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  • Investment losses drag down Accenture in Q2

    IT services provider Accenture saw its net income drop substantially in its second fiscal quarter due to investment losses.

  • Siebel looks to make its apps play nice with others

    Easy integration became the war cry this week for customer relationship management (CRM) vendor Siebel Systems, as it announced a Web services-based method for tying its software in with other business applications.

  • Insider threat to security may be harder to detect

    Recent findings that insiders constitute the primary threat to enterprise security are being challenged by experts who insist the greater threat to security remains external.

  • BT Cellnet selects IBM for 3G back-end

    BT Cellnet Ltd., the U.K. arm of mobile phone operator mm02 PLC, has picked IBM Corp. to design, build and manage the computer systems needed for 3G (third-generation) mobile services, IBM and BT Cellnet said Thursday.

  • Company lures piracy whistle-blowers with plug-in

    The Federation Against Software Theft Ltd. (FAST) relies on the kindness of strangers in its effort to short-circuit pirates selling illegal software over the Internet, so in its effort to encourage the reporting of such pirating, the organization wants to make whistle-blowing as simple as the push of a button.

  • EMC files patent infringement claim against Hitachi

    Alleging that Hitachi is infringing on six of its patents, EMC on Friday filed a suit in U.S. District Court seeking damages for the infringement and also filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission asking the body to block import of the infringing products into the United States.

  • European Parliament says no to Web-site blocking

    Copy-protected CDs are the Dick Cheney of the music industry: People know they exist, but music labels say little about their whereabouts.

  • Xerox settles with SEC on accounting irregularities

    Copy-protected CDs are the Dick Cheney of the music industry: People know they exist, but music labels say little about their whereabouts.

  • Napster lays off 30 percent of staff

    Copy-protected CDs are the Dick Cheney of the music industry: People know they exist, but music labels say little about their whereabouts.

  • Google unveils Web search engine query API

    Google on Thursday released Google Web APIs (application programming interfaces) service, which enables developers to query more than 2 billion Web documents accessible from the Google search engine via their own computer programs, according to the company.

  • GM partners with EDS and Microsoft for .Net deployment

    General Motors announced on Thursday its intention to use Microsoft .Net to create Web services on top of its design and collaboration applications.

  • Motorola, Philips, STMicro join in R&D alliance

    Motorola, Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV and STMicroelectronics NV (ST) have signed an agreement which will see the three chip makers collaborate on the development of advanced chip-making technology.

  • US capital goods spending surged in 2000

    Reflecting the hype surrounding the Internet and telecommunication industries in 2000, capital investment by the high-tech industry in goods with a useful life of more than one year surged in that year, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Census Bureau.

  • Gaffe gifts online traders unexpected booty

    Some users of the CommSec share trading site Friday were asked to hand over unexpected profits made earlier in the day, after it was discovered shares for mining giant BHP Billiton were undersold.

  • Presence Online goes global with IBM

    Australian Web content management vendor Presence Online is gearing up to pitch to the big boys of multinational business after securing a formal global agreement with IBM.

  • Satellite technology comes to the rescue in Antarctica

    Retrieving scientific instruments moored deep in the seas off Antarctica's coast was never going to be easy. But two weeks of hide-and-seek in the polar pack by the crew of Australian research ship Aurora Australis, using technical know-how, satellite technology and good old-fashioned ingenuity, ended in success.

  • Australia an IT beneficiary

    Australia is among the world's heaviest users of IT but has very few local high-tech firms of its own and limited manufacturing capability, according to a Reserve Bank of Australia study.

  • SNW - Vendors deliver new gear for networked storage

    Storage stalwarts and startups alike gathered last week in Palm Desert, California, to show their latest advances with networked storage gear, during the Storage Networking World conference.

  • Poor planning & lax management sinks one third of e-business projects

    Poor project planning and careless management sunk a third of the e-business projects that failed to meet their deadline or initial budget forecasts in the last 12 to 18 months, says a global industry report.

  • Managing IT departments in a downturn

    With the severity of recent global events throwing business into a state of flux, the role of CIO has never been more unpredictable.

  • Key to omnichannel CX is customisation

    In order to achieve success with omnichannel customer experience strategy, companies need to utilise user personas, while maintaining excellence across all channels, according to customer transformation service expert, Brad Starr.

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