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  • Bridge points to a new security offering

    Fresh from scoring a lucrative contract with debutante domestic airline carrier Virgin Blue, Bridge Point Communications has announced the addition of a new security vendor to its product books.

  • Mirapoint Adds Wireless Support

    Mirapoint Inc. has started shipping what it claims is the first messaging server appliance to support the Wireless Access Protocol (WAP).

  • IS Survival Guide: Words for the Wise

    TRANSLATION: I can't support this with any logic, and I sure don't want you to question it.

  • Bracing for the Boom

    Wireless Web technology appears to be catching on, at least on Wall Street if not yet in the rest of the business world. The Global Markets Division of The Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, for example, implemented Global Market Pro, developed by wireless application service provider in San Jose.

  • Unions Have a Role in Today's New Economy

    Unions in the New Economy? The idea isn't as far-fetched as some would believe. White-collar workers already comprise the single largest group of union members (46.2%), and unions now represent 22% of all employed professionals. Who would have thought a year ago that doctors in the U.S. would see unionization as possibly being in the future for their profession? And not only did the 17,000 highly skilled Boeing Co. engineers in Seattle affiliate with an AFL-CIO union, but they also won raises and union security earlier this year after a 48-day strike that shocked everyone.

  • Applying the Two-Man Rule to Network Security

    The U.S. military does not trust a single man to launch a nuclear missile. There is a process, and as we saw in the Denzel Washington submarine thriller "Crimson Tide," communications are essential to proper decision making. It takes a concurrence among several people to ensure that the order to launch the nuke is authentic. In the silo, two soldiers each have to turn a key at the same time to get the launch sequence going. The keys are physically separated so no one person can create nuclear chaos. This "two-man rule" is also applicable to network security.

  • Watching Wireless

    Last week, I watched a hapless marketing executive struggle through a keynote speech that relied on a series of demonstrations of new wireless gadgets and technologies. While thousands of techies looked on hopefully, the poor guy proved my new theory that the scope of a demo failure is directly proportional to the size of the audience. And it was one huge crowd.

  • Searching with Mr. X

    How often do you use search engines? Most of you will do so at least once per day, and some will be lucky enough to do so perhaps dozens of times before morning coffee.

  • BizBuyer CTO Brings Order to Online Upstart

    Early last summer when Ed Godycki stepped into the CTO role at Santa Monica, Calif.-based Inc., he found a company in the throes of what he calls "pandemonium growth mode."

  • ENEL Close to Infostrada Purchase

    ROME (10/09/2000) - Italian electricity utility ENEL SpA is close to signing a deal with Vodafone PLC of the U.K. for the purchase of the Italian fixed line telecommunications operator Infostrada SpA, industry sources and published reports said today.

  • Red Hat Linux to Run Across IBM's New eServer Line

    Red Hat and IBM demonstrated their continued interest in driving Linux toward the enterprise with a Monday announcement that Red Hat Linux will run on all of Big Blue's new eServer line of enterprise servers and with all of its Linux-enabled software.

  • Powerlan powers on with Government contract

    After a rash of acquisitions, Powerlan has confirmed its ability to integrate its various purchases into a money making venture by securing a contract with the Office of the Protective Commissioner (OPC) worth around $1 million.

  • EU Says Yes to DVD Manufacturers' Patent Pool

    BRUSSELS (10/09/2000) - The European Commission has approved an agreement by some of the developers of DVD (digital versatile disc) technology to pool their patents, it said Monday.

  • Deleting E-mail Illegal Warns Archive Director

    Federal government agencies have been warned that, for them, deleting e-mail is illegal. E-mail should be treated the same as paper records under the Archives Act of 1983.

  • Novell, Akamai Team to Speed Web Content Delivery

    LONDON (10/09/2000) - Novell Inc. and Akamai Technologies Inc. announced Monday that they will collaborate to increase the speed of delivery of Internet content to their joint customers.

  • Lifted Sanctions Good News for Euro IT Vendors

    The end of European Union sanctions against Yugoslavia on Monday is opening up a new market for IT vendors. One of the companies that is looking ahead with optimism is Fujitsu Siemens Computers BV.

  • Financial software responsible for negative market

    Retail software sales may be down but the market is definitely not out, according to latest figures from market analyst Inform.

  • VivaNET signs up MyAccess

    In just over a week, Internet infrastructure service provider VivaNET has signed up a million-dollar wholesale deal with Internet service provider MyAccess, and announced that Wayne Bos' new economy investment firm, Tomorrow, plans to purchase of a 53 per cent stake in the company.

  • Oracle and Sprint PCS Ink Wireless Deal

    Oracle Corp. announced Monday it received a big vote of confidence in the wireless game when Sprint PCS Group agreed to use the software vendor's wireless applications for the next line of Internet-based wireless services designed by Sprint.

  • Games R Us share stumbles

    Directors of the newly ASX-listed games retailer Games R Us must be questioning their decision to take the company to market after the its share price reached a low of 13 cents per share yesterday.