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  • Cybersecurity czar pushes for spending on IT protection

    U.S. cybersecurity czar Richard Clarke, warning that cyberattacks on the nation's critical IT infrastructure could potentially cause "catastrophic damage to the economy," last week urged more spending on IT infrastructure and security.

  • UCITA opposition turns up heat

    Opponents of the vendor-backed UCITA software licensing law will meet here this week to seek major changes, including a prohibition of "self-help," a provision that lets a vendor shut down a user's system remotely. UCITA's backers have signaled a willingness to delete this shutoff provison, but critics say that alone isn't enough.

  • Apple online store offers new bundles

    Apple Computer Inc.'s online store has been updated today with a host of new bundle offerings. The new bundles have something for the gamer, photographer and traveler.

  • Travel firms' IT projects falter

    The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 did more than ground airline traffic for a few days. They also scuttled IT projects at companies throughout the travel industry.

  • Comdex expects attendance dip

    Securing a hotel room in Las Vegas during Comdex week has traditionally amounted to an exercise in futility. But this year, vacancy signs are up and rates are down.

  • Insurer sues, claims KPMG mismanaged billing project

    Health insurer Highmark Inc. is suing KPMG Consulting Inc. for what is likely to be tens of millions of dollars over what it claims was the consultancy's failure to create a critical electronic billing and accounts-receivable system. Highmark said KPMG abandoned the two-year, US$15 million project this summer after it missed deadlines and created cost overruns through mistakes.

  • Vendors form group to regulate security disclosures

    Microsoft Corp. is among five security vendors lobbying to invoke standards and best practices pertaining to the release of information about security vulnerabilities.

  • IE flaw allows Web sites to get into cookies

    Microsoft Corp. on Friday warned users of Internet Explorer (IE) 5.5 and 6.0 that a vulnerability in the software could allow a hacker to gather information from a user's IE "cookies" by enticing them to view certain Web sites.

  • NEC to launch its first PDA on Monday

    NEC Corp. will jump into the U.S. personal digital assistant (PDA) market on Monday with the introduction of its first Pocket PC device, the MobilePro P300, based on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE operating system.

  • Wireless LAN gear offers increase in speed

    New wireless LAN products on display at this week's Comdex show will feature a quantum leap in throughput, from 11M to 54M bit/sec. Intel Corp. and Proxim Inc. will both showcase access points and PC cards that take advantage of the technology.

  • States, users still worried about Microsoft

    California, home to Microsoft Corp.'s most ardent business rivals, has emerged as the leader among the nine states that rejected the federal government's settlement of its antitrust case against the software giant. It's a leadership position Kevin Dempsey, CIO at Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. in Los Angeles, says he can understand.

  • Sony puts a chunk of memory on a key chain

    As computers and other digital devices become more pervasive, the need to transfer files between machines becomes greater. Sony Corp. will on Monday join a small number of lesser-known companies with the unveiling of its Micro Vault, a stylish and cool new keychain device designed to make this task easier.

  • Ingram Micro: The trouble with XML and Web services

    XML OR EDI? Tracking the evolution of the two technologies is one of the biggest challenges facing the supply chain, particularly when XML standards are still evolving and EDI (electronic data interchange) remains deeply embedded in many legacy systems.

  • Education and skills dominate ICT professional's election concerns: ACS

    Education and the development of a skills base that will enable Australia to play a significant role in the global information economy have been identified as the key election issues for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals, according to the Australian Computer Society.

  • IBM Global Services beefs up hosted security package

    IBM Global Services will roll out four new managed security offerings for its Web-hosting customers next week.

  • WAP Forum names Brown as CEO

    The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum has named former GSMA, North American Interest Group chair, Robert L. Brown as its new CEO.

  • AMD updates roadmaps, forecast to analysts

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) executives updated roadmaps for desktop, mobile and server lines of processors through the end of 2003, as well as giving insight into the volatile flash-memory market in a Web broadcast Thursday of a meeting with financial analysts.

  • Telstra expands hosting services

    Telstra has expanded its hosting business to include Web site and e-business activities.

  • Palm CEO Carl Yankowski resigns

    Palm chief executive officer Carl Yankowski has resigned, citing an unwanted change in his role as the main reason for his departure.

  • HP gets the axe out again

    Hewlett Packard is quietly making fresh cuts to its Australian workforce on top of the worldwide reduction of 6,000 jobs announced last August.

  • Supporting the workplace of the future

    Businesses are now combining technologies with widespread connectivity to support increased mobility in the workforce

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