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  • SAP's Plattner leaving CEO post

    Hasso Plattner will step down from his role as SAP AG's co-chief executive officer (CEO), a move approved by the company's supervisory board at a meeting Thursday, an SAP spokeswoman confirmed.

    14 March 03 08:22 Written by John Blau
  • Marconi boosts VoIP line with access gear

    Marconi Corp. PLC is teaming up with IP voice vendor Mediatrix Telecom Inc. to add access devices to its voice-over-IP line.

    14 March 03 08:19 Written by Tim Greene
  • Standards organizations weigh in on Rambus case

    A Boston law firm has filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of six major standard-setting organizations in the dispute between Rambus and Infineon Technologies AG, claiming the appeals court's decision to vacate the judgement of fraud against Rambus will have a substantial impact on the way technology standards are determined.

    14 March 03 08:15 Written by Tom Krazit.
  • New organization to help mobile enterprises

    Enterprises seeking guidance to extend IT services to their increasingly mobile workforce may want to turn for support to a new not-for-profit, global organization launched at CeBIT.

    14 March 03 08:13 Written by John Blau
  • Microsoft pushes iSCSI

    Microsoft became the latest vendor to adopt the iSCSI protocol intended for transporting storage data using Gigabit Ethernet.

    14 March 03 08:11 Written by Deni Connor
  • Web services choreography group kicks off

    Officials from major technology companies will gather Wednesday to begin establishing a standard for Web services choreography, which is considered crucial to the growth of Web services usage for business processes.

    14 March 03 08:07 Written by Paul Krill.
  • IBM supercomputer heads north

    The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC) has purchased an IBM Corp. supercomputer consisting of systems with a total of 800 Power4 processors.

    14 March 03 08:06 Written by Tom Krazit.
  • WorldCom slices $79.8B off balance sheet in write-downs

    WorldCom Inc. has written off US$79.8 billion in goodwill and other assets as the telecommunications company struggles to recover from the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, it announced Thursday.

    14 March 03 08:05 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Government should control 'Net, Kaspersky says

    Governments of the world have to take control of the Internet to save it from buckling under the increasing pressure of worms, viruses and other cyberattacks, Eugene Kaspersky, head of antivirus research at Kaspersky Labs Ltd. of Moscow said.

    14 March 03 08:03 Written by Joris Evers.
  • Oracle extends 'Unbreakable Linux' to UnitedLinux

    Oracle will provide technical support for businesses running its software on operating systems from the UnitedLinux group, it announced at CeBIT on Thursday.

    14 March 03 07:57 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Microsoft, Borland pal up on .Net

    Australian developer conferences will continue to see Microsoft and Borland holding hands, despite Borland promoting its upcoming alternative for .Net development.

    14 March 03 07:52 Written by Steven Deare
  • ASIC reaches agreement with One.Tel director

    The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has reached an agreement with Bradley Keeling, a former director of collapsed telecommunications company, One.Tel.

    14 March 03 07:30 Written by Brett Winterford
  • Paper or practice: which rates higher?

    IT certification holds little value for some computer professionals who claim it is just a "piece of paper".

    14 March 03 07:30 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • WatchGuard looks to protect branch offices

    WatchGuard Technologies Inc. this week is wheeling out low-end IPSec VPN devices to securely network branch offices and remote users into corporate VPNs.

    13 March 03 14:14 Written by Tim Greene
  • Vendors push ultrawideband as wireless alternative

    Several vendors are pushing a technology that could vastly multiply the transfer rate between wireless devices as a new wireless networking standard, as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 802.15 Working Group for Wireless Personal Area Networks meets in Dallas this week.

    13 March 03 11:37 Written by Grant Gross
  • Oracle releases Warehouse Builder upgrade

    A new version of Oracle Corp.'s Data Warehouse Builder will make it easier for database developers and administrators to tie together information from different data stores within an enterprise, the company said Wednesday.

    13 March 03 11:28 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Privacy group slams biometrics code of conduct

    Privacy advocates have dubbed the development of a privacy code of conduct for the biometrics industry an "abject failure" after being excluded from consultations.

    13 March 03 10:50 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • 3Com sells carrier business

    In a cash deal valued at US$100 million, 3Com Corp. announced last week that it has sold selected assets of its telecom equipment business to UTStarcom Inc., a broadband and wireless carrier network equipment company.

    13 March 03 10:18 Written by Rebecca Reid
  • Intel kicks off Centrino push, launches Pentium M

    Intel Wednesday officially launched its Centrino package, which includes the latest addition to the company's mobile processor lineup alongside a companion chipset and a wireless LAN chip.

    13 March 03 08:40 Written by Sumner Lemon and Stacy Cowley
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