Tech Round-up for 7/10/13

By Mark Handelman
Posted in Storage
On July 10, 2013

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today:

EMC announced today new hardware and software products in its Data Domain, Avamar, NetWorker, and Mozy lines. The company’s goal is to provide a unified architecture capable of providing backup, archiving, and disaster recovery functions.

In Microsoft’s July Patch Tuesday release yesterday, three of the six critical security bulletins addressed font-rendering issues. The patches cover Windows, the .NET Framework, Silverlight, Office, Visual Studio, Lync, and Internet Explorer.

According to new IDC Tracker research data, Check Point is the number one vendor worldwide in combined firewall and UTM appliance revenue for 2012 and the first quarter of this year.

During the past fiscal year, Microsoft settled a total of 3,265 piracy cases of the company’s products worldwide. Of those cases, 35 of them were throughout 19 U.S. states, and 3,230 across 42 countries.

West Virginia University is now using broadcast spectrum previously used for TV channels to provide wireless broadband Internet on campus and in the surrounding area. TV white space signals travel farther than Wi-Fi signals.