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  • Microsoft expects slow adoption for NGSCB

    Even though major hardware makers will support Next-Generation Secure Computing Base (NGSCB) from the start, Microsoft expects user adoption of its nascent security technology to be slow in the first year after launch, a company executive said Thursday.

    09 May 03 08:27 Written by Joris Evers
  • Are IT execs wimps, does business bully IT?

    IT managers are the first to admit they need to be more assertive and that they often let other business managers off the hook too easily when an IT project falls apart.

    09 May 03 08:19 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Red Hat and Fujitsu form broad partnership

    Fujitsu and Red Hat plan to strengthen their ties with an extensive partnership to collaborate in sales, marketing, support and engineering, the companies announced Thursday.

    09 May 03 08:15 Written by Martyn Williams and Juan Carlos Perez
  • IDC spotlights Web services investments

    Even though companies are deploying Web services conservatively in terms of both financial investment and number of projects, 88 per cent of these organisations agree the benefits of Web services will increase in the future, according to a recent survey by IDC.

    09 May 03 08:11 Written by Rebecca Reid
  • Microsoft sets sights on DRM market

    Microsoft believes that secure computing depends on digital rights management (DRM) and the company expects to get a good grip on the market, whether it means securing digital media, documents or other content, an e-mail from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ballmer reveals.

    09 May 03 08:05 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Quantum reshuffles ranks

    Data storage and back-up vendor, Quantum, has imported a new managing director for the Asia Pacific region and committed more resources to its new enhanced data protection (disk to disk back-up) business.

    09 May 03 07:25 Written by Brett Winterford
  • Sun dreams of Jini 2.0

    Sun Microsystems is readying a major upgrade to its Jini networking technology for release at its JavaOne developer conference being held in San Francisco next month, sources close to the company said.

    08 May 03 16:09 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Wendy's scoops up savings on messaging

    Wendy's, the ice cream seller with a turnover of about $90 million a year, has almost completed streamlining communication and business systems with its 300 franchise sites.

    08 May 03 15:33 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • EDS takes a Q1 loss

    Embattled IT services provider Electronic Data Systems (EDS) on Wednesday reported a steep net loss for its first quarter of 2003, while revenue grew slightly.

    08 May 03 12:40 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Microsoft picks Transmeta for smart displays

    Microsoft has selected Transmeta Corp. as a reference design partner for the next generation of its Smart Displays, Transmeta said Tuesday.

    08 May 03 12:39 Written by Joris Evers
  • Audit recomends tougher agency risk assessment

    A review of Victoria's online initiatives by the state's Auditor General's Office has recommended a sweeping threat-and-risk assessment of information systems and data for all state government agencies.

    08 May 03 12:26 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Panel: Telco business models all bundled up

    Bundled telecommunications services present a significant threat to the future of competition within the industry, and could cause irreparable harm to new and emerging convergence business models between telco and media content providers, industry representatives claim.

    08 May 03 12:06 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • EarthLink wins $16M settlement in spam case

    A district court in Atlanta on Wednesday awarded Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. US$16 million in damages against a New York state man that it alleged used illegal means to send out more than 825 million unsolicited e-mail messages, commonly referred to as "spam."

    08 May 03 11:50 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Sun to join OASIS' WSBPEL committee

    When a newly-formed committee at the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) meets for the first time next week to begin formalizing a Web services process choreography standard, Sun Microsystems will be there participating, despite its leading role in crafting a rival specification.

    08 May 03 09:31 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Longhorn to see light in 2005

    Microsoft on Wednesday for the first time publicly confirmed 2005 as the release year for Longhorn, the successor to Windows XP.

    08 May 03 09:17 Written by Joris Evers
  • MS plans error reporting tool for corporate users

    Microsoft plans to offer corporate customers a version of its Dr. Watson error reporting tool to help administrators pinpoint and solve software problems, a Microsoft executive said Tuesday.

    08 May 03 08:51 Written by Joris Evers
  • SuSE cites contract as protection from SCO

    SuSE Linux isn't losing any sleep over a legal battle brewing between IBM and the SCO Group, which has accused the U.S. hardware and software company of, among other things, copying Unix source code into the open-source Linux operating system. But SCO, which owns the copyright to Unix, has been losing money and could surprise the German Linux distributor with an unexpected wake-up call to round some up.

    08 May 03 08:39 Written by John Blau
  • W3C cleans up SOAP 1.2 spec; awaits final review

    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released the proposed recommendation for the SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) 1.2 specification Wednesday, saying that the protocol is cleaned up and in a strong position for final review.

    08 May 03 08:34 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Xerox woos SMB offices

    With much fanfare, last week Xerox’s chairman and CEO Anne M. Mulcahy unveiled a new strategy to increase the company’s share of the small to midsized office market. Xerox announced 21 new and enhanced office products, positioning the company to better compete with Hewlett-Packard.

    08 May 03 08:28 Written by Toni Kistner
  • Veritas to port software to Cisco, Brocade switches

    Veritas Software yesterday said it will put its virtualisation software and storage resource management (SRM) software onto network storage switches from Cisco Systems by the end of the year and on switches from Brocade Communications Systems sometime after that.

    08 May 03 08:21 Written by Lucas Mearian

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