DataCenterJournal.com launches

EDM2R Enterprises announces the launch of its newest online publication, DataCenterJournal.com. The journal offers free IT-, Facilities- and Design-specific news articles and editorials as well as networking opportunities for data center professionals.

Posted on: September 17, 2003 9:00 am

Source code exploits vulnerabilites

Security experts spotted working source code on underground hacker sites that exploits the most recent vulnerabilities in the Windows RPC DCOM interface, hundreds of machines have already been compromised with Trojan horses bearing the code, and a worm able to infect thousands of systems is not far behind. According to this article in Internet Week, the exploit code found on multiple hacker sites would allow an attacker to obtain authenticated access to RPC DCOM vulnerable computers, which then opens the system to all kinds of mischief, including identify or password theft, deleting files, and initiating a denial-of-service attack.

Posted on: September 17, 2003 9:00 am

Nokia gets into enterprise mobility

InfoWorld reports that on October 1, Nokia will launch Nokia Enterprise Solutions. For Nokia, the term enterprise mobility means integrating IBM’s WebSphere, Oracle application servers and databases, and RIM’s email servers with next-generation smartphones.

Posted on: September 17, 2003 9:00 am

IBM expands RFID presence

Here’s an article from News.com that said that IBM expanded its presence in the market for radio frequency identification (RFID) with the introduction of services to help companies adopt the supply-chain management tool. IBM said the package is based on nonproprietary standards and is built on its WebSphere Business Integration, WebSphere Application Server, DB2 Information Integrator, Tivoli Access Manager and WebSphere Portal Server products.

Posted on: September 15, 2003 9:00 am

iSeries according to Al Zollar

Search400.com has an interview with IBM iSeries general manager Al Zollar. In the interview, Zollar talks about how iSeries is being marketed and modernized.

Posted on: September 15, 2003 9:00 am

iLumin partners with IBM

iLumin Software Services announced a partnership with IBM and the integration of its Assentor Enterprise platform as the message management solution for the IBM DB2 Content Manager Product line. Assentor Enterprise is a firm-wide solution that provides archiving, compliance, supervision, discovery, litigation support, and mailbox management for email and instant messages. Compatible with IBM Lotus Notes, Exchange and many other popular and proprietary email services such as Bloomberg, and BondDesk, Assentor Enterprise also captures instant message flows from IBM Sametime, Akonix, FaceTime, IM Logic, IM Age, Hub IM, and OmniPod.

Posted on: September 12, 2003 9:00 am

Using Domino and WebSphere together

IBM Lotus Advisor has this article which shows you how you might use Lotus Domino and WebSphere Application Server together in areas such as workflow and email.

Posted on: September 12, 2003 9:00 am

Borland takes on IBM’s Rational division

Borland Software announced the release of its Together Edition for Microsoft Visual Studio .Net, an integrated design, modeling and coding environment for the Microsoft .Net Framework. eWeek reports that Borland is directly taking on IBM’s Rational division, which offers its Rational XDE tool for .Net developers. Borland officials said they see Rational more likely scaling back its .Net support as the company ties its product line more to IBM’s WebSphere and the Eclipse open-source tools platform.

Posted on: September 12, 2003 9:00 am

Evolution of WebSphere

This article from E-Commerce Times talks about how competitive pressure from all sides has prompted major changes to IBM’s WebSphere line of e-commerce products.

Posted on: September 12, 2003 9:00 am

A look a blade servers

Computerworld Malaysia has this comparative review of blade servers from Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and RLX Technologies. This test focused on dual-processor Xeon blades, because that is the practical minimum hardware requirement for running current operating systems, such as Windows 2003 Server, and enterprise-class applications, such as BEA Systems’ WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, Oracle, or Microsoft’s Exchange.

Posted on: September 11, 2003 9:00 am