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  • Borland adds to C#, integration mixes

    Borland Software on Tuesday will unveil a trio of products, including a C# development environment and middleware for integrating systems without requiring Web services wrappers.

    06 May 03 08:06 Written by Paul Krill
  • Survey: J2EE and .Net skills hot in demand

    A new survey of Australian-based IT recruitment agencies has found J2EE and .Net skills are increasingly in demand, while demand for skills in Cobol, AS/400 and DB2 is falling.

    05 May 03 14:53 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Telstra pushes ahead with $27m Bass Strait cable

    Telstra's optical fibre cable project linking Tasmania with mainland Australia is nearing completion, with the telco rolling out the final stage from May 4.

    05 May 03 12:26 Written by Helen Han
  • App eases merchandisers' remote woes

    A Sydney-based company has launched a two-way sales and merchandising system aimed specifically for field staff in the fast moving consumer goods market.

    05 May 03 12:06 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Council takes e-business route

    In a deal worth half a million dollars, the City of Ballarat Council has replaced its Oracle financials with an e-business system from AXS-One.

    05 May 03 12:05 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • IBM debuts virtual storage solutions

    IBM has made good on its storage software roadmap with the launch Thursday of its TotalStorage Virtualisation family.

    05 May 03 12:04 Written by Gabrielle Wheeler
  • Open ERP package takes on giants

    Melbourne-based Mid-Comp International has adopted an open-source approach to its Java-based Odyssey distribution and accounting product, but does not expect users to fiddle with the core software on a regular basis.

    05 May 03 11:09 Written by Stephen Bell
  • Oracle database users' interest in Linux grows

    Despite the relative newness of corporate applications running on Linux, attendees at an Oracle database user conference last week said a growing number of companies are evaluating or moving into production with database servers running the open-source operating system.

    05 May 03 10:22 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Senior execs looking for business-savvy IT managers

    Business executives from a group of financial services firms last week shared a basic idea about how CIOs can deliver returns on IT projects: For starters, they said, IT managers have to be able to read an income statement.

    05 May 03 09:04 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • IBM claims smallest solid-state light emitter

    Researchers at IBM have used microscopic carbon molecules to emit light, a breakthrough that could replace silicon as the foundation of chips and lead to faster computers and telecommunication equipment.

    05 May 03 08:58 Written by John Blau and Tom Krazit
  • StorageTek's EchoView focuses attention on restores

    Storage Technology this week announced that it's set to ship an iSCSI appliance that will continually track all writes from attached servers to disk storage to ensure that they can be restored to disk in case of data corruption.

    05 May 03 08:46 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Microsoft plans open approach to data center management

    Microsoft will take an open approach to systems management with its initiative for simplifying corporate data centers, with plans to let products from Hewlett-Packard, Computer Associates International and other vendors manage servers and software that conform to its Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI), a Microsoft official said this week.

    05 May 03 08:40 Written by James Niccolai
  • Akamai, IBM team for edge computing

    Nearly a year after it announced a partnership with IBM to push Java computing to the edge of the Internet, Akamai Technologies is unveiling a new service that will enable customers to run WebSphere-based applications on its network of edge servers.

    05 May 03 08:37 Written by Jennifer Mears
  • CSOs describe diverse operational roles

    Most corporate security officers share a common strategic role. But operationally, the duties of those filling such positions -- whether the title is chief security officer (CSO), chief information security officer (CISO) or something else -- are as diverse as the IT industry itself, according to a panel of security executives.

    05 May 03 08:34 Written by Dan Verton
  • WLAN vendors embrace security spec

    Makers of IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN equipment climbed on the bandwagon this week for a new security specification that may help pave the way for more wireless LANs in large enterprises.

    05 May 03 08:30 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Risk manager saves $1m with Win Server 2003

    Industrial risk management firm Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Australia has reduced the total cost of managing its IT infastructure by $1 million a year by moving from a Windows NT 4.0 environment to the Windows Server 2003 platform.

    05 May 03 08:28 Written by Helen Han
  • Spending bright spots loom: IDC

    Seven years down the track, pressures facing CIOs today haven't changed significantly, according to IDC Australia's end user program manager, Peter Hind.

    05 May 03 08:24 Written by Helen Han
  • Funds manager streamlines reporting

    Investment and funds manager Parker Asset Management has reduced reporting administration time by implementing an integrated GUI-based asset management solution.

    05 May 03 08:21 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Microsoft to elaborate on Passport upgrade

    Microsoft plans to reveal further details about the next version of its Passport e-business authentication service in the coming months, although the company is not yet committing to a release date.

    02 May 03 14:27 Written by Paul Krill
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