Matt Hines

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Mobile business apps middleware catches on

Industry experts maintain that many business applications vendors are still struggling to successfully port their tools to mobile handsets. But some software makers claim that by partnering with wireless specialists to develop their systems, they are selling more licenses to end-users today.

Mobile workers still struggling with security

A fair amount of business users remain oblivious or unconcerned about many of the security issues involved with mobile devices, according to a new study published by Cisco and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Global government-industry security group expands

The Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP), an IT security standards consortium that includes heavyweights such as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and many of the largest government contractors in the world, is looking to broaden its ranks.

Industry puts Google through security search

In a report published Monday, researchers at Ponemon Institute will detail their findings about existing concerns among IT professionals regarding the protection of Google Desktop, the company's PC search utility, specifically within the confines of business operations

Symantec hopes to grow SaaS model

Symantec took its initial step into the software-as-a-service market on April 17, introducing its maiden set of hosted applications for small and medium-sized businesses

U.S. federal data protection laws spark debate

Even as the U.S. federal government appears poised to create new consumer data protection laws in 2007, businesses and privacy advocates in the United States remain at odds over the parameters of such legislation and its potential impact.

Spammers exploit ANI glitch in Microsoft products

Microsoft moved to fix the critical .ANI vulnerability that affects roughly a dozen of its most popular products, including Vista, but spammers and malware brokers are already tapping into the flaw to infect unprotected machines.

Police thwart fraud scheme based on TJX stolen data

Law enforcement officials in Florida have arrested six individuals suspected of carrying out a fraud scheme built around the misuse of credit card data stolen from retailer TJX Companies.

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