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  • 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
  • NCR enhances managed services

    NCR on Tuesday revealed a new approach to its managed services portfolio, incorporating business intelligence (BI) fundamentals in order to improve operational efficiency in retail and financial markets.

    27 June 03 07:31 Written by Carly Suppa
  • Court: Microsoft not required to carry Sun's Java

    An appeals court has reversed a lower court's ruling that Microsoft must distribute a version of Java endorsed by Sun Microsystems. But the appeals court also affirmed a ruling saying Microsoft violated Sun's copyright by distributing its own version of the Java programming language with its products.

    27 June 03 07:27 Written by Grant Gross
  • Transmeta chases embedded device designs

    Transmeta is making progress in securing design wins within embedded systems with its announcement Tuesday of support for its Crusoe processors from Plexus, but the company has a long way to go to win more attention from embedded developers, analysts said.

    26 June 03 15:34 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Expert offers tips on setting up a wireless LAN

    When setting up a wireless LAN for your company, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind, according to Craig Mathias, a mobile and wireless analyst and founder of US-based Farpoint Group.

    26 June 03 13:36 Written by Brian Sullivan
  • Microsoft warns of Windows Media flaws

    Vulnerabilities exist in two Windows Media products that can allow an attacker to take over a media server or view a user's media library, Microsoft Corp. warned Wednesday.

    26 June 03 13:14 Written by Joris Evers
  • Inventor looks to DNS's past, future

    Paul Mockapetris is surprised that the DNS (Domain Name System) hasn't changed more in the 20 years since he invented it, but he doesn't expect it to run out of steam any time soon.

    26 June 03 12:59 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Second attempt at broadband inquiry succeeds

    A second opposition attempt to force a Senate committee inquiry into the state of Australian broadband competition passed through the upper house today after two new terms of reference were added to the original proposition.

    26 June 03 12:01 Written by Cameron Roberts
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