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Goin' Mobile

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Goin' Mobile
2. Today's Top Story: Windows Security
    - Microsoft Reveals 14 Vulnerabilities, Win2K Most At Risk Again
    - 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
8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

Quote of the day:
"Whenever you're asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it." -- Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)


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 for readability.

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.

Tom Smith
tsmith@cmp.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story: Windows Security

Microsoft Reveals 14 Vulnerabilities, Win2K Most At Risk Again
Microsoft patches 14 separate vulnerabilities for Windows and Internet Explorer, including several that could easily be exploited.

Related Stories:
Windows 2000 Bug Could Mean Repeat Of Zotob

One of the nine bulletins Microsoft released Tuesday morning patches a vulnerability that could end up producing a very destructive worm.

The Four Most Dangerous Security Myths
A lot of "accepted wisdom" is just flat-out wrong. If you've been told that patches always fix a security hole, or that SSL is all you need to be safe, read on.


3. Breaking News

Eyeing Growth In Digital Music, Microsoft Settles With RealNetworks for $761M
Microsoft wants Windows at the heart of digital entertainment. Microsoft and RealNetworks share a common music rival in Apple.

Yahoo Adds Blogs To News Search
Also added to the search tool: photos and links that subscribers share with others.

Software Licenses: Vendors Happy, Customers Not So Happy
IT managers are looking for more flexible license structures that allow them to pay only for what they use.

Ball State Tops Intel's Unwired College List
The survey calculated how much of each campus was covered by wireless, the number of undergraduate students, and the computer-to-student ratio.

Infosys Posts Robust Increase In Second Quarter Sales, Profits
The company's sales topped the $1 billion mark in the first six months of 2005, a mark it took all of 2004 to achieve.

IBM Encourages Businesses To Train Teachers
IBM is asking companies to encourage their employees to pursue second careers as teachers. To help things along, IBM will share materials used in its own program.

GoRemote Adds Airport Roaming To Hot-Spots
In all, users have access to 28 airports.

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 transferrable--yet.

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.

Next-Generation Cinema Steals Streaming Media Spotlight
Emerging digital-cinema networks promise worldwide delivery of live, full-motion video at four times the resolution of high-definition television.

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4. In Depth: AMD, Processors And Systems

Q&A: AMD's Ruiz Sees 'Phenomenal' Future Ahead
Hector Ruiz, AMD's chairman, chief executive, and president, talks to InformationWeek about the company's future, its lawsuit against Intel, and a new wafer plant in Germany.

AMD Adds Second Wave Of Dual-Core Opterons; Dell Introduces First Dual-Core Xeon Servers
AMD introduces three new models of its dual-core Opteron line, while Dell starts taking orders for its Intel-based dual-core systems.

Intel Adds Dual-Core Xeons Supported By HP, IBM, And Dell
Intel is offering a 2.8-GHz dual-core Xeon processor now and plans to introduce a 3-GHz dual-core Xeon processor within 60 days.

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.

Can AMD Keep Its Hot Streak Going?
Despite being outspent by Intel, the chipmaker is winning more business customers.


5. Voice Of Authority: Out With The Old

SmartAdvice: Get Rid Of Outdated Systems To Increase IT's Value
Streamline 'pain points' before investing in new technology, The Advisory Council says. Also, plan supply-chain improvements now so your system is ready for RFID's efficiencies.


6. White Papers: Spyware

Spyware Has Taken Over My Computer -- The Problem And Growth Of Spyware
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 your knowledge.


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