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  • Microsoft deepens links to Groove

    Microsoft and Groove Networks took their relationship a step closer on Monday with the announcement that the companies plan to integrate Groove Workspace with Microsoft SharePoint Team Services. The goal of the effort is to improve information sharing among project teams that traverse corporate boundaries, according to Microsoft officials.

    23 July 02 08:05 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Intel creates CAD group under Web3D Consortium

    The Web3D Consortium now has another advocate in Intel Corp., which has created the organization's CAD (computer-aided design) 3-D Working Group to help develop standards for 3-D Web graphics used in CAD applications, it said Tuesday at SIGGRAPH in San Antonio.

    23 July 02 07:59 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Oracle software takeup slow in Oz

    Oracle received a tepid reaction to its new collaboration software product as local enterprises are wary of spending up on IT initiatives.

    23 July 02 07:58 Written by John Cox
  • Open-source .NET inches closer to fruition

    The open source effort to create a freely-available version of Microsoft Corp.'s .NET development environment is set to take a leap forward Wednesday, when developers from the effort known as the Mono Project detail its latest accomplishments at a conference dedicated to open source software.

    23 July 02 07:52 Written by Matt Berger
  • HP readies multiprocessor blades

    Hewlett-Packard is readying its next set of blades for the second tier of the Internet infrastructure. The blades will operate as effective replacements for compact, 1U (1.75-inch) high servers.

    23 July 02 07:52 Written by Deni Connor
  • Hole in PHP could give attacker server control

    A security hole in the PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) scripting language used on many Web servers could allow an attacker to execute code on affected systems or even take control of them, according to a security alert released Monday by The PHP Group.

    23 July 02 07:52 Written by Sam Costello
  • WorldCom Australia: 'Business as usual'

    WorldCom Australia has stressed that services to its local customers will not be affected after the decision by its parent company to file for bankruptcy protection in a US court overnight.

    23 July 02 07:49 Written by Howard Dahdah
  • IBM adds self-healing features to DB2 upgrade

    IBM on Monday unwrapped what it characterized as a major upgrade to its DB2 database, adding self-management and self-tuning features designed to help customers reduce the cost of maintaining the product.

    23 July 02 07:43 Written by James Niccolai
  • Twin-head HDD designed to keep out hackers

    Hackers will be unable to attack Web sites protected by a new security system unless they can change the laws of physics, according to Naoto Takano, chief executive officer of Scarabs Corp., a Japanese venture in Chiba Prefecture.

    23 July 02 07:43 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • BEA moves toward Web services interoperability

    BEA Systems announced support on Monday for a new Java specification that should allow for greater interoperability among Web services applications, regardless of which vendor's software is used to build and deploy them.

    23 July 02 07:43 Written by James Niccolai
  • IBM and E.piphany join forces for CRM

    IBM and E.piphany are expected to announce Monday a new agreement to integrate E.piphany's CRM (customer relationship management) solutions with IBM's e-business middleware, hardware, and services.

    23 July 02 07:42 Written by Heather Harreld
  • Battling controversies, EDS readies Q2 report


    MIAMI (07/22/2002) - Electronic Data Systems Corp.'s quarterly financial report Wednesday is highly anticipated because the company has grappled recently with various controversies that have bruised its image and its stock price.

    23 July 02 07:41 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • WorldCom appoints directors to oversee investigation

    WorldCom Inc. has hired two new members to its board of directors. They will join a special investigative committee looking into the company's accounting practices, WorldCom said in a statement Sunday, the day on which it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

    23 July 02 07:36 Written by Gillian Law
  • Tools target app speed

    As Web-based applications proliferate and gain mission-critical status, a clutch of companies are vying to provide new types of tools that better monitor and manage application performance across a distributed infrastructure.

    23 July 02 07:36 Written by Carolyn A. April and Brian Fonseca
  • Microsoft embeds HailStorm into .Net

    Contrary to reports that Microsoft has abandoned its HailStorm technology, company officials have revealed plans to embed components of the XML schema and data-access technology throughout its .Net application, server, and client stack.

    23 July 02 07:34 Written by Paul Krill and Mark Jones
  • IBM to offer Web hosting for SAP, WebSphere

    IBM has expanded its Web hosting service to include SAP AG, Siebel Systems Inc. and its own WebSphere Commerce applications, it said in a statement Monday.

    23 July 02 07:34 Written by Gillian Law
  • AOLTW giant struggles to avoid hard fall

    AOL Time Warner Inc. (AOLTW) just can't seem to get a break. On top of an advertising slump, a plummeting stock price, an executive shakeup and reported financial shenanigans, arch rival Microsoft Corp. is planning an all-out assault in one of the company's key markets.

    23 July 02 07:27 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • VeriSign hit with second unfair practices suit

    Leading domain name registrar VeriSign Inc. was hit with a second lawsuit Friday alleging that the company has engaged in unfair marketing practices in an attempt to snag its rivals' customers.

    23 July 02 07:13 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Dell promotes Johnson, names new appointments

    Dell has announced two new management positions and three executive appointments at its Sydney head office for its Australian and New Zealand operations.

    22 July 02 15:49 Written by Staff Writers
  • Galloway takes executive post at Spherion

    The Spherion Group has appointed Andrea Galloway as president and group managing director for its Asia-Pacific operation, responsible for overseeing operations across 50 offices and for revenue of more than $300 million.

    22 July 02 15:42 Written by Staff Writers
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