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Shavlik Statement on April 13 Patch Tuesday Releases

Microsoft has released 11 new security bulletins for this month’s Patch Tuesday, addressing 29 vulnerabilities. This month’s security bulletins range from servers to workstations with a lot of affected products. This month you can count on pretty much every type of Windows computer being patched. MS10-021 addresses a vulnerability in the Windows Kernel. As you [...]

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Shavlik Advanced Commentary for Next Week’s Patch Tuesday

Microsoft just announced their Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification for the April 2010 edition of Patch Tuesday. They are planning on releasing 11 new security bulletins fixing 25 vulnerabilities. • 5 bulletins are rated Critical • 5 bulletins are rated Important • 1 bulletin is rated Moderate • 8 bulletins fix vulnerabilities that can lead to [...]

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Bandwidth Gatekeeper’s Jockey For Position

The bounty from the aggregation of all information globally, and global access to networks (the Internet), alongside the genius of search, the ability to syndicate and store, are some of the reasons why the world works so differently today. The freedoms these communications bestow have changed, relatively, global living more dramatically than the wheel or [...]

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New Green Touch Telecom Consortium Reveals Energy-Saving Plan

Telecommunications networks suck up 2 percent of the world’s energy production—equivalent to the energy produced by 50 million cars—but technologies now in the works could cut that consumption by 99.9 percent. That’s the goal put forward by Green Touch, a new consortium of companies and research laboratories, at a meeting in Paris in mid-March. The [...]

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Location Independent Cloud Services

When I am struggling with jet lag, I often spend the night hours up and working. It is advantageous because my colleagues in the U.S. are up and working as well. The payback comes in the afternoon. The lack of sleep sinks in around that time. In any event, today I was watching a TV [...]

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New Software Design Technique Allows Programs to Run Faster

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new approach to software development that will allow common computer programs to run up to 20 percent faster and possibly incorporate new security measures. The researchers have found a way to run different parts of some programs — including, for the first time, such widely used [...]

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Tech Cycle Points To Consolidation, Or Innovation?

According to the financial wizards at Bloomberg, there are billions of dollars ready to book on winners to enhance the likes of Apple, Google and Cisco, and that barely scratches the surface of tech companies that will be looking to build their future by guessing which of the many new “memes” will show investors they [...]

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Torturing the Secret out of a Secure Chip

A new chink has been found in the cryptographic armor that protects bank transactions, credit-card payments, and other secure Internet traffic. And although programmers have devised a patch for it, clever hackers might still be able to break through. The hack, presented in March at a computer security conference in Dresden, Germany, involves lowering the [...]

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A Portable Security Risk

More and more employees are bringing personal mobile devices, such as media players, flash drives and smart phones, to work for entertainment, communications and other purposes. Equally, many employers issue their staff with such devices to allow them to be more mobile and to run business applications as part of their job. This explosion of [...]

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Enabling Cloud Computing for Enterprises, ServiceMesh’s Way

I have not touched upon cloud computing for some time. I just came across a very interesting company in this space. Its name is ServiceMesh. Mark Thiele, an expert in data center/cloud computing, mentioned this company. He was nice enough to introduce me to Dave Roberts, VP of marketing at ServiceMesh. Incidentally, I knew Dave [...]

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