Software & Systems


Microsoft Investigating Windows VBScript Security Hole

Microsoft released a security advisory Monday describing a zero-day vulnerability involving some older Windows versions and VBScript when used with Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Reissues Windows Kernel Patch

After nearly two weeks of tweaking, Microsoft is resuming automatic distribution of a Windows kernel patch through Windows Update.



High Performance Computing Virtualization Drives Coventry U Engineering Program

UK-based Coventry University has implemented a virtualized environment in its automotive engineering program that has reduced management of its high-performance computing infrastructure.

Iron Mountain Acquires Mimosa

Iron Mountain, best known for providing off-premises backup of enterprise data, said Monday it has acquired e-mail and SharePoint archiving solutions provider Mimosa Systems for $112 million.

Microsoft Updates Azure Provisioning Tool

To help IT pros automate the provisioning and management of services deployed to the recently released Windows Azure cloud offering, Microsoft has released a new version of its Windows Azure Service Management (WASM) Cmdlets for PowerShell.

U Maine Moves to Sustainability Governance

The University of Maine in Orono will be using a governance model from 4tell Solutions to track sustainability efforts. The company sells a number of reporting systems that draw data from multiple sources to provide a dashboard view of performance in specific areas. The university will be using iPlan Sustainable Performance Governance.

Westmont College Taps Cast Iron Cloud for Application Integration

Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA has gone public with its use of cloud computing for application integration. The college is using a cloud integration platform from Cast Iron Systems to secure two-way exchange of real-time information between SalesForce CRM, Westmont's on-demand constituent relationship management application, and its Datatel enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, which runs on the college's private network.

Liquidware Migration Tool Gauges Viability of Migration Candidates

Liquidware Labs has added a new function within its migration assessment tool that enables IT administrators to perform a "one-click" assessment of the readiness of desktops for the migration.

TopSchool Releases Web Services for Application Integration

TopSchool has begun rolling out a set of Web services that allows its customers to extend the functionality of the company's student lifecycle management applications.

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Where Data Mining, Privacy Policies, and Identity Theft Intersect

Leo Irakliotis has been the victim of an institutional security breach. Yet, after two years of monitoring his credit reports, the new dean of Nova Southeastern University's Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences said the possibility of the thief using his Social Security number for illegal activity doesn't concern him nearly as much as the general incompetence of people who have access to his personal information as a matter of course in their jobs.