At Deadline Briefs

Dell, IBM to Ship Blade Servers

Dell Computer Corp. today plans to take the wraps off of its blade server line by shipping a system that supports up to two Intel Pentium III chips. Dell said pricing on the PowerEdge 1655MC starts at $1,499 for a one-CPU model. IBM also is due to release new blade servers today. Its devices, which are based on Intel's Xeon processor, were introduced in September .

SBI Signs Deal to Rescue Razorfish

SBI and Co., an IT services firm in Salt Lake City, said it has agreed to buy New York-based Razorfish Inc. for $8.2 million in cash. Razorfish, which develops customized Web-based applications for corporate users, reported third-quarter revenue of $9.6 million. The agreement continues a string of deals under which SBI is acquiring once-highflying e-business consulting firms.

DaimlerChrysler to Detail IT Projects

At an event in New York, DaimlerChrysler Corp. today plans to detail a series of IT projects it has in the works. The initiatives include development of a "digital factory floor" that lets the automaker's engineers use computer-aided design and manufacturing software to identify vehicle design constraints within a virtual manufacturing environment.

Alcatel Warns of LAN Switch Flaw

Paris-based Alcatel warned that a security vulnerability affecting its OmniSwitch 7700 and 7800 LAN switches could let attackers take full control of the devices. Users of vulnerable switches should either install a new software patch or block access to a specific TCP port that can be used to exploit the vulnerability, Alcatel said.

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