Web Crossing, Inc., an enterprise collaboration software company, today introduced SiteCrossing, a hosted Web site service offering blogging and collaboration tools for individuals, as well as small- and medium-sized businesses.
Mobile Text Message Spam Doubles
Spam accounts for close to half of all text messages sent to cell phones, a percentage that has more than doubled in just one year.
SAP Buys Retail-Management Software Company
SAP hopes to gain ground in the retail sector by buying Retek, a vendor known for its demand forecasting, merchandise planning, inventory management, and other retail-specific applications.
Mozilla, Firefox Open To Attack
Hackers can grab control of computers by taking advantage of vulnerabilities in both the Mozilla browser suite and the Firefox standalone browser.
AIM Syncs With Outlook
America Online releases a beta version of AIM Sync, a service that integrates AOL's instant messaging client with Microsoft Outlook 2002 and 2003.
LCD TV Sales Booming
A lot more of the world is watching television through LCD displays, according to a new report from research firm DisplaySearch.
IBM Tops Booming Server Market
It's looked like boom times are here in the server market, judging by the latest market-share numbers. The worldwide server market grew 5.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2004, generating $14.4 billion in revenues, according to just-released figures from market researchers IDC.
Rob Enderle: Man With A Death Wish
Analyst Rob Enderle has been writing a lot of columns recently dissing Linux and open source, but that's not the message I take away from those columns. The message I take away is that you can't solve security problems by installing a product.
Low-Cost Camera Takes High-Quality Pictures
Advanced features and high-megapixel CCDs tend to drive up digital camera prices. But Concord Camera Corp. makes an exception to that rule with a new camera that combines a 6-megapixel CCD with great features at a breakthrough price of $230.
Privacy Is The Best Policy
The angry reactions to ChoicePoint's revelation that its database of personal consumer information had been compromised led politicians, in bandwagon fashion, to promise committee hearings and offer up improved legislation to enforce stricter privacy measures on companies dealing with consumer data. But maybe they're on to something. A recent survey revealed the deep ambivalence Americans have about computers' ability to safeguard such sensitive information as medical records. Sensing the potent
Designed To Cut Time
Cost pressures and other factors are forcing the apparel industry to modernize its technology
Xen App Enlightens
Virtualization tool helps companies get more from servers; 64-bit support coming soon
The Spyzilla Project?
(Or, A Modest Proposal...)
Microsoft almost pulled a fast one on me today. As usual, those sly foxes love to play the fools, only to turn the tables when you least expect it. I eventually saw through their brilliant subterfuge, but it was a near thing.
Opera To Beef Up Browser Security
Opera Software ASA released the second beta version of the next release of its desktop browser, which includes a new anti-spoofing feature.
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.
Spoofer Mocks Microsoft's Licensing Effort
Microsoft's attempt to demystify its software licensing in the U.K. has already caused one satirist to send up the Redmond, Wash.-based developer in a spoofed Web site.
Securing Government IT: Your Tax Dollars Not At Work
Securing our federal IT systems and networks is so important that spending tax dollars to educate some 125 federal chief information security officers about the latest in cybersecurity-and to get them to collaborate-seems like a sound investment. That's not the case, however.
RFID, Fast Follower Strategies Don't Mix
The most common reaction to RFID in the retail industry appears to be apprehension. That's not a reason to stand still, however. RFID is not a technology that lends itself easily to a "fast follower" strategy, due to heavy infrastructure, as well as business process and application, requirements.