IBM likes Linux Desktops better!

Very interesting item on IBM (caution: not relevant to all IBM's whole activity) – IBM will not use Windows Vista – but will move to Linux desktops . In short it says that IBM will not renew their account with Microsoft regarding their employees' windows desktops and instead will switch to Red-Hat based Linux desktops. …

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The Not So Peculiar Case of A Diamond in The Rough

IBM stock was hit severely in recent month, mostly due to the disappointment from the latest earnings report. It wasn’t a real disappointment, but IBM had a buildup of expectations from their ongoing turnaround, and the recent earnings announcement has poured cold water on the growing enthusiasm. This post is about IBM’s story but carries a …

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Time to Re-think Vulnerabilities Disclosure

Public disclosure of vulnerabilities has always bothered me and I wasn’t able to put a finger on the reason until now. As a person who has been involved personally in vulnerabilities disclosure, I am highly appreciative for the contribution security researchers on awareness and it is very hard to imagine what would the world be …

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Breaching The Air-Gap with Heat

Researcher Mordechai Guri, guided by Prof. Yuval Elovici, has uncovered a new method to breach air-gapped systems. Our last finding on air-gap security was published in August of 2014, using a method called Air-Hopper which utilizes FM waves for data exfiltration. The new research initiative, termed BitWhisper, is part of the ongoing research on the …

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Google’s Aspired Hegemony

After writing yesterday about the launch of Google Pages Beta at Should Google Lead the Web Development Tools Market? I realized that Google has changed profoundly from what they were at first. At the beginning Google was an enabling technology by really making the world wide web “matter” accessible to everyone. They have contributed immensely …

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A Product Roadmap in a Feed

Strategic Board was initially an idea about a new competitive intelligence/market intelligence tool for enterprises in the IT sector. Since then many things have changed including our concept and vision and probably the only permanent thing here is me and Strategic Board the name itself:) One of the building blocks a competitive intelligence tool is …

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End of the road for standalone RSS aggregators? No!

"A Thousand Startups Crying – Outlook moves on RSS" by Nik Cubrilovic (see post). Nik says that RSS aggregator startups are doomed now, after the giant – Microsoft, have decided to make outlook RSS ready. Although Nick raises many valid points to consider I tend to stay on the rather optimistic side where I believe …

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Strategic Board User Manual

This is an overview on Strategic Board with few advanced options for advanced users. Background Strategic Board is based on our search foundation called Context Search™. Context Search™ technology indexes content in a unique way emulating the way "human" associative memory works. In simple words for every search query you enter we "guess" what would …

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Can Microsoft afford to ignore Linux?

Microsoft completed the acquisition of Sybari Software, their new anti virus and anti spyware line of business – The Windows Observer–Antivirus, Anti-Spyware Strategy Moves Forward for Microsoft. One line from the news caught my eye as something that makes immediate common sense but may not be right strategically after all "Not surprisingly, Microsoft will discontinue …

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