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  • Supply chain investments disappoint

    Businesses globally invest more than $US19 billion annually on technology to improve their supply chain yet half of these companies are disappointed with the results, according to a Booz Allen Hamilton study.

    02 June 03 11:39 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Ximian uncorks new Linux desktop

    Renewing its push to plant Linux on corporate desktops, Ximian Inc. has rolled out a new version of its environment designed to help administrators better integrate and manage Linux in mixed environments.

    02 June 03 10:21 Written by Ed Scannell
  • SCO's CEO says buyout could end Linux fight

    If IBM Corp. wants to buy The SCO Group Inc. and end SCO's ongoing Unix licensing assault on Linux, CEO Darl McBride is apparently all ears.

    02 June 03 09:45 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • University's malware course raises concern

    Antivirus vendors and security experts were last week quick to offer their opinions against the University of Calgary’s Department of Computer Sciences decision to offer a virus and malware course.

    02 June 03 08:55 Written by Albert Leonardo
  • Salesforce recruits integration muscle

    Poised to dive into unfamiliar application deployment waters, Salesforce.com is recruiting some heavy hitters to help the hosted CRM vendor stay afloat.

    02 June 03 08:36 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • IBM looks to unify business integration package via Java

    Looking for programming consistency in middleware, IBM plans to revamp its WebSphere Business Integration package by rewriting it to conform to the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) specification and running it on top of the WebSphere application server, an IBM official said last Friday.

    02 June 03 08:10 Written by Paul Krill
  • Analysts to SCO: No thanks to code review offer

    Analysts are balking at The SCO Group's offer to view its proof that there is illegal Unix code in Linux, with one calling the move a publicity stunt. Meanwhile, Linux creator Linus Torvalds last Friday said that he has no plans to look at the code and that the battle between SCO, IBM Corp. and Novell Inc. is on par with a rancorous episode of the Jerry Springer Show.

    02 June 03 08:08 Written by Patrick Thibodeau and Todd R. Weiss
  • Nasdaq's CIO looks to streamline systems

    In an effort to whittle down the number of IT platforms it needs to support, The Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. is looking to consolidate systems and networks through a series of moves that will include shifting some applications from Unix servers to Linux boxes.

    02 June 03 08:06 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Microsoft: Spam can be contained within two years

    Unwanted commercial e-mail, better known as spam, can be contained within two years but will first reach unprecedented proportions, Microsoft's chief spam fighter said last week.

    02 June 03 08:04 Written by Joris Evers
  • HP to unveil new low-end NAS array

    Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday will begin shipping a new Network Attached Storage (NAS) server that will cost US$5,000 less than the least expensive Windows Powered NAS array in its current product line.

    02 June 03 08:00 Written by Robert McMillan
  • JBoss to release developer edition of 4.0

    JBoss Group LLC will release the developer version of an upgrade to its open-source Java application server this week, employing a programming model that it says should make life easier for developers creating Web applications for large enterprises.

    02 June 03 07:54 Written by James Niccolai
  • Intel: Centrino software that causes VPN crashes turned off

    Intel said last Friday that it has turned off software in its family of mobile processors that could cause some Centrino-powered notebooks to crash when used with a virtual private network (VPN) under the Windows or Windows XP operating system.

    02 June 03 07:51 Written by Bob Brewin
  • IBM, Cisco team on content delivery

    IBM and partners will unveil at the Supercomm trade show in Atlanta this week an integrated system for carriers and organizations that want to manage and distribute multimedia content.

    02 June 03 07:43 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • African e-mail con men convicted in the Netherlands

    Six men from Nigeria and Benin were convicted of fraud by a Dutch court on Wednesday and received prison sentences of between 301 days and 4.5 years, a court official said.

    02 June 03 07:27 Written by Maarten Reijnders
  • New MS developer director wants you

    The new director of Microsoft Australia's developer strategy says he's out to win the "hearts and minds of Australian developers".

    30 May 03 14:00 Written by Steven Deare
  • Emerging iSCSI viability depends on startups

    An emerging storage protocol, supported by industry heavyweights like IBM Corp, Cisco Systems Inc., and EMC Corp., promises to make SANs (storage area networks) available to small and medium-size businesses, and, in the process create a market that is forecast to be worth US$5 billion over the next four years.

    30 May 03 12:49 Written by Robert McMillan
  • HP improves HP-UX for Itanium

    HP last week updated its Unix operating system for the 64-bit Intel Itanium processor.

    30 May 03 12:34 Written by Deni Connor
  • AOLTW, MS settle Netscape antitrust suit

    Microsoft will pay AOL Time Warner (AOLTW) US$750 million to settle a private antitrust suit filed on behalf of Netscape Communications by America Online in January 2002, the companies announced Thursday.

    30 May 03 09:30 Written by Nancy Weil and Robert McMillan
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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