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  • Novell buys Ximian

    Novell made a move on Monday to become a more serious player in the Linux market acquiring the Boston-based Ximian, one of the major drivers behind the Gnome project to create a Linux-based desktop, and Mono, software that allows applications developed under Microsoft Corp.'s .Net to run on Linux and Unix.

    05 Aug. 03 07:58 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Linux-based WebSphere integration debuts

    IBM on Monday rolled out improvements to its WebSphere Business Integration Connect that are intended to help users better integrate and manage a business-to-business trading community made up of partners, suppliers, and users.

    05 Aug. 03 07:52 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Linux vendors form community support group

    A group of leading Linux vendors are teaming together to form a community alliance, promising increased support for enterprise Linux users.

    05 Aug. 03 07:36 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Red Hat files complaint against SCO

    Red Hat has filed a complaint against SCO Group with the aim of showing that Red Hat technologies do not infringe on SCO's intellectual property and to hold SCO accountable for "unfair and deceptive actions." Red Hat announced that it has filed a lawsuit against SCO in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware at a press conference Monday apparently timed to coincide with the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco.

    05 Aug. 03 07:25 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Metastorm mixes BAM, BPM

    Metastorm Inc. on Monday will announce the addition of BAM (business activity monitoring) to BPM (business process management), the next major direction all BPM management vendors will soon be following.

    05 Aug. 03 07:13 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Borland claims agnosticism in tool wars

    Agnosticism is sometimes regarded as a lack of nerve in committing to one set of beliefs, but Borland believes it’s a strength when it comes to marketing development tools.

    04 Aug. 03 14:05 Written by Stephen Bell
  • Alcoa extends $15m outsourcing deal

    Alcoa World Alumina Australia has outsourced support of its IT infrastructure in a $15 million deal with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).

    04 Aug. 03 13:59 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Handholding pays off for corporate users

    Streamlined operations and upgraded monitoring capabilities were key considerations for two companies that have recently deployed corporate handhelds.

    04 Aug. 03 10:30 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Security Flaws Under the Microscope

    A study unveiled at the Black Hat Briefings conference in Las Vegas last week paints a grim picture of network security problems.

    04 Aug. 03 10:08 Written by Andrew Brandt
  • Insurer extends outsourcing in $4.5m deal

    Trans-Tasman mortgage insurer PMI has extended its technology outsourcing agreement with IBM Global Services for another five years to the tune of $4.5 million.

    04 Aug. 03 09:58 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Analysis: Linux marches on

    Linux's bark is turning into a bite for Microsoft. As a result, the software giant is stepping up to protect itself and keep corporate customers from turning to the open-source operating system to satisfy server and desktop needs.

    04 Aug. 03 08:27 Written by John Fontana
  • Sun, SuSE form Linux pact

    Customers of Sun Microsystems who are interested in the Linux operating system will soon be able to choose between two leading suppliers of the open source software.

    04 Aug. 03 08:19 Written by John Blau
  • BI mergers build mega vendors

    Customer demand for standardised business intelligence solutions and better integration of performance management tools is driving rapid consolidation in the business intelligence sector.

    04 Aug. 03 08:13 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Wireless authentication standards stymie market

    Lack of interoperability security and agreement on standards will continue to see a moribund market for enterprise-grade wireless LAN solutions as prospective customers resist hitching their wagons to proprietary wireless standards, says industry analyst Meta Group.

    04 Aug. 03 08:09 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Microsoft investigates DOS attack on Microsoft.com

    Microsoft's main Web site was unreachable for almost two hours last Friday as the Web server it is hosted on failed following a DOS (denial of service) attack, the company said.

    04 Aug. 03 07:59 Written by Joris Evers
  • Feds suspend MCI from contract bids

    WorldCom last week was prohibited from competing for new federal contracts and found itself embroiled in yet another investigation, this one involving allegations that for years it has illegally routed phone calls to avoid paying network-access fees to rivals.

    04 Aug. 03 07:46 Written by Matt Hamblen and Dan Verton
  • HP uses Siebel tools to unify CRM system

    Hewlett-Packard expects to save millions of dollars in IT costs, standardize business processes and create a single view of its customers through a large-scale implementation of sales, marketing and partner management applications from Siebel Systems..

    04 Aug. 03 07:43 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • CERT warns of attacks, new holes in Windows

    The CERT Coordination Center has received reports of widespread attacks using a recently disclosed security vulnerability and a previously unknown security hole in Microsoft's Windows operating system, the center said last Thursday in an advisory.

    04 Aug. 03 07:34 Written by Paul Roberts