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Microsoft lines up Operations Manager update

While the forthcoming 2003 update to Microsoft Corp's Systems Management Server (SMS) grabs all the attention, the desktop management product's Operations Manager cousin, MOM, is also in line for a refresh. Microsoft Operations Manager Service Pack 1 is currently in beta and is expected to ship in January 2003. According …
ComputerWire, 20 Nov 2002
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Microsoft sets course for Jupiter

Microsoft Corp will today announce further details of its Jupiter project to componentize and integrate its e-business server family, including Content Management Server 2002, Commerce Server 2002, and BizTalk Server 2002. Jupiter is Microsoft's project to enable customers to mix-and-match e-commerce and business process …
ComputerWire, 20 Nov 2002
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Cisco expands SAFE Blueprint

Cisco Systems Inc said yesterday it has added a dozen upgrades to its products with the aim of enhancing its SAFE Blueprint security strategy. Security was one of five areas identified as sexy, with much-sought short-term growth potential, by Cisco boss John Chambers in the company's last quarterly earnings call. The …
ComputerWire, 20 Nov 2002
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At a stroke, MS cuts critical vuln reports

The Good News: Microsoft Corp will be making fewer warnings of "critical" security vulnerabilities in its products from now on, Kevin Murphy writes The Bad News: This is because Microsoft has changed the way it advises users and administrators of vulnerabilities, raising the threshold to require a "critical" advisory. …
ComputerWire, 20 Nov 2002
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Vendors' Top Execs say ‘Make IT Relevant’

IT that actually serves a useful purpose? Now, there's an intriguing proposition, and it's a concept gaining currency among the industry's top chief executives, writes Gavin Clarke. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Inc's president and CEO Hector Ruiz has become the latest convert to the cause, preaching during his Comdex Fall …
ComputerWire, 20 Nov 2002
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Sun intros Linux VPN appliance

Sun Microsystems has teamed up with Check Point Software to develop the Sun LX50 VPN/Firewall appliance, based on Sun's recently launched Lintel server. Based on the same hardware as Santa Clara, California-based Sun's LX50 Intel Corp processor-based Unix and Linux server, the new appliance features Redwood City, …
ComputerWire, 20 Nov 2002
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Phones more disruptive than PC or Internet – Rheingold

Howard Rheingold's got the mobile bug, big time. The genial pop commentator who mapped out virtual communities before most of us had even reached our first Gopher server has been traveling the world and discovered the transformative power of mobile phones. He thinks mobile phones will become more important than the Internet or the PC.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Nov 2002
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Imagination losses widen

Imagination Technologies, the UK system on a chip designer, today reported interim losses of £3.9m, double the losses of 2001, on lower sales of £5.8m (2001: £6.4m). It attributes this to reduced system revenues. The company is currently redrafting itself as an IP pure(ish) play and is still in transition.
Drew Cullen, 20 Nov 2002
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Why does self-balancing Segway need kick stand?

Letter Buster Blocker, of Muscatine, Iowa, USA, writes:
Drew Cullen, 20 Nov 2002
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The XXX Clause – why it's not obscene

Letter Laurence Kaye disagrees with the arguments advanced in The XXX Clause is Obscene, penned by fellow copyright lawyer Brian Esler And published on The Register. He would "welcome the opportunity for a fuller debate on ...private copying, DRM and associated issues". So would we. Send us your submissions. We may even publish them. Now for Laurence's reply:
Drew Cullen, 20 Nov 2002
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BSG talks up UK broadband

Increasing the take-up and availability of broadband services in the UK are the two key proposals published yesterday by the Broadband Stakeholders Group (BSG).
Tim Richardson, 20 Nov 2002
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Will BTopenworld survive the year?

BT's top brass are unable to say whether its ISP, BTopenworld, will still be around this time next year.
Tim Richardson, 20 Nov 2002
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Patent Office swamped by EU Copyright Directive response

The Patent Office will miss the European Union Copyright Directive "transposition" deadline of 22 December deadline. In other words, it's not ready to draft EUCD-compliant provisions for Parliament to wave through to UK law.
Drew Cullen, 20 Nov 2002
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BT unsure about availability of new mid-band service

BT could be sailing into a storm over plans to roll-out an 128k "mid-band" service.
Tim Richardson, 20 Nov 2002
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Fire devastates Dutch Internet hub

Updated A fire at the University of Twente in the Netherlands today has destroyed one of the fastest computer networks in Europe.
John Leyden, 20 Nov 2002
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The truth about tritium

There has been a veritable explosion of correspondence over the last two weeks concerning the marvellous Traser GlowRing.
Lester Haines, 20 Nov 2002
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Users call for cheaper broadband

The broadband industry is warned that it could lose hard-fought-for customers, unless it cuts price and improves performance.
Tim Richardson, 20 Nov 2002
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DCGrid broadens apps support

Entropia, a provider of PC compute grid solutions recently announced DCGrid 5.1, the latest revision of its grid software that improves application deployment and grid resource management support.
IT-Analysis, 20 Nov 2002
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MS Stinger, my part in its downfall, by Sendo?

Chugging along in the wake of Sendo's shock departure from the MS smartphone camp we have a particularly neatly-worded piece of advanced PR for CTIA Wireless 2003 in New Orleans next March.
John Lettice, 20 Nov 2002
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No server Longhorn, but big .NET Server changes due in 2004

Microsoft's next major version of Windows, Longhorn, will be a client OS only, Microsoft's objective being not to trouble its customers with a major server OS upgrade so soon after .NET Server 2003 ships. But from what Microsoft senior vp for Windows Brian Valentine was saying at Microsoft IT Forum in Copenhagen this week, Longhorn the client is going to be sufficiently radical for companies to have to make major changes in their server OS anyway.
John Lettice, 20 Nov 2002