With months of foreshadowing and preannouncement, salesforce.com released its latest (18th) generation of the on demand CRM software platform.
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Last month I met with Nand Mulchandani and Charles Renert of Determina, which has developed unique security software that the company claims stops all memory-based attacks--such as stack and heap overflows, format string vulnerabilities and shatter attacks. Given that every critical server vulnerability in the last few years has been memory-based and about 60 percent of Windows vulnerabilities as well, Determina has tapped into the major root of the cybersecurity problem.
During an interview with Supernova 2005 conference host Kevin Werbach, Sun President, COO and chief blogger Jonathan Schwartz called blogging essential for leadership. "If you want to be a leader, I can't see surviving without a blog.
Why do corporations need to store personal data anyway? The real cure to our data loss plague will be individuals taking control of their digital identities. Eric Norlin looks into a federated metasystem future.
David Berlind's Feature heap won't undo LAMP's toll on Microsoft brings to mind the importance of understanding the client's needs. The Microsoft juggernaut came about, in large part, because Bill Gates envisioned a one-stop-shopping model by which the consumer could go to one vendor and buy one product (a PC configured with Windows and Office) and meet 95% of the their needs.
I'm beginning to notice more and more BlackBerry 7100s showing up in the hands of mobile warriors. For example, by carrying the latest and greatest, I was always on the leading edge compared to the rest of the family, often drawing those coveted oohs and aahs.
I got a press release from mamma.com announcing an innovative health search site that "conquers the deep Web.
You've seen the movies. Scientists with Zeus-like powers in their secret labs using super powerful computers make discoveries that change the world...
The recently announced XML-based file formats for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint -- formats that Microsoft has claimed to be "open" -- are getting some heat for not only pushing the boundaries on the definition of open, but also for the validity of the patents behind them. In addition, the patents behind other Microsoft XML technologies are under heavy scrutiny as well.
Over at Digital Identity World, Eric Norlin reacted with incredulity to MasterCard's PR spin on the loss of 13.9 million customer card numbers by card processor CardSystem Solutions.