When FBI Director Robert Mueller testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee over the underreported of "national security letters" he had two choices: Tell senators that the FBI deliberately downplayed the number of letters or claim IT incompetence. IT incompetence won hands down.
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Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Metasploit 3.0 ships with 177 exploits, 104 payloads.
Eight days into his tenure at Sun, newly minted Chief Operating Platforms Officer Ian Murdock took the stage at the SDForum event, "Platform 2.0: The Next Generation" in Santa Clara.
I'm at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology conference this week, enjoying the geeky ambiance. The theme for this year's conference is the Arthur C.
Christopher Lochhead used to enjoy the executive perks of a Silicon Valley executive--such as instant IT support. He was the chief marketing officer at Scient and then at Mercury until the company was sold to HP last year.
The consulting and outsourcing business is just swell. Accenture reported second quarter revenue of $4.
Ryan Naraine reports that Metasploit 3.0 has been released with a bunch of preloaded exploits and other payloads.
Research in Motion said Tuesday that is adding Application Programming Interfaces to the BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE). As Russell Shaw notes in Blackberry Beat RIM's move is designed to stimulate more third party applications development.
In a recent post poking a little fun at the pure browser-based services, Microsoft general manager of platform strategy Charles Fitzgerald wrote:The reality is the desktop is moving into the cloud and the cloud is moving onto the desktop. The winners will bring together the unique capabilities of both.
Best Buy bought Speakeasy on Tuesday for $97 million in another move to become the IT shop for small businesses. Speakeasy offers broadband voice, data and IT services and will sit inside the Best Buy For Business Unit.