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  • How data security can vaporize in the cloud

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 9:24 am

    While cloud computing services offer a way to lower costs and offload basic server and storage maintenance to companies that purport to have expertise, it also presents dramatic security and legal challenges that should be considered before signing up.
  • Outsourcer Cognizant acquiring UBS' Indian subsidiary

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 8:30 am

    Outsourcer Cognizant Technology Solutions said on Thursday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Indian IT and BPO (business process outsourcing) services subsidiary of UBS, a large European financial services firm.
  • Microsoft pushes Bing in China with mobile portal

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 12:50 am

    Microsoft stepped up promotion of Bing in China with the launch of a Web services platform for mobile phones this week, a possible step toward challenging the dominance of Google and in the country.
  • In six years of Patch Tuesdays, 400 security bulletins, 745 vulnerabilities

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:58 pm

    Microsoft's massive security update for October marked the completion of the sixth year of the company's move to a monthly patch release schedule.
  • Appswell's looking for a few good app ideas

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:56 pm

    Appswell is an iPhone app that lets you propose ideas for mobile applications and vote on which ones should ever see the light of day.
  • Family Guy To Shill For Windows 7

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:49 pm

    Microsoft is sponsoring a Windows 7 television extravaganza next month in collaboration with FOX and "Family Guy" creator/voice actor Seth MacFarlane. The program's working title is "Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show," and will weave Windows 7 promotions into the television special.
  • Internal clouds are more than just virtualization

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:36 pm

    Less than 2% of enterprises have deployed internal cloud computing networks, and vendors are just beginning to provide the proper tools necessary to build them.
  • Better collaboration with Word’s Track Changes

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:35 pm

    When you circulate documents among colleagues for review and comment, there's nothing more practical and useful than the ability to track changes. Microsoft Word includes powerful tools for recording, accepting and rejecting changes, appending comments, comparing documents, and merging documents. But, if you're like most Word users, you know little about how this set of features can help you.
  • Facebook applications at risk from attack

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:33 pm

    A number of Facebook applications, including one called CityFireDepartment, has been hacked and tries to attack site visitors' computers via unpatched Adobe software vulnerabilities, a researcher says.
  • What You Need to Know Before Deploying XP Mode

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:25 pm

    Microsoft's Windows 7 XP Mode has been released to manufacturing and will be available for download on the Window 7 launch date of October 22. XP Mode is an interesting addition to Windows 7 that offers a number of distinct advantages and some limitations.
  • Keep Your Firefox Plugins Up to Date

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:22 pm

    Firefox doesn't do automatic update checks for Plugins (yet--one must assume that's in the works), but thanks to a new Mozilla site, you can run a check yourself.
  • Business Software Alliance Dirty Tricks Update

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:15 pm

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) bullies small companies that can't present the single piece of evidence it considers acceptable as proof of software ownership. What evidence is that? Want to guess? If you guess wrong, you pay a fine.
  • Microsoft patches last major ATL bugs

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:11 pm

    Microsoft yesterday wrapped up a months-long job of patching a critical bug it accidently introduced in a crucial code "library," one of the researchers who uncovered the flaw said today.
  • Ellison: Fusion Applications in 2010

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    Oracle plans to launch its long-awaited Fusion Applications in 2010, and they will be deployable both on-premises and as SaaS (software as a service), CEO Larry Ellison said Wednesday during a keynote address at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.
  • Online test helps you self-diagnose H1N1 flu

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:07 pm

    With concern rising about the H1N1 flu, you may be able to figure out whether you have it with a Web-based self-assessment tool developed by researchers at Emory University.
  • Hasta La Vista… Vista! Top 5 Things We Won't Miss

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:06 pm

    Farewell, Vista. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Windows 7 has arrived, and soon Vista will be retired to the Microsoft Hall of Shame alongside such notorious stinkers Windows Me and Microsoft Bob.
  • Windows 7: Don't Wait for Service Pack to Test, Gartner Says

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:00 pm

    With any new OS deployment, IT teams traditionally take the "safe" route and wait for the first service pack. But IT groups that follow that strategy with Windows 7 rollouts will get caught in a support crunch, says research firm Gartner.
  • Google To Host Chrome OS Event Tomorrow

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 8:47 pm

    Google is ready to show its hand. Only hours after more details regarding its Chrome OS emerged, the search engine giant has announced that it will reveal more Google goodness at a special event tomorrow.
  • Snow Leopard hungers for your data

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 7:07 pm

    Usually, Microsoft makes the big security blunders, but with Snow Leopard Apple shows they can also compete with Microsoft when it comes to making awful security mistakes.
  • Top 10 open source apps for Mac OS X

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 5:54 pm

    Every Mac user should consider making these applications and utilities part of their standard toolkit
  • To boost security, Mozilla launches plugin checker

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 4:01 pm

    Mozilla developers have launched a new online tool that tells Firefox users whether popular add-on components such as Java or QuickTime are up to date.
  • EnterpriseDB cites enterprise capabilities in open source database

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    The company's Postgres Plus Standard Server 8.4 features an updating service, a migration tool for Oracle databases, and a certification suite
  • Opera delivers Unite beta, touts in-browser P2P

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 2:23 pm

    Opera Software today released the beta of Opera Unite, a platform for authoring peer-to-peer (P2P) and Web server-based applications that it believes will reinvent the Web.
  • Bugs hit Google Docs after recent upgrade

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 12:12 pm

    Google Docs users are having problems printing, exporting and uploading certain files, the company acknowledged, as it is rolling out a set of upgrades to this hosted office productivity suite.
  • Opera releases Unite beta, aims to ease security concerns

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 10:10 am

    Opera Software has released a beta version of Unite, its browser-based application platform, it said on Wednesday.
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