Stories by Brian Fonseca

  • MSPs tempt users with storage management services

    MSPs (managed service providers) are tempting customers to consider hosted storage management as a way to jump start the utilisation of a glut of underused storage equipment and navigate complex storage environments, according to industry analysts.

  • Service providers push value envelope

    The MSP (managed services provider) market was buzzing with activity on Monday as Loudcloud, Cervalis, and Inforonics introduced new services designed to complement growing customer satisfaction demands.

  • IBM Global Services flexes Web-hosting muscle

    IBM Global Services, considered by some analysts to be a sleeping giant among the struggling managed hosting services provider market, announced a set of 30 new service offerings for its Web-hosting customers this week.

  • Sun and Nortel accelerate Web services push

    Introducing a set of offerings built to remove Web services deployment and infrastructure hurdles for enterprises and Web hosters, Sun Microsystems and Nortel Networks launched their co-developed Rapid Start Web Solutions on Wednesday.

  • HP and PwC aviation collaboration takes flight

    Hewlett-Packard and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are pooling their resources to construct an Aviation Solution Center that will provide new products and services to a global airline industry badly in need of an IT facelift.

  • Secure XML standard planned

    Backed by some very diverse names, Netegrity has announced its plans to develop an XML-based standard to secure e-commerce transactions.

  • CA's InterBiz leads ASP drive

    In an effort to equip aspiring application service providers (ASPs) with what they need to compete in the crowded ASP market, Computer Asso-ciates International's (CA) applications division interBiz has launched its Online Group at NetWorld+Interop 2000.

  • EYT breaks into ASP market

    Looking to be a nimble player in the fast-moving application service (ASP) market, Ernst & Young Technologies last week renamed itself EYT and spun-off from Cap Gemini Ernst & Young U.S. LCC to offer application services for mid-sized companies.

  • PC EXPO IT services group formed

    In just a few months the management service provider (MSP) market has made the transition from latest industry buzzword to legitimate player in the services delivery landscape.

  • HP OpenView extends its Windows reach

    Two announcements made last week at the HP OpenView 2000 Conference are designed to bring the HP OpenView enterprise and systems management product suite to a whole new set of network administrators.

  • Microsoft Admits Shortcomings in Outlook

    In a rare mea culpa, Microsoft admitted during May that vulnerabilities in its Outlook e-mail program helped propagate the damaging "I LOVE YOU" worm. This prompted the software giant to release a free security upgrade to protect users from opening and further spreading viruses.

  • Platforms to automate Net defence

    After a number of recent denial of service (DoS) attacks on high-profile Web sites, network management vendors are bolstering their management platforms to ward off - and effectively react to - network hacks.

  • Lucent acquires Agere for $US415 million

    Taking a strong leap forward in the growing industry of multi-protocol processing chip prod-uction, Lucent Technologies has ann-ounced it will purchase Agere, a maker of programmable network processor chips, in a deal worth approximately $US415 million.

  • NAI to split security units

    Network Associates (NAI) at the RSA Conference in San Jose, California will next week announce plans to splinter off some of its security divisions, including McAfee Virus Defense, Sniffer Technologies, PGP Security, and Magic Solutions, into independent business units, each equipped with its own president.