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Dell Posts Profit on Strong Global Sales

Dell's fiscal second-quarter numbers demonstrated growth in both its consumer and enterprise operations. In addition, the computer maker reported increased growth and profitability worldwide, bucking overall industry trends ...

Google Search Appliance Sales Up 200 Percent

Google has announced that sales of its Google Search Appliance (GSA) increased 200 percent over the course of the last year. The enterprise-focused product, which integrates hardware and software into a stand-alone appliance dedicated to search technology, first became available early last year ...

SCO Unveils License for Linux

SCO has announced that it will sell intellectual property (IP) licenses to make it legal for enterprises to run Linux, which allegedly uses portions of SCO's proprietary Unix source code ...

Novell Acquires Linux Trailblazer Ximian

As the LinuxWorld conference kicks off, Novell has announced the purchase of Ximian, a privately held company known as a trailblazer in the open source space, for an undisclosed amount. According to Novell, the deal was an all-cash transaction and will not affect its financial statements this fiscal year ...

Qwest Inks Deal for Sprint Mobile Services

Qwest Communications and Sprint have jointly announced that Sprint will wholesale its PCS Vision voice and data services to Qwest customers under an exclusive agreement ...

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Is WiFi About To Fly Sky-High?

Buzz about WiFi has swelled to a dull roar this year. Ads for PC laptops highlight Intel's new Centrino technology, which gives users wireless networking capabilities without requiring them to buy a separate PCI card. Across the United States, Starbucks enables customers to check e-mail wirelessly, and McDonald's has just followed suit with plans to offer WiFi service at about 75 restaurants in the Bay Area...

Advisory: Windows Platform Widely Vulnerable to Attack

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an updated advisory Wednesday entitled "Potential for Significant Impact on Internet Operations Due to Vulnerability in Microsoft Operating Systems." ...

Sprint, Samsung Bring Gaming to Mobile Phones

Sprint PCS and Samsung have jointly announced a new gaming accessory that will convert certain Samsung mobile phones into gaming devices. Called the PCS Game Pad, the add-on works only with Samsung's new A600 mobile phone, which was also released today in conjunction with the announcement. The phone retails for about US$350, while the Game Pad costs about $40.

Microsoft Opens Windows Code to Foreign Governments

Microsoft has revealed portions of its Windows source code to a dozen foreign governments as part of its Government Security Program Initiative, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) spokesperson Alex Mercer told the E-Commerce Times ...

IBM To Build World’s Fastest Linux Supercomputer

IBM has announced that Japan's largest national research agency, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), has commissioned the company to build what will be the world's most powerful Linux supercomputer ...

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Heavy-Duty Database Showdown: The Microsoft Challenge

Part 1 of this article discussed the relative advantages and disadvantages of IBM's DB2 and Oracle's 9i software. However, IBM and Oracle, with their combined 70 percent market share, are not the only RDBMS vendors in the database race. Microsoft, the number three vendor, has seen tremendous growth in the last few years for its Windows-only SQL Server. In fact, a recent Gartner Dataquest survey reported that SQL Server captured 18 percent of new worldwide RDBMS software license revenue in 2002 -- nearly 17 percent more than in 2001...

Mobile Giants Ally To Forge Open Standards

A group of companies in the mobile technologies and devices industry has established a new standards body for mobile processor interfaces ...

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The Heavy-Duty Database Showdown: Oracle vs. IBM

Although databases have been a fundamental component of the enterprise IT stable for decades, they now seem to be multiplying faster than ever before, both in number and importance ...

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Is Bargain-Basement Hardware Really a Bargain?

For many businesses, the allure of no-name PCs, called "white boxes" in industry parlance, can seem almost irresistible. Today's typical white boxes are equipped with industry-standard Intel motherboards and processors, avoid the software incompatibility that used to plague even makers of name-brand PCs, and are usually cheaper than their branded counterparts...

Microsoft Warns of DirectX Security Flaw

Microsoft has released a security bulletin warning that a flaw in the DirectX graphic interface in a majority of Windows computers leaves users vulnerable to buffer overruns ...

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Macromedia Flash – The Bottom Line

Macromedia Flash technology garnered a somewhat shaky reputation at the height of dot-com mania in the 1990s, when it was often associated with Web site splash pages that effectively served as brick walls barring users from accessing a site's useful content ...

Sprint Ups Ante in Public WiFi Game

Sprint (NYSE: PCS) on Monday announced plans to offer PCS WiFi Access, a broad-based service that will let customers connect wirelessly to the Internet via either WiFi hot spots or its own Nationwide PCS Network ...

PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards a Done Deal

PeopleSoft has completed its tender offer for ERP vendor J.D. Edwards. Both companies noted that PeopleSoft now owns 88 percent of J.D. Edwards' outstanding shares and will buy the remaining 12 percent by the end of August ...

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Will Apple Make the Enterprise Leap with Panther?

Apple's new server OS, known as Panther, is slated to launch before year's end with new capabilities that will be "awesome solutions for an awful lot of customers," according to Apple server software director Tom Goguen ...

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How Deep Does the HP-Microsoft Partnership Go?

For many years, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard have collaborated to make their products work together. Recently, for example, Microsoft chose HP ProLiant Servers as the development platform for Windows Server 2003 and the bulk of Microsoft's enterprise applications ...

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