Stories by Matt Berger

  • Exchange 2000 to get security sweep fixes

    Microsoft is planning to release this month the third service pack for its Exchange 2000 server software, which will include fixes for bugs discovered as part of its lengthy review of the software code.

  • HP to shut US direct plant

    Hewlett-Packard has confirmed that it will shutter a computer manufacturing facility in New Jersey that it acquired as part of its merger with Compaq Computer.

  • Dataquest: Server revenue down 15 per cent in Q1

    Worldwide revenue from sales of server hardware dropped 15.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2002 compared with the same quarter a year earlier, and fell 13 per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2001, according to research figures recently released by Dataquest, a unit of research company Gartner.

  • ‘Plan now', Gartner tells Microsoft customers

    Research company Gartner has once again warned Microsoft enterprise customers to review their software licensing contracts or risk paying higher prices down the road as the software maker prepares to make its full switch to a new licensing program.

  • Cisco exceeds earnings expectations

    Showing signs of a recovery in the battered market for networking equipment, Cisco Systems reported yesterday a 2 per cent increase in revenue for its third fiscal quarter and saw its pro forma earnings per share nearly triple compared to the same quarter last year.

  • iMac boosts Apple earnings

    Apple Computer has reported financial results for its fiscal second quarter that held steady from the same quarter last year. The company said its new flat-panel iMac kept demand strong during a continued weak period in the market for personal computers.

  • January chip sales down, but recovery looms

    Worldwide sales of semiconductors continued to decline in January following one of the worst years yet for the industry, but signs of a recovery are beginning to emerge, an industry trade group said this week.

  • Microsoft ships Windows tuned for data centres

    Microsoft began shipping on Monday a new version of its Windows server software tuned for data centres and designed to hold over customers as they await the release of a .Net version of the product.

  • Windows XP Service pack in view

    The first major pack of fixes and updates for Microsoft's Windows XP operating system is set to be released during the second half of the year, a Microsoft product manager said Thursday.

  • Microsoft releases patch for SNMP flaw

    Microsoft on Friday released a patch for two versions of its Windows operating system to secure a hole discovered in a critical networking technology that could allow an attacker to stage denial-of-service attacks or take over a user's computer system.