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  • GNU server attack releases Linux code concerns

    The Free Software Foundation, sponsors of the GNU free software project, said Wednesday that a key server housing the group's Linux software was broken into by a malicious hacker.

    15 Aug. 03 08:00 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Westpac tunes in to IP telephony

    Telstra has launched an IP telephony service and named Westpac as the first major customer.

    15 Aug. 03 08:00 Written by David Beynon
  • SCO sees up to $12 million in new Unix licensing

    The SCO Group Inc. predicted on Thursday that it would book between US$9 million and US$12 million in revenue on Unix licensing deals with technology companies in its next financial quarter.

    15 Aug. 03 08:00 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Cruise line firm to manage its 4,000 PCs remotely

    Carnival Cruise Lines plans to deploy a system to remotely manage and provision 4,000 PCs, including 1,200 installed on the company's 19 ships -- eliminating the need to fly technicians to various ports of call to handle critical upgrades or fixes.

    14 Aug. 03 13:07 Written by Bob Brewin
  • Microsoft plans security roadmap for enterprise

    The next step in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing initiative is the release of a security roadmap in 2004 for customers deploying and integrating a broad range of products across their organisations, the company's chief security strategist Scott Charney revealed this week.

    14 Aug. 03 11:07 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Bookseller leads SAP way

    Whitcoulls is leading the way in a transtasman SAP project brought about through the purchase of Whitcoulls and Australian bookseller Angus & Robertson by British book retail giant WH Smith.

    14 Aug. 03 09:03 Written by David Watson
  • Grappling with legacy systems

    Legacy systems pose a special challenge to retail and financial companies offering services online, several chief technology officers agreed during a panel discussion at Wednesday's eTail2003 conference in Boston.

    14 Aug. 03 08:57 Written by Sharon Machils
  • NetApp, Veritas expand partnership

    Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) and Veritas Software Corp. are expanding a 6-year-old strategic relationship to include additional joint sales and marketing, product integration and cooperative technical support.

    14 Aug. 03 08:10 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Lotus hops on IBM's Express

    IBM Corp. released Wednesday two previously announced Lotus additions to its midmarket line of Express software products.

    14 Aug. 03 08:06 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • SCO terminates Sequent license

    IBM Corp. no longer has the right to use or distribute the Dynix/ptx operating system it acquired in its 1999 purchase of Sequent Computer Corp., The SCO Group Inc. said on Wednesday.

    14 Aug. 03 08:06 Written by Robert McMillan
  • New protocol helps boost Wi-Fi sales

    The market for IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN equipment continued growing in the second quarter, driven in part by users embracing the recently standardized 802.11g technology.

    14 Aug. 03 07:55 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • HP buys Extreme Logic to strengthen consulting

    Hewlett-Packard Co. has signed a definitive agreement to buy a consulting company that specializes in designing and implementing systems and applications based on Microsoft Corp.'s .Net architecture for Web services.

    14 Aug. 03 07:46 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • SSL start-up closing its doors

    Aspelle Ltd., one of the Secure Sockets Layer remote access start-ups in a crowded field, will close its doors next week after failing to get a second round of funding.

    14 Aug. 03 07:44 Written by Tim Greene
  • Microsoft slip ups may have helped new worm

    With the spread of the dangerous new W32/Blaster Windows worm slowing, attention is shifting to Microsoft Corp.'s efforts to help its customers patch vulnerable systems, with some accusing the company of providing inadequate protection and unreliable information about protecting their computers.

    14 Aug. 03 07:40 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Transportation industry treats online customers badly

    The US's largest transportation, distribution and logistics companies need to treat their online customers with more respect, according to a report released this week by The Customer Respect Group.

    14 Aug. 03 07:11 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • New Blaster worm variant on the loose

    Less than two days after it first appeared on the Internet, the W32.Blaster worm already spawned a new variation that is also spreading, according to warnings from antivirus vendors.

    14 Aug. 03 07:10 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Fiorina: IT does matter

    The role of technology in the enterprise may be changing, but IT still very much matters, Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina said Tuesday in a keynote speech at her company's HP World user convention in Atlanta.

    13 Aug. 03 14:09 Written by Robert McMillan
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