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  • Interoperability push expected at storage conference

    At this week's Storage Networking World Fall 2003 conference, vendors such as Hewlett-Packard and Brocade Communications Systems plan to unveil technology that's designed to support increased interoperability between storage devices.

    27 Oct. 03 09:40 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • IBM execs ponder technology plans

    IBM is eyeing tools enhancements to accommodate the semantic Web and also wants to boost the Eclipse open source development tool project.

    27 Oct. 03 09:28 Written by Paul Krill
  • Report: Google could go public in online auction

    Internet search leader Google could go public early next year and is considering holding a huge online auction of its shares, according to a report published Thursday.

    27 Oct. 03 09:12 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • IBM plans to release enterprise service bus

    IBM intends to release an enterprise service bus (ESB) next year, a move likely to raise the profile of the relatively nascent but potentially far-reaching integration technology.

    27 Oct. 03 09:05 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Corporate execs attempt IT, business unit alignment

    Although CIOs traditionally rank alignment between IT and business as a top priority, chief financial officers attending a conference last week said that closing the gap often requires new ways of thinking -- or new personalities in management.

    27 Oct. 03 08:57 Written by Thomas Hoffman
  • Microsoft results could show weakness in license plans

    An unexpected large drop in Microsoft's unearned revenue has financial analysts worried that the company's biggest challenge is not Linux or an IT spending dip, but an installed base that's rejecting its software subscription plan.

    27 Oct. 03 07:41 Written by Joris Evers
  • Veritas readying storage mgmt. splash

    Veritas Software is expected to boost its data-protection and life-cycle management offerings this week with a set of new and enhanced software products designed to help users more efficiently manage storage networks.

    27 Oct. 03 07:23 Written by Deni Connor
  • IBM previewing DB2 upgrade

    IBM on Monday is previewing enhancements planned for the next version of the DB2 database that are intended to help simplify development of applications for the Microsoft Corp. .Net platform.

    27 Oct. 03 07:23 Written by Paul Krill
  • AOL turning off users' Windows Messenger

    Internet service provider America Online (AOL) is taking aggressive steps to combat spam and closed a security loophole by turning off a Microsoft Corp. Windows feature that spammers are exploiting to display pop-up messages on users' desktops, AOL said.

    27 Oct. 03 07:14 Written by Paul Roberts
  • J.D. Edwards users push for more spending on apps

    Users of the World ERP applications developed by J.D. Edwards & Co. are mobilizing to lobby new owner PeopleSoft to keep the aging green-screen software from falling behind the vendor's other products in terms of functionality.

    27 Oct. 03 07:13 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Microsoft to focus on app management

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer last week said the software maker intends to put greater emphasis on developing management functionality in its applications. And to that end, users should "stand by for news" of an acquisition by Microsoft in the area of XML Web services, he said.

    27 Oct. 03 07:10 Written by Carol Sliwa and Matt Hamblen
  • Database vendor moves back end to the middle

    Database maker InterSystems is expected to unveil integration software this week aimed at making it easier for users to build composite applications that cull data from existing legacy systems.

    27 Oct. 03 07:00 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • IBM program aimed at datacenters

    Hoping to leverage its experience in helping corporate users run their datacenters, IBM Global Services on Thursday rolled out a new set of services intended to help users sketch out a blueprint for streamlining their IT operations and increasing return on investment.

    24 Oct. 03 11:50 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Consumer sales push Microsoft results up

    Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported an increase in earnings and revenue for its first fiscal quarter, citing strong demand from consumers which helped offset a slow recovery in corporate IT spending.

    24 Oct. 03 08:21 Written by Joris Evers
  • Vendors try new lock-in tricks

    IT managers are unconsciously falling prey to a new form of vendor lock-in, whereby control of IT infrastructure through outsourced management of non-core IT functions is wrested away from the business under the guise of 'on-demand' computing services, a senior Gartner analyst has warned.

    24 Oct. 03 08:20 Written by Helen Han
  • Rugby World Cup scores secured with SSL VPN

    Some 1500 Rugby World Cup field staff will be updating match scores and other statistics during the tournament securely with an SSL VPN solution, according to Nortel Networks Australia and New Zeland director of enterprise sales support Andrew Cook.

    24 Oct. 03 08:19 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • HP targets local Sun shops

    Hewlett-Packard has started its campaign to help Sun users to migrate off Solaris systems to its Intel-based servers, according to the company’s business critical systems manager Steve Williamson.

    24 Oct. 03 08:17 Written by Rodney Gedda