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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

TechTarget News Roundup -- April 4, 2006

Search400.com:
IBM, Zend port PHP to System i
http://search400.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid3_gci1178374,00.html?id=blogspot
IBM and PHP-founders Zend announced support for PHP on System i. Experts say PHP on System i5 is good news, but it could have been better.

SearchAppSecurity.com
Application design critical to improving security
http://searchappsecurity.techtarget.com/qna/0,289202,sid92_gci1177880,00.html?id=blogspot
Users think if they use security solutions, like firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, they can do dangerous things and still be safe. Security expert Marcus J. Ranum, chief of security at Tenable Security Inc. and inventor of the proxy firewall, says, however, the simple solution is to do fewer of those dangerous things and to better design the applications allowed across the network.

SearchCIO.com:
Gartner: Good old-fashioned outsourcing has got to stop!
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid19_gci1178320,00.html?id=blogspot
Ad hoc, compulsive outsourcing needs to give way to disciplined multisourcing. How? For starters, ask the right questions in the right order.

SearchCRM.com:
Contact centers mature, stagnant, report says
http://searchcrm.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid11_gci1178357,00.html?id=blogspot
Contact centers are making strides in adopting new technologies, but they're still plagued by many of the challenges they've faced for years.

SearchDataCenter.com:
Xen founders tackle Windows virtualization
http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid80_gci1178069,00.html?id=blogspot
XenSource, a startup fronted by the developers of virtualization software Xen, launched a new commercial offering that runs on Windows, after a failed attempt earlier this year.

Data center wins environmental, uptime certifications
http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid80_gci1178331,00.html?id=blogspot
Healthcare insurance company Highmark Inc. built a new data center that received a Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The facility had previously received a Tier-3 certification from The Uptime Institute.

SearchDataManagement.com:
Microsoft acquires analytics vendor ProClarity
http://searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid91_gci1178278,00.html?id=blogspot
Microsoft announced plans yesterday to acquire ProClarity, an analytics vendor it hopes will bolster its business intelligence platform.

SearchNetworking.com:
Experts: Intelligent, application-aware networks may not be a wise choice
http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid7_gci1178400,00.html?id=blogspot
Cisco Systems Inc. is touting its Intelligent Information and Application-Oriented Networks, but some experts say keeping the network dumb could be the smarter choice.

SearchOracle.com;
Report finds SAP winning war with Oracle
http://searchoracle.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid41_gci1178425,00.html?id=blogspot
A new report from Forrester Research finds that SAP has the edge in its longstanding battle with Oracle.

SearchSecurity.com:
When 17 days of security is an 'Olympian' task
http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid14_gci1177998,00.html?id=blogspot
There's no bigger target for attackers than the Olympic Games, but security managers thwarted attacks in Turin by having no patience for abnormal users or devices.

Survey: Enterprises quicken patch process
http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid14_gci1178124,00.html?id=blogspot
A new patch management survey shows more security administrators are avoiding exploits by patching vulnerabilities quickly. In some cases, maybe too quickly.

Security Bytes: Massive fraud via Web payment site
http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid14_gci1178293,00.html?id=blogspot
Meanwhile: McAfee fixes Webshield flaw, Trend Micro data is compromised; and Apple fixes its Mac OS X firmware.

SearchStorage.com:
Symantec rethinks remote office backup
http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid5_gci1178292,00.html?id=blogspot
Symantec announces PureDisk, a disk-based remote office backup product that eliminates the need for tape at branch offices.

Users puzzle over iSCSI
http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid5_gci1178351,00.html?id=blogspot
ISCSI is the buzzword at SNW -- but while most say it's a good idea in theory, some users are still stumped when it comes to deploying it.

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