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  • Technology Update: Unified communications integrated in the cloud

    Unified communications (UC) as we know it today is flawed. The initial investment is simply too high for the return, partly due to the cost of each component and the fact you need gateway servers and software to tie the disparate systems together. Even then there's no guarantee the products will play nicely with one another, meaning you have to add a line item to the budget for troubleshooting.

    17 Sept. 10 09:45 Written by Network World staff
  • Can Yahoo pump new life into a dead horse?

    It takes more than an exclamation point at the end of your name to create excitement. Maybe Yahoo! is finally waking up to that. At least there were signs of it at the company's press event held today at its headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    17 Sept. 10 09:30 Written by John P. Mello Jr.
  • Apple patches months-old QuickTime bugs

    Apple patched a critical vulnerability in QuickTime on Wednesday that was reported to the company by a bug bounty program months ago.

    17 Sept. 10 09:29 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Mark Hurd makes first appearance as Oracle executive

    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd made his first public comments on Thursday since taking a job as Oracle co-president, saying the company is poised for major expansion.

    17 Sept. 10 09:26 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Is Stuxnet the 'best' malware ever?

    The Stuxnet worm is a "groundbreaking" piece of malware so devious in its use of unpatched vulnerabilities, so sophisticated in its multi-pronged approach, that the security researchers who tore it apart believe it may be the work of state-backed professionals.

    17 Sept. 10 09:21 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Microsoft shifts gears with release of Windows Phone 7 devtools

    Microsoft's release today of the final version of its Windows Phone 7 development tools signals a shift in the campaign to re-launch its mobile business: from an intense behind-the-scenes focus on enlisting developer support to more visible marketing efforts aimed at consumers.

    17 Sept. 10 09:12 Written by John Cox
  • Microsoft's IE9 off limits to most Windows PCs

    Microsoft may have a tough time building significant market share for its new Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) browser because eligible users are in the minority.

    17 Sept. 10 08:54 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Australian managers lack confidence in project delivery

    A new study suggests Australian business managers lack confidence when it comes to project delivery, with only 13 per cent saying they are confident about managing critical projects in “the most efficient way”.

    17 Sept. 10 08:37 Written by Lisa Banks
  • Inside Intel's security organisation

    The "Here You Have" e-mail virus that ripped across the Internet last week didn't leave Intel unscathed: The 80,000-plus employee company had 4,400 employees click on the malware and wound up with 400 infected machines.

    17 Sept. 10 08:35 Written by Bob Brown
  • AWS introduces Linux option

    Amazon Web Services has introduced a way for its customers to use Linux applications within its cloud platform.

    17 Sept. 10 08:30 Written by Maxwell Cooter
  • Mule software connects with the cloud

    The newly released version of the open-source ESB software Mule includes a set of connectors for linking into Salesforce.com, Amazon Web Services, Facebook and other cloud services, the company announced this week.

    17 Sept. 10 08:17 Written by IDG Online Staff
  • Internet Explorer 9's forecast for businesses: Murky

    Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 9 beta is enjoying favorable reviews, but what impact will it have on the PC market? IE has dominated the desktop browser landscape for years -- its share topped 90 per cent not long ago -- but upstart competitors, most notably Google Chrome, continue to nibble away at IE's massive slice of the global browser pie.

    17 Sept. 10 08:04 Written by Jeff Bertolucci
  • iOS 4.2 for iPad: Hot and not

    Several websites have tried out the iOS 4.2 beta, and while the addition of folders, wireless printing and threaded e-mail will certainly make the iPad better, other changes could make users yearn for simpler times. Here's what to like and dislike about iOS 4.2, which hits the iPad in November.

    17 Sept. 10 08:02 Written by Jared Newman
  • Motorola's Android tablet coming next year?

    The burgeoning tablet market is about to get even more crowded, as Motorola on Thursday confirmed that it, too, plans to offer a tablet computer in the coming months. Details about the Android-based device are scarce, however, and Motorola's Co-Chief Executive Sanjay Jha would only say that the company hopes to be able to release the tablet "early next year."

    17 Sept. 10 08:00 Written by Liane Cassavoy
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab: The tablet comes of age

    After some 15 years of half-hearted efforts, misguided designs, and broken promises, the age of the tablet is dawning at last.

    17 Sept. 10 07:58 Written by Robert Strohmeyer
  • RIM posts revenue gains on BlackBerry sales

    Research In Motion reported revenue gains of nine per cent in its latest financial quarter, driven by Blackberry subscriber gains and record device sales, the company said Thursday.

    17 Sept. 10 07:56 Written by Grant Gross

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