Stories by Michael Cooney

Sun set to outsource workers

Sun Microsystems this week said it will outsource its internal information technology team to Computer Sciences Corp. in a contract worth US$360 million.

Web Service Security

As Web services-based transactions grow, so does the need to secure those communications. That's the idea behind an emerging standard know as Web Service Security (WS-Security).

Town's VoIP net delivers Amber alert system

Few incidents can raise community angst, awareness and action like a missing-child report. So when the town of Herndon had a chance to implement the national child-abduction warning system known as "Code Amber" last fall, it went all out, converging its telecom, e-mail and data networks into a high-speed VoIP environment to support the new application.

Microsoft identity efforts

Amid the growing buzz around identity management, Microsoft is trying to pull together a platform that would offer corporations entry into a new generation of end-user management, security and regulatory compliance.