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News Analysis: In a fairly scathing review of the security features built into preview versions of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Vista operating system, one analyst contends that the software giant’s much-expected security features are self-defeating and may cause some customers to put off adoption of the OS altogether.

News Analysis: Sun’s leaders say the change of CEO reflects the company’s success, while some customers have different reactions.

Lenovo, in its second such retail deal in the United States, makes a presence for itself at retailer Best Buy.

U.S. software companies face more global competition than ever, with both India and China working ceaselessly to expand their domestic software industry and graduate more software engineers, the former Oracle president says.

News Analysis: The company takes first steps toward multi-tenancy with its nod to on demand software.

With basement-level pricing and new features, the vendor wants to get its channel partners to convert all customers to the model.

News Analysis: Giving ISVs a competitive edge—whether by getting applications to market faster or whether by helping to spread the word internationally with Microsoft’s extensive sales reach—is what the Front Runner program is all about.

Updated: News Analysis: Microsoft is doing plenty to stop the counterfeiting, but analysts and partners say there’s still more that could be done.

Business Objects aims to unfrazzle consumer packaged-goods execs by delivering analytics that spell out what’s going on with all the money they’re spending on trade promotions.

Sales of hard disk drive units grew by 25 percent in 2005, with Seagate accounting for more than 28 percent of the total.

News Analysis: The software-as-a-service realm could lull the industry into a false sense of security.

Buoyed by positive results in 2005, SAP executives are confident about capturing a bigger share of the market. The vendor is in the midst of enhancing its go-to-market strategy and is counting on its growing roster of channel partners to do battle with its market rivals.

News Analysis: The software bundle search engine giant Google unveiled last week is aimed at consumers, but given the company’s ultimate goal of front-end dominance, enterprise use is not far off, observers say. They believe Google Pack represents a step toward embedding the Google brand on desktops.(eWEEK.com)

News Analysis: Rumors of a Google-branded PC suggest that the search company may be about to begin a consumer hardware era.

News Analysis: Microsoft is working hard to make sure the latest version of its e-mail, calendaring and messaging server, Exchange 12, appeals to both enterprise IT administrators and end users.

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