July 21, 2011
Mounties charge IT guy over botnet scam
John Leyden reports on the alleged hacker.
“Joseph Mercier, 24, of Laval, Quebec, allegedly hacked school board systems in Canada as well as computer networks in the US, France, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Mercier – who was in charge of his employer’s information security – reportedly ran his alleged botnet scam at home and at work…”
Microsoft’s next killer platform: all roads lead to Lync
Joe Panettieri writes why he thinks Lync is the new killer platform for channel partners.
“Yes, Lync is available in the Office 365 cloud. But I suspect the vast majority of Lync deployments will remain on premise for years to come. One prime reason: Microsoft has not introduced full PBX capabilities in the cloud, meaning that Lync’s most complete capabilities remain on-premise.”
Nokia Q2 2011: ‘clearly disappointing’ results as challenges prove ‘greater than expected’
Tim Stevens reports on the disappointing numbers.
“The company just posted its Q2 2011 numbers and there’s a definite downward trend. Operating profits declined 44 percent since Q1, 391 million Euro compared to 704, and net sales of mobile devices are down 23 percent over the same period — 20 percent compared to Q2 last year.”