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  • Ford picks IBM, Dassault PLM software

    Ford Motor Co. has picked IBM Corp. and Dassault Systemes SA to supply and install product lifecycle management (PLM) and design software, IBM and Dassault said Thursday.

    07 Feb. 03 08:21 Written by Joris Evers
  • Microsoft posts 'find Slammer' tools

    Responding to the rapid spread of the Slammer worm through a software vulnerability in its SQL Server 2000 database product, Microsoft Corp. posted prerelease versions of a number of utilities that can ferret out systems that are susceptible to Slammer.

    07 Feb. 03 08:17 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Microsoft aims to boost uptime on Windows 2003 servers

    Microsoft Corp. rolled out a set of new programs and services this week aimed at bolstering the reliability of its upcoming Windows Server 2003 software which it says will reduce customers' downtime.

    07 Feb. 03 08:15 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Microsoft issues security bulletins for IE and XP

    Microsoft issued two security advisories Wednesday, pointing to a "critical" flaw in its Internet Explorer Browser and a second, less severe problem with its Windows XP operating system.

    06 Feb. 03 14:58 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • AMD regains shipment share as inventory problems ease

    Intel held a commanding lead in desktop, notebook and server processors shipped into the worldwide market during the fourth quarter, according to a Mercury Research study. But Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) picked up some points as it ironed out the inventory problems that affected its market share in the second half of 2002.

    06 Feb. 03 14:52 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Survey: Personal use of Web at work offset at home

    At many companies, employees are told not to spend time surfing the Web on personal business. But according to a new study released on Wednesday, clamping down on Web use at work may not be in a company's best interest.

    06 Feb. 03 09:56 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • Bank of NZ lets staff help themselves

    The 4,500 staff at the Bank of New Zealand Ltd. are to gain access to a range of employee applications and Web-based forms thanks to a human resources portal that's been developed by the IT department of its parent, the National Australia Bank.

    06 Feb. 03 09:44 Written by Mark Broatch
  • Microsoft and MIPS form Windows CE alliance

    A number of chip manufacturers will be part of an alliance announced Wednesday by Microsoft Corp. and MIPS Technologies Inc. to design digital media devices based on Windows CE .Net and the MIPS processor core, the companies said.

    06 Feb. 03 09:34 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Wireless leads network convergence revolution

    The seamless hand off between public, corporate, and home networks is here, erasing traditional boundaries and ushering in a time in which one pervasive network will prevail.

    06 Feb. 03 08:33 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Microsoft packages Exchange for access providers

    A product package allowing ISPs (Internet service providers) to use Exchange for messaging services they offer their customers was launched Wednesday by Microsoft Corp.

    06 Feb. 03 08:22 Written by Joris Evers
  • IBM, partners build grid for smallpox

    IBM Corp. along with two partners announced on Wednesday a global research effort that will focus on developing new drugs to combat the smallpox virus post infection. The project will employ a huge computing grid designed to let up to 2 million users contribute their idle computing resources to the effort.

    06 Feb. 03 08:19 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Siemens sees cooperation as way to beat Cisco

    Siemens AG has no regrets about its decision to sell edge router manufacturer Unisphere Networks Inc. to Juniper Networks Inc., even if some critics interpreted the move as a retreat from a router market dominated by Cisco Systems Inc.

    06 Feb. 03 08:14 Written by John Blau
  • Microsoft denies wrongdoing in Sendo suit

    Microsoft Corp., responding to a lawsuit, denied it stole Sendo Holdings PLC's trade secrets to enter the mobile phone market and launched a countersuit against the U.K. handset maker alleging breach of contract.

    06 Feb. 03 08:13 Written by Joris Evers
  • Microsoft: Open source threatens our business

    Microsoft Corp. has confirmed it sees the open-source software movement as a threat to its commercial business model, in a quarterly report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

    06 Feb. 03 08:10 Written by David Legard and Stacy Cowley
  • CA acquires Netreon to boost storage software

    Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) has purchased most assets of SAN (storage area network) software maker Netreon Inc., and plans to add Netreon's SANexec Designer software to its own BrightStor line of storage management products, CA said Wednesday. Financial details of the all-cash transaction were not disclosed.

    06 Feb. 03 08:04 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • ASIC: Web scammers should watch their language

    A new Internet document classifications system which employs linguistics theory to identify online breaches of the Corporations Act is set to become the latest weapon in the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC) arsenal against Australian Web scammers.

    05 Feb. 03 15:30 Written by Nadia Cameron
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