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Stories by Peter Sayer

  • IBM will base software price on processor performance

    IBM plans one day to charge for its software based on how fast it runs, not the number of processor cores on which it's running. The company announced licensing changes for its middleware Tuesday -- although the change will have no immediate effect on pricing.

  • Alcatel sees Q2 revenue and Lucent merger on target

    Alcatel expects to see a 7.5 percent year-on-year increase in revenue for the second quarter, in line with earlier projections, the company announced late Monday. Its merger with U.S. counterpart Lucent Technologies is also on track, with completion expected by year-end, it said.

  • Phishing scam uses PayPal secure servers

    A cross-site scripting flaw in the PayPal Web site allows a new phishing attack to masquerade as a genuine PayPal log-in page with a valid security certificate, according to security researchers.

  • Virgin Mobile accepts NTL's £962 million bid

    NTL's bid for British mobile phone company Virgin Mobile Holdings (UK) PLC has won the approval of Virgin Mobile's board, the companies announced Tuesday. The cash-and-stock offer values Virgin Mobile at £962 million (US$1.67 billion), NTL said.

  • CEBIT - Low power is future for high-powered servers

    The electricity consumed by a server over its lifetime is likely to cost as much as the server itself if energy costs continue to rise, according to one analyst. That should make energy efficiency a key concern for data center managers -- and its a concern that server vendors are increasingly addressing.

  • Security in the spotlight at Cebit

    Security will be a major focus this week at the giant Cebit show in Hanover, Germany. This year, the annual IT trade show will hone in on the multiple layers of security threats facing enterprise networks. Now it's not just data networks that are under attack; VoIP and even paper documents are at risk.

  • Alcatel revenue and net income rise in Q4

    French telecommunications equipment manufacturer Alcatel had increases in revenue and net income for the fourth quarter, boosted by sales of converged data, voice and video networking equipment to telecommunications carriers, it said Thursday.