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  • Patch Prevents DoS Attacks Against MS Media Server

    Microsoft Corp. today said it has released a patch that plugs a security hole in Microsoft Windows Media Services, the company's streaming media technologies.

  • Cisco CIO Advises Strategy to Integrate Net, Biz

    The issues facing enterprises as they attempt to incorporate the Internet into their business strategy was the focal point of a keynote speech yesterday by Pete Solvik, Cisco's senior vice president and CIO, here at Cisco's Worldwide Partner Summit 2000.

  • SingTel to Aggregate Internet Businesses

    Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) plans to aggregate all of its regional Internet assets into a separate holding company, the carrier announced yesterday.

  • Critical Path Expands E-mail Outsourcing Options

    Until now, companies that wanted to outsource their messaging systems have faced an all-ornothing proposition. Critical Path Inc. has introduced an alternative that it calls Allsourcing: a combination of in-house and hosted offerings that range from basic e-mail to calendaring, scheduling, fax and directory services.

  • Auction Action: Right for Your Company?

    Consumer goods aren't the only hot items on online auction blocks. In fact, on any given day, you'll find thousands of networking products up for bid on eBay Inc. And business-to-business auction sites are attracting a legion of followers, moving truckloads of products and forging previously unattainable partnerships around the globe. Best yet, the IT experience you'll need to engage in auctions is easy to come by.

  • UPDATE: College Student Accused of Cracking

    A student at Northeastern University in Boston was charged yesterday with using a hijacked corporate Internet account to attack NASA and U.S. Department of Defense computers and damage servers of a Washington-based Internet service provider.

  • Firms Adapt to Still-Evolving SAP App

    For some SAP AG users, the challenge of rolling out Business Information Warehouse has been increased by the fact that the software is still something of a workin progress.

  • SAP U.K., Others to Launch Portal for Utilities

    SAP U.K., a subsidiary of SAP AG, has agreed to launch a business-to-business (B2B) utilities portal Web site in the U.K. with Achilles Information Ltd. and Requisite Technology Inc., the companies announced yesterday.

  • Industry Heads Come Together to Stop Cyberattacks

    Tuesday, industry took the first step toward creating structures and practices that will help government protect the nation's infrastructure from cyberattacks.

  • Iona Banks On a Watershed Event for IPortal Suite

    Iona Technologies Inc. intends to acquire U.S. company Watershed Technologies Inc. for US$13.2 million, the company said yesterday. The Irish ORB (object request broker) vendor hopes the purchase of XML (extensible markup language) specialist Watershed will help advance its plans for later this year to offer a multi-platform suite of tools for building enterprise portals.

  • Cracker Charged with Breaking into Systems

    A Boston man was charged today with using a hijacked corporate Internet account to intercept log-in names and passwords on a NASA Web server that he then used to attack other government computer systems.

  • IT Staffing Woes Spur CIOs to Look at ASPs

    The information technology talent crunch has increased the pressure on CIOs to boost their use of outside professional services. Managing those services has become yet another challenge.

  • NEC Details Reorganization Plans

    NEC Corp. yesterday in Tokyo added details to its plan first outlined in September last year to refocus the company around the Internet.

  • Bell Atlantic Implements Manual Workaround to CLEC

    Bell Atlantic Corp. says it is now processing orders from competitive local exchange carriers on time, following recent allegations that it has missed installation dates on tens of thousands of CLEC orders in New York State.

  • UPDATE: IDC: LatAm PC Market Grows 15 Percent

    PC vendors braced for a year of living dangerously in Latin America in 1999 when key markets got hit early on with an assortment of economic crises and currency devaluations. Yet economic conditions improved and the PC market closed 1999 with 5.92 million units shipped, a solid 15 percent increase over 1998, according to market figures released today by International Data Corp. (IDC).

  • CIA: China, Russia Develop Cyber Attack Capability

    The United States is vulnerable to cyber attacks from a growing list of terrorists and foreign countries, including Russia and China, a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official told a Congressional committee yesterday.

  • German Co. Taps Global One for LatAm Project

    Global One Communications Inc. has been awarded a three-year, US$3 million contract to build a VPN (virtual private network) to connect the headquarters of German conglomerate Henkel with the company's offices in Latin America, Global One announced today.

  • New Startup Bets on Internet Growth in LatAm

    Compras24.com, an electronic-commerce company launched this month to target the Latin American market, is betting that Internet usage will rise in the region and that barriers to online shopping will disappear.

  • Tech-for-Equity Deals Speed B-to-B Rollouts

    New business-to-business marketplaces are springing up online in weeks rather than months, thanks to a growing venture funding trend under which investors provide technology and business expertise in exchange for a piece of the action.

  • Sony's Memory Stick Attracts More Supporters

    Sony Corp. today announced more support from major electronics companies for its chewing gum-sized Memory Stick memory card.

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