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2011-04-18 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BoxTone, the expert in proactive Mobile Service Management (MSM) software, today unveiled a significant enhancement to its leading MSM platform, BoxTone 6, adding a real-time compliance engine with automated workflow to enable IT security, operations and service desk staff to continuously monitor for - and automatically neutralize - threats that can arise when mobile users and devices intentionally or unintentionally do not comply with...

2011-03-01 19:38:00

LAS VEGAS, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today released results from a survey of nearly 300 information technology (IT) decision makers on their companies' endpoint security initiatives. The study revealed that 90 percent of business leaders are investing in resources to better manage the security of their endpoints, including servers, PCs and laptops. Over half of those surveyed are also extending security to smartphones and other instrumented devices, with plans to...

2011-02-09 09:33:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new initiatives to extend security to the growing number of mobile and instrumented devices beyond an organization's own four walls, such as smartphones, ATMs, retail kiosks, traffic systems, meters, buildings and sensors. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110209/NY45170) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) By 2015, it's estimated that there will be one trillion connected devices,...

2010-08-24 07:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new software to deliver greater security and compliance to thousands of laptops, PCs and servers globally -- automating some of the most time-intensive IT tasks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The new software, delivered through IBM's recently closed BigFix acquisition, provides built-in intelligence that identifies...

2010-07-20 09:33:00

ARMONK, N.Y., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it had completed the acquisition of BigFix, Inc., a privately-held company based in Emeryville, Calif. Financial details were not disclosed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) The closing comes less than three weeks after IBM's July 1st announcement that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BigFix...

2010-07-01 08:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire BigFix, Inc., a privately-held company based in Emeryville, Calif. The move aims to accelerate IBM's efforts to help organizations more intelligently secure the enterprise by managing and automating security and compliance updates on thousands of computers globally. Financial details were not disclosed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO)...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'