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  • Telstra Answers to RequestDSL

    Telstra has signed on its first wholesale customer of ULLS (unconditioned local loop service). Broadband service provider RequestDSL signed an agreement that will see it accessing the telco's copper customer access network. This is Telstra's first wholesale ULLS agreement since it announced the service on August 21. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission declared last year that Telstra be obliged by law to make its copper networks available to other service providers, if requested. A Telstra spokesperson said there were no other wholesale ULLS customers in the pipeline.

  • How We Did It: Bv-Control

    Our Exchange Server and bv-Control were installed on a Tangent Pentium II 300-MHz server with 256M bytes of RAM and 9G bytes of disk storage memory. Exchange 5.5 with Service Pack 3 was installed on top of Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6, and was populated with roughly 2,000 user accounts. Our desktop units were typically Dell Computer Corp. OptiPlex G1 machines.

  • MCT tackles WAN

    In a move billed as a challenge to the IT channel, Macquarie Corporate Telecommunication has launched itself onto the IT outsourcing market.

  • Startup, EDS Join for Web Site Testing Services

    Tonic Software has snared its first customer: Electronic Data Systems Corp., which this week will announce a multiyear, multimillion-dollar deal to host the Web applications management tool developed by the Austin, Texas, start-up.

  • Minnesota Spreads Traffic Management Wealth

    Traffic planners in Minnesota are finding that motorists in smaller, growing cities can benefit as much as large metropolitan areas from advanced traffic management systems. So the state's Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is adapting the system it has in Minneapolis/St. Paul for outlying areas.

  • EC Gives Nod to Oracle, Telia Portal Venture

    The European Commission (EC) on Tuesday granted its approval for a joint venture between Swedish state-owned telecommunications company Telia AB and database giant Oracle .

  • NIST Guides Civilian Infosec Buys

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology late last week released its final guidelines on civilian agency procurement of information security products.

  • Retail Solutions Briefs: MYOB, ChaosMusic, Samsung, Gamers

    MYOB sales skyrocket, Music e-tailer heads into the Asian market, MP3 mobile rings for Samsung Electronics, Gamers don't want to surf

  • Intel, Others Launch Wireless Internet Initiative

    STOCKHOLM (09/12/2000) - Intel Corp. and nine other companies announced on Monday the launch of an industry initiative aimed at making it easier for users to access the Internet over wireless networks.

  • Service Companies Connect with PSA Software

    Service-based companies are beginning to turn to automation to boost efficiency and profitability, just as manufacturers have done by employing supply-chain management (SCM) products.

  • Move over AppleSoup, It's Time for Flycode

    BOSTON (09/11/2000) - Peer-to-peer file sharing company AppleSoup Inc. found itself involved in a bit of a stew during the past few months.

  • Human Resources Gets GSA Revamp

    The human resources department has a hand in almost everything an agency does, from benefits to payroll to staffing. So a few years ago, when the U.S. General Services Administration found that only a few people knew how to use its legacy HR system that was taking up to 12 hours to deliver information, the agency decided it was time to scrap it.

  • Training Helps Soldiers Save for Future

    Four years ago, the U.S. Department of Defense realized it had a personnel problem, and it had nothing to do with military readiness.

  • XML Marks the Spot at Microsoft

    XML is the defining technology for interoperability between unlike computing systems, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates told financial analysts recently. And it's the glue for Microsoft's .Net Internet platform.

  • Dell Expects Sales to Reach $US33B This Year

    Dell Computer expects sales to reach $US33 billion this year, Michael Dell, the company's chief executive, said at the European IT Forum on Monday.

  • Commerce Mulls Share-in-Savings

    The U.S. Department of Commerce is considering a share-in-savings approach to consolidate its multiple data centers without having to provide any upfront funding.

  • Western Union's Web Site Hacked

    Western Union Holdings said that its Web site was hacked over the weekend and hackers gained access to customers' credit and debit card information.

  • Austar issues eisa ultimatum

    Austar United Communications has issued the remaining eisa shareholders with a final ultimatum -- sell up or lose the offer.

  • Questions Nip at Carnivore

    Carnivore, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's e-mail bugging system, seems to be taking more bites out of the Justice Department than out of crime.

  • Gates Casts Doubt on WAP Future

    WAP is splintered and should have followed Internet protocols more closely, but XML will cover a multitude of sins as the Internet extends to mobile phones, says Microsoft chairman Bill Gates.