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  • Messaging key to Web services, CTOs say

    Reliable messaging came to the fore last week at the InfoWorld CTO Forum in Boston as perhaps the most important missing ingredient in the Web services recipe.

    07 April 03 08:42 Written by Tom Sullivan
  • IBM produces autonomic computing blueprint

    An industry blueprint showing how software, hardware and standards work together in autonomic computing systems is expected to be discussed during IBM Corp.'s developerWorks Live conference this week in New Orleans and will also be posted on the company's Web site.

    07 April 03 08:20 Written by Nancy Weil
  • Sun makes a fresh attack on low-end server market

    Sun Microsystems Inc. on Tuesday will announce two low-end Solaris servers featuring integrated software stacks that it plans to position as low-cost alternatives to Intel Corp. servers running Linux.

    07 April 03 08:18 Written by Jaikumar Vijayan
  • IBM to boost self-healing capabilities in Tivoli line

    IBM Corp. plans to announce new Tivoli systems and storage management and security software on Wednesday, including an autonomic computing offering that analysts say helps give IBM the lead in the emerging market for self-healing systems.

    07 April 03 08:15 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • EMC joins with Brocade in storage virtualization push

    EMC Corp. last week said it plans to develop storage management software for a new line of Brocade Communications Systems Inc. switches that support network-based storage virtualization.

    07 April 03 08:13 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Publisher chooses Xserve over Windows, Linux servers

    Torch Publishing, a newspaper and contract publishing company, has replaced its legacy file servers with Apple Xserves running OS X.
    Kim Kohen, Torch’s group prepress and systems manager, said the migration was both an upgrade and an implementation of a more flexible platform.

    07 April 03 08:05 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Errors in IBM's DB2 cause outage at Danske Bank

    Flaws in IBM Corp.'s DB2 database software were responsible for a chain of glitches that turned a routine hardware repair into a weeklong operational crisis, Danske Bank said Thursday in a report on an outage it suffered in March.

    07 April 03 08:03 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Network Associates to buy Entercept for $120 million

    Network security software company Network Associates Inc. continued its Intrusion Prevention buying spree, saying on Friday that it would acquire privately held Entercept Security Technologies Inc. for US$120 million in cash.

    07 April 03 08:03 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Lines blur as business managers cruise IT budgets

    IT managers doubting the uncanny ability of some business intelligence systems to bridge budget boundaries within the enterprise need to get hip with alignment or watch their wallet.

    07 April 03 07:57 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Sybase, PeopleSoft warn IT spending is weak

    Two enterprise software companies that released preliminary financial results Thursday said the weak economy put a damper on sales in the first quarter ended March 31.

    07 April 03 07:57 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Analysts: Microsoft plots Web search expansion

    Microsoft Corp. is significantly increasing its investment in Internet search, tripling its search team and preparing its own paid listings platform, according to a report from industry analysts.

    07 April 03 07:43 Written by Joris Evers
  • Adobe launches Acrobat Version 6 family

    Adobe Systems has launched version 6.0 of its Acrobat PDF (portable document format) software, making it available in three versions.

    07 April 03 07:42 Written by Gillian Law
  • OptusNet hacker guilty, hacking labelled 'intellectual pursuit'

    NSW Police have scored a pyrrhic victory over the hacking of Internet service provider OptusNet with a Bankstown (Sydney) man proven guilty of two counts of unauthorised modification of data with intent to cause impairment before the New South Wales District Court.

    04 April 03 14:20 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • IBM fortifying XML query language

    IBM is preparing to advance the XQuery XML query language on two fronts: by submitting with Microsoft Corp. a test suite for industry consideration and by working with Oracle on a Java API for the language.

    04 April 03 14:14 Written by Paul Krill
  • Report finds 84 percent jump in security incidents

    The number of computer security incidents and attacks detected at businesses worldwide soared by 84 percent between the fourth quarter of 2002 and the first quarter of this year, fueled in part by a surge in the number of mass-mailing worms, according to a report due out Monday from Internet Security Systems.

    04 April 03 13:40 Written by James Niccolai
  • Primus customers get global hotspots

    Primus is teaming up with iPass to offer customers access to more than 1000 wireless hotspots around the world.

    04 April 03 12:23 Written by Brian Corrigan
  • Amazon.com licenses Google search technology

    Google's Web search feature and sponsored links will be available on Amazon.com's Web site, thanks to an agreement the two companies announced on Thursday.

    04 April 03 09:33 Written by Agam Shah
  • If you take an OSS to water, does it get Weta?

    Weta Digital, the special effects company behind the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, got great value out of a switch to Linux but found support and memory problems a "can of worms".

    04 April 03 08:28 Written by Stephen Bell
  • The devil is in the (technological) details

    The 13th annual conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP) got off to a fiery start in New York Wednesday as speakers debated the possible effects of increased security and surveillance measures put forth since the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S.

    04 April 03 08:22 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • IBM lets WebSphere developers deploy to BEA WebLogic

    IBM will release a plug-in next week for its WebSphere Studio development environment that will allow customers to test and deploy applications on BEA Systems' WebLogic Server application server software, an IBM official said.

    04 April 03 08:18 Written by James Niccolai
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