Stories by IDG staff writers

EMC expands training and certification programs

EMC has announced an expansion of its Proven Professional training and certification program, which aims to better help customers and partners to develop expertise on deploying EMC information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions.

SAS introduces software to slash patent red tape

SAS AB recently announced the introduction of SAS Innovation Analysis, an application service provider (ASP) solution that aims to deliver patent intelligence to life sciences, high-tech, consumer packaged products and manufacturing firms that depend on comprehensive analyses of their own and their competitors' patent rights, to make more informed strategic business decisions.

Sygate toughens up LAN security

Sygate Technologies is unveiling this week the latest revision of Secure Enterprise (SSE), its host-based security product that locks down end points by monitoring for policy compliance. Although the core focus of the product remains the same -- those hoping to see an interface change will be disappointed -- version 4.0 has added some interesting features since we the previous version.

New Cognos ReportNet offers new data source integration

Cognos has developed a new version of its ReportNet reporting tool, offering new language support, better Microsoft Office integration and support for a broad range of data sources, including integration with IBM and SAP BW environments, the company says.

New solution to protect your business

Hewlett-Packard (HP) says it has introduced a business protection solution, called the Ultimate Data Protection Solution, to address the issues of the modern business world's overflow of data, data creation, as well as huge volumes of data being stored daily.

.NET Executive Guide

.NET is Microsoft's vision for computing. Introduced with great fanfare more than two years ago, .NET promises to use common Internet protocols to seamlessly interconnect devices, data and applications. Heavily reliant on XML, .NET is designed to allow users to access applications and data wherever they may be on whatever device is most convenient.

3Com adopts LAN telephony strategy for large enterprises

Networking supplier 3Com has announced a plan to scale its LAN telephony platform to support larger enterprises, after unveiling a broad strategy extending voice capabilities across its portfolio of data networking products.