• Report: Market forces not enough to improve security

    Market forces alone are unlikely to create the necessary incentives for businesses to make significant improvements in security, according to a study published this month by the Brookings Institution.

    25 Oct. 02 08:19 Written by Dan Verton
  • Network chip makers focus on security

    With the market for network processors stalled in the doldrums of slow investment by enterprises and carriers, some vendors of the chips for handling network tasks have turned to one of the few topics that is getting potential customers' attention these days: security.

    25 Oct. 02 08:16 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Microsoft foes say it violates settlement terms

    A trade group made up of Microsoft Corp. competitors has again sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) claiming that the software maker is not living up to its end of a proposed settlement deal in its long-running antitrust bout.

    25 Oct. 02 08:10 Written by Matt Berger
  • Oracle boosts supply chain offering

    Oracle Corp. has enhanced the execution, collaboration, and intelligence functionalities in its Supply Chain Management solution to allow companies to streamline the supply chain and cut costs while boosting customer service, the company announced Thursday.

    25 Oct. 02 08:07 Written by Heather Harreld
  • Answering critics, Microsoft patches XP

    Microsoft Corp. has responded to criticism from users and issued a software patch for a major security vulnerability in the Windows XP operating system, reversing an earlier decision to require users to upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 1 to remove the vulnerability.

    25 Oct. 02 08:06 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Report: Cutting costs top IT priority

    In the latest installment of its 2003 Worldwide IT Benchmark Report, the Meta Group Inc. has found reducing cost has become the number one IT priority. Yet, it appears that organizations have cut all they can.

    25 Oct. 02 08:06 Written by Albert Leonardo
  • 'Cascading molecules' drive IBM nanotech circuits

    Researchers at IBM Corp. have developed what they say is the world's smallest working computer circuit, which measures 12 nanometers by 17 nanometers and uses carbon monoxide molecules to transfer information across the circuit.

    25 Oct. 02 08:04 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Network Appliance welcomes SAN to the family

    Network Appliance Inc.'s road to the future has a few more twists and turns than the one it's been following since the company's inception in 1992.

    25 Oct. 02 08:03 Written by Kristy Pryma
  • OASIS group forms to tackle digital signature quagmire

    Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) consortium members on Thursday set about to build standards to enable trusted and simplified digital signature processing for Web services environments by forming a new OASIS Digital Signature Services Technical Committee.

    25 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • Sun joins WS-I

    Sun Microsystems Inc., which had been shut out of the Web Services Interoperabilty Organization (WS-I) effort spearheaded by IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp., is joining WS-I as a contributing member and intends to run for the group's policymaking board in March 2003.

    25 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Paul Krill
  • 3-D software cuts costs for $54 M energy plant design

    A new type of computer modeling for the construction industry that allows engineers to create 3-D designs has helped a Belle Vernon, Pa.-based construction firm avoid common mistakes and cost overruns in drafting and building a US$54 million coal processing plant that became operational in August.

    25 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by CIO Staff
  • Amazon ramps up sales, narrows loss in Q3

    Online retailer reported a 33 percent increase in sales for the third-quarter of 2002, outpacing expectations but still not bringing the company to profitability.

    24 Oct. 02 16:46 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • .NET developers get new tools

    Microsoft Corp.'s .NET development platform received boosts this week from Visible Systems Corp., which is providing a code-generation tool based on modeling, and ClientSoft Inc., which is enabling the integration of mainframe programs with .NET environments.

    24 Oct. 02 15:56 Written by Paul Krill
  • Ariba suffers another losing quarter

    Enterprise software vendor Ariba Inc., whose focus switched from procurement software to spend management software early this year, on Thursday posted a fourth quarter loss of US$142.5 million or $0.54 per share on revenue of $58 million.

    24 Oct. 02 15:07 Written by Gretel Johnston
  • Xerox Corp. reports Q3 revenue of $3.8 billion

    Xerox Corp. Wednesday announced revenue of US$3.8 billion for its third fiscal quarter, which ended Sept. 30, off 6 percent from a year earlier.

    24 Oct. 02 14:54 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Evading servers' networking tax

    Fatter network pipes and the need for smarter traffic treatment are forcing server vendors and users to make hard decisions about where to get more network processing power.

    24 Oct. 02 14:52 Written by Stephen Lawson and Ashlee Vance
  • Spam: Arriving en masse to an e-mail address near you

    Shifting from daily nuisance to serious IT and business concern, uncontrolled spam is prompting customers to arm themselves with tools to fight back against productivity loss, potential liability, and bandwidth-clogging consequences that unsolicited commercial e-mail can bring to an enterprise.

    24 Oct. 02 13:56 Written by Brian Fonseca and Cathleen Moore
  • .Net developers get new tools

    Microsoft Corp.'s .Net development platform received boosts this week from Visible Systems Corp., which is providing a code-generation tool based on modeling, and ClientSoft Inc., which is enabling the integration of mainframe programs with .Net environments.

    24 Oct. 02 13:55 Written by Paul Krill
  • Lucent posts tenth quarterly loss

    Lucent Technologies has posted its tenth consecutive quarterly loss, as customers continue to cut spending with the telecommunications equipment maker.

    24 Oct. 02 10:50 Written by Laura Rohde
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