20th > November > 2002 Archive
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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …
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, …
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.
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.
Letter Buster Blocker, of Muscatine, Iowa, USA, writes:
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:
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).
BT's top brass are unable to say whether its ISP, BTopenworld, will still be around this time next year.
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.
BT could be sailing into a storm over plans to roll-out an 128k "mid-band" service.
Updated A fire at the University of Twente in the Netherlands today has destroyed one of the fastest computer networks in Europe.
There has been a veritable explosion of correspondence over the last two weeks concerning the marvellous Traser GlowRing.
The broadband industry is warned that it could lose hard-fought-for customers, unless it cuts price and improves performance.
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.
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.
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.