM Encourages Businesses To Train Teachers
- GoRemote Adds Airport Roaming To Hot-Spots
- Flash Drives Make Any Computer 'Personal'
- Bank Deploys Anti-Money Laundering System
- Next-Generation Cinema Steals Streaming Media Spotlight
4. In Depth: AMD And Processors
5. Voice Of Authority: Out With The Old
6. White Papers: Spyware
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
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1. Editor's Note: Goin' Mobile
Today I'm departing from the usual bit of commentary for an
important housekeeping item that's aimed at a subset of readers
using handheld devices -- or planning to do so -- to read this
newsletter. If you don't fall into that camp, now would be a good
time to skip right to the news of the day below.
For those that do use handhelds (a BlackBerry being just one
prominent example), we are striving to evolve this product so it
meets your changing needs for information access and delivery.
It's important for us to ensure we're doing everything we can in
terms of formatting and other design considerations to make the
experience a good one, and to stay in line with your expectations
So I'm asking that you complete this poll to let us know what types of handheld devices you're using. With this information, we will test our readability with
the most common types of devices that readers have, and take
steps to tweak our design accordingly. As with all Web polls,
this one is oversimplified for ease of click-through and
completion. So if you have any further comments, requests, or
feedback, please feel free to put them in writing to me via E-mail. Thanks for your
continued loyalty to the InformationWeek Daily.
Flash Drives Make Any Computer 'Personal'
It's not just data that's portable these days; you can bring your
PC's look-and-feel with you. The gotcha for many business users,
though, is that Microsoft's still working out terms with drive
vendors, so Word and other popular programs aren't
Bank Deploys Anti-Money Laundering System
Standard Chartered has deployed anti-money laundering software
from Norkom Technologies to monitor banking transactions and
terrorist watch lists for high-risk transactions.
Consistency of service and inexperienced consultants are two
challenges facing companies working with consultants. Other
issues and how consultants are contributing to business success
-- according to the experiences of 360 U.S. companies -- are
examined in Optimize magazine's executive research report,
Who's the CIO that inspires you most? What IT leader has led a
revolution at his or her company? Who deserves InformationWeek's
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More Headroom For AMD
Advanced Micro Devices this week dedicates its new processor
manufacturing plant in Dresden, Germany.
TRW Gets A Tuneup From Dell
TRW Automotive is on a consolidation spree. The $12
billion-a-year auto-parts maker signed a three-year deal with
Dell to standardize on Dell products and services as part of an
ongoing effort to consolidate dozens of server sites into four
regional data-center hubs.
Because of its popularity, the Internet has become an ideal
target for advertising. As a result, spyware, or adware, has
become increasingly prevalent. When troubleshooting problems with
your computer, you may discover that the source of the problem is
spyware software that has been installed on your machine without
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