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  • Indiana Wesleyan U Speeds Backup with Disk-Based System

    Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion has gone public with its deployment of storage equipment from Quantum to replace a system using a Dell tape library and Symantec NetBackup version 4.5. The newer setup uses a DXi7500 Express disk-based system with 9 TB of disk space, along with a Quantum Scalar i500 tape library.

  • MIT Research Asks, Just How Fast Is U.S. Broadband?

    In the race for Internet speed, the United States could definitely be called a slacker. According to data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, in the area of average advertised broadband download speed this country falls somewhere between those little heralded hotbeds of high tech, Italy and Greece.

  • New IBM Mainframe Can Manage 100,000 Virtual Machines Simultaneously

    IBM has launched what it described its most significant advance in data center infrastructure over the last two decades. The new zEnterprise is a mainframe noteworthy not just because of its increased processing capacity but because it is the first to provide integration with its Power7 blade infrastructure and x86-based blade racks.

  • Microsoft Releases Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Beta

    Microsoft has released a beta of its latest client protection software for enterprises.

  • SP1 Coming Next Year for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

    Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be released "within the first half of calendar year 2011," Microsoft announced this week.

  • Texas Tech Upgrades Antennas for Stadium Rehab

    When a phone company's name is on your university's facility, do you want calls made through its cellular service to be dropped inside that building? Avoiding that scenario may be part of the reasoning behind Texas Tech University's decision to deploy a new antenna system to support cellular service in its newly renovated Jones AT&T Stadium.

  • Windows Zero-Day Advisory Issued on USB Drives

    Microsoft issued a security advisory Friday about a Windows vulnerability associated with shortcut icons on USB drives.

  • Automated Workaround for Windows Shell Flaw Released

    Microsoft has added an automated means to address a zero-day Windows Shell vulnerability described in a security advisory released late last week.

  • Faronics Anti Virus Integrates with Deep Freeze

    Faronics has released a new anti-virus application. Faronics Anti-Virus provides anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-rootkit security. The program also provides e-mail protection with native support for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and other e-mail programs.