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Sun Microsystems will open source its web site authentication and web single sign-on (SSO) technologies through the Open Source Web Single Sign-On (OpenSSO) project. OpenSSO will allow Java technology developers to participate in the evolution of these critical security components and ...
The Sun StorEdge 9985 system is a follow-on to the existing Sun StorEdge 9970 system, and runs the same software and microcode as the Sun StorEdge 9990 system. The system is targeted at Sun StorEdge 9900 customers who are implementing large-scale consolidation projects, among other ini...
ICANN, The Internet's governing body, has approved the creation of the '.mobi' domain suffix. This can be used by cell phone companies to design their Websites. Many people question whether creating separate domain for mobile devices is necessary, but experts feel the move is aimed at ...
Thanks to Skype International and Boingo Wireless partnership - users will now be able to access Skype's VoIP technology from 18,000 Wi-Fi hot spots worldwide. Skype spokesperson Kelly Larabee said that Skype Zones powered by Boingo are geared not only toward business travellers and st...
IBM has announced that Gartner has positioned IBM in the Leader Quadrant in their 2005 Magic Quadrant for Web Services Platforms. According to Gartner, leaders are performing well today in Web services, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to s...
IBM revealed it has plans to add two new corporate blogging tools to the forthcoming Version 2.5 of its Workplace collaboration platform and Workplace Designer development tools. Version 2.5 of Workplace will ship with a Weblog component that allows users to create blogs with features ...
Altova has announced a half-price offer for its UModel 2005, and 20% discounts for the price of a four course Altova Online Training series. Both the XML Schema Accelerated Series and the XSLT Accelerated Series begin with introductory topics and progress to the advanced concepts of th...
Dr. Jane Goodall, world-renowned chimpanzee expert, conservationist, and humanitarian, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 25th Annual ESRI International User Conference. Best known for her study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe National Park, Dr. Goodall is recognized throughout the ...
SOA Software (formerly Digital Evolution)has announced XML VPN version 4.3. This new version of SOA Software's groundbreaking XML VPN product adds several key capabilities, including last-mile security, external service virtualization and support for WS-Policy.
The new Reef Point UMA Security Gateway provides comprehensive security for Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) networks, the company says, and unlike other solutions, such as session border controllers, is massively scalable, securing up to half a million simultaneous connections.
Microsoft today announced at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis that it will within 30 days release to manufacturing its first disk-based software solution designed to help companies reduce the time spent on data backup and recovery. Microsoft System Center Data Protection...
Bo Vesterdorf has been named the new judge in the Microsoft-EU case. Bo Vesterdorf, the 59-year-old Danish judge helped found Europe's second-highest judicial body, known as the Court of First Instance, in 1989. For the past six years, he has been president of the tribunal, which hears...
Microsoft, well known for its bullish marketing strategies, has made Linux one of the top items on the agenda of its Worldwide Partner Conference. It was complete with tips on how to demolish the open-source competition and a hands-on lab letting partners try out the operating system.
For the forth consecutive year, half- and full-day pre-conference tutorials offer real world insight, techniques, and methodologies pivotal to the increasing demand for Open Source software, according to ApacheCon's organizers. Topics include Scalable Internet Architectures, Web Servic...
Intel Corporation today introduced the dual-core Intel Pentium D processor-based platform for entry-level servers that includes two processor cores in one processor and the corresponding Intel E7230 chipset.
HP, which revolutionized the PC industry with its early breakthroughs in inkjet and laser printing technology, has announced what it calls a breakthrough ink-based printing platform. The company's new scalable printing technology is designed specifically to deliver high-performance pri...
'We embrace and we extend,' goes the refrain to a popular in-house Microsoft song of some years back, sung to the melody of Glory, Glory, Halleluiah. Is Microsoft simply trying to make Linux its own, or is it serious about doing a good turn for the Linux community?
Adobe's plans to buy Macromedia and integrate its product line are facing a second round of inquiry from the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ routinely examines mergers for possible anti-trust violations, and can be unsuccessful in stopping some mergers even if it objects. Adobe and...
Partner of the Year Awards were announced by Microsoft at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis. Award categories included Best in Show, eBusiness, Learning Solutions, Business Intelligence, Advanced Infrastructure, and several others.
Cisco Systems Inc., the biggest maker of equipment that directs data over the Internet, said on Thursday it promoted company veteran Charles Giancarlo to chief development officer. Giancarlo had joined Cisco in 1994. He succeeds Mario Mazzola, who is retiring from San Jose, California-...
Being able to address licensing and financing at the beginning of the decision-making process, rather than sometime afterward, helps customers make their purchasing decisions more easily, Microsoft says, especially if the financing arrangements enable them to implement more of the tota...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer delivered a keynote speech and hosted a partner session at the Microsoft Wordlwide Partner Conference in Seattle, during which he looked back over the past decade, noted how far the industry has come, and discussed the past, present, and future with a number...
The number of U.S. consumers and businesses that subscribe to high-speed Internet service, or broadband, jumped 34 percent in 2004 to almost 38 million lines, according to new statistics released by the Federal Communications Commission. The U.S. still lags 15 other countries in its pe...
Motion Computing has unveiled the LS800, the most compact tablet PC available running Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, the company says. The new slate tablet PC, approximately the size of a paperback book.
Opera Software has launched a technical preview (TP) of the Opera browser for Windows, Linux and Mac that includes support for BitTorrent. Integrating the file-downloading technology in the Opera browser offers the end user a faster download process by utilizing full bandwidth and redu...
Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2005, being held in Minneapolis, is bringing together 6,000 industry partners from around the world. The event schedule includes Microsoft executive keynotes, product- and industry-specific information sessions, recognition events, structured ne...
As the open-source Mozilla Firefox browser continues to gain market share, it wins new corporate friends as well. Now comes word that Google will be providing a Firefox toolbar, an action that follows something that Yahoo did a few months ago.
'Is it reasonable to insult and mock those with differing viewpoints? To publicly denigrate a fellow community member or group because they use the wrong IDE, Framework or design pattern (in your opinion) shows ignorance and lack of respect?' Duncan Mills thinks not. Read his essay her...
Naturally Clustered Java lets developers view applications as if they were running in a single Virtual Machine (VM), Terracotta says, and enables runtime clustering capabilities that enhance application scalability and availability.
Sun and Toshiba have jointly deployed the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) Hotspot Implementation, Sun's Java Virtual Machine technology that turbo-charges applications for 3G handsets, and Sun Java Wireless Client software for Vodafone, to put next-generation services int...
Google has taken a move to help electrify the adoption of broadband access by consumers, by investing in Current Communications, a company that provides broadband access over powerlines.
JBoss isn't an ordinary open source project. It isn't an ordinary J2EE application server, either. In fact, as Norman Richards and Sam Griffith, Jr. point out in their new book, 'JBoss: A Developer's Notebook' (O'Reilly, US $29.95), there's something special about JBoss. For example, J...
This announcement signals Symbian's growing commitment to Symbian OS development in India, the company says. In 2003 Symbian established an Offshore Development Centre (ODC) in Bangalore, in partnership with MphasiS Technologies with a commitment to developing a Symbian owned subsidiar...
Under terms of a new agreement, HP will also provide first-line support for customers around the world, as well as security compliance consulting and onsite services as needed. Apani's In-depth Network Security system secures data communications and provides the centralized management ...
HP's Collaborative Business Infrastructure (CBI) uses Microsoft's .NET and is based on HP best practices from projects delivered internally and externally. It provides pre-architected and pre-integrated building blocks, covering the integration of applications, data, and business proce...
The years-long debate over a harmonized technology patenting process throughout the European Union may be over, with the bill failing by an overwhelming margin. Touted as a 'triumph' by open-source software proponents, does it also represent a continuing rupture in the fabric of a Euro...
Five years now, going on six, and we're still treading water. By 'we' the author means those involved in the technology community in the U.S. By 'treading water' he means the Nasdaq index level, which very stubbornly refuses to leave the 2000 level. Is it going to stay this way forever...
VitalStream's content delivery network (CDN) combined with Sorenson's Squeeze encoding technology gives developers the ability to publish digital video files to VitalStream's network, improving traditional media workflow, the companies says. The service is built to provide an efficient...
Oracle continued its recent acquisition strategy, buying privately-held ProfitLogic, a provider of Retail Profit Optimization solutions. ProfitLogic's software analyzes customer demand patterns to help retailers make inventory, pricing and merchandising decisions.
A years-long debate over a harmonized technology patenting process throughout the European Union comes to a head this week when members of the European Parliament are set to vote on it. Supported by large technology companies in Europe, opposed by open-source proponents, it represents ...


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