Emboldened by its renegotiated software licensing agreement with Microsoft Corp., the U.K. government is debating the possibility of using open-source software to complement or even replace some of its Microsoft software.
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Sun Microsystems has announced version 2.2 of its Java Card technology, which will include easier programming of applications using the smart card technology as well as improved support for wireless standards, the company announced Tuesday.
IT security breaches cost U.K. businesses billions of pounds last year, with 44 percent of U.K. companies reporting at least one "malicious" security breach in the past year, according to a study published Tuesday by the U.K. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The Federation Against Software Theft Ltd. (FAST) relies on the kindness of strangers in its effort to short-circuit pirates selling illegal software over the Internet, so in its effort to encourage the reporting of such pirating, the organization wants to make whistle-blowing as simple as the push of a button.
Though the term 3G (third-generation) wasn't quite the buzz word at CeBIT this year that it was last year, a number of mobile-handset makers have said at the show they will have 3G handsets ready for the European mass market by the end of this year.
Dropping the suit to increase 'feel good' factor with US ISPs would be "bizarre notion"
Children may be more vulnerable because of developing nervous system
Faced with prospect of losing national and local UK governments as customers, Microsoft has offered new software licensing terms as part of its negotiations with government representatives, the company confirmed Tuesday.
Government has is already examining switching software say reports
BT said it would not be practical to pursue claims with individual users
"Considerable" uptake in service by businesses in London
"Any major enterprise system of this size is going to have problems"
Devices should be prohibited unless user's permission has been given
Business software maker SAP AG on Wednesday strongly denied a media report that it has decided to back the software development platform based on the Java programming language from Sun Microsystems Inc. over the .Net software platform from competitor Microsoft Corp.
89% want BT to be forced to speed rollout of broadband services like ADSL