• Micro Focus CEO Wants Partners To Help Sweat Cobol

    As the CEO of Micro Focus, Tony Hill sees Cobol applications on mainframes as assets that IT organizations can leverage on new, more nimble Windows, Linux and Unix platforms running Web services technologies. Hill says Micro Focus is dedicated to providing tools for that migration -- and earlier this month, Micro Focus launched a variant of its tools that support the Microsoft.Net framework.

  • Senate Approves CAN SPAM Act

    The U.S. Senate Tuesday gave final approval to the CAN SPAM Act, following last weekend's overwhelming vote on the landmark federal anti-spam bill by the U.S. House of Representatives. If signed into law by President Bush, the legislation would mark the first national attempt to put a crimp on junk mail.

  • Linux 2.6 Coming-Out Party In December

    Linus Torvalds and Open Source Development Labs plan a big coming-out party late next month for the Linux 2.6 kernel. Partners won't see commercial distributions based on the updated kernel until well into 2004.

  • Government Simulates National Cyber Attack

    The Homeland Security Department's first simulation of a terrorist attack on computer, banking and utility systems exposed problems with the ways victimized industries communicated vital information during the crisis, the government's new cybersecurity chief said Monday.

  • Hewlett-Packard Executive Clarke Resigns

    Hewlett-Packard Co. said Jeff Clarke, a former Compaq Computer Corp. executive who played a key role in integrating Compaq's business operations into HP after they were acquired by Hewlett-Packard, has resigned from the computer company.