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  • Microsoft Ships Database for Handhelds

    Following through on a commitment he made four years ago to offer a database that would span from handhelds to the high end, Paul Flessner, Microsoft's vice president of .NET Enterprise Servers, Thursday took the wraps off a version of SQL Server built for Windows CE devices.

  • Rosser gets interstate fever

    Integrator Rosser Communications has broken free of is NSW-centricity and opened offices in both Brisbane and Melbourne in an extension of the service and support it offers national customers.

  • Otellini: Intel, Vignette, Team on E-Solutions

    Intel has teamed with Vignette to optimise the software company's V/5 software suite for Pentium, Xeon, and Itanium-based servers, said Paul Otellini, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the chip giant's Architecture Group, at a keynote speech here Wednesday.

  • Vendor Group Developing Standard for B2B

    A group of vendors including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Oracle and Sun Microsystems said that it's working to develop a proposed XML-based standard for use by companies in coordinating and processing multiparty transactions via the Web.

  • AT&T Details Plan to Split into Four Companies

    US telecommunications giant AT&T has announced plans to split itself into four separate companies, with a new AT&T business unit focused on enterprise communications and networking for large corporate users remaining at the core of its balkanized operations.

  • Taxi Company Adopts Speech Recognition Technology

    Taxis and natural language speech recognition (NLSR) technology seem an unlikely match, but an Australian taxi service company sees it as a tool to improve customer service.

  • Forget the WAP Wobbles

    Forget the WAP wobbles. Jump on the mobile Internet horse and get rockin', says Claus Hansen director of mobile communications at Schlumberger. "Get on with it. Attract quality content and start to educate your subscribers towards data."

  • Sun Says Java Moving Towards Full Open Source

    Sun Microsystems is moving toward making its Java technology fully open source, a company executive said Tuesday, addressing an audience of programmers here at the ApacheCon Europe 2000.

  • CA Announces New Subscription-Based Business Model

    Computer Associates International (CA) announced Wednesday that it is changing its business model so that clients have the option to subscribe or license the company's business software.

  • Wang declared bankrupt

    Johnson and Phynia Wang, founders of collapsed computer wholesaler Edge and failed ISP eisa, were declared bankrupt in the Federal Court Tuesday in the face of "overwhelming" evidence against them.

  • BEA Launches Double Hit of 'Personalised' App. Servers

    BEA Systems has launched what it claims are the its most customer-facing application servers, designed to snap together e-commerce applications for stronger customer interaction and analysis.

  • Datec opens Australian operations

    A new player has entered the distribution market place with UK-based company Datec Electronics opening its Asia-Pacific offices in Sydney.

  • IBM Boosts Performance of HotMedia Authoring Tool

    IBM introduced a spruced-up HotMedia authoring tool on Wednesday offering improved speed and performance and adding several features including support for QuickTime files, which enables Windows and Macintosh users to directly transfer videos to the Web.

  • Compaq's rebranding exercise

    "It's a completely new Compaq". So says Paul Brandling, the eight-year Q veteran annointed to replace the controversial, elusive, long-serving and now gone Ian Penman as the managing director of Compaq Australia.

  • Logica donns MITS

    After over 12 months in the pipeline, Logica has finally announced its acquisition of Melbourne-based systems integrator MITS.

  • CA's quarterly results beat forecast

    Computer Associates (CA) Tuesday announced a second-quarter profit of $US138 million, or 54 cents per diluted share, excluding acquisition amortisation.

  • Red-M sinks Bluetooth into enterprise

    With the hype surrounding Bluetooth wireless connectivity gaining momentum, Madge Networks' subsidiary Red-M has tuned into the enterprise space for its Bluetooth expansion.

  • C&WO Signs With Objective for ASP-based KM

    Knowledge-management (KM) software start-up Objective has landed a modest deal with Cable & Wireless Optus (C&WO), which for the first time sees the carrier outsource an enterprise KM platform through Objective's ASP KM service.

  • Diamonds are a Site's Best Friend

    BHP has launched an online diamond retailing site aurias.com, which went live last week. It is the first time, with Aurias' special, ‘straight from the mine to you' offers, that BHP has engaged directly with retail diamond customers.

  • Novell to get chummy with the channel

    Novell has flagged its intention to become even chummier with its reseller partners after the company announced its revised PartnerNet initiative.

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