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WS-I second round spec homes in on security

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence A Microsoft Corp-backed industry group is preparing its second set of web services specifications to ensure interoperability of emerging XML security standards, writes Gavin Clarke. The Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization has created a working group whose task is to map …
ComputerWire, 23 Jan 2003
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SBC enforcing all-encompassing Web patent

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence SBC Communications Inc is enforcing a patent it owns that, it claims, covers the use of frame-like user interfaces in web sites, it emerged this week Kevin Murphy writes. . If your web site uses a frames or a persistent user interface, then you could be in infringement. Using SBC’s …
ComputerWire, 23 Jan 2003
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Sun’s Linux Desktop expected this summer

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Sun Microsystems Inc's alternative to Windows-desktop PCs is scheduled for a summer launch, slipping from Q1, with the company also preparing to change the system’s proposed route to market. Santa Clara, California-based Sun said yesterday its Linux desktop, codenamed Mad Hatter, …
ComputerWire, 23 Jan 2003
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Firewall/VPN vendors saw growth in 2002

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Check Point Software Technologies Ltd and NetScreen Technologies Inc, rival suppliers of firewall/VPN systems, yesterday both reported pleasing financials for calendar 2002, as demand grows for appliances that protect networks from attack, Kevin Murphy writes. Both companies beat …
ComputerWire, 23 Jan 2003
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PeopleSoft sales, profits slip

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence PeopleSoft Inc delivered profits well above its previous guidance when it announced its fourth quarter results yesterday. The Pleasanton, California-based developer turned in sales of $512.3m in the quarter ending December 31, down 5.1% on the previous year. Operating income was down …
ComputerWire, 23 Jan 2003
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Siebel reports Q4 loss

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence CRM giant Siebel Systems Inc turned in a fourth quarter loss yesterday on the back of a sharp fall in software revenues. The San Mateo, California-based vendor reported revenues of $394.7m for the quarter ending December 31, down 19.1% on the year. While services, maintenance and …
ComputerWire, 23 Jan 2003
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Microsoft launches CRM (in US)

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Microsoft Corp finally launched its delayed customer relationship management (CRM) software yesterday, the company's first foray into this area of e-business software. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft CRM for North America was delayed from its planned end-of-2002 launch at the …
ComputerWire, 22 Jan 2003
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RealNetworks goes live with Helix DNA Server

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence RealNetworks Inc will today release the third and final piece of its Helix open-source streaming media system, with which it hopes to become the de facto standard streaming media software provider on the internet, Kevin Murphy writes. CEO Rob Glaser is set to make the announcement at …
ComputerWire, 22 Jan 2003
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Search firms upgrade relevance, bells, whistles

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Fast Search & Transfer ASA and Ask Jeeves Inc both yesterday introduced upgrades to their web search engines, hoping to attract and retain more users as search becomes an increasingly lucrative web business. Jeeves said it has launched version 2.0 of the Teoma search engine it …
ComputerWire, 22 Jan 2003
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C&W waves goodbye to Wallace

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Cable & Wireless Plc is parting company with chief executive Graham Wallace, a man held responsible by angry investors for bringing the company to its knees by burning its cash pile on a series of internet acquisitions that have left it nursing huge losses. The company said yesterday …
ComputerWire, 22 Jan 2003

HP rolls out Versastor, by way of Brocade

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Signaling the start of what is very likely to be the year that big suppliers begin shipping storage virtualization products, Hewlett Packard Co yesterday said that it is finally set to roll out its long-awaited Versastor technology, writes Tim Stammers. The announcement also gives …
ComputerWire, 22 Jan 2003

Oracle and customers still at odds over 10.7

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence First-day announcements from Oracle AppsWorld in San Diego, California were low key with Oracle Corp continuing with its long-held theme of customer take-up for 11i, and customer satisfaction, supplemented with the announcement of additional product and service bundles aimed at …
ComputerWire, 22 Jan 2003

HP launches 4-way ProLiant blade servers

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence As expected, Hewlett-Packard Co yesterday upgraded its ProLiant BL "QuickBlade" series of blade servers with the first four-way blade server, writes Timothy Prickett-Morgan. While HP is not the first vendor to offer a four-way blade (niche high-end blade vendor eGenera has been …
ComputerWire, 21 Jan 2003
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Infineon makes money out of memory chips shock

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Heavy investment in 300mm wafer production capacity and R&D has started to pay off for Infineon Technologies AG, which has started the year with strong revenue growth and a belief that it faces "further stable development of demand in most market segments." It claims to be the among …
ComputerWire, 21 Jan 2003
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EV7 AlphaServers unleashed as chip line heads into sunset

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Customers of Hewlett-Packard Co's AlphaServer RISC machines got a look at the probable future machines they will use over the next few years as HP rolled out the "Marvel" line of servers, writes Timothy Prickett-Morgan. The Marvels, which are based on the Alpha EV7 processor, are …
ComputerWire, 21 Jan 2003
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US senate takes aim at spam, spectrum, broadband

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Returning to the chair of the US Senate Communications Subcommittee, Senator Conrad Burns last week outlined ten policy priorities for the 2003 legislative session. Themes of internet security, broadband adoption, spectrum management and spam are predominant. The three "centerpiece" …
ComputerWire, 20 Jan 2003
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MS bids to intercept Unix defectors at LinuxWorld

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Microsoft Corp is journeying deep into the enemy heartland this week, by opening a stand at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in an attempt to snag wavering Unix users, writes Gavin Clarke. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft will deploy 15 staff at the New York-based event in an …
ComputerWire, 20 Jan 2003
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Sex.com could cost VeriSign $100m, says suit

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Sex.Com, the disputed adult web portal currently owned by Grant Media LLC, said it is a step closer to a ruling on whether it can claim damages from VeriSign Inc for alleged negligence in the transfer of the domain name sex.com to another party. The company said in a statement …
ComputerWire, 20 Jan 2003
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Iomega cash pile looks tempting takeover target

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Iomega Corp now looks a sitting duck for a takeover as it sits on a $453.9m cash pile while its stock market value is a pitiful $483.4m. After hacking back costs, the San Diego, California-based company is milking increasing sums from its Zip drives but acknowledges that revenue will …
ComputerWire, 20 Jan 2003
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SEC investigation of EDS goes formal

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence The US Securities and Exchange Commission is now conducting a formal investigation into practices at Electronic Data Systems Corp, the company said late Friday. The news follows the revelation in early October that an "informal" SEC probe was underway. EDS said in October that the …
ComputerWire, 20 Jan 2003
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Hutchinson 3G confirms March launch

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence The ambitious plans of Hutchison 3G UK Ltd to be the first operator to launch a commercial 3G service in Europe, received a further boost following the news it has 30,000 registrations for its video mobile service in the United Kingdom. The company is expected to spend tens of …
ComputerWire, 17 Jan 2003
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AMD makes massive Q4 loss

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Advanced Micro Devices Inc reported a massive loss for its fourth quarter yesterday and failed to meet the raised revenue forecast it set itself back in December. Although the Sunnyvale, California-based vendor saw increased shipments of its CPU and flash memory products, its already …
ComputerWire, 17 Jan 2003
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SAP positions to avoid IBM and Microsoft Web Services

SAP AG has announced products and strategy which it hopes will establish the company as a cross-platform web services player, while avoiding direct competition with IBM or Microsoft Corp, writes Gavin Clarke. Waldorf, Germany-based SAP yesterday announced a data management product under its newly named Enterprise Services …
ComputerWire, 17 Jan 2003
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Microsoft shells out first dividend

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Just days into 2003, Microsoft has predicted 2004 will be "daunting". Faced with an uncertain economy and growing competition from Linux to Microsoft's server revenues, the company faces a tough time improving on this year's results. That's according to the company's chief financial …
ComputerWire, 17 Jan 2003
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IBM Q4 sales stable, profits hurting

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence IBM Corp might have an equally sized rival in Hewlett Packard Co, but Big Blue, more than HP, is still a bellwether for the IT industry because of the broad range of markets that it plays in, writes Timothy Prickett Morgan. And if IBM's fourth quarter 2002 financial results are any …
ComputerWire, 17 Jan 2003

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