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  • Dell, HP to resell Oracle's operating systems

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 9:30 am

    Oracle said Thursday that rival hardware vendors Dell and Hewlett-Packard intend to certify and resell its Solaris and Enterprise Linux operating systems as well as Oracle VM on their x86 servers.
  • Verizon: Data breaches often caused by configuration errors

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 8:56 am

    Hackers appear to be increasingly counting on configuration problems and programming errors rather than software vulnerabilities in order to steal information from computer systems, according to a new study from Verizon.
  • Highly useful apps for reading and writing on the iPad

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 8:01 am

    Handy tools for saving, sharing, and editing articles ... and more.
  • Could Facebook be the next AOL?

    Posted July 28, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    A new pack of open source tools aims to commoditize the social networking experience
  • Adobe joins Microsoft's patch-reporting program

    Posted July 28, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    Adobe and Microsoft are now working together to give security companies a direct line into their bug-fixing efforts.
  • CRM prominent on Google Apps marketplace

    Posted July 28, 2010 - 11:46 am

    CRM (customer relationship management) software has established a significant foothold on Google's Apps Marketplace since its launch in March, according to an official blog post this week.
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    Review: Free Java application performance monitors

    Posted July 28, 2010 - 10:00 am

    Innovative tools from AppDynamics and New Relic make it easier than ever to monitor the performance of complex websites
  • Google patches Chrome, sidesteps Windows kernel bug

    Posted July 28, 2010 - 9:59 am

    Google this week issued patches for five vulnerabilities in the Chrome browser, including three rated 'high.'
  • Adobe acquires Web software maker for US$240 million

    Posted July 28, 2010 - 3:00 am

    Adobe Systems has agreed to buy Web software maker Day Software Holding in a deal worth US$240 million, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
  • Cloud SCM vendor iTradeNetwork being sold for $525 million

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 10:04 pm

    Roper Industries said Monday it plans to buy on-demand SCM (supply chain management) software vendor iTradeNetwork from private equity firm Accel-KKR for US$525 million. The transaction is expected to close later this week.
  • IT career site Dice launches network for tech recruiters, job hunters

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 9:13 pm

    Want to mingle with tech recruiters? Get to know hiring managers in the companies you might be interested in joining? IT job site Dice.com has launched a networking site that connects IT job hunters and tech recruiters on a more personal level than traditional resume-submitting transactions allow.
  • In L.A., Google Blowing Big Cloud Marketing Chance

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 9:11 pm

    As Google stumbles again in its Gmail deal with the City of Los Angeles, analysts say it's botching a giant cloud marketing opportunity. Will it make the same mistakes Netscape did in its bid to woo customers away from Microsoft?
  • Google Android Market looks to protect apps

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    A new licensing service is intended to prevent unauthorized use of Android apps.
  • AT&T to be 'premier' Windows Phone 7 vendor

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 8:49 pm

    AT&T continues to back the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) platform wholeheartedly and says it will be the 'premier' carrier for phones running the OS when they become available.
  • Open source Razorback project targets malware, zero-day exploits

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 8:44 pm

    Sourcefire, best known for its Snort intrusion-prevention technology, Tuesday is unveiling a new open source project called Razorback that's designed to spot malware and especially zero-day exploits.
  • Twitter encounters more digital certificate problems

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 11:45 am

    Twitter is having trouble again with a digital certificate that secures communications to its Web site, which has been causing trouble for third-party applications that integrate with it, but the problem may have been fixed.
  • Black Hat: Most browsers can be made to give up personal data

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 11:44 am

    All the most commonly used Internet browsers are vulnerable to exploits that can force them to cough up users' personal information that can be used to hack into bank accounts or set them up for other attacks, the Black Hat 2010 conference will be told this week.
  • Yahoo changing its model for building media products

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 10:01 am

    Yahoo is building a centralized software infrastructure across all its media products, to make development and global updates more efficient, an executive said on Saturday.
  • Dell drops Ubuntu option from website

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Despite previously claiming that Linux systems are safer than those running Windows, PC maker Dell has stopped selling computers pre-installed with the Ubuntu operating system via its website - the principle source of orders for the company
  • PS3's Netflix app update: We take an in-depth look

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 7:36 am

    Netflix streaming on the PS3 got a stealthy update yesterday, adding a search feature similar to, but somewhat better than, that on the Roku.
  • SAP reports revenue up 12 percent, earnings up 15 percent

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 7:15 am

    SAP reported a 15 percent year-on-year rise in earnings for the second quarter, on revenue up 12 percent. It forecast that underlying revenue growth in its core business of software and software-related services will accelerate following completion of its acquisition of Sybase.
  • Why Ubuntu Linux Is a Good Business Choice

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 8:42 pm

    Chances are good that if someone walked into your office right now and peeked over your shoulder, they would see a Windows operating system on your computer. But, did you know that you have a choice of something other than Windows for that computer on your desk, and that you have the same choice for the servers in your data center
  • What Windows Phone 7 doesn't have becomes a hot topic

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 5:08 pm

    The list of features missing in Windows Phone 7 has dominated forums and early reviews of reference smartphones now in the hands of 1,000 developers.
  • How to Set CRM Priorities: Two Proven Methods

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 5:04 pm

    Priorities are so clearly part of rational project management. But they also fall victim to emotional and political pressures, so priorities jump around all too often. This is particularly true with CRM projects, thanks to the right-brained types in sales and marketing, and the frequent reorgs and marketplace shifts that really do change what's important. While the rapid, incremental deliveries from Agile's scrum teams certainly help accommodate rapid change, it's a good idea to have some tools to make the priority list more stable in the first place. Given that the No. 1 cause of scope creep is a weak or erratic prioritization mechanism, getting this process right will pay dividends throughout all phases of your CRM implementation.
  • Google introduces Google Apps for Government suite

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    The cloud-based productivity apps feature enhanced security and are being pitched as cost-savers

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