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  • Buying Australian has new meaning

    Australia's sadly-depleted stocks of intellectual property are being replenished as a knock-on effect of the tech wreck.

  • Microsoft TV stumbles again

    Microsoft Corp.'s TV software is getting fuzzy reception from cable operators, as one of its first partners in that market said Monday that trials with Microsoft software have stalled in Europe and it is instead shipping set-top boxes with competing software to customers.

  • Watch out for BI mess

    A plethora of new reporting tools flooding the market, coupled with consolidation within the business intelligence (BI) industry, will leave many enterprises facing the challenge of managing multiple ERP and BI systems, according to a panel of BI vendors.

  • Dynamic coughs up $40K for sick children

    The Christmas spirit is alive and well at Dynamic Supplies, which has just donated $40,000 to The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation in Queensland.

  • Virus protection for Linux

    Trend Micro has launched an integrated virus solution specifically tailored to protect Linux-based file servers from malicious code.

  • Australia enters third-wave of e-commerce

    Australia is on the verge of an expansive third wave in e-commerce which will see online shopping double in the next 12 months, according to the 2001 e-Retail Report.

  • U.S. dot-com layoffs down for November

    Aside from a spike in the number of layoffs among dot-coms after Sept. 11, the hemorrhaging of jobs at Internet companies continues to slow, according to the analyst firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

  • Sun needles Microsoft over Passport interoperability

    At a panel discussion about online authentication systems featuring representatives from Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc., the gloves stayed on until the last few minutes, when a pointed question from the audience about Microsoft's definition of "interoperability" finally sparked debate between the rival architects of Passport and the Liberty Alliance Project.

  • Microsoft revises software licensing program for ASPs

    Microsoft Corp. has quietly tweaked its software licensing program for application service providers (ASP) in an effort to make it cheaper and more predictable for hosting companies to rent its products and run them for corporate users.

  • Collapse raises new doubts about B-to-B

    Commodities trading giant Enron Corp., one of the 20 largest companies on the planet, last week came perilously close to becoming a business-to-business burnout.

  • EMC restructures with emphasis on software

    In an effort to shift its attention from hardware to software, EMC Corp. said it is reorganizing into three separate business units focusing on hardware, open software and services.

  • Microsoft shifts to pitching 'Solutions'

    Corporate users may start to notice that Microsoft Corp. isn't merely pitching individual products anymore.

  • Sun fixes server problem, but controversy persists

    Sun Microsystems Inc. has fully resolved what for months were persistent problems caused by a defective memory component on its UltraSPARC II servers, said users who were affected by the troublesome glitch.

  • Upgrade issues will take center stage at Oracle show

    Debate over whether new integrated Web services, an advanced Java development tool kit and clustering capabilities are enticing enough for users to upgrade to Oracle9i will overshadow Oracle Corp.'s OpenWorld database software conference in San Francisco this week.

  • Amex to buy 25,000 Compaq thin clients

    American Express Co. last week announced plans to buy 25,000 of Compaq Computer Corp.'s thin-client devices to replace PCs used by customer service workers and other employees who don't need mobile computing capabilities.

  • Bucking trend, bank to hire 600 IT pros

    While other companies are cutting thousands of jobs to pare costs, Bank One Corp. announced last week that it plans to add 600 IT workers in an effort to speed up and expand internal technology projects.

  • iAnywhere revamps mobile database

    iAnywhere Solutions Inc. has launched a new version of its flagship mobile database, SQL Anywhere Studio 8, designed to better serve companies that work with large databases that are accessed by a high number of users.

  • Research points to rise in number of e-billing users

    Two studies released last month show that the use of electronic bill presentment and payment services has taken off during the past year, with some industry experts saying the most recent growth is connected to the threat of anthrax in the U.S. mail.

  • Sharp looks for support for new Linux PDA

    Linux developers, listen up: Sharp Corp. needs your help.

  • Oracle to spotlight Web services

    Oracle Corp. next week will unwrap the latest version of the company's Java application server and preview the next version of its flagship database.