• Execs focus on 'total ownership experience'

    The "Total Ownership Experience" (TOE) strategy PeopleSoft Inc. launched in May to reduce the cost and complexity of running its software was a focal point Tuesday at its PeopleSoft Connect user conference.

    17 Sept. 03 07:25 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Defence switches forms managers

    The Department of Defence has inked a $500,000 deal to replace its current electronic forms system.

    16 Sept. 03 15:06 Written by Helen Han
  • Macquarie partners for hosted security

    Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications has partnered with LogicaCMG and Symantec to offer a raft of new hosted security and consultancy services.

    16 Sept. 03 13:25 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • George Weston Foods inks $5m outsourcing deal

    George Weston Foods has entered a $5 million outsourcing deal for the delivery and management of enterprise systems and support services.

    16 Sept. 03 13:14 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Sun to launch 'Java Desktop'

    According to industry veteran Maureen O'Gara Sun has a surprise up its sleeve for its Sun Network confab tomorrow. It appears, she says, that a plain vanilla Linux x86 desktop - reportedly dubbed the Java Desktop - is going to be announced.

    16 Sept. 03 12:17 Written by Maureen O'Gara
  • SGI Linux system to serve as US military computing prototype

    The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, D.C., is the first customer under SGI's global beta program to install a 128-processor single system image SGI Altix 3000 supercomputer. The record-setting system will help military and civilian researchers push the boundaries of open-source Linux applications to solve some of the most challenging computational problems.

    16 Sept. 03 12:08 Written by LinuxWorld staff
  • Microsoft offers extra Assurance

    Microsoft has announced enhancements to the desktop and server sides of its Software Assurance Program.

    16 Sept. 03 12:00 Written by Brian Corrigan
  • Ballmer: Security woes challenge innovation

    Security woes threaten innovation in the computer industry, but they also offer an opportunity to innovate that the industry should seize, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said Monday.

    16 Sept. 03 10:23 Written by Joris Evers
  • Open source not cheaper, Sun is dead: McIsaac

    As long as cost-cutting dominates the IT landscape the rush by enterprises to seek out Linux and open source alternatives will continue, despite the fact it isn't any cheaper than proprietary software, Meta research director Dr Kevin McIsaac said last week.

    16 Sept. 03 09:59 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • PeopleSoft turns attention to integration, rollouts

    PeopleSoft this week will introduce a series of products and disclose more details of its road map for integrating J.D. Edwards & Co. into its operations. But also looming over the company's annual user conference will be the specter of Oracle's hostile bid to buy PeopleSoft.

    16 Sept. 03 08:10 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Oracle saga is over, says PeopleSoft's Conway

    Although PeopleSoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Craig Conway has been downplaying Oracle's continuing efforts to acquire his company, he addressed the issue straight away Monday at PeopleSoft's Connect user conference, arriving for his opening keynote with a bulletproof vest, his dog Abbey and a quip about the ever-changing nature of Oracle's plans should its hostile takeover bid succeed.

    16 Sept. 03 07:59 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Passenger data transfers stirs heated international row

    The transfer of passenger data by airlines to the US Customs and Border Protection Agency has created a global divide over fears the information is being misused and lacks privacy protection.

    16 Sept. 03 07:59 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Borland builds out C++ wares

    Borland Software on Monday bolstered its C++ toolbox with the introduction of a new IDE and an application lifecycle management suite.

    16 Sept. 03 07:58 Written by Tom Sullivan
  • RedSheriff transacts to a lower TCO

    RedSheriff has completed the migration of its core transaction processing systems to the PostgreSQL database on Intel servers.

    16 Sept. 03 07:57 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Web site spoofer pleads guilty, faces jail time

    A Chicago man pleaded guilty last Friday to wire fraud in connection with a scheme that used a phony Web site to steal credit card and account information from customers of Microsoft's Microsoft Network (MSN) Internet service provider business.

    16 Sept. 03 07:53 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Chicago show heralds new "Internet of things"

    In 1893, the World's Columbian Exposition brought millions of visitors to Chicago to celebrate the achievements and promise of the industrial age. One hundred ten years later, a symposium in the same city will highlight technology that may fuel the next 50 years of economic growth: a global network of intelligent objects.

    16 Sept. 03 07:40 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Sprint to save millions with IBM, EDS service contracts

    Sprint expects to save US$150 million over five years on outsourcing contracts with IBM Global Services and Electronic Data Systems (EDS), with the two contractors developing and maintaining some software systems for the telecommunications company.

    16 Sept. 03 07:32 Written by Grant Gross
  • Sierra Atlantic links PeopleSoft to rival applications

    PeopleSoft is to offer its customers packaged business process integration software products from Sierra Atlantic Inc. that will enable PeopleSoft enterprise applications to integrate with enterprise applications from its competitors like SAP AG and Oracle Corp, according to a Sierra Atlantic executive.

    16 Sept. 03 07:18 Written by John Ribeiro
  • PlaceWare relaunches as MS Office Live Meeting

    Microsoft's acquisition of PlaceWare bore fruit Monday with the launch of Office Live Meeting, an online conferencing service that pits Microsoft against WebEx Communications, Oracle, IBM and a host of other players.

    16 Sept. 03 07:04 Written by Joris Evers
  • OneDigital stops Doubleclicking

    Interactive media agency OneDigital will end its five-year relationship with ad serving provider Doubleclick in favour of the company's competitor Atlas DMT.

    15 Sept. 03 16:17 Written by Hannah Richardson
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