• Qwest To Offer VoIP

    Qwest Communications will introduce VoIP service in Minnesota, taking advantage of a Minnesota federal judge's ruling to deregulate Internet telephone service. Qwest's announcement also comes in the same week that the regional telephone provider begins marketing long-distance service in the 12 Western states, including Minnesota, where it already dominates local phone service.

  • Veritas Rounds Out Storage-Management Offerings

    In a bid to become a more well-rounded storage-management software company, Veritas Software this week announced a range of products that touch on desktop backup, faster server backup and recovery, utility computing and life-cycle data management.

  • Lotus Preaches 'Rich Client' Religion, Continuity For Domino Apps

    Lotus Domino will have life beyond the current 6.5 release, according to executives from IBM's Lotus Software group. Over time the collaboration server will be blended into the company's overall Workplace scenario, and the company again pledged continued support for current development and applications.

  • Microsoft Places $250K Bounties On Hackers

    Microsoft placed a $250,000 bounty on the respective heads of the MSBlaster and So.Big virus writers as part of a $5 million program it launched here on Wednesday with the FBI, Secret Service and Interpol to fight cybercrime.

  • Major Facelift For SAP Enterprise Portal

    SAP AG on Wednesday announced the first major upgrade to SAP Enterprise Portal in nearly two years. The updated software is a component of SAP NetWeaver, SAP's integration and application platform that connects software from across vendors.

  • Novell Acquisition of SuSE Linux Is Industry-Changing Event, Says Vice Chairman

    For years, Novell has tried to come up with an OS alternative to its one-time market leading network operating systems software, NetWare. It bought the rights to Unix and began a series of forays into NetWare alternatives and derivatives including SuperNOS, UnixWare, Portable NetWare, Processor Independent NetWare, etc. Promising though some were, none met with any commercial success. Certainly, none ever generated the excitement and enthusiasm that Linux has.

  • Red Hat Starts Phasing Out For-Free Linux

    Number one Linux vendor Red Hat is phasing out support for its for-free Linux line and pushing its customers to move instead to the for-a-fee Enterprise Linux, the company said this week.

  • IBM Creates On-Demand Prices For Desktops

    IBM's flexible pricing strategy is being applied to office PCs and printers. The company's Global Services unit, which already sells heavy-duty computing power to big businesses on a pay-as-you-go basis, Tuesday launched Workplace On Demand, a program under which business customers can acquire and maintain equipment from desktops to PDAs for one monthly bill that varies based on the number of users.