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  • BEA pins future on WebLogic as integration software

    Executives from BEA Systems Inc. outlined their vision of BEA as an integration software vendor at the official launch of BEA's WebLogic 8.1 product Monday in San Francisco.

    05 Aug. 03 11:57 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Data, documentation key to infrastructure design

    Documenting key information about IT infrastructure streamlines system provisioning and management, according to Washington University’s senior computing specialist Lee Damon.

    05 Aug. 03 11:41 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Microsoft to let Office users jump to Professional

    Microsoft when it releases Office 2003 will give certain Office Standard Edition users the right to order Office Professional Edition applications at no extra cost and offer a "Step-up License" to upgrade to the full Office Professional suite, the company said.

    05 Aug. 03 10:23 Written by Joris Evers
  • SAP: Oracle-PeopleSoft tangle causing price suicide

    Brawling between Oracle and PeopleSoft over Oracle's takeover attempt is placing suicidal pricing pressure on enterprise applications vendors, SAP executives have claimed at an earnings report conference - but local customers don't seem to be buying their line.

    05 Aug. 03 09:48 Written by Helen Han and Stacey Cowley
  • NZ CCIP chief talks security

    Monitoring security issues and making sure all the latest patches are installed on your system could be almost a full-time job for one staff member in a moderate-sized IT department, says Jay Garden, head of the New Zealand government's Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CCIP). And it still won’t confer complete protection.

    05 Aug. 03 08:39 Written by Stephen Bell
  • Study: Linux nears Windows XP usability

    Linux, once viewed as an OS (operating system) only computer geeks could appreciate, is today a much more user-friendly software that companies, public administrations and consumers can master almost as easily as Microsoft's Windows XP. That's the core finding of a study published last Friday by Relevantive AG, a Berlin-based company specializing in consulting companies on the usability of software and Web services.

    05 Aug. 03 08:15 Written by John Blau
  • Novell buys Ximian

    Novell made a move on Monday to become a more serious player in the Linux market acquiring the Boston-based Ximian, one of the major drivers behind the Gnome project to create a Linux-based desktop, and Mono, software that allows applications developed under Microsoft Corp.'s .Net to run on Linux and Unix.

    05 Aug. 03 07:58 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Linux-based WebSphere integration debuts

    IBM on Monday rolled out improvements to its WebSphere Business Integration Connect that are intended to help users better integrate and manage a business-to-business trading community made up of partners, suppliers, and users.

    05 Aug. 03 07:52 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Linux vendors form community support group

    A group of leading Linux vendors are teaming together to form a community alliance, promising increased support for enterprise Linux users.

    05 Aug. 03 07:36 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Red Hat files complaint against SCO

    Red Hat has filed a complaint against SCO Group with the aim of showing that Red Hat technologies do not infringe on SCO's intellectual property and to hold SCO accountable for "unfair and deceptive actions." Red Hat announced that it has filed a lawsuit against SCO in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware at a press conference Monday apparently timed to coincide with the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco.

    05 Aug. 03 07:25 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Metastorm mixes BAM, BPM

    Metastorm Inc. on Monday will announce the addition of BAM (business activity monitoring) to BPM (business process management), the next major direction all BPM management vendors will soon be following.

    05 Aug. 03 07:13 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Borland claims agnosticism in tool wars

    Agnosticism is sometimes regarded as a lack of nerve in committing to one set of beliefs, but Borland believes it’s a strength when it comes to marketing development tools.

    04 Aug. 03 14:05 Written by Stephen Bell
  • Alcoa extends $15m outsourcing deal

    Alcoa World Alumina Australia has outsourced support of its IT infrastructure in a $15 million deal with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).

    04 Aug. 03 13:59 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Handholding pays off for corporate users

    Streamlined operations and upgraded monitoring capabilities were key considerations for two companies that have recently deployed corporate handhelds.

    04 Aug. 03 10:30 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Security Flaws Under the Microscope

    A study unveiled at the Black Hat Briefings conference in Las Vegas last week paints a grim picture of network security problems.

    04 Aug. 03 10:08 Written by Andrew Brandt
  • Insurer extends outsourcing in $4.5m deal

    Trans-Tasman mortgage insurer PMI has extended its technology outsourcing agreement with IBM Global Services for another five years to the tune of $4.5 million.

    04 Aug. 03 09:58 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Analysis: Linux marches on

    Linux's bark is turning into a bite for Microsoft. As a result, the software giant is stepping up to protect itself and keep corporate customers from turning to the open-source operating system to satisfy server and desktop needs.

    04 Aug. 03 08:27 Written by John Fontana
  • Sun, SuSE form Linux pact

    Customers of Sun Microsystems who are interested in the Linux operating system will soon be able to choose between two leading suppliers of the open source software.

    04 Aug. 03 08:19 Written by John Blau
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