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  • Corporate Express brings clicks to WC Penfold's bricks

    WC Penfolds will launch an office product e-tailing site early next week after hooking up with fulfillment partner Corporate Express to deliver products ordered online to the offices of SMEs.

  • E-commerce: evolve or expire

    E-commerce has captured the imagination of business, government, investors, the media - in short, just about everyone. Which makes unleashing the true potential of e-commerce one of the most daunting challenges facing senior manager today. While an alarming number of executives still seem to ignore the issue, a new prototype for the role of information technology in business is slowly emerging.

  • Tivoli beefs up regional management

    To cope with rapid regional growth Tivoli Systems has added some muscle to its Asia/Pacific management team with four appointments. At the same time IT&e lost its chief executive, while newcomer E.piphany named its A/NZ head

  • SEC's ruling on IT consulting won't reach Oz

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission has accepted a softened version of auditor independence rules which encourage more disclosure rather than decimating IT consulting services offered by the Big Five accounting firms.

  • Australians rate well as entrepreneurs

    There's plenty of get up and go in Australia and, according to a new report, it is holding the country in good stead. Len Rust examines the research that finds there remains nonetheless a fear of failure, and looks at other new findings from some of the big research companies

  • Australian developer wins sale to British Government

    Recently-listed software developer Objective has made a breakthrough into the European market with the sale of a full suite of its knowledge management software to a British Government agency. At the same time Intellect and ERG continued to chalk up export sales and the Australian Government's outsourcing row refused to go away

  • Microsoft Official Lays Out BizTalk Server Map

    Microsoft Corp.'s long-awaited BizTalk Server will come out in standard and enterprise editions when it ships early next year, a Microsoft official said yesterday at Comdex Fall/2000 .

  • Home, Web-Enabled Home

    I have seen the home of the future--and it has an Internet-ready blender.

  • Oracle-Compaq Box to Compete with Ellison Start-Up

    The Net appliance collaboration with Compaq Computer Corp. that Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison announced earlier this week at Comdex/Fall 2000 stands to compete squarely against another Ellison-backed venture.

  • Application Integration Market Faces Growing Pains

    Enterprise application integration (EAI) software offers users a packaged approach to tying together different corporate systems and applications.

  • IPv6 Demonstration Successful in Hong Kong

    Communications service provider SmarTone, with BT Wireless and Ericsson have staged a claimed world first end-to-end demonstration of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Hong Kong.

  • FTC Warns About Top-Level Domain Scams

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned consumers on Thursday to beware of companies offering to pre-register Web sites with as-yet unapproved TLDs (top-level domains).

  • COMDEX: Home LANs arrive in dizzying variety

    Home networks, once considered a toy for the ultimate geek, cropped up all across the show floor at this year's Comdex, the Wal-Mart of computer trade shows.

  • Deutsche Telekom Deflated by Flat-Rate Ruling

    In a blow for Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) , the German telecommunications regulator, RegTP, today ordered the company to offer competing ISPs a "wholesale flat rate" for Internet connections starting Feb. 1, 2001.

  • Telecom Italia to Launch First Data Phone

    Telecom Italia SpA will next month begin marketing the world's first fixed line data telephone capable of sending and receiving SMS (Short Message Service) messages, and of sending -- but not receiving -- e-mails and faxes, the Italian carrier announced Thursday.

  • Sued Again as Unity Files Class Action

    Music downloading service on Thursday said another lawsuit has been filed against it for copyright infringement.

  • Postgraduate Scholarships On Offer for Bright IT Professionals

    Global services company EDS Australia has introduced a $700,000 Australia-wide program to provide special training to IT entrepreneurs at the National University in Canberra over the next four years.

  • Report: Yahoo, MSN Gaining on AOL in Messaging

    A report released today by Media Metrix Inc. indicates Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are stalking America Online Inc. for primacy in the instant messaging market.

  • COMDEX - Microsoft official lays out BizTalk Server map

    Microsoft's long-awaited BizTalk Server will come out in standard and enterprise editions when it ships early next year, a Microsoft official said at Comdex.

  • Conde Nast to Take Down Two Sites

    In another sign of the difficulty of making money with content on the Web, magazine powerhouse Conde Nast is shutting down and, two of the company's five flagship sites. Both have been around for more than three years.