Software & Systems


Novell Rejects Buyout Offer

Novell has rejected a $2 billion takeover bid from a New York-based hedge fund, calling it inadequate, but indicated it was open to other offers.

Microsoft and Citrix Boost Desktop Virtualization Efforts

Microsoft said Thursday it's expanding its desktop virtualization portfolio with licensing changes and technology improvements, while extending its pact with longtime partner Citrix Systems.



UNLV Journalism Facility Augurs New Educational Era

The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism now has one of the most noteworthy homes on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. Brand-new and beautiful on the outside with a full array of industry-standard production technology inside, Greenspun Hall is more than just a stunning building--it represents a new era of journalism education...

Quantrix Builds Higher Ed Models To Analyze Student Enrollment

Quantrix, which sells modeling and analysis tools for a number of industries, recently launched Enrollment Insights for higher education. This set of customizable planning models provides numeric information about student enrollment for use in budgeting and strategic planning.

Microsoft Issues March Patch, New IE Advisory

As expected, Microsoft released two "important" patches in its March security update Tuesday.

Radiant Logic Adds Security Features to Virtual Directory Suite

Radiant Logic, which sells virtual directory software, has released an updated version of its application suite that adds new security features, as well as functionality for Microsoft SharePoint environments.

Microsoft Investigating Windows VBScript Security Hole

Microsoft released a security advisory Monday describing a zero-day vulnerability involving some older Windows versions and VBScript when used with Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Reissues Windows Kernel Patch

After nearly two weeks of tweaking, Microsoft is resuming automatic distribution of a Windows kernel patch through Windows Update.

High Performance Computing Virtualization Drives Coventry U Engineering Program

UK-based Coventry University has implemented a virtualized environment in its automotive engineering program that has reduced management of its high-performance computing infrastructure.

Iron Mountain Acquires Mimosa

Iron Mountain, best known for providing off-premises backup of enterprise data, said Monday it has acquired e-mail and SharePoint archiving solutions provider Mimosa Systems for $112 million.