In August of last year, a UK retailer tested a clever anti-theft system for a brand of razor blades that has the distinction of being the most-shoplifted product in Europe.
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Rob Lemos writes about the impact of putting a price on the head of virus writers...so far the bounties haven't done much to deter worm and virus writers...
On November 15th it's going to be Sarbanes-Oxley show time for many organizations. (Public companies with a market capitalization of $75 million of more must meet the Nov.
According to META Group, ten percent of leading IT organizations are seeking to leverage SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) beyond projects and across the enterprise. But as companies tiptoe their way towards SOA with project-specific implementations, they often use a bottom-up approach that leaves enterprise architecture (EA) out of the equation as a means for top-down guidance.
Sun is set to have a big introduction for open source Solaris on November 15, but the code release and details of the open-source plan are lagging by several weeks. Sun is still trying to figure out the best open source licensing model...
News.com reports that PalmOne has evaluated Windows and at least one version of Linux as a potential alternative operating system to the Palm OS for its handheld devices...
Upstart SugarCRM is entering the on-demand, hosted application space--currently led by Salesforce.com--with its open-source CRM application distribution.
Has anyone uttered an unkind word about the open source challenger to Microsoft's browser? With Firefox still gaining on Internet Explorer (according to a recent study).
Hype or not, Linux is on its way to succeed in the software market, but can the same be said of open source? It's too early to say.
Improving IT administrator-to-server ratios is not just an outcome of server consolidation--server automation suites are gaining converts and become more affordable for smaller companies. Server automation can include capabilities ranging from bare metal imaging, configuration management and software distribution to security assessment, multi-step process management and rapid recovery from faults.