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  • Microsoft to discuss ID management plans

    Microsoft Corp. will be making announcements about its strategy for managing user identities this week that could well end speculation about its plans for implementing federated identity technology into its products.

    30 June 03 07:18 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Exchange 2003 to come with new licensing options

    Microsoft will introduce a new per-user licensing option with the release of Exchange Server 2003 later this year, legitimizing the way many companies use existing versions of Exchange.

    27 June 03 13:30 Written by Joris Evers
  • S. Australia joins high-performance computing fraternity

    South Australia's fledgling biotechnology industry has received the first of two shots in the arm with the commissioning of Hydra, a $AUD1.7 million system that is Australia's third-largest supercomputer and the largest of its type.

    27 June 03 13:04 Written by David Braue
  • Gates envisions secure future in world of real threats

    The threats of massive digital disruptions and other forms of cyberterrorism are real, but the effort to defend against those attacks doesn't mean Americans must give up their right to privacy, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said on Wednesday.

    27 June 03 12:56 Written by Dan Verton
  • Windows 2000 gets fourth service pack

    Microsoft released Service Pack 4 for Windows 2000 on Thursday, a bundle of all updates and patches for the operating system released since Service Pack 3 last August.

    27 June 03 12:33 Written by Joris Evers
  • Sun to buy mobile content distribution vendor Pixo

    Sun Microsystems has agreed to acquire Pixo, a developer of mobile content distribution management software, it announced Thursday. Pixo's products are typically used by carriers to secure distribution and manage billing of downloadable ringtones, screensavers and Java games for mobile phones, but Sun sees the same technology being useful in the enterprise, for example to control distribution of catalog updates to mobile sales staff.

    27 June 03 11:58 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Sun moving telco capabilities to clustering product

    Sun Microsystems in 2004 plans to boost its enterprise clustering product by fitting it with high-availability capabilities now used in telecommunications applications, a Sun official said this week.

    27 June 03 11:56 Written by Paul Krill
  • HP to give software to grid developers

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) plans to release new open source software for configuring grid applications, the company's chief technology officer told attendees in a keynote presentation at the Global Grid Forum (GGF) in Seattle Thursday.

    27 June 03 11:29 Written by Robert McMillan
  • UN conference ponders Wi-Fi in developing nations

    The importance of standards and a friendly regulatory climate in fostering wireless Internet growth in developing countries was emphasized Thursday during a conference at the United Nations (UN), organized by the Wireless Internet Institute think tank and the UN's Information and Communication Technologies Task Force.

    27 June 03 10:45 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Systinet boosts secure Web services

    Systinet on Thursday is making generally available WASP Server for Java 4.6, the company's Web services infrastructure platform, featuring improved security.

    27 June 03 10:04 Written by Paul Krill
  • Need an IT job? Defence might need you

    Nearly half the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) IT-related skillsets are at critical status, according to an audit report released Thursday.

    27 June 03 08:06 Written by Steven Deare
  • Shell, IBM tout grid, clustering

    Shell and IBM on Wednesday touted the future of grid and cluster computing. Company officials predicted the commoditization of compute cycles and the growing use of clustering in applications such as real-time business intelligence.

    27 June 03 08:05 Written by Paul Krill
  • Sobig.E@MM worm spreading around globe

    The latest version of the Sobig worm is making its way through computer networks around the world, apparently causing no direct damage but hogging bandwidth and IT resources in its path.

    27 June 03 08:03 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • SuSE and HP strengthen sales, support ties

    It should be easier now for users to buy and maintain some Hewlett-Packard (HP) servers running SuSE Linux AG's enterprise operating system thanks to an agreement the two vendors announced Thursday.

    27 June 03 08:00 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Intel looks to Madison for Itanium boost

    If the third time really is the charm, then Intel and its hardware partners are set to reap the benefits of Madison, the third generation of the 64-bit Itanium processor family expected to be announced on Monday.

    27 June 03 07:54 Written by Tom Krazit and Robert McMillan
  • Intrusion detection debate heats up

    Australia's Information Security Interest Group (ISIG) has rejected a Gartner report that calls intrusion-detection systems (IDS) a failed technology, blaming instead CIOs who do not know how to manage the technology.

    27 June 03 07:48 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Microsoft promotes Win CE network gateways for Wi-Fi

    Four wireless networking equipment makers will use Microsoft's Windows CE .Net 4.2 operating system in gateway devices for both corporate and home networks, Microsoft announced Thursday at the 802.11 Planet Conference in Boston.

    27 June 03 07:34 Written by Tom Krazit
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