January 2006 | Archive by Month | ComputerWeekly.com


January 2006

  • Microsoft unveils Vista graphics tools

    Microsoft has launched a test version of its forthcoming graphical user interface (GUI) design tool for applications built for its new Windows Vista operating system.

  • US Homeland Security network condemned as insecure

    The US Department of Homeland Security's wide area network (Wan) is plagued by security problems, according to a government watchdog.

  • Patent dispute forces Microsoft to push different Office package

    Microsoft has started telling companies to begin using different versions of its Office collaboration software, having lost a patent dispute last year.

  • Microsoft moves closer to unified communications

    Microsoft is combining its Exchange e-mail and instant messaging businesses to help promote its unified messaging technology strategy.

  • IBM plans launch of next generation blades

    IBM is believed to be planning the launch of its next generation of blade servers next week, as it attempts to stay number one in the market ahead of Hewlett-Packard.

  • SAP to enter hosted CRM market

    SAP is planning to announce its entry into the hosted customer relationship management (CRM) market this week, to take on the likes of Salesforce.com and Siebel.

  • IBM releases free DB2 database

    IBM has released a free version of its DB2 database, aimed at attracting application developers who may have chosen open source alternatives instead.

  • AOL patches critical media player flaw

    Users of AOL’s Winamp 5.12 media player are being urged to upgrade it to avoid a critical flaw in the player that could allow a remote attacker to take over their system.

  • Cisco patches against network authorisation flaw

    Cisco Systems has patched a hole in it main operating switch and router operating system which could allow users to get access to network privileges above their authorisation.

  • World first for Performance Technologies

    Performance Technologies has launched the CPC5564 Single Board Computer.

  • Oracle and security researcher in patch dispute

    Oracle and a UK security researcher are engaged in a public war of words after the researcher issued an unofficial patch against an Oracle application server flaw.

  • Next Itanium servers will be cheaper to run

    Intel's forthcoming Montecito Itanium server chip will consume less power and be more cost-effective to run than earlier Itanium products.

  • IBM tightens Lotus integration with SAP

    IBM is building tighter integrations between its Lotus Notes e-mail suite and SAP enterprise software.

  • Computer crime costs US firms £38bn

    The FBI has found that almost 9 out of 10 companies said they’d suffered some kind of security incident in 2005 and three-quarters of those attacks caused financial damage.

  • Businesses lose the work/life tussle

    According to an employment study by Telewest Business, British workers are increasingly unwilling to disrupt their home lives and relocate for work.

  • CIOs face performance anxiety

    Running a tight, secure technology department is a given; what boards really want is strategic vision and innovation from their IT heads, market analyst Gartner has found.

  • Offshoring comes onshore

    With European bases, Indian outsourcers will be better placed to offer customers a choice of offshore and onshore services, predicts the National Outsourcing Association (NOA).

  • Indian skills register tackles fraud

    Companies will be able to check recruits’ career and educational credentials on the National Skills Registry (NSR). The database will also help police to tackle data theft.

  • Schneider's integrated Sage roll-out to spark cost savings

    Schneider Industries is implementing Sage MMS accounting software to integrate all parts of its manufacturing business and to deliver timely and accurate business and management information.

  • HP launches new datacentre cooling system

    Hewlett-Packard plans to start selling water cooling systems next week to address power and heat problems caused by ever-more-powerful servers in datacentres.