Stories by Rick Perera

Seagate plans new PC, server tape drives

Seagate Technology will introduce new internal tape drives for PC and workstation users or entry-level server operators to back up their systems, the Californian company announced here at the CeBIT trade show on Thursday.

CEBIT - Visionics: Merge building, network security

What if you could gain access to your company's building and its IT network through the same security system, using your face or a fingerprint to identify yourself both at the doorway and when logging in at your PC?
For a simpler and more secure operation, network administrators should join forces with their corporate security departments to create a common identification system, according to a leading supplier of biometric security technology.

SAP to support .Net tools

Business-software maker SAP AG will support Microsoft Corp.'s .Net platform in its MySAP.com product line, as a further step in its move toward open standards, the Walldorf, Germany-based company announced here Wednesday.

CEBIT - NetApp to sell Webwasher.com Net filter

Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp), the Sunnyvale, California-based specialist in network storage products, has agreed to resell Internet content filtering software made by Webwasher.com AG of Paderborn, Germany, the two companies announced here Tuesday.

Websense, Sonicwall team on Net security

Enterprise users will soon be able to buy a single product both to manage their employees' Internet usage and to operate a network firewall, thanks to a new company alliance.

Microsoft fights Bundestag Linux switch

Microsoft Corp. is striking back at a growing movement seeking to switch computers in the Bundestag, Germany's lower house of Parliament, over to the open-source Linux operating system.

SafeWeb switches to secure extranet hardware

SafeWeb Inc., formerly best known for its free online privacy tool, has completed its transition to a focus on enterprise customers. The company has released its first Secure Extranet Appliance (SEA), called SEA Tsunami, SafeWeb said in a statement.

IBM faces new Nazi lawsuit

A group representing Gypsy victims of the Holocaust has filed suit against IBM, accusing it of complicity in Nazi atrocities.

LINUXWORLD: IBM, SuSE expand Linux cooperation

IBM and German software vendor SuSE Linux AG are expanding their cooperation on the open-source Linux OS (operating system), SuSE said in a statement released in conjunction with the LinuxWorld conference currently under way in New York.

Sotheby's seeks online aid from eBay

Citing the worldwide downturn in the industry, telecommunication-equipment maker Alcatel SA released disappointing financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2001 on Thursday.

Phony investment hoax educates investors

Citing the worldwide downturn in the industry, telecommunication-equipment maker Alcatel SA released disappointing financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2001 on Thursday.

Alcatel Q4 revenue down 20 percent

Citing the worldwide downturn in the industry, telecommunication-equipment maker Alcatel SA released disappointing financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2001 on Thursday.

IBM teams with two companies on business software

IBM Corp. is joining forces with Sweden's International Business Systems AB (IBS) on supply-chain management (SCM) software, and with Westford, Massachusetts-based MatrixOne Inc. on collaborative product commerce (CPC) software, Big Blue said in separate joint statements with the companies Wednesday. Both agreements are part of IBM's PartnerWorld for Developers program to collaborate with independent software vendors.