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  • IBM offers e-commerce packages

    IBM Corp. has announced agreements with five software services companies to deliver e-commerce solutions to target markets. IBM signed deals with Enterpulse Inc., Eviciti Corp., MCBA Inc., Rare Medium Inc., and Web Emporium LLC, which will craft IBM WebSphere-based solutions for the distribution, retail, health care, financial services, and entertainment industries.

  • IBM e-commerce servers vulnerable to hacks

    IBM Corp. on Wednesday posted an advisory on its Web site that alerted customers to a tool that could potentially decrypt administrator and customer passwords residing on servers that use some IBM e-commerce software.

  • XML does Linux

    Software AG has announced that its Tamino native XML database is now available for Suse Linux's Linux Enterprise Server for the IBM Corp. S/390 mainframe.

  • Intel Developer Forum plays host to InfiniBand

    Last week's Intel Developer Forum served as a showcase for InfiniBand, the new bus architecture that promises to alleviate many of the bottlenecks clogging servers and storage systems today.

  • IBM announces Content Manager

    IBM Corp. announced last week it has integrated the IBM Content Manager, a repository for storing and managing text and multimedia documents, into Siebel Systems Inc.'s Call Center suite to make it easier for service representatives to get customer history data. The idea is to create a repository for managing text and multimedia documents by service and sales agents. IBM Content Manager, which runs on Windows NT, AIX, AS/400 and System 390, costs $15,000.

  • Critical Path ships rearchitected metadirectory

    Critical Path Inc. is hoping its new software will help demystify the deployment and maintenance of intriguing yet complex metadirectory technology.

  • General-purpose VPN hardware suffices for most

    Enterprise customers might not need custom hardware to support all the sites on their VPNs (virtual private networks), especially if those sites have dedicated Internet connections that are T-1 or smaller.

  • Linux users blast tax office for 'discrimination'

    The Linux Users Group has accused the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) of "pandering to software monopolies like Microsoft" because its online GST facilities are not compatible with Linux/Unix-based systems.

  • Secure network links doctors, hospitals

    The movement of information between hospitals and GPs in Australia can now occur securely online following the accreditation of the Health Insurance Commission's (HIC) Health eSignature Authority with the Commonwealth Government's Gatekeeper status.

  • Intel to shed 5000

    Intel is the latest victim of a slowing US economy announcing it will drastically reduce its workforce and slashed revenue expectations for its first fiscal quarter.

  • Fujitsu, Mitsubishi Chemical tie on biotech research

    Fujitsu Ltd. and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. plan to combine their respective strengths to generate business in the medical field through a joint project focusing on genomic drug research, the two companies announced Thursday.

  • Lycos Asia buys

    Internet portal operator Lycos Asia Ltd. has made a major inroad to the Chinese language content market with the acquisition of the sixth-largest Chinese portal,

  • New Zealand to put new national TLD to public poll

    New Zealand will begin on Monday an online public straw poll to decide whether to create the proposed new domain name.

  • Australian software prices could fall on new law

    Australia's parliament has introduced a Copyright Amendment Bill that may alter legislation that currently allows a copyright owner to limit the importation of authorized copies. This will lower the prices of software for Australian consumers, according to commentators.

  • Japan's J-Phone delays 3G launch

    In a further blow to expectations for third-generation (3G) mobile systems, Japan's J-Phone Communications Co. Ltd. has announced a six-month delay in the rollout of its W-CDMA (Wideband Code-Division Multiple Access) service.

  • CFP2001: ICANN has room for improvement

    The election held last year to select additional board members for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was a mess, and much needs to be done to improve the organization responsible for overseeing the Internet's domain name system.

  • Nortel showing signs of life in the enterprise

    Just when you thought it was safe to write off Nortel Networks Corp. as an enterprise data networking power, the company is showing some very strong signs of life.

  • Can Loudcloud set the IPO tone?

    The foggy technology IPO picture will clear up this week, thanks to Loudcloud Inc. On Thursday, the Internet infrastructure services company is expected to price its US$150 million offering for Friday.

  • Teletext upgrade to enable data posting

    Television New Zealand Ltd. (TVNZ) is upgrading its teletext system so that viewers will be able to post data on-screen from their PCs.

  • IBM algorithms boost B2B e-commerce

    IBM Corp. Research has developed two powerful algorithms specifically designed for business-to-business e-commerce applications that allow vendors to conduct advanced auctions as part of their procurement processes.

  • 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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