Stories by Cathleen Moore

Open source steps into ECM shoes

The former co-founder of Documentum is applying lessons learned in the commercial ECM (enterprise content management) space to open source software.

Google Talk gives boost to XMPP

Google's entry last week into the IM space gave a high-profile shot in the arm to the open IM protocol XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol). The decision to base Google Talk on the XML-based XMPP framework -- combined with Google's considerable market clout -- could shake up stalled IM interoperability efforts, or at the very least gives a big lift to a grassroots Internet standard.

Yahoo snags widget tool Konfabulator

Yahoo on Monday announced it has acquired Pixoria, a maker of mini applications, or widgets, that be customised to provide information such as Wi-Fi signal strength, stock prices, and traffic conditions.

IBM Workplace gets new look

One of the announcements from IBM's annual Lotusphere conference this week is a new version of IBM Workplace that bundles together multiple collaborative services into a single product.

IronPort, Determina unleash proactive tools

From different vantage points in the network, IronPort Systems Inc. and Determina Inc. are attempting to thwart virus outbreaks by providing early prevention against attacks.

Google bolsters search appliance

Google Inc. on Wednesday will release an updated version of its Google Search Appliance featuring expanded capacity and improved security.

TECH ED - Microsoft touts common engineering plan

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the Windows Server System Common Engineering Roadmap, a long term plan for simplifying IT complexity by building common services across Windows Server System products.

TECH ED - Microsoft to kill 'Kodiak' code name

Microsoft Corp. will dump its "Kodiak" code-name that had been tagged to the next generation release of Exchange Server, instead shifting strategy to release individual improvements as they are ready, according to company executives in San Diego at TechEd 2004.

IBM adds partners to Workplace mix

IBM on Monday announced that a slew of partners have signed up to support its new Workplace Client Technology. The Workplace Client is a rich client platform designed to ease management of and access to a variety of applications.

N+I - Security answers touted

Enterprises on the lookout for answers to security struggles have plenty of wares to pick from here at the NetWorld+Interop 2004 conference, as vendors such as FaceTime Communications, RedSiren, and Senforce Technologies introduced offerings.

N+I - Tools give applications the green light

Network management is digging into the sweet spot of application performance optimization, as more enterprises move critical applications to the Internet. Here at NetWorld+Interop 2004, Internap Network Services Corp., 8e6 Technologies Inc., and Pivia Software Inc. introduced technology designed to give applications priority within the network.

Google unveils new version of Blogger

Google on Monday rolled out an updated version of its Blogger online self-publishing service. The new version features an enhanced dashboard, the ability to post blogs via e-mail, a shared comments function, and author profiles.

Open Text unveils fruit of acquisitions

Enterprise content management vendor Open Text last week launched its first product created from integrating technology from two acquisitions the company made earlier this year.