Hearings Spotlight Asia's Push To Adopt IPv6
In congressional hearings on the Internet upgrade to IPv6, much attention was focused Thursday on the presumed lead over the United States by Asian countries, which are boldly moving to the new Web technology.
Congress To Study Slow Pace Of Migration To IPv6
Internet Protocol Version 6, an Internet upgrade, promises a virtually limitless number of Web addresses and tighter security. Congress aims to find out why the United States hasn't yet embraced it.
Sender ID -- It Could Get Ugly
It could get a little ugly out there in the anti-spam world and, as is so often the case, the uglifier of record is Microsoft which on Thursday announced that it would start "enforcing" the use of its Sender ID sender authentication protocol for senders of e-mail messages to Hotmail and MSN Mail systems. In a less avaricious world, that might be a good thing, but last year Microsoft made its desire to co-opt sender authentication by enforcing a patent it has on a part of the way DNS records have
Hooray! IBM Lotus Moves Notes Into The World Of Presence
Some months ago, about the time Microsoft announced Office Communicator, I had a conversation with IBM's Ed Brill in which I urged him to push IBM Lotus Notes forward into the new world of presence information and the use of presence technology. "We're working on it," he said, "trust me." I never believe in the promises of any software company, so I just sort of shoveled those words into the back of my mind, and didn't think more about it. But it's beginning to look as if Mr. Brill wasn't kiddin
SmartAdvice: Smart Backup Storage Tips
Electronic vaulting promises an end to shipping backup tapes, The Advisory Council says. Also, vendor software generally improves over time, but homegrown software needs to beware those "one-at-a-time" changes.
IT Workforce Becoming More Male
The percentage of women in the IT labor force fell last year to 32.4% from a high of 41% in 1996, according to new ITAA research.
National Health-Data Exchange Concept Tested
Connecting for Health launches a prototype project to demonstrate how regional health-information networks can interconnect to share data on a national basis via the Internet.