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IBM takes on U.S. regulatory compliance requirements

Oct 29, 20032 mins

Latest standards and regulations news.

IBM takes on U.S. regulatory compliance requirements, 10/29/03 

IBM Wednesday is introducing bundles of hardware, software and services for helping companies comply with U.S. federal regulations – an announcement whose amplitude is eliciting words of praise and caution from analysts.

W3C sides with Microsoft against Eolas patent, 10/29/03

The World Wide Web Consortium has taken up Microsoft’s cause in a patent infringement lawsuit by urging the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate the related patent “in order to prevent substantial economic and technical damage to the operation of (the) World Wide Web.”

‘Net security gets root-level boost, 10/27/03

A year after surviving a massive distributed denial-of-service attack, the Internet’s root servers are better fortified against hacker activity, thanks to behind-the-scenes deployment of a routing technique known as Anycast, experts say.

IP net management could get easier, 10/27/03

A proposed standard under construction at the Internet Engineering Task Force promises to extract more traffic statistics from corporations’ network gear, which proponents say will help them develop usage-based billing and more easily spot security breaches.

Dell exec: Standards, simplicity are key, 10/27/03

President Kevin Rollins on the threat from autonomic computing, how Dell will be changing in the next three years, future technologies that aren’t getting enough attention, and more

Anti-spam advocates question Senate bill, 10/27/03

A bill attempting to regulate the sending of unsolicited commercial e-mail passed the U.S. Senate last week, but many anti-spam advocates say the bill would have little impact on the amount of spam coming into e-mail users’ in-boxes.

Cerf: ICANN finally working on ‘substantive issues’, 10/27/03

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), meeting in Carthage, Tunisia, this week, will be getting down to brass tacks on how the Internet works for the first time, according to ICANN Chairman Vint Cerf.