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McAfee Aims to Padlock Confidential Customer Data

McAfee announced Monday a security suite that provides enterprise users with host data loss prevention, device management and endpoint encryption to ensure compliance and limit exposure to fines. McAfee Total Protection for Data, a solution for data loss and data leakage protection, has full visibil...

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Payoneer: Taking Prepaid Debit Cards to the Next Level

The growth of e-commerce and the continuing expansion of outsourcing and the remote workforce are fueling a new approach to paying for services. Internet-focused companies are replacing traditional online payment transactions with prepaid debit cards. Payoneer is a startup firm that is pushing this ...

Is Hidden Open Source Code Putting Your Apps at Risk?

Many companies are running software on their Web servers that contains open source code with known vulnerabilities, a security firm has found. Software risk management solutions firm Palamida has expanded its Vulnerability Reporting Solution detection capabilities to include 431 open source security...

Coders Going Mercenary: From Community to Corporation

The career path to the software industry used to be cut and dry. Coders had a choice of either developing projects as part of a remotely dispersed community or punching a clock as a slave to a commercial software house. The former usually meant being considered a player in the software bush league.

Open Source Census: An Enterprise Head Count

OpenLogic, a provider of open source packages, has begun the task of quantifying the extent of open source code used on enterprise computers. The company will roll out its global Open Source Census in several phases over the next six months. In early December, OpenLogic announced the first phase wi...

Earning Your Linux Diploma

Certifying Linux technicians is a developing trend. The Linux OS is growing up. This is pushing many computer engineers and IT professionals to prove their skills as programmers and systems administrators. While not quite a common job requirement yet, some employers and high-level software developer...

The Road to Enterprise Web 2.0: Bumpy and Still Under Construction

"Web 2.0" was one of the computing industry's biggest catch phrases of 2007. Much like a software upgrade, Web 2.0 brings to mind images of bug fixes and new features. In reality, however, Web 2.0 is nothing more than a new round of Internet functionality bolted onto a very tired and old World Wide ...

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Behind the Browser: Layout Engines Do Heavy Lifting

When a Web surfer clicks on an icon to launch his or her favorite Web browser, only the geekiest of the geeky pay any thought to which engine layout is at work. The typical Web user has no clue that a different browser choice may also include a different browser layout engine. If anything, most Inte...

Whither OpenDocument Format?

Shakespeare wrote that a rose called by any other name would still smell as sweet. Proponents of open source software and standardizing document formats might wonder whether the same sentiments apply to the poetry between the OpenDocument Format, or ODF, and the Compound Document Format, or CDF. Th...

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The Pathway to Linux Developer Stardom

Five years ago, the only engineering or computer science majors setting their sights on a career in writing software code for an open source company were the most hardcore of computer nerds. That was something done only by the true computer geeks, and it usually required an independent source of inc...

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GPLv3: Is It Catching On?

The third version of the GNU General Public License version 3, released last summer, is on the slow road to acceptance. The new licensing conditions usher in numerous changes in how open source software developers regulate what users of their freely distributed programming code are legally able and ...

Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 2: Favorite Flavors

For a computer addict, choosing a Linux distribution is much like being an unsupervised child in a candy store. So many flavors with so many choices make the task of picking just one type of candy a near-impossible -- but fun-filled -- task. For a consumer or business exec who must pick a Linux dist...

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HP’s Michael Sutton: Web 2.0 and the New Wild West

Web 2.0 applications are quickly taking over traditional activities on the Internet. Web sites are becoming interactive as they offer multiple function applications. This, in turn, is creating greater security risks for both consumers and network operators. One of the biggest concerns is the need fo...

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The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin: Linux Adoption’s Next Phase

The Open Source Development Labs merged with the Free Standard Group on Jan. 21, 2007. The new organization became The Linux Foundation, which now spearheads the goals of Linux standardization, promotion and protection. Jim Zemlin, formerly the executive director of the Free Standards Group, took th...

Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 1: Kicking the Tires

Running Microsoft Windows or Apple's Mac OS X gives users about the same amount of flexibility as was offered to early car buyers. They could drive any kind of car they wanted, as long as it was a Model T and as long as it was black. When the free open source Linux OS first showed up, early develope...

Who Needs Linux Support?

The Linux OS is free, but that doesn't mean it won't cost you more than pocket change to keep it working in your office. Depending on which of the many consumer or enterprise flavors you select, the price tag for support can range from your own invested hours scouring community help forums to spendi...

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Radiospire: Raising the Antenna for Wireless HD

Consumers are enamored with HD entertainment devices. What consumers abhor, however, is the quagmire of cabling that tethers their HDTVs, high-def DVD players, gaming consoles and surround sound systems together. Hudson, Mass.-based Radiospire Networks is banking on consumers clamoring to its breakt...

Will the Vista Migration Path Become the Road Less Traveled?

Growing concerns over migrating to Vista may push companies to adopt alternative operating systems. A study released in late November revealed that 90 percent of the Windows users polled reported concerns about migrating to Microsoft's newest operating system. Forty-four percent of those polled said...

Data Breaches More Expensive Every Year

Companies that fail to prevent data breaches will pay higher costs to repair the damage in 2008, according to a recent report. Data breach incidents will also cost these companies additional revenue from lost business opportunities and reduced customer retention. Data breaches cost companies $197 pe...

MMO Security: Are Players Getting Played?

The video gaming industry has seen huge growth over the past few years with the emergence of the massive multiplayer online model. These video games, examples of which include "World of Warcraft" and "Everquest II," allow thousands of players to interact simultaneously over the Internet in a persist...

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