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  • Ipswitch upgrades network monitoring tool

    For the second time this year, Ipswitch Inc. has updated its flagship network monitoring software product WhatsUp Gold, which the company says provides smaller networks with a lower-cost and simpler to install alternative to Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HP's) OpenView and Computer Associates International Inc.'s (CA's) Unicenter.

  • Survey: Hole in Java Server Pages ignored by many

    Administrators of many electronic commerce Web sites have yet to plug a year-old security hole that allows malicious users to hijack another user's identity, according to a new survey by Web server information firm Netcraft Ltd.

  • Ethernet goes for the long haul

    The future of long haul Ethernet got a boost Monday as XO Communications Inc. announced that the company will offer inter-city Ethernet connections to the 63 metropolitan areas it serves. The company owns and operates its own fiber networks to these markets.

  • Orbitz.com charging fees for airline ticket purchases

    Online travel vendor Orbitz.com has for the first time begun charging a service fee to customers buying airline tickets from its Web site.

  • ThinkFree readies MS-compatible office suite

    ThinkFree.com Corp. on Monday plans to unveil ThinkFree Offfice 2.0, a server-based office productivity suite featuring Microsoft Office-compatible word processing, spreadsheet and presentation graphics programs.

  • Intel cuts prices on some Pentium III chips

    Intel Corp. cut the prices of chips from various processor families over the weekend, including all but the fastest Pentium III processor for desktops.

  • Network Associates names new president, shuffles execs

    Network Associates Inc. made a number of moves in its executive ranks Monday, including the appointment of the head of the company's McAfee division, Gene Hodges, to the position of Network Associates president.

  • Local software company succeeds despite government rejection

    The capture of an $800,000 contract by a software company immediately after it was rejected for a Federal Government R&D Start grant appears to expose flaws in the grant process.

  • Nokia, Ericsson nail down Cingular wireless deals

    Cingular Wireless LLC, the number-two mobile phone carrier in the U.S., has tapped Nokia Corp., the world's largest mobile phone maker, to be the main infrastructure equipment supplier for its upcoming 3G (third generation) network, the companies announced Monday.

  • Compaq's Digital GlobalSoft upgrades EDI software

    Compaq's subsidiary in India, Digital GlobalSoft Ltd., has introduced a new version of its electronic data interchange (EDI) software, called DEC/EDI. The new version 4.0 of DEC/EDI supports clustering and EDI traffic over the Internet, as well as XML (Extended Markup Language) mapping and Web-based management of the EDI system.

  • Buying Australian has new meaning

    Australia's sadly-depleted stocks of intellectual property are being replenished as a knock-on effect of the tech wreck.

  • Microsoft TV stumbles again

    Microsoft Corp.'s TV software is getting fuzzy reception from cable operators, as one of its first partners in that market said Monday that trials with Microsoft software have stalled in Europe and it is instead shipping set-top boxes with competing software to customers.

  • Watch out for BI mess

    A plethora of new reporting tools flooding the market, coupled with consolidation within the business intelligence (BI) industry, will leave many enterprises facing the challenge of managing multiple ERP and BI systems, according to a panel of BI vendors.

  • Dynamic coughs up $40K for sick children

    The Christmas spirit is alive and well at Dynamic Supplies, which has just donated $40,000 to The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation in Queensland.

  • Virus protection for Linux

    Trend Micro has launched an integrated virus solution specifically tailored to protect Linux-based file servers from malicious code.

  • Australia enters third-wave of e-commerce

    Australia is on the verge of an expansive third wave in e-commerce which will see online shopping double in the next 12 months, according to the 2001 e-Retail Report.

  • U.S. dot-com layoffs down for November

    Aside from a spike in the number of layoffs among dot-coms after Sept. 11, the hemorrhaging of jobs at Internet companies continues to slow, according to the analyst firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

  • Sun needles Microsoft over Passport interoperability

    At a panel discussion about online authentication systems featuring representatives from Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc., the gloves stayed on until the last few minutes, when a pointed question from the audience about Microsoft's definition of "interoperability" finally sparked debate between the rival architects of Passport and the Liberty Alliance Project.

  • Microsoft revises software licensing program for ASPs

    Microsoft Corp. has quietly tweaked its software licensing program for application service providers (ASP) in an effort to make it cheaper and more predictable for hosting companies to rent its products and run them for corporate users.

  • Collapse raises new doubts about B-to-B

    Commodities trading giant Enron Corp., one of the 20 largest companies on the planet, last week came perilously close to becoming a business-to-business burnout.

  • Technical considerations for mobility in the enterprise

    As enterprises have adapted to the innovations of mobile computing, it has become evident that technology itself is not the only thing that has changed in the IT landscape.

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