19th > November > 2002 Archive
Zippy – a Lotus Notes for the rest of us?
A fresh approach to workgroup collaboration and file sharing will emerge this week with the launch of Zippy. It's a hosted service that offers file sharing, instant messaging and PIM functionality for a fixed fee per user per month.
Compel takes £400K restructuring charge
Compel, the mid-range computer dealer/rental firm, is to take a £400,000 charge for bringing expenses into line with business levels and prospects. The company says it "remains sound and strongly funded" and insists that costs are "largely" under control, but it is gloomy about trading.
Intel spruces Xeon line
Only Tuesday, and already it's an exhausting week for product launches with world+dog determined to make a noise for Comdex.
Heathrow thieves steal 1,400 SPV Orange smartphones
Thieves made off with 1,400 Orange SPV (Sounds Picture Video) smartphones after raiding a warehouse in Heathrow last Friday.
FAST hails copyright ‘big stick’
On November 20, Copyright etc and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement) Act 2002 comes into force.
mmO2 climbs towards black
mm02 is claiming a good set of interims with EBITDA (Earnings before Bad Stuff) achieved in all four countries where it operates a mobile phone network.
Vodafone touts remote access for road warriors
Vodafone has released a new GPRS-based mobile data service providing business customers with remote access to their offices.
IBM wins US Gov super computer deal
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded IBM a $290 million contract to build the two fastest supercomputers in the world with a combined peak speed of 460 trillion calculations per second (teraflops).
MS accused of banning mod chip Xbox from Live service
Microsoft's campaign against Xbox mod chips has ratcheted up a notch with the launch of the Xbox Live online gaming service. According to a posting at Got Mod?, (there's a site that's going to be pretty concerned about the issue) the company is attempting to detect mod chips when users connect, then placing them on a banned list - forever.
BT touts broadband for everyone
BT today announced that broadband would reach 80 per cent of the UK in the next few years.
IBM's S/390 Linux guru on the Open Source patent question
Following yesterday's piece on Microsoft playing the patent card against Linux we were pointed to an interview with IBM's Karl-Heinz Strassemeyer at Linux Forum Denmark. It's been around for a while, but Strassemeyer has some interesting things to say about IBM, Linux and patents, so it's still worth looking at.
WinXP ‘Second Edition’ leaks
Back in March we brought you the news that Microsoft was preparing enterprise customers for an evolutionary (read: "cashflow-friendly") upgrade to Windows XP, dubbed "XP Second Edition", as an interim before the much-vaunted Longhorn overhaul.
HPQ storage blitz shows continued convergence
HP has announced a swathe of new StorageWorks products and upgrades, to shore up its position in the multi-vendor networked storage business.
Accused Pentagon Hacker's Online Life
Usenet posts show Gary McKinnon was a bit of a phone phreak, knew where to buy lock picks, and had an early interest in defense computers. A former employer says he was bored at work.
Linux Professional Institute raises the bar on testing
The Linux Professional Intitute isn't out to make money. That could be the factor that sets this Linux certification agency apart from the others - if nothing else, LPI can certainly claim to be the only certification body with non-profit status. Not having to focus on the bottom line provides certain benefits to people who want to become Linux professionals.