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Episode 23 – The Business of Malware Part 3

This week we’re going to talk to John Eddy, Senior Vice President of Sales at Kaspersky Lab and find out just how serious the malware problem is. Part 3 of a three part series.

TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10
Intro 1:18
Billboard 1:10

News and Comment segment 6:46
The OpenOffice.org Community announced a second beta release of OpenOffice.org 3 to the public July 15. The Office suite is released under the GNU/GPL and is freely available. OpenOffice.org v3.0 beta 2 is currently available for download in English for Windows, Linux, OS X and OpenSolaris at http://download.openoffice.org/3.0beta.

AMD announced that its Board of Directors elected President and COO Dirk Meyer as the new CEO of the company July 17. Meyer replaces Hector Ruiz, who led the company during the last six years. You can read the article at http://www.theforcefield.net/joomla/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1.

A debate is brewing over the necessity of defragging solid state drives. According to an article posted in the July 15 issue of System Management News, the debate centers on whether performing a defrag on a flash drive helps performance or provides no real benefits while actually hurts the drive.

You can read the article in the July 15 issue of System Management News. A single issue of System Management News is $9.95 but a subscription is free to professionals who qualify. if you are an IT professional and would like a free subscription to System Management News you can subscribe at http://theforcefield.tradepub.com/free/smns or simply click on the link in the show notes in the RSS feed for this episode.

The Microsoft-Yahoo deal is the talk of the media. There are many who think Microsoft Yahoo would be a great combination and would prevent a monopoly that Google is threatening to become. However, Microsoft Yahoo could actually be bad for competition – and consumers.

Commercial Break 1:00
Alternageek Podcast Promo :30

CS Techcast promo :30

Intro to Interview 1:45
This week we are going to talk to John Eddy, Senior Vice President of Sales at Kaspersky Lab. We’ll find out just how serious the malware problem is, learn about the Kaspersky Partner Program and find out how we can use it as resellers to market and sell solid security solutions to our customers. Part 3 of a three part series.

John Eddy Interview 18:35

Wrap up and Close :46

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Episode 22 – The Business of Malware Part 2

This week we’re going to continue our discussion with Chris Bequeath and learn more about the malware removal business. Part 2 of a three part series.

TechPodcasts Promo Tag :10
Intro 1:17
Billboard :39

News and Comment segment 3:23
Mozilla reported 8.3 million downloads of Firefox 3 on Firefox Download Day 2008, held June 17. The Force Field held a launch party of its own. A page and forum was created at TheForceField.net to download and discuss the new browser at the time of launch.

System Management News, a publication for IT System Administrators and Data Center Managers, predicts a cloudy future for computing, as in cloud computing. Can IT service providers incorporate it in their businesses? If so, what are the possibilities? Good questions. At any rate, this is something to consider or at least to watch.

You can read the feature in the June 15 issue of System Management News. A single issue of System Management News is $9.95 but a subscription is free to professionals who qualify. if you are an IT professional and would like a free subscription to System Management News you can subscribe at http://theforcefield.tradepub.com/free/smns or simply click on the link in the show notes in the RSS feed for this episode.

Bill Gates is finally leaving Microsoft. Or is he? Gates initially announced his retirement in 2006 and has since spent much of it telling everyone he’s officially gone. But will he really be gone?

Commercial Break 1:00
Alternageek Podcast Promo :30

Totally Cool Tech Podcast promo :30

Intro to Interview 1:44
This week we are going to continue our discussion with Chris Bequeath, owner of Business Network Solutions learn more about the malware removal business. We will learn about some of the organizations involved in the detection and removal of badware, the tools and techniques he uses to remove it and find out where he thinks the malware problem is heading in the next few years – not only as a nuisance but a possibly a national security issue as well. Part 2 of a three part series.

Chris Bequeath Interview 19:00

Wrap up and Close :46

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