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EMC dodges 'death spiral' with RSA buy

EMC dodges 'death spiral' with RSA buy

EMC's recent acquisition of digital security specialist RSA has enabled it to avoid the "death spiral" that competitor Symantec has fallen into, according to its VP of information security.Dennis Hoffman told ZDNet Australia he studied Symantec's acquisition strategy and discovered a fundamental flaw, which he believes EMC has dodged by acquiring RSA -- instead of a number of small security players.

October 23, 2006 by in Security

Microsoft earns a mixed report card for its year-old Live initiative

Microsoft earns a mixed report card for its year-old Live initiative

How has Microsoft fared, in terms of living up to the "Microsoft Live" goals it set for itself a year ago? I’d give the company an A- for delivery, but a D- for presentation. Microsoft is actually making some real headway in the way it is developing and distributing services, but almost no one knows it, thanks to the abysmal job the company has done in defining Live and updating the various Microsoft constituencies on its progress.

October 23, 2006 by in Microsoft

Have your say on .au's future

Have your say on .au's future

The public has a chance to have its say on the future of Australia's national top level domain with the federal government today releasing a discussion paper on the matter. In Australia, domain names are administered by .

October 23, 2006 by in Government : AU

From Japan: Next year's gadgets

Toshiba, Panasonic, Hitachi and others gathered earlier this month at the Ceatec trade show in Japan to show off their new and future TVs,MP3s players, phones and household robots. Think of it as a preview of the Consumer Electronics Show. CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos bringsback this report from the floor of the Makuhari Messe outside of Tokyo.

October 23, 2006 by in Innovation

Who's afraid of identity?

Who's afraid of identity?

Solaris 10 contains two enormously significant new, user accessible, technologies: dTrace and ZFS. Both of these throw out years of accumulated work-arounds to deliver simple, elegant, solutions that fit right into the best Unix design tradition of doing one thing, and doing it extremely well.

October 23, 2006 by in Security

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