Stories by Marc Songini

US set to issue passports with RFID chips

The U.S. Department of State is on track to start issuing radio frequency identification (RFID) chipped passports next week, despite warnings from some security experts that such systems could be accessed or tracked by hackers.

Pentagon moves on massive HR system -- slowly

SAN FRANCISCO (10/06/2003) - More than two years after it chose PeopleSoft Inc.'s software for a massive human resources (HR) system, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is finally ready to start development work on the US$320 million-plus project. But it will take another four years to complete the rollout, military officials said.

AS/400 users get a Windows boost

IBM yesterday announced its plans for rolling out products and programs to help AS/400 users interested in running Windows NT/2000 applications in their shops.

SCO Sells Out to Caldera

Ending an era, The Santa Cruz Operation Inc. will be selling off its Unix product line and professional services arm to Linux vendor Caldera Inc.

Mainframe Linux to Get Management Boost

IBM, Computer Associates and BMC Software will announce products this week that should help customers manage Linux applications on mainframes. IBM has seen about 4,000 downloads of the Linux mainframe software from the Web since January.