Stories by Scarlet Pruitt

Skype comes to Siemens' cordless phones

Skype Technologies is teaming with Siemens to offer cordless phone users the ability to make Internet telephony calls, in addition to traditional calls, from their handsets.

Microsoft to help users prep for patching

Microsoft will give customers advance notice of its monthly security updates in an effort to help them prepare to install related software patches, the company announced Thursday.

UK gov't report cites merits of open source

Open source software proponents received a potential boost from the U.K. government on Thursday with a release of a report citing the well-documented advantages on the server side, but also growing maturity on the desktop front.

ICANN moves closer to approving .post, .travel

Internet users may soon see two new domain name suffixes in their browser window: ".post" to identify the postal community and ".travel" for travel industry associations and organizations.

SAP, HP team on hosted ERP offering

German software giant SAP AG is teaming with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) to offer midmarket companies in the U.S. a hosted software offering that includes applications, maintenance, services and support for a monthly fee.

Enterprise security is worst ever, experts say

Despite the number of IT security products and services cramming the market, businesses are more exposed than ever to emerging threats, according to industry experts speaking at the Etre technology conference in Cannes on Tuesday.

SCO's McBride warns of open source 'wild west'

Protect your intellectual property (IP) now or risk having your business sacked by open souce-touting bandits, The SCO Group President and Chief Executive Officer Darl McBride warned an audience of tech industry leaders, analysts and investors at the Etre conference in Cannes on Tuesday.

Former CA chief Kumar appears in Cannes

Former Computer Associates (CA) chairman and CEO, Sanjay Kumar, made a surprise appearance at the Etre technology conference in Cannes, three weeks after his indictment for securities fraud and obstruction of justice.

Broadband to boom in new EU countries, Yankee says

Despite their current low rates of broadband penetration, the 10 new countries that joined the European Union (E.U.) in May are poised for rapid growth in high-speed Internet use, thanks to local political support, competition and an up-and-coming middle class, according to The Yankee Group.