Stories by Jennifer DiSabatino

Microsoft says SharePoint license sales spiked in June

Microsoft Corp. said it sold more than 2 million end-user licenses for its SharePoint Portal Server last month, a dramatic rise in the number of seats purchased for the Web-based collaboration software. In the previous 12 months, according to Microsoft, it sold 5 million SharePoint licenses.

Dell, Red Hat to run CBS's SportsLine Web site

CBS SportsLine announced today that it will deploy US$1 million worth of Dell Computer Corp.'s PowerEdge servers and PowerVault storage systems during the next year to run the sports news Web site,

TechXNY: New version of Office due in May 2003

The next version of Microsoft Office, code-named Office 11, will be released next May, Microsoft Corp.'s Jeff Raikes, vice president of productivity and business services, announced yesterday at the PC Expo/TechXNY conference in New York.

Lotus to include new antispam tools in Notes R6

Lotus Software Group will include new, server-side tools to reject spam before it hits an end user's mailbox in its upcoming Notes R6 software, the next version of the IBM subsidiary's e-mail and collaboration software, the company announced today.

Spam, viruses hit bottom line in US

The intrusion of viruses and spam on corporate networks has grown from an annoyance to a costly problem in the U.S., even forcing companies to double up on prevention. In Europe, however, privacy protections may be limiting the spam problem.

Spam, efforts to fight it, both on the rise

The increasing pain of dealing with unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail, commonly known as spam, is prompting new moves to stamp out the unwanted messages. But industry experts warned this week that proposed legislative approaches to the spam problem won't likely succeed without the aid of corporate users.

Minding the messaging store

Last summer, an intern at Hewitt Associates LLC scanned the logs on the company's Domino servers at its headquarters in Lincolnshire, Ill. He looked to see who, if anyone, used each application and database that is replicated between servers. It took all summer to manually check the logs and delete unused items from the servers. The result: 63GB of storage space was freed up in the company's messaging database. This summer, the intern will be doing other things.

Sprint releases enterprise IM

Sprint on Monday entered the enterprise instant messaging (IM) market with a hosted, behind-the-firewall service that works on various devices and across carrier networks.

Travel suppliers seek standards, open systems

Travel companies and the technology vendors that serve them are calling for open standards to integrate travel packages, but the industry is so mired in legacy technology that it will likely be fighting that battle for years.