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  • Buying IT security just got harder

    IT security purchasing decisions are emerging as a complex process in 2003 with auditors, insurers, lawyers and risk managers all being thrown into the mix as liability fears and legislation drive the enterprise agenda.

    31 Jan. 03 09:57 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Telemarketers sue to stop national do-not-call list

    Telemarketers Wednesday filed two separate lawsuits against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to try and stop a regulation that would restrict their calls to consumers.

    31 Jan. 03 09:30 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • WS-I publishes draft guidance documentation

    The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), a year-old industry group that offers application development guidance, released Thursday draft versions of a series of documents intended to describe the design and deployment of a sample, standards-compliant Web services application.

    31 Jan. 03 09:07 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Analysis: Microsoft gets by with .Net 'tweaks' in EU

    The agreement Thursday between European data protection officials and Microsoft to alter the .Net Passport service and better protect users' personal data is more show than substance, according to privacy experts and analysts familiar with the terms of the agreement.

    31 Jan. 03 08:37 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Analysis: AOLTW's post-merger depression lingers on

    News Wednesday that AOL Time Warner (AOLTW) was not only reporting a nearly US$100 billion loss for 2002, but also the departure of another top executive, has stirred what was already considerable speculation over both the company's past and future.

    31 Jan. 03 08:30 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Expert weighs code release after Slammer

    Saturday's Slammer worm was based on sample code published to help explain the threat posed by the security vulnerability that Slammer exploited, according to David Litchfield, the security expert who discovered the vulnerability.

    31 Jan. 03 08:27 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Microsoft agrees to EU .Net changes

    European data protection officials said Thursday they have made Microsoft agree to make "substantial changes" to its .Net Passport, to bring it into line with European Union laws.

    31 Jan. 03 08:22 Written by Paul Meller
  • Microsoft agrees to EU .Net changes

    European data protection officials said Thursday they have made Microsoft agree to make "substantial changes" to its .Net Passport, to bring it into line with European Union laws.

    31 Jan. 03 08:22 Written by Paul Meller
  • The 64-bit PC is coming, but when?

    Consumers will get their hands on 64-bit computers -- that much is certain. The only question is when.

    31 Jan. 03 08:18 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Sun forms Functional partnership on Linux

    Reiterating its committment to Australia's Linux community, Sun Microsystems has ported one local ISV's system management software with its low-cost Linux-compatible server LX50, aiming to make system management more affordable for the enterprise.

    31 Jan. 03 08:04 Written by Helen Han
  • SAP net profit up 49 percent on lower revenue

    SAP AG used its fourth-quarter financial news conference to make some bold claims, and those relating to CRM (customer relationship management) software are almost certain to raise some eyebrows at Siebel Systems Inc., SAP's main rival on the CRM front.

    31 Jan. 03 07:51 Written by John Blau
  • LOTUSPHERE - IT leaders find answers to problems

    Among the 5,000 attendees from around the world at this week's IBM Lotusphere 2003 conference were IT leaders from six different user companies on separate but similar missions: to turn up answers to questions about improving their Lotus Notes and Domino operations.

    31 Jan. 03 07:49 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Getronics debt struggles worry customers

    Getronics NV, one of Europe's largest IT services companies, is worrying existing customers and losing out on new deals as it tries to restructure its finances.

    31 Jan. 03 07:26 Written by Joris Evers
  • Analysis: For Linux, it's only begun

    Earlier this month, in a small, unassuming town located about two hours east of Toronto, something happened that would've seemed unthinkable only a few years ago. The world's foremost Unix supporter and the loudest, most vocal opponent of just about everything else opened up a training center.

    31 Jan. 03 07:21 Written by Michael MacMillan
  • Consultant secures global authentication

    Ernst & Young has undertaken a global upgrade of its user authentication infrastructure rolling out new network access services to 110,000 employees.

    30 Jan. 03 13:09 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Telstra signs $83m upgrade deal

    Telstra has awarded an $83 million contract for the upgrade of its Cable Plant Records (CPR) system to Australian engineering company Transfield Services.

    30 Jan. 03 13:08 Written by Staff Writers
  • Sun, MS officials face off in Java vs. .Net debate

    Officials from Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. debated the merits of their companies' respective Web services development platforms Wednesday, with a Microsoft executive taking a more combative stance than his Sun counterpart in pitting .Net against Java.

    30 Jan. 03 11:21 Written by Paul Krill
  • Sun, MS officials face off in Java vs. .Net debate

    Officials from Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. debated the merits of their companies' respective Web services development platforms Wednesday, with a Microsoft executive taking a more combative stance than his Sun counterpart in pitting .Net against Java.

    30 Jan. 03 11:18 Written by Paul Krill
  • AOL Time Warner reports US$44.9 billion loss for Q4

    AOL Time Warner Inc. (AOLTW) reported a fourth-quarter loss Wednesday that included a whopping US$44.5 billion noncash charge due largely to the diminishing value of its AOL Internet unit, and announced that Ted Turner would be stepping down as vice chairman.

    30 Jan. 03 10:51 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Web hides as much as it reveals

    Users, overwhelmed but feeling underfed by the information flow from Internet search engines still miss the weight of data on the "invisible Web", according to those in the know.

    30 Jan. 03 09:13 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
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