Stories by Jeremy Kirk

Short movie envisions the growing Google 'EPIC'

As Google positions itself to be a total online content provider, the question of what is next for the search engine giant might be at least partially forecasted by U.S. journalists Matt Thompson and Robin Sloan.

Microsoft: No Office software for Linux

Microsoft is not going to release a version of its Office suite software for open-source rival Linux, although the company is actively studying how Linux works and how it can integrate with the platform, a Microsoft representative said Wednesday.

IT growth in banking industry but efficiency rules

Financial institutions are modestly increasing their IT departments after the boom days of the late 1990s but demanding much more efficiency from pricey infrastructure, a senior vice president for Sun Microsystems said Tuesday at a financial technology conference.

Sophisticated phishing targets Yahoo users

A new phishing method is targeting users of Yahoo by recording their user name and password while logging them into a legitimate area of the portal, according to Websense, a Web security software firm.

Identity federation: Is it time to move now?

While there is high interest in identity federation, the technology is still in flux and will likely be more expensive and time-consuming to implement immediately rather than three years from now, an identity and access management expert said Thursday.

Secure end points key for mobile computing

Computers and mobile devices using wireless networks or other end points by company employees are posing increasing threats to their organizations' computer systems, although there are ways IT managers can reduce risk, according to an analyst Thursday at the Gartner IT Security Summit 2005 in London.

Analysts to CISOs: Learn about business

Chief information security officers (CISOs) need to learn more about the business side of the companies they work for to effectively communicate the importance of computer security, analysts said Wednesday at the Gartner IT Security Summit 2005 in London.