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Google’s online software play is no threat to Microsoft, IBM – IT insiders say

IT professionals and analysts think Google's new combo offering lacks the weight to unseat current office suite leaders

Security’s new reality

In its annual review of the worst security problems this year, the SANS Institute cited zero-day (software flaw that has no patch) attacks and human gullibility in falling victim to phishing scams or other social engineering tricks as among the most dismal trends of 2006.

No absolutes in OS battle

There are few issues in the IT industry that generate as much passion as the ongoing Microsoft versus Linux debate. Linux lovers bash Microsoft for buggy software, security holes, pricey licensing fees and cut-throat business practices. Microsoft defenders say Linux is still immature and costs more to support than Microsoft apps.

Microsoft scoops up antivirus technology

In an announcement that could send reverberations throughout the antivirus software world, Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it was acquiring antivirus technology from a small Romanian company, GeCAD Software Srl of Bucharest, Romania.

SCO’s licensing deal with Microsoft raises user doubts

Many IT users are questioning the motives of Microsoft Corp. since last week's announcement that the company had signed a Unix technology licensing deal with The SCO Group Inc.

OpenOffice 1.0 available for free download

A free version of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s StarOffice business productivity suite is now available for download from, an open-source developer community sponsored by Sun.

Microsoft customers lack upgrade funds

Four months before Microsoft Corp.'s new licensing plan goes into effect, nearly half of all IT managers say they lack the necessary funds to upgrade to the new plan and that confusion over licensing will delay new product rollouts, according to a study just released.

SQL Server users heading up to Yukon

If network managers needed any proof that their world is becoming more mobile, they need look no further than a recently held Microsoft SQL Server users

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