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  • Premier 100: CRM still in formative stages for users

    It's software. It's a process. It's a bunch of Lotus Notes databases strung together.

  • HP offers new business services

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) and its partners will offer a new array of services to business software customers using HP's OpenView and Netaction products, the company said Tuesday.

  • Cisco expands Gigabit Ethernet offerings

    Cisco Systems on Tuesday is set to announce new Gigabit Ethernet products for medium-sized and large corporate customers, along with a marketing effort with Intel to promote the transmission technology often used in corporate networks, the companies said in a statement.

  • Survey: Technology companies playing it safe

    Leaders of the fastest-growing technology companies say the era of clever, tricky and complex new-economy business plans is over. A survey of corporate chief executive officers (CEOs) conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP (D&T) shows movement toward safe business plays and a focus on consolidating gains and increasing profits.

  • stops mirroring Web site defacements, the nonprofit Internet security site that has long hosted copies, or mirrors, of hacked Web pages will no longer feature defaced sites, the group announced Monday in a statement on its Web site.

  • Ex-Tivoli CEO reappears at Asera

    One week after resigning as president and CEO of IBM Corp.'s Tivoli Systems Inc. division, David Murphy has taken a job as president and CEO of Asera Inc., a 2-year-old e-business software startup focused on fast growth.

  • Gartner says Ariba is in trouble

    Existing Ariba Inc. customers should minimize their investment in the company's e-procurement solution, and potential customers should select that solution only if they are protected from fallout from a possible Ariba acquisition, according to a Gartner Group Inc. report scheduled to be released this week.

  • IBM goes full-throttle with wireless technologies

    Officials at IBM Corp. made a slate of wireless and mobile computing announcements yesterday, including a new colour-screen handheld and another in a line of ThinkPad laptops with antennas integrated inside for wireless LAN access. The company also announced new wireless customers, partners and wireless systems administration tools.

  • SAP acquires heath care CRM suite to bolster mySAP

    SAP AG has acquired a suite of software applications and several other intellectual property assets from health care industry software developer Infinite Data Structures Inc. (IDS), the companies said Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • Panel: Business intelligence apps save money, time

    Business intelligence applications accessed via the Internet offer corporations more opportunities to use technology at a strategic level and move beyond traditional ways of doing business, according to an analyst roundtable on business intelligence trends at the Information Builders User Conference.

  • Microsoft, McAfee forge .NET alliance

    Microsoft Corp. and antivirus and security firm Corp. announced an alliance Tuesday that will see McAfee incorporate some of Microsoft's .NET technologies into its offerings and also support Microsoft's suite of "Hailstorm" services, which are tied to .NET.

  • Premier 100: Lack of coverage, ROI hinder wireless

    Three wireless-savvy IT managers predicted Monday that the rollout of wireless applications in the U.S. would continue to be slow for the next few years because of a low return on investment, lack of wireless coverage in many areas and lack of standards among the carriers.

  • Report: Japan carriers plan cell phone payment system

    Japan's three largest telecommunication carriers and the government will shortly begin working on the creation of an electronic authorization system to allow users to make large-scale purchases from Internet-ready cell phones, according to a report in the Wednesday morning edition of the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, a Japanese daily newspaper.

  • Cisco pushes Gigabit Ethernet on copper cabling

    Cisco Systems Inc. on Tuesday unveiled new Gigabit Ethernet switching products and announced a marketing agreement with Intel Corp. to work to accelerate Gigabit Ethernet network deployments, the companies said.

  • Vendor gear to enable new IP voice services

    Companies that want to adopt IP voice, but are shy about spending a lot on new IP PBX hardware and software, may soon have a slew of outsourced options to choose from instead.

  • Software piracy increasing in Australia

    Latest international research into the level of illegal copying of computer software has reported a 33 per cent rate for Australia, up from 32 per cent in 1999.

  • Mobile Internet - next big thing?

    Consulting outfit PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is hailing "killer applications" for mobile Internet computing as IT's next big thing.

  • Open standards driving SANs to masses

    Storage area networks might still be in early adopter territory but the bulk of the user population is not far behind, says IBM storage specialist Scott Drummond.

  • Compaq offers modular wireless on new notebooks

    Compaq Computer Corp. introduced a new line of portable computers Monday that feature interchangeable wireless modules, allowing users to quickly and easily switch from a corporate or public access wireless LAN to a wide area data network operated by a cellular telephone carrier.

  • Talon hooks up GPS to handhelds

    When Nick Maire tells you to get lost, he means it in the nicest possible way. Maire is international sales and marketing manager at Talon Technology, a Kiwi company based on Auckland's North Shore that builds global positioning satellite devices for anything from fish finders to the burgeoning car anti-theft market.

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs


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