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  • USi guarantees application security

    Application service provider USinternetworking on Wednesday took aim at businesses still reluctant to use ASPs because of security concerns by expanding its service-level agreements to guarantee that applications and data hosted by the company would be secure.

    02 May 02 14:13 Written by Jennifer Mears
  • Storage Performance Council rolls out benchmark

    THE SPC (Storage Performance Council) on Wednesday rolled out some of the first vendor results from its SPC Benchmark 1 (SPC-1), a newly defined metric for determining the performance of storage sub-systems.

    02 May 02 14:11 Written by Dan Neel
  • Panel: Broadband users won't be boxed in

    Concentrating on a "one-stop" broadband solution for businesses has hindered the uptake of the high-speed service in Australia, industry leaders say.

    02 May 02 12:16 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • HP/COMPAQ: Vote tally is official; deal set to close

    Hewlett-Packard announced the official shareholder vote totals Wednesday for its acquisition of Compaq Computer, reaching one of the final milestones in the troubled deal and clearing the way for the merged company to officially launch next week.

    02 May 02 10:42 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Vigilance offers tailored supply chain management tools

    Supply-chain software developer Vigilance is releasing Wednesday three packaged versions of its event-management software, intended to offer customers tools that can be implemented rapidly.

    02 May 02 08:30 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Gartner: MS licensing could push users to StarOffice

    End user unrest over Microsoft's enterprise licensing plan may prompt some companies to move from Microsoft Office suite to rival Sun Microsystems's personal productivity suite, StarOffice, predicts Gartner.

    02 May 02 08:26 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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