Blue Coat Identifies Halloween Trick
Blue Coat has identified a new malware trick just in time for Halloween. Unsuspecting victims are redirected to one of two malware sites after searching for Halloween related sites. These distribution sites are typically used for hosting of warez, pirated digital content, but have been switched to malware distribution in the past 12 hours.
Benioff Discloses All In 'Behind the Cloud' Except...
Five copies of "Behind the Cloud" have arrived at my desk, two intended for fellow IW staffers and three for me, an embarrassment of riches. It's Marc Benioff's book on how Salesforce.com was created and built into a successful company. I am reading it avidly… but some disclosures will apparently have to wait for the sequel.
Down To Business: How Do You Define Prosperity?
In its measure of the "wealth and well being" of 104 countries, a U.K. think tank provides ample food for thought as we consider the attributes that truly matter in this connected global economy.
Cisco To Acquire ScanSafe
The market for tech companies is heating up again, as Cisco strengthens its position in Web and mobile security.
President Obama Details Smart Grid Funding
The government plans to spend $3.4 billion in federal stimulus funds to upgrade the nation's power grid. R&D efforts are already underway at some leading tech vendors.
What To Expect When You're Expecting A Recovery
A trio of new surveys makes it clear that while small busineses are hoping for an ecomomic recovery soon, many remain worried that a double-dip recession could drive them out of business.
White House Uses Open Source To Open Government
The Whitehouse.gov site now runs the open source Drupal content management system, which includes social networking tools that can be used for communications and participatory government.
Uncle Sam Mulls The Move To Windows 7
Many government agencies participated in the Windows 7 beta program, but the public sector is expected to trail businesses in adopting Microsoft's new operating system.
Nokia Sues Apple Over iPhone
The suit claims the iPhone infringes on 10 Nokia patents involving wireless data, speech coding, security, and encryption.
Secret Service To Revamp Ailing IT Systems
In an effort to avoid 'mission failure,' the agency plans to deploy new storage systems, virtualize servers, modernize databases, and expand mobile and wireless capabilities.
Health IT Metrics Taking Shape
The U.S. will release a preliminary definition of "meaningful use"-- a key criterion for healthcare IT providers seeking federal stimulus funding -- in December.
Government IT Spending To Slow
IT spending by civilian agencies will grow 3.4% annually over the next five years, a significant slowdown compared to the previous five years, according to a new report from TechAmerica.
SCO Terminates CEO Darl McBride
Under a restructuring plan, the company will continue to pursue intellectual property litigation against, among others, IBM and Novell.
InformationWeek SMB Virtual Event: Dealing With Data Centers
Whether your company's data center is a couple of servers stashed in a closet or a gleaming, state-of-the-art climate-controlled facility, you're still facing the same set of challenges: how to keep the IT lights on while controlling costs, take advantage of new technologies to stay competitive, and position your company for an economic recovery in the midst of the toughest times for IT that many of us can remember.
On Wednesday, October 21, 2009, help is on the way.