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  • Global Crossing completes optical networking project

    A four-year optical network project by Global Crossing connecting 200 cities in 27 nations was completed when the service provider hooked up Lima, Peru, to its South American cross-connection, company officials said today. Global Crossing sells networking and telecommunications services to corporate customers and other carriers.

  • One.Tel owes Optus $70 million: Optus

    The One.Tel fallout continues with Cable & Wireless Optus disclosing it is owed around $70 million by the failed telco.

  • Clarity scores $8.5 million US deal

    Australian software developer Clarity International has signed a $8.5 million deal with US-based El Paso Global Networks Company (EPGN) for the supply of inventory and order management solutions for telecommunications and merchant trading.

  • CSC wins $220 million NT government outsourcing contract

    A Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) led consortium has secured a $200 million IT outsourcing contract with the Northern Territory state government.

  • Printer patent lawsuit charges Apple, Xerox, others

    Just weeks after it received US$400 million to settle a patent dispute with Hewlett-Packard, office equipment maker Pitney Bowes has filed legal actions against eight more companies over their alleged misuse of the same technology.

  • Printer bug found in Sun's Solaris software

    Researchers at a security services company reported a bug on Tuesday in Sun Microsystems' widely used Solaris operating system which they said could allow a hacker to access a company's network via default printer software included with the OS.

  • Intel announces Gigabit Ethernet adapter

    Intel has begun shipping samples of its third-generation Gigabit Ethernet adapters.

  • Concord upgrades systems management tool

    Hot on the heels of a $3 million contract with telco COMindico, Concord Communications has launched the latest version of its systems network and application management tool, eHealth.

  • Dataquest: DRAM market to shrink by 55 percent in 2001

    The DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chip market will be worth 55.5 percent less this year than last largely because of falling chip prices, according to a study published Thursday by Dataquest.

  • Biotechnology steals IT limelight in Qld budget

    Biotechnology has ousted information technology as the flavour of the future in Queensland government circles.

  • IBM again tops supercomputer rankings

    IBM captured the number-one position, and six of the top 10, in a ranking released Thursday of the world's most powerful supercomputers.

  • Cisco curbs acquisition strategy

    Cisco Systems which had been one of the most acquisitive vendors in the IT industry, now says it plans to scale back and be more discriminatory when purchasing other networking companies due to the depressed economy.

  • IBM, NetSolve team on remote managed network services

    As part of its ongoing "e-sourcing" initiative, IBM Corp. announced a partnership with NetSolve Inc. to deliver outsourced network management services.

  • Commerce One to port to Sun systems

    Battered by the downturn in the economy, Commerce One is moving aggressively to boost its sales with a new relationship with Sun Microsystems and a possible expanded partnership with PeopleSoft.

  • CA pulls InoculateIT personal edition

    Computer Associates International last week withdrew its 2-year-old free antivirus software service, InoculateIT Personal Edition. The vendor now offers, a new service with software at a cost.

  • IBM, Hitachi team to provide software interoperability

    IBM signed an agreement with Hitachi Data Systems to provide software interoperability between the companies' enterprise storage arrays. IBM has licensed API technology to Hitachi for IBM's Enterprise Storage System known as Shark. Hitachi will share peer-to-peer remote copy and extended remote copy capabilities with IBM Shark users.

  • Compaq announces rack-mounted keyboard and monitor

    Compaq has announced a rack-mounted keyboard and monitor for servers. The TFT5600 RKM is a 1.75-inch-high keyboard, thin-film transistor monitor and trackball mouse that plugs into a switch box and controls all the servers in a standard rack enclosure. It is available for US$2,500.

  • Air Canada to offer in-flight Internet

    Air Canada plans to install in-flight e-mail and Internet services from Tenzing Communications on its entire fleet, based on positive passenger response during a six-month test on five Boeing 767 aircraft.

  • Open source alternatives to MS Office

    Sun Microsystems's Star Office works and can be used at no charge, although whether it's open source depends on your point of view. Another free usable tool is EasyOffice from There are open source office tools available, and an effort is underway to build a complete open source desktop.

  • Wyly to launch proxy fight for CA

    A Dallas investment group on Thursday announced it is launching a proxy fight designed to replace Computer Associates International's current board of directors in an effort to right what it believes is a sinking ship.