Stories by SAMI LAIS

Web site vandals pose biggest threat online

Electronic business is toppling internal sabotage - intentional or not - as the greatest threat to networks, Gartner Group security analysts told attendees of its Symposium/ITxpo '99 last week.

ITxpo 99: Learn to love chaos

Learn to love chaos, to thrive on that heart-in-the-throat feeling you get just before you fall, and you're on the road to the virtually integrated enterprise (VIE) model that Gartner Group says will be the hallmark of the successful e-business.

CA and CSC sign truce, renew ties

Computer Associates International and Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) publicly buried the hatchet last week, calling off pending lawsuits against each other and announcing an expansion of their global software licensing agreement.

Tivoli Tool Eases Remote Backup

With Storage Manager 3.7 released late last month, Tivoli Systems Inc. is trying to help customers protect their most vulnerable data: those on laptop computers.
Regular backup procedures can't reach mobile computers, and users, typically facing long connect times at low speed, are usually less-than punctual about backing up files.

Lucent Acquisition to Expand Services

In its 28th acquisition in 18 months, Lucent Technologies Inc. last week agreed to pay US$3.7 billion for International Network Services in Sunnyvale, California.
Lucent's NetCare services have focused on operations support for multivendor data and video networks, voice systems and networks, and call centers. What INS brings to the table is a greater concentration on professional services, network integration and migration, and skills transfer. Both companies have worked extensively with service providers.

IDC report to show Exchange edging out Notes

Worldwide sales of Lotus Notes lag those of Microsoft Exchange by 673,000 individual user licenses for the first half of 1999, according to a report to be released yesterday by International Data (IDC) in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Interview: CA's Wang: Move to Web or Fail

The World Wide Web offers business little choice: Get on the e-commerce train or watch your business be forever left behind. Fail to weave your Web applications seamlessly into your infrastructure and watch your business fail. So warned Charles B. Wang, president and CEO of Computer Associates International Inc. in Islandia, N.Y. During CA's annual user conference this week, Wang spoke with Computerworld senior writer Sami Lais.

Cabletron spins off software unit

Cabletron Systems has cut many of the ties that bound its software and hardware divisions by spinning off the unit that develops its Spectrum network management software.

Cabletron systems spins off Spectrum

Cabletron Systems has cut many of the ties that bound its software and hardware divisions by spinning off the unit that develops its Spectrum network management software.

Business rules can be costly merger oversight

It's a sign of today's merger mania: When 100 CIO-level executives met here earlier this month, a hot topic was how to integrate the information systems of two corporations after a merger or acquisition.