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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

TechTarget News Roundup -- March 22, 2006
IM too critical a business app to ban,289142,sid19_gci1173588,00.html
Despite reported security risks, CIOs shouldn't ban employees from using instant messaging (even if they could).
CRM service providers found lacking,289142,sid11_gci1174365,00.html
A recent survey found that many firms would not recommend their professional CRM service providers. Forrester offers tips on how to find the right partner.
Security, disaster recovery drive financial firm to Private IP,289142,sid7_gci1174349,00.html
A Florida financial firm picked a Private IP line to connect its 43 branch offices, build a disaster recovery site, and secure customer information. Also, the company will now have fewer management headaches.
EnterpriseDB goes mission critical at Sony Online Entertainment,289142,sid39_gci1174189,00.html
The Sony Online Entertainment deal with EnterpriseDB means that open source software has once again cruised into a mission critical space.

Robin Miller: How OpenOffice 2.0 stacks up against Microsoft Office,289142,sid39_gci1174145,00.html
Author Robin Miller compares OpenOffice 2.0 and Microsoft Office in this interview. He also calls for the open source community to come down from its IT ivory tower and deliver personable and usable training options for first-time OpenOffice and open source software users.
GridApp offers multi-platform configuration management,289142,sid41_gci1174367,00.html
GridApp has taken the wraps off its new Configuration Management Database.
Infosec pros need to get 'physical',289142,sid14_gci1174169,00.html
Many attack scenarios put cyber and physical assets in equal peril, but security pros say it can be tough getting departments in those arenas to work as one defensive force.
U.K. backup service provider saves a bundle,289142,sid5_gci1174240,00.html
Core Consultancy, a remote backup and DR services provider in the U.K., picked an Asigra/OnStor package over Veritas and NetApp, and saved tens of thousands of dollars.
Microsoft unleashes Atlas at MIX06,289142,sid8_gci1174195,00.html
Atlas, Microsoft's tool for merging Ajax and ASP.NET technology, is now available as a CTP. With Atlas, Microsoft more formally brings Ajax-style design into its ASP.NET environment.

Gates: Web development must focus on user, not device,289142,sid8_gci1174232,00.html
Developers and designers must build apps that go beyond the PC to mobile devices and even TV, Bill Gates said during his address at MIX06. Atlas, just released to Windows community developers for testing today, "raises the floor" of browsing by bringing Ajax and ASP.NET together, he said.
The long-range plan for 64-bit hardware,289142,sid1_gci1173519,00.html
Expert Laura E. Hunter talks about developing a long-range plan for your major server hardware purchases and examines some factors that should influence your purchasing decisions.


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