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Channel news: Oracle sues SAP for theft; SAP to standardize SOA

Oracle sues SAP for ‘stealing software’ Oracle has filed a lawsuit against SAP, charging the German software giant with “corporate theft on a grand scale.” []

SOA: SAP to offer standardized processes SAP has announced that it will offer standardized processes to help companies in designing business processes and implementing SOA plans.[]

Cisco slugs FTC-addled McData Cisco Systems appears to have made the most out of FTC scrutiny surrounding the union between Brocade and McData. Cisco’s share of the switch and HBA market rose 2.2%, while McData’s dropped 2.6 %.

802.11n will require upgrades 802.11n, the new Wi-Fi standard on the cusp of being ratified by the IEEE, offers greater throughput and better range than other standards but may require companies to upgrade their wireless network infrastructure.[]

Google building software, not cell phone: analyst Google Inc. is building software to run services on cell phones rather than gearing up to build its own phone, as many industry sources have speculated, one Wall Street analyst said on Thursday. [Reuters]

Are Exchange Live and SharePoint Live just around the corner? To Microsoft — for the time being at least — hosting is all about the channel. Microsoft’s Hosting business, part of its Communications Sector group, is conducted via service providers. But that situation is poised to change — and, I’d bet sooner rather than later.[All About Microsoft]

Hosted VoIP improves portfolio, company functionality Hosted VoIP helped one company improve intra-office communications and team spirit.[]

VoIP phreakers establish thriving black market Telephone systems hackers have established a thriving black market in reselling stolen VoIP minutes. Hackers are breaking into gateway servers used to connect a carrier’s phone network to the internet and reselling this access to smaller, unscrupulous operators, sometimes via web-based wholesale minutes markets. [TheReg]

Dell plans virtualization-oriented server The company plans to release a dual-processor system in the second half of 2007 geared specifically for virtualization tasks. [CNET]

FCC to examine future of Internet access The U.S. Federal Communications Commission took a small step to address a growing debate on whether high-speed Internet providers like AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. should be barred from charging extra fees to guarantee access to the Internet. [Reuters]

We’ll just skip this, thanks Be a part of one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the internet. The idea behind the experiment is to find out how many people can go without a computer for one whole day, and what will happen if we all participate! [, via Digg]

I beg your pardon? Windows is securest

Microsoft is frequently dinged for having insecure products, with security holes and vulnerabilities. But Symantec no friend of Microsoft, said in its latest research report that when it comes to widely-used operating systems, Microsoft is doing better overall than its leading commercial competitors. [InternetNews]  Kevin Mitnick still not welcome on ‘Net “Apparently, they have not forgiven me for my intrusions from over 12 years ago.” [Wired]

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