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  • Novell access controls get makeover

    NetWare administrators should be pleased that Novell will extend the same access controls and rights they use in NetWare to the company's Nterprise Linux Services, whose initial implementation is expected to ship this week.

    16 Dec. 03 08:42 Written by Deni Connor
  • Beta released for Host Integration Server 2004

    Microsoft has released the second beta of Host Integration Server 2004, countering earlier suggestions that the product would not be upgraded because its functionality would be rolled into other Microsoft E-Business Server products.

    16 Dec. 03 08:24 Written by Joris Evers
  • BEA pushing XML document effort

    BEA Systems on Monday plans to offer up to the Apache open source community its XML Beans technology for XML document management.

    16 Dec. 03 08:17 Written by Paul Krill
  • Microsoft upgrades its CRM applications

    Microsoft last week announced the first upgrade of the CRM applications it released early this year. It said the upgrade includes improved setup tools and a simpler and more flexible user interface.

    16 Dec. 03 08:14 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Working group formed on server management

    Several major hardware and software vendors Monday announced the formation of the Distributed Management Task Force Server Management Working Group, which will be devoted to creating standard server-hardware management interfaces.

    16 Dec. 03 08:12 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Minter Ellison bets on PDF for external docs

    With an existing internal document management system in place, legal firm Minter Ellison has become one of the largest local PDF production sites by rolling out a publishing application to some 1750 desktops.

    16 Dec. 03 08:08 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • 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.

    16 Dec. 03 08:06 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • AARNet gets 10 gig speed boost to US

    Australia's academic researchers will network with their US counterparts much faster following government funding for two 10Gbs circuits.

    15 Dec. 03 15:55 Written by Steven Deare
  • Submissions sought for biometrics privacy code

    The Biometrics Institute is seeking public comment on its draft version of the Biometrics Privacy Code. The code covers the use of technology that incorporates human attributes such as fingerprints, iris and face scans, hand geometry and DNA.

    15 Dec. 03 12:02 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Oracle adds grid and BPM functions to app server

    Oracle is releasing a substantial upgrade to its application server software, as part of a planned refresh of the company's entire product line to support the grid computing model.

    15 Dec. 03 09:55 Written by James Niccolai
  • Open source said on cusp of broad acceptance

    Open source software, in which developers get access to source code, still is not being used by the masses but is on the cusp of a much broader acceptance, said Brian Behlendorf, founder of Apache, during a speech at a Software Development Forum conference in Burlingame, California on Thursday.

    15 Dec. 03 08:42 Written by Paul Krill
  • Intel to ring in 2004 with delayed Prescott launch

    Any expectations that Intel's next-generation Prescott processor will make an appearance in 2003 are fading fast as the year winds to a close. The chip had been expected to make its debut in the fourth quarter, but only a select number of PC manufacturers will get their hands on Intel's first 90-nanometer processor before 2004.

    15 Dec. 03 08:39 Written by Tom Krazit
  • StorageTek defines ILM strategy

    Storagetek next year plans to flesh out its ILM (information lifecycle management) strategy with a raft of products designed to help customers manage data from creation to obliteration.

    15 Dec. 03 08:33 Written by Scott Tyler Shafer
  • IBM services bring grid to publisher

    In a bid to extend the reach of grid computing outside of the academic and research fields that created it, IBM on Friday will announce that it has formalized five new grid services offerings within its IBM Global Services and IBM Consulting Services groups.

    15 Dec. 03 08:27 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Net summit ends but talks continue

    As the first-ever global Net summit ended Friday evening here in Geneva five years after the idea was hatched in Minneapolis, Minnesota, some are calling it a success, others are labeling it a failure while still others view it as a bit of both.

    15 Dec. 03 08:09 Written by John Blau
  • NSW Police to overhaul architecture, dump mainframes

    Only days after his appointment as the CIO of the NSW Police, Tony Rooke has revealed that the force will completely overhaul its IT architecture and infrastructure dumping the current mainframe platform for Unix-based open systems.

    15 Dec. 03 07:30 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Microsoft readies Windows XP Service Pack 2 beta

    Microsoft is gearing up for the first beta test of a set of updates for Windows XP designed to bolster the operating system's security and add features such as support for the latest version of Bluetooth and a new wireless LAN client.

    12 Dec. 03 14:40 Written by Joris Evers
  • E-commerce project slashes PC maker's costs

    Since developing a B2B e-commerce system to take the 'build to configure' process online three years ago, PC maker Acer has reduced transaction processing costs for a single PC from $65 to $15 per order.

    12 Dec. 03 08:56 Written by Helen Han and Sandra Rossi
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