bMighty News Flash: Tuesday March 31, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Internet ad sales, Ballmer feted, Google launches VC, small business job loss, Intel's Nehalem, Nehalem virtualization, wireless carriers standardize, AdMob mobile ad platform, ADTRAN IP communications, UC paging for SMBs, D-Link lifetime warranty, AccelOps all-in-one management, Hostway Exchange platform, Azaleos Exchange patent, Spam increasing, Conficker, MySpace Local, YouTube premium content, Web presence packages for SMBs, bye bye Enc
bMighty News Flash: Monday March 30, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Google still hiring, SBA fraud, Web filter TCO, Fujitsu targets midmarket, new HP servers, new Nehalem servers, Dell's colorful Inspiron, AT&T adds 6 phones, Nokia 5800 firmware, Alcatel-Lucent battles Google Voice, Mitel Dashboard for SMBs, disaster recovery for SMBs, Conficker flaw, Facebook trounces MySpace, XML sitemaps faster. . .
Annual Strategic Security Survey
If it's spring, it must be InformationWeek's Annual Security Survey, where we gather and analyze changes in security practices. Please join the 40,000 security professionals, IT staff, and managers who have participated in this landmark survey in recent years.
bMighty News Flash: Friday March 27, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Small businesses want less stimulus, more tax cuts, free small businesses resources, Amazon, Google, IBM layoffs, Facebook needs $, Google Checkout fees rise, SMBs virtualize blades, Sun VDI 3, Microsoft attacks Mac, Apple WWDC, Windows 7 Release Candidate, Verizon netbooks, Accolade Systems sues Apple, Skype for iPhone, Opera Mobile 9.7, BlackBerry SlingPlayer, U4EA/Vidtel video communication services, TNCI integrated communications, Conf
bMighty News Flash: Thursday March 26, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Small business optimism, Opera browser geolocation, hosted virtual desktops, MacBook Pro memory upgrade, Voice-powered Google search for BlackBerry, ContactsCalendarSync for G1 Android, Alltel My Circle, Adobe Flash for Android, mobile app store growth, Wedge Networks security appliance, protecedpdf Small Business Edition, Google services for Web sites, Twitter premium, Twitter best practices...
Malware Controlling Hardware Is Not A Necessity
The last two weeks have brought us two different attack vectors affecting servers and PC's alike. First Invisible Things Lab's Joanna Rutkowska and Rafal Wojtczuk presented the details of an attack on Intel's System Management Module which lets the malware do whatever it wants and effectively hides from everything else. Meanwhile, An
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday March 25, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Google invests in Pixazza, economy crimps pay-for-performance outsourcing, Firefox architecture instability and memory leaks, no local Windows Azure, proprietary software model broken, is Linux Wal-Mart?, Hitachi 2.5" hard drive, Xobni ends beta, Dell servers and storage, T-Mobile 3G USB laptop stick, Sprint WiMax in 10 cities, Samsung SMB dealer program, Skype leading international carrier, botnet malware targets routers and modems, value
Should TARPfare Bums Be Allowed To Outsource?
A Pennsylvania lawmaker is blasting JP Morgan Chase for accepting $25 Billion in TARP funds while planning to outsource thousands of U.S. tech jobs to India. And you thought AIG bonuses were a hot-button issue.
bMighty News Flash: Tuesday March 24, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: software developers expectations for stimulus package, Power Pack 2 for Windows Home Server, Sage SalesLogix Today CRM software-hardware appliance, Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 and NAS 420 servers, HP dc5850 Business Desktop with Linux, AOL Shortcuts.com coupon service goes mobile, Concur comes to BlackBerry and Windows Mobile, RIM updates BlackBerry Internet service, Elfiq WAN load-balancing product suite, iPhone captures 50% of smartphone W
bMighty News Flash: Monday March 23, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: .tel domain launches, SMBs spent $6.9B on local online advertising, HP, Microsoft channel offering, social media marketing budgets increase, KACE Kontainers, IE8 loses users, iPhone 3.0 as game changer, Dell smartphone bombs, iPhone Bluetooth headset, 17" iMac returns, Skype goes SIP, SMBs can save big with cloud, auto-phishing on the rise, Concentric IM security service, Salesforce.com Twitters, Symantec's online storage, CraigList outpace
Twitter Vulnerability Exposed
The XSS security issue allows attackers to inject malicious code into Web pages, including HTML and client-side scripts.
bMighty News Flash: Friday March 20, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SMBs see competitors as harder hit by downturn, Cybercriminals target SMBs, TomTom countersues Microsoft, HP's fault-tolerant server for SMBs, iPhone 3.0 tethering, YouTube for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60, Windows 6.5 Mobile widgets, Windstream's flat-rate Web and audio conferencing, Twitter hoax, Chrome withstands attacks, Firefox, Safari, and IE compromised, Twitter vulnerabilities, Twitter growth, Gmail Undo Send, HD on iTunes, Window
IT Gives Smart Grid Initiatives A Jolt
Stimulus bill will provide around $11 billion for utilities to shift energy supply networks to digital technology, increasing efficiency and cutting costs.
Psystar Defies Apple, Releases Mac Clone
Despite an Apple lawsuit, Psystar launched the $600 Open(3), which has a faster processor, more memory, and increased storage over the comparably priced Mac Mini.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday March 19, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Cisco buys Flip, Google woos SMBs, Microsoft still wants Yahoo, Silverlight 3 beta, IE 8 slow, Expression Blend 3 preview, NetSuite expands SaaS developer program, Psystar launches Mac clone, no contract iPhone, Firefox mobile browser, Covad and Cisco managed UC, IE8, Firefox, and Safari hacked, Facebook-friendly Citysearch, 3Tera SLA, Salesforce.com training program...
Using DNS To Distribute Trust
In "DNSSEC: Forgetting The User, Again," I opined about why users should be notified about signed vs. unsigned DNS responses. Dan Kaminsky, a security researcher with IOActive, and I got into a quick conversation about DNSSEC, SSL, and trust on the Internet. Kaminsky had some interesting thoughts on distributing trust.
IBM + Sun: Too Late For Open Source?
Anything IBM could acquire from Sun's existing open source portfolio, it could develop on its own or buy more cost effectively from another vendor, analysts suggest.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday March 18, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Senate extends SBA programs, IBM buying Sun Microsystems, Criticism and praise for Obama's small business plan, Via Technologies design for mini-laptops, IBM, HP take swipes at Cisco's unified computing, Google Chrome Beta slow on Windows 7, iPhone 3.0 delivers cut, paste, and more, Cybersquatting reaches record levels, Panda Security offers cheaper Security-as-a-Service to SMBs, Google updates Unread in Gmail, Electronic Privacy Informatio