• Sun ups low-end UltraSparc processors for Sun Blades

    Sun Microsystems Inc. is phasing out its 900MHz Sun Blade 2000 high-end workstation with a faster-processor model, but the upgrade will not affect the Unix machine's entry-level price, the company said Tuesday.

    23 Oct. 02 08:15 Written by Tom Krazit
  • XML support in Office beta is suite's .Net initiation

    Microsoft Corp. Tuesday shipped the first beta for Office 11 with a feature set geared toward corporate computing but one that may spur competition and open a new set of integration options for corporate users.

    23 Oct. 02 08:15 Written by John Fontana
  • PeopleSoft, IBM announce partnership

    PeopleSoft Inc. unveiled a slew of new human resource-related announcements Tuesday including a partnership with IBM Corp. to provide the PeopleSoft Human Capital Management Solution for IBM's Dynamic Workplaces initiative.

    23 Oct. 02 08:15 Written by Heather Harreld
  • IBM outlines storage strategy

    In a move uncharacteristic for IBM Corp., the company's storage division today shared details of current research projects they hope to productize in the upcoming years.

    23 Oct. 02 08:15 Written by Scott Tyler Shafer
  • Ford inks three-year, multimillion dollar deal with ISS

    Ford Motor Co. has awarded security provider Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISS) a three-year, multimillion-dollar contract to protect the automaker's entire global IT infrastructure.

    23 Oct. 02 08:15 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • Siebel pushes simplification and cost-savings

    Trying to rebound in a sinking market, customer relationship management software giant Siebel Systems Inc. is looking to keep its installed base happy by slashing integration and installation costs and simplifying its feature-rich software for its end users.

    23 Oct. 02 08:15 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • CEOs call for more IT cooperation at Tokyo summit

    Business leaders from major Japanese and U.S. information technology companies ended a three-day conference in Tokyo on Tuesday with a pledge to work more closely together to help bring about a turnaround in the economic situation in both countries.

    23 Oct. 02 08:15 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Windows XP Embedded gets first set of fixes

    Microsoft Corp. released its first set of software updates to its Windows XP Embedded operating system, it announced Tuesday at its Windows Embedded DevCon conference in Las Vegas.

    23 Oct. 02 08:14 Written by Tom Krazit
  • IBM launches new PowerPC embedded processor

    IBM Corp. will in November begin mass production of an embedded PowerPC chip, the PowerPC 405EP, designed for WLAN (wireless LAN) access points and other networking applications including DSL (digital subscriber line) routers and cable modems, the company announced Tuesday.

    23 Oct. 02 08:14 Written by Laura Rohde
  • HP, Nokia link on remote asset management

    Nokia Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. have joined forces to create a product package for remote asset management over wireless links, the companies said Tuesday.

    23 Oct. 02 08:14 Written by Joris Evers
  • Atreus pushes provisioning software to corporations

    Atreus Systems Corp., which develops user management software for service providers, is stepping into the corporate world with software designed to make it easier for large organizations to automatically manage user identification and control user access to network resources.

    23 Oct. 02 08:13 Written by John Fontana
  • Vendors detail changing face of content management

    Several vendors here Tuesday said that CM (content management) is evolving to include a broader variety of data types and new functionality and, in so doing, is broadening the ways CM can be used to add value throughout the organization.

    23 Oct. 02 08:12 Written by Tom Sullivan
  • Network chips gear up for better security, services

    The Network Processors Conference West (NPC West) this week will showcase an array of new processors as chip vendors aim to help turn the concepts of tighter security and appealing carrier services into realities.

    22 Oct. 02 14:55 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Crystal Decision offers reporting on AIX

    Crystal Decisions Inc. will begin marketing its enterprise reporting solution on IBM Corp.'s Unix solution, the AIX 5l operating system with pSeries servers, under a new agreement announced Monday targeted toward small and midsize businesses.

    22 Oct. 02 14:53 Written by Heather Harreld
  • E-Speak creators launch Confluent

    The former leaders of Hewlett-Packard Co.'s e-Speak development team on Tuesday will launch a new company, Confluent, that aims to tackle the integration and management of Web services.

    22 Oct. 02 14:51 Written by Carolyn A. April
  • Quantum ships disk system disguised as tape

    In an effort to reduce management burdens for customers, Quantum Corp. has introduced a new disk-based storage system that appears to software as a tape library.

    22 Oct. 02 14:48 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Adobe ties documents to back-end apps

    Known primarily for its desktop publishing tools, Adobe Systems Inc. is branching out to the backend enterprise, seeking to extend document-based processes to core business applications.

    22 Oct. 02 14:27 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Legal noose tightens around spammers

    E-mail users' rights have advanced following antispammer Joey McNicol's court victory last week against a direct marketing company, but legal opinion differs as to how far.

    22 Oct. 02 14:00 Written by Steven Deare
  • Instant messaging finds its way to the enterprise

    Despite concerns over security, Instant Messaging (IM) is moving out of teenagers' bedrooms and into the enterprise at an increasingly rapid rate. Some analysts are predicting that instant messaging will surpass e-mail as a communication tool by 2005 and at least one is arguing it is the next "killer app" beyond e-mail.

    22 Oct. 02 10:02 Written by Darren Baguley
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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