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  • Weathering the Storm

    Posted January 8, 2001 - 3:11 pm

    Kodak has been developing a business continuity program for more than a decade. Now it's time to move on that knowledge.
  • The greatest project on earth

    Posted January 8, 2001 - 2:46 pm

    The Census Bureau used novel IT methods to defy the doomsayers and come in on time.
  • Lose the tie

    Posted January 8, 2001 - 1:30 pm

    The company that set the American corporate dress code for the last century fell out of favor in the casual '90s. The Web may help it come back.
  • Flaw found in PGP code

    Posted January 8, 2001 - 11:44 am

    A serious vulnerability has been found in several versions of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption software that could expose the content of encrypted messages. The flaw affects PGP 5.x, 6.x and derived products that are used to encrypt e-mail and control access to sensitive files and services.
  • Is wireless data ready for prime time?

    Posted January 8, 2001 - 10:31 am

    But now, several converging trends persuasively predict an explosion in the demand for wireless data communication services. The fact is more and more end users are spending more time away from the office. They demand seamless Internet access, and ? spoiled by T1 connections ? they demand high speed.

  • Sun, IBM Each Make Wireless Advances

    Posted January 8, 2001 - 10:16 am

    IBM and Sun Microsystems Inc. last week each launched new products and services for the corporate wireless infrastructure market. IBM put the total value of the new systems and services required to power that market at $50 billion during the next three years.
  • Taking Control of the Application, Part 2

    Posted January 8, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Ken continues exlaining CEdit's features COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * Webcast: Broadband Wireless...Get in the Ring

  • EbXML partners show off EDI for the rest of us

    Posted January 5, 2001 - 3:36 pm

    Ten vendors Tuesday joined forces to demonstrate business transactions over ebXML (electronic business Extensible Markup Language), a specification designed to make electronic trading possible for small and medium-sized businesses around the world.
  • The best-kept security secrets

    Posted January 5, 2001 - 3:06 pm

    Each year, your risk for a hack attack grows. In 1999, 9,859 security incidents were reported to Carnegie Mellon University's CERT Coordination Center, a premier computer emergency response team. By June 2000, the number had already reached 8,836. Better awareness accounts for some of the increase, but not all: People submitted information on 417 software vulnerabilities to CERT in 1999. By mid-year 2000, that number had already reached 442.
  • Forum to create standard performance tests for supercomputers

    Posted January 5, 2001 - 2:03 pm

    At the SC2000 supercomputing conference in Dallas, a users' group proposed a plan for performance testing of supercomputers.
  • Dispelling the myths about Active Directory

    Posted January 5, 2001 - 11:55 am

    Most of the companies I've dealt with that have decided to go with Active Directory have done so in spite of clear evidence presented by their technical staffs, and in many cases, outside consultants, that it was not in the company's best interest \["NetWare to Windows 2000: Making the Leap," Technology, Oct. 23\]. The decision is usually based on the idea that if you run an application that requires Active Directory, you have to manage your entire user base with Active Directory.
  • New Microsoft technology helps suppliers "accelerate" business on the Web

    Posted January 5, 2001 - 10:57 am

    Microsoft Corp. this week launched an E-Business Acceleration strategy aimed at helping suppliers connect to business-to-business marketplaces from four of the largest vendors.
  • TO THE EDITOR

    Posted January 5, 2001 - 10:47 am

    Why be bothered by ethics?

  • Embedded HTML mail 'bugs': Viruses waiting to happen

    Posted January 5, 2001 - 10:45 am

    Although seasoned network administrators may have grown accustomed to the nuisance of unsolicited e-mail, or spam, these messages may soon pose severe security threats to company networks, thanks to emerging software geared to give e-marketers more access to personal data.
  • Open source databases establishing footholds

    Posted January 5, 2001 - 10:41 am

    Open source databases are emerging as viable alternatives to costly proprietary databases and, in so doing, are filling a key slot in the open source e-business development stack.
  • Windows 2000 migration

    Posted January 5, 2001 - 9:55 am

    Planning is key to success, and each IT department must figure out its own needs and specialties.
  • XML factions develop along familiar lines

    Posted January 4, 2001 - 2:55 pm

    ANYONE WONDERING WHAT Microsoft and Sun are thinking about each others' work on XML got some insight this week when the two companies made competing announcements about their latest activities to advance the use of the language to support Internet-based business-to-business transactions.
  • A guide to original SYN

    Posted January 4, 2001 - 2:42 pm

    To understand how ports work and the ways they behave, we need to understand how TCP/IP functions.
  • The Linux Development Platform Specification 1.0 is essentially a waste of time

    Posted January 4, 2001 - 12:03 pm

    AFTER THREE YEARS of hibernation, LSB has finally produced a deliverable. It is called the Linux Development Platform Specification or LDPS Version 1.0. According to the LDPS 1.0 document, "This specification is designed so that programs developed on a conforming platform are expected to be portable to all generally available Linux distributions as of Oct. 7, 2000."
  • Providing directory services with LDAP requires a careful look at the options

    Posted January 4, 2001 - 11:58 am

    Kevin: Our questioner this week has a network that is growing by leaps and bounds, and he is continuously adding services and mixed-platform servers. He's been told to implement an LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server to handle user authentication and other directory services. Now he'd like to know what the various options are.
  • Pioneer for a New Economy

    Posted January 4, 2001 - 11:02 am

    Consider Vincent Kondaveeti an electronic pioneer. As one of the first graduates to hold a master's degree in e-commerce, he's on the cutting edge of combining formal training in business strategy and Internet development.
  • Managing Content

    Posted January 4, 2001 - 10:37 am

    Gathering up and organizing content for your B2B supply chain is crucial. But there are three things you need to do before you head down that path.
  • Computer, Take a Letter!

    Posted January 4, 2001 - 10:26 am

    Speech-recognition software from Lernout & Hauspie gets a thumbs up from our reviewer.
  • Pulling It All Together

    Posted January 4, 2001 - 10:07 am

    J.C. Penney hopes that mammoth projects to tie together customer information and manage product content through its three channels will pay big dividends in the future.
  • Regular Expressions Tutorial, Part 4: More Quantifiers

    Posted January 4, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * The last of the single-character quantifier and the bounded quantifier COMMUNITY DISCUSSION * RFP Exchange: Need help with your next e-business project, NOW?

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