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  • IBM moves toward a 'federated' DB2

    Posted March 5, 2001 - 1:30 pm

    Furthering its federated approach to data management, the company is working to broaden an optional feature in DB2 7.1 Universal Database that extends IBM's DataJoiner to Sybase's database offerings and Microsoft's SQL Server.
  • Blueprint for .Net development

    Posted March 5, 2001 - 12:40 pm

    Will .Net produce a new kind of Microsoft monopoly? For Web services, the answer is no. Microsoft doesn't own SOAP or related standards employed in .Net. In fact, a close look at the .Net blueprint uncovers a remarkably clear and complete plan.
  • Trusted Systems suite controls network access

    Posted March 5, 2001 - 10:48 am

    Trusted Systems Services is trying to take the edge off managing access control lists in Windows 2000 with the latest edition of its management tool.
  • Paint-on Processors and Nanotechnology

    Posted March 5, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Is swarm computing mad science or the shape of things to come? COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * Webcast: Application Development -- Can You Carry Your Weight?

  • WebSphere review: Solid vehicle for e-commerce

    Posted March 2, 2001 - 5:35 pm

    In the midst of an economic cooling, it can be pretty difficult to justify updating an existing commerce infrastructure. Nevertheless, IBM's WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro 5.1 delivers a solid vehicle for broadening revenue streams by leading global e-initiatives out of the stateside doldrums and across the big blue seas.
  • Your tax dollars at work?

    Posted March 2, 2001 - 2:37 pm

    Federal agency CIOs could save you billions through supply chain automation. Too bad they don't.
  • Can XML succeed where EDI has failed?

    Posted March 2, 2001 - 1:59 pm

    In this age of e-business, most business is not electronic at all. And that's particularly true in the chemical industry, where a lack of appropriate EDI standards has left buyers and sellers conducting transactions manually. Millions of dollars are invested in XML's potential to succeed where EDI failed.
  • Who do you trust with your security?

    Posted March 2, 2001 - 11:13 am

    Security is the biggest concern for anyone engaged in e-business, no doubt about it. Skyrocketing concern for security quality has spawned a rapidly growing industry for third-party certification.
  • 12 keys for locking up tight

    Posted March 2, 2001 - 10:49 am

    While the world isn't perfect, there is a measure of safety to be gained by following a formula of threat education, security breach prevention and risk mitigation. Learn the 12 essential ingredients to basic security.
  • Analysis: Boeing IT not all shook up by quake

    Posted March 2, 2001 - 10:24 am

    With more than 400 offices around the world, Boeing's datacenters can't go offline -- ever. That's why backup power is only the first step in preparing the company for the unexpected as Boeing vice president Christopher Kent leads an ongoing server consolidation effort.
  • Oracle hit by users' IT spending delays

    Posted March 2, 2001 - 10:09 am

    DB leader Oracle Friday said software sales in the fiscal quarter that ended yesterday were affected by IT spending delays at "a substantial number" of its corporate users. Larry Ellison, Oracle's chairman and CEO, said that the company was taken by surprise by a last-minute slowdown in orders from users in the US.
  • Sun readies latest model of J2EE

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 6:02 pm

    SUN MICROSYSTEMS ON Tuesday will throw a coming-out party for J2EE (Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition) in San Francisco to detail the latest dot release of the Java-based programming environment for enterprise applications.
  • Microsoft debuts .NET tool for Web apps

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 5:49 pm

    MICROSOFT ON TUESDAY unveiled a .NET programming technology, Visual Studio for Applications (VSA), which will give developers more flexibility to create customizable Web applications. Microsoft made its announcement at the VSLive conference in San Francisco.
  • Developers dream of a robot in every home

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 5:13 pm

    BERLIN -- Visitors to Berlin's Museum of Communication, stepping into the grand entry hall, are met with a rather other-worldly greeting. One of three robots, about chest-high to an average adult, comes rolling up and offers an introduction to the museum and its exhibits. It's pretty much a sci-fi show, full of flashing lights and synthesized voices, just like the robots in Hollywood movies. And it's fun for the kids -- one of the robots is even programmed to play ball. But the three machines have a serious purpose.
  • Essential reading: My top 10 books

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 3:11 pm

    Network guru Bob Currier sifts through his small warehouse of books and recommends 10 must-have tomes for survival in today's harried IT environment.
  • E-business moves toward wireless devices

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 2:41 pm

    AS E-BUSINESS BEGINS to migrate from the desktop to a wide range of wireless devices, organizations must start to consider ways to carve paths from both legacy and Web data to emerging wireless environments.
  • The CTO of Voxeo, Jonathan Taylor, talks about the merging of the Internet and telephony applications

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 2:18 pm

    AS THE PRESIDENT and CTO of a start-up company that is trying to pioneer a new space as a telephony service provider, Jonathan Taylor has his work cut out for him. The core mission of Scotts Valley, Calif.-based Voxeo is to lay an interface based on Internet standards on top of the maze of interfaces that drive most of today's telecommunications applications.
  • The Info Warrior

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 1:47 pm

    Major Marcus Sachs is a member of this country's advance guard in the new field of battle known as information warfare. It's a role that requires top technology skills combined with a thorough understanding of military strategy and history.
  • Sun outlines J2EE strategy

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 1:21 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Sun Microsystems here on Tuesday outlined its J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) strategy for the next year, gave a glimpse of its Web services strategy, and detailed a new release of the J2EE platform.
  • Groove signs 100 partners in three months

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 1:16 pm

    GROOVE NETWORKS, A peer-to-peer startup founded by Lotus Notes creator Ray Ozzie, appears to be off to a fast start. The company announced Wednesday it has signed up 100 partners in its first three months of operation.
  • Silverback stands out among MSPs

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 12:26 pm

    Last year?s trendy new acronym was MSP -- for Management Service Provider -- a market that now looks cluttered and confused, but also still holds promise.
  • Iona to add 'Forte for Java' to J2EE app server

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 12:26 pm

    SUN MICROSYSTEMS AND Iona Technologies announced a deal Monday enabling Iona to integrate Sun's Forte for Java toolkit with Iona's J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) application server.
  • BEA touts support for Web services standards

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 12:22 pm

    BEA Systems officials voiced support for a wide range of emerging de facto standards for Web services, but like many of its competitors, BEA's plans are works in progress, industry observers said.
  • Managing lots of users

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 12:18 pm

    To better conduct e-business, many companies are extending their networks to grant partners and customers access. But as the number of people accessing applications and data increases, trying to track who has access to what gets extremely complex.
  • Bring in the branches

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 11:59 am

    Does your organization have more than one site? Are you hoping to tie them all together using Windows 2000 networking and Active Directory? Do you realize how complicated that can get?
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