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  • Security holes patched in SQL Server, Outlook PGP

    A bushel of security holes, three in Microsoft Corp.'s SQL Server and one in an encryption plug-in made by Network Associates Inc. for Microsoft's Outlook e-mail client, were patched by the vendors Thursday.

  • Sun will join WS-I only on equal terms, says exec

    Sun Microsystems, the most notable absentee from the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) that was formed earlier this year by nine companies including IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp., is interested in joining the group but only on equal terms with the founders, a company executive said Thursday.

  • CERT: Flaws in CDE could lead to denial of service

    Two security holes in a graphical user interface common on Unix and Linux systems from vendors such as IBM Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. could allow an attacker to launch a denial of service attack or overwrite files on affected systems, according to a new security bulletin released Wednesday by CERT/CC (the Computer Emergency Response Team/Coordination Center).

  • Oracle's Ellison says market returning from 'madness'

    Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison on Wednesday said the software marketplace was returning to normal after a period of "market madness" in 1999 and 2000.

  • Oracle unveils collaboration suite

    Attempting to grow beyond its traditional boundaries, Oracle on Wednesday outlined plans to develop a range of offerings from collaboration software and tools to outsourcing and application servers.

  • Exchange 2000 to get security sweep fixes

    Microsoft is planning to release this month the third service pack for its Exchange 2000 server software, which will include fixes for bugs discovered as part of its lengthy review of the software code.

  • Yahoo reports first profit in six quarters

    Claiming it not only survived but moved past the dot-com bust, Internet media company Yahoo on Wednesday reported a second-quarter profit. The Sunnyvale, California, company credited its positive earnings on its fee collecting services such as HotJobs as well as cost-cutting measures.

  • SAP lowers revenue forecast, implements hiring freeze

    SAP AG issued a warning Thursday that it is reducing its revenue and earnings expectations for its just-ended second quarter.

  • EMC taps HP exec as new CTO

    EMC Corp. named a successor to current Chief Technology Officer Jim Rothnie on Thursday with the appointment of a former Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) executive to the position, confirming previous speculation of the move.

  • Macromedia exec talks the talk

    Macromedia Inc.'s chief software architect Kevin Lynch detailed the company's strategy to enhance Internet communications here on Thursday.

  • Web services could scale down to the desktop

    Web services have the capability to scale down far below the large business-to-business (B-to-B) systems being talked about today and could find their way to the desktop as the technology progresses, John Bobowicz, chief technical strategist at Sun Microsystems's Sun One, said Thursday in Tokyo.

  • Voice prints make an impression

    Voice prints are poised to be the application that brings biometrics into widespread corporate use in Australia.

  • Researchers reveal new IE, Outlook security flaw

    Researchers have identified a fresh security flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser and Outlook e-mail client which can leave systems open to malicious code inserted in e-mails or Web pages, network security consultancy Pivx Solutions LLC said Wednesday.

  • Analyst: HP to lose storage exec to EMC

    A top Hewlett-Packard Co. storage executive is leaving the company to join rival EMC Corp,. where he is likely to take on the role of chief technology officer, according to a Gartner Inc. industry analyst.

  • E-drugs on cards after clinic pilot

    A pilot project that provides wireless access to patient records at Dunedin Hospital may lead to a system of automated drug prescription, according to the doctor heading the trial.

  • CA sues Quest for source code theft

    Computer Associates International is suing Quest Software and four of its employees for copyright infringement and theft of proprietary software code.

  • EU conditionally approves Telia buy of Sonera

    The European Commission granted Swedish telecommunication company Telia AB conditional clearance to buy its Finnish rival Sonera Corp. on Wednesday, marking the first European Union competition ruling on a merger of two former state-owned telephone carriers.

  • IT takes bum rap for CRM failures

    Companies burnt by failed CRM projects are blaming IT managers who are getting a "bum wrap".

  • EMC eyes storage consulting business

    Looking to evolve the hardware-centric image of its Global Services business, EMC on Wednesday added a storage-agnostic consulting operation to its professional services offering.

  • NEC details Itanium 2 servers

    NEC has taken the wraps off a line-up of four computers based on Intel Corp.'s 64-bit Itanium 2 processor, including a 32-way machine that can be partitioned to function as up to eight subsystems. The announcement was timed to coincide with Intel's launch this week of the new processor.

  • CIOs are finding agility through cloud-based communications

    Companies grappling with new customer expectations turn to Communication-as-a-Service model (CaaS) for a more agile, cloud-based omnichannel experience.

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