News: Microsoft, Orange to link messaging networks
News: India's staff shortage no big problem, Wipro chief says
News: SAP quiet on NetWeaver developer subscription price
News: New tools could jazz up mobile phone displays
Storage Tip: Data protection management products help reduce complexity
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ITwhirled: IgNobel prizes awarded
Microsoft, Orange to link messaging networks
Microsoft Corp. and Orange SA will link their instant messaging systems later this year, allowing up to 375 million people to chat with each other using their PC or mobile phone.
India's staff shortage no big problem, Wipro chief says
Wipro Ltd.'s chairman downplayed the impact of staff shortages in India, saying they won't hold back the continued growth of the country's outsourcing industry.
SAP quiet on NetWeaver developer subscription price
SAP AG hopes to attract new blood to its software development community by launching an online subscription service for individual developers to create new applications on its NetWeaver integration platform. But the company is mum on what the subscription will cost.
New tools could jazz up mobile phone displays
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB and Nokia Corp. have each announced new developer tools to encourage innovation on their respective mobile phone software platforms.
Apple warns of Windows virus in latest iPods
Apple Computer Inc. has warned Windows users that a small number of its latest iPod models are affected by a virus. Apple's technical support website warns: "We recently discovered that a small number -- less than 1 per cent -- of the video iPods available for purchase after September 12 left our contract manufacturer carrying the Windows RavMonE.exe virus."
Microsoft releases guidelines for customer privacy
Criticized in the past for an initiative that would require the company to collect and catalog personal information about its customers, Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday released an internal document about how it protects customers' privacy in the hopes that other companies will adopt similar practices.
Hackers' project hides browser-busting code
Hackers are developing new software that will help hide browser attack code from some types of security software. The software, called VoMM (eVade o’ Matic Module), uses a variety of techniques to mix up known exploit code so as to make it unrecognizable to some types of antivirus software.
Data protection management products help reduce complexity
By David Hill, Mesabi Group
The problem: Many organizations report significant problems with data protection processes, specifically their backup and restore processes. Data protection is a must task for enterprises not only for business continuity, but also for compliance where complete and accurate recovery of data, such as financial-oriented records, is mandatory. Although the problem of improving the data protection processes may not be an intractable one, it is not necessarily an easy one to solve. Here's what you need to know.
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IgNobel prizes awarded
Did you know that hiccups can be stopped by putting a finger up the rectum? Why woodpeckers don't get headaches? That misquitos can't distinguish between the smells of cheese and feet? Brave scientists who worked on these topics and more were honored at this year's celebration of research oddities.