A conservative Nixon-era economist turned Hollywood celebrity might be an unusual spokesman for a famously liberal software company located in the famously liberal city of Cambridge, Mass. But Ben Stein proved an appropriate messenger to deliver this year's theme of proven return on investment from the Lotus Software Group's collaboration products.
Sun Microsystems announced a version of the iPlanet Application Server Monday that will run on the Linux operating system, as the company tries to attract additional users to its software for building out their Internet infrastructure.
International data communication carrier Global Crossing Holdings Ltd. plans to file for bankruptcy protection both in New York and its Bermuda home base, stranding investors in yet another giant corporate bankruptcy of the new year.
Managed security firm TruSecure Corp. Monday announced that it has acquired managed infrastructure security company Three Pillars Inc. The terms of the all-stock deal were not disclosed, though the deal is already final.
Sun Microsystems Inc. upgraded its Cobalt Qube server appliance line Monday, adding new security and management software along with faster processors to its hardware targeted at small and medium-sized businesses.
Custom logic chip maker, Xilinx Inc. announced Monday that it has a solution to the problem of mobile phone thefts: electronic chips that can be reconfigured over a network to shut down a stolen mobile phone.
With an eye toward extending its reach to the lower-end of the security market, leading firewall and VPN (virtual private network) vendor Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Monday announced Small Office NG, a new firewall/VPN package for small business, and two appliances offering similar features through its SofaWare Technologies Ltd. subsidiary.
Trying to stretch the appeal of its zSeries of mainframes to the lower end of the market, IBM Corp. on Friday introduced its first Linux-only member of that family aimed at users looking to consolidate workloads from as few as 20 Intel servers.
A security hole in America Online Inc.'s ICQ chat program could allow attackers to run the code of their choice on a computer using the program, the federally-funded computer security organization Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (CERT/CC) said in an advisory Thursday. AOL has fixed the flaw on its servers, but also recommends that users upgrade their ICQ program to the new version which does not have the vulnerability, because the server fix will not solve the problem entirely, CERT/CC said.
With the advent of GPRS technology and PDAs, the use of mobile phones is proliferating and modernising communication within organisations. But the ability to recoup money from employees for private calls has remained a prehistoric chore.
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