Forget the technology: when it comes to security, here's a salutary reminder that it's the wetware that's the problem.So there I was this morning, nipping down to out to get a pint of milk, when I hear someone reading out a string of numbers.
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Who cares about going green? Apparently, datacentre managers don't, if this story is to be believed.
Just come away from a briefing and demo of Microsoft's newly-released Windows Server 2008 R2; it's much more than a minor update of the main release last year. We reviewed it briefly in July but there are more features we didn't have space to mention.
Interesting news story in USA Today, of all places, about how cutting business travel can hurt profits. That's according to research that was commissioned by the National Business Travel Association and American Express Business Travel (both in the US), and which was reportedly culled from data from both government and private sources in 15 industries over the nine years up to 2007.
Why is virtualisation take-up so slow?There's an interesting blog post here from Ron Oglesby, who works at Dell's infrastructure consulting services arm, which starts with the assumption that every server that can be virtualised should be virtualised -- and that there's very few that cannot be virtualised.
Just spent a couple of days in Ireland with Intel, talking about its general research efforts across Europe. This research is in addition to the R&D the chip company undertakes in order to develop new products.
Sun has got it in the neck - again - and the EU gets it right.The EU has delayed the now long-running acquisition of Sun by Oracle - out of which Sun's founders stand to make a very large pile of cash - because it wants to investigate a potential monopoly.
I've been using a lot of virtual machines recently for various projects. My current favourite virtualisation system software is Sun's VirtualBox.
Technology will remove the need for expensive travel - this has been the promise, the threat, the key selling point for video-conferencing for the last 20-plus years.The VC industry was saying this back in the day when an ISDN line at 64kbps was fast.
If you're into virtualisation, whether vendor or buyer, then VMworld, VMware's annual virtualisation-fest, is the place to go. That has until now been the general ethos in this part of the forest.