IBM, E2open in market place pact
IBM is to use E2open's Commerce Collaboration software to sell a range of hardware and software through online public and private auctions in the US.
Under the agreement, customers would be able to purchase new, discontinued and excess products directly from Big Blue. IBM will offer components such as internal and external hard-disk drives, semiconductors, LCD panels and tape subsystems. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Red Hat readies e-commerce software
US-based Red Hat announced an open-source suite of e-commerce software aimed at mid-size companies. The offering is based on Red Hat's version of Linux and its new open-source database, plus technologies such as the Apache Web server and Interchange e-commerce engine. The applications are due to start shipping in the US this month.
Security group develops best practices'The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, a non-profit organisation that grants security credentials, announced it would publish a "uniform best practices" document through a contribution process. The document, expected to be complete by the end of the year, would detail security practices for systems, including Unix, and formulate security policies.