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Boarding The Open-Source Express
In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Boarding The Open-Source Express
2. Today's Top Story: Microprocessors
- AMD Launches Three Dual-Core Chips
- Dell Introduces First Dual-Core Xeon Servers
- Intel, Server Vendors Team Up To Push Itanium
3. Breaking News
- Cisco Bolsters Network Security
- Palm To Debut Handheld Running Windows
- Symantec Updates Personal Security Product Line
- Credit Companies Promise Tighter Security
- Judge Sides With Visa, MasterCard In Test Of Consumer Protection Law
- Phishers Take Aim At Yahoo Photo Sharing
- Microsoft To Add Staff, Tune Software For India
- Lockheed Martin Launches Modernized GPS Satellite
- Poll: Companies Unprepared For Next Sarbanes-Oxley Deadline
- Strong Growth Rate Predicted For Municipal Wireless
- Yahoo News Exclusive Hot Zone Content Begins
- Messaging Reportedly Makes Financial Industry Vulnerable To Compliance Breaches
4. In Depth: Fred Langa Analyzes Image-Sharing Services
5. Voice Of Authority: Analyzing Oracle's Apps Strategy
6. White Papers: Open-Source ERP and CRM
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
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Quote of the day:
"Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining." -- Jef Raskin
A little over a month ago, I set out to find out just how popular open-source software has become within big business. These are companies that have the money to spend on the biggest, most complex packages that IBM, Oracle, and other enterprise software makers have to offer. They're also companies with armies of IT professionals highly proficient in writing and maintaining their own applications. Why in the world would they use open source? Actually, the question has become: Why in the world wouldn't they use open source? Here's some of what I learned while I was researching this week's cover story.
You can read more of my analysis of the state of open-source software in this blog entry.
My next open-source project, due out next month, will examine the role open source plays supporting startup and emerging companies. Unlike their deep-pocketed corporate counterparts, these small-but-growing businesses are turning to open source to breathe life into ideas that otherwise might not have seen the light of day. I welcome your input and suggestions as I flesh out this next major open-source analysis.
Advanced Micro Devices beats Intel out the door with its dual-core Opteron chip family.
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, Server Vendors Team Up To Push Itanium
The idea behind this week's alliance announcement: to lure mass-market software vendors to help make Itanium attractive outside its traditional RISC base.
The newest offerings are part of Cisco's Self-Defending Network security strategy, launched a few years ago to deliver real-time response to threats based on internal and external network-threat intelligence.
Palm To Debut Handheld Running Windows
The Windows Mobile-based Treo 700 is expected to compete with Research in Motion's BlackBerry wireless device.
Symantec Updates Personal Security Product Line
Symantec has released the 2006 editions of its flagship consumer and small business Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, and Norton Personal Firewall products, all which now include a security status console that shows not only vendor's products, but rivals', too.
Credit Companies Promise Tighter Security
Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion promise they will come up with an encryption standard to protect sensitive customer data.
Judge Sides With Visa, MasterCard In Test Of Consumer Protection Law
The credit-card companies don't have to warn thousands of people that they may be at risk for identity theft, a California judge ruled on Friday.
Phishers Take Aim At Yahoo Photo Sharing
Phishers have switched tactics in their ongoing attempt to lift user names and passwords from unsuspecting Yahoo users, a security company says.
Microsoft To Add Staff, Tune Software For India
Microsoft plans to beef up its operation in India by increasing staff, improving broadband access, and promising versions of Windows XP for different Indian dialects.
Lockheed Martin Launches Modernized GPS Satellite
The first modernized Global Positioning System satellite was launched by a Delta II rocket at Cape Canaveral Sunday. It's expected to improve navigation for U.S. military forces and civilians.
Poll: Companies Unprepared For Next Sarbanes-Oxley Deadline
Nearly half of public companies that filed for extensions to meet Sarbanes-Oxley requirements are likely to miss the next deadline, according to a poll by Akonix Systems.
Strong Growth Rate Predicted For Muni Wireless
The development of municipal wireless networks will double every year through 2007, a new study predicts.
Yahoo News Exclusive Hot Zone Content Begins
Yahoo News began airing its exclusive news content Sunday with a veteran war correspondent's dispatches from Somalia.
Messaging Reportedly Makes Financial Industry Vulnerable To
Orchestria's findings indicate that most policy breaches are due to a misunderstanding of policy rather than malicious intent.
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If videos or photos are part of your work, these new services can help, Fred Langa says.
Langa Letter: GPS Update
Remember when cell phones went from fat, bulky, exotic devices to slim, must-have, everyday tools? That's what's happening to GPS technology right now, Fred Langa says.
Cool New Gadgets For You To Buy
New feature! This week, InformationWeek has the skinny on a new Kodak wireless digital camera, Canary Wireless Wi-Fi finder, solar-powered battery charger, and a Jabra wireless cell phone headset that doesn't look like a goiter hanging off your ear.
Dell Launches iPod Competitor
The PC vendor has introduced the 'DJ Ditty,' meant to take on the iPod Shuffle, and is promoting it through extremely low-key means.
Review: IPod Nano -- Small, Sleek And Superior
Apple's new iPod nano has a few problems, but overall it is a light and lovable gadget with cool features that far outweigh the annoyances.
Short term, Oracle's committed to support for JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Siebel apps, The Advisory Council says.
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