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From .Net to the mainframe

From .Net to the mainframe

The mainframe turned 40 in April, but it hasn't suffered much in the way of a mid-life crisis. In 2003, IBM sold 2,700 mainframes (IDC), accounted for a third of the company's server revenue and about 25 percent of total revenue when the software is included.

September 27, 2004 by in IBM

Spam Scoreboard - Proprietary Interests: 1,  Standards: 0

Spam Scoreboard - Proprietary Interests: 1, Standards: 0

In what I opined to have been not just a catastrophic blow to the battle against spam, but also a stunning defeat for standards setting in general, a working group that was established by the Internet Engineering Task Force to move the ball forward on e-mail authentication standards has buckled under the weight of proprietary interests and intellectual property problems.

September 26, 2004 by in Tech Industry

If RSS ain

If RSS ain

Nothing says success more than counterattack from those threatened by disruptive innovation. Steve Gillmor sees RSS syndication and notification technology and its variants seem poised at the threshold of rapid adoption, given the recent groundswell of scalability concerns emanating from some interesting quarters.

September 26, 2004 by in Microsoft

Solving the IDS vs. SSL conundrum

Solving the IDS vs. SSL conundrum

One catch-22 that network security architects are constantly faced with is how to deploy Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) when the traffic they're supposed to act on is encrypted with SSL.

September 23, 2004 by in Networking


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