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  • Welcome to the post-boom Sun

    As it prepares for its annual user conference in San Francisco this week, Sun Microsystems has a lot to prove. The company that once boasted of being the "dot in dot com" has watched its position as an industry leader erode over the last few years as the iconoclast image and corporate culture that served it so well during the Internet boom has worked against it during leaner times.

    15 Sept. 03 08:06 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Serious attention to this buzzword pays off

    Knowledge management is not a playful buzzword but a dynamic initiative companies need to take more seriously if they want to harness their most valuable corporate asset: knowledge.

    15 Sept. 03 08:06 Written by Helen Han
  • MySQL to continue developing enterprise features

    MySQL will continue to add more enterprise-class features to its eponymously branded open source database, but remains committed to it’s legion of “commodity” users, according Arjen Lentz, a technical writer and trainer with the company.

    15 Sept. 03 07:56 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Symantec pumps up security appliance family

    Symantec last week announced a family of all-in-one security appliances that will give customers a variety of ways to beef up security without adding multiple devices to their networks.

    15 Sept. 03 07:50 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • Sun steals page from Microsoft's book

    Sun Microsystems this week will take the covers off its long-hyped Project Orion and Project Mad Hatter at the SunNetwork conference in San Francisco.

    15 Sept. 03 07:43 Written by Mark Jones and Robert McMillan
  • Web services portal standard approved

    The OASIS standards consortium has approved a standard that members say will make it easier and cheaper to publish data on Web portals.

    15 Sept. 03 07:42 Written by Grant Gross
  • Sun inches toward low-cost computing

    Sun Microsystems demonstrated Oracle's new database software running on a cluster of its Intel-based servers last week, its latest step toward offering customers a low-cost alternative to its proprietary Unix servers.

    15 Sept. 03 07:42 Written by James Niccolai
  • P&G picks IBM in $400M HR outsourcing deal

    Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble Co. has signed a 10-year, US$400 million employee services outsourcing deal with IBM.

    15 Sept. 03 07:26 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Experts: New attacks may exploit latest Windows flaws

    Malicious attacks attempting to take advantage of the three critical flaws announced Wednesday by Microsoft in several versions of its Windows software shouldn't be long in coming, according to security experts.

    12 Sept. 03 14:02 Written by Jaikumar Viajayan
  • Not all users rush to embrace grid computing

    While a number of users say they have an interest in Oracle's grid computing strategy, several claimed that the company still has a way to go before they buy into the concept.

    12 Sept. 03 14:00 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Spam fighter to open Asia-Pacific HQ in Sydney

    Antispam software vendor Brightmail will open its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Sydney by the end of December. The centre - representing an investment of between US$1.5 and $2 million dollars - will have seven to 10 full-time staff and include a technical operations centre.

    12 Sept. 03 13:26 Written by Ben Gerholt
  • Intel delays Centrino 802.11a chip

    The introduction of the 802.11a version of Intel's wireless chip, part of its Centrino mobile package, will be delayed past its expected arrival at the end of the third quarter, an Intel spokesman said yesterday.

    12 Sept. 03 09:51 Written by Tom Krazit
  • IBM awarded Hong Kong's biggest PC contract

    IBM China/Hong Kong, in conjunction with Jardine One Solution (HK), won a bulk purchase contract from the Hong Kong Hospital Authority for the supply of approximately 10,000 IBM ThinkCentre desktop personal computers over the next two years. The contract, worth US$4.5 million, is the largest purchase of PCs in Hong Kong.

    12 Sept. 03 09:16 Written by Winston Raj
  • Low cost, open systems key to grid

    Neither Linux nor Intel are new companies, but combining the two will create a "disruptive technology" that will change computing rules and price propositions in the grid computing model, according to one analyst.

    12 Sept. 03 08:49 Written by Patricia Pickett
  • Small applications equal big IP telephony growth

    A single application will not boost the Internet Protocol (IP) telephony market. Instead, a series of smaller, intensely popular applications will fuel the burgeoning technology's growth.

    12 Sept. 03 08:46 Written by Greg Enright
  • Torvalds to SCO: Negotiate what?

    The war of words between The SCO Group and the Linux community escalated this week in a flurry of open letters, the latest from Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

    12 Sept. 03 08:38 Written by Robert McMillan
  • IBM, Agilent to bring optical components to chips

    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will fund a four-year program to develop optical interconnect technology for chip-to-chip communications, headed by researchers at IBM and Agilent Technologies, IBM announced Thursday.

    12 Sept. 03 08:31 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Mobility making its mark: Citrix

    Enterprise-level mobile applications bring revenue and intangible benefits which need to be factored in before dismissing the technology as an expensive luxury, according to Citrix vice president and chief evangelist Traver Gruen-Kennedy.

    12 Sept. 03 08:29 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Legit traffic misread and shut down in Blaster panic

    In a frank and brave assessment of the W32.Blaster worm fallout, Expert Information Services technical director Daniel Piva said there was plenty of overreaction by Australian enterprises.

    12 Sept. 03 08:27 Written by Sandra Rossi and Paul Roberts
  • Software untangles legislation quagmire

    Federal government agencies and the NSW Premier's Department are tackling the complexity of legislation with software.

    12 Sept. 03 08:22 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore and Sandra Rossi
  • The Future State of the CIO - A Case of ‘Career Is Over’ or ‘Career Is Opportunity’?

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