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LinuxWorld Choses Excellence Contest Finalists

IDG World Expo announced the finalists for the LinuxWorld Open Source Product Excellence Awards, to be presented at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week. Sponsored by OSDN and presented in conjunction with the UniForum Association, the Open Source Product Excellence Awards recognize Open Source product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors.
 
Fujitsu Opens L45 million datacentre

Fujitsu Services, has enhanced its position in the datacentre services market by investing L45 million in a new datacentre in Essex.
 
OPSEC Certification for RSA Security Two-Factor Authentication

RSA Security Inc. announced that it has achieved OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) certification for its RSA ACE/Server 5.0 two-factor authentication software from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Through the OPSEC certification, RSA Security's market-leading two-factor authentication software has been tested to integrate with Check Point's market-leading VPN-1/FireWall-1 Next Generation (NG) security solutions.
 
FCC approves satellite-cellular service

The Federal Communications Commission has angered the wireless industry, ruling to allow providers of satellite communications integrate land-based wireless service into their networks.
 
Snapfish Awarded by Nielsen // Netratings at Webby Awards

Nielsen//NetRatings, the global standard for Internet audience measurement and analysis, announced the recipient of the Rising Star award at the 7th Annual Webby Awards. Based on Nielsen//NetRatings' Internet audience rankings, Snapfish.com was honored as
the Web's fastest growing site.

 
Microsoft to surprise the handheld market

At the end of the month, Microsoft prepares to announce the next version of its new operating system for handheld devices. The Redmond software giant will launch Pocket PC 2003 - codenamed Ozone.

 
Microsoft Buys GeCAD Software Antivirus

Microsoft Corp. announced the final signing of the agreement leading to the acquisition of the antiviral intellectual property and the technological resources of the Romanian company GeCAD Software SRL.

 
Oracle to Buy PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft had announced plans to buy J.D. Edwards, CNET News.com announces, but now finds itself contemplating being taken over by Oracle.

 
Windows Users in Wales to Create their Own Linux

Wales-based computer users, tired of waiting for a Welsh-language version of Windows, are doing it themselves with open-source KDE desktop software, Cnet News.com announced.

 
HP and Dell to deliver Java-enabled PCs

Sun Microsystems signed an agreement with Dell Computer and Hewlett-Packard in order to put on the market Java technology on all their PCs, a move that ignores Microsoft's opposition in using this technology.

 
What's hindering the wider deployment and larger uptake of Grid type architectures ?
Adina Riposan, Director

The most significant obstacles are non-technical organizational barriers, rooted in people and processes…
 
Intel prepares for smartphone assault

Chipmaking giant Intel is considering the creation of a separate consumer brand for processors used in portable devices as it battles Motorola for market and mind share, CNET News.com announced.

 
CSR's launches new generation of Bluetooth silicon

CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio), the Bluetooth wireless technology industry leader, announced the launch of its third generation single chip silicon, marking a major step in the evolution of Bluetooth silicon. BlueCore3 is the first complete implementation of the Bluetooth v1.2 standard (including all optional features of the standard) which improves coexistence of Bluetooth with other 2.4GHz systems.

 
Oracle Ready Opened Oracle Appsworld London 2003

Oracle Corporation, the world's largest enterprise software company, presented the keynote series during the Oracle AppsWorld conference, held June 23 - 26, 2003, at the ExCeL Conference Centre in London, UK.
 
WWW Consortium Approves Latest Soap Protocol

The Web's leading standards group approved a new key Web-services protocol. W3C said it has published the Simple Object Access Protocol (Soap) version 1.2 as a formal standard. Soap is one of a handful of standards behind the industry move toward building Web-services software.

 

 
What's hindering the wider deployment and larger uptake of Grid type architectures ?
Adina Riposan, Director
The most significant obstacles are non-technical organizational barriers, rooted in people and processes…

The Cost of Outsourcing Is Often Underestimated
Radu Rizea, Chief Editor
The main trend in the enterprise IT development is to turn to outsourcing to control and cut IT costs. Still, the latest Gartner research reveals that the total cost of IT outsourcing is often underestimated, and initial cost reductions do not always lead to lower costs. This ussually happens when the IT managers look rather at the initial cost reductions than the total cost during the life of a deal and to the value a service provider's capabilities can bring.


WWW Consortium Approves Latest Soap Protocol
Subscriptions for the Stockholm Challenge Award 2003/2004 Competition
Netratings Launches AdRelevance 4.0
IT&C Ministry to offer assistance for the second IST projects demand
Visa and DataCard to Offer Smartcard Solutions

Subscriptions for the Stockholm Challenge Award 2003/2004 Competition
23rd Postal Services' Congress to Take Place in Romania
Snapfish Awarded by Nielsen // Netratings at Webby Awards
Oracle Ready Opened Oracle Appsworld London 2003
Romania Receives Economic Mission from Virginia, USA
Romania Presents E-Governance in Prague
IT&C Ministry Warns: Authors' Rights Aren't Subject to Negotiations
Oracle to Offer Solutions for GIS Solutions
Productivity and efficiency through Web applications development
IT&C Ministry Announces Massive Investments in Alternative Infrastructure
IT&C Ministry Struggles to Keep Specialists from Fleeing
ARIES Launches "Summer Workshops" Series
O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention 2003



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