The PeopleSoft board today recommended to its shareholders that they give Oracle the cold shoulder and reject its $24 per share bid for the company, seriously undervaluing it - says PeopleSoft - at just $8.8BN. Larry Ellison issued a statement saying that the offer is good till midnigh...
Nov. 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 20,987 Replies: 1
Texas Memory Systems' new RamSan-325 is an improvement on the company's solid state disk technology, offering up to a 2500% increase in I/O execution. This added speed and capacity means enterprises can reduce the number of appliances currently used for distributed storage and access r...
Nov. 9, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,164
Phishing attacks, online fraud, and chaotic confusion - the current state of e-commerce on the Internet, according to the CEO of RSA Security, is not conducive to growth. Something needs to be done, he believes, and fast, to overcome widepread fears of identity theft and other electron...
Nov. 8, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 10,152 Replies: 2
As the world becomes progressively more comfortable with e-business as a business model for the 21st century, criminals are also gaining a level of comfort in stealing information at a progressively alarming rate. Information theft is a global problem that will continue to grow as crim...
Nov. 8, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 20,936
E-voting vendors were ordered by the Election Assistance Commission to submit their electronic voting machines' source code to the National Software Reference Library. This federal order is to ensure the validity of e-votes if audited.
Nov. 5, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 18,253 Replies: 6
USB drives, often branded 'dumb storage' devices, are being used to securely manage personal information.
Nov. 2, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 8,563
Buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the Sun Java System Web Proxy Server may allow a remote unprivileged user to crash either the Web Proxy Server or the Admin Server (of the Web Proxy Server) or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the respective server processes.
Nov. 1, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 12,678 Replies: 1
Fueled in part by Parasoft's desire to expand into Europe, a new office has been opened in London, the company said. John Rodford will be the managing director. Rodford has a strong sales background in technology-related sectors.
Oct. 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 13,604
'There are those that persist in trying to draw the industry as filled with binary extremes,' writes Jonathan Schwartz, currently the industry's highest-profile blogger. But it isn't an either/or choice these days, Schwartz argues, in his latest effusion. It isn't open-source or propri...
Oct. 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 67,729 Replies: 15
Apple is claiming it has got the price of its storage down to $2.32 a gigabyte compared to $3 a gig before. How? By enhancing its Xserve RAID storage system to provide up to 5.6TB of capacity.
Oct. 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,748
Small and medium-sized businesses are being offered ShopSite 7.1. This version of the popular shopping cart Web service provides security measures in keeping with modern hacking methods. Furthermore, clients gain more control when retooling their online sites with new XML support and p...
Oct. 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 12,797
The Sans Institute has issued a list aimed at guarding companies against the most common loopholes in their computer systems. Microsoft SQL server ranks No. 4 on the list, e-mail programs rank No. 9.
Oct. 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,320
EMC is entering the SMB software market, acquiring Dantz Development Corporation in a $50M deal that brings it a well-regarded product platform, Retrospect, and what EMC software group EVP Dave DeWalt calls 'wide-reaching and deep channels to market.' The synergies between EMC and Dant...
Oct. 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,645
Comparing Larry Ellison to Mongol warrior Genghis Khan and calling him a 'sociopath' and Oracle's hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft 'diabolical' was not a smart move for now-sacked PeopleSoft CEO Craig Conway, it emerged in court yesterday. A PeopleSoft board member testified in the ...
Oct. 6, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 32,434
It remains to be seen whether or not Delaware Chancery Court Judge Leo Strine this week will side with Oracle and declare void PeopleSoft's poison-pill strategy designed to stave off the hostile takeover bid. Before then it may become moot; if Oracle ups its current $21 tender offer fo...
Oct. 6, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 23,631 Replies: 3
The University of Texas Health Science Center has selected IT security provider Vormetric to provide protection and encryption measures, safeguarding sensitive information it has on file regarding its employees and patients. The system not only provides safeguards against fraudulent us...
Oct. 1, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,819
Up until now, PC users could protect themselves from malicious code by ensuring that all attachments and downloads came from recognized and trusted sources. The latest security threat to be acknowledged by Microsoft involves corrupt JPEG files sent via e-mail. A user must open the e-ma...
Sep. 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,527
Silicon Graphics has released storage devices that are specifically tailored for the rich media needs of broadcasters and production facilities. The storage systems that will be used are based on DataDirect Networks shared storage systems.
Sep. 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,363
'Its role is to keep content in the home once it has arrived there,' Intel's Steve Bard explains to Roger Strukhoff. The 'it' in question is DTCP-IP, which Intel sees as playing a major part within the emerging digital home environment. Intel COO Paul Otellini wishes someone would come...
Sep. 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 19,478
Microsoft, as part of its 'Government Security Program' is allowing government agencies from about 60 countries to have access to the source code of its software programs. Among the 30 countries that have signed agreements so far are Australia, China, Russia and the U.K.
Sep. 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,096 Replies: 1
As many companies recognize the drawbacks and costs in supporting their own Virtual Private Network (VPN), they are turning over support of these systems to companies like Infonet. Infonet's global network, which can be accessed from 180 countries, provides peace of mind and saves mone...
Sep. 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,286
According to Charter Communications, webMethods' Portal will provide the support it needs for enterprise infrastructures through the creation of single access points by which to view information and deploy various applications, located across enterprise systems. This will save time and...
Sep. 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,479
VERITAS Software is celebrating its 15th anniversary by reflecting on the company's customer service initiative, and engineering bravado, both of which have allowed VERITAS to bring to 99% of Fortune 500 Companies its products. The company's next computing initiative is with grid compu...
Sep. 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 14,722
A leading provider of Web Services Security and Management software, Digital Evolution, has acquired Flamenco Networks, whose technology, part of the broader Web Services Management category, allows IT network and security operations to enforce enterprise security policies, automate th...
Sep. 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,126
Two security flaws have been recognized by major Linux vendors that can lead to execution of malicious code or archives. Red Hat discovered a flaw in compression utility LHA, they have identified three security vulnerabilities in the LHA bug alone. The other bug, according to Danish se...
Sep. 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,547
Red Hat has moved up several security enhancements that weren't supposed to appear until early next year, ostensibly to tout the value of having a Red Hat subscription.
Sep. 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,056
Intel COO Paul Otellini acknowledged product-development hiccups while maintaining that the global IT market is 'surging,' and pointed to the potential of wireless and international markets during an extensive keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum at San Francisco's Moscone Cente...
Sep. 7, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 25,158 Replies: 3
Sun is utilizing its purchase of Nauticus Networks, by announcing that it plans to introduce a networking switch of its own later this year. Some analysts think Sun's move may create hostile conditions between Sun and its long-standing networking partners.
Sep. 7, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,847
Not having kept, or being able to access, the right information at the right time is now a serious offence that puts the CEO and/or the CFO in jail for perjury, regardless of who in the organization may or may not have been to blame. Capgemini Group's Global CTO Andy Millholland report...
Sep. 6, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 16,672 Replies: 2
IBM has decided it's time to make the design specifications for its BladeCenter platform available to other more or less second-tier hardware guys in the name of developing a wider ecosystem - and of course selling more BladeCenters.
Sep. 4, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,569 Replies: 1
Jeffrey M. Nick, after 24 years at IBM where he became an IBM Fellow, is succeeding Mark Lewis as CTO of EMC Corp.
Sep. 3, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,623
As US events such as COMDEX and CeBIT America get canceled, the equivalent IT mega-shows in Europe seem to be going from strength to strength, reports Fuat Kircaali directly from Istanbul, where CeBIT Eurasia opened earlier this week to more exhibitors, more attendees, and more foreign...
Sep. 2, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 19,568 Replies: 8
With the release of Celerra NS500, EMC says it is providing customers access to NAS systems' functionality and enabling businesses to use their existing systems to perform operations ordinarily too expensive. Along with release of the low-cost model comes a new version of EMC's DART op...
Aug. 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,433
In a vulnerability ranked 'highly critical' by research firm Secunia, a flaw has just been found in the NSS library used by Netscape Enterprise Server (NES) and Sun ONE/Sun Java System Server to serve Web content.
Aug. 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,951
'Flex' - Macromedia's code-based way of building applications that target the Flash run-time - is being extended from today in an attempt to woo Java developers into bringing the power of Java to the Flash Player. 'You can still edit and code as a Java developer, but as you're doing it...
Aug. 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 20,360
One observer claims HP is frozen internally in conference call hell and that's why it can't execute. He says the place has practically cornered the market in conference phones that its staff use to talk to one another, that it's got way too many people second-guessing everybody else, c...
Aug. 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,724 Replies: 1
Storage networking solutions provider McDATA, has teamed with QLogic, to offer support for global, multi-vendor SANs. The two companies see growth in corporate reliance on blade servers.
Aug. 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,651
PolyServe, the clustering outfit, has picked up $20 million in D Series funding from Fidelity Ventures, Greylock, New Enterprise Associates and the RODA Group intending to use the money, which it called an 'operating cushion,' to accelerate sales.
Aug. 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,008
Utility storage company 3PAR has released a data storage product specifically for Linux-based applications which it hopes will help move any Linux deployment closer to a true utility computing environment.
Aug. 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 7,181
Internet security analysts believe that more hackers will attempt to infiltrate Web-based financial systems, now that the Federal Reserve has decided to use the Internet as a way to transfer money.
Aug. 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,137