Natalie Gagliordi

Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.

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Did SOX failure push SEC Chairman over the edge?

Did SOX failure push SEC Chairman over the edge?

Earlier this week, CNet News.com reported that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit of the SEC found that the organization, ironically, did not have effective internal control over financial reporting, pointing to weaknesses in its information security and accountancy practices.

published June 1, 2005 by

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ITIL getting vendors on the same page

ITIL getting vendors on the same page

Similar to my rant last February about the lack of ITIL bloggers, RedMonk's James Governor writes today about the same issue. He takes it a step farther to say that much of the discussion that is out there appears to be oriented toward Microsoft.

published May 31, 2005 by

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Red Hat to open-source Netscape Directory

Red Hat to open-source Netscape Directory

Leading Linux vendor, Red Hat, is expected to open source the Netscape Directory technology it acquired last September on the first day of its summit conference in New Orleans on June 1st.  As Microsoft Watch reports, Netscape Directory Services (NDS) will be renamed Red Hat Directory Server and the code will be released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

published May 27, 2005 by

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Podcast figures don't stack up

Podcast figures don't stack up

While reading Charlene Li's post about the new podcast support for iTunes yesterday, I noticed---for the first time--Forrester's forecast for podcast usage for 2005 is 300,000 US households (report published in March). Now, if you follow podcasting you'll recall a report last month (David Berlind, Dan Gillmor, IT Facts) from the Pew Internet & Life Project that reports about 6 million podcast listeners in the U.

published May 24, 2005 by

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BMC's new CTO touts virtues of BSM

BMC's new CTO touts virtues of BSM

BMC's new CTO, Tom Bishop--who previously held the same post at Tivoli Software-- recently spoke with Computerworld about the jump.  Bishop is banking on the increasing importance of Business Service Management (BSM) and believes that BMC’s experience and approach is the right one.

published May 23, 2005 by

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Linux present in 60% of Windows environments, says Yankee

Linux present in 60% of Windows environments, says Yankee

Think before you act is essentially the latest advice Yankee Group has for organizations who are integrating Linux into Windows environements.  "To ensure maximum uptime and avoid potentially costly and disastrous network outages, corporate users—from SMBs to the largest enterprises—must address interoperability and integration issues before deployment," said Yankee in a press release.

published May 20, 2005 by

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Microsoft steps up VoIP efforts

Microsoft steps up VoIP efforts

Microsoft is starting to make more noise with its VoIP ambitions says IDC, pointing to partnerships that the company formed with major IP-PBX vendors, such as Siemens and Alcatel, and those in development with carriers like British Telecom and MCI. The efforts are centered on SIP-based collaborative applications being developed for the Microsoft Office Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005 product line (See Fan Farber’s take).

published May 19, 2005 by

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Analyst sounds alarm on green compliance

Analyst sounds alarm on green compliance

"Unfortunately, executives will finally pay attention to RoHS and WEEE when their negligent actions put them on the front page of the Wall Street Journal" Global businesses beware. Europe's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) are two compliance issues that AMR Research says is not getting the kind of attention it needs.

published May 18, 2005 by

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