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  • Microsoft refines technology credentials program

    By Paul Krill | 26 October, 2005 11:33

    Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out its three-tiered certification program for IT professionals and developers, with the intent of aligning credentials to specific job roles and the company's technology road map.

  • Postini to sell threat-identification technology

    By Cara Garretson | 26 October, 2005 08:14

    E-mail security service provider Postini Monday made commercially available the Postini Threat Identification Network service, which the company has been using internally to pinpoint senders of spam and malicious e-mail.

  • IBM's Gluecode SE replacement to appear mid-November

    By China Martens | 26 October, 2005 08:09

    IBM has announced plans to release the follow-on version to the software it acquired with its May purchase of startup Gluecode. Called WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE), the low-end application server software should be available in the middle of next month, according to an IBM executive.

  • CA shows growth and profit, but reins in Q3 estimates

    By Stacy Cowley | 26 October, 2005 08:09

    Computer Associates International (CA) reported a 9 percent increase in its second-quarter revenue compared to last year's, as it completed a profitable quarter that Chief Executive Officer John Swainson called a solid sign of the work CA's new management team is doing to strengthen the battered company.

  • Skype patches critical flaws

    By Robert McMillan | 26 October, 2005 08:00

    Skype users are being urged to upgrade to the latest version of the popular Internet telephony client, thanks to a number of critical flaws in the software that were disclosed Tuesday by Skype's maker, Skype Technologies.

  • IBM leads group to create open-source storage

    By China Martens | 26 October, 2005 07:49

    IBM and eight other storage vendors are teaming up to form an open-source organization initially called Aperi, Big Blue announced Tuesday. The companies intend to work together to develop common storage software to manage different vendors' systems, making it easier for users dealing with disparate storage systems. The software will be made available free of charge.

  • Sun, Alcatel sign deal to work on core network gear

    By Peter Sayer | 26 October, 2005 07:44

    Alcatel will incorporate more technology from Sun Microsystems into its products for mobile phone networks, the companies announced Tuesday.

  • Intel plans to invest US$650 million in chip factory

    By Dan Nystedt | 26 October, 2005 07:43

    Intel plans to invest US$650 million to increase output at an existing chip factory in New Mexico in order to reduce costs and better meet customer requirements, the company said.

  • SBC, others see new breed of TV

    By Stephen Lawson | 26 October, 2005 07:35

    SBC Communications on Tuesday gave a few glimpses of what it may do with the ability to deliver IP (Internet Protocol) services across several devices and networks.

  • Chartered to start making AMD processors in mid-2006

    By Dan Nystedt | 26 October, 2005 07:24

    Singaporean contract chip maker, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, will begin producing 64-bit microprocessors for Advanced Micro Devices late in the second quarter of 2006, according to a spokesperson.

  • Asus aims for school take-up

    By Tim Lohman | 26 October, 2005 07:23

    Asus is looking to the education market as the next opportunity for it to increase the company's share of the local notebook market.

  • Canon to launch Ixy camera with built-in Wi-Fi

    By Martyn Williams | 26 October, 2005 07:23

    Canon will launch a version of its compact Ixy digital still camera with built-in Wi-Fi in Japan this December.

  • Legend urges IT dealers to take CE path

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 25 October, 2005 15:59

    Adelaide-based Legend Corporation is set to expand its consumer electronics (CE) product line-up and is inviting IT resellers to come along for the ride.

  • Polycom announces high-definition video support

    By Jason Meserve | 25 October, 2005 14:14

    Polycom this week took advantage of its annual Polycom User Group conference taking place in Phoenix to announce products that support high-definition (HD) videoconferencing, including new software for its MGC multi-point control unit and an upgrade package for its high-end group conferencing unit.

  • Net access control on tap from Juniper

    By Tim Greene | 25 October, 2005 12:06

    Juniper Networks this week plans to unveil a policy management appliance, a key piece of a secure network access scheme designed to rival those of Cisco and Microsoft.

  • Brightpoint signs on Jabra, Skype

    By Julia Talevski | 25 October, 2005 11:55

    Brightpoint has been appointed as the new distributor for Jabra and Skype to broaden its product portfolio and market appeal.

  • Novell: No comment on layoff rumours

    By China Martens | 25 October, 2005 08:27

    Troubled software vendor Novell wouldn't comment on a growing number of reports and rumors circulating Monday that the company is about to lay off as much as 20 percent of its workforce as a way of cutting costs.

  • Juniper gains corporate network ground

    By Jim Duffy | 25 October, 2005 08:13

    Juniper last week offered up fresh evidence that its enterprise networks strategy is working, as it posted third-quarter financial results that included security-product sales growth nearly double that of competitors over the past year.

  • Intel alters server processor roadmap

    By Tom Krazit | 25 October, 2005 08:01

    Intel has announced several changes to its road map for server processors, delaying its first dual-core Itanium 2 processor and replacing a future multicore Xeon processor with a new design that eliminates the performance penalty of shared connections to a chipset.

  • VOIP threats defined by alliance

    By Nancy Gohring | 25 October, 2005 07:58

    For all the developments around enterprise voice over IP solutions, there has been only scattered interest in the related potential security threats but the Voice over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) has shown a spotlight on problems that IT managers ought to be concerned about.

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