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  • Oracle to make $5.1 billion bid for PeopleSoft

    Oracle Corp. is making a US$5.1 billion bid for enterprise software provider PeopleSoft Inc. in a move to increase earnings and enhance future versions of its eBusiness Suite, the company said Friday.

    10 June 03 07:47 Written by Scarlet Pruitt and Paul Roberts
  • BT touts broadband growth as DSL makes headway in UK

    British Telecommunications PLC (BT) said Monday that it has exceeded its target of signing up one million wholesale broadband connections by mid-2003, allowing it to speed rollout of new broadband exchanges.

    09 June 03 16:03 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • HP to resell Cisco storage switches

    Hewlett-Packard has extended its relationship with Cisco Systems to resell the company’s recently introduced Fibre Channel switches.

    07 June 03 12:51 Written by Deni Connor
  • ISPs caned in spam debate

    ISPs have little interest in stopping the spam menace especially when it comes to corporate customers as they profit from charging for the amount of information downloaded.

    06 June 03 15:01 Written by Helen Han
  • Sendo sues Orange over Smartphone patent infringement

    Sendo Ltd., a mobile phone manufacturer, has sued mobile phone carrier Orange SA over the design of a circuit board used in the Orange SPV Smartphone, Sendo said in a statement.

    06 June 03 14:54 Written by Bob Brewin
  • Report: Broadband customers not playing it safe

    Most broadband consumers are leaving themselves open to hackers via their always-on connections to the Internet, according to a new study.

    06 June 03 12:21 Written by Network World staff
  • Riverstone guides to lower Q1 sales

    Beleaguered metro router maker Riverstone Networks today said first quarter sales for fiscal 2004 would be lower than analyst expectations.

    06 June 03 11:40 Written by Jim Duffy
  • IBM to boost grid capabilities

    Endorsing grid computing as a means to better utilize IT resources, IBM Corp. plans to add grid computing technologies to its operating systems and WebSphere application server beginning later this year, an IBM official said at the Enterprise Linux Forum conference here on Thursday.

    06 June 03 11:18 Written by Paul Krill
  • Microsoft ships beta of Active Directory 'light'

    Microsoft late Wednesday night shipped the first public beta of its Active Directory "light" and will release the final code of the application-specific directory by the end of the month, according to company officials.

    06 June 03 08:48 Written by John Fontana
  • IBM eyes smaller businesses with database

    IBM on Thursday announced general availability of DB2 UDB (Universal Database) Express, a database intended for smaller-size businesses and departments.

    06 June 03 08:35 Written by Paul Krill
  • New version of Bugbear mauling users

    A new version of the Bugbear virus is spreading quickly on the Internet, according to alerts posted by leading antivirus companies.

    06 June 03 08:31 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Ballmer targets Linux in annual memo

    Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer didn't mince his words when he wrote in a Wednesday memo to all Microsoft employees that noncommercial open source software, particularly the Linux operating system, was a "competitive challenge."

    06 June 03 08:27 Written by John Blau
  • Seal of approval marks software development

    Australia now has its own software development seal of approval recognising companies that adopt software engineering best practice within their organisations.To be launched in July by Software Engineering Australia (SEA) the SoftwareMark initiative targets software development companies and major software users.

    06 June 03 08:24 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Supercomputer puts Qld cops through virtual paces

    Officers in the Queensland Police Service have started training for command and control roles with virtual reality imaging in what the department believes is a world first.

    06 June 03 08:23 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Group issues framework for vulnerability reports

    The Organization for Internet Safety (OIS) is wading more deeply into the murky waters of vulnerability disclosure, releasing a draft document that lays out best practices for reporting and responding to software security vulnerabilities.

    06 June 03 07:38 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Oracle, CGEY sign development agreement

    Cap Gemini Ernst & Young BV (CGEY) and Oracle have agreed to jointly promote Oracle 9i Application Server and Database solutions internationally, the companies said Thursday.

    06 June 03 07:25 Written by Gillian Law
  • Intel narrows second-quarter revenue guidance

    Intel narrowed its second-quarter revenue guidance Thursday, keeping expectations in line with those announced in its first-quarter earnings release.

    05 June 03 20:48 Written by Tom Krazit
  • MCI defends its federal contracts

    The top official in charge of federal government contracts for WorldCom Inc. defended the company's ethics and service record Wednesday and said the carrier, which is in the process of rebranding itself as MCI, has not received any special consideration in winning government bids for voice and data services.

    05 June 03 14:02 Written by Matt Hamblen
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