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Monday, April 10, 2006

TechTarget IT News Roundup -- April 10th, 2006

Open source BI gets down to business
Open source business intelligence may not cost less to implement, but more funds can be spent on services rather than licensing, a proponent says, and that means more customized BI.

Voice In brief: Verizon's Secure IM, big VoIP for SMBs, wireless voice management gets detailed
Voice news highlights include high profile Verizon's offer of Secure IM. Meanwhile smaller players fill in VoIP voids with new services and tools.

Auditor’s office wards off potential wireless threats
Because of its strict anti-wireless policy, the Washington State Auditor’s Office needed a way to ensure that no one inside or outside could tap into the state network wirelessly.

Five Microsoft patches coming, but why wait?
The createTextRange flaw in IE will be among those fixed, but with exploits in the wild, some debate whether once-a-month patching is right for the times.

Security Blog Log: Yahoo's click-fraud problem
This week, security bloggers examined Yahoo's relationship with adware vendors, and the price Verizon paid for aggressive spam blocking. Also: Oracle's CSO starts a blog.

Security Bytes: Crossover platform virus on the loose
Meanwhile, IBM seeks to bring mainframe-level security to devices and multiple flaws are fixed in the open source ClamAV program.

Users get mixed results tiering storage
Some users at SNW said the increased cost of managing tiered storage sucks up the gains in cheaper hardware, while others say they still see savings from avoiding FC.

Healthcare plays catch-up
Healthcare users at SNW shared the unique challenges of the fastest growing vertical market in storage and the ways they've found to handle them.

Microsoft + Open Source: Too good to be true?
Does Microsoft want to become open source's new best friend? It may not get that cozy, but Bill Hilf, director of platform technology strategy, thinks there is a lot his company can learn from "the movement."


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