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  • Users skip security if it hinders job tasks

    Security measures that slow down IT performance prompt users to seek out short cuts that leave companies vulnerable to attack.

  • MacExpo to see several product launches

    Several companies will be introducing and showing off their products at the upcoming MacExpo.

  • Peregrine targets IT asset management

    Peregrine Systems Inc. rolled out a new IT asset management appliance Wednesday designed specifically for small and mid-sized business.

  • Siemens launches biometric security solution

    Siemens Business Services, in conjunction with Australian company Iris Australia, has developed an online security system which uses iris recognition technology to establish a person's identity.

  • IBM, Nortel in pact on Internet telephony

    Nortel Networks Corp. and IBM Corp. plan to jointly sell hardware and software for converged voice and Internet Protocol network services, the two companies announced Wednesday.

  • Compaq delays Pocket PC 2002 upgrade for iPaq

    Compaq Computer Corp. has delayed shipping the CD that allows users to upgrade their iPaq handhelds to Microsoft Corp.'s Pocket PC 2002 operating system.

  • E.piphany's moment of clarity reveals $2 billion loss

    Factoring in multiple expenses, CRM vendor E.piphany recorded a loss of $1.98 billion for the quarter ending Sept. 30.

  • New OS extends Microsoft's reach

    Thursday marks a pivotal point in the history of Microsoft Corp., when the world's largest software maker officially launches Windows XP at a string of high-profile events around the world and Windows expands its reach from the desktop to the Internet.

  • Big users discover small XP appetite

    Over in New Zealand home users are likely to adopt XP more quickly than businesses.

  • Microsoft reveals .Net pricing model

    Microsoft Corp. Tuesday laid out its plans for a new business model in the emerging industry of delivering software as a service, detailing how it will charge consumers and business customers to make use of its set of Web services, called .Net My Services.

  • Microsoft sprinkles SALT on developers

    In a classic example of how the high-tech industry works, on the same day that Microsoft Corp.'s chief architect Bill Gates announced support one for speech recognition technology known as SALT (Speech Application Language Tags), the WC3 (World Wide Web Consortium) announced support for another, VXML.

  • Apple unwraps iPod digital music player

    Apple Computer Inc. leapt into the consumer digital device market Tuesday with the release of the iPod, a US$399 digital music player that can store up to 1,000 songs on a miniature 5G-byte hard drive.

  • Ximian formalizes open-source friendships

    Ximian Inc. helped the Linux community's cause on Monday by announcing that several open-source vendors have agreed to deploy its open-source applications and updates via its Red Carpet software management service.

  • Palm launches new OS developer program

    Snuggling up to its developers, Palm Inc. on Tuesday announced a new two-level Palm OS developer program, a new certifying program and online training courses.

  • St George outsourcing earns Optus $100 million

    Optus has scored $100 million for the coffers of its new parent, Singapore Telecommunications' (SingTel) subsidiary SingTel Australia Investment, following a deal with St George Bank.

  • .Biz registrations delayed for upgrades

    NeuLevel Inc., the company holding the registry for the .biz domain name, is delaying the start of live, first-come, first-served online registrations for .biz until Nov. 7, citing higher-than-expected demands that require a heftier system architecture.

  • EDS turns to outside support for Customs contract

    The Australian Customs Service has bought in external providers to ensure its integrated cargo system project (ICS) is delivered on time, despite a $250 million outsourcing agreement with EDS.

  • Intel to offer flash memory using 0.13 micron process

    Intel Corp. has converted its notebook, server and even its desktop processors down to 0.13-micron manufacturing technology and Tuesday the company unveiled its first flash memory chips for cell phones built using the same process.

  • IBM supplies notebooks for Vic teachers

    IBM has signed a $92 million contract with the Department of Employment, Education and Training Victoria (DEET) to supply notebooks and services to government teachers in the state.

  • Tablet PC a year away, developer tools out now

    Microsoft Corp.'s super thin portable computer, called the Tablet PC, will be available in the second half of 2002, Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates said Tuesday, and the company has begun giving developers the software they need to build applications for the device.