Friday, October 13, 2006

Intel to launch quad-core chips Nov. 13 ... After Google win, Belgian publishers pursue MSN

HIGHLIGHTS

News: Intel to launch quad-core chips on Nov. 13
News: After Google win, Belgian publishers pursue MSN
News: Microsoft says regulations won't delay Vista in Europe
News: Adobe plans to give more details of Apollo this month
Security Tip: Three things you must know about risk assessment
Opinion: Does work actually flow?
Podcast: Today's IT news audio update
ITwhirled: Geek comic of the week: Pixel


NEWS UPDATES

Intel to launch quad-core chips on Nov. 13
In a race with rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Intel Corp. will bring its quad-core chips to market in a new line of Hewlett-Packard Co. workstations due to be introduced on Nov. 13.

After Google win, Belgian publishers pursue MSN
Looking to avoid the kind of legal tangle that Google Inc. has found itself in, Microsoft Corp.'s MSN division in Belgium is in talks with a group newspaper publishers over the rights to publish their content on its Web site.

Microsoft says regulations won't delay Vista in Europe
Microsoft Corp. has agreed to make changes to its upcoming Windows Vista operating system to satisfy regulators in the European Union. Despite the changes, it will still deliver Vista on schedule, it said Friday.

Adobe plans to give more details of Apollo this month
Adobe Systems Inc. is planning to offer more details later this month on its Apollo project, designed to run rich Internet applications offline on PCs, its president said in an interview on Thursday.

Office Live to complement Office 2007 in SMBs
Office Live, a set of web-hosted services from Microsoft Corp., will play a key role in the delivery of collaboration functions to users of its Office 2007 suite in small businesses.

HP hires Ethics and Compliance Officer
Hewlett-Packard Co. is hiring a chief ethics and compliance officer to make sure its businesses practices, sullied by a boardroom spying scandal, remain on the straight and narrow.

Wall Street Beat: McAfee, YouTube point to trends
Google Inc.'s acquisition of YouTube Inc. and a shakeup at security vendor McAfee Inc. are giving IT investors something to mull over as they brace for the wave of technology-vendor financial reports due next week.

Oracle turns attention to applications management
Oracle Corp. is to broaden its Enterprise Manager 10g software to include comprehensive applications management. The vendor will make the new capabilities available with the upcoming release of three new management packs for three of its different enterprise applications families.


SECURITY TIP

Three things you must know about risk assessment
By Brent Huston, MicroSolved, Inc.

Risk assessments are in at the moment, but they're not for the meek or the ambitious. Politics and control sensitivities are abundant. That said, a good risk assessment should provide an organization with a road map for security issues that need immediate attention, interim goals and long-term security planning. Here are three key things to consider before undertaking a full assessment project.

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OPINION

Does work actually flow?
By Sean McGrath

In businesses, things happen that cause employees to do stuff. This 'stuff' is called 'work'. Work generally does not start and end in an instant. Like everything else in life, it happens with respect to time. This stuff called work flows and therefore we naturally call the phenomenon workflow.

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PODCAST

Daily IT News Audio Update
HP hires ethics officer ... DOJ begins antitrust investigation of SRAM market ... Google's Blogger service suffers outage

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ITWHIRLED

Geek comic of the week: Pixel
Can humor be derived from the interaction between a two lonely pixels -- the basic unit from which all computer graphics are derived? Well, not really. But if you place those pixels in an odd but fully imagined world where pixels have spouses, babies, jobs, and trips to the beach or the movies, as 'Pixel' does, then you're in for a good time.

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