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  • Pirated XP sneaks onto shelves in Asia

    Pirated copies of Windows XP have found their way into the Hong Kong market. The two-disked "released to manufacturer" version of the software lined the shelves in shops at several computer malls in Hong Kong and was on sale for about HK$70 (US$9) each. Windows XP is scheduled to launch officially in the territory on Friday.

  • SAP denies choosing between Java and .Net

    Business software maker SAP AG on Wednesday strongly denied a media report that it has decided to back the software development platform based on the Java programming language from Sun Microsystems Inc. over the .Net software platform from competitor Microsoft Corp.

  • How could VoIP be worse than cellular?

    The other day, when a colleague called me back for the third time from his cell phone after several jags of a monosyllabic, staccato, and utterly incomprehensible conversation, I finally exploded. " Why do we, as consumers, put up with this? " I demanded, patience never having been one of my strongest character traits.

  • Nortel recommits to IP, enterprise

    Despite reports to the contrary, Nortel Networks Corp. remains committed to the enterprise and IP (Internet Protocol) markets, according to a company executive recently appointed to oversee both.

  • Greed to drive IT sector's bright outlook

    The IT sector will be one of the rosiest spots in the Australian economy over the next 12 to 18 months, predicts Access Economics director Chris Richardson.

  • Via ships integrated DDR chip set for P4

    Via Technologies on Thursday launched its ProSavageDDR P4M266 integrated chip set for use with Intel Corp.'s Pentium 4 processor.

  • SingTel pays $600M to enter Indonesia's mobile market

    Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) has continued its push to become Southeast Asia's first regional mobile phone operator with the purchase of 22.3 percent stake in Indonesia's largest operator PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel).

  • Study: Online ad market in China to reach $605M by 2005

    Internet-based advertising revenue in China will continue to be resilient even though global advertising spending has slowed down, market researchers have concluded. Online advertising is estimated to reach US$604.5 million in 2005, according to a report released by BDA (China) Ltd., a technology consultancy, and Iamasia Ltd., a Hong Kong-based market research company.

  • NAB embarks on 12-week review

    The National Australia Bank has launched a program that will examine opportunities to maximise the organisation's revenue, reduce cost structures and use resources more efficiently.

  • Dot-com job cuts on rise since terrorist attacks

    Dot-com job cuts rose 62 percent in October -- the first increase in five months -- in part because of the fallout from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. The cuts rose from 2,986 in September to 4,840 this month.

  • Smart Web services will be content-aware

    Smart Web services of the future will combine information on maps and users, and put the idea of geography and location back into the Net.

  • Intel touts RosettaNet ebusiness standards

    In the current economic downturn when revenues are hard to come by, Intel Corp. feels that businesses should invest in reducing transaction costs. As a result, it is pushing RosettaNet as the e-business communication standard for the high technology industry, and has garnered the support of many industry players.

  • ING Direct system stumbles

    ING Direct was offline from 11.30am as the system was shutdown so that interest payments could be credited to users' accounts.

  • Scientists, industry rank the top app servers

    Two new initiatives, one undertaken by the application server industry itself, and one conducted in Australia by the CSIRO, are attempting to answer the question: which is the best app server?

  • Innovation centre opens in Melbourne

    A $1.5 million innovation centre has been launched to enable business executives to work hands-on with architecture consultants in proof-of-concept engagements.

  • Vendor shrinkage a Risc to servers

    Asia-Pacific region users in the market for enterprise-class Risc servers should brace themselves for a severe case of vendor shrinkage.

  • Neoteris secures LAN access with SSL

    Start-up Neoteris Inc. is parlaying Web-browser technology that protects online credit card sales into a simple, secure way for employees and business partners to access your network.

  • Cisco mobilizes the router

    Cisco Systems Inc. this week unveiled an enhancement to its IOS router software that enables users to deploy wireless routers in their network for mobile communications with the corporate WAN.

  • Nimda variant makes headway, author sends message

    The variant of the Nimda worm discovered Tuesday had spread across much of the globe by midday Eastern time Wednesday and the worm's author is also spreading a message of his or her own in this new version, according to antivirus firm F-Secure Corp.

  • Wireless carriers eye major enterprise image makeover

    As wireless network operators spend billions of dollars on their makeover from phone companies to advanced-services platform providers, the biggest barrier that they will face is convincing business customers that they understand IT.