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  • Cisco outlines strategy for ubiquitous connectivity

    Cisco Systems executives on Thursday outlined a two-pronged strategy to deliver high-speed, ubiquitous Internet access.

  • Microsoft licensing shift creates uncertainty for users

    Microsoft's announcement last week that it has restructured its volume software licensing and upgrade policies has sent IT managers scrambling to their file cabinets to review the contracts they have in place now.

  • XO, Akamai team up on content delivery

    Competitive local exchange carrier XO Communications and content delivery provider Akamai Technologies this week signed strategic agreements designed to boost the reach of Akamai's network and services.

  • ASP security and dispute resolution guidelines released

    New global procedures for improved security and efficient dispute resolution for application service providers (ASP) were announced Friday to help solidify the future of the emerging industry.

  • Write virus, win prize

    Antivirus vendor GateKeeper LLC in Leesburg, Va., has launched its second virus-writing competition. The prize: US$10,000. The challenge: to get a new virus onto a decoy desktop inside the GateKeeper network, something that took three weeks to accomplish in last year's contest.

  • Tivoli head leaves as parent IBM prepares for changes

    Tivoli Systems President David Murphy is leaving, effective Friday, to join a smaller software company in California. IBM spokesman Joe Stunkard confirmed Murphy's departure, as well as reports that Steven Mills, an IBM senior vice president and group executive, will take over the head job at Austin, Texas-based Tivoli in the interim.

  • IBM moves toward free flow of info

    The words open and standards are loaded terms in the world of e-commerce, but IBM last week promised to rerelease its middleware products around what it hopes will be open Internet standards that can nudge businesses closer to achieving the free flow of information.

  • IBM artist ordered to perform community service

    A Chicago man accused of spray-painting Linux graffiti ads on Chicago sidewalks for IBM Corp. was ordered to perform 30 days of community service in recompense for criminal property damage resulting from his role in an ad campaign that went awry.

  • Microsoft demands yet more profit

    Applications giant Microsoft Corp. is changing its software upgrade policy so that small business users will have to shell out extra cash for new software.

  • Commerce One cuts 10% of workforce

    Business-to-business (B2B) software developer Commerce One Inc. has confirmed it would cut up to 10% of its workforce, or 360 employees, in an effort to reduce costs amid slowdowns in the U.S. economy and IT spending.

  • White House rewriting national IT security plan

    The Bush administration has begun an effort to reorganize and rewrite the federal plan for protecting the nation's largely privately owned critical infrastructure.

  • ISA joins satellite push

    Internet Solutions Australia (ISA) has signed a sponsorship contract to develop a Java-based, ground control software interface to capture real-time data during the launch of Australia's Federation Satellite.

  • Dell names new MD

    Dell has appointed a new managing director for Australia and New Zealand following the retirement of Gary Elliott after seven years in the top job. Replacing him is Michael Gibson, former South Pacific regional director for Dell in Singapore.

  • IT skills hub rolls out

    The Federal Government has launched an IT skills hub aimed at bringing together employers and education and training providers to ensure IT training is relevant to industry needs.

  • Taxi fleet bets on speech recognition

    Auckland Co-operative Taxis expects its recently-implemented speech recognition taxi reservation system to take more than 50 per cent of its 250,000 customer calls a month.

  • Unisys inks Avaya, BEA deal

    Unisys has signed two worldwide agreements with Avaya and BEA to deliver customer relationship management (CRM) solutions and services and streamlined transaction solutions.

  • EdgeMatrix, M1 pal up on wireless research venture

    EdgeMatrix and Singapore mobile operator MobileOne (M1) have signed a joint venture to create an independent wireless research centre in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Blazing Mawanella virus a protests against village fire

    Security vendors are warning users of a new virus called Mawanella, which is based on visual basic script (VBS).

  • Minister defends mobile fee hike

    Defending the Federal Government's plans to increase mobile phone carrier fees by almost 160 per cent, IT Minister Senator Richard Alston said it would cost users as little as one cent a day.

  • M-commerce off the pace in Oz

    Mobile commerce has a long way to go before it achieves wide acceptance by Australian Internet users, according to a survey by Taylor Nelson Sofres Interactive.