BT fleshed out its IP strategy just a smidgen today with a networked storage alliance with Dell and EMC, and plans to boost network capacity.
Check Point Software Technologies Inc has produced an enterprise-class security infrastructure management console that finally brings to security administrators a level of product integration and ease of use to match technology so well established in network and systems management arenas. By incorporating "security …
KPNQwest NV yesterday joined Global Crossing, Williams Communications, and many carriers yesterday when it filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday. The Hoofddorp, Netherlands-based carrier announced early yesterday morning that it might have to seek protection under Dutch moratorium law from its creditors, after all the …
Any lingering hopes that directors and shareholders of Hynix Semiconductor Inc might have that the South Korean government may yet rescue the company were dashed yesterday, as Finance Minister Jeon Yun Churl warned that Hynix may be close to imminent collapse and declared there would be no government intervention. Jeon's …
Recent word from sources close to Motorola confirm that a significant speed bump will be timed for MacWorld Expo in July, raising current bus speeds, and seeing new 7470-based G4s raise frequencies to as high as 1.5Ghz.
Simon East, the ex-head of technology for Symbian Plc, has founded another mobile software company called Cognima Ltd, which he is currently unveiling to the public. It will develop a mobile application framework that will deliver services to inexpensive low-end phones that are currently only available on high-end phones. …
IBM's proposal to enlarge the board of a leading web services organization, granting possible admission to Sun Microsystems Inc, has received qualified support from Microsoft Corp, Gavin Clarke writes. Neil Charney, director of Microsof's .NET platforms strategy group, told ComputerWire his company would not oppose an IBM …
Microsoft's 'Seattlement' Service Pack for Windows XP is to go into testing within the next few weeks, and will ship later this year. The company doesn't usually make a big marketing deal of Service Packs, but for legal compliance reasons WinXP SP1 is special, so it's been taking some journalists through what's in it, how it will work and how it will comply.
A British man has been threatened by a gang of spammers after reporting its activity to his ISP.
There's some heart-warming news this morning in the shape of a free hosting offer for the much lamented Chatham Girls website.
A substantial number of virus filtering firm MessageLabs' customers experienced severe delays in sending and receiving email yesterday because of network routing problems.
HWRoundup Who remembers Elbrus, the Russian CPU designer of a supposed Merced (now Itanium) killer? ExtremeTech's very fine journalist Mark Hachman does:
Seagate is coming to the upgrade market with a new line of "consumer friendly hard drives" which it will sell through retailers.
The first beta of Netscape 7, released earlier this week, has been received with cautious enthusiasm.
US online ad revenues fell 12 per cent last year, according to data from the Internet Ad Revenue Report.
Systemax, the IT mail-order reseller formerly known as Globaldirect, has completed the announcements for its UK consolidation, Les Biggs VP of Europe told us. The changes which should be completed in September will see Systemax's seven UK sites cut to three: Wellingborough, Greenock and Walthamstow.
More than 10,000 pirate Spider Man and Star Wars: Episode II DVDs and 31 DVD burners were seized in the UK, in a raid carried out by Surrey Trading Standards and Hampshire Police.
The Professional Contractors Group (PCG) is best known for its opposition to the Government's plans to introduce a new "stealth" tax which specifically targets contractors. Set up in May 1999 to fight the Government's plans to introduce IR35, the PCG has grown from a single-issue campaign group into a professional trade organisation representing knowledge-based workers in the oil and gas, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and IT sectors.
Microsoft's problems with Brussels have been compounded by news that the European Commission is investigating whether Passport is compatible with European data protection law. European law is substantially tougher than the US equivalent in this area, and Microsoft's record on database control is somewhat patchy, so it wouldn't be a big surprise if the Commission decided there was a problem here.
And so to a characterless but swanky London hotel to see Hewlett-Packard's post-merger big guns, wheeled out yesterday morning before the UK press.
Users of the TiVo digital video recorder have reacted angrily to a new sponsorship feature that automatically records certain programmes, adverts and other promotional material.