• Sun, SuSE form Linux pact

    Customers of Sun Microsystems who are interested in the Linux operating system will soon be able to choose between two leading suppliers of the open source software.

    04 Aug. 03 08:19 Written by John Blau
  • BI mergers build mega vendors

    Customer demand for standardised business intelligence solutions and better integration of performance management tools is driving rapid consolidation in the business intelligence sector.

    04 Aug. 03 08:13 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Wireless authentication standards stymie market

    Lack of interoperability security and agreement on standards will continue to see a moribund market for enterprise-grade wireless LAN solutions as prospective customers resist hitching their wagons to proprietary wireless standards, says industry analyst Meta Group.

    04 Aug. 03 08:09 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Microsoft investigates DOS attack on

    Microsoft's main Web site was unreachable for almost two hours last Friday as the Web server it is hosted on failed following a DOS (denial of service) attack, the company said.

    04 Aug. 03 07:59 Written by Joris Evers
  • Feds suspend MCI from contract bids

    WorldCom last week was prohibited from competing for new federal contracts and found itself embroiled in yet another investigation, this one involving allegations that for years it has illegally routed phone calls to avoid paying network-access fees to rivals.

    04 Aug. 03 07:46 Written by Matt Hamblen and Dan Verton
  • HP uses Siebel tools to unify CRM system

    Hewlett-Packard expects to save millions of dollars in IT costs, standardize business processes and create a single view of its customers through a large-scale implementation of sales, marketing and partner management applications from Siebel Systems..

    04 Aug. 03 07:43 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • CERT warns of attacks, new holes in Windows

    The CERT Coordination Center has received reports of widespread attacks using a recently disclosed security vulnerability and a previously unknown security hole in Microsoft's Windows operating system, the center said last Thursday in an advisory.

    04 Aug. 03 07:34 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Vendors ready for LinuxWorld

    Despite the specter of The SCO Group's legal scuffle with IBM and Linux users, big players such as BEA Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Sun Microsystems and Veritas Software will roll out products and services at this week's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

    04 Aug. 03 07:34 Written by Phil Hochmuth and Jennifer Mears
  • Portal standards take flight

    As two key specifications approach final status, portal vendors are stitching in standards-compliant APIs for delivering content and applications into the portal framework.

    04 Aug. 03 07:03 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • StorageNetworks kaput

    StorageNetworks, the once high-flying start-up that supplied storage to enterprise businesses as a storage service provider (SSP), is liquidating its operations, according to Reuters.

    01 Aug. 03 13:10 Written by Deni Connor
  • Customers positive on Sun's CenterRun acquisition

    Sun Microsystems's acquisition of Redwood City, California, software company CenterRun Inc. will fill a critical hole in Sun's N1 software strategy, customers said on Thursday.

    01 Aug. 03 11:40 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Microsoft goes unemotional on Linux

    Having called Linux and open-source software a cancer, un-American and bankrupt, Microsoft now plans to focus on facts instead of emotions, the company's competitive strategist said Thursday.

    01 Aug. 03 11:21 Written by Joris Evers and Robert McMillan
  • Lawyer warns about surrendering to SCO

    In the latest episode of world's most popular IT source code soap opera, analyst firm Gartner is recommending that Linux users contact SCO to find out how much they may or may not owe. Australian lawyers are having none of it.

    01 Aug. 03 09:31 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Fujitsu may beat IBM with fastest Linux supercomputer

    IBM has a challenger in the race to deliver the world's fastest Linux-based supercomputer. A day after the U.S. company said it had received an order for what stands to be the fastest such machine, Japan's Fujitsu has announced an order for a faster machine that it expects to put into service at about the same time.

    01 Aug. 03 08:39 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Lotus IM comes to BlackBerry

    Java-based BlackBerry wireless handhelds from Research in Motion (RIM) now support IBM's Lotus Instant Messaging Everyplace 3 application, allowing corporate users to chat, receive alerts and access contact lists behind the company firewall, RIM said this week.

    01 Aug. 03 08:37 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Vendor group publishes vuln. disclosure guidelines

    A group of 11 security companies and software developers, known collectively as the Organization for Internet Safety (OIS), this week released the first version of a consensus document governing the reporting and release of security vulnerability information.

    01 Aug. 03 08:33 Written by Dan Verton
  • IBM expands Lotus' Linux support

    When IBM releases in several months its Lotus Notes and Domino 6.5 upgrade, the software will include expanded Linux support.

    01 Aug. 03 08:30 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Card skimmers face bank's non stop clout

    To beat the burgeoning illegal trade of card skimming, banks need faster review capabilities of ATMs POS and remote banking transactions, a Canadian banking executive told an OzTUG conference in Sydney last week*.

    01 Aug. 03 08:25 Written by Julian Bajkowski
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