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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

SMBs: It’s a buyer’s market for wireless service

Infor to combine with SSA Global
The combination of the two companies will create the world’s third-largest business application vendor.

SAP extends CRM support to Siebel apps
With the help of its subsidiary TomorrowNow, SAP is looking to tempt more customers away from Oracle by extending its Safe Passage program to include third-party support to Siebel users.

Measuring agent retention translates to the bottom line
With agent turnover still a significant concern, contact centers need to make agent retention a measurable goal.

CA updates Wily Web app management tools
Just four months after Wily Technology Inc. was acquired by CA, the system management software supplier has refreshed the Wily Web application management software.

SPEC forms server efficiency committee
A nonprofit organization that measures server performance benchmarks has formed a committee to develop server energy efficiency standards.

BlackBerry extends mobile applications without e-mail
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. has a new server that pushes out MDS applications independently of e-mail.

Kickstart Fedora workstations and servers
Reduce the time and effort spent on server reconstruction with a Fedora kickstart. This bootable media will help you rebuild your system when your servers are damaged, destroyed or down for the count.

Antispam crusade backfires; Blue Security shuts down
The move comes on the heels of a massive counterattack spammers launched against the company, knocking millions of Web sites offline in the process.

Survey: Women more likely to download spyware
Women may download spyware more often, but men are more likely to surf risky Web sites on company time, according to new survey results.

Podcast: Security Wire Weekly
This week Senior News Writer Bill Brenner leads a roundtable discussion with author Sean Walberg, ISECOM's Pete Herzog and CISSP Frank Kenisky about the (ISC)2's controversial program to bring CISSP coursework to colleges and universities, plus all the week's top infosec news.

Explore all options when looking to VoIP
With the VoIP vendor marketing popping at the seams, medium-sized firms should consider every option when thinking of adopting the technology.

VMware users long for live data migration
Users at Storage Decisions say they hope the forthcoming version of VMware will allow them to upgrade their storage without rebooting servers.

Intel to sell FalconStor-based appliances
Making further moves into storage, Intel plans to sell appliances based on software from FalconStor.

Email archiving: What's right for your enterprise?
There is a growing need to archive email data, and today there are several ways to do it. Stop to consider what would work best for your enterprise.


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