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  • Nortel reports profit, will restate past results

    Nortel Networks made a profit of about US$179 million, or US$0.04 per share, in the third quarter of 2003, according to preliminary results the company released Thursday.

    24 Oct. 03 08:03 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Boosted by JDE, PeopleSoft tops Q3 estimates

    Finishing its first quarter including business from recently acquired J.D. Edwards & Co., PeopleSoft Inc. reported Thursday record revenue of US$624 million and a narrower-than-expected loss.

    24 Oct. 03 08:02 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Avaya suite extends call-center apps

    Avaya Inc. last week unveiled software that the company says will let customers extend call-centre capabilities to multiple sites over Internet Protocol (IP).

    24 Oct. 03 08:00 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • Avici posts improved Q3

    Terabit router vendor Avici Systems Inc. this week posted third quarter results that improved upon year ago and previous quarter numbers.

    24 Oct. 03 08:00 Written by Jim Duffy
  • ManageSoft updates BI suite with new analytics

    ManageSoft Corp. this week released the ManageSoft Business Intelligence 6.6 suite, with new analytics functionality designed specifically for IT shops.

    24 Oct. 03 07:43 Written by Jack McCarthy
  • EDS postpones Q3 earnings for new accounting method

    Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) is delaying the release of its third-quarter earnings until Oct. 29 to give the company auditors additional time to review its new accounting policy, according to a company spokesman.

    24 Oct. 03 07:29 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • Cisco storage switches to get IBM smarts

    IBM Cisco in December will begin shipping a new SAN (storage area network) module for Cisco's MDS 9000 family of switches based on the software from IBM's SAN Volume Controller storage appliance.

    23 Oct. 03 14:49 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Tales of mystery and missing laptops and PCs

    Missing backup tapes from the Prime Minister’s office, cleaner’s removing PCs from the Attorney General’s department, laptops stolen from staff cars and homes while couriers mysteriously lose hardware in transit, are just a few of the extraordinary incidents a parliamentary committee heard last week.

    23 Oct. 03 14:49 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Tool trashes the paper chase

    Minter Ellison's new case management system has eliminated the paper trail of legal cases and projects and has powered up the collaboration level between lawyers and clients.

    23 Oct. 03 14:48 Written by Helen Han
  • VPN scores savings in shop with no Rejects

    Installing a virtual private network (VPN) at retailer The Reject Shop was more about competitive advantage than ROI, but savings soon followed.

    23 Oct. 03 14:46 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Intel's Barrett warns IT execs on brain drain

    In a wide-ranging keynote at Gartner's IT Expo, Intel chief executive officer, Craig Barrett, cautioned the audience of corporate IT professionals that their companies risked falling behind global competitors if they didn't ramp up IT spending.

    23 Oct. 03 12:00 Written by Robert L. Mitchell
  • VeriSign traffic surges in September

    Traffic to VeriSign's Web site increased 541 percent in September, mainly because of the launch of its controversial Site Finder service, which redirected mistyped URLs to its site, according to results released Tuesday by comScore Media Metrix.

    23 Oct. 03 12:00 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • Microsoft opens Windows to loyal techies

    Microsoft has expanded its Shared Source Initiative to give access to the Windows source code to a group of technology enthusiasts who help Microsoft users.

    23 Oct. 03 11:40 Written by Joris Evers
  • Report: Sun may go to Fujitsu for high-end servers

    Sun Microsystems is in negotiations with Fujitsu to transfer the production of its high-end servers and microprocessors to the Japanese company, according to a report in Thursday morning's edition of the Japanese business newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

    23 Oct. 03 10:42 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Linux on the desktop: On the way, slowly

    The adoption of Linux on the desktop is progressing, but there won't be a "David and Goliath" single blow that suddenly slays the dominance of Microsoft's Windows, Linux advocates said at an enterprise Linux conference Wednesday.

    23 Oct. 03 09:51 Written by Grant Gross
  • Motorola goes small with mobile architecture

    Motorola introduced a mobile device architecture on Wednesday that it says will lead to smaller, less expensive and more secure devices for communications and entertainment.

    23 Oct. 03 09:23 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Fujitsu Siemens, Oracle team on middleware

    Fujitsu Siemens Computers (Holding) BV and Oracle plan to pool some of their software resources to help big businesses link legacy data to modern systems with Web interfaces.

    23 Oct. 03 08:29 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Vodafone, Oracle, build SMS into app server

    Oracle and Vodafone Group will extend the potential reach of Web services to millions more mobile phones next month, by connecting Oracle 10g Application Server to Vodafone's SMS (Short Message Service) system through a Web services interface, the companies announced Wednesday.

    23 Oct. 03 08:25 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Lucent reports first profit in three years

    After having undergone extensive restructuring and cost cuts, Lucent Technologies on Wednesday reported its first net profit in over three years, beating analyst expectations for the telecommunications equipment maker's fourth quarter financial performance.

    23 Oct. 03 08:24 Written by Marc Ferranti and Laura Rohde
  • IBM adds DB2 Content Manager to Express track

    IBM has added a version of its content management software to its Express line of midmarket products, offering smaller organizations and departments a tool for managing digital content such as documents and image files.

    23 Oct. 03 08:19 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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