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  • Unified Modeling Language upgrade proceeds

    The UML (Unified Modeling Language) standard would be fitted with a modeling library for implementing tools, under a plan to be submitted to the Object Management Group on Wednesday.

    27 June 02 07:38 Written by Paul Krill
  • Asia views the Quantum convergence

    Snap servers and Superloaders meet in the mid-tier enterprise as Quantum Corp. amalgamates its network attached storage (NAS) and tape businesses to tap on this potentially lucrative market.

    27 June 02 07:32 Written by Tan Ee Sze
  • Preparing for split, Palm names new hardware CEO

    In a widely anticipated move, Palm Inc. named a new chief executive officer (CEO) for its hardware business Tuesday after releasing 2002 fiscal fourth-quarter results that were in line with expectations.

    27 June 02 07:31 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Web, IT professionals unconcerned with law

    Web site proprietors don't recognize the legal risks they are taking, says consultant and New Zealand Computer Society (NZCS) fellow Ian Mitchell.

    27 June 02 07:29 Written by Stephen Bell
  • Congressman takes aim at P-to-P piracy

    U.S. Representative Howard L. Berman said Tuesday that he is taking aim at the "unbridled" piracy taking place over decentralized peer-to-peer (P-to-P) file sharing networks, by introducing legislation that would allow copyright holders to employ a variety of technological tools to prevent illegal trading.

    27 June 02 07:23 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • EasyLink teams with SPS Commerce

    EasyLink Services has partnered with SPS Commerce Inc. in a deal announced Wednesday designed to encompass small and medium-size businesses in EasyLink's Web-based EDI (electronic data interchange) service offering.

    27 June 02 07:21 Written by Heather Harreld
  • PalmSource adds Java Virtual Machine to Palm OS

    Users of handheld devices and PDAs (personal digital assistants) that run PalmSource's PalmOS will soon be able to access a variety of Java-based applications through PalmSource's partnership with Insignia Solutions, the companies said Wednesday at TECHXNY in New York.

    27 June 02 07:14 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Messaging tools get tough on spam

    With unwanted e-mail messages continuing to flood corporate messaging systems, vendors are stepping up efforts to thwart spam from a variety of fronts.

    27 June 02 07:09 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • 3G reaches 10 million users already

    Third-generation (3G) wireless networks are already a reality to more than 10 million users worldwide, and the figure is set to grow by more than 1 million subscribers per month, said Perry LaForge, executive director, CDMA Development Group (CDG), at this year's 3G World Congress held in Hong Kong.

    26 June 02 15:32 Written by Roland Lim
  • All-IP networks way of the future, says Nokia

    Multilayered services are the name of the next telecommunications game, says Nokia Corp., and they rely on something Telecom New Zealand Ltd. has already begun to implement -- the all-IP (Internet Protocol) network.

    26 June 02 13:14 Written by Paul Brislen
  • Iomega takes NAS to small business

    Iomega is hoping to build on its storage heritage, launching seven new network-attached storage (NAS) products aimed at the SMB market.

    26 June 02 11:21 Written by Georgina Swan
  • Agencies get thumbs down in job hunting stakes

    IT professionals' strong distrust of and dissatisfaction with recruitment agencies is at crisis point with an overwhelming number more than happy to bypass them, preferring a direct approach.
    But there are few options.

    26 June 02 11:09 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Few companies embrace laptop security

    Up to 50 per cent of companies in Australia's information technology and telecommunications (IT&T) sector have no IT security policy covering mobile computer devices such as laptops.

    26 June 02 10:55 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • Java advocates ponder the road ahead

    The biggest challenge facing Java is a marketing one, agreed panelists pondering the issue of "Supercharging Java with Web Services" at a Web Services Edge keynote here Tuesday. The Web Services Edge conference is being held alongside TechXNY/PC Expo this week at New York's Javits Convention Center.

    26 June 02 09:48 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Que sera, Cereva

    Storage startup Cereva Networks Inc. folded Monday after taking over US$160 million in funding and failing to release a product.

    26 June 02 09:29 Written by Deni Connor
  • HP executive hints at middleware divestiture

    A senior Hewlett-Packard (HP) executive hinted Tuesday that HP may sell its middleware business and said an announcement should come soon.

    26 June 02 08:11 Written by Joris Evers
  • Net giants label their content to protect kids

    Internet powerhouses America Online, Microsoft's Microsoft Network (MSN) and Yahoo have labelled a majority of the content on their sites as part of a new Internet filtering initiative meant to protect children online, the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA) said Tuesday.

    26 June 02 08:06 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Gartner: Cisco users act now to dodge service fee hike

    Users of some older Cisco Systems gear should act quickly to extend their service contracts or face paying higher bills after the vendor restructures its maintenance pricing on July 1, Gartner says.

    26 June 02 08:05 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • Deutsche Telekom wins KPNQwest customers

    Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) has signed contracts to provide data communication services to several former customers of KPNQwest NV, as the bankrupt Dutch-American IP carrier struggles to keep its network running.

    26 June 02 08:05 Written by John Blau
  • Where is management when you need them?

    Lack of management support and the current economic climate is escalating a problem that has IT professionals in a pincer-like grip. As average employee knowledge increases and tools become smarter, network attacks, by disgruntled employees, spiral.

    26 June 02 08:01 Written by Siobhan Chapman
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