News »

  • Experts: Expect more worms in 2002

    2001 was dubbed, by some, the year of the virus. And not without good reason, as it brought the potentially damaging Code Red and Nimda worms, along with scores of lesser, more annoying threats into offices and homes worldwide.

  • Metro Ethernet could pay off for RBOCs

    Users can soon expect affordable metro Ethernet services from their traditional local carriers, if an economic model presented by an industry analyst recently turns out to be true.

  • 3Com cuts workforce by 10 percent

    3Com Corp. Tuesday said it would cut 500 jobs from its workforce of 5,900 as part of its plan to reach profitability by the end of fiscal year 2002.

  • NEC to unveil hybrid PBX with enhanced IP capabilities

    In February, NEC Corp. will unveil a new version of its NEAX 2400 PBX hardware that will offer IP functions the company first introduced last year.

  • Microsoft releases Commerce Server 2002 beta

    Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday made the beta version of Commerce Server 2002 available to testers.

  • CERT: Exploit circulating for CDE hole in Solaris

    Hackers are actively exploiting a known vulnerability in Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris version of the Unix operating system, security experts said late Monday, urging administrators to check if their system is vulnerable.

  • mmO2 to introduce Handspring Treo in Europe

    Mobile phone operator mmO2 PLC will distribute the Handspring Treo, a combined mobile phone and PDA (personal digital assistant) for use on its GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the U.K., the company announced Tuesday.

  • Check Point earnings up in 2001

    Leading firewall and security vendor Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. credited a strengthening business environment for fourth quarter 2001 and fiscal year 2001 financial results released Tuesday that slightly exceeded Wall Street's expectations.

  • Server glitch prevents users from updating XP

    Microsoft is working on a technical problem with its Web server that has prevented users of Windows XP from downloading software updates -- including a new security hole patch -- since last Thursday, the company confirmed on Tuesday.

  • Oracle acquires voice portal technology

    In a move intended to give users voice-based, wireless access to a range of applications and databases, Oracle Corp. Monday announced the acquisition of voice portal company Indicast Corp.

  • Oracle rolls out new apps at Amsterdam show

    Oracle kicked off its AppsWorld conference in Amsterdam Tuesday where it plans to roll out an upgrade to its E-Business Suite that adds new modules for working with channel partners, consolidating customer information, reviewing design projects over the Web and managing business assets, an Oracle executive said.

  • Alcatel sells distribution unit to private US firm

    French telecommunication equipment maker Alcatel SA will sell its European enterprise distribution and services business to Los Angeles-based Platinum Equity, a venture capital firm that focuses on buyouts of technology companies, the two companies announced Wednesday.

  • Japanese museum hires robot for US$151K per year

    Japan's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (NMESI), which was opened in July last year in Tokyo, has a new employee -- a humanoid robot developed by Honda Motor Co. Ltd.'s named Asimo, which will earn a ¥20 million [m] (US$151,412) annual salary. The director of the museum issued an official announcement of orders to Asimo -- at the entrance ceremony on Sunday.

  • Old ICQ version has same security hole as AIM

    Users of the instant messaging application ICQ are urged to upgrade to the latest version of the software because of a potentially damaging bug in older versions, according to a notice on the ICQ Web site.

  • China Motion gets rolling with Ericsson

    China Motion Telecom International Ltd. (China Motion), a Hong Kong telecommunication company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ericsson Inc. to develop systems to run China Motion's mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business in Hong Kong, a company statement said on Monday.

  • Adobe says it's committed to China despite piracy

    A spokeswoman for Adobe Systems Inc. said Monday that the company remains committed to developing Chinese-language versions of its products, despite comments reportedly made by its chief executive officer last week that Adobe could abandon the market because of software piracy in the region.

  • Japan ends 2001 with 73M wireless users

    Japan saw the number of wireless telephone subscriptions jump 13.9 percent in 2001 to end the year at 72.8 million users, according to data from an industry group, the Telecommunication Carrier's Association (TCA).

  • Survey: IT budgets to increase in 2002

    Despite the current global economic climate, more companies plan to boost rather than cut IT spending this year, according to results of a survey by market researcher Gartner Inc. and investment banking firm Soundview Technology Group Inc.

  • IDC : Early adopters try wireless Web in A-P

    The mobile Internet market will be limited to early adopters this year in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), according to a recent survey of Internet subscribers carried out by market analyst International Data Corp. (IDC). Those early adopters represent about 5 percent of mobile phone subscribers surveyed, IDC said.

  • Italian police track down hacker group

    Italian police have identified six members of a hacker group charged with attacking thousands of Web sites in 62 countries, replacing official home pages with anti-globalization slogans, finance police officials said Tuesday. The group is one of the most important to be discovered in terms of the number and significance of its targets, officials said.

  • CIOs are finding agility through cloud-based communications

    Companies grappling with new customer expectations turn to Communication-as-a-Service model (CaaS) for a more agile, cloud-based omnichannel experience.

    Interactive Intelligence

    Interactive Intelligence is a global provider of enterprise-grade collaboration, communications and customer engagement software and cloud services that help customers improve service, increase productivity and reduce costs.