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Digital identity with a capital 'I'

Digital identity with a capital 'I'

I’m at Digital ID World 2005 conference in San Francisco. Phil Becker, editor in chief of Digital ID World and host of the event, kicked off the event defining his notion of digital identity, with a capital "I.

May 10, 2005 by in Security

VMware Workstation 5

VMware Workstation 5

Just about any task involving multiple operating systems on a single computer can be accomplished using VMware Workstation 5, which adds valuable new features and also delivers performance enhancements.

May 10, 2005 by in Virtualization

On the joys of borrowed intelligence

On the joys of borrowed intelligence

There's a marvelous (probably apocryphal) story about a database vendor who was giving a sales pitch to a prospective customer's applications people, all of whom were assiduously taking notes on their PCs. The audience asked questions that got steadily more technical and abstruse until the sales reps found themselves (to their surprise and dismay) ineptly discussing the relative merits of static versus temporary tables.

May 10, 2005 by in Data Management

Aust ISPs deny receiving piracy warnings

Aust ISPs deny receiving piracy warnings

Internet service providers BigPond and iiNet have denied receiving e-mails from a software piracy watchdog warning of illegal activities by their users, although Optus and People Telecom say otherwise.The Business Software Alliance said it sent almost 3,400 messages to ISPs in Australia this year on top of 10,617 notices in 2004.

May 9, 2005 by in Telcos

Telstra outage hurts ADSL customers

Telstra outage hurts ADSL customers

Telstra's ADSL authentication systems developed a fault over the weekend and caused connection problems for hundreds of Internet service providers (ISPs) in NSW for around 12 hours.Australia's largest ISP Telstra, which provides broadband Internet access to both retail and wholesale customers, has admitted that the company's authentication systems went down for a number of hours over the weekend.

May 9, 2005 by in Telcos

Broadband in residential units was a $364 mln industry in 2004

Broadband in residential units was a $364 mln industry in 2004

Increasing demand for broadband by consumers and businesses will propel the Multi-Tenant Unit/Multi-Dwelling Unit (MTU/MDU) in-building broadband equipment market to grow more than four-fold over the next several years, reports In-Stat. MTU/MDU in-building broadband equipment revenues are projected to grow from $364 million in 2004 to nearly $1.

May 9, 2005 by in Networking

When programmers change their tune

When programmers change their tune

In past blog posts regarding the difficulties inherent in crossing programming domains (Unix to Windows, say), some claimed that programming is universal, and any decent programmer should be able to cross development boundaries as easily as crossing the street. If they can't then they are stupid and should be fired (someone did claim that).

May 9, 2005 by in Windows

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