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  • Intel, others launch effort to ease PC migration

    The obstacles of moving data from an old PC to a new one are familiar frustrations to many consumers and corporate IT support workers. Now, several IT vendors, including IBM, Intel and Microsoft have formed a new working group to study and promote methods of improving the PC data-migration experience, the companies involved announced Wednesday.

    05 Sept. 02 07:55 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • iSCSI specification complete, clears way for products

    The draft specification for transmitting SCSI commands over IP networks has passed the final hurdle on its journey toward ratification, opening the door for vendors to begin shipping products based on the technology blueprint.

    05 Sept. 02 07:50 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Intel looks to mobile PCs and handheld devices

    The upcoming Intel Developer Forum is expected to focus on chips for both traditional notebooks and emerging mobile devices, and not so much on desktop PC processors, according to Intel officials and analysts.

    05 Sept. 02 07:47 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Cisco reveals VPN security holes

    Cisco Systems Tuesday warned users of vulnerabilities in some of its VPN (virtual private network) products that could make it easier for hackers to get into secured networks or carry out DOS (denial of service) attacks.

    05 Sept. 02 07:35 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • New charges coming in WorldCom case

    The US government plans to add additional charges and possibly new defendants to its case against the officials behind WorldCom's collapse, prosecutors said Wednesday during a court hearing on last week's indictment of several former executives.

    05 Sept. 02 07:35 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • IDC: Asia-Pacific weathers global telecom turmoil

    Despite the turmoil wracking the global telecommunications market, the sector has fared relatively well in the Asia-Pacific, chalking up 20 percent growth in 2001 and keeping on track for a 12 to 15 percent compound annual growth rate over the next five years.

    05 Sept. 02 07:31 Written by Tan Ee Sze
  • Intel sells off LANDesk products to new company

    Intel will sell its LANDesk family of IT management products to The LANDesk Acquisition Corp., a new company set up by Vector Capital and vSpring Capital, the companies announced Wednesday.

    05 Sept. 02 07:31 Written by Tom Krazit
  • VeriSign told to tidy records or lose domain sales

    The US Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) threatened to strip VeriSign of its ability to sell ".com" domain names Tuesday if the registrar does not clean up inaccuracies in the public database that records who owns which Web sites.

    05 Sept. 02 07:17 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • RSA offers secure, mobile access to Web apps

    Promising to secure mobile access to Web applications, RSA Security announced new software Wednesday that delivers one-time access codes to mobile devices via short messaging service (SMS).

    05 Sept. 02 07:16 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Plumtree receives unsolicited buyout offer

    Corporate technology pioneer Plumtree Software on Wednesday said it received an unsolicited buyout offer from the investor group Sutter Opportunity Fund 2, a unit of Sutter Capital Management.

    05 Sept. 02 07:14 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • SMC offers up low-cost managed Gigabit ports

    SMC recently announced an addition to its TigerSwitch line of low-cost managed Gigabit Ethernet switches that could help businesses roll out a managed Gigabit Ethernet network on the cheap.

    05 Sept. 02 07:14 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • Bertelsmann moves away from Internet

    Bertelsmann AG is reassessing its e-commerce businesses across Europe. The company will withdraw from stand-alone e-commerce sites and concentrate on its offline book and music club businesses, and Web-based book and music clubs such as it runs in the U.K., it announced Tuesday.

    04 Sept. 02 22:42 Written by Gillian Law
  • IntruVert Networks arms users with IntruShield

    Sporting an "in-line" packet traffic viewing approach that some security experts say resembles a firewall, IntruVert Networks Inc. this week announced its IntruShield product line.

    04 Sept. 02 14:00 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • Defence Dept reorganises IS divisions

    The Department of Defence is merging its information divisions at a time when it has come under fire in recent months because contracts and IT projects have been running over budget and behind schedule.

    04 Sept. 02 11:35 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • GNU telephony software released

    The GNU free software project has released the first complete version of its platform for telephony services applications, the group announced Tuesday.

    04 Sept. 02 11:34 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • WebSideStory eyes e-commerce ROI

    WebSideStory on Tuesday targeted small to midsize businesses with a new version of its Web analytics service that features enhanced e-commerce functionality.

    04 Sept. 02 10:48 Written by Carolyn A. April
  • Windows flaw could lead to forged digital signatures

    An independent researcher who last month documented a flaw in Microsoft's cryptography software now says the same vulnerability could be used to forge digital signatures on e-mail sent to users of the Outlook email program.

    04 Sept. 02 10:12 Written by John Fontana
  • ATO waves white flag

    The Australian Tax Office waved the white flag yesterday announcing further technology investments to overcome lodgement difficulties by accountants and tax agents.

    04 Sept. 02 09:39 Written by Sandra Rossi
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