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  • OpenOffice 1.0 available for free download

    A free version of Sun Microsystems's StarOffice business productivity suite is now available for download from OpenOffice.org, an open-source developer community sponsored by Sun.

    02 May 02 08:22 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Sun earns certification for Trusted Solaris 8

    A security-hardened version of the Sun Microsystems Solaris 8 operating system has achieved the international 'Common Criteria' certification after successfully passing a year of vigorous lab tests at Logica PLC, a U.K. lab.v

    02 May 02 08:20 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • Grand Central, Lante partner on Web services

    Lante and Grand Central Communications will provide vertically oriented Web services applications via Grand Central's Web Services Network, the companies announced on Wednesday.

    02 May 02 08:18 Written by Paul Krill and Brian Fonseca
  • Study: Kazaa use rockets as Morpheus dives

    The size of Kazaa's peer-to-peer (P-to-P) file sharing network ballooned by nearly 70 per cent over the last two months, while rival file-swapping system Morpheus, which has recently undergone a platform change, has experienced a precipitous decline, Redshift Research reported Wednesday.

    02 May 02 08:14 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Cisco to acquire Hammerhead, Navarro

    To bolster its IP and Ethernet aggregation offerings, Cisco Systems on Wednesday announced definitive agreements to acquire privately-held Hammerhead Networks Inc. of Billerica, Mass., and Navarro Networks Inc. of Plano, Texas, for a combined stock value of $258 million.

    02 May 02 08:12 Written by Jim Duffy
  • SAP wins ban on German Siebel ads

    Microsoft's ongoing crusade to establish a firm foothold in the enterprise got a little more traction recently from a benchmark test conducted by Accenture that show Windows .Net servers compared favourably with Unix-based servers running mission-critical applications.

    02 May 02 08:07 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Windows .Net servers hold their own against Unix

    Microsoft's ongoing crusade to establish a firm foothold in the enterprise got a little more traction recently from a benchmark test conducted by Accenture that show Windows .Net servers compared favourably with Unix-based servers running mission-critical applications.

    02 May 02 08:07 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Response Networks targets service-level management

    Response Networks this week announced the availability of Pulsar xSP 1.5, its new service-level management tool designed to spot potential SLA (service-level agreement) violations and monitor all SLA activity by client and service policy through a Web-based portal.

    02 May 02 08:05 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • Google to be search engine for all AOL brands

    Google and AOL Time Warner subsidiary, America Online (AOL), have agreed to begin offering Google's search engine over all of AOL's Internet companies, the companies announced Wednesday.

    02 May 02 08:03 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Sun's Zander to retire

    Sun Microsystems Wednesday announced that Ed Zander, president and chief operating officer, will retire from full-time duties with the company, effective July 1, right after the end of the company's fiscal year.

    02 May 02 08:00 Written by Scarlet Pruitt and Marc Ferranti
  • BEA, RIM bring Web services to BlackBerry device

    BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) and BEA Systems are working on a development tool to help programmers create software and Web services for BlackBerry wireless devices, the companies announced Wednesday.

    02 May 02 07:58 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Wireless LAN providers team to offer roaming

    Several wireless LAN (WLAN) service providers and hardware vendors have established an industry association to facilitate WLAN roaming.

    02 May 02 07:57 Written by Joris Evers
  • Registration brisk for .us domain

    Ariba has unveiled plans to Web service enable its core Ariba Buyer application in addition to announcing a number of customer and partner wins for its Spend Management suite of applications.

    02 May 02 07:54 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Ariba builds Web services momentum

    Ariba has unveiled plans to Web service enable its core Ariba Buyer application in addition to announcing a number of customer and partner wins for its Spend Management suite of applications.

    02 May 02 07:54 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Nortel boosts IP telephony platform

    Nortel Networks on Tuesday introduced a set of software enhancements and an add-on application that extends its IP (Internet Protocol) telephony platform to include support for wireless VoIP (Voice over IP).

    02 May 02 07:52 Written by Scott Tyler Shafer
  • Key Sun Linux executive departs as drain continues

    One of the key executives driving Sun Microsystems's nascent Linux strategy left the company last week, adding to a long list of top employees who have recently decided to depart from Sun.

    02 May 02 07:39 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • MS/DOJ - Judge might not admit licensing evidence

    The states suing Microsoft may not be able to use evidence that they say shows that Microsoft is forcing PC vendors into unfair Windows licensing terms, during the company's remedy trial currently under way.

    02 May 02 07:39 Written by Cara Garretson
  • Telstra to resell Iridium services

    Iridium Satellite has signed a multi-year service partner agreement with Telstra to market and sell Iridium services.

    01 May 02 15:25 Written by Staff Writers
  • 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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