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  • Vendors convene to examine legacy apps modernization

    A number of vendors focusing on the modernization of legacy systems gathered last Friday for a seminar on the technologies underlying what is becoming a key part of the industry-wide push toward enabling applications as Web services.

    10 Feb. 03 14:40 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Storage key to NASA investigation

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials said this week that voice messages, video and photos being collected from the public are creating a data picture that will play a key role in determining the cause of the Columbia disaster. The trick will be managing that data.

    10 Feb. 03 14:25 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Government delves into open source

    The increasingly influential role of open source software as an alternative to proprietary solutions has prompted the federal government to put together a new seminar looking at the demand for open source systems across departmental agencies.

    10 Feb. 03 14:03 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Uni supercomputer models Antarctica

    Simulating the Antarctic environment may involve a wealth of scientific know-how, but for the team involved with the Tasmania Partnership for Advanced Computing (TPAC), it's also about having the most advanced and steadfast computing power at your fingertips.

    10 Feb. 03 12:34 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Liberty Alliance releases ID management paper

    Amid growing concern that its authentication specifications are being confused with Microsoft Corp.'s .Net Passport technology, The Liberty Alliance Project released a white paper Thursday to explain how the organization's federated identity model is different from .Net Passport and how it might one day be able to interoperate with Passport and other identity management systems.

    10 Feb. 03 08:28 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Legato back up on the block

    Storage software and backup vendor Legato Systems has put itself up for sale, according to a report by Reuters.

    10 Feb. 03 08:20 Written by Deni Connor
  • Dell president says company is soul searching

    Dell Computer is trying to replace its once soaring stock price with company pride in a campaign to improve morale despite the sour economy, President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Rollins said Thursday at a speech hosted by the Churchill Club.

    10 Feb. 03 08:19 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • NetPoint 6.1 offers ID management across extranets

    Oblix has released a new version of its NetPoint identity management and access control software designed to allow online business partners to securely exchange information across corporate boundaries.

    10 Feb. 03 08:19 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Intel to launch Centrino on March 12

    Intel's Centrino bundle of a chipset, processor and wireless LAN module for portable computers will be released on March 12, an Intel spokesman in Europe said Friday.

    10 Feb. 03 08:16 Written by Joris Evers
  • IDF - Show will focus on mobile, wireless chips

    Details of Intel's new Pentium-M processor, the chip formerly known as Banias, and its Manitoba processor for cell phones will be released during a series of keynote speeches from company executives at the upcoming Intel Developer Forum (IDF).

    10 Feb. 03 08:15 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Corporate spying worms its way into the mainstream

    An Australian IT company has been the victim of a worm that was modified to scan hard disks and send sensitive data to a specific IP address, proving that corporate spying is not restricted to Hollywood films.

    10 Feb. 03 08:14 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • UMHS taps IBM for HIPAA help

    The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) has settled on IBM's WebSphere Business Integration product to help meet requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), IBM said Thursday, in what marks the first public announcement of a customer using the software platform for HIPAA-related work.

    10 Feb. 03 08:13 Written by Nancy Weil
  • SAP aims new strategy at Defence

    Hot on the heels of the presidentially-decreed unified restructure of US security, integrated solutions vendor SAP has announced a new play to export its just-launched Security Resource Management product worldwide with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) a prime target.

    10 Feb. 03 08:12 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Siemens sees service provider market rebounding

    Telecommunication service providers will start to spend money on more advanced packet-based services, pushing the market to recovery and double-digit growth perhaps as soon as the end of this year, a Siemens AG executive said after a Munich press briefing.

    07 Feb. 03 16:46 Written by John Blau
  • Group to push Linux for desktop computing

    The widespread use of Linux on the desktop hasn't caught on so far. But don't count it out quite yet: A new group, the Linux Desktop Consortium, is being formed by a growing number of Linux and application vendors to promote the use of the open-source operating system on corporate and home desktops.

    07 Feb. 03 14:48 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • IBM pushes out virtual database technology

    IBM is offering a technology that it boasts will slash integration costs for companies that want to seamlessly integrate disparate data and content repositories without having to reformat it.

    07 Feb. 03 12:23 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Handhelds fail to woo IT managers

    Twin issues of cost and complex hook-ups to corporate systems make IT managers reluctant to embrace mobile devices and leave the once-hot handheld market hurting as it lags on adoption rates.

    07 Feb. 03 12:21 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Banks take prize in privacy complaints

    Money-related concerns top the list of complaints made about breaches under the first 12 months of the Privacy Act.

    07 Feb. 03 12:17 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Novell to unveil NetWare 6.5 network OS next week

    Novell next Wednesday will announce its next-generation network operating system, NetWare 6.5, which includes browser-based portal and team services functions, directory integration and an application server for Web services.

    07 Feb. 03 12:13 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Linux upsets Unix home

    Linux clusters born in the world of academia are sprouting legs and appear ready to march right into the enterprise, despite the growing pains facing the emerging technology.

    07 Feb. 03 08:40 Written by Ashlee Vance
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