Stories by IDG staff

Bos takes miner by scruff of neck

Wayne Bos, former managing director of Sausage Software, has been appointed CEO of Mid-East Minerals with orders to change the company's name to Tomorrow and exploit business opportunities in the"new economy". Elsewhere around the traps Acer Australia's loss is a gain for the US, and some familiar names crop up in new places

PC Solutions Briefs

Acer MD moves on, Nvidia files patent infringement suit against chip rival 3dfx, 3Com, Via in networking chip alliance

LEAD FEATURE: The XML Factor

Standard data interchange - enabling two computers to talk to each other - has been an ongoing problem for the US Federal Government because of its penchant for customised information technology systems. Now, with the push to put more Government services on the World Wide Web - a place where broad data access should be the rule - the compatibility problem is compounded.

Retail Solutions Briefs: Amazon and Microsoft, Nintendo, Printers online

Amazon.com selects Microsoft for e-books, Nintendo gets into cubism, Printers and peripherals are go for online sales

Network Solutions Briefs

Lucent shakes up optical network business, LAN Systems adds bandwidth management tool to its stable, Perle riles competition

Service is the future: Trend Micro's Chang

Antivirus software has been elevated to new levels of importance as an enterprise software category in the wake of several recent global virus outbreaks which caused billions of dollars in damages. Antivirus and security software vendor Trend Micro, recently opened a Philippines office where its chairman and CEO Steve Chang spoke to IDG

Channel.com Briefs

Novell eyes off ASPs, UUNet goes Latino, Manufacturer Web sites achieve high hits

Web Developer Briefs

Intershop into China, XML data editor, Centura gives out freebie

What's New From . . .

Asustek, NEC, IBM, Acer

News Briefs

Sanford and Telstra initiate WAP share trading , Telco union, Telstra resolve claim

SecureNet wins place on MasterCard team

Australian IT security specialist SecureNet has won a place among the big hitters on a global digital ID development team assembled by MasterCard International. Back on the local market the annual reports have been pouring out, led by Telstra but with a string of other solid performances headed by services supplier KAZ

Is IS ready for the 21st century?

Success of information departments in the new economy is dependent upon the speed at which an organisation can extend the reach of applications to those who need them, wherever they may be -- inside or outside the company -- and however they may be needed

ASPs are becoming increasingly visible

Application service providers are gaining in both customers and customer satisfaction as the ASPs learn how to play the game and users begin to see results. Len Rust casts his eye over the latest research

Mad scientists fight IT outsourcing

A rattled government minister has attempted to counter the claims of angry Australian scientists who were sufficiently mad about inappropriate IT outsourcing plans to arrange a day of protest this week. In other news the sizes of the orders being signed around town seem to increase as the Olympics draw closer

Colonial CIO jumps into ZIVO fire

Ian Gill, former CIO of Colonial Trust Bank, has taken on one of the toughest dot-com jobs currently on offer - the CEO's role at troubled LibertyOne subsidiary ZIVO. Elsewhere this week some old faces returned to what they know best, while the odd unlikely appointment was also made

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