Tech Heavyweights Launch Patent Trust
Cisco, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Ericsson, and Verizon Communications are among those hoping to reduce their exposure to lawsuits.
Archiving Market Constricting as Size Gains Importance
Messages, tracking them, collecting them, monitoring them, and archiving them may be the biggest challenge many IT managers face. Recently, a raft of products emerged to take on those different functions and now they are being rolled into integrated solutions.
Looking Into The Work-Trend Crystal Ball
A new report forecasting the top 10 workplace trends of the future says video and Web conferencing will make business travel extinct while social networking sites and other Web 2.0 technologies emerge as the primary tools for job recruiting. Is your organization ready to support these and other workplace trends? Or maybe you're already making these shifts.
Group Seeks High-Speed Broadband In Every Home
A new group called InternetforEveryone.org said it would bring together Internet users, content creators, and innovators to make universal, affordable, high-speed access a national priority.
Mac OS X Security Threat Discovered
The malicious code distributed from a hacker Web site has been given a "critical" security tag, but can infect only certain versions of the Mac OS.
Firefox 3 Bugs Reported
Security flaws were found in Firefox 3 just hours after the open source Web browser was released Tuesday.
Infonetics Reporting Growth In The NAC Market
The research summary headline, Reports of NAC's death have been greatly exaggerated; market up 16% in 1Q '08 really says it all. But let's not get too excited. The increase of 16% in 1Q over the previous quarter means approximately $10 million more in sales. The market is still relatively small, so any movement will be magnified. What's more interesting is the market breakdown.
The Renewed Allure Of Telecommuting
With gasoline prices rising above $4 a gallon, a recent survey found that 40% of tech workers would willingly take a pay cut to telecommute. Meanwhile, more employers are apparently offering IT pros the choice to work remotely as a perk to attract hard-to-find skills. Is telecommuting an option you offer your staff?
Intel Spins Off Solar Tech Business
In addition to making photovoltaic cells, SpectraWatt also will focus on improving current manufacturing processes to reduce the cost of photovoltaic energy generation.
Startup Launches New Firewall Line
Palo Alto Networks debuts a next-generation firewall for the midmarket. A startup we've been closely tracking because of its innovative firewall technology, Palo Alto today announced a midrange appliance to complement its enterprise product line.
TSA Thinks Pretend-Police Costumes Will Get Them Respect
The TSA gropes our crotches, paws through our stuff, makes us stand in long lines to get to our flights, and treats us like criminals. But the agency knows the real reason they're disliked is because they ain't stylin'. And they think realistic badges will be a solution to the problem.
PayPal Unveils Developer Portal
Additions to the Developer Central Portal include advice on responding to requests for proposals, marketing tips, redesigned APIs, and online payment training materials.