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Tugboat Enterprises, the maker of the new data rescue product Lifeboat, is offering complimentary Lifeboat Data Rescue programs and technical support for the program to individuals and companies whose computers were hit by Hurricane Katrina. The offer is extended as a part of corporate goodwill toward individuals and companies who are most affected. Operation Data Recovery is valid for anyone living in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee or South Carolina. "When people are affected by this kind of natural disaster, it's important that we pull together. Hurricane Katrina caused enormous damage to individuals and companies who are now struggling to recover everything, including their data," said Tugboat Enterprises CEO Judi Tyabji Wilson, "We want to do what we can as part of the global community of business." "People have lost their homes and so much ... (more)

Sun Gains Momentum in First Fiscal Quarter of 2007

Sun ended the first fiscal quarter of 2007 with significant customer momentum for its recently enhanced IT product portfolio and the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS), including key wins with Alcatel, MasterCard, Research in Motion (RIM), the US Library of Congress, and Verizon Wireless. "This quarter Sun achieved double digit revenue growth year over year in each of our four geographies (US, International Americas, EMEA and APAC); evidence that our customers value our approach to open standards, innovation and investments in R&D," said Don Grantham, executive vice president, Global... (more)

"MSBlast.B" Creator Faces 18 to 37 Months in Prison

According to US attorney John McKay, the 19-year-old Minneapolis man who pleaded guilty yesterday to being the author of the MSBlast-B worm infected more than 48,000 PCs last summer. The attorneys defending the man, Jeffrey L. Parson, dispute that figure - but McKay will press for as serious a sentence as he can, saying that since the damage to individual computer users is very real, the penalties should also be very real. Parson, who was arrested last August, is scheduled to be sentenced in Seattle before U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman on November 12. He faces 18 - 37 months... (more)

Storage Giant EMC Acquires Backup and Recovery Vendor Dantz

"Dantz helps EMC methodically enter the SMB software market," said Dave DeWalt, Executive Vice President, EMC Software Group - referring to small and midsize businesses. He was referring to EMC's acquisition - its 15th software acquisition since the beginning of 2000 - of privately-held Dantz Development Corporation, a supplier of backup and recovery software for SMBs. The deal means EMC can "hit the ground running with an extremely strong and well-regarded product platform, wide-reaching and deep channels to market, and synergistic connection points with EMC's current technology... (more)

UK Launches National Virus Alert Service To Help Surfers Stay Safe Online

British Internet users can help protect themselves from viruses and hackers by using a free alerting service launched by the UK Government. Over half of all UK households own a home computer. Almost 13 million of these have access to the Internet. In September 2004, over 100,000 malicious programs were in circulation. Some fear that this figure could hit 150,000 by this Autumn. "ITsafe" as the service is called will provide home users and small firms with simple advice to shield PCs, mobile phones and electronic devices from malicious attacks. The service is available by e-mail o... (more)