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41 Eric Lundquist: The presidential
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4 Technology is in evidence everywhere hopefuls should weigh in on technology.
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9 Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo poses risks. virtualization is meeting expectations.
14 IBM takes on BI with Cognos in the fold. 44 Joe Wilcox: A Microsoft acquisition of
16 Michael Dell gets his company on track. Yahoo would be bad news.
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Guy Currier, Executive Director
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18 Microsoft is putting a “D” in “Oslo.” 45 Blog Watch: e WEEK in the blogosphere.
20 Review: Windows Server gets leaner. 54 Spencer F. Katt: For the Grimalkin, the week was something less than Super.
24 ActiveX controls come under scrutiny.
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26 Oracle is touting its AIA app integration.
29 How IT departments can weather
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49 Microsoft software security engineer
Jonathan Ness describes how the company’s SWI unit tackles vulnerabilities.
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