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  • WorldCom to axe 2,000 jobs in Europe

    Struggling WorldCom will cut about 2,000 jobs in its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) unit and discontinue some niche services in a bid to make the business cash flow positive by next year, the company said Monday.

  • Windows locks out OS competitors

    Windows 98 is maintaining its market dominance as the leader in operating systems worldwide and is used by roughly 35.12 per cent of computer users.

  • Virgin Mobile closes call centre

    Virgin Mobile will close its Sydney call centre this Friday leaving 35 people out of a job.

  • Sun to shed light on desktop Linux plans

    Sun Microsystems is expected to unveil a Frankenstein-like desktop Linux strategy this week, combining various software elements developed in-house or by open-source community projects and third-party vendors.

  • Entercept locks down database servers

    Shoring up a gaping network hole hackers have begun to target in earnest, Entercept Security Technologies Inc. announced on Monday that it is expanding its intrusion prevention software to blanket database servers.

  • Esprit updates on the IT front

    Fashion retailer Esprit Australia is undertaking an extensive overhaul of existing infrastructure, which is earmarked to generate savings of more than $100,000 a year over the next five years.

  • Midrange storage market booming

    In the midst of continued corporate IT belt-tightening, storage vendors are fighting one another over sales in the burgeoning midrange market as users look for small but powerful disk arrays that can centralize their storage and scale across distributed networks.

  • Privacy leak reported in Mozilla-based browsers

    A "serious" privacy leak in Mozilla, and other browsers based on the open source technology, such as Netscape and Galeon, discloses users' Web surfing information, according to a recent report.

  • Security experts divided on Slapper's threat

    The Apache/mod_ssl, or "Slapper" worm that is fast infecting Web servers worldwide marks a new milestone in the evolution of computer worms, experts say: the creation of a peer-to-peer network by a worm for the purpose of conducting distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. But experts are divided on how big a threat Slapper poses to the Internet infrastructure as a whole.

  • Microsoft revs up mobile .Net

    Microsoft Corp. on Monday filled more of the gaps in its portfolio of software and tools for building Web-based applications that run on handheld computers, cell phones and other mobile devices.

  • Defence adds one-stop IT shop

    The Australian Defence Force has opened a new customer support centre to handle all its users' IT woes.

  • InterSystems to launch Cache 5 database

    InterSystems Corp. next week will ship Cache 5, a new version of the company's "post-relational" database that features real-time analytics and Web services support.

  • Iona extends Web services to CORBA

    Cognizant of its desire to leverage existing technology investments, Iona Technologies PLC on Monday will upgrade its Web services enablement product to support legions of CORBA users hoping to jump on the open-standards bandwagon.

  • Project management software adds management controls

    Project management vendor Virtual Communication Services LLC next week will provide network executives with tools to more accurately manage the performance of internal projects and the people who work on them.

  • IBM, Red Hat create global alliance for Linux

    Linux market leader Red Hat Inc. is teaming up with IBM Corp. to put its premier business Advanced Server operating system on a wider range of IBM servers, while also providing customers with full global support.

  • New chip process may change networks, Intel says

    Corporate and carrier networks are likely to be transformed by a new generation of processors built using a 90-nanometer manufacturing process, the smallest and fastest yet, Intel Corp. said Monday.

  • DemoMobile launches high-tech hopefuls

    Despite the cloudy economic future, companies are still seeking and finding investors -- as the DemoMobile conference this week in La Jolla, Calif., will demonstrate. From industry stalwarts such as Microsoft Corp. and Logitech Inc. to small, not quite so well-known companies such as Tcom, innovation is alive and well.

  • Atlanta struggles to show off

    Although no tumbleweeds were spotted blowing across the exhibit floor, this year's semi-annual Networld+Interop conference looked like a ghost town. With more than twice as few exhibitors and attendees present, the once gigantic conference that ended today was quiet in all regards.

  • IBM lends supercomputing muscle to video production

    From the laboratory to the cutting room floor, IBM Corp. is looking for some of its most advanced supercomputing software to work as a powerful editing tool for the entertainment industry.

  • Nobilis brings BPM to desktop

    Nobilis on Monday is looking to simplify process automation with software designed to let typical business users create process-centric applications at their desktop -- without involving IT.

  • CIOs are finding agility through cloud-based communications

    Companies grappling with new customer expectations turn to Communication-as-a-Service model (CaaS) for a more agile, cloud-based omnichannel experience.

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