News & Commentary
posted in December 2002
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Wi-Fi: The National Security Threat
News  |  12/31/2002  | 
Some in the Department of Defense say Wi-Fi can interfere with military radar.
UPS Going Wireless In $1B Worldport Facility
News  |  12/31/2002  | 
United Parcel Service is spending $20 million to replace old scanners with Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Another Year And The Internet Can Legally Drink
News  |  12/31/2002  | 
In 1983, ARPANET officially switched from the Network Control Program protocol to TCP/IP, setting the stage for a revolution.
IBM Completes Disk Drive Sale
News  |  12/31/2002  | 
The sale to Hitachi, valued at $2.05 billion, is a done deal.
Threat Of Yaha Virus Upgraded
News  |  12/31/2002  | 
The Yaha.k virus spreads primarily through E-mail, using its own E-mail engine, and the virus also tries to shut down antivirus and security-related software as it infects.
Secret CIO: That's Tradition, Not A Business Process
Commentary  |  12/31/2002  | 
Sometimes, the tried-and-true slows down the here-and-now.
Another Wan Year For IT Spending In U.S.
News  |  12/30/2002  | 
Tech buyers here are scaling back spending expectations, while Europeans are more optimistic.
J.P. Morgan Chase Signs $5B Services Deal
News  |  12/30/2002  | 
IBM wins the seven-year outsourcing contract.
DRAM Chip Glut Could Lower Prices In 2003
News  |  12/27/2002  | 
Production of DRAM chips, according to a survey, will increase up to 66% as new production lines pump out more chips per silicon wafer.
Justice Department Won't File Charges In Global Crossing Probe
News  |  12/26/2002  | 
Source says no criminal charges will be filed in probe of bankrupt networking company.
Microsoft Sued After Phone Deal Goes Bad
News  |  12/26/2002  | 
Former Web phone partner sues software vendor, claiming it conspired to steal trade secrets.
Oracle May Need More Than Cost Savings To Unseat Exchange
News  |  12/26/2002  | 
Business users want to do more than save money, analyst says.
Beware Of Flashy Holiday Greetings
News  |  12/26/2002  | 
Macromedia warns of flaws in its Flash player that could let attackers take over users' PCs.
EDS Lands $1.3 Billion Services Deal From Dutch Bank
News  |  12/26/2002  | 
ABN Amro to use services firm to manage large section of its tech infrastructure.
Pioneer Creates Optical Storage For The Little Guy
News  |  12/26/2002  | 
Devices are designed for small- and midsize-business market.
Java Injunction Granted In Sun-Microsoft Case
News  |  12/23/2002  | 
A federal district judge granted Sun a preliminary injunction that forces Microsoft to carry Java.
Bridging Unix And Windows At NASA
News  |  12/23/2002  | 
A clash among engineers who want to use Unix apps and bureaucratic dictates that they use Windows is resolved.
Thrift Shop
News  |  12/22/2002  | 
IT budgets took a hit this year, but there's an upside to the downturn
E-Government Row
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
IBM, Dell, Sun Plan InfiniBand
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
Muscle-Rippling IBM Server
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
Tapping Your Credit
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
Managing Databases For Less
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
E-Book Backup Is Protected
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
IM Belongs To AOL
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
Taking Stock: Oracle Earnings Ring Holiday Bells, Faintly
Commentary  |  12/20/2002  | 
Managing expectations is critical, And Oracle was conservative.
Output Still Putters Along
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
Guarding Against Threats From Within
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
Solid technology and tough policies can protect companies from malicious employees
Bank On Outsourcing For Big Savings
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
Deutsche Bank and Washington Mutual want to cut costs but stay cutting edge
New For The New Year
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
Microsoft has a full slate of products on the way
App-Dev Company Lands $17.9M
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
Wi-Fi Calls, Intel Answers
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
IT Spending Projected To Rise In Next Few Years
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
Aberdeen Group expects worldwide IT spending to rise 4% next year, but the heady days of the late 1990s aren't coming back any time soon.
Former UBS PaineWebber Systems Administrator Charged With Planting Logic Bomb
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
Attack highlights difficulties businesses face in securing systems from insiders who turn bad.
Vulnerability Found In MP3 And Windows Media Files
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
Flaw can let an attacker take over a user's PC if the user lets mouse hover over an infected file.
Study Says IT Job Market Is Stabilizing
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
ITAA report says both hirings and dismissals slowed in the third quarter.
Sybase To Buy AvantGo
News  |  12/20/2002  | 
$38 million deal is designed to expand Sybase's presence in the wireless market.
Row Forms Over Federal E-Government Projects
News  |  12/19/2002  | 
Congressional investigators say the Bush administration is light on project details. A White House official says best practices are being followed.
Cognos Snaps Up Adaytum, Reports 3Q Revenue And Profit Gains
News  |  12/19/2002  | 
Business-intelligence vendor strengthens its hand in enterprise and business-performance management.
Veritas Goes On Holiday Buying Spree
News  |  12/19/2002  | 
Storage software vendor spends nearly $600 million to augment its offerings.
Intel Increases Wireless Investments
News  |  12/19/2002  | 
Chipmaker hopes technology from STSN and TeleSym will complement its next-generation mobile processor.
ATG Upgrades Its CRM App
News  |  12/19/2002  | 
Revision includes new publishing and search modules, improved personalization, and integration with Siebel's CRM app.
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