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  • There's life after the bubble-burst

    People keep asking when the IT and telecommunications business are going to get back to normal, Ben Verwaayen, chief executive officer (CEO) of London's BT Group PLC said Tuesday. "But this is the norm, so we'd all better accept it and develop the strategies we need to deal with it."

    09 Oct. 02 07:00 Written by Gillian Law
  • RC5-64 bit key's strength questioned

    Distributed.net's successful attack on RC5-64 bit encryption code has cast a shadow of doubt across the effectiveness of 64-bit keys for securing sensitive data.

    08 Oct. 02 15:49 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Army gets a $98m communications upgrade

    The Australian Army is embarking on three projects worth almost $309 million to upgrade its capabilities, including a $98 million project to upgrade the communications network.

    08 Oct. 02 10:54 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • Nortel sheds optical assets for $108 million

    Nortel Networks has agreed to sell assets from its optical components business to UK's Bookham Technology PLC for approximately US$108 million, the Canadian network equipment maker said Monday.

    08 Oct. 02 10:49 Written by James Niccolai
  • EMC touts latest in line of midrange arrays

    In its ongoing move to sink its teeth into the midrange array marketplace, EMC on Monday announced the latest in a line of 2G bit/sec. Fibre Channel arrays, a follow-on to its first new midrange array, announced in August.

    08 Oct. 02 10:04 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • RIM software suppliers ramp up corporate offerings

    OnSet Technology and Good Software, which provide applications for the Research In Motion Ltd. hardware platform, on Monday are announcing e-mail-based software that will further cement the RIM's bragging rights to market share leadership in the wireless enterprise.

    08 Oct. 02 09:59 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Messaging vendors aim to undercut Exchange

    As Microsoft lays out its messaging platform road map at the Exchange User Conference this week, competing vendors are attempting to lure Exchange customers with the promise of lower cost, less complex platforms and licensing agreements.

    08 Oct. 02 09:57 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • NAI adds management tools to Sniffer line

    Network Associates Inc. on Tuesday plans to announce two new products to ease management of its distributed Sniffer network probes and expand the reporting based on data collected by the boxes, the company said.

    08 Oct. 02 09:15 Written by Joris Evers
  • Microsoft readies Content Management Server 2002

    Microsoft Corp. will ship Content Management Server 2002 by year's end, adding new support for XML (Extensible Markup Language) content management and Web services, company executives will announce Tuesday at the start of the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC).

    08 Oct. 02 08:02 Written by Matt Berger
  • Chambers: Cisco hot for storage networking

    The storage market continues to be a priority for Cisco Systems Inc., as its customers demand that the networking giant expand into this area, Cisco's President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John Chambers said Monday at Gartner Inc.'s Symposium/ITxpo.

    08 Oct. 02 08:01 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Cisco grabs unused capacity for recovery

    Service providers now can always have enough bandwidth in reserve to recover from failures, according to Cisco Systems Inc., which on Monday introduced software designed to deliver on that promise.

    08 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Intel promises realistic 3D for games developers

    Intel Corp. has announced the release of its latest software, based on its LFM (light field mapping) technology, designed to allow developers to build accurate 3D graphics.

    08 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Wendy Brewer
  • Microsoft faces 64-bit question

    Microsoft Corp.'s first operating system designed for the corporate data center has garnered sparse acceptance since its release two years ago, but the software is on the verge of a performance upgrade that experts say could put it on the road to corporate recognition.

    08 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by John Fontana
  • Trend Micro to offer cash back for viruses

    Antivirus software maker Trend Micro Inc. announced a new twist in the competitive enterprise security software market: cash back for tardy virus updates.

    08 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Sun to sell unbundled Solaris 9 for x86 systems

    Sun Microsystems Inc. will ship a version of its Solaris 9 operating system around the end of the year for computers based on Intel Corp.'s x86 processor architecture, with a likely price tag of US$99.

    08 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Peter Sayer
  • IBM, VeriSign to unleash Web-based security services

    Making good on promises made earlier this year, IBM Corp. and VeriSign Inc. on Tuesday will deliver their first set of jointly developed Web-based security services intended to help users bake trust and security into their e-business applications.

    08 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Ed Scannell
  • New product wants to make IM safer for businesses

    If you can't stop corporate employees from using AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) while at work, then make AIM secure so they can use it safely and leave an audit trail.

    08 Oct. 02 07:46 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Sun readies processors with cores galore

    Sun Microsystems Inc. will soon make a technology shift in its low-end server line, providing customers with specialized processors that can handle different forms of network traffic and have as many as eight processor cores on each chip.

    08 Oct. 02 07:45 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • BI crowd extends data reach

    Attempting to bolster corporate performance with BI (business intelligence) data, vendors this week will announce upgrades designed to help customers align business operations with strategic goals.

    08 Oct. 02 07:45 Written by Heather Harreld
  • Novell to expand Web services

    Novell Inc. plans to announce as soon as the first quarter of next year a new version of the exteNd Web services software it obtained through its acquisition of middleware vendor SilverStream in June.

    08 Oct. 02 07:45 Written by Deni Connor
  • Samsung Portable SSD T5: Built for Working on the Go

    Find out how the Samsung Portable SSD T5 was able to significantly improve the business efficiency of a 3D printing business

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