IT pros share horror stories; EMC acquires network-configuration player; See the Human Transformer

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Cisco appears to be distancing itself from a tax scandal in Brazil; Platinum Equity to acquire Covad Commuincations for about $304 million, making the communications services company the latest technology company to sell to a private equity firm.

IT pros share their horror stories

Tech pros get in the Halloween spirit and share their horror stories via the head of the Encompass user group of HP customers.

EMC acquires network-configuration playerOutsourcing overhyped, overused, says EMC's Tucci

EMC acquires network-configuration and -management vendor Voyence to add the technology to its IT service-management suite. Plus:

Winning costume: The Human Transformer

We didn't get many entries for our Halloween costume contest this year, but the last one is a doozy. See how this IT pro "transforms" his costume from one into another, in six steps.

Vendor claims about storage virtualization flawed

IT managers have been advised to be wary of vendor hype surrounding storage virtualization as it is a technology that is poorly ...

Covad sells to private equity firm for $304 million

Platinum Equity LLC will acquire Covad Communications Corp. for about $304 million, making the communications services company the ...

Cash isn't king: Apple limits iPhone purchases

People looking to walk into an Apple retailer and buy an iPhone with cash will be out of luck. The company is now accepting only credit or ...

IBM process turns waste silicon into cash, energy savings

Big Blue is looking a little green around the chips today. That’s because IBM announced a semiconductor wafer reclamation process that removes chip circuitry with an abrasive pad and water, saving money and leaving the silicon in better shape for reuse in solar panels or other duties. Enabling reuse is crucial because IBM estimates that approximately three million silicon wafers worldwide are scrapped each year.

Wi-Fi growth fuels video surveillance adoption

Despite privacy concerns surrounding the use of video surveillance systems in public spaces, industry observers have noted increasing uptake of ...

Internet researchers discover new hacking service site

Security researchers studying the latest Internet crime trends have discovered a new Eastern European Web site that uses a large botnet to ...

Geek stars: The secret (nerdy) life of celebrities

You might be amazed to learn of the remarkable number of actors, directors, musicians and other celebrities who nurture an inner geek.

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T. Rowe goes 2.0

These days T. Rowe Price vice president Kirk Kness is busy implementing relatively low-cost, Web 2.0-based collaboration tools including wikis and blogs.

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