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Thursday, May 11, 2006

VoIP will soon be ‘mainstream’

VoIP will soon be ‘mainstream’
A recent study by Infonetics Research found that VoIP use in the enterprise will more than double by 2010, and VoIP could soon be considered mainstream technology.

ISCSI integration available on System i, plus new Lotus discount
IBM announced today that its System i servers would have better connections with Windows and blade servers, and also offered a discount on an i520 server that has Lotus products tied into it.

Steps you can take now to begin building in software security
Securing applications doesn't require completely changing your software development life cycle. Gary McGraw, author of Software Security: Building Security In, talks about software security best practices -- or "touchpoints" -- that can be easily added to your SDLC.

Four steps to successful IT/business alignment
Business alignment remains a top priority for IT executives. James Champy offers CIOs advice for turning IT into an integral part of their business operations, and no longer just a service center.

Mainframe labor pool bolstered by IBM contest
Mainframes have proven in some environments to be irreplaceable, but the labor force for the venerable platform is waning. IBM is trying to help shops offset the fade.

Systems management consortium tackles interoperability
Six small systems management vendors banded together this week to encourage open source system management. The group plans to announce a dozen more members in the next few weeks.

New Oracle BI tool adds color to compliance efforts
Oracle offers up details about its new Daily Business Intelligence for Compliance software.

When companies merge, who wins?
It's still a thriving market, analysts say, and some consolidation in the storage industry was expected. But warning signs of a less competitive market are also emerging.

Security experts say install Exchange patch despite problems
Fast-moving worm exploit is likely to follow Tuesday’s Exchange patch from Microsoft.


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