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  • Analysis - HP is missing Web services ship

    Hewlett-Packard Co. confirmed months of rumors this week when it said it is abandoning several of its middleware products. By leaving for dead much of the application server stack it acquired from Bluestone Software Inc. for approximately US$470 million, HP in effect is also leaving behind an ambition to be a leader in Web services infrastructure.

    17 July 02 08:00 Written by Tom Sullivan, Stacy Cowley, and James Niccolai
  • Hospital hooks up to health exchange

    St Luke's Hospital Complex has signed a three-year contract to use the online health industry exchange, Thelma.

    17 July 02 07:59 Written by Staff Writers
  • CA replaces four board members

    Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) has added four new members to its board of directors, replacing four directors who intend to step down at CA's annual meeting in August. Among those departing is longtime director Willem F.P. de Vogel, targeted for removal by a shareholder-led proxy campaign to revamp CA's board.

    17 July 02 07:58 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Sun, others unveil software with Liberty support

    A day after the release of a set of standard specifications designed to allow users to log in once and gain access to multiple public and private password-protected Web sites, Sun Microsystems Inc. Tuesday released a suite to establish levels of user access to Web sites.

    17 July 02 07:52 Written by Matt Berger
  • Dell, Red Hat to run CBS's SportsLine Web site

    CBS SportsLine announced today that it will deploy US$1 million worth of Dell Computer Corp.'s PowerEdge servers and PowerVault storage systems during the next year to run the sports news Web site, CBS.SportsLine.com.

    17 July 02 07:49 Written by Jennifer DiSabatino
  • Philips posts Q2 loss on Vivendi write down

    Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, Europe's biggest consumer electronics maker, posted a large second quarter net loss as it took an expected charge to write down the value of its stake in Vivendi Universal SA.

    17 July 02 07:45 Written by Joris Evers
  • Report: IBM, Intel, cell carriers eye national Wi-Fi

    IBM Corp., Intel Corp. and three of the US's largest cellular carriers have begun discussions to form a separate company that would provide nationwide high-speed wireless data services based on the 802.11b, or Wi-Fi, wireless LAN standard, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

    17 July 02 07:16 Written by Bob Brewin
  • Cable and Wireless slaps Akamai with new patent suit

    In an extended brawl over patent rights, Cable and Wireless PLC (C&W) said Tuesday that it filed suit against Akamai Technologies Inc. for infringing on a new patent it attained relating to content delivery networks (CDN).

    17 July 02 07:01 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Chirp meets chip in a pitch for efficiency

    Poultry farming is worlds removed from the bits and bytes of computer technology, but an enterprise resource planning system is about to cross the great divide.

    16 July 02 15:15 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • VMware rolls out new version of GSX Server

    VMware Inc. started shipping the newest version of its GSX Server partitioning software Monday, touting support for a host of new operating systems along with added management tools for users.

    16 July 02 10:08 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Microsoft touts Sharepoint 2.0

    Microsoft Corp. on Saturday offered a glimpse of the next version of Sharepoint Portal Server boasting improved collaboration capabilities.

    16 July 02 10:00 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Commerce One readies app integration tools

    Commerce One Inc. later this week will share details about its overhauled software platform, now called Collaborative Web Services Platform (CWSP).

    16 July 02 09:48 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • iPhrase steps out with new search software

    IPhrase Technologies Inc. has unveiled the latest version of its One Step search and navigation software Monday, promising users the ability to rapidly search a broader range of documents with result relevancy of 95 percent.

    16 July 02 09:30 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • IBM upgrades Shark storage system

    IBM Corp. will release two new versions of its high-end storage system, code-named Shark, in August, making significant upgrades to the overall performance and capacity of the system, the company said Monday. The move will place it head-to-head with rival Hitachi Data Systems Corp. (HDS), according to an industry analyst.

    16 July 02 09:30 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • IBM Unix exec steps down

    Val Rahmani, the IBM Corp. executive in charge of shepherding the company's top-of-the-line Regatta server, has shifted to corporate sales planning and will be replaced by a current server executive.

    16 July 02 09:29 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Three more Australian high-tech flyers close down

    Australia's dot-com and telecommunications sector endured a grisly week with the failures of three high-profile companies towards the end of last week -- software company Open Telecommunications Ltd., Web designer Spike Australia Pty. Ltd., and share trader eStar Online Trading Ltd.

    16 July 02 09:00 Written by David Legard
  • Report: 25 banks to sue WorldCom

    WorldCom Inc. will be taken to court Tuesday by 25 of its 27 banks in an attempt to recover a US$2.65 billion unsecured loan they provided in May, according to press reports.

    16 July 02 09:00 Written by Gillian Law
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