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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Mobile device trends: Security, consolidation and more

Mobile device trends: Security, consolidation and more
In a recent report, J. Gold Associates outlined the direction in which mobile devices will be heading in 2007 and 2008. Security is high on the list, while other trends such as consolidation and multi-modal user interfaces start generating some real steam.

App security defense in depth: Strategies to lock down your Web apps
Most organizations have deployed a layered approach to tackling security at the infrastructure level, but now experts say it's time to apply that approach to Web applications.

Shadow processes, the ghost in the BPM machine
When employees fail to follow business process, it can kill efficiency and hurt the bottom line. Don’t assume your BPM solution is a cure-all. Find out what’s really going on.

Gartner names data quality's top performers in Quadrant
The leaders in the data quality tools market are beefing up their international offerings and focusing on real-time monitoring, according to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.

SAP aims Duet at largest customers, beta tester sees benefits
New CRM capabilities will be added to Duet, but cost continues to be unclear and customers must upgrade to the latest version of SAP to use the software.

Wacky Web misuses highlight internal risks
One vendor says selling corporate assets on eBay, spying on coworkers and running illegal gambling rings are just a few examples of the crazy stunts employees will try when given unchecked use of the Web at work.

Military students get lesson in cyberwarfare
Students from the nation's most recognized military academies recently took part in a contest that not only tested their network defense skills, but also gave them a taste of real-world information security.

Podcast: Security Wire Weekly
This week Senior News Writer Bill Brenner interviews Siemens security chief Dave Bixler about his organization's intrusion defense strategy, plus all the top news and why combatants in the browser battle are turning to guerilla warfare.

Quantum buys ADIC for $770M

Analysts weigh in on Quantum's bid to dominate data protection with the acquisition of ADIC.

Want a better DR plan? Don't pitch it as DR
Users from Boston-area companies exchanged ideas on how to make DR plans more palatable to management by pushing their business value.

Reseller guide to vendor channel programs
With hundreds of vendor programs out there, here's a quick guide to picking a decent partner and some tips on how to sweeten deals.

Few IT shops need worry about late Vista
Gartner says Vista could slip even further. It’s worth watching only if your Software Assurance agreement is running out or if you’re on Windows 2000.


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