• CEBIT - Visionics: Merge building, network security

    What if you could gain access to your company's building and its IT network through the same security system, using your face or a fingerprint to identify yourself both at the doorway and when logging in at your PC?
    For a simpler and more secure operation, network administrators should join forces with their corporate security departments to create a common identification system, according to a leading supplier of biometric security technology.

    15 March 02 08:01 Written by Rick Perera
  • New e-mail worm selects native language for recipients

    In what is believed to be the first of its kind, a new nondestructive computer worm has been found that apparently can e-mail itself out in either English or Japanese, depending on the native language of the recipient.

    15 March 02 08:00 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Vendors promise 3G handsets by year's end

    Though the term 3G (third-generation) wasn't quite the buzz word at CeBIT this year that it was last year, a number of mobile-handset makers have said at the show they will have 3G handsets ready for the European mass market by the end of this year.

    15 March 02 08:00 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Deloitte, Ernst & Young, abandon Andersen talks

    Two Big Five accounting firms that were considering rescuing competitor Arthur Andersen LLP from drowning in Enron Corp.'s pool found the water to be too hot for their taste.

    15 March 02 08:00 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Sun expands workstation lineup

    Sun Microsystems added a new category to its workstation lineup Wednesday with the launch of the Sun Blade 2000, a high-end system for compute- and graphic-intensive environments.

    14 March 02 14:32 Written by Joris Evers and Ashlee Vance
  • HP/COMPAQ: ACCC gives merger the go-ahead

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Wednesday announced it will not intervene with the proposed merger of Hewlett-Packard and Compaq.

    14 March 02 13:36 Written by Natalie Hambly
  • HP/COMPAQ: Putnam will vote in favour of merger

    Hewlett-Packard received another vote of confidence Wednesday in its bid to acquire Compaq, with a large institutional shareholder saying that it will back the deal.

    14 March 02 13:01 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Web exposes data on CIA networks

    A London-based Internet security and risk consulting firm last week published the results of a two day study that highlights in surprising detail the CIA's primary points of presence on the public Internet.

    14 March 02 11:22 Written by Dan Verton
  • CIOs focus on short-term projects

    Experimenting with new technologies is not for the current tough economic climate, according to a survey of CIOs in Australia who remain "guarded" about purchasing plans for the year.

    14 March 02 11:20 Written by Helen Han
  • Intel, AMD don gloves again

    Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), widely recognized as the two leading heavyweights in the microprocessor market, went another round this week as both chip makers rolled out new products ultimately designed to lure customers over to their individual processor platforms.

    14 March 02 11:05 Written by Dan Neel
  • Quantum flirts with disk storage

    When is a disk drive not a disk drive? Well, according to Quantum, when it's a tape library. The storage vendor is preparing to release a 3-terabyte disk-based device that emulates a tape library.

    14 March 02 10:30 Written by Richard Noone
  • Microsoft to offer EC antitrust concessions

    As a child I always wanted to be a special detective or special agent. I've always been enamoured with all the cool gadgets television, movie, and comic-strip detectives had. As I grew older I was taken with Bond, James Bond, as he had the gadgets and the girls.

    14 March 02 09:00 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • CEBIT - HP, DoCoMo, Philips to demo mobile streaming media

    Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and NTT DoCoMo Inc. plan to show off the first results of their partnership for streaming media on next-generation mobile phones next month, an HP executive said here Tuesday. Separately, Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV also announced a mobile streaming media product.

    14 March 02 08:56 Written by Joris Evers
  • Informative acquires CRM vendor Recipio

    Informative Inc., a customer feedback solution company, announced plans Wednesday to acquire customer dialogue interpretation vendor Recipio and fold its technology into a new suite of products.

    14 March 02 08:53 Written by Heather Harreld
  • Lucent, Nortel make deals overseas

    Lucent Technologies Inc. and Nortel Networks Corp. both announced overseas contracts this week.

    14 March 02 08:47 Written by Terri Gimpelson
  • 3Com bolsters routing switch lineup

    3Com Corp. on Wednesday brought to the core of enterprise LANs a networking model that startups have been touting for large-scale carrier backbone routing.

    14 March 02 08:30 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • SAP to support .Net tools

    Business-software maker SAP AG will support Microsoft Corp.'s .Net platform in its product line, as a further step in its move toward open standards, the Walldorf, Germany-based company announced here Wednesday.

    14 March 02 08:30 Written by Rick Perera
  • PeopleSoft unveils mobile CRM solutions

    PeopleSoft Inc. on Wednesday rolled out the newest version of its CRM solutions featuring a new mobile architecture designed to give users disconnected access with a smaller footprint on a mobile device.

    14 March 02 08:24 Written by Heather Harreld
  • IBM sparks portal with 23 new partnerships

    IBM this week plans to announce 23 new partner vendors to its program designed to deliver a diverse set of capabilities into its WebSphere Portal Server.

    14 March 02 08:19 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • 7 Essentials for a Successful Cloud-first Transformation

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