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  • NTT DoCoMo Struts Its Stuff at Telecom Asia

    Mention the wireless Internet at Telecom Asia here this week and most people will think of one thing: NTT DoCoMo Inc.'s spectacularly successful I-mode service. From panel discussions to presentations, talk about I-mode was all over Telecom Asia and visitors got one of the first looks at a new range of handsets that include support for Java.

  • Sun forms Bullant alliance

    Privately held software developer Bullant has signed a development agreement with Sun Microsystems that will secure its ongoing hardware, service and support.

  • Macquarie Opens $35m 'intellicentre'

    Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications has opened it flagship $35 million 'intellicentre' in Sydney; a cornerstone of its next generation integrated carrier (NGIC) strategy.

  • Federal Privacy Guidelines to Protect PKI

    The Federal Privacy Commissioner has announced the development of new privacy guidelines to prevent the abuse of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technologies. Warning the misuse of PKI could compromise online privacy, the commissioner Malcolm Crompton said the guidelines will be released in mid-2001 to ensure the technology is not used in the "wrong circumstances".

  • Technology One ProClaims acquisition ambitions

    Software development house Technology One has consolidated its move into the local government market with the acquisition of ProClaim software.

  • Intel Chiefs Push Open Standards for Telecoms

    Intel president and CEO Craig Barrett has challenged telecommunications industries' reliance on closed and proprietary technology, claiming that this position will see it struggle to cope with the costs of meeting escalating traffic volumes in coming years. In his keynote address to Telecom Asia 2000 in Hong Kong Barrett worked to position Intel as a provider of open standards building blocks of the kind that he believes should be adopted by the telecommunications and service providers.

  • IT&e culls the ranks

    ASX-listed e-commerce and distribution group IT&e has joined the list of public technology companies shedding staff after letting 11 head office and administration staff go this week.

  • Compaq releases new SME package

    Compaq has released a new e-commerce package for small businesses which bundles WebCentral's Internet access and Web site hosting services, as well as iNETstore's e-commerce suite for building and deploying on-line shopping applications, with it's entry-level server.

  • Dstore Sold to Bricks-and-Mortar Chain

    Department store chain Harris Scarfe has acquired e-tailer Dstore in a buyout reportedly worth $8 million. Camworks, the B2B and B2C e-business arm of Harris Scarfe, is bailing out Dstore after the e-tailer failed to achieve a multichannel distribution model, said outgoing Dstore CEO David Gold. He cited the need for an established retail partner and financial difficulties as contributing factors.

  • Logica Buys USC's IT Services Division

    IT systems integrator Logica has completed the acquisition of MITS, the utilities-focused IT services arm of Utility Services Corporation (USC), to boost its consulting strategy for global utilities industries.

  • Co-op to Certify Tools to Measure Security

    No numberof preflight checks can guarantee that a plane won't fall out of the sky, and yet the airline industry is required to conduct those checks before takeoff. It's a condition of doing business that the airlines and their customers understand and accept.

  • Visa Offers Passport to Safe B2B E-Payments

    Visa International has announced a suite of secure e-payment solutions for the B2B (business to business) market. Visa Commerce, a customer driven initiative, was pioneered in the Asia-Pacific region and is part of the credit card company's long-term strategy to provide secure B2B for member banks.

  • NAI execs take a walk

    Two senior Network Associates International (NAI) executives have jumped ship amid rumours they plan to form a Web portal outfit.

  • Sun secures storage HighGround

    Sun Microsystems took a bite out the storage market Monday when it announced plans to acquire HighGround Systems. Compaq then said it would work with both Sun and HighGround on standards related to storage area networks (SANs).

  • Regional Players Termed Critical for Broadband

    Broadband's future in Australia rests not with the likes of Telstra but with small players rolling out infrastructure in regional centres, according to a Siemens director.

  • Psst! Got Feelthy e-Mail?

    A new survey of Australian companies has revealed just how pre-occupied employees are with pornographic e-mail in the workplace. The survey of e-mail use in 60 Australian companies shows 88 per cent of respondents had received pornographic e-mail and that more than half of the recipients had forwarded it on to friends and colleagues.

  • Secure Wireless Voice Recognition Hits Australia

    Edify Corporation claims its new wireless program gets around the 'wireless security hole', to deliver protected wireless transactions across voice and data channels. The program gives consumers the option to access their private information through secure voice or data channels with the voice option able to identify callers by unique voice patterns.

  • Miner Stops Digging, Ventures Into IT&T

    Former minerals exploration group Resource Exploration, renamed Futurexone, has moved into the venture capital (VC) field in a bid to capitalise on Asia and Europe's high-growth broadband and Internet communication markets.

  • VA Linux Reveals Online Collaboration Platform

    Hoping to encourage Fortune 500 firms to take on more open-source development projects, VA Linux Systems Inc. on Tuesday debuted a turn-key collaboration system that allows thousands of engineers across an enterprise to work more efficiently and cost-effectively.

  • Cisco Outlines Strategy, Reassures Analysts

    On a day when Cisco Systems Inc.'s stock hit a 52-week low of US$45 in intraday trading, company President and CEO John Chambers delivered a message to an audience of 500 financial and industry analysts that Cisco is on track both financially and technologically as the networking powerhouse moves into 2001.