New Flash Player fights clickjacking
Adobe Systems Inc. said its latest Flash Player update
Forrester: SAP users should fight maintenance fees
Forrester Research is urging SAP users to fight to get more value out of SAP Enterprise Support, according to SearchSAP.com. SAP increased the support maintenance fees earlier this year, angering users who already felt they weren't getting enough bang for their buck. Forrester analysts stressed that users should fight SAP by pointing out specific features and offerings they'd like to get out of SAP Enterprise Support.
Cisco telepresence rooms for rent
Cisco is renting telepresence rooms in an effort to broaden the user market for the expensive technology, Reuters reported Wednesday. The rooms, equipped with high-definition video screens, built-in microphones and camera lenses, are available for $299 to $899 an hour depending on size. The largest room can accommodate a meeting of 18. Building a Cisco telepresence room can cost $34,000 to $400,000. The new rooms will be available in Santa Clara, Calif., as well as in some Taj Hotels in India, Boston and London through a partnership with Taj Hotels and Tata Communications. Cisco has been on a mission to bring the high-end equipment to a larger audience. It has already released small desktop versions of high-definition video cameras that can make video calls or dial into telepresence rooms.
Juniper Networks becomes a VentureTech Network vendor
Juniper Networks said Wednesday it is joining Ingram Micro's VentureTech Network (VTN) ecosystem. VTN -- an association of hundreds of VARs focused on small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) -- kicked off its fall invitational event Wednesday evening in San Diego and invited Juniper senior vice president of worldwide channels Frank Vitagliano to address solution providers. Vitagliano is familiar with VTN since he was formerly with IBM and involved in the network in that capacity in years past.
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