Rick Perera

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Visionics: Merge building, network security

What if you could gain access to your company

CEBIT – SuSE Linux to release Version 8.0 after CeBIT

German software vendor SuSE Linux AG will ship SuSE Linux 8.0, its latest version of the open-source Linux operating system, worldwide in the second half of April, spokesman Christian Egle said Friday.

Gates seeks

Bill Gates is getting serious about security.

Microsoft fights Bundestag Linux switch

Microsoft Corp. is striking back at a growing movement seeking to switch computers in the Bundestag, Germany's lower house of Parliament, over to the open-source Linux operating system.

German government employees get electronic signatures

Germany's federal government is introducing electronic signatures for its employees, a step it hopes will help make the security procedure generally accepted in the country.

Gates calls for ‘trustworthy computing’

Bill Gates is getting serious about security. Microsoft Corp.'s chairman and chief software architect is calling on the software giant's 49,000 employees worldwide to make "trustworthy computing" the company's highest priority.

Alcatel sells distribution unit to private US firm

French telecommunication equipment maker Alcatel SA will sell its European enterprise distribution and services business to Los Angeles-based Platinum Equity, a venture capital firm that focuses on buyouts of technology companies, the two companies announced Wednesday.

IBM to drop direct PC sales in four European countries

IBM Corp. is phasing out direct phone sales of PCs in France, Germany, Sweden and the U.K., although customers will still be able to order machines online.

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