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  • Microsoft offers B-to-B tools for wary suppliers

    Scores of suppliers have been resistant to hopping on the electronic business-to-business bandwagon, fearing that they will be so commoditized or pressured by comparative pricing that they will fail to see much benefit from shelling out potentially big bucks to get there.

  • CA product lines get second overhaul

    For the second time in the past four months, Computer Associates is reshuffling its sprawling 1200-product software line-up in an effort to make it easier for users to get a handle on the various tools and applications the company sells.

  • Mincom chairman steps aside

    The resignation of Mincom chairman David Graham is unlikely to mollify dissident shareholders in light of the software company's failure to attract new investors.

  • Tax, Customs name $12m contract winner

    Australian Taxation Office and the Australian Customs Service has awarded a $12 million contract for data services on NSC.

  • IT training demand drops

    Training for vendor certifications is down by as much as 25 per cent, according to one of Australia's largest IT training companies.

  • TCL signs 3G CDMA development deal with Qualcomm

    Qualcomm Inc. has, for the first time, sold the designs for more advanced CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) handsets to a Chinese company.

  • Unisys, HP trim enterprise server costs, boost performance

    Both Unisys and Hewlett-Packard have announced price and performance improvements on their high-end server offerings.

  • High-impact trends emerging in enterprise computing

    A new dawn in high-end computing has emerged, according to Gartner, which the analyst has labelled the fourth era in enterprise computing.

  • Oracle sets its sights on Exchange users

    Oracle has announced a migration service to lure users of Microsoft's Exchange e-mail server to the Oracle9i database.

  • Wall St. blocks IM traffic flow

    Instant messaging has become a popular means for financial advisers to communicate with clients. But now regulations governing electronic communications are prompting some financial services firms to shut down IM traffic until it can be tracked and stored like regular e-mail.

  • Report: FBI asks for telecom help on surveillance

    With telecommunication service providers using packet-based transmissions like voice over IP for phone calls more often, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants carriers to help make those new kinds of networks easier to tap, according to a report.

  • How to survive the recruitment drought

    Are you out of work, rapidly spending your last pay check and wondering what the heck to do next? Well, now might be the time to consider that Tibetan retreat you've been mulling over, because the international job market is not looking good.

  • Rival retail exchanges working on common standards

    By 2003, two competing retail industry marketplaces plan to push their catalog providers to use a common set of data standards.

  • VA Linux posts wider Q1 loss

    VA Linux Systems on Wednesday reported a US$55 million net loss for the first fiscal quarter of 2002, with revenue of $5.6 million. The loss, $1.04 per share, occurred largely because of restructuring charges and compares to a $51 million dollar net loss, or $1.12 a share, on revenue of $56 million in the same period a year ago.

  • European Space Agency backing 'Galileo' GPS system

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has provided US$466 million in funding for a European version of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) called Galileo, a move that could eventually lead to development of dual-system GPS/Galileo receivers that have greater accuracy, availability, continuity and integrity than single-band GPS receivers, according to GPS experts.

  • Siemens to cooperate on mobile phones

    Siemens AG has entered into discussions with other mobile phone manufacturers in hopes of merging their handset-production operations, the company said Wednesday.

  • Chip-making equipment sales continue to slide

    Sales of semiconductor-manufacturing equipment, a barometer of future chip sales, continued to decline for North American-based manufacturers in the latest figures for October, according to data released by an industry association.

  • Car rental firm tells Oracle to take a hike

    A major international car rental broker has switched from Oracle to Progress Software for its centralized reservation and back-office systems, saying Progress is handling the project more quickly, professionally, and at lower cost.

  • Now may be the time to buy that LCD monitor

    For many users, 2001 will be remembered as the year LCD (liquid crystal display) flat-panel monitors finally became affordable. A steep drop in their cost over the last 12 months has put them in range of most users' budgets but, a leading industry watcher warned Tuesday, now may be the time to snap up a bargain as prices may not hold at current levels.

  • Symantec raises subscription rates

    The cost of keeping viruses at bay just went up for all worldwide users of Symantec's popular Norton AntiVirus program. The company recently increased the price of its necessary subscription renewal program from US$3.95 to $9.95 a year, drawing the ire of some our vocal readers.

  • Key to omnichannel CX is customisation

    In order to achieve success with omnichannel customer experience strategy, companies need to utilise user personas, while maintaining excellence across all channels, according to customer transformation service expert, Brad Starr.

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