What are you putting off right now?

Security: In the event of any security problem, large and small alike, it's all about the response time. And driving late into the night accompanied by Paul Oakenfold, chicken nuggets, diet soda and BBQ sauce got Bob Garza thinkin'. "Taking care of that neglected problem will enhance your response time should something bad happen in the next few hours," he writes in Zero Day. "While we can't ever be ready for everything, we can at least mitigate the risk."

Columnists' corner: When even practicing a little reverse psychology on management doesn't get IT the software package it knows is best, take heed: these things tend to come around in the end. Just not for the benefit of anyone involved. At least that's what happened in the case of our Off the Record author, whose company eventually was guilty of choosing the wrong software. The price? A mere three years, 60 developers, a change of CIOs and a new management team.

Best of the blogs: If you think that Homer Simpson has nothing in common with 23-year-old Nicholas Lee Jacobsen, who was handed a home detention sentence for hacking into T-Mobile's network, then think again. Or just find them both in this TechWatch post.

Podcasts: Even though LTO drives are outselling DLT, Quantum is looking to buck that trend with its DLT-S4 -- a drive with exceptional capacity and powerful management features at a moderate cost. Tune into Storage Sprawl for the entire Test Center review.


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