Just days after Philadelphia’s CIO resigned to take a job with a company that has done business with the city, Philadelphia’s Mayor John Street asked the city’s board of ethics to look at the job switch to be sure it was appropriate.
Stories by Todd R.Weiss
Opera software has unveiled the Opera 9 web browser, which offers new features such as thumbnail preview panes, a built-in content blocker, integrated BitTorrent peer-to-peer file distribution and transfer capabilities, and "widgets" — small web applications such as multimedia add-ons, newsfeeds, games and more that can be used to customise a user's desktop.
While the overall software piracy rate worldwide remained at a high 35% last year — the same as in 2004 — the piracy rate in 51 of the 97 countries surveyed declined, according to a new joint-study from the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and market research company IDC.
Faced with greater competition and a maturing online audience, internet and interactive services provider AOL says it will lay off 1,300 workers at AOL customer service call centres in Arizona, Utah and Florida.
With its business already firmly entrenched in the e-commerce marketplace, online retailer Amazon is now looking to leverage its massive and capacity-rich IT infrastructure by renting out storage capacity to independent and corporate software developers.
One employee has been fired and three others have resigned in connection with the theft in late December of backup computer tapes and disks containing personal information and the medical records of about 365,000 hospice and home health care patients from a parked car in Portland, Oregon.
A huge 100,000-PC grid-computing network being built to help research the origin of the universe passed the third of four major tests recently when it reached a data-transfer milestone, with up to 1GB/s of physics data sent over the global grid.
A Houston-based electric and gas utility company is using new technology from IBM to make its power grid more efficient by enabling it to automatically report power outages, component failures and other information over a real-time, IP-based broadband-over-powerline system.
Hopes to cut card fraud by 40%
Redmond would like to have been warned before vulnerability was publicised
'If there will be anover attemption you will be busted' is not standard FBI language
SCO celebrates its 25th year, and McBride expects 25 more
It began innocuously enough on December 12 when a customer was unable to enter a 2004 date into product life-cycle management software from Needham, Massachusetts-based vendor Parametric Technology (PTC).
Frustrated by budget woes and incompatible IT systems among state agencies, an Oregon legislator has introduced a bill requiring the agencies to at least consider open-source software when making future IT purchases.
The vision of running Linux on corporate desktops has gained ground during the past 18 months, as full-featured office productivity software has become a reality and improvements have been made to the Linux kernel and to installation and administration tools.