• RSA upgrades ClearTrust software for Web access control

    RSA Security Inc. has upgraded its ClearTrust server software for policy-based access to Web applications, adding support for Security Assertions Markup Language (SAML) 1.1 and identity-management features licensed from Thor Technologies Inc.

    23 Sept. 03 08:02 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • No more free love on the web

    The internet’s hippy era is over, according to an Irishman whose web design company, Nua, was once worth a paper fortune. Today, Gerry McGovern makes a living talking about web publishing, with emphasis on “publishing”.

    22 Sept. 03 13:52 Written by Anthony Doesburg
  • ICANN asks Verisign to suspend controversial service

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has asked Verisign Inc. to suspend its new Site Finder service while it conducts an investigation into the system.

    22 Sept. 03 10:44 Written by Martyn Williams
  • DRM could kill work flow

    Enabling digital rights management (DRM) needs caution within enterprises which need to take a cold hard look at the way sensitive or valuable documents are managed, according to the managing director of document security firm Panareef, Anthony Turco.

    22 Sept. 03 10:19 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Aust financial sector sets pace, sometimes

    Australia's financial services organisations boast straight-through-processing (STP) rates that are among the best in the world but in other areas of trading they are way off the pace.

    22 Sept. 03 10:09 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • JBoss joins JCP, but without J2EE certification

    In a warming of relations between the two companies, open source software vendor JBoss Group LLC has signed up as a member of the Java Community Process (JCP), the group that defines Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java standards.

    22 Sept. 03 08:32 Written by Robert McMillan
  • 'Right-sized' Baan to become market focused

    SSA Global Technologies Inc. found Baan Co. NV in shambles after acquiring it in June. But after cutting 800 of 2,800 jobs and instilling customer-focused business values, Baan should be profitable again in three months, its new president said.

    22 Sept. 03 08:19 Written by Joris Evers
  • Sun touts Fast Web Services plan

    Researchers at Sun Microsystems Inc. are working on an initiative called Fast Web Services, intended to identify and solve performance problems in existing Web services standards implementations.

    22 Sept. 03 08:15 Written by Paul Krill
  • Red Hat Q2 revenue up 36 percent from 2002

    Linux vendor Red Hat Inc. Thursday announced second-quarter 2004 revenue of US$28.8 million, up 36 percent from a year ago, when it posted revenue of US$21.2 million. Revenue for the quarter, which ended Aug. 31, was up 6 percent from the US$27.2 million posted in the first quarter, which ended on May 31.

    22 Sept. 03 08:14 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Sun makes crucial step toward open source J2EE

    Sun Microsystems Inc. has moved one step closer to certifying an open-source application server as J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) compatible, a company official revealed on Friday.

    22 Sept. 03 08:11 Written by Robert McMillan
  • IBM, Microsoft show Web services technologies

    IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp. staged a demonstration last week to show how the advanced Web services specifications that they have developed will make it easier for companies with disparate systems to securely and reliably engage in electronic business transactions.

    22 Sept. 03 08:10 Written by Carol Sliwa
  • PeopleSoft upgrades finance apps

    Looking to ensure the long-term loyalty of its users, PeopleSoft Inc. last week announced extensions to some of its software support programs and said it plans to ship an upgrade of its finance applications in the fourth quarter.

    22 Sept. 03 08:09 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Ford explores switch to Linux-based servers

    Ford Motor Co. in the US is poised to join the ranks of large corporations that are exploring the use of Linux to replace some of their Unix-based servers, company officials confirmed last week.

    22 Sept. 03 08:08 Written by Carol Sliwa
  • Tibco upgrades products, sees 'predictive' enterprise

    Tibco Software Inc. announced upgrades to some of its core messaging and integration products Friday, along with a longer term plan to develop software that it said will help enterprises react more quickly to unplanned events affecting their businesses.

    22 Sept. 03 08:06 Written by James Niccolai
  • Companies test RFID waters but remain in shallow end

    Executives from several large companies last week outlined their plans to move ahead with RFID technology as a replacement for bar codes. But there are formidable obstacles to the technology's widespread adoption, they said.

    22 Sept. 03 08:05 Written by Jaikumar Vijayan
  • HP's Fiorina to leave Cisco's board

    Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Carly Fiorina has opted not to stand for reelection to Cisco Systems Inc.'s board of directors, the networking equipment maker said Thursday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). No reason was given for Fiorina's decision not to seek reelection to the board.

    22 Sept. 03 08:00 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • Microsoft to charge for Mobile Hotmail

    Microsoft Corp. beginning Dec. 3 will charge an annual fee for MSN Mobile Hotmail, a service that lets users access e-mail on a mobile phone or handheld computer.

    22 Sept. 03 08:00 Written by Joris Evers
  • VeriSign changes prompt privacy warnings, anger

    Privacy advocates are warning that recent changes to the .com and .net database of domain names by VeriSign Inc. could violate the privacy of millions of Internet users, inadvertently sending confidential e-mail content and Web surfing data to VeriSign's systems.

    22 Sept. 03 08:00 Written by Paul Roberts
  • KAZ, MCT win DCITA outsourcing deals

    ASX-listed service provider KAZ Technology Services and voice specialist Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications have been awarded outsourcing contracts for the Federal Government’s Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA).

    22 Sept. 03 07:38 Written by Brett Winterford