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TechTarget News Roundup -- March 14, 2006
CEO, CFO set different CIO agendas,289142,sid19_gci1172753,00.html
CIOs who report to the CEO have much different business objectives than those who report to the CFO -- and apparently more clout within their own organizations. But reporting to the CFO doesn't mean you won't have a place at the table.
Interest in Microsoft CRM spikes, but on-demand will wait,289142,sid11_gci1157893,00.html
With deals that number over 500 seats Microsoft CRM is making its move into the enterprise.

NetSuite CRM goes vertical,289142,sid11_gci1172636,00.html
The hosted ERP and CRM vendor has released its first industry-specific application developed for software companies.
Publisher saves a million migrating off mainframe,289142,sid80_gci1172792,00.html
NYC publisher, Simon & Schuster, expects to save $1M a year on hardware and licensing fees by migrating off the mainframe to Unisys' Intel-based ES7000.
Ascendent acquisition extends desk phone to BlackBerry,289142,sid40_gci1172627,00.html
A week after paying out $612.5 million to end a patent infringement suit, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. acquired Ascendent Systems to make the desk phone mobile.
Jelly Belly sweetens remote access,289142,sid7_gci1172626,00.html
Candy-maker Jelly Belly’s network was so secure even top executives couldn’t get in through the VPN. The company solved the sticky situation with a pair of boxes from Network Engines.
Niche Linux servers break out of HPC into enterprise,289142,sid39_gci1171825,00.html
Watch out, IBM, Dell and HP! Linux server vendors that have carved out a space in high-performance computing markets are taking their tailor-made servers into new enterprise markets, providing a welcomed change for businesses that want to save money and get customized products.

Five reasons why you should never use PostgreSQL – ever,289142,sid39_gci1172668,00.html
In an effort to reduce some of the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) surrounding this impressive product, this article puts forth several of the most commonplace reasons for not further investigating PostgreSQL.
Oracle unveils free SQL Developer: Has Toad met its match?,289142,sid41_gci1172826,00.htmlOracle’s newly released free SQL Developer could spell trouble for Quest Software Inc.’s popular Toad for Oracle software.
SAP lashes out at research firm on ad claim study,289142,sid21_gci1172817,00.html
SAP is defending itself against a research note released last week that is said to debunk the statistics used in a high profile SAP advertising campaign.

SAP supply chain update fills some gaps,289142,sid21_gci1172119,00.html
SAP is adding new forecasting and replenishment features for retail operations and new supply chain network collaboration capabilities in the latest release of mySAP SCM.
Microsoft to patch flaws in Windows, Office,289142,sid14_gci1172118,00.html
The software giant said the Office update on tap for Tuesday will be “critical,” while the Windows fix will be rated “important.”

New freeware takes some of the mystery out of rogue files,289142,sid14_gci1172577,00.html
Endpoint security provider Bit9 today unveils a free search engine that tells users a file's origin, thus helping reduce unwanted software on desktops, laptops and servers.

Security Blog Log: A DRM threat to lives and infrastructure?,289142,sid14_gci1172053,00.html
A security luminary bristles at copyright groups’ efforts to block exemptions to DRM programs; Citibank suffers a compromise; and experts offer tips to thwart ID thieves.

Security Bytes: Scope of debit card fraud may be widening,289142,sid14_gci1172241,00.html
In other news: RSA and Panda bust a Trojan factory, and Firefox will get anti-phishing features.

Opinion: Military mindset no longer applicable in our line of work,294698,sid14_gci1171862,00.html
Information Security magazine columnist Jay G. Heiser explains why the business world should stop looking to the defense community for direction on information security.
Bank gives up on EMC replication,289142,sid5_gci1172802,00.html
First Independent Bank struggled for eight months to get EMC's MirrorView to work over a low-bandwidth connection, eventually giving up and using Kashya instead.
Blade servers: small in size, big on energy costs,289142,sid1_gci1172750,00.html
New research finds IT managers are struggling with energy headaches, and blade servers are a major heat source.


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