Microsoft, Cisco not in sync on securityWhile Microsoft and Cisco continue the hard sell on their respective visions for quarantine-based endpoint security, customers and industry experts are asking hard questions about cost, complexity and the willingness of these industry giants to work together. Click here for more.Users cost-justify emerging technologiesEarly adopters share their best practices for picking automation and management tools - and how to get the money for them. Get all the details.Cisco adds more carrier Ethernet productsCisco on Tuesday expanded its carrier Ethernet offerings with a purpose-built switch and a multiservice provisioning platform, both designed to help carriers deploy new types of services to consumers and businesses. Click here for more.SMBs see outsourcing as growth toolGartner estimates that about 90% of all new business created in the U.S. is small or midsize. It\u2019s a huge opportunity for outsourcers as these small firms begin to recognize that they can achieve the same kind of benefits that large organizations enjoy when handing over non-core IT functions to outside service providers. Click here for more.What's new about the 'new' CA?On Network World's Hot Seat, the head of CA's Unicenter business explains what the 'new CA' has in store for customers. Watch now.World's largest Windows error messageAdam Gaffin went to Times Square and photographed what could be the biggest Windows error message ever - and his blog got so many hits as a result that it brought down NetworkWorld.com for about 45 minutes yesterday. See the photos.For news updated throughout the day, go to Network World's NetFlash news page.