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TechTarget News Roundup -- April 20th, 2006

Search400.com:

IBM System i revenue slumps hard
System i revenue plummeted 22% in the first quarter of 2006, the second such drop in as many quarters.

SeachCIO.com:

Study: SOX-compliant firms see drop in costs in year 2
According to a new report, companies following Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act will see a decline in compliance costs in their second year. However, experts say IT spending on SOX compliance in general will continue to grow.

IT happens: The ‘Big Bang’ at DuPont and its aftermath
Global multi-sourcing of IT keeps DuPont fleet of foot. But, oh, is it hard work. Take a gander at the DuPont “peacock,” a showstopper organizational chart that aligns IT external and internal providers with the chemical company’s business units.

SearchDataCenter.com:

Sun Fires running VMware cool hot data center
An Atlanta-based power consulting firm says its move from 23 Dell Inc. Xeon-based servers down to two Sun Microsystems dual-core AMD Opteron Sun Fire x4200 servers running VMware is helping to drop its data center temperature by 17 degrees.

Blades cutting a slightly larger share of server market
Four years after their inception, blade servers may finally be emerging as a viable enterprise-class platform for corporate datacenters.

SearchOpenSource.com:

OpenDocument Alliance favorable ISO vote imminent
A group tasked with promoting the OpenDocument file standard on a global level has quadrupled its membership and handlers now expect a favorable vote when it comes time for ISO certification next month.

SearchOracle.com:

IOUG: Linux to be top platform for Oracle by next year
The IOUG is kicking off Collaborate ‘06 by showcasing new survey results which suggest that Linux will soon overtake Sun’s Solaris as the top platform for Oracle database deployments.

OAUG to unveil new user forums at Collaborate '06
The executive director of the OAUG tells Oracle business applications users what to expect from next week's Collaborate '06 conference in Nashville.

Oracle releases new version of CRM On Demand
Oracle says the new version of CRM On Demand offers enhanced customization capabilities and better support for sales organizations.

SearchSAP.com:

SAP could expand on-demand with mySAP All-in-one suite
SAP CEO Henning Kagermann said the company could transform its All-in-one software for midmarket customers into an on-demand offering.

SAP launches community around SOA, composites
A group made up of customers, systems integrators and developers will give input into SAP’s Enterprise Services Architecture strategy.

SearchSecurity.com:

Research shows smarter phishing
Recent threat reports suggest a steady increase in the aggressiveness and sophistication of phishing attacks, and bank customers are still a top target.

Congress seeks to alter legal landscape for data breaches
An intense interest from legislators and little corporate opposition suggest that Congress will pass a data breach bill this year that may supersede more than 20 state laws.

SearchStorage.com:

Ft. Knox goes for outsider's SRM tool
Despite being an HP shop for servers and storage, the Army's recruitment headquarters at Ft. Knox recently purchased an SRM tool from Northern instead of AppIQ.

SearchWinIT.com:

Microsoft's patch manager gets a refresh
WSUS will debut at Microsoft Management Summit 2006 with a new UI, custom views and other features.

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