"Fundamentally, disk encryption programs now have nowhere safe to store their keys." -- Princeton computer science professor Edward W. Felten
Microsoft Fights To Get OOXML Adopted As Standard
Open source advocates downplay Microsoft's latest move to release previously confidential data on its applications and protocols.
Samba Gets Microsoft Protocol Information
Microsoft's Bill Hilf Reveals Its Open Source Strategy
Microsoft Bows To EU, Open Source Shrugs
Google-Powered Hacking Makes Search A Threat
A hacker group has released Goolag Scanner, a tool that scans Web sites for vulnerabilities.
Sybase Introduces Cluster Edition With Virtual Database Management
The software may also be used to move workloads around, allowing for some of the servers to undergo downtime for maintenance, without disrupting database applications.
Microsoft Launches SkyDrive Online Storage Service
Windows Live SkyDrive offers users up to 5 GB of free storage in password-protected servers.
Trade Group Names Top 10 Pirated Software
Software titles most pirated by companies last year include Symantec Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Acrobat, Autodesk AutoCAD, Roxio Easy CD/DVD Creator, and others.
Aussie Researchers Build GiFi, A Tiny Chip With Big Wireless Capabilities
The GiFi chip can transmit data wirelessly at 5 Gbps over a distance of nearly 11 yards, which could have a major impact on consumer electronics.
Atom Needs 2 Billion Times Less Force To Move Than A Penny, IBM Discovers
Understanding the amount of energy required to move an atom is crucial if scientists are to continue to make advances in atomic scale computing and other nanotechnology applications.
EMC Buys Pi To Boost 'Cloud Computing' Infrastructure
EMC also gains Pi chief executive Paul Maritz, a former senior executive of Microsoft, who will head EMC's newly formed Cloud Infrastructure and Services Division.
Google, X Prize Foundation Attract 10 Teams For Moon Race
The contest offers $30 million in prizes to put on the moon a machine that will send video and other images and data back to Earth.
Vocera Reveals A Wi-Fi Phone For Workers
The T1000 single-mode phone is best suited for vertical industries, such as hospitals, where staffs have a need for in-building communication, the company says.
Corporate Phone Bill To Hit $133 Billion This Year
Insight Research says wireless calls will make up almost 39% of corporate telecom bills this year, and wireless service revenues will grow at a compounded rate that exceeds 13% annually.
Alltel Wireless Expands GPS Applications Nationwide
Subscribers can now use their GPS-enabled mobile phones in more than 45 major metro areas in the United States.
EU, U.S. Vow Crackdown On Computer Counterfeits
EU and U.S. senior officials said on Friday they would crack down on counterfeiting of computer components after they seized over 360,000 fake items in just two weeks in a joint operation at the end of last year.
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The BI Explosion
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Last CIO Standing: Joke Contest Results
How many CIOs does it take to screw in a light bulb? That age-old philosophical question's not as easy to answer as you might think. Here are several responses to our CIO Joke contest.
Telligent Wants A Piece Of The Content Management Market
Rob Howard, CEO of Telligent, pulls no punches when he talks about his company's aspirations in the content management space. And the way Telligent markets its new CMS offering is just as brazen.
GM To Sire Hybrid Pony Car?
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning received a trophy, a ring, and his pick of Cadillacs for being the game-winning MVP of Super Bowl XLII earlier this month. But he won't be driving his new Caddy anytime soon.
Best Buy Spills The Beans On Nokia Internet Tablet With WiMax
Last year Nokia confirmed that it is working on a WiMax-equipped version of its N800-series Internet tablet. Until this week, there hadn't been further news of the device. Well, Best Buy pictured an unannounced Nokia N830 Internet tablet in its February Mobile Buyer's Guide, and possibly gave away the big WiMax secret.
Turning Work Into Play Is No Game
It sounds like techno-utopian silliness to say that businesses need to learn from online games how to make tedious knowledge-work more enjoyable. But many knowledge-work jobs are so deadly dull that the typical worker lasts just nine months -- in call centers, for example. Extend that by a few months, and businesses stand to save piles of money, said Byron Reeves, a professor in the department of communication at Stanford University.
A Kindler, Gentler Microsoft Won't Happen From Within
Microsoft's recent announcements about its new openness initiatives have been greeted with great skepticism. They deserve to be, because Microsoft deserves to be changed for the better -- but it's only going to come from the outside, not the inside.
Unlocked iPhone Innovations Continue
Every day, it seems, developers come up with nifty new ways to use the iPhone to do this or that. The latest creations allow you to use your iPhone as a full touchpad remote for your PC, zoom through applications on the iPhone using CoverFlow, and LoJack your iPhone.
Sergey Brin: MicroHoo 'Unnerving'
At a recent event, Google co-founder Sergey Brin called Microsoft's bid for Yahoo "unnerving" and said the move imperils innovation on the Internet. Google also posits that the merger would be illegal. Maybe the merger could violate antitrust laws. Or maybe Brin likes being King of the Mountain, and doesn't want anything to threaten that. Oh, and Brin? Innovation will continue with or without MicroHoo.
Ask Not What Google Can Do For You ...
"Don't be evil" is the search giant's mantra, but its operative phrase is "Get r' done." CIOs should take a lesson from the tech chief at the Cleveland Clinic and look for ways to work with innovative companies like Google to drive their organizations' agendas.
Where Storage Gets Innovative
There are lots of good barometers out there -- the Dow Jones Industrial Average comes to mind, as does the Consumer Confidence Index. A little closer to home, this gauge of where VCs and angel investors are placing their bets tells you a lot about where storage is headed in the next 12 months.
No Free Lunch
The party invites keep rolling in for product announcements in Cannes. Where, sadly I won't be for VMworld Europe 2008. But I have received a number of goodies, offers, and handouts here in the States.
Encrypted Disks At (Some) Risk To Eavesdroppers
Whether you are using Windows Vista BitLocker, Mac OS X FileVault, Linux-based dm-crypt, or open source disk encryption software TrueCrypt ... your data could be at risk to snoops, researchers have found. While it is troubling news, all is not lost.
Real-World SOA: Definition, Implementation and Use of SOA with CentraSite
Web services are having a dramatic impact on improving enterprise
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