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

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Virus slowdown opens door for other security projects

A year ago, 54% of security spending was aimed at keeping viruses, worms, spam, spyware and other cyber threats outside the perimeter; now it’s at 33%.  Meanwhile, authentication and encryption have gained to account for over one quarter of security projects, a big jump from just 7% a year ago.

August 9, 2005 by Natalie


ZDNet UK issues apology to Google

"Clearly, there is no place in modern reporting for this kind of unregulated, unprotected access to readily available facts, let alone in capriciously using them to illustrate areas of concern." ZDNet UK issued its response today to the billowing controversy between our sister site News.

August 9, 2005 by Natalie


On-demand upstarts beating Siebel for attention...and that's about it

Today I came across Forrester’s latest CRM vendor evaluation: Siebel continues to lead the pack. Siebel continues to offer the most comprehensive solution-set for enterprise-class organizations, with the largest array of front-office solutions tailored to specific industry challenges and opportunities.

August 5, 2005 by Natalie


Security slips out of top-5 IT priorities ranking

August’s IT priorities data reveals a reshuffling of the most important projects as reported by IT pros.  Security dropped from the fourth position down to six, opening the door for the first time for both Web technology and IT management to secure spots in the top-5 list.

August 4, 2005 by Natalie


VoIP gets real: 12-month planning rises rapidly

If you had any questions about the advance of VoIP into the enterprise, we can answer them for you now—planning for VoIP solutions has doubled since January 2005, rising to 35% of all networking plans. This is a dramatic development for our IT Priorities data, especially considering that the trend since August 2003 has had its ups and downs.

August 1, 2005 by Natalie


IT pay increases connected to outsourcing backlash, says study

A research news item on Tekrati from Foote Partners jumps to the conclusion that recent survey results that show strong pay growth for applications development, database, enterprise software, networking, and systems administration skills, means that offshore outsourcing is no longer pushing down wages for U.S.

July 20, 2005 by Natalie