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  • Microsoft ordered to pay rival Bristol for legal fees

    Microsoft must pay software maker Bristol Technology $US3.7 million for legal fees in addition to the $1 million it was ordered to pay the company in September for unfair trade practices, a federal judge ruled last week.

  • Users blast Oracle's 'takeover' tactics

    Local members of the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) are appalled by a recent proposal database giant Oracle made to fold the independent group's annual conferences into a single, vendor-driven corporate event, an Australia-based group director said.

  • Transfield goes for Allegiance in SAP rollout

    The operations and maintenance division of Transfield Services has selected Allegiance Systems to host and manage the company's payroll services under a multimillion dollar, five-year agreement.

  • News Briefs

    IBM and CorVu sign joint deal, Inprise is Borland

  • Navidad Virus Carries an Early Holiday Surprise

    Network Associates McAfee division on Friday upgraded the threat level of a virus named Navidad from low to medium. McAfee said the virus seems to have increased its rate of spread in recent days, although the malicious program actually contains a bug that allows a user to make it inactive.

  • RHE West eyes WA, Asia

    E-commerce solutions provider RHE and Associates expanded its trans-Tasman business in Perth this month, in a strategic move to capitalise on high demand for e-commerce platforms in WA, and time-zone advantages for Southeast Asian projects.

  • News in brief

    Dun & Bradstreet sets up free B2B hub, New Tel readies for China, NetComm selects Cisco, IBM wins Q3 PC sales race

  • Groove takes groupware to new level

    Years ago, Lotus Development's Notes creator Ray Ozzie envisioned a killer application that would allow employees to use group-based software to work on a project simultaneously. Although Notes is nothing to sneeze at, the client/server model on which it is based hampered it from revolutionising the way we work together.

  • ASP Summit Grabs Comdex Spotlight

    It's about the services, stupid. At least that will be a message coming from a significant portion of this week's Comdex/Fall 2000 show in Las Vegas.

  • KAZ Thais up new deal

    Australian integration and outsourcer KAZ Computer Services has entered into a deal which will see it develop a superannuation administration system for the Thai government and three superannuation schemes run by the Thai Farmers Bank. Peter Kazacos, KAZ managing director, said the agreement would position the company to take advantage of other outsourcing opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Content retrieval getting XML boost

    Like everyone else who's used an online search engine, you're well acquainted with the sorry state of content retrieval. It doesn't seem to matter how carefully you craft your query - some results will be wholly unrelated to your topic. The inaccuracy of content retrieval is merely frustrating to casual users, but it costs professionals real money.

  • Unisys West gets Justice on its side

    The scales of justice have tipped in favour of a cooperative approach to outsourcing, following Unisys West's winning a Western Australian Ministry of Justice contract.

  • Supercomputer Testing Standards Ready to Improve

    The High-Performance Computing (HPC) User Forum is establishing supercomputer testing standards that it says will serve as a valuable tool for scientific, engineering and government users.

  • US May Face Net-Based Holy War

    As hacker groups in the Middle East threaten to launch a "cyber-Jihad," or electronic holy war, against companies with ties to Israel, security experts said Internet security at most U.S. companies remains woefully inadequate to defend against such attacks.

  • News in brief

    SecurePay launches antifraud, Harvest Road acquires Cyber,, Amadeus link, Comet forms joint venture to handle BSkyB's installations

  • The virus that stole Christmas

    Christmas cheer is apparently enough to make your computer sick, following a new worm hole virus hitting companies across the US.

  • Winner Take All in New Economy

    The Internet economy is "chaotic, bloody and deadly" where the winner takes all, the director of Cisco Systems Inc.'s Internet business solutions group, John Sifonis, said Friday.

  • Companies don't learn from previous IT snafus

    Computer projects have failed for as long as there have been computers.

  • News in brief

    Streamlink links with Maps, Optus and Cisco sign IP alliance, Southern Cross cable is go!, Big Four banks' portal

  • Qld TAFE scores training solution

    Communications and interactive management solutions provider Call Time Solutions has donated a $250,000 multimedia contact centre solution to Queensland's Moreton Institute of TAFE for its new Moreton Training and e-business Centre in Brisbane.