IT Market
Merger moves gather pace

Experts are predicting a busy period of mergers and acquisitions among enterprise software vendors, which could greatly affect IT buyers options, after Microsoft admitted last week that it had been in merger talks with SAP.

Software Patch Management
Firms move to ease patch management

Microsoft and third-party developers are taking different approaches to
simplifying software patch management. At the Microsoft Management
Summit in Las Vegas next week, the software giant is expected to detail
a new version of its Software Update Services (SUS) and Systems
Management Server (SMS) patching tools.