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News: Yahoo, Acer ink home page, search engine pact
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Opinion: Outsourcing the middleware layer
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Microsoft tries to dazzle E.U. with Vista benefits
Microsoft Corp. tried to dazzle the antitrust regulators in Brussels on Thursday with new research that illustrates how immense the effect of Windows Vista will be next year on Europe's IT industry and the broader economy.
Intel, Siemens team on secure VOIP for enterprises
Intel Corp. and Siemens AG have agreed to collaborate in the development of new enterprise communication systems using VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) technology.
Yahoo, Acer ink home page, search engine pact
Yahoo Inc. reached a deal for prime real estate on all Acer Inc. PCs shipped globally, with a cobranded toolbar, home page and search engine, the companies said Wednesday.
State says it has evidence to charge HP officials
A day after Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) chairman Patricia Dunn promised to step down for her role in a spy scandal, the state of California is continuing to investigate the actions of HP officials and the private investigators they used.
Microsoft takes third shot at buggy security patch
Microsoft Corp. just can't seem to shake problems with its MS06-042 update for Internet Explorer. On Tuesday, Microsoft was forced to release its third version of the update because of a new security bug discovered in the update, according to Tony Chor, a group program manager with Microsoft.
Sun, Accenture back as best buddies after a lull
Sun Microsystems Inc. views global management consulting and outsourcing firm Accenture Ltd. as one of its most important and "indispensable" partners, according to Jonathan Schwartz, Sun's president and chief executive officer.
McData bundles three storage products into one
McData has bundled three separate SAN management products into one, called Enterprise Fabric Connection Manager (EFCM) 9.0, but previously known as EFCM, SANpilot and SANavigator.
Outsourcing the middleware layer
By Sean McGrath
Apparently (I am too young to remember) photocopier machines were greeted with suspicion in some quarters when they were first introduced. How can you know that the machine has made a perfect copy of your vital document? I'm told by someone who remembers those days that he used to proof read the copies coming off the photocopier to check for accuracy.
This sounds silly now, which isn't to say that mechanical copying no longer needs to be done with care. Rather, we are now comfortable with the idea that all we need is a quick visual inspection of the photocopied page to see if it is all there. Once we have that, we do not need to inspect the individual letters to know we have a good copy. We trust the photocopier.
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