Today's IT News Audio Update
Oracle has reported another strong quarter of financial results ... Patricia Dunn, the embattled chairman of HP, will answer questions on the spying scandal next week ... Amazon.com is offering to host online stores for small and medium-size businesses
News: U.S. computer firm admits selling banned exports to Iran
News: Yahoo warns on weakening Web ad sales
News: Mambo Foundation releases Mambo 4.6
News: HP's Dunn to testify before House on spying scandal
Storage Tip: Rules for differentiating between operational and disaster recovery
ITwhirled: In Soviet Russia, mouse clicks YOU
Schneier: We are losing the security war
Companies are losing the battle to secure their IT systems from attacks by hackers and other threats, warned Bruce Schneier, the founder and chief technology officer of Counterpane Internet Security Inc.
U.S. computer firm admits selling banned exports to Iran
A California seller of servers and other computer components has pleaded guilty to selling products to Iran in violation of federal export controls, the U.S. Attorney's office in San Francisco reported Tuesday.
Yahoo warns on weakening Web ad sales
A slowing U.S. economy may already be impacting Yahoo Inc.'s Web advertising sales growth, the head of the company said Tuesday, a trend that does not bode well for other ad-supported Internet sites.
Mambo Foundation releases Mambo 4.6
The Mambo Foundation has released Mambo 4.6, the first major release of its open-source content management system (CMS) in almost two years, the group said Wednesday.
HP's Dunn to testify before House on spying scandal
Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairman Patricia Dunn will answer questions on the spying scandal that has embroiled her company during a House committee hearing on Capitol Hill next week.
iTunes nets $1 million in movie sales for Disney in a week
In only one week, Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Store generated $1 million in movie sales for Walt Disney Co., and that's "just the beginning," the head of Disney said Tuesday.
Microsoft to ease Vista upgrades with one-DVD plan
In an effort to simplify the distribution of Windows Vista and make it easier for customers to upgrade, Microsoft Corp. will include the various retail versions of the OS on one DVD instead of having separate DVDs for each Vista edition.
Oracle celebrates strong Q1 with some SAP bashing
As Oracle Corp. executives patted themselves on the back for their company's reporting another strong financial quarter, they also couldn't resist having a go at prime applications rival SAP AG.
Microsoft to add HD DVD to Xbox 360
Microsoft Corp. will launch an HD DVD drive add-on for its Xbox 360 console in November, a company executive said Wednesday.
Rules for differentiating between operational and disaster recovery
By David Hill, Mesabi Group
Differentiating between operational recovery and disaster recovery is not always clear-cut. Fortunately, most problems are operational problems not disaster recovery problems. Here are some guidelines for when a failover to a remote site is an operational recovery problem and not a disaster recovery problem.
In Soviet Russia, mouse clicks YOU
Those Soviets sure did make some wonderfully clunky computer hardware. Here's the best of computer mouses from the USSR. Our favorite label: "The Manipulator For Graphical Information."