19th > September > 2003 Archive
Cisco virtually created the voice over IP (VoIP) market and has identified the technology, and its wireless extension, voice over WLAN, as one of its six key areas for reveue and earnings growth, as its core backbone business starts to slow. But the company is facing intensifying competition from smaller players as VoIP increasingly overcomes its technological clunkiness and becomes a respectable enterprise option.
All told it took about four weeks for NYSE CEO Richard Grasso's insane pay package to become public and then lead to his exit from the Big Board.
Internet restrictions, government secrecy and communications surveillance have reached an unprecedented level across the world.
Updated Windows users were yesterday warned of the appearance of a worm that poses as a security update from Microsoft but actually causes all manner of mischief on infected PCs.
PeopleSoft continues to put nails in the coffin of the Oracle bid for the company, and this week has committed to extended support for both its own applications and for those acquired from JD Edwards, for an extra two years.
Privacy advocates have joined the chorus of critics of Verisign's "SiteFinder," which on Monday began directing mistyped dot-com and dot-net e-mail and Web addresses to a pay-for-play search site operated by the company, writes SecurityFocus' Deborah Ratcliff.
Today The Register Research Store opens for business. It's packed full of stats, studies, newsletters and opinions, courtesy of some of the best research houses around.
The Hutton inquiry into the death of UK MoD scientist David Kelly yesterday saw BBC reporter Andrew Gilligan in some difficulty with a PDA. The notes it contained of his fateful interview with Kelly consisted of not one copy, but two, one including the name "Campbell" and one without.
Alan Cooper, the "Father of Visual Basic, has some humane and eminently sensible thoughts about software usability. If more developers read and absorbed the advice in his book The Inmates Are Running The Asylum, computers would be far less annoying to the user. But Cooper on software economics is a different proposition.
Take-up of DSL is outstripping demand for cable broadband services, according to research from Point Topic.
HP chief exec Carly Fiorina is to ditch her directorship of Cisco later this year, according to a regulatory filing by the networking giant.
Telewest Business is to axe 15 per cent of its workforce - around 120 jobs - over the next nine months.
The backlash against Verisign's controversial decision to direct users who get lost on the Web to a search engine site run by the company is gaining momentum.