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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Exchange & Windows focus of latest Microsoft fixes

Exchange, Windows focus of latest Microsoft fixes
The software giant releases its May security bulletins and two of the three are rated critical. Issues with Exchange and Flash Player are addressed, but none fixes the latest IE flaws.

ODF approval significant but no tipping point for CIOs
The ISO adoption of OpenDocument Format is likely to fuel interest overseas of open standards, but for CIOs based in the U.S. there’s still little incentive to switch.

Self-service search provides the answers for Humana
A natural language query tool has policy holders helping themselves while also linking to the healthcare provider’s IVR.

Microsoft tackles its own CDI project
It takes more than just CEO Steve Ballmer’s say-so to get a customer data integration project done right at Microsoft. It takes a lengthy commitment and organizational CDI support.

DAMA attendees share trends in the trenches
Semantics, universal data models, and compliance are transforming data management, according to data professionals at a recent Data Management Association (DAMA) event.

The mobility challenge: Supporting multiple devices in the enterprise
As more and more mobile devices enter the enterprise, the IT department's task of managing and securing them grows more complex. talked to panelists and attendees at last week's Interop Wireless and Mobility conference to find out their pain points and some possible remedies.

Podcast: SAP ABAP, IBM WebSphere, RFID skills pay rising
Employers are paying a premium for SAP ABAP, IBM WebSphere skills, Java experts and radio frequency identification technology talent, according to research from Foote Partners LLC.

Firm takes hassle out of online tax collection
Online sales tax calculation can be an arduous task for a medium-size company, but a Washington-based firm can do the work for you for a fee.

Symantec molds Veritas products into same old stuff
Security giant Symantec has repackaged and rebranded a bunch of Veritas products, but that's the extent of the "vision" at this year's conference.

EMC adds Kashya to InVista
EMC acquired startup Kashya to add DR capabilities to its InVista virtualization switch. Kashya will also bump CDP partner Mendocino out of the RecoverPoint picture.


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