Stories by Jeremy Kirk

BI explosion pressuring CIOs: analysts

Businesses will face a ten-fold increase in the amount of information generated by their IT systems over the next five years, research firm Gartner says.

Microsoft reports two bugs, third identified

Microsoft is warning of two bugs in its software that could potentially give unauthorized control or access over a person's computer, while a third problem has been highlighted by a security research company.

Patch causes glitches with beta version of IE browser

Microsoft is receiving scattered reports that one of the security patches issued last week for Internet Explorer (IE) is causing problems for users testing a new beta version of the browser alongside the existing version, according to a company blogger.

Layoffs pending after Adobe, Macromedia merger

Adobe Systems Inc. will reduce part of its workforce in light of its acquisition of Macromedia Inc., saying Monday that employees who don't lose their jobs may be offered relocation packages.

MySQL reacts to Oracle's Innobase buy

Six weeks after Oracle bought Finnish software developer Innobase, MySQL is working to provide its customers with an alternative to the open-source InnoDB database engine often used at the heart of its product, a MySQL executive says.

Sober variant aiming for top virus spot

The latest variant of the Sober worm is aiming for the top virus of the year spot, with a staggering one in 14 emails containing it, according to the antivirus vendor Sophos.

EDS settles case with UK government

EDS has agreed to pay £71.25 million (NZ$177 million) to the British government’s tax agency after trouble with an IT system that tracked tax credits.

Microsoft updates plans for 64-bit computing

Microsoft fleshed out its road map for transitioning customers to 64-bit computing and unveiled updates to several of its management and server products at its IT Forum 2005 conference in Barcelona on Tuesday.