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Friday, March 17, 2006

TechTarget News Roundup -- March 6, 2006
Companies going all in for on-demand, not just CRM,289142,sid11_gci1171134,00.html
Some firms are moving their entire IT operations into on-demand, and is helping them do it with its new release.
Seven reasons customer data integration projects fail,289142,sid91_gci1171102,00.htmlCustomer data integration projects are susceptible to failure because they touch people, process and technology across an enterprise. Here are some common pitfalls to avoid.
RIM settles with NTP, spares BlackBerry partners,289142,sid40_gci1170743,00.html
RIM has settled the ongoing patent infringement suit with NTP Inc. for $612.5 million. The settlement gives RIM and its partners, carriers and service providers full use of the company's BlackBerry mobile push e-mail platform.
Hybrids: How free+fee OSS models put vendor support on solid ground,289142,sid39_gci1170579,00.html
Find out about commercial support for free open source software via hybrids in this interview with expert Julie Hanna Farris

OpenDocument Alliance to fight looming 'digital Dark Age',289142,sid39_gci1170532,00.html
The potential for a digital information Dark Age has never been stronger, but a new alliance of vendors, academics and users could be what's needed to keep the light on.
Proof-of-concepts heighten mobile malware fears,289142,sid14_gci1170366,00.html
By themselves, Crossover and RedBrowser are fairly harmless, but they're a sign that the digital underground is likely working toward large-scale attacks against handheld devices.

Security Blog Log: Hacking for grades causes a stir,294698,sid14_gci1170509,00.html
A college exercise in hacking doesn't sit well with some bloggers. Meanwhile, a bear shows us a thing or two about security and Webroot loses its public voice.

Sourcefire acquisition under government scrutiny,289142,sid14_gci1170608,00.html
Government officials are considering whether to thwart Israel-based Check Point's $225 million acquisition of Sourcefire. Some say foreign ownership of Snort may threaten national security.
Macy's struggles with Mac backup,289142,sid5_gci1170822,00.html
Macy's Northwest division tried backup products from EMC and Software Generation before settling on BakBone's NetVault product to back up its Macintosh and Apple XRaid data.

EMC, Dell build standards bridge over the river ‘why’,294698,sid5_gci1171042,00.html
Dell, EMC launch a working group to standardize the interface between disk drives and storage controllers with the promise of lowering hardware costs -- but will anyone else join?
No Software Assurance? No software.,289142,sid1_gci1170834,00.html
Last September, Microsoft said that Vista Enterprise would be available to only those shops that have Software Assurance. The company wasn't kidding.

Microsoft furthers Windows storage portfolio with acquisition,289142,sid1_gci1171039,00.html
Microsoft has acquired a new iSCSI technology that may allow more Windows shops to explore low-end storage.


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