Thursday, February 01, 2007
Dell takes over as CEO, Rollins out ... IBM Labs sees 5 innovations in 5 years
News: Europe bolsters for battle on U.S. traveler data
News: IBM Labs sees five innovations in five years
News: Michael Dell back in charge as Rollins exits Dell
News: Microsoft ships SSL VPN software
Tip: Five Security Mistakes to Avoid
Podcast: Today's IT news audio update
ITwhirled: Majority of Americans prefer computer to spouse: survey
Europe bolsters for battle on U.S. traveler data
The European Parliament has delayed a vote on how to react to the U.S.' growing appetite for personal information about European citizens, in order to intensify its opposition.
IBM Labs sees five innovations in five years
Real-time language translation, medical monitoring via the mobile Web and nanotechnology to purify water are some of the innovations IBM Labs thinks will be on the market within five years.
Michael Dell back in charge as Rollins exits Dell
Two and a half years after handing the chief executive title to his hand-picked successor, Kevin Rollins, Michael Dell is again running the company he founded, Dell Inc.
Microsoft ships SSL VPN software
Microsoft has introduced a new product combining the Whale Communications VPN software it bought last year with the latest version of its ISA Server, the company said Wednesday.
California police arrest 'mid-level' software pirate
California police arrested a man on Tuesday who allegedly sold illegally copied Microsoft and Adobe software on the Internet for seven years, netting him an estimated $750,000.
BT to buy services company INS for over £100M
U.K. telecommunications carrier BT Group PLC plans to extend its enterprise services offering in the U.S. with the acquisition of International Network Services Inc.
Google exceeds expectations in Q4
Google Inc. beat Wall Street's expectations for its fourth quarter, ended Dec. 31, 2006, as the company continues on a tear, selling search engine advertising much faster than its biggest rivals and than the industry average.
Research firm: Weaker voice will hold back WiMax
The GSM family of technologies will continue to dominate the mobile infrastructure business over the next five years, research company Dell'Oro Group Inc. said Wednesday. Sales of network gear for WiMax will grow by an average of 50 percent per year until 2011 but still only make up about 5 percent of the market worldwide.
Microsoft's top three Vista security features
Microsoft Corp. finally rolled its Vista operating system out the door Tuesday, billing it as its most secure operating system ever. In this interview, Russ Humphries, a senior program manager with the Vista security team, lists the three Vista features that will have the biggest effect.
Five Security Mistakes to Avoid
A security auditor shares five of the most common yet problematic mistakes companies make that substantially increase the likelihood of a security breach.
Daily IT News Audio Update
Dell takes over as CEO, Rollins out ... Microsoft executive who helped develop Zune leaves ... Turbolinux offers media player that can also boot Linux OS
Majority of Americans prefer computer to spouse: survey
Don't say to the love of your life, "Either that computer goes or I do!" According to a new survey, you'll be packing your bags. Sixty-five percent of Americans polled said they spend more time with their home computer than their spouse or significant other, according to research by Kelton Research.