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[OATH] Upcoming Face to Face Meeting March 1st

All,  We will be having our Face to Face Meeting at the Marriott San Francisco in conjunction with the RSA Conference. The meeting will be held on March 1st and will end in time to participate in the exhibit opening festivities. We will be celebrating 5 years of OATH. The organization was launched 5 years [...]

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Is the “Chinamerica” illusion Losing Its Luster

The story that just won’t die is back and again we ask, what are the stakes for Google, and the U.S., if, the #3 search engine in China, Google were to either leave China or be rendered weak and insignificant by, #1 search engine in China, Baidu?  All the pussyfooting around the great China/Google meltdown leaves the one [...]

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Google book settlement “turns copyright law on its head”

settlement “turns copyright law on its head”

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Data Center in a Box Comeback?

Some time ago, container based data centers got good attention because of its time to market, availability of high power density and focused cooling. As recent as last December, Tier-1 indicated that there is little traction by this technology. Lately, a lot of buzz on this subject are in the media and from people I [...]

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Fibre Channel over Ethernet Traffic

What constitutes a market? Really, take a moment to think about it. Done? I’ve been asking myself this question for the past several weeks. Seems like I run into a new glassy-eyed IT guy that has heard the words "Fibre Channel over Ethernet" and they’ve been swept off their feet. Sure, I like the sound [...]

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What is the Deal with Security in Smart Grid?

The panel "Cyber Security: Dealing with Your Smart Grid Insecurities” was very interesting because several people discussed security for smart grid from different perspectives. The panel consisted of: Moderator: Jeffrey Katz, chief technology officer, Electric and Utility Industry, IBM Panelists: Tim Roxey, manager of critical infrastructure protection, North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) Erfan Ibrahim, [...]

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Google Paying For The Sins

if diplomacy trumps the tarradiddles, innovation and technology will prevail

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Shavlik Comments on February Patch Tuesday Releases

"Microsoft has released 13 new security bulletins for February’s Patch Tuesday. This size of this release is not uncommon. Historically, Microsoft has had a light January followed by a large February. This month’s patches address 26 vulnerabilities. There have been no reports of active attacks against these vulnerabilities. One of these vulnerabilities has been publicly [...]

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Web Warfare, Instead of Web Wampum

As each week passes, more swirling cyber intrigue surrounds China’s breeching international law. Accusations are made and the net grows wider around those who are vulnerable. No one is without a theory on what has happened. Google insiders have even been implicated; or perhaps Google employees were held and vigorously interrogated. Stories abound. Perhaps the [...]

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IP(IPv6): The Protocol of Choice for Smart Grid(?)

At the GridCom Forum, a panel discussed the roles of IP and IPv6. In the ICT area, IP is becoming (or has become) the protocol of choice. A consensus is forming for smart grid as well. NIST’s "Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0” lists IP as one of the standards that [...]

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