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  • Budget cuts end networking project at McDonald's

    A proposed multimillion-dollar IT project that would have networked some 30,000 McDonald's restaurants around the world has been scrapped by the company's new executive team as a cost-saving move.

    06 Jan. 03 07:52 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Analysis: CRM: To host or not to host

    With Microsoft's forthcoming CRM (customer relationship management) software drawing headlines and renewed industry attention to the CRM sector, several growing ASPs (application service providers) are seizing the opportunity to evangelize about the advantages of hosted CRM deployments, a model analysts say remains a small market, but one that is making significant headway in customer acceptance.

    06 Jan. 03 07:51 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Nonprofit group takes over management of .org domain

    After being administered by for-profit companies since its inception in 1995, the .org Internet domain for organizations and groups is now being overseen by the nonprofit Public Interest Registry.

    06 Jan. 03 07:44 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Study: Worldwide IT spending to grow 4 percent in 2003

    Worldwide IT spending will grow 4 percent in 2003, rebounding from growth of just 1 percent in 2002, according to research recently released by market analysis company Aberdeen Group.

    06 Jan. 03 07:41 Written by David Legard
  • Open-source Pick-like database being developed

    Developers with an outfit called the MaVerick Maintenance Team are building an open-source version of a Pick-like MultiValue database, with the project founder saying this data management format remains superior to SQL databases that have succeeded it.

    06 Jan. 03 07:39 Written by Paul Krill
  • Sophos announces 2002's top malicious codes

    Here's a top 10 list computer users would rather avoid -- antivirus software maker Sophos PLC reported last Thursday its most frequently occurring viruses and hoaxes for 2002.

    06 Jan. 03 07:24 Written by Ryan B. Patrick
  • Yaha virus lingers into the New Year

    A new variant of the Yaha computer virus which emerged Dec. 21 and was detected on thousands of PCs over the holiday season appears to be making a gradual retreat but is still ranked as a "medium risk" by security software vendors.

    06 Jan. 03 07:20 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Bioprospect signs deal with US company Diversa

    Listed company BioProspect has signed a pact with a second major drug developer interested in testing its library of compounds extracted from Australian plants.

    20 Dec. 02 13:06 Written by Pete Young
  • WS-Security specs make their debut

    Holding true to its self-anointed mission to enable secure Web services between applications, organizations, and end-users, IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp. joined a few partners on Tuesday to announce the publishing of the first in a set of planned WS-Security specifications.

    19 Dec. 02 08:20 Written by Brian Fonseca and Ed Scannell
  • Deutsche Bank inks US$2.5B services deal with IBM

    Deutsche Bank AG has signed a 10-year outsourcing contract, valued at approximately US$2.5 billion, with IBM Corp., the companies said Wednesday in a statement.

    19 Dec. 02 08:18 Written by John Blau
  • Intel invests in Wi-Fi VOIP and hotel access companies

    Intel Corp. announced Wednesday that has continued to pump investments into Wi-Fi, including initial funding for one company that has developed voice over IP (VOIP) for wireless LANs, and a second round of financing for a company that provides broadband wireless access for the hospitality industry.

    19 Dec. 02 08:16 Written by Bob Brewin
  • Sony, Nichia to pursue blue laser diode market

    Sony Corp. and Nichia Corp., a Japanese developer of blue lasers, have reached a basic agreement to jointly commercialize blue laser diodes by the first quarter next year, they announced Wednesday.

    19 Dec. 02 08:14 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • Red Hat in the black in third quarter

    Linux software maker Red Hat Inc. achieved its first quarterly profit in the third quarter of its 2003 fiscal year ended Nov. 30, boosted by growing sales of its enterprise server operating system.

    19 Dec. 02 08:10 Written by Matt Berger
  • OASIS seeks standards for language translation

    The OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) consortium on Tuesday announced that members have formed a technical committee to develop standards for Web services-based language translation services.

    19 Dec. 02 08:09 Written by Paul Krill
  • CodeWeavers app aimed at easier Office use on Linux

    Software vendor CodeWeavers Inc. has released a new CrossOver Office Server edition that will allow thin-client users to run Microsoft Office and several other popular applications under Linux or Sun Solaris without having to run Microsoft Windows.

    19 Dec. 02 08:05 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • IBM ships 16-way Xeon server

    IBM Corp. is now shipping a server with 16 of Intel Corp.'s Xeon processors that fits into an 8U (14-inch) rack space, it announced Wednesday.

    19 Dec. 02 08:03 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Microsoft delays release of CRM suite

    Microsoft Corp. has pushed back the date it will release to manufacturing (RTM) its entrant into the CRM market.

    19 Dec. 02 08:02 Written by Tom Sullivan and Heather Havenstein
  • Macromedia patches security hole in Flash software

    A security vulnerability in the widely used Macromedia Flash player can allow an attacker to gain control over a user's PC, eEye Digital Security warned Monday.

    18 Dec. 02 15:01 Written by Joris Evers
  • German city drops Windows for Linux

    Schwäbisch Hall, a community of 36,000 in southern Germany, plans to build its entire IT infrastructure on the open source Linux operating system, replacing Windows from Microsoft.

    18 Dec. 02 14:55 Written by John Blau
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