[2004-10-28] 8e6 Technologies Releases New Appliances
8e6 Technologies, a leading supplier of Internet Filtering and Reporting appliances, announced today that it has begun shipment of a new, smaller filtering appliance and has upgraded the entire appliance line with new features.

[2004-10-28] Rackspace 73rd Fastest Growing Technology Firm
Rackspace Managed Hosting, the fastest growing managed hosting company, is the 73rd fastest-growing technology firm in all of North America, according to the Deloitte 2004 Technology Fast 500 ranking. The Deloitte award is a prestigious industry list that measures the long-term revenue growth performance of leading tech-oriented companies. Rackspace was honored for achieving an exceptional 3,581 percent growth in revenue from 1999 to 2003.

[2004-10-27] Designing and Deploying Human Centric Processes
A lot of effort has been carried out in the last years to reengineer processes in order to automate all or parts of them. A great number of companies have changed their processes as a result of the introduction of new software systems, aimed to streamline the management of the back and front office. Companies have even taken care of processes crossing the company boundaries in order to optimize communications with clients, providers and partners. A characteristic of this interest is that is has been driven by technology.

[2004-10-25] Red Hat: Fake Emails Circulating
Red Hat posted a notice on their web site about fake emails that purport to come from them. Here is the statement in its entirety:

[2004-10-25] IBM Offers Next Generation Storage Software
IBM announces new storage automation and IBM Virtualization Engine technologies to help enable clients to simplify their infrastructure.

[2004-10-25] IT leadership is not just for CIOs anymore
We live in interesting times. Not so long ago, we IT practitioners may as well have dressed in capes and pointy hats with stars and moons on them. What we did was a mystery to the rest of the company and had a whiff of magic. Then like a magic trick gone bad, there was a huge puff of smoke on Wall Street and voila! We were standing in our underwear for all the world to see.

[2004-10-22] Anti-spam Company Fills Googe Desktop Search's Gaps
In response to growing security concerns among professional and business email users, anti-spam service provider OnlyMyEmail.com has now enabled Secured Sockets Layer (SSL encryption) for all of their WebMail clients.

[2004-10-22] IBM's Business in a Box
Furthering its leadership in the blade server market, IBM has introduced a new low-cost IBM eServer BladeCenter chassis and a unique set of "business-in-a-box" solutions to help lower the cost and speed the time it takes for a small to mid-sized business to purchase, deploy, and implement BladeCenter servers in an IT infrastructure.

[2004-10-20] Navision Customization: Business Notification tips for Programmer/IT Specialist
Microsoft Business Solutions Navision is one of four Microsoft ERP applications: Navision, Axapta, Solomon and Great Plains. Navision has huge market share in Europe and becomes more popular in US, especially for Manufacturing companies.

[2004-10-20] Recruitment Outsourcing - Evaluating Your Service Provider
Recent development in the oil and gas industry leads to an upsurge of new projects, initiated in various industry hot spots such as Asia Pacific and China. The race for the best talent to staff these new projects will eventually begin, and one viable solution hiring managers may opt for is to outsource their recruitment function.

[2004-10-18] To Each His Own
I give a fair number of speeches for conferences and private IT department meetings, and there's almost always a chance for questions and answers during the formal presentation.

[2004-10-08] Web Services Management from Microsoft, Dell, Intel...
AMD, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems publish Web Services Management (WS-Management), a Web services specification that addresses the cost and complexity of IT management by providing a common way for systems to access and exchange management information across their entire IT systems.

[2004-10-07] Expanded Enterprise Vulnerability Management
Citadel Security Software will soon release Hercules 3.5 and the new AssetGuard component.

[2004-10-06] IBM's Identity Management
New Integrated Solutions Help Automate Manual Processes to Reduce Costs and Complexities of Managing Identities for People, Places and Devices.

[2004-10-05] Microsoft Great Plains: Manufacturing or Bill of Materials - overview for IT Specialist
Microsoft Great Plains is main Microsoft Business Solutions product, targeted to mid-size companies.

[2004-10-04] US IT Spending to Grow
After three years of sluggish IT spending, signs of a market turnaround are beginning to appear around the world.