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Channel news: Net-transfer speed could help spot malware; SAP skills continue paying offdate.

Speed could kill for Internet worms
Computer security researchers are developing ways of protecting PCs from malicious programs known as worms by monitoring how fast data is sent through networks. [TimesOnline]

Europe demands say on US data trawling
Wants to rein in war on terror. [TheReg]

SAP skills pay off big for IT pros
The values of CCIE, CISSP, PMP and Web development certifications held their own in 2006, but it was nothing compared to the 15 percent income growth experienced by ERP-skilled IT workers in 2006, according to a new report. [eWEEK]

Data center power update: power use is alarming; or…not

Demand grows, but data centers don’t hog power
Data centers are sucking up more electricity as more people and organizations log on to the Internet. But there’s been some disagreement over how power-hungry the servers running the nation’s network are. [SanFranChronicle]

  • Microsoft accuses IBM of an ‘ulterior’ standards agenda
    Chicken hawk. [TheReg]Office 14: Think first half of 2009
    Office 14, the follow-on to Office 2007, is due out in the first half of calendar year 2009, according to a slide deck allegedly from Microsoft, posted on the AeroXperience blog. [All About Microsoft]

    HP updates low-end Itanium servers
    Two dual-processor models flesh out HP’s Itanium-based Integrity line, and new HP-UX boosts software performance. [CNET]

    Citrix to marry workload management with presentation server
    Citrix has acquired the workload management assets of the privately held Aurema.. [eWEEK]

    Symantec CEO says no to Windows Vista
    Leading security software chief says Windows Vista isn’t yet for him — or his company. Principled stand? Or PR grandstand?[DailyTech]

    Visual Studio security updates released
    Microsoft has released security updates for Visual Studio 2002 and Visual Studio 2003. The patches address a vulnerability that could allow for remote code execution. []

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