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  • Australia sells satellite broadband into Iraq

    It may still be the world's most dangerous place, but Iraq will soon be hooked up to a more affordable satellite broadband system than Australia following a $5 million deal between the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Melbourne firm Multiemedia.

    27 Jan. 04 15:05 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Tait eyes world over VPN

    Implementing Baan 5 over a worldwide virtual private network means Christchurch-based Tait Electronics can not only now achieve the kind of supply chain transparency that will let it see a transaction in Hong Kong as it happens.

    27 Jan. 04 14:22 Written by David Watson
  • NetCraft gets vocal with Linux VoIP suite

    Extending the realm of open source software into the communications arena, systems integration and networking solutions vendor NetCraft Australia has developed a new Voice over IP (VoIP) suite based on the Linux operating system.

    27 Jan. 04 10:48 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • NetScout touts nGenius software upgrade

    NetScout Systems Inc. on Monday announced an upgrade of its nGenius Performance Management System tools that let network managers track the response times of applications running over networks using Citrix Systems Inc.'s MetaFrame software.

    27 Jan. 04 08:14 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Big guns take Linux higher

    IBM Corp., Novell Inc., and Sun Microsystems Inc. bolstered Linux's enterprise appeal last week by detailing present and future products at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in New York.

    27 Jan. 04 08:06 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Microsoft tweaks protocol licensing

    Microsoft Corp. on Friday bowed to pressure from antitrust regulators and said it would make additional operating system protocols available to developers and alter the structure of its licensing fees.

    27 Jan. 04 08:05 Written by John Fontana
  • HP ports OpenView to Linux

    Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) is porting OpenView Operations (OVO) to Linux, and renewing OpenView for Unix in the process. Due next year, the first Linux-based OpenView modules will target applications where Linux is most popular, such as security management and the finance industry.

    27 Jan. 04 08:05 Written by Bryan Betts
  • Lotus stakes its future on Workplace

    Executives from IBM Corp.'s Lotus software unit used the opening presentations Monday at Lotus' annual user show in Orlando to sketch out the strategy behind IBM's year-old Lotus Workplace platform, and to reassure users that IBM won't abandon its core of Lotus users building on the Notes/Domino architecture.

    27 Jan. 04 08:02 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • BlueArc's biggest ever NAS box

    BlueArc Corp. has announced its Titan SiliconServer, a modular network storage product that scales such that a single file system can grow up to 256 terabytes. Its throughput is up to 20 Gigabits per second (Gbps). BlueArc says this is best performance and return on investment in the storage industry.

    27 Jan. 04 08:01 Written by Chris Mellor
  • TruSecure announces early warning system

    TruSecure Corp. unveiled a new software product on Monday combining software vulnerability detection and remediation using information from TruSecure's IntelliShield threat and vulnerability intelligence service.

    27 Jan. 04 08:01 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Lotus partners ready wares for Domino

    While IBM Corp./Lotus is busy at its annual Lotusphere conference in Orlando outlining its product roadmaps, the company's partners will be showing off what they have built and how they may help users extend and breathe new life into Domino.

    27 Jan. 04 08:00 Written by John Fontana
  • Vendors, carriers eye WiMax wireless broadband

    Manufacturers and service providers looked at the emerging WiMax wireless technology last week and saw a possible rival to wired broadband services -- at the end of what some see as a long standardization process.

    27 Jan. 04 08:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Vendor management key to ‘cyclical’ IT purchasing

    IT managers and CIOs can look forward to a year of spending dominated by emerging technologies but vendor vigilance is always necessary to maintain value, according to The Communications Group’s general manager of IT, Derrick Wheeler.

    27 Jan. 04 08:00 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Red Hat eyes client opportunities

    Red Hat Inc. is accelerating development of Linux for the desktop and handheld clients, but sees considerable work to complete before facing Microsoft Corp. in the consumer market, according to the company's chief executive officer (CEO).

    27 Jan. 04 07:57 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Oracle proposes nominees for PeopleSoft board

    Oracle Corp., which is attempting a hostile takeover of PeopleSoft Inc., announced on Friday a slate of nominees to the PeopleSoft board of directors and intentions to try to expand the board to nine members.

    27 Jan. 04 07:57 Written by Paul Krill
  • Ariba buys sourcing software company FreeMarkets

    Looking to expand its reach, procurement software maker Ariba Inc. is buying supply chain management applications vendor FreeMarkets Inc. in a deal valued at roughly half a billion dollars.

    27 Jan. 04 07:54 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • CA releases ARCserve Backup 11

    Computer Associates International Inc. on Monday released a new version of its Brightstor ARCserv Backup software designed to speed up backup and restore operations for departmental Microsoft Corp. users.

    27 Jan. 04 07:52 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Microsoft committed to CRM for SMEs, Gates says

    Microsoft Corp. is committed to the SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) market for CRM (customer relationship management) software, and is working with partners on hosted versions of its product to make it more accessible, Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates said Monday.

    27 Jan. 04 07:51 Written by Gillian Law
  • 7 Habits of the Effective Network Manager

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