Stories by Matthew Broersma

  • Most top banks already using virtualization

    Enterprises as a whole may be holding off on virtualizing their data centers, but the majority of top-tier U.S. and U.K. banks are already implementing virtualization across different parts of their infrastructures, according to just-released Microsoft-funded research.

  • Researchers 'poison' Storm botnet

    A group of German researchers has unveiled the first publicly released research attempting to actively disrupt a peer-to-peer botnet - using as their case study the notorious Storm worm.

  • Reports: Wi-Fi users to be monitored in Russia

    Business travellers to Russia might want to keep their laptops and iPhones well-concealed - not from muggers, necessarily, but from the country's recently formed regulatory super-agency, Rossvyazokhrankultura (short for the Russian Mass Media, Communications and Cultural Protection Service).

  • SpikeSource gives ISVs testing boost

    SpikeSource has announced a service aimed at letting smaller software makers automatically test their products for particular software stacks, potentially opening up significant opportunities for software start-ups and open source developers.

  • IBM brings 'Microsoft-free' PCs to Europe

    In a move to challenge Microsoft on the desktop, IBM has teamed up with Austrian and Polish system integrators to supply the emerging Eastern European and Russian business PC markets with "Microsoft-free" systems based on Red Hat Linux and open standards-based productivity software.

  • British licence reseller vows to carry on

    A UK reseller of Microsoft software licences has said it will be able to continue making second-hand licences available, despite changes to Microsoft's licence terms expressly forbidding licence resale.

  • Open-Xchange lures Zimbra users

    It looks like Microsoft's proposed Yahoo acquisition is already attracting its share of buzzards: Open-Xchange, a prominent open source competitor to Microsoft Exchange, is looking to lure customers of Yahoo subsidiary Zimbra with an offer of steep discounts.

  • Research unmasks anonymity networks

    Anonymity systems designed to allow users to carry out actions on the Internet without identifying themselves can often be cracked with a bit of unorthodox thinking, according to a Cambridge researcher.

  • IM attacks get nastier

    Attacks on instant messaging systems continued to grow more sophisticated and dangerous in January, according to Akonix, a vendor of messaging security systems.