Calgary-based Hitachi ID Systems Inc. announced enterprise security software that will manage several different types of authentication systems. Password Manager 7.0 supports biometrics, smart phones and is designed for users who forget passwords easily
Verizon Wireless is hip deep in a project to replace thousands of call center PCs with Sun Microsystems' thin client terminals. And the carrier is already counting up the savings. With about 5,000 Sun Ray terminals installed at three Western call centers, and a fourth in progress, Verizon has seen a 60 percent to 70 percent drop in desktop problems and a 30 percent decline in electrical use at each center.
The latest version of Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry Enterprise Server, introduced at Cebit on Friday, supports enterprise instant messaging and supports the development of applications that mobilize corporate applications, RIM said.
U.S. federal officials are looking to outsource the IT infrastructure that's needed to support a planned smart-card system for authenticating employees governmentwide. And the outsourcing plan makes sense, given the scale and complexity of the smart-card initiative, IT analysts said last week. rn