Short takes on this week's technology news
Consortium to promote near-field mobile apps
A Europe-wide consortium of companies, universities and user groups has been created to develop an open architecture for the development and use of near-field communications-enabled applications in mobile handsets.
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Verisign restructures to meet digital demand
VeriSign has restructured its business to meet growing demand for digital infrastructure services. The security supplier has combined three business units: VeriSign Security Services, VeriSign Information Services and VeriSign Communications Services.
IEEE works on federated architecture standard
The IEEE has begun work on the first standard for the verification of high-level architecture federations. The standards body has also approved a revision of IEEE 16085, which describes a process for managing risk on systems.
Brocade buys San rival McData for £500m
Brocade has completed the acquisition of McData for £500m. Brocade said it plans to boost the interoperability of the suppliers' networked storage equipment.