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Stories by Linda Rosencrance

  • CIO survey: IT spending projections down for 2007

    IT spending projections decreased in the last quarter of 2006, with CIOs predicting IT spending increases of 5.8 percent over the next 12 months. That's down from expectations in the previous quarter that spending would rise by 6.5 percent during the next year, according to the quarterly CIO Magazine Tech Poll released Friday.

  • 'Brute force' attacks against SMBs on the rise

    The number of "brute force" attacks on small and mid-sized companies has risen dramatically in the past few months, according to Alert Logic, an on-demand IT network security company that focuses on small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

  • Study: Consumers would trade privacy for convenience

    While privacy remains a major concern for people around the world, a majority of consumers would share personal data if they knew the information was securely protected and if sharing it would make their lives easier, according to Unisys' Global Study on the Public's Perceptions about Identity Management.

  • IBM, Freescale collaborate on Power Architecture

    PowerPC chip vendors IBM and Austin-based Freescale Semiconductors Monday announced plans to work together on the evolution of Power Architecture technology. The collaboration was announced at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco.

  • Symantec President Gary Bloom stepping down

    Security software maker Symantec Monday announced that its president, Gary Bloom, will leave the company following an "orderly transition" before the end of March. He will also resign as vice chairman of the company's board of directors.

  • HP moves Technology Forum to Orlando

    Hewlett-Packard has rescheduled its inaugural HP Technology Forum 2005, which had been slated to take place this week in New Orleans, and moved the event to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. It will now take place Oct. 17-20.

  • Protegrity acquires Web apps security vendor Kavado

    Stamford based Protegrity, a provider of data security management products, has acquired Kavado, a provider of Web application security products. A Protegrity spokeswoman declined to disclose the purchase price. The combined company will have nearly 300 customers across all vertical markets, Protegrity said in a statement. Kavado is also based in Stamford.

  • Group ratifies next-generation EPC specs

    A nonprofit standards group has ratified a royalty-free standard that will help drive the commercialization of radio frequency identification (RFID) and the Electronic Product Code around the world, the group said.

  • HP signs US$500M IT services deal with German bank

    Hewlett-Packard announced Wednesday that it has signed a five-year, US$500 million IT services contract with German financial services provider WestLB. "This is a good win for us in that it has a global component to it," said Joe Hogan, vice president of worldwide marketing, strategy and alliances for HP Managed Services. "We're going to manage the global IT infrastructure worldwide and provide some application services to them, which we're currently defining back and forth with them right now."