Stories by Gillian Law

BT, IDBS form chemoinformatics alliance

IBM Corp. has entered an alliance with ID Business Solutions Ltd. (IDBS) to promote the U.K. company's chemical and biological data management software, it announced Tuesday.

ICANN budget proposal would halve ccTLD fees

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) may temporarily halve the fees paid by ccTLD (country code top level domain) registries to encourage them to enter agreements with it.

Microsoft patches critical Windows Me security hole

Microsoft said users of its Windows Millennium Edition (Me) operating system risk having their files deleted by an attacker because of what it called a critical security vulnerability. It issued a patch for the flaw Wednesday.

BT demonstrates Web-based ID checker

British Telecommunications PLC (BT) demonstrated concept Web services on Thursday, including an identity checking product that it predicts will be the "ubiquitous verification service for business and government" in the U.K.

BEA to run on HP Itanium server

BEA Systems' WebLogic Server 7.0 software is now available on Hewlett-Packard's (HP) Itanium 2-based servers, the companies announced Wednesday.

UK gov't gets access to Microsoft source code

The U.K. government on Friday agreed to participate in Microsoft Corp.'s Government Security Program (GSP), which gives agencies access to Windows source code in an effort to help ensure their systems are safe, Microsoft said Friday.

IBM offers financing for on-demand era

IBM announced a new financing deal for its U.S. e-business hosting customers Tuesday, offering payments spread over a year and a line of credit held in reserve.

IBM, Lion to put bioscience on the Web

IBM and Lion Bioscience AG will jointly provide subscription-based hosted computing services over the Internet to life science companies, the companies announced Tuesday.