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  • EMC will wait out the economy, looks to Europe

    EMC does not typically come here to the CeBIT trade show in order to show off its latest wares. Instead, the storage behemoth tries to paint a picture of its business to a European audience and gain ground in what it sees as a valuable overseas market.

  • Startup joins tools ASP fray

    A Seattle-based startup on Monday will launch an ASP (application service provider)-model service for Web developers. Westside, the HRAD (hosted rapid application development) service, takes the same name as the company and is aimed at small to mid-size companies as well as enterprises that requite departmental-level application development.

  • CA bridges wireless management gap

    Joined by a host of new wireless partners, Computer Associates (CA) introduced its new Mobile eBusiness Initiative Thursday at the CeBit show in Hanover, Germany.

  • iPlanet goes mobile, expands on Sun ONE

    Sun Microsystems Thursday put some meat on the ONE (Open Net Environment) initiative it announced last month, by launching several new software applications providing mobile access to business services and information here at the CeBit trade show.

  • Picking up pieces in a post-crash, post-PC world

    With the specter of a weakening US economy hanging over the show, CeBIT was officially kicked off Thursday with vendor promises to help users manage and connect the dizzying array of computing devices available on the market today.

  • Microsoft touts smart phones, outlines wireless plans

    Serving mobile users has become "job one" at Microsoft, according to CEO Steve Ballmer, who outlined a broad strategy to serve enterprises and consumers with new mobile products and services, including the company's Stinger smart phone.

  • High-speed mobile wireless takes three giant steps

    High-speed wireless Internet access edged closer to reality this week as three of the four top US cellular telephone carriers promised to start providing supercharged wireless service this year, backed by multibillion-dollar infrastructure contracts.

  • Users: Novell must reach Microsoft-minded executives

    Some users of Novell 's software said this week that they're ready to implement the struggling vendor's new Internet-based products. But first they have to get their bosses to buy into the idea, and they said Novell needs to do more to help them with that challenge.

  • 3G auction adds new players

    After 19 rounds of bidding in the 3G (third generation) spectrum auction, the federal government's expected revenue fell short by $1.2 billion Bids totalled $1.168 billion and added two new players to Australia's mobile phone market in the auction, which started on March 15 and ran for six days.

  • CorProcure feeling the strain, insiders say

    E-marketplaceplayer corProcure is feeling the strain of trying to hit a moving target, according to insider reports. They paint a picture of a company burning up precious time and money while zig-zagging uncertainly toward a workable business model.

  • Group to examine online customer experience

    Internet performance monitor Keynote Systems joined Hewlett-Packard , Cisco Systems , and several other Internet companies to form a workgroup aimed at improving online customer experience.

  • Corel shows small profit, revenue outlook cloudy

    Applications vendor Corel expects to report first-quarter net income of US$500,000, but the company's expected revenue of $32.5 million for the three-month period will fall short of internal expectations, the company said on Thursday in a statement announcing preliminary first-quarter figures.

  • Deutsche Bank to update investors by SMS

    Deutsche Bank is to begin sending SMS messages to communicate with investors in DWS, its European mutual fund management unit.

  • AOL takes Hong Kong by air

    Mobile phone-wielding Hong Kong residents can now tap into America Online Hong Kong wireless services, America Online announced Thursday.

  • Compaq launches 1.33GHz Presario

    Compaq Computer launched a 1.33GHz multimedia desktop computer for consumers on Thursday, featuring an optional recordable digital versatile disc (DVD) drive and digital video editing software.

  • AMD's Athlon bests fastest Pentiums

    Advanced Micro Devices launches its 1.3-GHz Athlon processor today, and tests of the first systems available demonstrate a burst of speed that in many cases surpasses Intel's 1.5-GHz Pentium 4.

  • Reuters to develop financial instant messaging

    Reuters announced Thursday that it is working with Microsoft and 25 financial institutions to develop a secure instant-messaging program for business.

  • IBM, SAP back Linux on Z-series

    IBM and SAP on Wednesday announced an agreement to deliver the Internet-based software platform on IBM's zSeries mainframe machines running the Linux operating system.

  • Cisco fills out metro edge, access with DWDM

    Cisco Systems this week further expanded its IP+Optical strategy with a product line designed to accelerate wavelength service delivery to buildings in a metropolitan-area network.

  • Fujitsu Siemens sees profit, focuses on mobility

    After surviving periods of "shock and hype" and passing through a "valley of tears," Fujitsu Siemens Computers BV is in a "growth and profit phase," company President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Stodden said here Thursday. Stodden, who joined Fujitsu Siemens in April last year, said the company experienced a "tremendous turnaround" in the second half of its first full fiscal year ending March 31.