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  • Big Blue thinks small -- and medium

    Having catered to developers and business partners focused on corporate accounts with several product announcements Wednesday at its developerWorks Live conference, IBM on Thursday turned its attention to the other end of the market with a new program and product bundles aimed at small and medium-size business (SMB) accounts.

    10 May 02 08:47 Written by Ed Scannell
  • HP/COMPAQ: HP enters risky phase

    After months of detailed merger planning, the new HP is now entering a risky implementation phase, stretching out until October.

    10 May 02 08:36 Written by David Beynon
  • AOLTW taps new international chief

    A security hole deemed "critical" by Microsoft Corp. could allow an attacker to run code of their choice on a vulnerable PC by exploiting a problem in Microsoft's MSN Chat, MSN Messenger and Exchange Instant Messenger products, Microsoft said in a security alert Wednesday. The company has patched the vulnerability.

    10 May 02 08:29 Written by Sam Costello
  • Security hole in MSN Chat, Messenger, could run code

    A security hole deemed "critical" by Microsoft Corp. could allow an attacker to run code of their choice on a vulnerable PC by exploiting a problem in Microsoft's MSN Chat, MSN Messenger and Exchange Instant Messenger products, Microsoft said in a security alert Wednesday. The company has patched the vulnerability.

    10 May 02 08:29 Written by Sam Costello
  • Loudcloud slashes outsourcing starting point

    In a move to attract customers unwilling to bite on its fully outsourced Web site management offering, Loudcloud this week unveiled Managed Services 3.0, an expanded range of services equipped with a radically reduced pricing scheme and customized hosted solution.

    10 May 02 08:27 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • German banks wary of mobile payments

    German banks are reluctant to partner with mobile-telecommunication companies to provide mobile-payment solutions, according to a study published Wednesday by Mummert + Partner Unternehmensberatung AG.

    10 May 02 08:25 Written by John Blau
  • IBM details next version of WebSphere app server

    IBM further deepened its commitment to WebSphere as the center of its software development and integration strategies, formally announcing the next version of the applications server on Wednesday at its developerWorksLive conference here.

    10 May 02 08:23 Written by Ed Scannell
  • I-mode helps keep DoCoMo in the black

    Japanese telecommunication carrier NTT DoCoMo saw its net profit slashed to ¥862 million (US$6.7 million as of March 31, the last day of the period being reported) in fiscal 2001, down from last year's ¥366 billion, but was helped in staying in the black by a strong performance from its I-mode wireless data business, the company said Wednesday.

    10 May 02 08:20 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • SingTel profit falls on Optus goodwill writedown

    Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) saw its net profit for the financial year ended March 31, 2002 fall by 18.7 percent to S$1.63 billion (US$901 million) from S$2.01 billion last year, the company announced Thursday.

    10 May 02 08:18 Written by David Legard
  • CERT: DHCP bug could give attackers control

    A vulnerability in the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server provided by the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) could allow attackers to take over affected servers, according to a security alert released by the CERT Coordination Center Wednesday.

    10 May 02 08:00 Written by Sam Costello
  • Sybase appoints new regional director

    Enterprise infrastructure and integration company, Sybase Australia has appointed Peter Fletcher as director of Australia and New Zealand.

    09 May 02 16:20 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Microsoft takeover won't affect Navision customers

    Navision's 400 customers in Australia and New Zealand can expect little immediate impact from Microsoft's $2.45 billion acquisition of the business software maker.

    09 May 02 15:30 Written by Staff Writers
  • Symantec unveils new VelociRaptor firewalls

    Symantec has unveiled three new models of its VelociRaptor firewall appliance line, adding better performance and scalability, expanded protocol proxies and more to the devices.

    09 May 02 12:46 Written by Sam Costello
  • NetWorld+Interop - IBM guru touts grid computing

    Grid computing can deliver the equivalent of an operating system that makes the Internet into a massive virtual computing machine, letting users harness the power of many host systems without worrying about the complexity of the technology, an IBM Corp. executive said here Wednesday.

    09 May 02 12:26 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • NetWorld+Interop - Cisco takes aim at Web services security

    Web services are a key concern for Cisco Systems Inc. as the company plans initiatives over the next year to integrate security more deeply into network infrastructures, executives said Wednesday in a question-and-answer session that followed a keynote address by Cisco President and Chief Executive Officer John Chambers.

    09 May 02 12:07 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • 'Cute' Trojan horse attacks through e-mail

    A pair of antivirus companies is warning users to look out for an e-mail worm that could allow attackers to take over their machines and try to damage firewall and security programs.

    09 May 02 10:20 Written by Brian Sullivan
  • RequestDSL signs $1.8m maintenance contract

    Broadband telecommunications services company, RequestDSL has signed a $1.8 million support and maintenance contract for its network.

    09 May 02 09:31 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
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