12th > November > 2003 Archive
Dell's server software division has drawn closer ties with its favorite operating system vendor - Microsoft.
The offshore IT services industry is clearly split into two rival camps: east and west. Vendors from both hemispheres compete on price for the same clients' business. However, the obstacles that both groups must overcome differ. Understanding these differences, and individual vendors' survival strategies, is key to spotting the winners of this young but rapidly growing industry.
Does Norderfriedrichskoog really need an IT company to serve a community of just 47 inhabitants and a dozen thatched homesteads 200 kilometres north of Hamburg?
Cash'n'CarrionIt was going so well. The deal was sealed with TechnoDepot to sell its very fine t-shirts for geeks on Cash'n'Carrion. The announcement went up on The Register, the sales started coming in. And then lots of complaints from readers who were unable to make an order.
The security system built into Nokia's N-Gage has been cracked, allowing other Symbian-based mobile handsets to play games designed for the Finnish handheld console-cum-phone.
Tempers boiled over yesterday at a parliamentary inquiry into broadband after BT was forced to fend off accusations that it was "arrogant".
Prosecutors dropped all charges against a Canadian man implicated in a '419' advanced fraud fee racket this week, much to the annoyance of a Conneticut woman who helped police arrest him.
AMD will add 148, 248 and 848 varieties to its Opteron server and workstation processor family next week, following the price cuts the chip maker made to all three lines at the end of October.
Microsoft will begin its defence at the EU's anti-trust hearing into the company's alleged anti-competitive practices in Brussels today.
UK consumers need a clear definition of broadband to prevent them from being misled.
Nokia today vowed to "aggressively pursue" the people behind the successful attempt to crack its N-Gage handheld console-cum-phone's copy protection mechanism.
ReviewSo far we've only seen a few affordable Athlon 64 PCs, with the Multivision reviewed a few weeks ago offering the most compelling price. The Mesh Matrix64 3200+ Extreme is not as cheap as the Multivision system, but it does have some extras on offer, writes Lars-Goran Nilsson.
Microsoft yesterday released a set of four security patches in its second stab at releasing security fixes once a month.
Printer consumables are HP's great cash cow, accounting for up to half of the printer and imaging division revenues and the lion's share of profits.
Reg Kit Watch
Sun Microsystems has slashed the price on one of its workstations, as the company appears ready to launch the long awaited Sun Blade 2500.
A third of NTL subscribers now subscribe to the cableco's broadband service.
The US Patent and Trademark Office will review the Eolas patent that puts claim to content embedded and run within a Web page.
IBM is looking to make its DB2 Everyplace database for handheld devices a little more attractive to Microsoft developers, developers, developers, Java coders and small businesses.
LettersKieren McCarthy's 7 November article (Open source movement screws up again) inaccurately describes me as an "open source devotee". In fact, I have never supported the open source movement, and I disagree with its basic philosophical outlook. I am a leader in the free software movement.
Cisco Systems today announced the acquisition of Latitude Communications, an enterprise conferencing firm, for approx $80m in stock.
Freeserve boss Eric Abensur doesn't have a broadband connection at home. Instead, he uses a standard dial-up connection to access the Net.
Following our report last week of the Office of Government Commerce's difficulties at the Public Accounts Committee, our attention is drawn to what appears to have been a piece of not entirely joined-up purchasing by the OGC itself. The outfit is charged with helping government departments achieve the best possible value for money in their purchasing, so it'd be just a little bit embarrassing if it got it wrong itself.
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Intellectual property company E-Pass has been allowed to re-commence its litigation against Microsoft and HP.
Fresh off the success of the now famous Big Mac cluster, IBM has planned a new line of blade servers based on its PowerPC 970 processor.
Lettersre: Penn State trustee and RIAA lawyer denies conflict of interest and Penn State's pigopolist pork is not smelling sweet
Eastern European crime syndicates are using threats of computer hacking to extort pay-offs from UK online businesses.