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Analyst says financial analysts don

Ovum analyst Neil Ward-Dutton dismisses financial analysts who expect the IT industry to have a big recovery and return to significant spending. He says this kind of thinking is just plain wrong: There will be no big 'recovery', because IT is increasingly becoming part of the furniture of business - and as a consequence, IT spending is being controlled and prioritized just like any other spending.

August 24, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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Trend toward centralized IT is slowing says analyst

Recent data from Forrester shows the trend for centralized IT control beginning to teeter-totter back towards decentralization. Sixty-six percent of North American enterprises describe their IT organization as centralized, down from 74% in 2003.

August 23, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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Wide-area file services (WAFS) hot in remote storage

Companies with data stored in remote back up facilities are taking notice of a recent spurt of activity around a storage technology called wide-area file services (WAFS). WAFS makes it possible to leverage IP to access a remote data center as though it were local, meaning that companies with lots of branch offices can centrally manage backups.

August 23, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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IE flaw under SP2: User's problem or Microsoft's?

A security researcher has turned up another problem with Internet Explorer that paves the way for malicious code to sneak by all that Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows XP has to offer (from a security perspective), store itself on a hard drive, and install itself the next time a system boots up.

August 23, 2004 by David Berlind

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