Technology briefs

Short takes from this week's technology news

Short takes from this week's technology news

Vista pulls plug on RSA’s SecureID tokens

Microsoft has dropped plans to include native support for RSA security tokens in Windows Vista. Microsoft had been running tests for well over a year into the SecureID technology, which aims to protect systems from unauthorised access and online fraud.

SAP and Adobe join OpenAjax initiative

SAP and Adobe have announced their support for the OpenAjax initiative. OpenAjax is a group of suppliers looking to maximise the use of the Ajax (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) web scripting language in their products. Intel, Software AG and Tibco are also backing the initiative.

802.11n Wi-Fi standard  suffers a setback

Ratification of the higher-speed IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi standard has been delayed after many hardware suppliers refused to support the draft standard on the table. The standard is now unlikely to be ratified until some time next year.

Unisys extends JBoss support with global deal

Unisys users are to get broader support for the JBoss open source platform. Unisys will become a JBoss authorised service provider and training partner for the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite, supporting JBoss Application Server, Hibernate and Apache Tomcat.


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