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  • PolarSat buys broadband assets of NSI Global

    Former employees of NSI Global's broadband division bought their previous employer's assets to form satellite communications equipment company PolarSat, it was announced on Wednesday.

    26 Feb. 03 15:14 Written by Rebecca Reid
  • Nokia phones vulnerable to DoS attack

    A vulnerability in the software used by Nokia Corp.'s 6210 model cellular telephone could make those phones vulnerable to a denial of service (DoS) attack, similar to the types of attacks that are commonly launched against computer networks.

    26 Feb. 03 15:10 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Cisco delivers content caching boxes

    Cisco Systems Inc. this week released a bevy of content delivery and caching gear aimed at helping businesses speed up delivery and gain better management of corporate data.

    26 Feb. 03 14:20 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • Tarantella signs pact with CodeWeavers

    Hoping to cash in on the growing interest among users wanting to run Windows applications from Linux-based desktops, Tarantella Inc. on Tuesday announced a technology partnership with CodeWeavers Inc.

    26 Feb. 03 11:40 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Microsoft rolls out XP integration tool

    Hoping to speed the integration of Windows XP into corporate environments, Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday will announce updates to a set of tools that helps administrators reduce the time it takes to deploy the operating system by streamlining the process for application compatibility testing.

    26 Feb. 03 11:00 Written by Ed Scannell
  • HP earnings dip for Q1 of 2003

    Hewlett-Packard Co. Tuesday reported revenue of US$17.9 billion for its first quarter of fiscal 2003, down 1 percent from US$18 billion in revenue in the prior quarter. In its announcement today, HP said that IT spending in the U.S. and Japan continues to lag, although Europe and the Asia-Pacific region posted revenue gains.

    26 Feb. 03 10:57 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Overture to buy FAST Web search unit

    One week after announcing its intention to buy Web search mainstay AltaVista Co., Overture Services Inc. is buying the Web search unit of Fast Search & Transfer ASA (FAST) of Oslo for US$70 million in cash.

    26 Feb. 03 08:33 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Storage startup acquires Linux provisioning software

    Storage startup Mountain View Data Inc. Tuesday announced that it has acquired server provisioning software from TurboLinux Inc., a Linux company focused on the Asia Pacific region.

    26 Feb. 03 08:31 Written by Deni Connor
  • Insourcing/outsourcing debate driven by cost, agility

    Cost pressures and the need for increased business agility are leading a growing number of US companies to shift more of their IT work offshore, according to panelists who discussed sourcing issues at Computerworld US's Premier 100 conference on Monday.

    26 Feb. 03 08:29 Written by Thomas Hoffman
  • Wi-Fi Alliance to certify 802.11g WLANs this summer

    The Wi-Fi Alliance plans to start interoperability and certification testing this (northern) summer of new wireless LAN products based on the still-evolving 802.11g standard, which offers 54M bit/sec. data in the 2.4-GHz band. That compares to 11M bit/sec. throughput for WLAN products that operate in the same unlicensed frequency band and use the better-known 802.11b.

    26 Feb. 03 08:27 Written by Bob Brewin
  • Web services make customer connection

    Web services promise to be the technological equivalent of being in the right place at the right time with just the right information at your fingertips. And some say the impact promises to hit the IT world like a tidal wave.

    26 Feb. 03 08:26 Written by Ellen Fanning
  • IM faces identity crisis, Microsoft executive says

    Like much of the group that made it popular, IM (instant messaging) is a high-potential teenager going through an identity crisis, according to Microsoft Corp. Product Unit Manager David Gurle.

    26 Feb. 03 08:24 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • EDS ends talks in multibillion dollar contract

    Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) kicked off its annual meeting with financial analysts Tuesday with bad news: Final negotiations have collapsed over an outsourcing contract estimated at billions of dollars with French company Alstom.

    26 Feb. 03 08:20 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • IDC: Worst may be over for IT cutbacks

    A strong majority of companies surveyed for a recent IDC study expect to maintain or increase their IT spending in 2003, but those plans are tightly tied to worldwide economic stability, according to the research firm.

    26 Feb. 03 08:18 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Changes to HP certification are in the mail

    People accredited with Hewlett-Packard training will learn the status of their certification within the next two to fours weeks following an overhaul of the company's accreditation process earlier in the month.

    26 Feb. 03 08:16 Written by Howard Dahdah
  • Syngenta sees success in modular CRM

    Australian biotechnology and crop management company Syngenta has implemented a modular customer relationship management system to consolidate its business processes and help automate the company's highly distributed sales arm.

    26 Feb. 03 08:15 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • IT managers must take control of instant messaging

    As an IT manager, you like to think you run a tight ship. Antivirus updates come often, unsanctioned software downloads are forbidden and spam filtering is your number-one pastime. Then imagine your surprise to discover one day that 40 percent of your corporate users are doing business over consumer instant messaging (IM) products you had no idea were on their machines.

    26 Feb. 03 08:14 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Oracle, IBM push for Linux certification

    IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp. have both launched efforts to get the Linux operating system a security certification required by the U.S. Department of Defense, so that Linux vendors aren't cut off from the huge defense IT market.

    26 Feb. 03 08:12 Written by Grant Gross
  • Sun tries to change software game with Orion

    Sun Microsystems Inc. has laid out details of a new program called project Orion that will see the company ship all of its key software products packaged with the Solaris operating system in synchronized quarterly releases.

    26 Feb. 03 08:11 Written by Ashlee Vance
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