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Four Moscow-based security experts with Kaspersky Labs have reported that the number of new entries to its malware database jumped by more than 30 in 2004 - with the two record holders for damage caused being Mydoom.a (February) and Sasser.a (May).
Cisco wants to move many enterprise functions currently serviced by IBM's WebSphere middleware, onto networks, reducing reliance on servers.
RLX is moving out of blade hardware sales, redirecting its attention on selling software for blade servers.
China announced it is the first country to implement a large network using IPv6. This next-generation Internet protocol can transmit data at 10 gigabits per second. China says it has achieved speeds of 40GB per second, a world record.
According to a document just filed with the SEC, the founder of PeopleSoft - David Duffield, who stepped in as CEO when Craig Conway was suddenly fired by the PeopleSoft board - is no longer with the company. He resigned last week as CEO, chairman, and director in the wake of Oracle's ...
In a transaction that is supposed to be the largest software acquisition ever, Symantec, the consumer anti-virus house, is buying Veritas, the enterprise storage and backup manager, for $13.5 billion in stock. The price works out to roughly $30.75 a share, better than a $5 premium over...
The boards of Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. have both unanimously approved a 'merger of equals' transaction. Each company's shareholders will own about 50 percent of the new company. Associated Press reports say that 'Sprint Nextel also intends to spin off Sprint's local ...
'While the stock market can be unpredictable, the technology running it can't be,' said IBM's software chief Steve Mills - Senior Vice President and Group Executive, IBM Software - this morning as Big Blue announced in New York that it's working with the New York Stock Exchange on a ne...
Linus Torvalds currently leads over Alan Turing, C++ author Bjarne Stroustrup, Richard M. Stallman, C author/Unix coinventor Dennis Ritchie, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee in our quest to identify the Top Twenty Software People in the World. Here's how the top of the poll is looking as of tod...
With its virtual folders and RSS integration, the open source Mozilla e-mail client Thunderbird is now available in v 1.0 worldwide.
According to ClickZ Stats, the trends and statistics analyst that was formerly called CyberAtlas, the worldwide Internet population in 2004 reached 934 million. In the US, the total of online citizens is 185 million out of a total population of 290 million; in China the total is 99.80 ...
CrownPeak Search - which is being sold as a Web service - is the first search technology that returns results based on past Web searching behavior. This is the first, 'intelligent' application of its kind that learns from user's behavior.
Former resident of Calgary and Java co-inventor James Gosling has teamed up with another Calgary resident - Mogens Smed - to create a new tool aimed at revolutionizing the process of industrial design.
Microsoft has signed a number of agreements with integration solutions provider, Vintela. The move is a clear indication Microsoft intends to fully develop infrastructure integration, in enterprises employing its management tools with other platforms.
SJ Namo is challenging Macromedia by releasing its own version of Macromedia Flash. Priced much less than what Macromedia sells it for, FlashCreator is letting people work with Flash, who in the past were kept at bay due to price.
To make setting up networks as easy and anxiety-free as possible, NETGEAR has decided to use BVRP's LAN Wizard Utility, which gathers information about users' current configuration, and takes them by the hand through the installation of their new networks.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Compuware's Uniface development environment. The theme at this year's annual Uniface users conference, where the next version of Uniface will be shown, is 'Building a Bright Future.' Uniface users will be able to mingle under the stars in Amsterd...
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...
Version 1.0 of Firefox, the free browser, is officially released today, after more than 7 million people downloaded it during its 'preview release' period. The Mozilla Foundation, which inherited much of the underlying software code from Netscape, hopes Firefox will take a 10% chunk of...
Microsoft Corp. just announced it is paying $536 million US dollars to settle with Novell Inc. the antitrust dispute between the two companies. Under the terms of the settlement, Novell has agreed to withdraw its claims over the damaging effect of Microsoft products on Novell's Netware...
HP is going to build Brocade's new 4 gigabit-per-second storage networking switches into its P class BladeSystems under a new arrangement between the two companies.
Pegasystems' new SmartBPM Suite is designed to address real-world business problems that many say current BPM management applications fail to do. SmartBPM utilizes J2EE in to make it 'insanely open,' according to a Pegasystems executive.
Novell vice-chairman Chris Stone, who orchestrated Novell's death-defying move into Linux and its acquisition of SUSE and Ximian, is out. Supposedly he's leaving to pursue 'other professional opportunities.' But the real reason, reports Maureen O'Gara, may be that his career ambitions ...
The mood was definitely upbeat on Thursday, October 28, as the 45th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show commenced with the largest opening day crowd in its history. The YV&C staff was on hand and spent most of their time at Bahia Mar and Las Olas, touring the show's superyac...
Merrill Lynch is advising IBM to devote a substantial part of its manufacturing capacity in East Fishkill to AMD's chips on the theory that it could be a 'significant opportunity' if IBM is 'willing to take some risks.'
Oracle this morning raised its price for PeopleSoft from $21 a share to $24, a total of $8.8 billion, saying $24 represents a 60% premium to where PeopleSoft was trading when Oracle made its first run at the company a year ago June. In a letter to PeopleSoft's board yesterday, Oracle ...
Germany's SKE has selected the Swedish IT solutions firm IFS to handle the development and utilization of various IT services which SKE needs to have access to. SKE is one of Germany's largest suppliers of building and facilities management services.
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.
'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...
BMC Software has cut a deal with Red Hat to deliver cross-platform IT management solutions. They're going to tighten up the integration between BMC's Marimba Server and client management widgetry and the Red Hat Network for application management, patch management and configuration dis...
As part of its continuing, voluntary initiative called Take Costs Out of integration, Pervasive is offering a free webinar next month that will use Pervasive customers' own accounts, on how Pervasive allowed them to realize successful systems integration. Mike Hosking, the company's CT...
'Thank-you, everyone for developing, deploying, and improving the Internet,' writes Roger Strukhoff. 'Thank-you Tim Berners-Lee for realizing its power. But no thanks to everyone who has overemphasized it, paradigmatically hyperbolized it, obtusely not gotten that it doesn't matter if ...
Sanjay Kumar, the former chairman and CEO of Computer Associates, was charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice in an indictment unsealed yesterday. Former CA executives, led by Kumar, 'betrayed the trust of the board, Computer Associates shareholders, and 15,000 employees,' a...
'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...
Late Friday night, Scotland Yard released a statement officially confirming the arrest of a 20-year-old-man in connection with the hacking of Cisco's network that resulted in the theft of 800MB of its primary operating system. The code found its was onto servers in the Netherlands and ...
Is Sybase targeting MS SQL or PostgreSQL or both? That's what developers and DBAs have been asking themselves after last week's big announcement by Sybase that it has released a free (as in beer) version of the Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database - which Sybase claims is the firs...
Already named this year one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, Linus Torvalds has done it again: he's won himself a top award - this time it's one of this year's prestigious Innovations Awards, organized by The Economist.
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...
Intel has hired Eric Kim, a guy out of Samsung Electronics to run corporate marketing, an odd place to go for a skill historically associated with American companies, but as Intel has explained before the emerging Asian markets represent a lot of its future and, while Kim was there, Sa...
The antitrust authorities have failed to prove their case requesting that the US District Court should block - on antitrust grounds - Oracle's proposed $7.7 billion hostile takeover bid of PeopleSoft. Shares of both companies rose yesterday, PeopleSoft's climbing about 15 percent to $2...


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