With businesses, organizations, and government agencies exploiting interactive Web-based technology to deliver online services to employees, customers, and suppliers, Web servers have become the pivot point that connects authorized users to databases and internal network applications. Unfortunately, Web server architectures are exceedingly susceptible to security attacks, especially those Web server architectures that are built on universal OSes.
Olivier Rafal of Le Monde Informatique magazine spoke to Marc Dupaquier, vice president worldwide of IBM Corp. Software Group, Data Management Sales, about the company's announcement that it plans to acquire Informix Corp.
ViewCast Corp. says next week it will begin offering a streaming media capture and delivery service for small businesses. The company demonstrated its EZStream service for the first time here at the National Association of Broadcasters conference.
My apologies to John Griffin, but after reading Linus Torvalds's autobiography Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary, I feel that a better title for the book might be Dweeb Like Me. Not that being a dweeb, a geek, or a nerd is a prerequisite to enjoying it, but if you are dweeb, this book is for you.
French telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel SA said on Thursday it will restructure the company in light of its sluggish first quarter financial report and expectations of slower sales in the telecommunication sector for the year.
NEC reported full-year results Thursday that were broadly in line with analysts' expectations, and at the same time moved to stem growing losses in the semiconductor sector by effectively withdrawing from memory chip, notebook display panel and laser printer production.
The European Commission denied Thursday that it is split on the question of whether to allow network sharing on the beleaguered 3G (third generation) mobile phone networks due to open up in June of next year.
NTT DoCoMo President Keiji Tachikawa lashed out on Thursday at suggestions that the third generation (3G) "introductory service" the company plans to launch on May 30 was anything but the world's first commercial 3G service, maintaining it isn't a "fake" and blaming software bugs for the delay to October 1 of a full service launch.
Ericsson, Nokia and Motorola on Thursday announced the creation of the Wireless Village initiative, a joint project established to define and promote a set of universal specifications for mobile instant messaging and presence services.
WorldCom on Thursday reported that its first-quarter revenue grew 12 percent to US$9.7 billion while its earnings also matched lowered expectations. Revenue was up from $9.6 billion in the same quarter last year, the company said during a morning conference call.
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