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Info security 2007: RAD is bad

Tis the season for predictions from information security vendors and it's scary out there--of course it has to be or there's no reason to buy from these folks. Among the more notable information security predictions for the year ahead:--SPI Dynamics, a Web application testing software and services company, predicts rapid application development is a disaster waiting to happen.

December 7, 2006 by

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IBM: Net's future is mobile middleware

Maybe all you need to connect millions of mobile devices to the Internet is some snazzy middleware from IBM.Darryl Taft at eWeek reports:IBM Research is working on delivering a middleware system that will enable users to tap into the data on mobile devices to create a virtually unlimited pool of data and provide essentially infinite access to the Internet, the company said.

December 7, 2006 by


Pluggd makes podcasts and video scannable

The Internet breeding a new species of human, those who are very adept at scanning, absorbing and cataloging information from the Web at broadband speed. Sitting in front of or holding a screen, with a particular information gathering goal or merely surfing, individuals cruise along at their own scanning speed, processing the data flow in real time and sifting out what is useful in a few seconds or even nanoseconds.

December 7, 2006 by Dan Farber


HP, IBM in hardware slugfest for CIO hearts

Hewlett-Packard and IBM are duking it out to become the favored hardware vendor among technology executives, according to a Merrill Lynch survey of 100 CIOs. Among Merrill's findings:Question: Which vendor will be increasing share of your Unix server spending in 2007?

December 6, 2006 by


Palm CEO Ed Colligan unplugged

At a Churchill Club event last month, Palm CEO Ed Colligan was interviewed by New York Times correspondent John Markoff. In the podcast, Colligan discusses Palm's products strategy and trends in the mobile space.

December 6, 2006 by Dan Farber

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