Stories by Ed Scannell

  • IBM boosts search in WebSphere Commerce Server

    IBM next month will ship new versions of its WebSphere Commerce Express server aimed at both large and small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs). The versions will come with a search-engine optimization feature that enables spidering technology within popular search engines, such as Google and Yahoo.

  • HP rolls out improved identity suite

    Hewlett-Packard beefed up its OpenView identity management suite of applications on Wednesday with a number of federation and compliance features, and also announced it has agreed to extend its existing technical agreement with Citrix Systems.

  • IBM adds range partitioning to Viper

    Hoping it will persuade Oracle database users to migrate over to DB2, IBM will add range partitioning to the next version of the product, code-named Viper, expected to go into widespread beta in August or September.

  • Microsoft to ship Longhorn with RSS

    Microsoft has announced its intention to fully support the RSS Web publishing standard in its next generation version of Windows, code-named Longhorn, along with plans to help application developers more easily create RSS-enabled applications for Windows.

  • IBM beefs up clustering options

    Hoping to strengthen its position in the clustering market, IBM on Wednesday rolled out a new version of its eServer Cluster 1350 powered by AMD's dual-core Opteron chip. Company officials contend the offering will give users access to a broader range of higher-end applications.

  • Macrovision tool automates software delivery

    Macrovision on Monday delivered software that helps IT administrators simplify the process of automating the simultaneous installation and configuration of multiple software products that are part of a complex environment.

  • Office 12 to include XML file formats

    In a move that could bring a chorus of both cheers and jeers, Microsoft has announced its commitment to adopt XML technology as the default file format in the next version of Office, code-named Office 12, due to enter beta later this year.

  • IBM unveils privacy software

    Claiming a technology breakthrough in privacy and security, IBM on Tuesday introduced software that allows corporate users to share information with each other and government agencies without having to reveal private personal details.

  • IBM details SOA initiative

    IBM has detailed an initiative intended to accelerate the business benefits of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The Business Integration Adoption Model - accompanied by new tools, workshops, and services - helps corporate users gain more flexibility by better aligning their business goals, and directly ties their business processes to underlying applications.

  • IBM bundles blades with Express applications

    Describing it as a "Lego-like" approach to building on-demand IT systems, IBM on Tuesday unveiled a product that combines the company's blade servers bundled with its Express line of applications.

  • Windows rolls into 64-bit era at annual show

    Microsoft has delivered its first 64-bit server and desktop versions of Windows, and immediately set out to encourage hardware developers to deliver systems that will make 64-bit computing common across the industry.

  • IBM delivers Tivoli identity software

    Hoping to streamline the process of identity management and security among different companies and even among products that lack a common security scheme, IBM on Monday rolled out its Tivoli Federated Identity Manager.

  • IBM unwraps new Websphere MQ

    Hoping to add some muscle to its application integration strategies, IBM on Wednesday rolled out a new version of its Websphere MQ product with 150 technical improvements, including improved support for creating an ESB, which can serve as a backbone to a SOA.

  • Gartner: IBM maintains integration lead

    IBM continued to extend its lead in the overall AIM (application integration and middleware) market over archrivals BEA Systems and Oracle, capturing a little more than 37 percent of the worldwide market in 2004, according to a report released by market researcher Gartner on Tuesday.

  • VMware ships virtual desktop package

    VMware next week will ship an improved version of its desktop virtualization software that helps programmers collaborating in teams to provision multitiered applications as well as simulate real-world deployment scenarios more efficiently.