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  • Microsoft will turn off Messenger, turn on firewall

    Microsoft will detail plans to disable the Windows Messenger Service and activate the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) by default on Windows XP machines in an effort to protect computers from malicious attacks, a company executive said Tuesday.

    29 Oct. 03 07:11 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Maxwell takes helm at Meta Group

    Only months after leaving Westpac as CIO and a brief stint heading up Meta Group's Executive Directions corporate mentoring program, Mary Ann Maxwell has secured the top regional job at the analyst firm.

    28 Oct. 03 15:31 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • SCO: IBM cannot enforce GPL

    The legal war between The SCO Group Inc. and IBM Corp. took another step forward Friday, with the Utah-based software company asserting that IBM does not have the right to enforce the GPL (GNU General Public License) software license that governs the Linux operating system.

    28 Oct. 03 13:12 Written by Robert McMillan
  • EDS adopts new accounting rule, restates Q1 and Q2

    Electronic Data Systems Corp.'s earnings for the first half of its 2003 fiscal year are being negatively affected by its retroactive adoption of an accounting rule that changes how the company recognizes some revenue.

    28 Oct. 03 12:44 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Linux 2.6 test kernel released for 'hammering'

    The latest version of the long-awaited Linux 2.6 test kernel is being unveiled today to software developers and vendors around the world for continued testing, validation and improvements as it moves closer to inclusion in future versions of the open-source operating system.

    28 Oct. 03 12:25 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Sober virus in the wild but slow-moving

    An e-mail-borne virus that apparently originated in Germany is in the wild but has not yet spread widely or affected many users, an antivirus researcher said Monday.

    28 Oct. 03 12:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • ITXPO - Capellas says MCI to stress wireless

    MCI CEO Michael Capellas used this week's Gartner Symposium/ ITxpo to preview what's next for the embattled carrier, assuming it leaps what might be its final hurdle before emerging from bankruptcy protection.

    28 Oct. 03 11:16 Written by Denise Pappalardo
  • Cisco partner upgrades performance management

    Visual Networks Inc., a maker of wide-area network performance management software, has enhanced its product, separated it from a hardware platform and broken it up into pieces that the customer can mix and match, the company announced Monday.

    28 Oct. 03 10:13 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • RFID users differ on standards

    The U.S. Department of Defense wants to leverage radio frequency identification technology that's being developed for use in commercial supply chains. But a Pentagon official this week said the RFID tags used by the military must conform to upcoming specifications from the International Standards Organization.

    28 Oct. 03 10:02 Written by Bob Brewin
  • Thinkpad workstations get graphics boost

    IBM took the wraps off two new Thinkpad mobile workstations Monday that push the limits of Intel Corp.'s Pentium M processor and ATI Technologies's graphics technology, IBM said.

    28 Oct. 03 09:26 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Symantec adds compliance features to ESM 6.0

    A new version of Symantec's Enterprise Security Manager, announced Monday, comes with prepackaged "best practice" policies and compliance modules for a variety of regulatory regimes, as well as support for more operating systems.

    28 Oct. 03 09:18 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Longhorn gets first showing

    Proclaiming that the digital decade is just dawning, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates on Monday gave the first official peek at Longhorn, the next version of Windows expected out in 2006.

    28 Oct. 03 08:13 Written by Joris Evers
  • PeopleSoft out to trim training fat

    In a significant departure from the growing trend to consolidate and standardise enterprise applications, PeopleSoft has revealed it will market its enterprise learning management (ELM) system as a stand-alone product.

    28 Oct. 03 08:09 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Reporting tool speeds ROI for parts maker

    An integrated reporting and analysis system has delivered ROI in less than six months for National Parts, a division of Automotive Components and maker of car parts.

    28 Oct. 03 08:06 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Cerf: ICANN finally working on 'substantive issues'

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), meeting in Carthage, Tunisia this week, will be getting down to brass tacks on how the Internet works for the first time, according to ICANN Chairman Vint Cerf.

    28 Oct. 03 07:31 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Symantec buys ON Technology for $100M

    Symantec continued to strengthen its standing as a seller of enterprise security technology on Monday, announcing the purchase of ON Technology Corp., a maker of remote PC management technology, for US $100 million in cash.

    28 Oct. 03 07:25 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Veritas ports storage tools to SUSE Linux

    Veritas Software this week will announce that it plans to port all of its storage management tools to SUSE Linux AG's version of the open-source operating system.

    28 Oct. 03 07:00 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • ICT professionals get jobs compass

    Confused on what jobs a Nortel certified architect might be qualified for? Want to know the types of skills you need to become a Web developer? Or wondering how a Cisco network certified professional certification stacks up against a Microsoft certified professional in the eyes of ICT employers?

    27 Oct. 03 14:50 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Microsoft, SuSE Linux unwrap messaging servers

    With cost pressures at the front of enterprise customers' minds, Microsoft Corp. and SuSE Linux AG have aimed their new messaging servers at aiding the corporate bottom line.

    27 Oct. 03 13:40 Written by Joris Evers and Ed Scannell
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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