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  • BMC to launch network-based application management

    Enterprise management software company BMC Software Inc. announced it will deliver network-aware application management products -- software allowing customers to view the immediate effect an application has on a network, according to the release.

  • IIS 6.0 gets feature boost

    Internet Information Services (IIS), the Web server included with every Windows server OS, is a cornerstone of Microsoft's distributed applications strategy. IIS 5.0 is widely thought to be the best part of Windows 2000 Server, yet its limitations have moved designers to consider alternatives. The newest release, IIS 6.0, a surprise addition to Windows 2002 Server Beta 2, boasts improvements across the board.

  • U.K. 3G plans on track, Hutchison says

    Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.'s plans to roll out 3G (third-generation) mobile voice and data services in the U.K. are on track for a launch in the second quarter of 2002, a company representative confirmed on Friday.

  • AMD launches mobile Athlon 4 processor

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Monday launched the first mobile version of its Athlon processor, along with faster versions of its mobile Duron processor for low-cost notebooks.

  • Study: MSN Messenger, Hotmail top charts

    Microsoft's free e-mail service MSN Hotmail surpassed the 100 million user mark, while its instant messenger service maintained its top spot against competitors such as Yahoo Inc. and AOL Time Warner Inc., the software maker said on Monday.

  • Bill would let you sue spammers

    Nobody likes e-mail spam, but a bill that would let Internet service providers and individuals sue senders of unsolicited bulk e-mail would simply be bad for retailers who use e-mail to reach customers, say opponents of the bill.

  • India developers show support for HailStorm

    Six software development firms in India unveiled today Internet applications based on Microsoft Corp.'s anticipated Hailstorm Web services platform, one of the first signs of major support for the initiative outside the U.S.

  • Hackers defend 'unethical' trade

    Two internet security consultants deny they are "blackmailing" organisations into using their services by hacking into sites and subsequently contacting the owners.

  • BHP, CSC sign $US19m deal

    Majority BHP-owned copper mine producer Minera Escondida Limitada (MEL) signed a $US19 outsourcing deal with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) Thursday, under which the outsourcer will upgrade the Chile-based miner's information systems.

  • Worm hits thousands of Solaris and IIS servers

    Thousands of servers connected to the Internet have been compromised by a recently discovered worm, the Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (CERT) and security Web site Attrition.org said last week.

  • Vendors join wireless forces to fight car theft

    In an attempt to fight soaring numbers of car hijack cases in Zimbabwe, Econet Wireless Ltd., a service provider based in Harare, is joining forces with a local IT company to create a wireless device that will frustrate would-be criminals.

  • Microsoft, NZ Telecom to merge portals down under

    Microsoft said Friday it will merge its MSN Internet portal in New Zealand with a local portal and Internet service provider, Xtra Internet, and invest NZ$300 million (US$127 million) in the Web site's owner Telecom of New Zealand Ltd.

  • AT&T gets breakup ball bouncing

    AT&T Corp. formally began the process of breaking up the venerable company for the second time Friday, announcing it had filed a proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Nortel COO steps down; company exits DSL business

    Nortel Networks Corp. Friday announced that COO Clarence Chandran, currently on medical leave from the company, has resigned to take additional time to complete his recovery from stab wounds suffered in an assault 4 years ago.

  • Sun releases VoIP for Sun Ray thin clients

    Sun Microsystems last week released for its Sun Ray thin clients new voice-over-IP software that lets users create voice conferences, and make or take phone calls at any Sun Ray device.

  • Study: Mobile commerce loses luster

    Throw mobile commerce into the growing heap of overhyped and underperforming technologies. Less than 1 percent of respondents to a worldwide survey of mobile users actually made purchases with their cell phones in the past year.

  • Worm may have hit 'thousands' of Web sites

    The worm code that has been targeting Sun Microsystems' Unix servers and then using them to attack Web servers based on Microsoft's software may have successfully compromised and defaced thousands of Web sites, according to security analysts who are tracking its progress.

  • Apple cuts jobs in services, online groups

    Apple Computer has laid off an undisclosed number of employees from its consulting division and from a group that develops online applications for the Mac, part of an effort to improve efficiencies at the company, Apple said.

  • Visa pushes online security software on banks

    IT managers for online retailers and at Visa card-issuing banks will soon be confronted with installing the latest weapon in the increasing war against online fraud: payer authentification applications.

  • IBM drops digital wallet product

    IBM will stop selling its Consumer Wallet e-commerce software package in early June, an IBM spokeswoman confirmed on Friday.