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Google Android Flaw Reopens Open Source Security Debate

A security flaw in Google's new Android operating system discovered recently by independent researchers further underscores the security debate between open source and proprietary software.

Spam Attacks on the Rise in Q3

Identity thieves and hackers appear to be coming at Windows users from all fronts, most commonly with spam. They were particularly active during the third quarter of 2008, when they did it eight times more frequently than in the previous quarter, according to a report released Monday by Sophos.

Organizations Cutting Back on IT Security Staff

The IT security function, as a percentage of total IT staff at enterprise organizations, appears to be in decline, according to an addendum on security in a research report released this week by Computer Economics.

IT Pros List Coolest Security Jobs

Looking for the coolest jobs in IT? A new survey of information technology and network security specialists suggests that the place to look is on the front lines of cyberspace -- and that the variety of work is greater than many might suspect.

Bad Times Call for a Security Check, Experts Say

"Disaster breeds opportunity," so the old slogan goes. But when it comes to uncertain economic times, companies should double-check their internal policies and procedures, security experts say.

Survey Indicates Strong Demand for Networking Talent

In a survey of CIOs, network admin skills -- particularly, expertise with Cisco, Nortel and other networking technologies -- continue to be in strong demand.

Microsoft Hiring Freeze 'Not True'

Rumors that Microsoft initiated a hiring freeze are not true, according to Microsoft spokesperson Lou Gellos, who denied it in accounts published on Friday.

Microsoft Debuts VM Exam

The Microsoft Learning Group is in the midst of beta testing a new exam for Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.

The Big Easy Makes a Comeback

A Microsoft partner subsidy promotion to stimulate cross-selling, upselling and license sales gets renewed for part of fiscal 2009.

MSPAlliance, Microsoft To Work Together

The International Association of Managed Service Providers and Microsoft are joining forces to better educate and certify companies using Microsoft IT management tools.

HP's Big EDS Plans Include Big Cuts

HP has completed the acquisition of EDS, an outsourcing innovator; now it's restructuring, with plans to cut jobs, the companies announced on Monday.

SQL Developer Exam Beta Opens Friday

Microsoft beta tests new exam for SQL Server 2008 coders this Monday.

Lumbering Global Economy Affects IT Industry

The sluggish global economy has migrated to the IT industry, according to a survey released this week by Forrester Research.

Microsoft's High-End Master Series Cert Now Open

Microsoft opens registration for new Microsoft Certified Master certification program.

Getting a Raise: Secrets from a Manager

Some expert advice on how to boost your compensation.

Microsoft's Latest Reorganization

Getting to the bottom of Kevin Johnson's departure.

I Should Have Gone All Ninja on Them

One consultant learns the "strike without warning" approach is sometimes best.

Partnering with Peer Groups: P2P Power, Version 2.0

Arlin Sorensen's network of partner peer groups prepares to kick off a new game plan.

Small Business Server 2008 Gets New Exam

Microsoft developing new exam for IT professionals who plan to implement Small Business Server 2008; exam in beta until Sept. 12.

Microsoft Extends Exam Retake Offer to June 2009

The Microsoft Learning Group has extended its popular "Second-Shot" exam retake program until June 30, 2009.

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