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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The trials and triumphs of open source

The trials and triumphs of open source
A panel of JBoss and Red Hat engineers and executives met at the Red Hat Summit to talk about the true meaning of openness, the acquisition of JBoss and cooperation with Microsoft.

CIO Decisions 2006: Reporter’s Notebook -- Day One
Our continuing coverage of the CIO Decisions conference being held this week in Carlsbad, Calif., includes a few tidbits you might have missed.

CIO Decisions 2006: Bracing for the next Katrina
The CIO of Mississippi Power remembers Hurricane Katrina’s wrath when it hit the Gulf Coast nearly a year ago. Her company’s ability to restore power to thousands of residents in a matter of days is a success story by most measures. But its recovery efforts weren’t perfect. Learn what it did right, wrong and how it’s bracing for another hurricane season.

CIO Decisions 2006: Bringing a CEO mind-set to IT
IT needs to support and enhance business goals. Rich Hoffman, newly minted CEO of the North American IT operations at Hyundai Motor Co., took the mandate a step further, turning IT into a business.

Microsoft business intelligence beefs up with performance management
Microsoft announced a performance management application for its business intelligence platform. A 2007 release date gives business intelligence stakeholders time to strategize.

Gartner CDI study picks the market leaders
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for customer data integration hubs names the market leaders and some potential pitfalls. This year, one company came out in front.

Podcast: Master data management trends and resources
Master data management is emerging as an important enterprise technology. Gartner's Andrew White and SAP's Sunil Gupta discuss recent trends affecting SAP customers and the market.
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SAP Project Argo to extend enterprise search beyond company walls
SAP will extend its search capabilities beyond the company walls with a composite application that uses NetWeaver’s indexing technology and integrates with SAP applications.

Active-duty soldiers' data also stolen in Veterans Affairs theft
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has revealed that data belonging to as many as 2.2 million active-duty troops was stolen along with information involving 26.5 million veterans.

Easy hacks still tripping up corporate victims
Analysts at the Gartner IT Security Summit explain how thieves are becoming data theft mavens by using freely available tools to hijack sensitive data from stolen PC.

Brief: Sourcefire addresses Snort flaw
Sourcefire has issued an updated version of Snort to address a flaw that could allow malicious packets to damage Snort-protected computers.

Podcast: Security Wire Weekly
This week, Senior News Writer Bill Brenner reports on McAfee's acquisition of Preventsys; a Snort security flaw gets patched, but not how you might think; and a spammer's change of heart. Also: An interview with privacy expert Mike Spinney on the long-term impact of the latest data thefts.
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Law firm ditches tape as primary backup
Winthrop & Weinstine cut hours off its tape backup window and slashed its media costs by $10,000 per year by switching to a D2D2T strategy using Data Domain.

Microsoft anti-malware suite ready to go
Two previous Microsoft acquisitions are finally bearing fruit. The company will release antispam and antivirus software under the Antigen brand on July 1.


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