Business Technology: Security, Microsoft, And High-Stakes Poker
Microsoft is playing high-stakes poker with its customers over the security of its products and technologies, and so far, Bob Evans says, the company's raises and bluffs have held up. But the other players are getting tired of the game, and Microsoft might find that dominating such a game will be little more than a Pyrrhic victory.
Qwest Makes Another Bid For MCI
Regional phone company increases cash portion of its offer in an effort to snatch the long-distance company from Verizon Communications.
New Technology, New Approach To Design Apps
Arch Ventures Partners has made investments in companies producing radio frequency ID tag and grid computing products, but may next put its money in companies developing products that exploit the nascent dual-core and multicore chip.
Anticipating Oscar. It sounds like the title of some dreadful film; it is in fact an explanation of the timing of Google's latest search enhancement: cinema-centric search.
Business Technology: RFID: Time To Take A Stand
Sensing defeat, the ACLU and other hand-wringers crank up to attempt to squelch RFID initiatives regardless of potential benefits these technologies and related business-process improvements might offer, Bob Evans says.
Just how many open-source licenses do we need?
It's a question to which there's no answer … at least not yet. One thing's for sure: there doesn't seem to be any shortage of applications for new licenses. Ironically, the proliferation new open-source licenses, each with different restrictions and guidelines, introduces incompatibilities that could actually put up walls between some really good programs.
Linux is Linux, right?
This week's LinuxWorld conference has brought with it the obligatory storm of new announcements from the most prominent providers of the Linux operating system: Novell and Red Hat. Both companies are making a serious play to grab desktop operating-system market share from Microsoft. Both have identified security as a major concern among their customers. And both have become chummy with the tech industry's biggest players. If open-source is all about mitigating vendor influence on IT innovation,
Linux' Maturing Message
At this week's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston, look for technology vendors striving to convince IT managers that the real value to running Linux isn't just cost cutting.
IBM and SCO Share Split Decision In Latest Linux Sparring
The wheels of justice continue to turn slowly in The SCO Group's $5-billion lawsuit against IBM, despite IBM's attempts to speed the process by requesting certain summary judgments that get to the heart of the case. The Utah U.S. District Court judge presiding over the case essentially rendered a split decision between the companies when he ruled Tuesday that he would allow IBM to maintain its claim that it hasn't infringed up
Cisco's Net Income Nearly Doubles
Networking company says businesses are starting to spend more on technology and reports strong gains in sales and profits for its fiscal second quarter.
Super Bowl XXXIX Is A High-Tech Playground
The game of football hasn't changed much in decades, but the influence of technology on Sunday's Super Bowl game will be on display, as companies hawking and using technology jockey for their place in the Jacksonville sun.
Search Engine Claims It Is 'Web's Biggest'
A Web search engine that uses the "whois" database said Friday that it searches more Web sites than any other search engine, including Google, which crawls the Web in a different manner for its search results.
SAP Fishes for .Net Portal Developers
If you work at one of the approximately 12,000 companies that run SAP applications on Windows servers, SAP and Microsoft's joint release of a portal development kit (PDK) for Visual Studio .Net 2003 presents a new possibility for agile application integration -- assuming the SAP Enterprise Portal is an interface you want to invest in.