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Disaster Recovery, What’s That?

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has cancelled a 23m global IT project because it failed sufficiently to take into account potential terrorist threats.

Microsoft Unveils Business Portal

Microsoft Business Solutions yesterday unveiled software designed to allow firms to centralise access to corporate information and applications via a common web browser interface.

Information security bucks IT decline

Compound annual growth rate of 20.9 per cent to 2007, says IDC

IBM, Shell and Cisco collaborate on grids

IBM’s attempt to commercialise grid technology has resulted in new vertical grid applications and joint developments with other companies, including Shell and Cisco.

Windows 2003 leaves security gaps

Microsoft will launch Windows Server 2003 Thursday, offering improved security and faster file and web server performance compared with Windows 2000, according to tests carried out by vnunet.com’s sister title, IT Week.

Novell to investigate Windows kernel option

Novell is to investigate whether it can give customers the option of a Windows kernel for its Netware operating system.

Experts warn not to apply Microsoft patch

Security companies find dubious content in Windows 2000 fix.

Microsoft ports Windows Media to Linux

Redmond starts to take the Penguin very seriously.

WS-I creates security standards body

Working group will focus on ways to develop secure web services. The Web Services Interoperability Organisation (WS-I) yesterday unveiled the formation of a new security working group to focus on ways to develop secure web services.

Microsoft security still bothers users

IT managers think Windows is insecure but still use it for mission-critical apps, says Forrester report.

Windows Server 2003 ready for release

Microsoft has completed the final code for its Windows Server 2003 operating system software, focusing heavily on performance improvements and total cost of ownership (TCO).

Dell’s wireless choice as simple as a, b, g

Latitude notebooks offered with choice of Intel or Dell wireless technology. Dell has responded to customer demands for more networking flexibility by offering a choice of wireless technologies in its latest laptops.

Linux co-developer warns of serious flaw

Malicious local user could gain full privileges by exploiting ‘ptrace’ hole. A developer who helped write the original Linux kernel is warning of a flaw in some versions of the operating system that could allow a malicious local user to gain root control of a Linux computer.

Consulting and integration spending to rise

Businesses will have to spend more to stay competitive, predicts analyst. Businesses will soon have to start spending on consulting and integration to maintain competetiveness, according to research. A report by analyst organisation Yankee Group, What Will Happen Next in Consulting and Integration, predicts that revenues from IT professional consulting will rise six per cent in 2003.

3Com beams back to the enterprise

3Com is investing $160m (102m) as well as assets and IP licences into a joint venture with Chinese networking vendor Hauwei. The move sees the networking giant embracing the enterprise market once more, after conceding the sector to Cisco in early 2000.

Developers access Amazon web tools

Plan will be a fertile source of innovation, claims online retailer

Sun touts Java integration specification

Promises ro reduce development costs for Java-based web services