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  • HP Closes Middleware Gap With Netaction Suite

    Posted March 8, 2001 - 4:31 pm

    Hewlett-Packard's Netaction suite announced last week plugs an important hole in the company's software portfolio.
  • Assessing directory rights

    Posted March 8, 2001 - 4:24 pm

    In networks that have leaped beyond the traditional client/server environment to intranets and extranets, assigning rights to users is becoming complex. How do you really assess who has access to what?
  • Web Tool Makes for Good Conversation

    Posted March 8, 2001 - 4:08 pm

    NativeMinds Inc.'s support software uses a natural language interface to answer customer support questions over the Web.
  • Sun says Java hole leaves some computers vulnerable

    Posted March 8, 2001 - 3:48 pm

    Sun Microsystems disclosed that a vulnerability in certain components of its Java software could allow an attacker to execute malicious commands on a victim's computer.
  • Hole Found in Sun's Java

    Posted March 8, 2001 - 3:30 pm

    A vulnerability in Sun's Java software could allow an attacker to execute malicious commands on a victim's computer, the company revealed last week.
  • PGP Inventor Resigns From Network Associates

    Posted March 8, 2001 - 3:20 pm

    Philip Zimmermann, the inventor of the widely used Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption protocol, says he and Network Associates no longer agree about the future of PGP.
  • Open source handheld computers

    Posted March 8, 2001 - 3:15 pm

    It wasn?t so long ago that a few brave pioneers experimented with running Linux on servers in actual production environments. Up until then, Linux was more for the 'recreational user,' the guy who played around with servers and open source operating systems at home just for the fun of it. Who would have guessed then that by the year 2001, Linux would be a commercial success and companies like IBM and Oracle would be building major strategies around this operating system?
  • Purchase of middleware developer extends Palm's reach into enterprise

    Posted March 8, 2001 - 3:11 pm

    Palm acquired mobile middleware developer Extended Systems for $264 million in a deal that will give handheld device maker the ability to integrate mobile devices with back-office systems.
  • Sun readies a Web framework

    Posted March 8, 2001 - 1:57 pm

    LATE TO THE WEB services game, Sun Microsystems is preparing a development framework that will enable programmers to build applications accessible via the Internet.
  • EDI redux: Early adoption of substandard standards may leave costly legacy pains

    Posted March 8, 2001 - 12:22 pm

    I'VE RETURNED from a recent set of roundtable discussions in which several retail clients heatedly discussed the migration of existing EDI (electronic data interchange) systems to XML-based alternatives. After intense discussion, I found that the number of proponents of the idea was roughly equal to the number of its detractors.
  • Oracle releases disaster recovery software

    Posted March 8, 2001 - 10:04 am

    Oracle has announced new software designed to make it easier for companies to maintain a backup copy of their database, with the goal of preserving data in the event of a system failure, human error, or natural disaster.
  • Dick Sullivan delves into IBM's focus on open-source initiatives

    Posted March 8, 2001 - 9:59 am

    BECAUSE MANY INDUSTRY heavyweights have begun supporting the Linux OS on their products, we were curious to see what IBM's plans are. Kevin Railsback, West Coast technical director at InfoWorld, spoke with Dick Sullivan, vice president of integrated solutions marketing at IBM's Software Group, based in Armonk, N.Y. Sullivan gave us the lowdown on IBM's future Linux and open-source initiatives for an overall sense of IBM's stance on Linux
  • More on Context: Boolean and Operator Contexts

    Posted March 8, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Webcast: Application Development -- Can You Carry Your Weight?

  • Access to Internet domain databases to be simplified

    Posted March 7, 2001 - 6:07 pm

    Experts have recommended that access to the Internet's Whois service that allows users to look up ownership information on Internet domain names in the .com, org and .net TLDs (top-level domains) be made simpler.
  • Microsoft expands Windows source-code sharing program

    Posted March 7, 2001 - 5:36 pm

    It's not quite an open-source agreement, but Microsoft promises to expand its Windows source-code sharing program, intending to give about 1,000 of its large corporate users in the U.S. an opportunity to view the closely guarded code.
  • Check your hacker vulnerability for free

    Posted March 7, 2001 - 5:33 pm

    Tidbits and tips on browsers and firewall software that will make your day a little more manageable.
  • Analysis: Boeing IT not all shook up by quake

    Posted March 7, 2001 - 3:04 pm

    Disaster planning made it possible for The Boeing Co. to keep its considerable computing and network operations running nonstop despite yesterday's earthquake, West Coast Editor Mark Hall reports from Seattle.
  • Spreading the power of encryption to the masses

    Posted March 7, 2001 - 2:58 pm

    The inventor of Pretty Good Privacy, Philip Zimmermann, discusses why he became interested in encryption and why he believes that there's a need for individuals to possess the power of encryption now more than ever.
  • XML business-process model ready for release

    Posted March 7, 2001 - 12:20 pm

    XML has been touted as a common language for business processes, which is needed to create next-generation collaborative business models. A group of heavy hitters will soon release a spec to make this a reality.
  • Quake Rattles IT at Seattle-Area Firms

    Posted March 7, 2001 - 10:34 am

    IT systems at Seattle-based corporations received their first real-world disaster recovery tests in the wake of Wednesday's 6.8-magnitude earthquake, which knocked out phone systems and power to thousands of businesses and residents.
  • Some users slow to adopt Enterprise JavaBeans

    Posted March 6, 2001 - 10:15 am

    Web services, which allow applications to swap functionality across the Web, received a boost from BEA Systems Inc. here last week at eWorld 2001, the vendor's sixth annual user conference.
  • IBM offers 10 percent discount on Linux servers for small businesses

    Posted March 6, 2001 - 10:06 am

    Trying to broaden the appeal of Linux to smaller companies, IBM has announced a 10 percent discount on its Intel-based servers that come bundled with Linux and the company's Linux-based suite of middleware applications.
  • Kylix does Linux, Delphi style

    Posted March 6, 2001 - 9:41 am

    Borland has brilliantly married open-source technology with its mature Object Pascal compiler and debugger. Kylix is a self-contained development environment that's much easier to learn than Java and creates blindingly fast native code for Linux.
  • Enterprise JavaBeans: Slow and memory hungry?

    Posted March 6, 2001 - 9:07 am

    Many enterprise application development tool vendors are rolling out Web architectures based on Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB). The word from some users: EJB is overkill and overhyped.
  • Using the window.scroll() Method

    Posted March 6, 2001 - 1:00 am

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