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  • MySQL database popular but limited

    MySQL is integral to Sun Microsystems' integrated open-source software stack, but developer MySQL AB freely admits it's not yet the cure-all alternative to the IBM's DB2 or Oracle's 9i databases.

    19 Aug. 02 08:30 Written by Mark Jones
  • Borland, IBM eye coders

    Eyeing Microsoft Corp. Visual Basic and Linux developers, Borland Software Corp. and IBM Corp. on Monday revealed plans to collaborate on development offerings for Windows and Linux platforms on Intel hardware using Borland's RAD (rapid application development) technology and Big Blue's DB2 database.

    19 Aug. 02 08:30 Written by Paul Krill
  • Sun presumes Linux control

    Convinced that the Linux community needs a "benevolent dictator," Sun Microsystems has sparked a battle over who controls Linux standards, as a growing number of vendors chase enterprise Linux dollars.

    19 Aug. 02 08:30 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Apache upgrade released to fix security hole

    A flaw has been discovered in the newest version of the Apache Web server that could allow an attacker to take control of a user's system, prompting the release Friday of an upgrade to the software.

    19 Aug. 02 08:30 Written by Matt Berger
  • Gut-feeling out of touch in IT security decisions

    There is no place for flamboyant, gut-feeling decisions when it comes to information systems security, according to Peter Whythes, acting manager of the Attorney General's department policy and services branch.

    19 Aug. 02 08:09 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • New risk for wireless access points

    U.S. federal law enforcement officials are warning companies of a systematic effort by computer enthusiasts and possibly hackers to mark and map nonsecured Wi-Fi 802.11b wireless access points in many major metropolitan areas.

    19 Aug. 02 07:57 Written by Dan Verton
  • Price cuts helped WLANs rebound in Q2

    Lower prices helped sales of wireless LAN equipment based on the IEEE 802.11 standard rebound in the second quarter of this year, according to research by Dell'Oro Group Inc.

    17 Aug. 02 10:30 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Solution 6 IT services business signs $18m buyout deal

    Australian software and services provider Solution 6 Holdings said today it had reached an in-principle agreement for a management buyout of its IT services division Alphawest 6.

    16 Aug. 02 15:17 Written by Brett Winterford and Wires
  • California county opts-in for tougher privacy law

    In what may be more evidence of an emerging national backlash against "opt-out" financial privacy laws, California's San Mateo County this month approved a law requiring banks to get customer permission before sharing their data with third parties.

    16 Aug. 02 11:53 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Sun boosts speed and capability

    Sun last week boosted the performance and computing power of its midrange and high-end servers, and announced that processors of different speeds could reside in the same server.

    16 Aug. 02 11:48 Written by Deni Connor
  • One small step for open source

    A few dozen Linux programmers marched through downtown San Francisco on Thursday in support of proposed legislation that would require the California government to only use software in which the source code is freely available for viewing, modification and redistribution.

    16 Aug. 02 11:46 Written by Matt Berger
  • Maxtor exits networked storage business

    Maxtor is leaving the networked storage business as increased competition from larger vendors hurt sales, the company announced Thursday.

    16 Aug. 02 10:51 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Vignette deepens Web site reporting and analysis

    Aiming to give customers more tools to measure the effectiveness of Web site content, Vignette this week enhanced the reporting and analysis tools in its V6 content management system.

    16 Aug. 02 10:47 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Web services management protocol spec eyed

    OASIS (ORGANIZATION FOR the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) has formed a technical committee to propose an XML-based management protocol specification for Web services, said a Novell official Thursday who is chairing the committee.

    16 Aug. 02 10:46 Written by Paul Krill
  • NRMA outsources staff to gen-i

    Insurance company NRMA's 14 IT staff will be transferred to systems integrator gen-i under a $40 million outsourcing contract negotiated between the two companies.

    16 Aug. 02 08:40 Written by Andrea Malcolm
  • IBM introduces low-end managed server

    IBM this week announced a new server for small and midsized businesses that contains fault-tolerance and self-managing capabilities not seen before in systems of this size.

    16 Aug. 02 07:55 Written by Deni Connor
  • Torvalds: Commercialization balances Linux

    There's plenty of room at the Linux party for both profit-seeking vendors and technical purists, according to Linus Torvalds, founder of the open source platform.

    16 Aug. 02 07:53 Written by Paul Krill
  • Groove adds integration with Lotus Notes

    Groove Networks next week will add to its recent string of integration announcements this time joining up with Lotus Notes, another brainchild of Groove founder Ray Ozzie.

    16 Aug. 02 07:47 Written by John Fontana
  • Ellison touts Oracle Linux clustering

    Oracle's Linux embrace includes running Oracle.com and its internal mail system on the open systems platform, but don't expect the company to make its database open source anytime soon.

    16 Aug. 02 07:41 Written by Paul Krill
  • Next-generation WiFi: Enterprise Prince or Bandwidth Frog?

    In this research paper we look at the current state of wireless networking in the enterprise from satisfaction and investment levels to common pain points when it comes to keeping the WiFi lights on. We also look at how clued up and prepared the average enterprise is to handle the introduction of WiGig (802.11ad) and other new high bandwidth technologies likely to add whole new set of challenges as well as potential benefits to the network mix.

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