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  • Ariba suffers another losing quarter

    Enterprise software vendor Ariba Inc., whose focus switched from procurement software to spend management software early this year, on Thursday posted a fourth quarter loss of US$142.5 million or $0.54 per share on revenue of $58 million.

  • Xerox Corp. reports Q3 revenue of $3.8 billion

    Xerox Corp. Wednesday announced revenue of US$3.8 billion for its third fiscal quarter, which ended Sept. 30, off 6 percent from a year earlier.

  • Evading servers' networking tax

    Fatter network pipes and the need for smarter traffic treatment are forcing server vendors and users to make hard decisions about where to get more network processing power.

  • Spam: Arriving en masse to an e-mail address near you

    Shifting from daily nuisance to serious IT and business concern, uncontrolled spam is prompting customers to arm themselves with tools to fight back against productivity loss, potential liability, and bandwidth-clogging consequences that unsolicited commercial e-mail can bring to an enterprise.

  • .Net developers get new tools

    Microsoft Corp.'s .Net development platform received boosts this week from Visible Systems Corp., which is providing a code-generation tool based on modeling, and ClientSoft Inc., which is enabling the integration of mainframe programs with .Net environments.

  • Lucent posts tenth quarterly loss

    Lucent Technologies has posted its tenth consecutive quarterly loss, as customers continue to cut spending with the telecommunications equipment maker.

  • Reuters launches IM for financial services industry

    Financial news and technology company Reuters Group has launched a high security instant messaging (IM) product for the financial services industry.

  • Storage crisis tipped for 2007, or 2004

    Let it not be said that vendors resort to wild claims in an attempt to drum up business. At least not the level-headed folks at StorageTek who have boldly predicted that the sheer volume of data - and hence demand for intelligent storage solutions - as opposed to space, will literally explode come 2007.

  • Integrating IT central to renewed terrorism efforts

    IT systems integration and information sharing between federal agencies is one of the key issues that needs to be addressed under the Prime Minister's review of intelligence agencies in the wake of the Bali bombings earlier this month, according to the director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Hugh White.

  • HP to double the processor count in Itanium servers

    Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) will double the processor count in its Itanium servers in 2004, as the company attempts to fill a technology gap caused by Intel Corp.'s decision not to make multi-core Itanium processors until the middle of the decade.

  • ROI for Web services remains elusive

    Although Web services are still in their infancy, a few trends have already begun to emerge. Among them: cost-justifying projects to senior management remains difficult, as IT managers struggle to find effective and consistent approaches to quantify their payback, according to attendees at a Software & Information Industry Association conference here yesterday.

  • Desktop chips to hit 15GHz by 2010, says Intel

    Users can expect to see the processing speed of Intel Corp.'s desktop processors hit 15GHz and that of wireless device and PDA (personal digital assistant) processors hit 5GHz by 2010, the chip maker's chief technology officer said in Tokyo on Wednesday.

  • RSA, AMD team up on security for Opteron chips

    RSA Security Inc. will optimize two of its encryption software products for Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s 64-bit Opteron server processor, RSA said Wednesday in a release.

  • Mitsubishi develops new device for optical networks

    Mitsubishi Electric Corp has developed a new semiconductor optical modulator which can double the distance over which data can travel within optical fiber metropolitan or backbone networks at 40G bps (bits per second), the company said last week.

  • Report predicts LCDs to overtake CRTs in 2004

    Market research firm DisplaySearch Inc. today published its 2002 LCD Monitor Strategy Report. The company said that it expects LCD monitors to overtake CRTs on a revenue basis in 2004, outselling them by 5 to 1 by 2006.

  • Chrysler gives suppliers online access to reviews

    Looking to cut costs and improve quality, Chrysler Group has decided to give its suppliers online access to their performance scorecards, as well as to the performance data on competing suppliers.

  • Vendors lock horns on Web services standards

    The good news for IT managers considering Web services deployments is that vendors such as Microsoft Corp., IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp. appear to be committed to creating standards aimed at facilitating interoperability between disparate technology platforms.

  • Phaos looks to boost Liberty single sign-on

    Phaos Technology Corp. week released the Phaos Liberty Toolkit to enable developers to build applications adhering to the Liberty Alliance single sign-on specification for federated network identity.

  • Siebel says .Net plans don't quell Java support

    Just a few days after trumpeting its alliance with Microsoft Corp. and announcing plans to incorporate .Net technology into its own products, Siebel Systems Inc. is offering reassurances about its commitment to .Net rival Java by reaffirming its partnership with Java creator Sun Microsystems Inc.

  • Major Net backbone attack could be first of many

    The distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack launched Monday against all 13 of the Internet domain name system (DNS) root servers failed to bring down the Internet, but that doesn't mean that more attacks won't follow and succeed where this week's attack failed, according to experts, some of whom feel that the federal government needs to step in to secure the Net infrastructure.

  • CIOs are finding agility through cloud-based communications

    Companies grappling with new customer expectations turn to Communication-as-a-Service model (CaaS) for a more agile, cloud-based omnichannel experience.

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