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  • Alcatel sells fiber access system to SBC

    Alcatel SA has won a contract for a fiber access network system from SBC Communications Inc., the Paris equipment manufacturer said Monday in a statement.

  • NAB outsources telco services to Telstra

    National Australia Bank expects to save $110 million by outsourcing its Australia and New Zealand operation's telecommunications services to Telstra.

  • OpenTel opts for voluntary administration

    Open Telecommunications has gone into voluntary administration after directors failed to raise much needed capital from the sale of a core part of its business.

  • NSW e-hub gets ready to roll

    The NSW Government's selection of a winning bidder for its e-marketplace project will see the county's biggest online procurement system commence within months.

  • Outsourcing vendors lift service in government arena

    Vendors vying for Federal Government outsourcing contracts are operating in an "acute" competitive space, forcing them to deliver "minimum" customer expectations.

  • GameCube launch got an ERP push

    Nintendo Australia gave its new $2 million ERP system a "risky" workout when it used the then-three-week old implementation to manage its GameCube launch in May.

  • Agency gets trading with e-docs hub

    When Farmers told Gillette distributor SellAgence it wanted to trade electronically, SellAgence decided to outsource the necessary document exchange rather than try to do it in-house.

  • Uni to build DIY supercomputer

    A New Zealand university is seeking hardware for a do-it-yourself, open source-operated supercomputer.

  • goes to Perth

    The roaming Linux conference folks are at it again - and this time they're taking the show to Australia's west coast.

  • IBM hits both ends of storage market

    IBM Corp. will soon be offering new low- and high-end storage arrays aimed at challenging rivals such as Hitachi Ltd. and Dell Computer Corp. with faster devices that provide lower ownership costs.

  • Router/switch sales to climb after 2002

    Brighter days are ahead in the telecom equipment sector if we can only make it through this year, according to two market research firms.

  • Microsoft fails to use own security product

    NetScreen Technologies Inc., a company that makes firewall and virtual private network hardware and software, announced this week that it had gained a major customer: Microsoft Corp.

  • Accenture beats expectations by slim margin

    IT services provider Accenture Ltd. narrowly beat revenue and earnings expectations for the third quarter of its 2002 fiscal year, ended May 31, while stating it continues to face a "challenging" economic climate, the company said in a statement Friday morning.

  • Dell boosts Q2 revenue and earnings expectations

    Increasing market share in the server marketplace has helped Dell Computer Corp. boost its earnings estimates for its second fiscal quarter of 2003, which ends Aug. 2.

  • Burger King upgrades to

    Burger King Corp. is serving an upgrade of SAP AG's business applications to its end users. It's one of a small but growing number of fast-food companies that are standardizing their systems on packaged enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications.

  • Microsoft details partner solution plans

    Determined to affirm support of its 81,000 strong partner community, Microsoft Corp. Friday kicked off its Fusion show here announcing new leadership and reinforcing commitment to fostering business opportunities based on its .Net infrastructure strategy.

  • Survey: China's software developers eye Linux

    A survey of 700 developers in mainland China revealed that while the Windows operating system dominates the country's software development efforts, a significant proportion of programmers are beginning to develop applications for Linux or plan to do so in the next year.

  • Compuware files another lawsuit against IBM

    Software and services vendor Compuware Corp. has filed a second lawsuit against IBM Corp., adding charges of libel and unfair competition to an earlier complaint that IBM is plagiarizing Compuware's source code and abusing its dominant market position.

  • AOLTW hunting for new AOL chief

    AOL Time Warner Inc. (AOLTW) confirmed Friday that has hired an executive search firm to help it find a new head for its flagging America Online Inc. (AOL) Internet unit.

  • Chemical industry exchange updates e-standards

    The Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX) last week served up Version 3.0 of its Chem eStandards protocol as well as a standard implementation framework. The latest version of the XML-based protocol for exchanging data across chemical industry trading networks features seven new business messages to complement the other 45 defined messages.

  • What does the consumerisation of IT mean for today’s businesses?

    What role has the consumerisation of IT played in the shifting role of enterprise IT and the rise of shadow IT?

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