The discovery of a major DNS flaw in mid-2008 landed the technology in many headlines, but with economic concerns weighing on many in IT, industry watchers worry that revamping systems and security around domain name servers could be put on hold in 2009.
The number of IT professionals expecting to see budget and head-count cuts grew significantly between October and December, CDW reports, as more large-business decision-makers turn to cost-cutting measures for 2009.
The management market could be in for a shakeup in 2009, analysts say, when one of the big four market-leading management-software makers succumbs to acquisition by a high-tech heavyweight looking to buy its way in.
Open source management software provider Hyperic this week introduced an upgrade to its platforms that lets IT managers monitor virtual environments, better plan for capacity and track performance of services delivered via cloud computing.
Q1 Labs Tuesday made available a free version of its enterprise log management appliance that provides a limited set of capabilities to IT managers starting out with log collection and compliance management.
Despite industry efforts to lock down DNS servers, one in four remain vulnerable to cache poisoning due to the well-documented Kaminsky flaw identified earlier this year and another 40 percent could be considered a danger to themselves and others, recent research shows.
Companies offering telework programs not only will find their employees more productive, but also happier because of the money they are able to save by working from home at least part of the time, according to a recent survey.
The current economic climate could cause IT professionals to worry about finding and keeping jobs, but research released Thursday shows that despite the financial turmoil, workers with specific high-tech talents will continue to be in demand.
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