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Mass SQL Attack a Wake-Up Call for Developers

A mass SQL injection attack has infected hundreds of thousands -- as many as 500,000, according to some accounts -- of normally trusted Web sites, including those of the United Nations and several governments. The attack, which mimics another recent malware episode, was launched with the apparent go...

Big Iron Keeps on Trucking, Part 2

IBM has found one way to sidestep the mainframe vs. distributed computing dilemma by simply calling its mainframes something else. Today, IBM refers to its larger processors as large servers and emphasizes that they can be used to serve distributed users and smaller servers in a computing network. T...

The Mainframe Lives

IBM has found one way to sidestep the mainframe vs. distributed computing dilemma by simply calling its mainframes something else. Today, IBM refers to its larger processors as large servers and emphasizes that they can be used to serve distributed users and smaller servers in a computing network. T...

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Easing WebSphere Sticker Shock With MyEclipse Blue Edition

The arrival of the IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1 presents Eclipse-oriented developers with some big decisions. The newest version of this popular runtime will depend largely on Rational Application Developer for tooling. While this recent runtime environment release is designed to ease implem...

ACI, Big Blue Deposit SOA Into Financial Services

IBM has teamed with ACI Worldwide, an electronic payment software company, to develop a payment system powered by IBM's open standards based System Z platform. The new offering will include IBM's DB2 database, WebSphere middleware and Tivoli management software as well as its Crypto-chip technology...

The Green Technology Revolution, Part 2: Easing the Burden With Virtualization

Leading IT companies are crafting ambitious green technology programs and enacting them throughout their own transnational organizations and along their supply chains, as well as promoting them to customers, as Part 1 of this series discusses. Going green costs capital, time and effort, but by findi...

IBM Continues to Push RFID Open Standards

IBM made several developments in its RFID partner and product platform that should make software and hardware integration of the technology easier for firms, the company said. For starters, standards organization GS1 EPCglobal has certified the IBM WebSphere RFID Information Center as fully complian...

Big Blue Crashes Microsoft’s Office Party

A proprietary behemoth like IBM giving away enterprise-rich office applications for free? That was the news from IBM this week, but Big Blue's motives aren't entirely altruistic. IBM is presenting a set of enterprise applications -- word processing, spreadsheet, presentation applications -- called "...

Meeting SOA and Web Services Security Challenges, Part 2

Making use of distributed computing, such as service-oriented architecture and integrated Web application services, means greater complexity and security design challenges for organizations and IT managers. Open standards play a big role in developing and making better use of efficient and effective...

Meeting SOA and Web Services Security Challenges, Part 1

Software designers and developers are being challenged to build efficient security measures into their project work as computing is increasingly distributed via Web application services and service-oriented architecture. Research recently conducted by the Ponemon Institute and CipherOptics found tha...

Open Source: Changing Models, Changing Mindsets, Part 2

The open source model of developing software is making a significant impact, not only in the software development and broader high-tech community, but more generally within corporations, other types of businesses and organizations around the world, as Part 1 of this series describes. Whether it's on...

Mixing It Up With SOA and SaaS, Part 2

Organizations large and small are increasingly able to make use of service-oriented architecture and Software as a Service, employing a mix of in-house, on-premise, vendor-supplied and hosted on-demand applications and platforms to meet the need for fast, flexible application development and deploym...

Open Source: Changing Models, Changing Mindsets, Part 1

Open source software -- think Linux, Firefox, Wikipedia, Apache, Ajax and a host of other projects -- has introduced a radically different development model -- and mindset -- to the stream of high-tech innovation. It is one that is having repercussions in the corporate world that go beyond how softw...

Tracking Medication With IBM’s RFID Tech

IBM upgraded the functionality in its RFID technology tailored for the pharmaceutical industry that it introduced in December. The company's WebSphere RFID Information Center version 1.1 will now help pharma companies comply with the ePedigree laws going into effect in California and elsewhere. The ...

IBM, Novell Square Off With MS, Red Hat in App Server Arena

IBM and Linux distributor Novell are strengthening their partnership in order to encourage cross-adoption of their respective platforms and products, especially in the small to medium-sized business space. The companies hope to erode market share inroads recently gained by Microsoft and Red Hat with...

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