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  • ACA gives carriers the thumbs up

    Telephony service providers have significantly bettered the amount of time they take to improve service performance faults over the past quarter, according to the latest ACA carrier performance report.

    18 Dec. 03 13:07 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Infosys set to acquire local Telstra contractor

    Indian services giant Infosys will acquire Melbourne-based developer of Telstra applications, Expert Information Services, the companies will announce this afternoon.

    18 Dec. 03 12:32 Written by Brett Winterford, Gerard Norsa and Steven Deare
  • Microsoft plans Windows 2000 Server retirement

    Microsoft will gradually phase out its Windows 2000 Server family, the company said Wednesday. Effective April 1, 2006, the products will no longer be available.

    18 Dec. 03 11:37 Written by Joris Evers
  • Fujitsu announces Itanium 2, Opteron systems

    Fujitsu Computer Systems, the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Fujitsu Ltd., will begin shipping its first Itanium 2 server next month, the company said Tuesday.

    18 Dec. 03 10:14 Written by Robert McMillan
  • J.D. Edwards must pay for botched ERP app

    An arbitration panel has awarded a disgruntled customer of onetime applications vendor J.D. Edwards & Co. more than US$1.8 million for a botched implementation of the software maker's OneWorld enterprise resource planning suite.

    18 Dec. 03 09:22 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Community grants go online with .Net

    New Zealand's community grants have gone fully online, meaning those wanting funds from lottery earnings can register their organisation, select a grant scheme and fill in an application form entirely electronically.

    18 Dec. 03 09:11 Written by Stephen Bell
  • ICANN approves user community groups

    In a first step toward giving individual users a voice in how the Internet is run, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved six community user groups in three regions.

    18 Dec. 03 08:58 Written by John Blau
  • Microsoft eyes broader market for BizTalk Server

    Aiming to sell more of its business integration software into international markets and the small and medium-sized business segment, Microsoft said its forthcoming BizTalk Server 2004 will support more languages and more connections in the less expensive editions.

    18 Dec. 03 08:54 Written by Joris Evers
  • Sun continues effort to boost IT services unit

    Sun Microsystems executives Tuesday outlined a series of steps that the company's IT services unit is taking as part of an ongoing effort to make itself more competitive with the services operations at IBM and Hewlett-Packard (HP).

    18 Dec. 03 08:47 Written by Craig Stedman
  • Compuware releases Vantage 9

    Compuware Monday released Vantage 9, the latest version of its application performance monitoring software.

    18 Dec. 03 08:44 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • IBM, Harvard team to develop 'Crimson Grid'

    Harvard University and IBM are developing a universitywide computing grid for student and faculty research, data sharing and collaboration in life sciences, engineering and applied sciences, they announced Wednesday.

    18 Dec. 03 08:39 Written by Nancy Weil
  • Sun researchers: Computers do bad math

    On Feb. 25, 1991, during the first Gulf War, a Scud missile hit U.S. Army barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 28 U.S. soldiers. The barracks was defended by a Patriot missile defense system, which for some reason failed to track and intercept the incoming Scud. A year later, a U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) investigation into the Patriot's failure concluded that the battery's weapon control system suffered from a fatal flaw: It was bad at math.

    18 Dec. 03 08:34 Written by Robert McMillan
  • VeriSign, IBM make acquisitions

    The recent end-of-the-year corporate acquisition spree continued Wednesday as VeriSign and IBM announced purchases of other companies to add products and services to their own offerings.

    18 Dec. 03 08:30 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Linux enters Novell's Nterprise

    Novell on Wednesday announced that its networking services have now been ported to the Linux platform.

    17 Dec. 03 14:55 Written by Howard Dahdah
  • IBM eases data administration

    Business managers will be able to take a more hands-on approach to working with their enterprise databases through a tool being developed by IBM researchers.

    17 Dec. 03 13:07 Written by Paul Krill
  • Using software to slash comms costs

    The average phone bill of a large Australian company can be as high as $10-12 million a year so even a two per cent per annum cost saving makes a significant difference, according to Quickcomm chief operating officer Stephen Coleman.

    17 Dec. 03 12:22 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • HDS, QLogic extend storage pact

    Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has announced a new global relationship with QLogic which will allow HDS to resell the storage vendor’s 2GB SANblade host bus adapters (HBA).

    17 Dec. 03 12:00 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Oracle earnings up on strengthening market

    Citing a strengthened competitive position and an improving economy, Oracle reported fiscal second-quarter results on Monday that exceeded its own guidance and hit the upper end of Wall Street expectations.

    17 Dec. 03 08:49 Written by Joris Evers
  • Actuate unveils Analytics

    Enterprise reporting company Actuate, announced a new product on Monday that it claims will give power users -- or users that perform complex analysis -- a self-service method of accessing information beyond Web reports and spreadsheets.

    17 Dec. 03 08:46 Written by Allison Taylor
  • PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards integration nears completion

    Using its own integration engine, Integration Broker, PeopleSoft has come in approximately one quarter ahead of schedule in delivering cross-component integration between the suite of PeopleSoft Enterprise applications and seven J. D. Edwards & Co. suite components.

    17 Dec. 03 08:43 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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