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  • IDC: Pain relief will provide tech opportunities

    Confronting a continued downturn in the IT industry, a sluggish economy and the recent outbreak of war in Iraq, technology executives filed into the IDC Directions 2003 conference in Boston Thursday looking for just that: direction.

    21 March 03 08:39 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Microsoft warns of firewall vulnerability

    Microsoft Corp. warned customers of another security vulnerability on Wednesday, this one affecting its Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 firewall and Web cache product.

    21 March 03 08:14 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Cisco acquires SignalWorks for US$13.5 million in stock

    Cisco Systems Inc. brought more clarity to its VoIP product line - literally - this week with the acquisition of SignalWorks, a maker of software for improving the sound quality of IP phone conversations.

    21 March 03 08:13 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • 3Com refocuses on large enterprises, again

    3Com Corp. last week said it is jumping back into the large enterprise LAN core switch market in a resale deal with China-based Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., a maker of enterprise LAN core switches and routers.

    21 March 03 08:07 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • Cisco buys home networker Linksys

    Cisco Systems Inc. Thursday announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Linksys Group Inc., a leading provider of wired and wireless network products for consumers and small office/home office users, for US$500 million in stock.

    21 March 03 08:05 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Survey shows fewer, costlier viruses

    The growth of malicious code slowed between July 2001 and the end of last year, but new viruses pose a more constant threat and last longer than in previous years, a new survey of companies has found.

    21 March 03 08:02 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Microsoft to kick-start April with new licensing

    Although 1 April is synonymous with pranks and jokes, Microsoft is not playing the fool with its plans to revamp its server software licensing structure.

    21 March 03 08:00 Written by Carly Suppa and Howard Dahdah
  • Linux takes backseat in new Motorola phones

    Motorola Inc. grabbed a lot of headlines in February when it announced the world's first mobile phone that runs Linux, however, developers won't be able to create Linux applications and run those on the phone because Linux is not secure enough, Motorola spokesman David Rudd said Wednesday.

    21 March 03 08:00 Written by Joris Evers
  • W3C seeks royalty-free standards

    Looking to formalize its royalty-free standards position in May, the World Wide Web Consortium on Wednesday began the final review period for its patent policy.

    20 March 03 14:27 Written by Paul Krill
  • Nortel updates IOC switch

    Nortel Networks this week announced software enhancements for its DMS-10 voice switches designed to enable independent operating companies (IOCs) to deliver new services to rural subscribers.

    20 March 03 14:23 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Gates to announce .Net Compact Framework

    Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates on Wednesday will announce the worldwide launch of .Net Compact Framework, a tool that lets developers bring Microsoft's .Net technology to mobile devices, according to a company executive.

    20 March 03 12:12 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Microsoft weighs another about-face on Longhorn

    Microsoft Corp. officials say they are again considering shipping a server version of the Longhorn operating system after announcing late last year that it would be released for the desktop only.

    20 March 03 10:17 Written by John Fontana
  • New critical Windows vulnerability found

    A new software vulnerability that affects a number of different versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system could enable remote attackers to use a Web page or HTML formatted e-mail message to run their own malicious code on a Windows machine.

    20 March 03 09:11 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Cisco updates firewall appliances

    Cisco this week is introducing software upgrades that boost the speed of and allow more concurrent users on some of its low-end PIX firewall appliances.

    20 March 03 08:58 Written by Tim Greene
  • Linux vulnerability allowing root access discovered

    One of the developers of the original Linux core posted a vulnerability notice Monday with details of a flaw that could allow a local user to assume control of a Linux computer.

    20 March 03 08:51 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Domain name transfer to get easier

    Transferring your domain name between registrars should become a whole lot easier following next week's ICANN conference in Rio De Janeiro.

    20 March 03 08:47 Written by Simon Easterman
  • App servers key to integration, Oracle exec says

    Application servers utilizing Web services and Java will enable integration of multiple information systems for e-business, according to an Oracle official speaking at a conference on Tuesday.

    20 March 03 08:26 Written by Paul Krill
  • ITAA report lauds ASPs

    A report released this week by the Information Technology Association of America shows that US businesses using application service providers are reaping real benefits and plan to continue using ASPs going forward.

    20 March 03 08:24 Written by Jennifer Mears
  • HP offers support for Red Hat Linux enterprise products

    Linux vendor Red Hat Inc. on Wednesday announced an expanded partnership with Hewlett-Packard Co. that will provide enterprise customers with full global sales and support for Red Hat's products on HP hardware.

    20 March 03 08:21 Written by Todd R. Weiss
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