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Managed network services provider Infonet announced that has launched the industry’s first IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) across both public and private global networks.   Infonet offers organizations highly secure communication over the company’s Internet network. Infonet’s latest internet-based service gives multinational companies an added layer of security, by shifting the provisioning of Internet-based VPN’s to outside vendors like Infonet. Customers are provided a cost-effective alternative to creating and supporting their own do-it-yourself (DIY) IP VPN’s.   Mark Winter, group vice president, worldwide communications, IDC, further explained what makes Infonet’s IP VPN such an attractive offering. “Multinational companies,” he said, “with in house VPN solutions are increasingly ... (more)

Compuware To Preview Uniface 9 In Amsterdam

Compuware will be offering a preview of Uniface 9, the latest version of its development environment, during its annual Uniface users conference, CU2004, which is being held this year on December 6 - 7, at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Attendees will not only get to preview Uniface 9, they will be doing a good turn for wildlife. Ten percent of the CU2004 registration and sponsorship fees will go to the World Wide Fund for Nature, helping build a bright future for inhabitants and animals in Malaysian Borneo. The theme for the event, Compuware announced... (more)

Version 3.0 Of Anark Studio Released

Anark Corporation, maker of the most advanced interactive 3D application authoring environment, announced the release of Version 3.0 of its flagship product, Anark Studio 3.0. Organizations use Anark Studio to develop and deliver enterprise-class 3D applications for interactive visualization, training, communication and game applications. Customers include market and institutional leaders such as Boeing, Matsushita Avionics Corporation (MAS), Lockheed-Martin, Sony, US Army, USAF, Purdue and the CAD Center. Anark Studio 3.0 lets users rapidly create interactive 3D applications usin... (more)

"Crossbar Latch" From HP May One Day Replace Transistors Used in Today's Computers

One of simplest yet most essential logic functions in computing devices was performed, not by a silicon based transistor, today's most advanced method, but by a molecule-sized device. The tiny device was created by Hewlett-Packard researchers. Three scientists are credited for the work which will be published in the Journal of Applied Physics. According to the researchers, working at the company's Quantum Science Research Group, the innovation could one day come to replace today's transistors that are used in today's computers. While still a dream, theoretically, the Hewlett-Pack... (more)

Control of Java Community Process Shifting From Sun to the JCP Participants, Says META Report

According to a new report, 90 percent of members and nearly 60 percent of non-members have reported their satisfaction with the Java Community Process (JCP) program. Thanks to the new program, version 2.6. launched March 2004, the community is experiencing a major culture shift in terms of openness and efficiency. The report, a white paper by META Group "Java Standards: The Mandate for Interoperability and Compatibility," finds that the community itself has evolved a great deal since its inception, shifting control from Sun to the JCP participants. "Originally, Sun had control ov... (more)