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Vista power consumption reduced with new product

Technology for reducing the energy consumption of computers running Windows Vista is hitting the market, with a product from power-management software vendor 1E that centralizes and automates the PC shutdown process.

Globalization poses major risks to enterprises: IBM study

Globalization is posing major risks that enterprises simply aren't prepared to handle. More than 60 percent of enterprises with at least US$5 billion in revenue suffered from a major risk event in the past three years, and a large number were not pre...

Firewall secures battlefield communications

A security vendor that helps protect US military communications has adapted its firewall for use in tanks, Humvees and helicopters to prevent enemies from intercepting IP transmissions on the battlefield.

New cross-site scripting attack targets VoIP

Security researchers have found a way to execute cross-site scripting attacks through VoIP clients, introducing a dangerous new threat almost no one is guarding against, according to vendor Secure Computing.

EMC tackles inappropriate access to its own data

EMC is one of the biggest names in the world of managing and storing information, but until just a few months ago the company didn't have a good system for governing employee access rights to unstructured data.

ITXPO - Microsoft not worried about Google Apps

Google's much-hyped entrance into the office tool market dominated by Microsoft doesn't seem to have worried CEO Steve Ballmer, who dismissed competitors as not "even as good as 'me too'" in an interview Wednesday.

Survey: Web 2.0 threats catch enterprises unprepared

Enterprises are not prepared for the security threats posed by Web 2.0 technologies, because they use insufficient Web filtering and have failed to train users and make employees aware of potential risks, a vendor-sponsored survey claims.

The top 10 reasons Web sites get hacked

Web security is at the top of customers' minds after many well-publicized personal data breaches, but the people who actually build Web applications aren't paying much attention to security, experts say.

Open source vendor takes on Microsoft Project

A new open source player called Projity is advertising its desktop software as a "complete replacement" for Microsoft Office Project, but analysts say it faces a tough road in its bid to win a large chunk of the project management market.

Google to the moon

Google wants to give you US$20 million. All you have to do is build a robot and send it to the Moon.

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