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  • CA to hand off Open Security Exchange to IEEE

    Three months after launching a cross-industry group to develop standards for integrating physical and information technology (IT) security, Computer Associates International is handing off management of that group to the Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO).

    11 July 03 11:33 Written by Paul Roberts
  • New group releases open source groupware

    OpenGroupware.org (OGo) on Thursday announced its formation and release of groupware server software under an open source format. An official at OpenOffice.org, a complementary project for building an open source office suite, calls the OGo project a replacement for Microsoft Exchange.

    11 July 03 10:23 Written by Paul Krill
  • Open-source experts critique SCO lawsuit against IBM

    The escalating legal battle between The SCO Group and IBM probably won't be resolved anytime soon, but SCO's four-month-old allegations continue to churn lively controversy in the open-source community.

    11 July 03 08:48 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Cisco switch flaw could affect management

    A flaw in Cisco Systems’ CatOS, which runs on Cisco Catalyst switches, could freeze TCP-based management services on the switch. A fix is available from Cisco’s Web site.

    11 July 03 08:46 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • IBM PCs add extra security to Adobe Acrobat 6.0

    Adobe Systems has tweaked the cryptography features in its Acrobat 6.0 software to let users take advantage of a security chip included with IBM's newer notebook and desktop computers, the companies said Thursday.

    11 July 03 08:44 Written by James Niccolai
  • Liberty gives advice on external ID federation

    Having already set forth the technical requirements needed to create a federated identity architecture, the Liberty Alliance Project released guidelines this week for how companies should include business partners and customers into their networks, saying that it was crucial for the advancement of Web services.

    11 July 03 08:42 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Oracle to double Indian development staff numbers

    Oracle plans to increase from 3000 to over 6000 the number of staff it has engaged in software development and other areas, such as customer service, in India, Larry Ellison, the company's chairman and chief executive officer said Thursday.

    11 July 03 08:39 Written by Joihn Ribeiro
  • Intel to develop chip for broadband wireless apps

    Intel is looking to boost its wireless networking push with the development of chips that will be the building blocks in broadband wireless networking equipment that could replace existing last-mile networking technologies, such as cable and digital subscriber lines.

    11 July 03 08:36 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • Ellison talks acquisitions, mocks PeopleSoft's Conway

    Oracle executives repeated on Wednesday that more takeovers could follow the company's bid for PeopleSoft. At the same time, mudslinging between Oracle and PeopleSoft continued, even though Oracle described itself as a "generally friendly" company.

    11 July 03 08:32 Written by Joris Evers
  • Sprint demos long distance Fibre Channel over IP

    Sprint, Hitachi Data Systems, and Cisco Systems have set up an experimental storage area network (SAN) that demonstrates a new, less expensive way of backing up storage data over long distances.

    11 July 03 08:30 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Macromedia to update Breeze

    Macromedia will breathe fresh life into its Breeze online presentation and training tool in September, with the addition of a new module, Breeze Live, which turns the system into an online conferencing system, the San Francisco company announced Thursday.

    11 July 03 08:25 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Oracle plans 10i database launch for September

    Oracle plans to announce the next version of its database software in September at the OracleWorld event in San Francisco, a company executive said Wednesday.

    11 July 03 08:22 Written by Joris Evers
  • JBoss, Popkin boost Java, business simulation

    JBoss Group and Popkin Software & Systems this week separately announced alliances in software development pertaining to Java application server technology and business simulation, respectively.

    11 July 03 08:14 Written by Paul Krill
  • Microsoft pitches partners against Linux

    Microsoft might still view Linux as being in the “early adopter” phase, but the software giant is taking no chances that it might take hold in the SME sector, distributing CDs to partners advising them how to head off the Linux threat.

    11 July 03 08:12 Written by Sarah Stokely
  • Visa system flaws see user run amok

    Serious flaws in the Department of Immigration Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) IT systems has led to users creating their own information silos - on high-risk visa applicants - that do not tie in with the main enterprise systems.

    11 July 03 08:08 Written by Julian Bajkowksi and Sandra Rossi
  • ACT buses signs $1.8m comms deal

    ACT-based public transport provider ACTion is developing a $1.8 million bus communication system this year to improve personal safety for passengers and drivers.

    10 July 03 12:37 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • beTrusted makes cash offer for SecureNet

    Global managed security beTrusted announced yesterday that it intends to make a cash offer for all shares in ASX-listed managed security services provider, SecureNet.

    10 July 03 12:00 Written by Helen Yeatman
  • Microsoft revives TrustBridge for Web services role

    Microsoft is dusting off its year-old and mostly forgotten TrustBridge technology and recasting it as middleware to support federation of identities across disparate platforms, company officials said Wednesday.

    10 July 03 11:53 Written by John Fontana
  • Yahoo net revenue jumps 42 percent

    Fuelled by growth in its Internet advertising business and paid services, Yahoo on Wednesday reported its largest revenue producing quarter in company history.

    10 July 03 10:59 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Case Study: Sticking to policy at OneBeacon

    Two years ago, OneBeacon Insurance Group was bleeding out US$50 million a month from inefficiencies throughout the company, including an IT department rife with cost overruns, poor accountability and poor communication with the business side of the house.

    10 July 03 10:41 Written by Lucas Mearian
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