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Symantec CEO Takes On Microsoft, Again
News  |  2/28/2005
John Thompson tells government IT executives that Microsoft's security efforts won't help in heterogeneous computing environments.
SmartAdvice: Telecommuting A Boon With Proper Safeguards And Training
Commentary  |  2/25/2005
Make telecommuting a privilege and focus on training and security for a successful experience, The Advisory Council says. Also, look for range of services and experience from a data-center-relocation services provider.
The Observer: Adjust Expectations To Maintain Greatness
Commentary  |  2/25/2005
When things are going well is the time to look ahead and plan ahead, says Lou Bertin.
Business Technology: Security, Microsoft, And High-Stakes Poker
Commentary  |  2/25/2005
Microsoft is playing high-stakes poker with its customers over the security of its products and technologies, and so far, Bob Evans says, the company's raises and bluffs have held up. But the other players are getting tired of the game, and Microsoft might find that dominating such a game will be little more than a Pyrrhic victory.
Don't Let Branch Security Slide
Features  |  2/25/2005
HP's networking unit introduces a collection of routers and other gear to shore up security at branch offices, but Cisco is still tops in the field
Langa Letter: Getting The Grunge Out Of Your PC
Commentary  |  2/25/2005
Fred Langa cleans the dirtiest PC he can find, and along the way shows you how you can easily tackle yours.
Hardware Roots: EMC Still Has A Stake In Systems
Features  |  2/25/2005
'They know the hardware is becoming a commodity,' Yankee Group analyst Balaouras says. 'It's never going back to hardware over software and services.'
No Strings Attached
Features  |  2/25/2005
Software vendors are just starting to dream up the applications that will leverage third- and fourth-generation wireless technology.
Qwest Makes Another Bid For MCI
News  |  2/24/2005
Regional phone company increases cash portion of its offer in an effort to snatch the long-distance company from Verizon Communications.
Optimizing Enterprise IT
News  |  2/24/2005
Six strategies for reducing costs and ensuring business value
New Technology, New Approach To Design Apps
Commentary  |  2/24/2005
Arch Ventures Partners has made investments in companies producing radio frequency ID tag and grid computing products, but may next put its money in companies developing products that exploit the nascent dual-core and multicore chip.
Google Movies
Commentary  |  2/23/2005
Anticipating Oscar. It sounds like the title of some dreadful film; it is in fact an explanation of the timing of Google's latest search enhancement: cinema-centric search.
Homeland Security Turns To Private Sector For Advice On IT Privacy
News  |  2/23/2005
Department names members to a new committee that will advise on technological issues affecting privacy, as well as data integrity and interoperability.
Time Warner Launches VoIP Service For PBXs
News  |  2/23/2005
Company launches a VoIP service for PBX customers in 21 markets across the U.S., and will roll it out to other markets later this year.
HP Expands Network-Security Offerings
News  |  2/22/2005
HP's ProCurve Networking unit unveils secure branch-office routers and adds features to make LANs, WANs, and wireless LANs more secure.
Business Technology: RFID: Time To Take A Stand
Commentary  |  2/18/2005
Sensing defeat, the ACLU and other hand-wringers crank up to attempt to squelch RFID initiatives regardless of potential benefits these technologies and related business-process improvements might offer, Bob Evans says.
Just how many open-source licenses do we need?
Commentary  |  2/18/2005
It's a question to which there's no answer … at least not yet. One thing's for sure: there doesn't seem to be any shortage of applications for new licenses. Ironically, the proliferation new open-source licenses, each with different restrictions and guidelines, introduces incompatibilities that could actually put up walls between some really good programs.
SmartAdvice: Spreading IT Knowledge Among Staff Benefits All
Commentary  |  2/18/2005
Staff development of IT knowledge is a win-win for everyone, The Advisory Council says. Also, it's time to evaluate IT structure in light of ongoing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
CIO Redux: Washington State's New IT Leader Returns To Old Job
News  |  2/18/2005
Gary Robinson served as acting director of the Department of Information Services in 2001 and 2002.
With D+ On Their Report Card, Federal Security Officers Try A Study Group
News  |  2/16/2005
Government cybersecurity managers will form the CISO Exchange after another poor report on federal computer security.
Cisco's Self-Defending Network Strategy Takes A Step Forward
News  |  2/16/2005
Cisco advances a portfolio of products under its "Adaptive Threat Defense," though companies are likely to stick with a range of vendors.
Former Aetna And CNA IT Leader Named CIO Of Connecticut
News  |  2/16/2005
Diane Wallace tapped to replace the state's first CIO, Rock Regan.
Fed Chairman: U.S. Workforce Needs To Develop Skills To Compete Globally
News  |  2/16/2005
The supply of highly skilled workers hasn't kept up with a demand for such skills, Greenspan tells Senate panel.
Grand Central Enlists 14 Partners To Provide Online Services
News  |  2/15/2005
The software-as-a-service market is expected to grow to $9.1 billion by 2008.
Linux is Linux, right?
Commentary  |  2/15/2005
This week's LinuxWorld conference has brought with it the obligatory storm of new announcements from the most prominent providers of the Linux operating system: Novell and Red Hat. Both companies are making a serious play to grab desktop operating-system market share from Microsoft. Both have identified security as a major concern among their customers. And both have become chummy with the tech industry's biggest players. If open-source is all about mitigating vendor influence on IT innovation,
Procurement-Technology Investments Produce Big Payoffs
News  |  2/15/2005
Companies that spend 27% more than their peers on procurement technology spend considerably less on procurement operations, a Hackett Group study reveals.
Microsoft Rolls Out Telecom Service-Creation Framework
News  |  2/15/2005
Software vendor introduces method for telecom companies to create converged-communications services and interconnect services from third parties.
Report Finds Spyware Has Become A Corporate Scourge
News  |  2/15/2005
Forrester Research predicts infection levels will reach 25% in 12 months, prompting 65% of companies surveyed to say they will invest in new and upgraded anti-spyware tools this year.
Verizon-MCI Deal May Affect Business Customers
News  |  2/14/2005
Verizon's acquisition of MCI would create a strong telecom service provider with an extensive menu of services that can compete with the combined SBC-AT&T.
Linux' Maturing Message
Commentary  |  2/14/2005
At this week's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston, look for technology vendors striving to convince IT managers that the real value to running Linux isn't just cost cutting.
Borderware Releases Firewall To Protect Against VoIP Attacks
News  |  2/14/2005
Company claims it is the first firewall designed to protect VoIP from hackers, spoofers and malicious threats.
SmartAdvice: Managing Wireless Risk Part Of Overall Security
Commentary  |  2/10/2005
Manage security for cell phones and PDAs proactively, The Advisory Council says. Also, telecommuting is a benefit to the company and employees when it's managed correctly.
Langa Letter: Curing Laptop Overheating
Commentary  |  2/10/2005
Sometimes, Fred Langa says, fixing a too-hot laptop/notebook computer is as simple as "Whooosh!"
Spearheading Data Integration
Features  |  2/10/2005
Business intelligence tools have taken the lead on solving the thorny problems related to cross-platform data integration. Our expert explores the options available to IT organizations.
Centive: On Demand Sales Performance Management
News  |  2/9/2005
New solution for linking goals/objectives to incentives.
Synygy Drives EIM to Version 10.8
News  |  2/9/2005
New release introduces next level of enterprise scalability for sales incentive processing.
IBM and SCO Share Split Decision In Latest Linux Sparring
Commentary  |  2/9/2005
The wheels of justice continue to turn slowly in The SCO Group's $5-billion lawsuit against IBM, despite IBM's attempts to speed the process by requesting certain summary judgments that get to the heart of the case. The Utah U.S. District Court judge presiding over the case essentially rendered a split decision between the companies when he ruled Tuesday that he would allow IBM to maintain its claim that it hasn't infringed up
House Panel Elevates IT Oversight To Full Committee
News  |  2/9/2005
With technology so pervasive throughout the federal government, the entire House Government Reform Committee will provide IT oversight.
Headsup: Talk Amongst Yourselves
News  |  2/9/2005
Headsup; PC-ERA vs. M2M-ERA Internet; Event Alert
Callidus Software: The EIM Road to Recovery, or Maybe Not
News  |  2/9/2005
Corporate performance shows challenges in execution.
Oracle’s Good Intentions for Applications
News  |  2/9/2005
Will PeopleSoft users find happiness in "fusion"?
Majority Of European Consumers Worry RFID Threatens Their Privacy, Survey Says
News  |  2/9/2005
Consumers surveyed see privacy-protection laws as way to make them feel more comfortable with buying RFID-enabled merchandise.
Cisco's Net Income Nearly Doubles
News  |  2/8/2005
Networking company says businesses are starting to spend more on technology and reports strong gains in sales and profits for its fiscal second quarter.
Agile To The Bone
Features  |  2/8/2005
By making process concepts a natural part of application development, service-oriented architectures are bringing business process management into the IT mainstream and shaking up the BPM software landscape.
IBM Debuts Bio-Surveillance Software
News  |  2/8/2005
The Internet system can track a hospital's patient care or a community's warning signs for disease or bioterrorism.
New York Transit Agency Awards IBM $65 Million IT Services Contract
News  |  2/8/2005
IBM Global Services will operate systems that manage fare collection, crew schedules, procurement, and contracts, as well as a massive database that tracks parts for subways, buses, and other equipment.
President Seeks 10.3% Hike In Homeland Security IT Operations Budget
News  |  2/7/2005
The IT spending increase will outpace that for the overall Homeland Security budget, but IT still represents less than 1% of department expenditures planned for 2006.
Business Technology: Supply Chains Hit Home (Sweet Home)
Commentary  |  2/4/2005
A not-so-Socratic dialogue on in-home supply-chain fulfillment experts, dog food, cereal, TV ads, Webvan, Walgreens, Jim Collins, and just-in-time shampoo shopping.
Super Bowl XXXIX Is A High-Tech Playground
News  |  2/4/2005
The game of football hasn't changed much in decades, but the influence of technology on Sunday's Super Bowl game will be on display, as companies hawking and using technology jockey for their place in the Jacksonville sun.
No Job Growth In IT Industries In January
News  |  2/4/2005
Even employment among the IT services firms, which has shown steady growth this past year, hardly budged in January.
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