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  • IBM launches new low-end server

    IBM Corp. started selling a new low-end server Monday designed to handle general purpose tasks as an application server or small database server, according to information on the company's Web site.

  • Cisco to announce new IP telephony products

    Cisco Systems Inc. is planning to announce new infrastructure and software products for IP (Internet Protocol) telephony, focused on the corporate voice market, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

  • Sony to release Linux Playstation 2 in U.S.

    Sony Computer Entertainment Inc will launch a Linux-enabled version of its PlayStation 2 in the U.S. market, an executive from the company said Monday.

  • Visa, CyberSource partner on e-commerce fraud detection

    Though e-commerce remains a frightening endeavor for those hesitant to give credit card numbers over the Internet, such transactions are likely just as frightening for online merchants who have to hope that the sales aren't made using stolen or fraudulent credit card numbers.

  • Oracle extends support date for business applications

    Responding to requests from its business applications user group, Oracle Corp. said that it's extending the lifetime of its legacy suite of enterprise resource planning applications.

  • Dell to resell EMC mid-range storage products

    Dell Computer Corp. and Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC Corp. said today they have agreed to a five-year strategic deal in which Dell will sell EMC's mid-range storage products in an arrangement that could be worth billions of dollars.

  • OASIS to set Web services standards

    Looking to create a platform for next-generation Web services, many high-tech heavy hitters are joining under the umbrella of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) to set standards for the multichannel access to those services.

  • IBM to ship latest Z/OS for mainframes this week

    IBM Corp. this Friday will start shipping the latest release of its Z/OS mainframe operating system featuring enhancements to its resource-sharing and security capabilities.

  • Privacy advocates warn of security implications

    As it is likely that the U.S. government will take legislative steps to heighten national security following the hijackings of Sept. 11, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) held a press conference here Monday in an attempt to raise awareness of the privacy implications that such action will bring.

  • Ministers extend APEC online tax moratorium

    Ministers representing the 21 member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) agreed Thursday to extend a moratorium on customs duties on electronic transmissions until at least next year and possibly 2003.

  • APEC leaders plan using IT to fight terror

    Pacific Rim leaders pledged Sunday to work together to fight terrorism and laid out broad plans for new communications and computer systems to help track the global movement of goods and people.

  • Technical hiccups hit ACT election counting

    It is ironic that counting in Australia's first election offering electronic voting stalled because of technical hiccups following the ACT poll on Saturday.

  • Nortel loss widens to $3.5 billion on falling sales

    Networking equipment vendor Nortel Networks Corp. Thursday reported widening losses of US$3.47 billion for its fiscal third quarter 2001, as the company continues to chip away noncore businesses in a bid to improve efficiency.

  • NetScreen looks to boost security with partners

    With an eye towards improving security by integrating with third-party products rather than developing new ones, NetScreen Technologies Inc. Monday announced its Global Alliance Program, through which NetScreen devices will be made to interoperate with a host of other security products from a range of vendors.

  • Microsoft withdraws faulty server patch

    A patch released by Microsoft Corp. yesterday to protect Windows 2000 and Windows NT servers against a denial-of-service vulnerability has been withdrawn after users who installed it complained that it caused their systems to malfunction.

  • Red Cross warns of Trojan horse

    The American Red Cross is warning people of a credit card-stealing Trojan horse program sent via e-mail that looks like it comes from the disaster-relief organization.

  • IBM sees network processor rebound in late 2002

    IBM Corp. expects to see a rebound in the network processor market late next year, driven mainly by demand for LAN access and mobile phone base stations -- a forecast that a company executive is likely to talk about in a speech next week.

  • PeopleSoft sees 113% jump in Q3 income

    Despite the poor economy and falling revenues for rivals such as Siebel Systems Inc. and SAP AG, PeopleSoft Inc. continues to grow year-to-year.

  • Companies moving slow on P3P adoption

    Companies are gradually implementing the Internet privacy specification Platform for Privacy Preferences, or P3P, without knowing if it will succeed as a standard and uncertain whether consumers will embrace the spec.

  • Microsoft connects .NET dots

    Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. are racing to make major Web services announcements this week, making it clear that users will soon receive the components needed to build Web services. At the same time, users are clamoring for the flexibility to mix and match emerging building blocks.