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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Survey: Vista security skepticism swells

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Survey: Vista security skepticism swells
More than half of those who answered a recent survey say they have no current plans to deploy the upcoming Windows Vista OS.

Security Bytes: Snort systems vulnerable to attack
Also: IBM rectifies a critical Kerberos flaw and Symantec's effort to battle against OneCare may have to wait.

Getting compliance on the GRID
The Object Management Group is attempting to build a database that may one day serve as a clearinghouse for all the world's IT-related regulations. Some say it's impossible, but others believe it's badly needed to keep companies secure and out of the legal crosshairs.

Podcast: Security Wire Weekly
This week Senior News Writer Bill Brenner leads a roundtable discussion with readers about the recent Veterans Affairs data theft, vigilante antispam efforts and the future of the CISSP, plus the top infosec news.
Listen here

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Mainsoft enables .Net applications to run on WebSphere Portal
Mainsoft has released a new version of Visual MainWin for J2EE, which allows .Net applications to be transferred into Java bytecode that can then be deployed on WebSphere Portal.

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No excuse for CRM analytics excuses
With companies still as cost-conscious as ever, CRM analytics proponents must have answers for the critics.

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Florida data center prepares for hurricane season
In a move to better prepare for hurricanes, which forecasters have predicted will likely swipe the Gulf Coast again this coming season, one of Florida's largest public school districts recently built a new disaster recovery site 13 miles farther inland than its primary data center.

Exchange failover: Texas university dumps NetApp
Texas Christian University (TCU) recently dropped Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) as its storage vendor of choice for Microsoft (MS) Exchange failover, tapping instead SteelEye Technology Inc.'s LifeKeeper software.

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Security flap opens financial services firm’s eyes
Thomas Weisel Partners, a financial services firm, caught a bug; a worm really. But now they monitor network traffic more closely to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

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Oracle users group goes down under
A new partnership between the Oracle Applications Users Group and its Australian counterpart promises to expand member access to educational resources.

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Government agency picks NetBackup over VTL
A user at a recent backup road show seminar says he evaluated VTLs but opted to stick with a disk backup feature included in NetBackup instead.

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Server virtualization myths and realities exposed
It saves money. It doesn't save money. It cuts staff. It adds staff. What's the truth behind common vendor claims about server virtualization? One expert has the answers.

Blades: Good fit, bad heat, but nothing ugly
Are blades servers the best choice for virtualization? Or are their reputed benefits really not all they're cracked up to be? This article examines these much-hyped servers in terms of their physical space requirements, form and cost.

Gartner offers a checklist for better server virtualization
Starting a server virtualization project and want to make sure you get it right the first time? Gartner research fellow Tom Bittman has some tips to help the process along.

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Microsoft’s Ballmer defends his decision to spend
Microsoft is investing a barrel of cash on as many as 70 technologies over the next 10 years. CEO Ballmer won’t say how he’ll spend the dough, but he defended the company’s decision to do so.

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Visual Studio Team System adds database persona
VSTS is adding support for database developers and administrators. A beta is expected for TechEd in June, with a full SKU due by the end of the year. Looking further out, Microsoft also discussed an Orca-timeframe Visual Studio add-in that will act as an enterprise-wide software portfolio analyzer.

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