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Channel news: MSFT update fubars PCs; EMC, Oracle integration pact

MS update sends PCs ‘haywire’ .NET patch trips up systems. [TheReg]

EMC and Oracle buckle up for joint integration ride Relationship hots up [TheReg]

Unorthodox ISPs jump on storage SaaS trend As hosted storage gets hot, an insurance broker and an ISP are among the businesses now trying to attract new clients by offering storage software as a service. []

Mobility could hold the key to broader UC adoption Unified communications (UC) and unified messaging are on the verge of launching a mobile platform. Learn more about mobile UC from Yankee Group’s Zeus Kerravala.[]

ERP market strong through 2011, SaaS products gain share Globalization and the midmarket will drive strong growth in the ERP software market through 2011, according to AMR Research. SaaS products will also become more popular.[]

Research downplays personal info threat Almost every lesson on Internet safety warns against posting personal information such as phone numbers and school names. Researchers are now suggesting, though, that such advice, however well-intentioned, doesn’t necessarily make children safer from predators and related threats. [AP]

Military files left unprotected online Detailed schematics of a military detainee holding facility in southern Iraq. Geographical surveys and aerial photographs of two military airfields outside Baghdad. Plans for a new fuel farm at Bagram Air Base in
Afghanistan. [AP]

Microsoft pushes Office 2007 with ‘try-before-you-buy’ Limited use, certain risk [TheReg]

Tim Lister on project sluts and strawmen Tim Lister, principal of Atlantic Systems Guild and co-author of ‘Waltzing with Bears: Managing Software Project Risk,’ and ‘Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams’ talks about the patterns that help determine software success or failure. Patterns good and bad include project sluts, Brownian motion, the strawman, and the safety valve.” [Business of Software]

U.S. and Japan keep IT thriving  The United States, Japan and the UK are tops at supporting a flourishing IT sector, according to a recent report. [eWEEK]

Olympic planners left IT out of the budget D’oh. [TheReg]

Microsoft announces new technical, sales, marketing and financing resources for partnersMicrosoft promotes operational excellence across the Microsoft Partner ecosystem. [Microsoft]

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