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  • Content Bridge over troubled waters

    Since its founding in 1999, Akamai Technologies Inc. has turned the Internet's biggest problem - its sluggishness - into the basis for a lucrative business model. By setting up the premier content-delivery network to speed Web pages to computers worldwide, the company has created the next best thing to universal broadband connections - and generated $90 million in annual revenues in the process.

  • Terminal velocity?

    If it seems like airports are a lot more crowded these days, there's a good reason: US Department of Transportation statistics show an average increase of almost 20 million passengers per year boarding planes at US airports during the 1990s. The swell has given rise to longer lines at checkout counters and border controls and spawned an organization that hopes to help solve the problem.

  • NEC, NTT team on quantum computing research

    NEC Corp. and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) have agreed to work together on the development of quantum computing technology, a spokesman for NEC said Tuesday.

  • Telephony vendors weigh in at VoiceCon 2000 show

    Telephony hardware provider Avaya Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a new VOIP (voice over IP) networking tool that lets enterprises gauge the potential impact of new voice applications on existing data networks.

  • Sun names executive VP of worldwide operations

    Sun Microsystems Inc. has promoted Marissa Peterson to the newly created rank of executive vice president of worldwide operations, the company announced Tuesday. In her new role, she will report directly to Sun President and Chief Operating Officer Ed Zander and will join the vendor's executive management group.

  • Oracle adds CRM to free online tools

    Oracle Corp. launched a new, free, online customer care service,, at its inaugural AppsWorld conference in Paris Monday.

  • Webcasts to go interactive

    Combining live streaming video and audio technology with chat room capability, startup company NetOnCourse Inc. is pioneering interactive Webcasts that may raise the bar for any organization that presents live events via the Internet.

  • Just the text, Ma'am

    Every time announced a redesign, Nic Wolff got excited. Finally, he hoped, the online magazine would do away with its messy graphics and streamline the site to what he really loved: the stories. But with each elaborate redesign, he was disappointed. So an impatient Wolff took it upon himself to do what Salon's staff couldn't seem to: make the site quick and easy to use.

  • HP attacks IBM over margin squeeze

    IBM might have decided its resellers only deserve 7 per cent margin for box shipping, but HP has decided to sing a different tune.

  • Traveland: navigating migration with care

    Traveland plans to navigate around any potential of financials to hinder normal business routines when it test runs its new financial system with a mirroring of data.

  • Esolutions: a soft launch for a 'virtual entity'

    Business solutions provider Esolutions is planning a soft launch in Australia this month, offering a five-layered host of packaged e-business, security and networking solutions for the enterprise. Esolutions is a "virtual alliance" between Telecom New Zealand, Microsoft and EDS.

  • AVC joins Foxtel installers

    Australian Visual Communications Ltd has signed a national agreement with Foxtel to deliver installations to commercial and multi-dwelling premises.

  • Ideas International to list on ASX

    Australian IT research company Ideas International intends to raise $4 million ahead of listing on the Australian Stock Exchange next month.

  • Mystery bidders in 3G auction may disappear

    The 'mystery' applicants for Australia's third generation (3G) spectrum auction may drop out of the bidding wars early, according to an industry analyst.

  • NZ banks spark offshore processing concerns

    A recent report into key threats to New Zealand's critical infrastructure has raised speculation that the country's banks are looking to move their processing operations offshore, to Australia.

  • Intellect forms venture with Swiss giant Ascom

    Australian smart card and electronic payment specialist Intellect has formed a joint venture with giant Swiss conglomerate Ascom to develop low cost devices for home banking, shopping, messages and other online activities. Intellect will own 51 per cent of the venture and will report all revenue it generates.

  • Aussie CRM specialist attracts Intel investment

    Streamline Solutions, a Melbourne software developer that specialises in Web-based customer relationship management applications, has attracted an investment by the Intel Communications Fund. The investment will be earmarked for enhancement of the company's R&D program and the expansion of Streamline's operations in the Asia/Pacific region.

  • Dell, Network Appliance roll out midrange NAS offerings

    SAN MATEO (02/12/2001) - The midange NAS (network attached storage) market got a boost on Monday with new product announcements from both Dell Computer Corp. and NAS market leader Network Appliance Inc.

  • Microsoft ready to ship Application Center 2000

    Microsoft has announced the release to manufacturing of its Application Center 2000 software, the last of the 2000 generation of its .Net family of enterprise servers.

  • EbXML moves closer to completion

    Bringing the pending technology closer to a final specification, ebXML (e-business XML) standards bodies kicked off a week's worth of meetings and working groups here today .ebXML is a specification for XML-based global infrastructure for e-business transactions, being driven by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) and the United Nations' Center for Trade Facilitation and E-business (UN/CEFACT).

  • 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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