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  • Open source security ‘not good enough’

    Open source software will have to lift its security game if it is to match that of proprietary software, particularly if its use proliferates, according to representatives from global information security companies.

    19 March 04 15:41 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Desktop Linux demand on the upswing, Sun says

    Sun Microsystems trumpeted its latest desktop Linux milestone on Thursday, declaring that German original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Markement GmbH had sold over one million units of its StarOffice productivity suite. But Germany is StarOffice's home market -- the software has been available form its original Hamburg-based developer since 1993 -- and it remains to be seen if Sun can replicate its success elsewhere.

    19 March 04 14:48 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • ACCC slaps competition notice on Telstra

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued Telstra with a competition notice, opening up the opportunity for the telco’s wholesale partners to seek damages and compensation from the company. Telstra’s wholesale partners have indicated so far, however, that they would rather see the problem solved through negotiation than have to resort to seeking damages in a courtroom.

    19 March 04 14:31 Written by Brett Winterford and Nadia Cameron
  • IBM Jazz-ing up collaboration

    IBM is working on a research project pertaining to collaborative development, called Jazz, which is focused on the notion of presence, said Grady Booch, an IBM Fellow.

    19 March 04 13:50 Written by Paul Krill
  • New Bagle worms crawl through old MS hole

    Four new versions of the Bagle email worm have appeared, and antivirus experts warn that new techniques by the worm's creator could make it harder to stop the new worm variants.

    19 March 04 11:18 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Astaro beefs up its security Linux package

    Astaro this week is announcing Version 5.0 of its popular Astaro Security Linux product for small businesses and enterprises. Among the new features in the update are improved virus protection and intrusion detection, expanded VPN capabilities, and support for beefier hardware.

    19 March 04 08:59 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • Nokia launches mobile RFID kit

    Responding to the growth of RFID (radio frequency identification) tagging, Nokia launched a mobile RFID kit this week that allows mobile workforces to access data by touching tagged items with a mobile phone.

    19 March 04 08:50 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • SAP, Visa team on expense management

    Business application vendor SAP and credit card company Visa International have agreed to integrate two of their core products in a move to help businesses and their employees manage business expenses more efficiently, the companies announced Thursday at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany.

    19 March 04 08:44 Written by John Blau
  • PeopleSoft previews World, EnterpriseOne updates

    PeopleSoft outlined at a Cebit press conference on Thursday its planned schedule of product updates for the next few months, highlighting new releases of its industry-focused EnterpriseOne suite and new functionality for its legacy World software.

    19 March 04 08:41 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Cisco speeds admin with Catalyst updates

    Cisco Systems updated its Catalyst line of intelligent switches Thursday, adding security features and the Cisco Smartports management feature across the entire product family. The company also announced upgrades to its 6500 and 4500 Modular Chassis and to its 3750 stackable switch family.

    19 March 04 08:37 Written by Peter Sayer
  • TDK joins Blu-ray Disc Founders

    TDK has joined efforts to develop a 25G-byte rewritable optical disc format. It is the first recording media manufacturer to join the Blu-ray Disc Founders group. The announcement came Thursday at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany.

    19 March 04 08:30 Written by Peter Sayer
  • SAP makes big push on NetWeaver

    As expected, SAP is revamping its NetWeaver middleware, application server and integration platform in a bid to ensure that all of the components synchronize.

    19 March 04 08:28 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Legislation may be needed to fix open source IP issues

    Legislative remedies may be needed to address the murky issues over intellectual property that have arisen out of The SCO Group’s lawsuit against IBM, an attorney said during the Open Source Business Conference 2004 event on Wednesday.

    19 March 04 08:25 Written by Paul Krill
  • IBM targets telecom providers with new blade system

    IBM this week announced an expansion of its blade server lineup with a system designed specifically for telecommunications providers that must adhere to rigorous uptime requirements.

    19 March 04 08:20 Written by Jennifer Mears
  • As downturn fades, spending and jobs set for an upturn

    While the IT downturn has strangled tech spending over the last few years - forcing most companies to defer spending on big projects - indicators point to an upturn in the next 12 months.

    19 March 04 08:18 Written by Helen Han
  • Don't fret, jobs stable and salaries are on the rise

    IT managers fretting over job security because of the inflated predictions of boom and bust by analysts and recruiters can take heart in data that reveals the number of IT managers in Australia has remained stable if not static for at least three years.

    19 March 04 08:12 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Forrester: More firms using open source

    Lower acquisition costs, lower total cost of ownership and greater flexibility in choosing hardware and software are the top reasons companies are deploying open source software, according to a recent survey.

    19 March 04 08:02 Written by Rebecca Reid
  • Lane hails services-based software, open source

    In a wide-ranging talk about the fate of the software industry, Ray Lane, former Oracle president and COO and now a venture capitalist, stressed that the industry is maturing to become a service-oriented business.

    18 March 04 14:30 Written by Paul Krill
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