Michael Dell has said that Dell will sell toner and ink though retail stores, in another depature from its direct sales model."You'll see better availbility of toner and ink where people want to buy toner and ink," Dell told the Gartner IT Symposium in Orlando.
Analysis of security, technology, and attempts to filter random noise
Tom is a technology reporter for ZDNet.com. He covers the security beat, writing about everything from hacking and cybercrime to threats and mitigation. He also focuses on open source and emerging technologies, all the while trying to cut through greenwash.
Oops! An Ohio state legislator has apparently managed to show a US high school class a picture of a semi-naked woman during a lecture on how a bill becomes law.
An interesting article in CNN Money gives details of a Californian server farm that is not connected to the US national grid, but derives all of its energy directly from the sun.The article fails to mention that AISO.
Information about every call from the UK's mobile phones and landlines will have to be logged by operators for one year under an extension to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, reports vnu.net.
Antivirus company Kaspersky will concentrate on whitelisting in version 8.0 of its enterprise security software, according to David Em, senior technology consultant for Kaspersky.
One council worker has been sacked, and two have lost their jobs over spending too much time on auction site eBay, reports the BBC.Apparently some of the the staff members at Neath Port Talbot were spending up to two hours a day on eBay and entertainment sites such as sports pages.
Search and advertising giant Google has welcomed the ISO decision to not approve the fast track of Office Open XML (OOXML) proposed standard DIS 29500 (ECMA 376) at this time.A Google Code blog post states:"Our engineers conducted an independent analysis of the OOXML specification and found several areas of concern, which we communicated both to the ISO and to the public.
South Korea has sent Intel an equivalent of the EC's 'statement of objections', with accusations of anti-competitive behaviour, according to the Financial Times.After a two year investigation, the South Korean Fair Trade Commission has accused Intel of pressuring computer makers to buy its microprocessors rather than those of rival AMD.
I've just been speaking to one of the guys from Altiris, and he told me that Symantec is due to announce a new Altiris/Symantec product in the coming weeks.Symantec bought the SOA management company in April, and both companies have been quietly following their product roadmaps since then.
Skype is reporting a worm that affects Skype chat users with windows machines.Once it has infected one person's machine, the worm, called “w32/Ramex.