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  • Symantec: fewer network attacks, more opportunities

    Attacks on company networks decreased over the past six months, but the number of reported software vulnerabilities exploded during that time, creating the possibility of more serious Internet-borne mischief in the future, Symantec Corp. said in a report released Monday.

    04 Feb. 03 08:09 Written by Paul Roberts
  • UK gov't gets access to Microsoft source code

    The U.K. government on Friday agreed to participate in Microsoft Corp.'s Government Security Program (GSP), which gives agencies access to Windows source code in an effort to help ensure their systems are safe, Microsoft said Friday.

    04 Feb. 03 08:08 Written by Gillian Law
  • EMC formally debuts new Symmetrix line

    EMC Corp. on Monday unveiled the long-awaited line of its high-end Symmetrix disk arrays, which are built on a new internal architecture that leapfrogs throughput more than four times over its closest competitor and allows customers to buy small and scale the arrays into enterprise-class configurations.

    04 Feb. 03 08:07 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • WorldCom axes 5,000 jobs amid budget cuts

    WorldCom Inc. slashed 5,000 jobs, most of them corporate and administrative positions, and laid out various other measures Monday to cut US$2.5 billion in costs as part of the 100-day plan for emerging from bankruptcy announced recently by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Capellas.

    04 Feb. 03 08:06 Written by Nancy Weil
  • Devoured: Amex site holed up by worm

    In a rare but commendable display of public disclosure within the financial community, American Express has revealed that its Australian customer Web site was all but taken down during the recent Slammer SQL worm attack.

    03 Feb. 03 15:13 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Services choice faces shrinkage - analysts

    IT analyst company Gartner Asia-Pacific is warning of consolidation in the IT services market with companies such as EDS, Unisys and Fujitsu as possible takeover targets.

    03 Feb. 03 14:48 Written by Andrea Malcolm
  • Intelligent pens digitise freight shipments

    Transport company Federal Express (FedEx) is set to introduce "intelligent" digital pens which feature infrared cameras, image processors and Bluetooth wireless transceivers.

    03 Feb. 03 08:45 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Intergraph sues TI over alleged patent breach

    Chip designer Intergraph Corp. has sued Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) alleging that TI has infringed three patents which define key aspects of parallel instruction computing (PIC), the company said in a statement Thursday.

    03 Feb. 03 08:34 Written by David Legard
  • Digital data chases converged reality

    The rising tide of intertwined structured and unstructured data types is threatening to engulf corporations as a multitude of computing devices flourishes in a sea of diverse file formats, protocols, and standards. Chasing user demand for seamless consumption of multiple data types on a single client, technologies earmarked to capture and manage digital data are converging.

    03 Feb. 03 08:32 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • IAnywhere offers new pricing for device software

    IAnywhere Solutions Inc. has upgraded its software for managing PCs, laptops and other devices used by remote workers and will offer a new pricing scheme intended to cater to tighter IT spending budgets, the company will announce Monday.

    03 Feb. 03 08:28 Written by James Niccolai
  • Government, industry reach accord on WLANs

    The U.S. government and the wireless technology industry have resolved a dispute that threatened to curtail the deployment of the next generation of wireless networking and communications technology that uses the 802.11a standard.

    03 Feb. 03 08:24 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Growth projected in telco equipment

    Three optical transport market segments will resume growth this year, while routers and mobile wireless infrastructure will have to wait until 2004, according to the latest figures from Dell'Oro Group Inc.

    03 Feb. 03 08:21 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Java group releases road map for mobile app development

    A Java Community Process group formed last year to develop a clear architecture for wireless Java application development released Thursday its first road map for future development.

    03 Feb. 03 08:17 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Gates addresses Italian Senate amid protest

    Bill Gates outlined his optimistic vision of the coming digital decade in a speech to the Italian Senate Friday as open source advocates in penguin suits protested his visit and called on the Italian government to legislate in favor of the use of open-source software by the state administration as an alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s ubiquitous operating systems.

    03 Feb. 03 08:13 Written by Philip Willan
  • AMD to launch Opteron in April, Athlon64 delayed

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Friday ended the speculation over the launch dates for its upcoming chips, announcing that the 64-bit Opteron server chip will be introduced on April 22 in New York.

    03 Feb. 03 08:10 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Security tool offers to rein in at-work IM use

    At-work instant messaging (IM) addicts beware: Web security firm Blue Coat Systems Inc. is planning to release an application that can monitor, log and manage employees' consumer IM use.

    03 Feb. 03 08:07 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Free benchmark could have found Slammer vulnerability

    Not only could companies have easily slammed the door on the Slammer worm if they had installed the patch released by Microsoft Corp. six months ago, but they could also have uncovered the vulnerability exploited by the worm using a free benchmark developed jointly by the US government and private sector.

    03 Feb. 03 08:05 Written by Dan Verton
  • OMG to adopt CORBA to WSDL spec

    The Object Management Group Inc. this week plans to adopt the CORBA to WSDL-SOAP Interworking specification at a conference meeting.

    31 Jan. 03 12:51 Written by Paul Krill
  • Avici trims loss on lower revenue

    Avici Systems Inc. posted fourth-quarter 2002 results generally in line with Wall Street expectations, yet the full year loss was larger than anticipated.

    31 Jan. 03 12:46 Written by Jim Duffy
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