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  • Pulling Lucent back from the brink

    It's probably hard for most people to imagine misplacing nearly US$700 million, but that's just what Lucent Technologies Inc. did, and now the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the company's accounting practices. And that's only one of the problems facing Lucent and its relatively new CFO, Deborah Hopkins.

  • TransGrid has "no comment" on broadband network

    Electricity carrier TransGrid has denied it will use its power lines network to provide Internet broadband services, despite industry rumours to the contrary.

  • Cisco licenses Riversoft technology

    RiverSoft Inc. picked up a weighty endorsement of its fault management technology when Cisco Systems Inc. agreed to license the company's Network Management Operating System for use in upcoming CiscoWorks products.

  • IM group working on interoperability

    In the absence of a standard protocol for instant messaging (IM), a coalition of service providers this week said it's in the final stages of testing interoperability specifications that would allow users of the various IM services to chat with one another.

  • Local IT health supplier nabs UK deals

    IBA Technologies, a local health care information systems provider, will deliver its Managed Services technology to the South Manchester University NHS Trust and the Kettering NHS Trust (north of London). The contracts -- spanning up to 11 years -- are expected to be formalised within the next two months.

  • Microsoft to aim at media generation with Windows XP

    Stability coupled with a flashy user interface will be the main selling points when Microsoft Corp. holds a lavish event Tuesday for the official launch of its new Windows XP operating system.

  • Telleo creates Internet 'cyberhoods'

    Telleo Inc., a San Jose, Calif.-based startup, is enabling everyone in the United States with phone service to have a free Web site.

  • Budgeting for e-security

    A cost-effective electronic security budget has to be based on overall business objectives rather than on point solutions such as firewalls, dial-back modems, a public key infrastructure or a single sign-on.

  • Itracs sensor leads to intelligent wiring

    A Singaporean inventor has come up with a patent-pending system that automatically discovers and monitors port connectivity in data centers and wiring closets. This ensures accurate, up-to-date network documentation without the need for network administrators to manually update moves, adds and changes.

  • Sun: Paving the road to Web services

    Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Web services strategy, Sun ONE, is designed to compete with Microsoft Corp.'s .Net initiative. But it should pave the way for the development of smart Web services that would run on a variety of computing platforms, from PCs to handheld pagers and cellular phones and even communication systems built into cars, according to Scott McNealy, Sun's chairman and CEO.

  • 3Going, 3Going 3Gone

    The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) has announced that it has received seven applications for the third generation (3G) spectrum auction. The auction of the radio frequency spectrum licences in the 2 GHz band is expected to commence in mid-March, following the completion of the registration process.

  • Suppliers rush to simplify supply-chain systems

    As the ranks of e-commerce-enabled buyers grow daily, suppliers are now finding themselves scurrying to streamline and automate their supply chains.

  • Identity thefts skyrocket, but less occur online

    The number of identity thefts in the US has skyrocketed during the past 15 months, but contrary to public perception, very few of those crimes are happening online, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) told a presidential advisory council this week.

  • Motorola chip unit to cut 4,000 jobs, close plants

    Motorola Inc. announced further job cuts Friday, eliminating up to 4,000 jobs from its semiconductor division over the course of this year. Cuts will come from contract and temporary employees, attrition, and both voluntary and involuntary severance programs, a company spokesman confirmed.

  • Hotel network moves to XML, will log off ASCII

    Hotel distribution network Pegasus Solutions Inc. is nearing completion of an XML-based network designed to replace the technology that has formed the core of its business: ASCII.

  • Koogle says Net benefits just beginning

    Opportunities brought by the Internet are only beginning and will improve as content distribution networks and greater bandwidth come into play, Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tim Koogle said during the kick-off keynote speech at the Cyberposium at the Harvard University Business School Friday.

  • Oracle revs up app server for marketplace

    Oracle Corp. this week announced the latest version of its Oracle9i Application Server, which the company claims eliminates the need for costly middleware integration and includes enhancements for business intelligence and wireless support.

  • Digi takes bat and ball and goes home

    After months of uncertainty about its channel strategy, connectivity vendor Digi International Inc. has slinked back to the U.S., closing its Australian office and allegedly laying off its staff, Computerworld has learned.

  • P-to-P boosts Web services

    SAN MATEO (02/09/2001) - Two major emerging technology trends will converge this week when a number of startup companies move to link peer-to-peer computing architectures with evolving Web services platforms from companies such as Sun Microsystems Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

  • Travel network unifies railway, airline data

    Amadeus Global Travel Distribution SA this week became the first to offer a computerized reservations system that lists train schedules alongside airline data, a process previously complicated by the balkanized data formats that different railways have implemented.

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs


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