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  • Linux on the desktop: Still not happening

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    It's a great value for many server applications, but Linux still lacks a compelling reason for people to switch from Windows or Mac OS.
  • Spigit adds app to manage idea-generating competitions

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 1:42 pm

    Spigit, an enterprise collaboration software vendor focused on idea generation and management, has developed a product for automating contests and competitions involving a company's customers.
  • Schneier: Fight for privacy or kiss it good-bye

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 1:32 pm

    If the public wants online privacy it had better fight now for laws to protect it because businesses won't and individuals don't have the clout, security expert Bruce Schneier told RSA Conference.
  • IT centralization is back in fashion

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 10:52 am

    When the economy plummeted at the end of 2008, the Western U.S. branch of The Salvation Army was ahead of the cost-cutting game. CIO Clarence White had centralized the IT organization a year or two earlier, and he had consolidated the database and storage servers from the business units into a single data center in Long Beach, Calif.
  • Adobe CEO's 2009 compensation falls 68% to $5.2 million

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 10:49 am

    Compensation for Adobe Systems president and CEO Shantanu Narayen took a big hit in 2009, as did the company's annual revenue and income.
  • EMC offers deduplication, thin provisioning for VWware on Celerra

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 10:14 am

    EMC today said it is offering free upgrades to it Celerra NAS arrays management software for VMware data stores that allow for data deduplication, snap shots and automated fail over.
  • The Windows 7 procrastinators

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 10:11 am

    Although even some large shops are delaying Windows 7 implementation, observers caution not to wait too long.
  • Opera confirms critical browser bug

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Opera Software yesterday confirmed a critical vulnerability in its Windows desktop browser, and said it is working on a patch.
  • Opera to patch browser vulnerability soon

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Opera Software will soon patch a vulnerability in its Web browser that could allow an attacker to run malicious software on a Windows computer.
  • IBM will research mobile access for the aged and illiterate

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 8:40 am

    IBM is teaming with researchers in academic institutions in Japan and India to explore an open, common user interface for mobile devices that will make them easier for aged or illiterate people around the world to use.
  • Microsoft changes EU browser ballot shuffling

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:56 pm

    Responding to reports that its European ballot screen was not truly randomizing the positions of the top five browsers, Microsoft today said it has changed the algorithm that shuffles the spots.
  • Motorola Backflip on AT&T: Not Full Android Experience

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:52 pm

    AT&T may have opened its arms to Android with the release of Motorola's Backflip, but it isn't exactly embracing the platform's open nature.
  • Can SAP Get Its Supply Chain Mojo Back?

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:47 pm

    Customers have a message for SAP: Your SAP supply chain mojo has not been rising. And we're not happy about it. Among the myriad, daunting challenges facing SAP's new co-chiefs--and there are many--is what to do about its core supply chain management product portfolio.
  • CBS returns March Madness to the iPhone

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:46 pm

    The fervor over March Madness is akin to the excitement over the Olympics: even if you're not a typical sports fan, you can't help but be interested. Me, I'll watch maybe one college basketball game during the regular season, but come tournament time I can't help but refresh scores and update my bracket like any other diehard. This year, two versions of CBS Sports Mobile's March Madness iPhone app should make that easier than ever.
  • What to expect from HTML 5

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    Among Web developers, anticipation is mounting for HTML 5, the overhaul of the Web markup language currently under way at the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C). For many, the revamping is long overdue. HTML hasn't had a proper upgrade in more than a decade. In fact, the last markup language to win W3C Recommendation status -- the final stage of the Web standards process -- was XHTML 1.1 in 2001.
  • WordPress guns for Web content management duties

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    Long popular with bloggers, the open-source WordPress blogging software is also starting to find a niche as a low-cost corporate CMS (content management system), at least for managing relatively simple Web sites.
  • Report: Microsoft moves up Windows 7 SP1 release date

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 6:00 pm

    Although Microsoft has dropped a plan to wait nearly two years after Windows 7's launch to issue a first service pack, it won't deliver the update before late this year, a site that has accurately predicted past Windows timetables said.
  • Ballmer says he has bet the company on the cloud

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    Seventy percent of the 40,000 people who work on software at Microsoft are in some way working in the cloud, CEO Steve Ballmer said Thursday at the University of Washington.
  • Video

    Ballmer bets on the cloud

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    In a talk at the University of Washington, Microsoft's CEO gave his broad vision for hosted computing.
  • Google Gmail vs. hosted Microsoft Exchange

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    More and more businesses are looking to hosted email services to reduce costs and ease management, and the choice often comes down to Google’s Gmail (the key component of Google Apps) or a hosted version of Microsoft Exchange.
  • Hold Vendors Liable for Buggy Software

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    A security coalition offers enterprises contract language that requires software vendors to use programming techniques that close common security loopholes.
  • Smash Sneaky Flash Cookies With FlashCookiesView

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    Flash cookies, aka "super cookies," can be used to track your browsing just like normal browser cookies. But Flash cookies will stick around even if you delete your regular browser cookies, and they can't normally be viewed. The free FlashCookiesView tool shines a light on these out-of-the-way files.
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Technology Guarantee: FAQ

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    Thinking about purchasing Microsoft Office, but you want to wait until Office 2010 comes out of beta? Don't bother; just pick up a copy of Office 2007 between now and September 30, and you'll be eligible to get a free upgrade to Office 2010, thanks to Microsoft's Technology Guarantee Program.
  • Appcelerator releases Titanium cross-platform app dev technology

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Titanium lets developers build native apps for both desktop and mobile devices using Web techniques.
  • Cast Iron rolls out 'OmniConnect' data integration kit

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Data integration specialist Cast Iron Systems is about to release a new offering aimed at both on-premises and cloud-based scenarios.
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