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MySQL AB eyes larger enterprise focus in latest database solution

The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company’s MySQL 5.0 was designed to enhance the development of large-scale enterprise database applications according to Zack Urlocker, vice president of marketing at MySQL AB. “Many enterprise customers have asked us to add stored procedures so that they could use MySQL with their existing applications,” Urlocker said. “Stored procedures are used […]

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Microsoft charges reseller with counterfeiting COAs

According to the software titan, a majority of its legal concerns with resellers have surrounded “hard disk loading” — the practice of selling a machine with a copy of Windows or Office, but no legal license for the software. But that may be changing, as Diana Piquette, license compliance manager at Microsoft Canada, says they’re […]

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Three of top 10 PC vendors likely to exit PC business by 2007, says Gartner

The reason for Gartner’s prediction has to do with replacement cycles, said Leslie Fiering, research vice president for Gartner’s client platforms group. These days, most businesses keep their computers for four years before replacing them, but the cycle was thrown out of whack during the Y2K crisis. Companies ran out and replaced their systems, and […]

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$250k reward, free fix for Mydoom.A

In a press release, SCO president and CEO Darl McBride said his company has been the target of several DDOS attacks during the past ten months. “This one is different and much more troubling, since it harms not just our company, but also damages the systems and productivity of a large number of other companies […]

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New virus hits high outbreak level

“AVERT says it’s receiving a very large number of samples from corporate and home users alike,” said Jack Sebbag, Canadian General Manager and Vice President of Network Associates. “That’s why it’s been raised from medium to high. The infection is spreading at a very rapid rate.” Mydoom is a mass mailer. Despite the ominous name, […]

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Tablet PC hasn’t been successful: report

That’s the result of a new study from high-tech research firm In-Stat/MDR. It says that the device, which was designed to counteract sluggish commercial PC sales, has been adopted in vertical markets, such as health care, real estate, and insurance. However, horizontal commercial markets have been somewhat hesitant to adopt a new PC form factor […]

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New SharePoint Web Parts allow access between multiple vendors’ systems

The new toolkits, which can be downloaded at no cost from allow system integrators to connect systems from multiple vendors using XML Web services standards. Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 was released last year, and is the company’s enterprise portal product that allows customers to build enterprise information portals, and it has the ability […]

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Wi-Fi manufacturer Redline partners with distributor WAV

Redline, which specializes in broadband fixed wireless equipment and works mostly with distributors and system integrators that also specialize in wireless, has partnered with WAV to further expand and strengthen its distribution, said Mitch Vine, director of product management at Redline. The wireless company also has strong partnerships in place with distributors Alliance and Talley […]

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SCO reports strong financials, lawyer bills notwithstanding

For 4Q03, SCO reported a net loss to common stockholders of $1.6 million, or $0.12 per diluted common share. But excluding the previously reported charge of approximately $9.0 million incurred in connection with its October 2003 private placement for compensation paid to law firms engaged to enforce its intellectual property rights, SCO would actually have […]

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