Lisa Vaas

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IBM Looks to Channel for UC Push

On March 10, IBM vowed to make a major push into UC, starting with its new Lotus Sametime Advanced software and going far beyond...

Microsoft Entices SMBs with Freebies

Microsoft is giving away tools to entice SMBs to adopt its Office Live Small Business suite of Web-based software and services. However, the move could...

Microsoft to Fix Two Windows Holes on Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday will bring two security bulletins from Microsoft, one of which is critical and involves a remotely exploitable hole on Windows systems, the...

SMBs Are Sitting Ducks for Cyber-Crime

How's this for a cyber-crime target: In most industrialized countries, SMBs make up 97 to 99 percent of all companies. Yet most of those...

Exorcize PC Demons for Free on Halloween

Two vendors want to know: "Is your computer possessed? Does it seem like your hard drive's haunted?" If so, they're offering a day...

The Dissection of a Rootkit

Security analysts have been predicting that kernel rootkits, which cloak their activity by replacing a portion of a program's software kernel with modified code,...

IBM Births New Server Type

IBM on Oct. 16 announced a new species of server: the IBM Information Server. The new server is all about grafting formally siloed information-handling...

WiMax World Finds Wireless Broadband Still Grappling for a Foothold

BOSTON—There's nothing quite as sad as a wireless broadband show without connectivity. "Check back later, after they work out the bugs," said the marketing...