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  • BEA works to unify WebLogic platform

    BEA Systems is taking steps to unify the various products that comprise its WebLogic platform, though customers will have to wait until at least the end of the year before it "tastes and smells like one product," the company's chief technology officer (CTO) told developers here this week.

  • High-level software piracy suspect pleads guilty

    The co-leader of one of the oldest piracy groups on the Internet, arrested last December in a federal software piracy probe, pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy charges in federal court.

  • HP/COMPAQ: Key analyst report delayed until next week

    Institutional investor advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) has postponed until early next week a report expected to significantly influence shareholder voting on Hewlett-Packard Co.'s planned acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp.

  • NSW courts to get $8m document management system

    Case documents in six New South Wales court jurisdictions will move to automatic processing when the implementation of an $8 million Web-based, integrated document management system starts this year.

  • Corporates sign up for computer forensics training

    A growing number of businesses are choosing to do their own research into cybercrime rather than go to the police, and are signing up for forensics training to help them uncover employee misdeeds and security breaches, according to Guidance Software.

  • Great Wall to manufacture, sell IBM hard drives globally

    Chinese technology firm Great Wall Technology will begin manufacturing IBM Corp.'s new hard disk drives for the global market, and will also market them under its own brand name in a deal expected to heighten Big Blue's presence in China, the companies said Thursday.

  • Microsoft, DOJ file revised settlement proposal

    Microsoft Corp., the U.S. government and nine U.S. states revised their proposal to settle the long-running antitrust case against the software maker. Filed with a federal court late Wednesday, the revised proposal further restricts Microsoft in its dealings with PC makers and forces it to treat competitors' software in an unbiased manner.

  • CERT warns of security holes in PHP scripting language

    Hackers could exploit vulnerabilities in the open source scripting language PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) to execute arbitrary code on Web servers running PHP, security experts said on Wednesday.

  • European Parliament gives support to .eu domain

    The European Parliament adopted a draft law Thursday, designed to introduce a .eu top-level domain for the European Union

  • Web-based CRM vendors discount Microsoft's move

    Microsoft Corp.'s push into the CRM (customer relationship management) market this week has not fazed vendors offering CRM as a Web-based service, who say their business model will not be affected by the move.

  • NEC, Matsushita plan dual-processor 3G phones

    The time may soon come when your cell phone has more processors than your personal computer. NEC Corp., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. and Matsushita Communication Industrial Co. Ltd. have decided to employ two microprocessors in 3G (third-generation) cellular telephone handsets that are expected to start hitting the market within the next 12 months, they said Thursday.

  • IBM opens first Southeast Asia software lab

    IBM Corp. on Wednesday opened its first software technology laboratory in Southeast Asia to help developers build applications for its WebSphere Internet infrastructure.

  • Mobile heavyweights back Chinese design company

    In a move that underscores the growing importance of China's telecommunication market, some of the biggest names in mobile-handset technology -- including Texas Instruments, Nokia Corp. and LG Electronics -- will today announce the creation of a Shanghai-based design company, Commit Inc., that will focus on the development of multimedia handsets for 3G (third-generation) mobile networks.

  • Qantas outsources desktops, LANs

    Qantas will outsource its desktop service and LAN environment management in a five-year, managed services agreement with Telstra for the supply of desktop services and management of the airline's worldwide LAN environment.

  • CA prepares security, storage management portals

    Computer Associates International hopes to ease the headaches of users running heterogeneous storage and security management applications -- without making them buy the company's enterprise management applications.

  • Intel turns back the clock to beat Sun

    Intel presents its Itanium processor as a key part of the company's future, but company executives here at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) seemed bent on comparing the chip to one from a competitor's past.

  • HP/COMPAQ: Fiorina deflects queries about a solo HP

    With the shareholder vote on Hewlett-Packard's (HP) planned acquisition of Compaq Computer likely to be exceptionally close, a question on the minds of many is how HP will regroup if the deal is defeated. HP Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Carly Fiorina glossed over queries on that point during her afternoon question-and-answer session at HP's meeting here with securities analysts.

  • WCIT 2002: Make IT fit enterprise needs, says Elix

    Warning that technology has become too complex to manage and integrate, IBM Global Services VP Doug Elix today called on industry to stop focusing on unleashing the power of IT and look at "unleashing the enterprise".

  • WCIT 2002: Telstra backs broadband

    Telstra today announced details of a $50 million stimulus package for the Australian broadband market and called on industry to invest in the initiative.

  • Security holes closed in NYT's intranet after intrusion

    Security holes in the intranet of the New York Times Co. have been patched following an intrusion by a 21-year-old hacker who peered into the company's databases earlier this month using Web browsers.

  • What does the consumerisation of IT mean for today’s businesses?

    What role has the consumerisation of IT played in the shifting role of enterprise IT and the rise of shadow IT?

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