Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan

  • Microsoft plans security boost for Windows

    Microsoft wants to make Windows a much safer operating environment. The software giant yesterday announced plans to integrate new technology into upcoming versions of Windows that it claims will dramatically improve the security capabilities of the popular operating system.

  • VeriSign glitch hits Windows

    Microsoft is developing updates for all versions of its Windows operating systems, from Windows 95 forward, for a digital certificate glitch that originated at security services vendor VeriSign.

  • IBM looks to Linux to spur mainframe sales

    IBM is betting that its increasing support for Linux on mainframes, combined with the ability of those systems to run multiple data-processing workloads at the same time, will help drive big iron machines into new kinds of applications this year.

  • Analysts see rough year ahead

    Concerns over the US economy, combined with a slowdown in demand - particularly from dot-com companies and application service providers - threaten to make this a difficult year for hardware makers, analysts said.

  • Full cause of massive Internet redirection still unclear

    Some security analysts said it's still unclear what really happened last weekend when a technology glitch redirected Internet traffic meant for Web sites run by Yahoo, Microsoft and other companies to one owned by a Bermuda-based Web hosting and domain registration firm.

  • Compaq, Intel contribute to investment in Stratus

    The recent $US115 million investment made by Compaq Computer, Intel and DB Capital Partners in Stratus Technologies is part of an effort to help the maker of fault-tolerant computing systems significantly expand its market reach and presence.

  • Vendors throw $US115M into Stratus

    Compaq Computer, Intel Capital and DB Capital Partners will make a combined investment of $US115 million in Stratus Technologies, a maker of fault-tolerant computing systems.

  • CEO Fiorina named HP chairwoman

    In a strong vote of confidence in her leadership over the past year, Hewlett-Packard's board voted to add the position of chairwoman to its CEO and president, Carly Fiorina.

  • PeopleSoft weeds out consultants for quality

    PeopleSoft has dropped nearly 70 per cent of the consulting companies on its preferred-partner list in a campaign to boost the quality of services delivered around its upcoming PeopleSoft8 product, company officials said. The US-based vendor is also doubling the number of its internal consultants and is planning to institute a stringent certification process later this year.