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How to Achieve Regulatory Compliance with Automated E-Mail Archiving

The use of e-mail as a business tool has evolved from a matter of simple convenience to one of absolute necessity. Recognizing the dependence on this vital communications tool, many organizations and regulatory bodies have enacted e-mail archiving and retention policies and guidelines for their members or industry. Here, Knowledge Center contributor Ted Green explains(…)

Facebook Password Spam Conceals Malware Attack

Researchers at several security firms have uncovered a spam campaign targeting Facebook users. The e-mails, which pose as communications from Facebook about password resets, contain a nasty downloader that ultimately makes users part of a notorious botnet. – Researchers at several security firms have tied the Bredolab Trojan to a spam campaign targeting Facebook users.(…)

US Defense Department to partially lift flash drive ban

The U.S. Department of Defense ban on USB thumb drives will be partially lifted to allow authorized people to use official flash drives for mission-critical functions. The U.S. Department of Defense ban on USB thumb drives instated nearly a year ago will be partially lifted to allow authorized people… More: continued here

Net pioneer GeoCities finally laid to rest

Yahoo shut down GeoCities the site that offered a free platform for users to create their own Web sites during the dot-com boom. Yahoo paid $4.5 billion for it. The closure of GeoCities marks the end of an era, as the Internet community says goodbye to the pioneering Web… More: continued here

CDW Study Finds IT Spending to Expand, Hiring is Flat

CDW sees a significant rise in hardware and software purchasing in the next 6 months for corporate and government sectors. The hardware and software reseller’s study showed most companies are keeping their staffing at the same levels. A recent Gartner study on technology spending was not as optimistic. – Spending on technology hardware and software(…)

Former AMD CEO Hector Ruiz Named in Insider Trading Scandal, WSJ Reports

Former Advanced Micro Devices CEO Hector Ruiz has been named as an inside tipster to Galleon Group by unnamed sources, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Website. – Galleon Group is the Wall Street hedge fund that recently had one of its key members, Raj Rajaratnam, arrested by the Department of Justice after years of(…)

Microsoft drops ‘Family Guy’ special

Microsoft representative said the show – a variety show to be done by Alex Borstein and Seth MacFarlane – was not “a fit with the Windows brand.” Microsoft said Monday it has canceled its sponsorship of a planned variety show with the creator of the “Family Guy.” … More: continued here

Dell, Lenovo PCs Offer the Latest Technology from Intel, Microsoft

On the same week that Dell introduced its 12.1-inch Latitude XT2 XFR, a thin but rugged convertible tablet, Lenovo introduced six new machines three IdeaPad laptops and three IdeaCentre desktops. Intel processors and Microsofts Windows 7 operating system are aboard all seven devices, and Dell makes particular use of its integrated multitouch capabilities. Lenovo, for(…)

REVIEW: Liaise Beta Falls Short on Attempt to Boost Outlook Productivity

Liaise is a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook designed to ease task and project management for individuals and teams through e-mail. The product shows some promise, but performance and other issues may make it more hinderance than help. – Liaise, a product that debuted at DEMOfall 2009 and was named a Peoples Choice Winner there, is(…)

Xerox prints computer smarts on fabric, plastic

In conjunction with a conference in Europe this week, Xerox has announced a new ink technology for printing electronic circuitry on everything from clothes to roll-up computer displays. In conjunction with a conference in Europe this week, Xerox has announced a new ink technology for printing electronic circuitry on… More: continued here

Nokia Tightens Ovi Store for Developers, Consumers

Nokia acknowledges that its Ovi Store application marketplace could use a lot of work, but the company also says the platform has moved quickly in the five months it has been in existence. – LONDON — Nokia acknowledges that its Ovi Store application marketplace could use a lot of work, but the company also says(…)

Yahoo Mail outages plague some users

Scattered reports say the world’s most widely used e-mail service was suffering from scattered outages on Monday morning. Yahoo Mail users reported problems Monday morning, with the service inaccessible for some and spotty for others. TechCrunch noticed a Twitter spike in reports of problems with Yahoo… More: continued here