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  • Sendmail flaw puts systems at risk, again

    Systems running sendmail are at risk of hacker attacks because of a flaw in the way the commonly used e-mail server software handles long e-mail addresses, experts warned Saturday. This second serious bug announced this month has some sendmail users looking for alternatives.

    01 April 03 08:04 Written by Joris Evers
  • IDC: A-P storage sales continue recovery

    The storage market in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) grew 13.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2002 in terms of the total number of terabytes shipped, and 5.1 percent in terms of revenue earned, showing a recovery from a 2001 and early 2002, according to figures released Friday by IDC.

    01 April 03 08:03 Written by David Legard
  • PC vendors eye Java

    PC vendors are considering licensing Java to get it to customers, according to a Sun Microsystems official.

    01 April 03 08:00 Written by Paul Krill
  • Parliament sets up cybercrime inquiry

    The exponential growth rate of cybercrime has led to a parliamentary inquiry with public hearings planned for later this year.

    01 April 03 07:45 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Sun, webMethods land WS-I board seats

    Sun Microsystems and webMethods will sit on the board of the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), but questions are surfacing about the possibility of progress given the length of the board’s roll sheet.

    01 April 03 07:43 Written by Paul Krill
  • Guide outlines Net usage risks

    A business information guide that examines state and federal legislation and business risks relating to content security, the circulation of e-mails and Internet usage by employees made its debut today.

    31 March 03 14:21 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Della Bosca gets IT – and four other portfolios

    Anyone hoping for the information economy to be propelled to new heights in New South Wales as a result of Premier Bob Carr's cabinet reshuffle may be disappointed as Labor's factional right poster-boy John Della Bosca takes over the reins as new IT Minister -- along with four other portfolios.

    31 March 03 13:57 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • AAD manages the Antarctic data flow

    Storing and maintaining the mountains of scientific data Australia’s Antarctic researchers generate is not a job for the faint-hearted. But keeping tabs on each and every piece of information while making it accessible to the public is the challenge the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) Data Centre’s database management team has undertaken.

    31 March 03 13:40 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • TVNZ looks to future with SAN

    A storage area network implemented to handle TVNZ's business applications could ultimately support its highly specialised audiovisual requirements.

    31 March 03 10:21 Written by Andrea Malcolm
  • IT support system is a big bite for Macca's

    McDonald's Family Restaurants has signed a multimillion dollar contract for the service and support of the company's mission-critical IT and point-of-sale systems across 700 restaurants in Australia.

    31 March 03 09:59 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Cisco changes CCIP

    Cisco recently announced changes to its Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional certification. The vendor is adding new guidelines and requirements to ensure techies are well versed in the latest core IP technologies for service provider networks.

    31 March 03 09:31 Written by Amy Schurr
  • Sun broadens Linux backing

    Sun Microsystems will adopt commonly known Linux distributions for deployment on a range of Intel-based systems it is planning and will no longer offer its Sun Linux distribution.

    31 March 03 09:19 Written by Paul Krill
  • Analysis: Serial ATA takes on SCSI

    Low-cost Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) disk arrays are already gaining ground in near-line storage and disk-to-disk backup applications, but a faster class of drive arrays that uses the new Serial ATA interface standard is likely to challenge SCSI for high-performance applications as well.

    31 March 03 08:57 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Web services paths remain divided

    Sun Microsystems' entry into IBM and Microsoft’s WS-I (Web services interoperability) organization was widely interpreted as a good step towards industrywide cooperation. But as a dazzling array of vendor-driven standards continues to emerge, a fresh set of machinations are proving that the battle for control of Web services standards remains alive and well between two camps: IBM and Microsoft on one side, Sun and to some extent Oracle on the other.

    31 March 03 08:40 Written by Paul Krill
  • Microsoft RTMs Windows Server 2003

    Claiming it to be the most reliable and secure server operating system it has ever produced, Microsoft officials last Friday announced it has delivered the final code of Windows Server 2003 to manufacturing.

    31 March 03 08:25 Written by Ed Scannell
  • MS failure to patch NT 4.0 raises support issue

    Microsoft's statement last week that it would not offer a version of a security patch for NT 4.0 has called into question an earlier promise to continue supporting the operating system through the end of 2004 and raised concern among its customers.

    31 March 03 08:23 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Gaps remain in Web services

    Technology gaps remain to be filled in Web services before it can fulfill its potential as a standardized way to integrate applications, said panelists at the Software Development Conference & Expo West 2003 show last week.

    31 March 03 08:16 Written by Paul Krill
  • Warnings about Linux virus risks rebuffed

    US security firm Central Command got short shrift from UK security and Linux specialists last week after it released a statement stressing the need for virus protection on Linux systems.

    31 March 03 08:15 Written by Simon Easterman
  • SAP nabs Oracle executive to head US sales

    SAP has hired a senior executive from rival business software vendor Oracle Corp. to head its sales effort, parent company SAP AG said last Friday.

    31 March 03 08:14 Written by Joris Evers
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