United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

If I had to single out a single development that elevated the sophistication of cybercrime by an order of magnitude, it would be sharing. Code sharing, vulnerabilities sharing, knowledge sharing, stolen passwords and anything else you can think of. Attackers that once worked in silos, in essence competing with each other, have discovered and fully embraced the power of cooperation and collaboration. I was honored to present a high-level overview on the topic of cyber collaboration a couple of weeks

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Oracle vs. SAP (and Microsoft?)

A nice three pages overview on recent moves by Oracle and SAP "Larry's war: Oracle vs. SAP – CNET News.com"The only thing that is missing for me in the article is the threats Microsoft poses on Oracle with its recent entrance to the business applications segment. Oracle has always competed with SAP on business applications and still something makes them take a new course of strategy with their latest acquisitions. I think that Microsoft's latest entrance to the business applications

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Microsoft Enhances BI for the SME

In an article Microsoft Crowds Business Intelligence Space, Microsoft enhances its BI offering to address better the needs of small to medium size businesses. Regarding the "crowdness" of the space I do think that there is a difference between the large enterprises BI space, which is indeed crowded and the SME BI space, which is still paving its path to customers.

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