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  • Bank of Montreal to host B2B supply-chain application

    Posted January 19, 2001 - 6:39 pm

    The Bank of Montreal next month will launch a hosted business-to-business application that will let its North American corporate customers purchase goods from suppliers and pay for them online using the MasterCard procurement card.
  • OpenWorld: Ellison promises $1 million if his DBMS doesn't perform

    Posted January 19, 2001 - 6:38 pm

    The next release of Oracle's flagship database is "magic," Oracle boss Larry Ellison told a packed crowd of customers. Ellison formally unveiled the 9i release, notable not only for its new clustering technology and array of self-tuning features, but for being tightly linked with the new release of the company's Oracle Internet Application Server (IAS).
  • OpenWorld: Oracle tackles wireless apps

    Posted January 19, 2001 - 6:32 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO -- With an eye on the exploding wireless market, Oracle this week announced a set of products and programs that let enterprise users access database applications via wireless connections.

  • Managed Objects offers net managers blanket protection

    Posted January 19, 2001 - 6:29 pm

    With a mix of alerting and analysis features, Managed Objects extends its flagship product to offer customers a complete formula for network management.
  • Cisco moves to secure e-businesses with Safe

    Posted January 19, 2001 - 6:17 pm

    Cisco last week announced a blueprint for securing enterprise networks engaging in e-commerce.
  • CA back-up software ships with Red Hat Linux

    Posted January 19, 2001 - 6:12 pm

    Red Hat and Computer Associates last week announced that a trial version of CA's back-up software would be included with each copy of Red Hat Linux 7.
  • Sun rolls out a slew of new servers

    Posted January 19, 2001 - 3:09 pm

    Sun Wednesday debuted several new servers, including an appliance family co-branded with Cobalt, which it acquired late last year, and a new Netra server aimed at the low-end Unix market and priced at less than $1,000.
  • IBM launches major wireless service push

    Posted January 18, 2001 - 3:27 pm

    IBM ON MONDAY announced hardware, software, and service initiatives for wireless commerce.
  • Intel partners with Media 100

    Posted January 18, 2001 - 3:11 pm

    MEDIA 100, A small Marlboro, Mass.-based streaming media company, has signed a deal to work with Intel's Internet Media Services group to create high-bandwidth hosting services for Internet broadcasters.
  • Comdex: Mobile phone vendors jump on Java

    Posted January 18, 2001 - 3:07 pm

    With the world's three largest mobile phone suppliers readying Java-enabled handsets for release as early as the first half of 2001, Java looks set to make inroads into the red-hot wireless arena
  • Company looks to jumpstart Linux app development

    Posted January 18, 2001 - 1:34 pm

    HOPING TO ACCELERATE the development of Linux applications for corporate users, JYACC Tuesday announced it was making available the source code for its Panther Open Source Software for Linux (POSSL) to the open source community.
  • Searching with Mr. X

    Posted January 18, 2001 - 11:44 am

    Some of the search engines you use will be the 800-pound gorillas of the searching market, such as Yahoo, Google and AltaVista, while others will be site-specific. It's the site-specific ones I want to talk about. First, let me ask if you have one on your Web site? You do? Great. What for?
  • Allaire bolsters technology position

    Posted January 18, 2001 - 11:21 am

    FILLING IN ITS Java portfolio, Allaire announced at its second annual user conference on Monday in Washington that it bought the Kawa Java IDE from Tek-Tools.
  • IBM preps XML-based content management tool

    Posted January 18, 2001 - 10:51 am

    IBM'S NEXT GENERATION Internet division is putting the finishing touches on a prototype of what could be the first content management system based purely on XML.
  • Regular Expression Tutorial Part 6: Capturing, Grouping, and Backreferences

    Posted January 18, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Capturing, grouping, and backreferences COMMUNITY DISCUSSION: * Perl, good for everything SERVICES * IT Job Spot: It
  • Lotusphere: Domino Everyplace servers available

    Posted January 17, 2001 - 2:52 pm

    Lotus this week is emphasizing wireless and mobile software offerings during the Lotusphere user conference. As part of that strategy, the company Monday said that its previously announced line of 'Everyplace' software will be available in the first half of this year.
  • Vendors jostling over XML security specs

    Posted January 17, 2001 - 12:46 pm

    It's a bit like the presidential election, but only within the software industry: Two camps are promoting their own security specification for XML as a winner, while the public really just wants one that works when it's put to a real-world test.
  • Microsoft, HP play politics

    Posted January 16, 2001 - 4:52 pm

    OPTING TO FIGHT archrival Sun Microsystems in the Java arena the old-fashioned way -- with technology rather than through the courts -- Microsoft is working to ink a broad alliance with Hewlett-Packard that could join the companies' application development strategies at the hip.
  • Users take their time on Win 2000

    Posted January 16, 2001 - 1:57 pm

    Nearly 10 months after its release, Windows 2000 is being outsold nearly 2 to 1 by predecessor Windows NT, a strong indication that companies are taking a cautious approach to migration. Significantly, the bulk of those Win 2000 sales are not on the server side, which means companies are not rushing into network infrastructure upgrades.
  • Free Opera browser takes on Explorer, Netscape

    Posted January 16, 2001 - 11:53 am

    Opera Software A/S, the third-largest Web browser maker, released the latest version of its Windows browser software for free download Wednesday, hoping to challenge the dominance of its rivals.
  • Internet streaming media alliance formed

    Posted January 16, 2001 - 10:25 am

    In an effort to create a single standard for media streaming over the Internet, five companies Tuesday announced the founding of the Internet Streaming Media Alliance.
  • HDML or WAP plus WML? IT disaster looms over mobile microbrowser wars

    Posted January 16, 2001 - 10:05 am

    Wireless World
  • Mixing in Some Java

    Posted January 16, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Webcast: Think you know everything IT guru? Is that your final answer?

  • A Canvas with Class

    Posted January 16, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Referring to another class in the same source file COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * RFP Exchange: Need help with your next e-business project, NOW?

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