Stories by Rick Perera

  • Seagate plans new PC, server tape drives

    Seagate Technology will introduce new internal tape drives for PC and workstation users or entry-level server operators to back up their systems, the Californian company announced here at the CeBIT trade show on Thursday.

  • Websense, Sonicwall team on Net security

    Enterprise users will soon be able to buy a single product both to manage their employees' Internet usage and to operate a network firewall, thanks to a new company alliance.

  • IBM faces new Nazi lawsuit

    A group representing Gypsy victims of the Holocaust has filed suit against IBM, accusing it of complicity in Nazi atrocities.

  • LINUXWORLD: IBM, SuSE expand Linux cooperation

    IBM and German software vendor SuSE Linux AG are expanding their cooperation on the open-source Linux OS (operating system), SuSE said in a statement released in conjunction with the LinuxWorld conference currently under way in New York.

  • SuSE Linux shipment ban lifted

    A court order banning shipments of the open-source operating system software SuSE Linux 7.3 in Germany has been lifted, after its maker reached an out-of-court agreement with a plaintiff.

  • Court order halts SuSE Linux shipments

    Software company SuSE Linux AG has been forced to stop shipments of its open-source operating system in Germany, after a temporary injunction was issued in a copyright case.

  • 2001: He said, she said - the year in quotes

    "May you live in interesting times," says the curse (often said to be of ancient Chinese origin, though scholars dispute that). With all its horror, heartbreak, and occasional highlights, no one can deny that 2001 has been an interesting year, for IT folk as for everyone.

  • Raids in five countries crack down on pirated software

    Law-enforcement authorities in the US launched a series of raids on Tuesday, targeted at piracy of software, computer games, and movies. In a coordinated action, authorities in the UK, Australia, Finland, and Norway also executed search warrants for leading members of the so-called warez scene, acting on information supplied by the US.

  • Cap Gemini Ernst & Young to cut more staff

    IT consulting and software company Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (CGEY) is set to cut close to 2000 more jobs, on top of the 3500 layoffs already announced this year, but the quality of customer service should not be affected, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

  • Infineon, Toshiba DRAM merger deal due by year end

    German semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies expects to reach agreement on the merger of its DRAM (dynamic random access memory) business with that of Japan's Toshiba by the end of the year, an Infineon spokesman said on Thursday.

  • Car rental firm tells Oracle to take a hike

    A major international car rental broker has switched from Oracle to Progress Software for its centralised reservation and back-office systems, saying Progress is handling the project more quickly, professionally, and at lower cost.