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  • IDC sees PC market rebounding in 2003

    Demand for PCs will pick up in 2003 and accelerate in 2004, fueled in part by wireless and broadband networks, according to new market research published last Friday by IDC.

    09 Dec. 02 07:28 Written by John Blau
  • Parasoft joins Eclipse

    Error prevention software vendor Parasoft on Tuesday plans to announce it has joined the Eclipse consortium for open-source development tools.

    09 Dec. 02 07:26 Written by Paul Krill
  • Sun, HP strengthen services

    Archrivals Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard are deepening their respective strategic commitments to managed services, with Sun promising to tie services tighter to core products and Hewlett-Packard Co. cementing its plans in managed services, citing its recent merger with Compaq Computer Corp. as a major reason.

    09 Dec. 02 07:09 Written by Brian Fonseca and Ed Scannell
  • Backup systems meet power challenge

    Power outages in Sydney this week have tested companies' business continuity plans, but at the same time have also shown the size of resources dedicated to system backup.

    06 Dec. 02 17:21 Written by Steven Deare
  • CA opens $11m R&D centre in Melbourne

    Computer Associates (CA) has opened an $11 million R&D lab in Melbourne to develop security software, marking the company's largest security R&D investment outside of North America.

    06 Dec. 02 15:50 Written by Staff Writers
  • Sun ponders offering open-source Solaris

    Sun Microsystems is pondering whether or not to offer Solaris code in an open-source format to boost deployment of the operating system on Intel hardware, but questions remain about the effectiveness of open source, a Sun official said this week.

    06 Dec. 02 14:45 Written by Paul Krill
  • Orlando Magic shoot for customer satisfaction

    Looking for a slam dunk with their audience in a highly competitive arena, the Orlando Magic have turned to third-party customer relationship management (CRM) software to try to keep fans happy.

    06 Dec. 02 14:41 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Stock Exchange shores up e-commerce

    The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) has reshaped and stabilised its online presence and can now develop an application and implement it online in about six weeks. It has more online services to come next year.

    06 Dec. 02 14:40 Written by Steven Deare
  • Cisco finds networking's silver linings

    In the networking and telecommunications business these days, there's a lot of gloom and doom: Capital investment by carriers is in a slump, enterprises are waiting for revenue to pick up before they start buying new equipment, and some analysts and vendors say network gear is becoming a PC-like commodity made from standardized components.

    06 Dec. 02 14:40 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Storage vendors promise to ease management pain

    System administrators have a smorgasbord of storage management software to chose from in a worldwide market which IDC predicts will be worth $US13.5 billion in 2006.

    06 Dec. 02 10:34 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Radio spectrum shift to biz cuts DoD wavelength

    Australia's defence capabilities are "at risk" due to a lack of radio frequency spectrum which could also have a "major impact" on national interests especially in the current climate of terrorism.

    06 Dec. 02 08:41 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Go soft with hard facts of ROI

    Organisations can lay claim to achieving a 'real' return on IT investments only when they hit both operational savings and soft benefits, according to Ken Larbalestier, a former IT manager for Naval Systems Command at the Department of Defence.

    06 Dec. 02 08:35 Written by Helen Han
  • VPN lines up for deployment watershed in 2003

    Promising greater bandwidth to remote locations and speedy ROI, one technology that has been immune from tight IT spending is Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

    06 Dec. 02 08:32 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • MS fixes 'moderate' IE bug experts say is serious

    Microsoft late Wednesday issued a patch to fix a flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) that it says poses only a "moderate" risk to users. Security experts, however, say the vulnerability is serious and could be exploited to take over a user's machine.

    06 Dec. 02 08:17 Written by Joris Evers
  • Microsoft updates accounting suite

    Microsoft has released an update to its Small Business Manager, an integrated collection of accounting modules that interoperates with Microsoft Office applications as well as some Microsoft Web services for small businesses.

    06 Dec. 02 08:14 Written by Peggy Watt
  • Verisign unveils secure content delivery service

    Companies selling software and antivirus products will soon be able to secure products they distribute to customers online, according to an announcement Thursday by digital authentication company VeriSign.

    06 Dec. 02 08:10 Written by Paul Roberts
  • IBM: PwC integration is on track

    IBM's process to bring PwC Consulting into its fold is proceeding successfully and on schedule, an IBM executive said Monday, but analysts say it's too early to tell how well the two organizations are melding.

    06 Dec. 02 08:10 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Nortel takes step toward Wi-Fi, cellular integration

    Telecom infrastructure provider Nortel Networks and Mobility Network Systems, only founded in 1999, announced a deal this week to enable seamless roaming between Wi-Fi and cellular networks. The move marks one of the first formal agreements between a major telecom supplier and one of the small startup companies developing cross network roaming capabilities.

    06 Dec. 02 08:06 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • AT&T, Intel, IBM form wireless Net company in US

    AT&T, Intel, and IBM have formed Cometa Networks, a company that will offer 802.11 wireless Internet services to telecommunications providers and Internet service providers (ISPs) to resell to their customers, the companies announced in a release Thursday.

    06 Dec. 02 08:05 Written by Tom Krazit
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