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Microsoft Investigating Windows Proof-of-Concept Flaw

Microsoft says its security team is looking into an elevation-of-privilege exploit affecting Windows-based systems.

Attachmate To Acquire Novell for $2.2 Billion

Novell announced it will be sold to Attachmate, a business software company based in Seattle, for $6.10 per share.

Microsoft Document Outlines Its Cloud Security Infrastructure

Microsoft's new white paper explains the organizational and standards-based underpinnings of its cloud security efforts.

Amazon Adds GPU Instances to Cloud Service

In a move that will allow users to accelerate the performance of its cloud services, Amazon Web Services has launched Cluster GPU Instances.

Amazon Announces General Availability of CloudFront

Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of its content delivery Web service.

Microsoft Goes Easy With November Patch Release

Microsoft's November security update arrived today, and it's something less than a Thanksgiving meal.

Google Sues Feds Over Cloud Contract that Requires Microsoft BPOS

Google is suing the Interior Department for allegedly excluding Google's products in a request for quotation the agency issued on August 30.



Enterprises Are Shifting To Windows 7

One year after formally releasing its Windows 7 desktop operating system, Microsoft is making note that adoption among enterprises is exceeding expectations.

New IE Zero-Day Attack Surfaces

In a security advisory, Microsoft is warning users of Internet Explorer vulnerability that could allow remote code execution by hackers.

Survey: Few IT Pros Have Deployed Office 2010

An industry-sponsored survey of IT professionals found that just four percent have deployed Microsoft Office 2010, although interest remains high in the productivity suite.

Apps.gov to Add Storage, Virtualization, Web Hosting Services

Government agencies will soon have access to storage, virtualization, and Web hosting applications via Apps.gov, the General Service Administration's cloud-based storefront, government officials said yesterday.

Government Miscounts Data Centers

Feds find total number of data centers higher than once thought

Microsoft: Java Worse Than PDF as Security Threat

Java should be considered a top software security threat, even more so than Adobe PDF files, according to Microsoft's announcement.

Microsoft Delivers Record-Breaking October Patch

Microsoft broke its own patch delivery record again with the release of its October security update.

Mobile, Cloud Expected to Dominate Enterprise Computing by 2015

IBM survey notes skill shift needed to drive business growth

SQL Server 2008 SP2 Now Available

Released after thee months of testing

CDW Poll: Enterprises Confident in Network Resilience Despite Disruptions

One quarter of respondents said they experienced a "significant network disruption" in the last year

Government, Personal Data at Risk, Deloitte-NASCIO Survey Finds

More than three-quarters of chief information security officers in state government cite stagnant or cut budgets as top problem.

OpenOffice Foundation Splits from Oracle

The community of volunteers that developed the OpenOffice.org project have split off from Oracle and formed a new structure called The Document Foundation.

Gartner Says Cloud Spending On the Rise

Cloud computing services accounted for 12.5 percent of overall IT budgets, according to a research report released this week by Gartner.