Monday, August 29, 2005

Computerworld Weekly Top 10


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Computerworld Weekly Top 10
August 29, 2005
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In this issue:

* Water Returns To The Data Center
* Windows XP Also Has Plug-and-play Vulnerability
* Intel's New Chips To Run Slow, Run Cool
* Google Launches Instant Messaging Service
* IBM, Users Work To Attract Young Mainframers
* Awaiting The PC Killers
* Share Poll: Sarbanes-Oxley Seen As Biggest IT Time Waster
* Google Bypasses Browser To Search PC Drives, Web
* Smart Talk: Speech-enabled Apps Deliver Bottom-line Benefits
* U.S. Defense Networks Attacked Via China, Says Report

Water Returns To The Data Center

IBM's recent release of a water-based cooling system will help
mainstream water cooling, but for potential users the idea of using
water again doesn't sit well.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104020,00.html?nlid=WK

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Windows XP Also Has Plug-and-play Vulnerability

Some PCs running Windows XP Service Pack 1 are also vulnerable to the
Zotob worm, Microsoft said.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104136,00.html?nlid=WK

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Intel's New Chips To Run Slow, Run Cool

Details released today about Intel's new processor architecture reveal
a design focused on slower -- and more efficient -- chips that get more
work done.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104129,00.html?nlid=WK

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Google Launches Instant Messaging Service

Google today launched an instant messaging service that will compete
against services from AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104131,00.html?nlid=WK

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IBM, Users Work To Attract Young Mainframers

IBM and user group Share are teaming up to provide support for young
people interested in mainframe computing with the "zNextGen" initiative
and forum.

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Awaiting The PC Killers

Opinion: Virus writers could destroy your computer by altering its
microcode, and some experts think such viruses are inevitable, says
Robert L. Mitchell. So why haven't we seen more of them?

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104083,00.html?nlid=WK

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Share Poll: Sarbanes-Oxley Seen As Biggest IT Time Waster

IBM users polled recently consider Sarbanes-Oxley compliance a major IT
time-waster.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104118,00.html?nlid=WK

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Google Bypasses Browser To Search PC Drives, Web

Google today is unveiling a computer and Web search tool designed to
help users manage e-mail, instant messages, news headlines and music on
their computers.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104103,00.html?nlid=WK

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Smart Talk: Speech-enabled Apps Deliver Bottom-line Benefits

Speech-enabled applications have matured to the point where they're
becoming both a cost saver and competitive advantage in the call
center.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104028,00.html?nlid=WK

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U.S. Defense Networks Attacked Via China, Says Report

Web sites in China are being used as a staging ground for attacks on
the computer networks of the U.S. Defense Department and other
agencies, according to <I>The Washington Post</I>.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104150,00.html?nlid=WK

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