Natalie

Natalie is a ZDNet staff writer based in Louisville, Kentucky.

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SoftWhere 2005?

IDC recently released the results of their 2004 IT spending study in which they predict a 5.8 percentincrease in U.

January 27, 2005 by Natalie

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ZDNet helps 'make the case' for Web collaboration

ZDNet just released its latest Make the Case installment, this one designed to help guide you through all the details of choosing a Web collaboration solution. The ZDNet Make the Case Series is a collection of business case templates, created in an outline form, that guide you step-by-step through the key questions you need to address when recommending a technology solution.

January 27, 2005 by Natalie

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Big Blue's patent pledge nice, until you see them

IBM's patent pledge appears significant in a string of similar declarations made by other commercial software vendors in support of the open source community. By all accounts, the move to release 500 patents is surely a step in the right direction.

January 26, 2005 by Natalie

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SSL VPN vs. IPSec: Give the debate a rest

In what feels like a debate that should'vedied outby now, those who think Secure Socket Layer virtual private networks(SSL VPN) are better than those based on IPSec (Interent Protocol Security) are at it again, touting the virtues of "client-less" remote access. Meta Group today had this to say: SSL VPNs are a superset solution, combining capabilities equivalent to IPSec VPNs along with additional access modes that can provide greater flexibility and security in various use cases.

January 25, 2005 by Natalie

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IT market escapes Tsunami's economic impact, says IDC

Last month's tsunami resulted in a catastrophic loss of life and property, but how will the economic fallout affect the IT market in the devastated region? IDC says that the impact will not be enough to derail momentum in the market in 2005.

January 25, 2005 by Natalie

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Apple mindshare explodes

Latest BT Trax mindshare figures show that, in the last month, Apple's share of total news stories read by ZDNet users in the desktop category skyrocketed from3 to over 70 percent(BT Trax constantly analyzes our IT content to determine which stories are associated with a technology or company and then tallies the number of times those stories are read by ZDNet users). The heightened buzzcan be pinpointed toApple's announcement of a low cost Mac PC last week at its MacWorld conference.

January 21, 2005 by Natalie

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Audio conference provides expert's outlook for the industry analysts

I listened in to today's Analyst Spotlight Audio Conference, the product of a joint venture between Tekrati's Industry Analyst Reporter, and Sam Whitmore's Media Survey. Sam Whitmore and Barbara French welcomed Louise Garnett, vice presidentand lead analyst for research firm Outsell, to give her 2005 outlook for the industry analysts.

January 20, 2005 by Natalie

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Spyware planning off the mark

Spyware hasn't been showing up quite as heavily in our monthly IT Priorities survey as WatchGuard found in their recent study. Looking back over the last 16 months of our data, we see only a slight uptick in current spyware projects over the past few months, despite the fact that IT managers didn't focus specifically on spyware when laying their 12-month security plans.

January 20, 2005 by Natalie

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