• Microsoft promotes Moore to regional CTO

    Peter Moore, Microsoft Australia's former director for .Net platform strategy and developers, has taken up the company's most senior technical position in the region as chief technology officer (CTO) for greater China and Asia-Pacific .

    06 March 03 09:31 Written by Helen Han
  • Toshiba launches Wi-Fi 'hot spot in a box' project

    The public access Wi-Fi hot spot market just got a little hotter as Toshiba Computer Systems Group (TCSG) formally launched a project to deploy 10,000 hot spots in the U.S. by the end of the year and Intel signed an agreement with the government of Singapore to support Wi-Fi roaming throughout Asia.

    06 March 03 08:41 Written by Bob Brewin
  • First fuel cell battery from Toshiba

    How to power ever more juice-sapping portable devices is a problem currently perplexing hardware designers. One possible solution could be fuel cell batteries, which offer longer life and don't need recharging.

    06 March 03 08:37 Written by Ursula Seymour
  • IBM delivers SOAP for CICS

    IBM on Wednesday announced it will offer a CICS (Customer Information Control System) SOAP Technology Preview designed to help developers build connections to its venerable CICS-based mainframe applications through Web services.

    06 March 03 08:31 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Newly leaked Longhorn shows no big advances yet

    A second build of the successor to Microsoft's Windows XP appeared on the Internet late last week but Windows watchers who tested the software don't see major advances to get excited about yet.

    06 March 03 08:29 Written by Joris Evers.
  • Trades at top speed

    In the name of straight-through processing (STP) of securities trades, financial services companies over the next two years will spend an estimated US$6 billion replacing their manual processes by plugging into virtual trade-matching utilities (VMU), installing middleware and integrating front- and back-end computer systems.

    06 March 03 08:24 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Voice apps push security barriers

    Security threats are on the increase as voice applications move to converged networks where devices are connected to the IP network.

    06 March 03 08:11 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Foxtel smoking logs fracas turns to legal farce

    Australia's largest pay TV provider Foxtel has backed away from claims made before the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) that it keeps no records of call centre employee e-mails. The claims were made by legal representatives for the company during a hearing into an attempt to sack a Foxtel employee for allegedly passing confidential information to a relative after gaining access to her supervisor's e-mail account.

    06 March 03 08:07 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • NSW Fair Trading brandishes analytics stick

    The NSW Department of Fair Trading has announced a $300,000 investment in a NetMap Analytics system to help seek and destroy the plethora of scam peddlers operating in the Premier State.

    05 March 03 15:59 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • BEA shows Web services allegiance

    Although BEA Systems has been in the somewhat-peculiar position of backing rival Web services choreography efforts, aligning with IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp. on one proposal and Sun Microsystems on another, details of the company's new product suite, WebLogic Platform 8.1, reveal that BEA is moving closer to the IBM-Microsoft camp.

    05 March 03 15:08 Written by Paul Krill.
  • Sybase releases new version of PowerBuilder

    Sybase Inc. on Tuesday announced that it had updated PowerBuilder, its rapid application development (RAD) tool, with new features intended to make life easier for developers using the Java and Microsoft Corp. .Net environments to develop applications.

    05 March 03 11:03 Written by Agam Shah
  • Microsoft hits the road to show MS CRM

    Seven weeks after shipping, Microsoft Corp.'s closely watched Microsoft CRM (customer relationship management) software has attracted 300 customer orders and is being offered by more than 1,000 resellers, Microsoft officials said Tuesday during a seminar, part of a series being held throughout North America to demonstrate the software to prospective partners and customers.

    05 March 03 10:59 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Sun's P-to-P project passes 1 million downloads

    Sun Microsystems has crossed the million download mark for its peer-to-peer platform known as Jxta and is seeing early signs of the technology making its way into customers' applications, the company said Tuesday.

    05 March 03 09:40 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • BEA to pour more Liquid Data

    BEA Systems, fresh from announcing an upgrade to its suite of Java application deployment tools, plans to improve its Liquid Data integration technology to take advantage of the new suite, a BEA official said on Monday at the BEA eWorld conference.

    05 March 03 08:47 Written by Paul Krill.
  • Brocade eyes storage virtualization

    Having all but won the Fibre Channel switch battle, Brocade Communications Systems has set its sight on a new market. The switch maker today revealed seven storage management software companies have signed up to develop for its forthcoming family of SilkWorm Fabric Application Platforms. Convincing independent software vendors to write software to a new virtualization platform is the first salvo in this battle with Cisco Systems and Sun Microsystems.

    05 March 03 08:44 Written by Scott Tyler Shafer
  • Macromedia reports critical hole in Flash player

    Macromedia warned Monday of what it called a critical security flaw in the latest version of its Flash animation player and advised users to install a new version that it released on the Web to fix the problem.

    05 March 03 08:41 Written by James Niccolai
  • Microsoft says 30,000 line up for OneNote beta

    Microsoft said Tuesday that more than 30,000 people have signed up to test its forthcoming OneNote application when the final beta is released later this month.

    05 March 03 08:38 Written by James Niccolai
  • ISS reports Snort vulnerability

    A software vulnerability in the widely used Snort open-source intrusion detection system (IDS) software could allow an attacker to crash the Snort sensor or gain control of the host device on which the sensor runs.

    05 March 03 08:34 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Sun powers up software, servers

    Sun Microsystems has charted a new course for the way it will deliver software and manufacture processors in the hopes of keeping users as it faces increased competition from IBM and Intel.

    05 March 03 08:32 Written by Ashlee Vance.
  • EMC, Hitachi settle patent fight

    Storage rivals EMC and Hitachi today announced that they have agreed to settle a year-old patent-infringement legal fight dealing with data replication and migration. Under the deal, Hitachi will make payments to EMC, and both companies agreed to a five-year cross-licensing of the patents involved in the litigation so either company can use the technology.

    05 March 03 08:28 Written by Lucas Mearian
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