IBM has taken Microsoft to task over its service-oriented architecture (SOA) approach, claiming the software maker relied too much on Windows-oriented, proprietary standards.
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A former government security advisor now in the employ of Hitachi Data systems claims major storage players, including his own company, have fundamental problems with securing their systems. The security strategies of the leading storage vendors have been criticised by a former US government security consultant who now works for Hitachi Data Systems.
IBM has acquired the single-sign-on security vendor Encentuate for an undisclosed sum, which it will integrate with its Tivoli identity management software.
While the computing giant has no immediate plans to open-source DB2, market conditions may make it unavoidable.