Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan

Distributors Switching Focus to Web Business

Rather than being squeezed out of the trading chain as some feared, some distributors are taking advantage of their demand-aggregation capabilties, logistics infrastructures and customer relationships to deliver new, revenue-generating services via the Web.

Ernst & Young launches security site

Ernst & Young's Global Security Solutions Centre in Kansas City, Missouri, yesterday launched a security portal and subscription service called eSecurityOnline.com.

Lookout for Outlook Security Patch

Microsoft Corp. today announced the release of a delayed software patch that's designed to protect users of its popular Outlook e-mail program from viruses such as the "I Love You" bug that hit Outlook-equipped computers around the world last month.

UCITA Debated

The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) is a draft law that seeks to bring consistent rules to software contracts and licensing agreements.

Lawsuit Pits Copyrights Against Third Parties

An obscure 6-year old lawsuit that moved into the verdict phase this week starkly highlights the challenges - and costly options - corporations face in maintaining aging enterprise software.

Toolkit to Boost Fault Tolerance of Windows NT

Marathon Technologies Corp. next week will introduce an enhanced version of its high-availability kit for Windows NT servers featuring new technology for tying dual-processor Intel Corp. servers into near fault-tolerant configurations.

S&P Security Holes May Reveal E-Commerce Hazards

Alleged security flaws in an online service offered by a unit of Standard & Poor's Financial Information Services highlight the risks companies sometimes face as they use the Web to connect with external partners.

CERT Pushes Patch to Fix Security Hole in Office

The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), a group at Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University that monitors security issues, last week urged users to immediately install a Microsoft Corp. patch relating to a previously revealed security hole in Office 2000.

CERT urges users to install Office 2000 patch

The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), a group at Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University that monitors security issues, is urging users to immediately install a Microsoft patch relating to a previously revealed security hole in Office 2000.

IBM targets Linux at mainframe users

IBM has announced a suite of service and support options for Linux on its S/390 systems in response to what it claimed is growing user demand for the open-source operating system by mainframe users.

Compaq Announces Long-Delayed Wildfire Servers

Compaq Computer Corp.'s continuing bid to be taken seriously as a vendor of enterprise server technologies kicked into high gear this morning with the delayed introduction of its Wildfire series of high-end Alpha servers.

New IBM servers challenge Sun and HP

New Unix servers announced by IBM yesterday should close a widening price/performance gap in the midrange market against rivals such as Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard, users and analysts said.

Carnegie Mellon Starts Institute

Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University has launched an institute that will focus on developing new technologies and processes for dealing with Internet security threats.