There I was, running late to the Black Hat conference because of the weather , riding the long escalator to the third floor of Caesar's Palace in Vegas when I heard someone at the top of the stairs yell to someone behind me on the escalator.
Stories by Bob Francis
Dell on Thursday announced a new professional services program that helps companies upgrade to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.
As security personnel met at this week's Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas, there was easy money to be made at the security vulnerability table.
Computer security can be a difficult problem to get a handle on, so sometimes it takes some creative thinking. I would say it involves "thinking outside the box," but that's a little too trite and overused.
Cast Iron Systems this week released two new appliances for data-integration projects, with one designed to provide a high-availability fail-over option.
Recent security breaches involving universities, credit card processors, and financial institutions are making security a hot topic, and security companies are busy upgrading their product lines -- either by acquiring new product lines or upgrading current products.
Dell on Monday introduced a new series of high-performance PowerConnect switches with new security capabilities and enterprise-class management features.
It's beginning to get a little too routine. Nearly every week, some well-known, highly respected financial institution a) loses, b) misplaces, or c) has in its possession stolen confidential consumer financial data.
Cisco is embarking on a new direction as it announced Tuesday details of its first move into the messaging middleware business with its Application-Oriented Network (AON) business unit.
EMC and Sun Microsystems Monday released updated and new systems designed for the growing content-addressable storage market.
Tacit Networks on Tuesday added e-mail acceleration, distributed software management capabilities, network and Web services, increased performance features, and flexible product packaging options to its wide-area network (WAN) optimization products.
Oracle and IBM on Tuesday both re-enforced their identity management software offerings with new features and functions.
Database security is simple and can be covered in three words: encrypt, encrypt encrypt, reports Bob Francis
It all sounds so simple. You save your data to a tape cartridge. When you have enough cartridges, you put them in a box and send them off to be stored.
And yet, we can't seem to go a week without some company reporting another -- usually boneheaded -- data loss. This time it's Time Warner wearing the dunce cap: the media giant lost 40 tapes with personal information on about 600,000 current and former employees as the tapes were in transit to a storage facility.
EMC has joined the storage virtualisation pack, unveiling its Invista Network Storage Virtualization Platform at its annual user conference.