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  • Orange serves up MSN services in Europe

    Microsoft's MSN network has teamed with Orange SA to deliver MSN Hotmail and MSN Messenger services to Orange's mobile phone customers across Europe.

    20 May 03 11:20 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • DoCoMo to offer 3G international roaming

    In a move to widen the appeal of its new broadband mobile phone service, Japan's NTT DoCoMo plans to offer an international roaming service in over 50 countries beginning June 1.

    20 May 03 11:17 Written by John Blau
  • Oracle loses ground at Fonterra

    One of the software giants slugging it out for prime position within NZ dairy cooperative Fonterra's ERP operations appears to have lost a significant advantage after the cooperative tipped SAP financials to replace its Oracle system.

    20 May 03 09:07 Written by Stephen Bell
  • Sun sets sights on low-cost computing, offers Red Hat on servers

    Sun on Monday made a bid for the fast-growing low end of the server market, rolling out two low-cost Intel-based boxes and announcing an expanded relationship with Oracle to support Oracle products on Sparc, x86 and Linux systems.

    20 May 03 08:57 Written by Jennifer Mears
  • Opera 7 for Linux

    Niche browser maker Opera Software AGA of Norway has released a new version of its Web software aimed at improving the Internet messaging and surfing experience of Linux users.

    20 May 03 08:31 Written by John Blau
  • Public WLAN deal may ease deployment

    Colubris Networks Inc., a maker of systems for public wireless LAN hot spots, has teamed up with network equipment vendor Juniper Networks Inc. to offer hot spot systems that can be centrally managed and efficiently deployed, the companies announced Monday.

    20 May 03 08:28 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • IBM gets vertical with WebSphere

    Ratcheting up its efforts in the application integration market, IBM Corp. on Tuesday will roll out 48 industry-specific solutions that cover 11 different industries including banking, energy, utilities, and electronics.

    20 May 03 08:22 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Anda aims to ease carriers into Ethernet

    Enterprises that want Ethernet data services from their network service providers may have an ally in Anda Networks Inc., which on Monday introduced a family of network edge devices designed to help carriers set up Ethernet at a relatively low cost.

    20 May 03 08:15 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Alcatel unveils higher-capacity DSLAM

    Alcatel SA this week unveiled a DSL aggregation multiplexer that quadruples the number of users supported by its previous equipment and has better multimedia service provisioning capabilities.

    20 May 03 08:12 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Vic sets up world's first coronial database

    The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine has implemented a new thin client and server infrastructure resulting in reduced total cost of ownership in systems and management.

    20 May 03 08:07 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • IT, business execs spar in chilly climate

    The need for business managers to show an ROI on all IT investments made within their organisation compels them to work more closely with IT, but the relationship between the two is far from cosy because of politics and infighting.

    20 May 03 08:06 Written by Helen Han
  • Microsoft licenses Unix technology from SCO

    In a deal that brings together companies that Linux backers consider bogeymen, The SCO Group announced Monday it has shook hands on a licensing agreement with Microsoft Corp. over SCO's Unix operating system.

    20 May 03 08:05 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • WorldCom lands mobile phone network contract in Iraq

    WorldCom, newly branded as MCI, has won a U.S. government contract to build a GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) digital cell phone network in Iraq as part of a post-war rebuilding effort, the GSM Association confirmed Monday.

    20 May 03 08:01 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Palyh worm makes tracks in Australia

    An e-mail purporting to be from Microsoft, but in fact a hoax carrying a computer worm, is causing a few headaches for Internet users across Australia today.

    19 May 03 15:45 Written by Howard Dahdah
  • W3C readies new tech patent policy

    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is poised to unveil a formal policy for dealing with technology patents that have the potential to block the development of interoperable Web standards.

    19 May 03 14:00 Written by Carol Sliwa
  • Fizzer worm sparks concern about remote security risks

    Last week's Fizzer worm appears to have had little impact on corporate networks, according to IT managers and analysts. But the malicious code and spyware that such viruses leave behind on unprotected systems could prove to be a long-term headache for companies, they said.

    19 May 03 12:13 Written by Jaikumar Vijayan
  • BI adds up to a billion-dollar inconsistency

    Companies are wasting billions of dollars on business intelligence tools through poor deployment by limiting user access and creating silos of inconsistent data.

    19 May 03 11:26 Written by Tim Mendham
  • Cisco changes CCNP

    Cisco has announced new requirements for its Cisco Certified Network Professional certification program. Specifically, the vendor is changing four courses and exams. The updated content puts more emphasis on convergence, security, quality of service, VPNs and broadband technologies.

    19 May 03 09:21 Written by Amy Schurr
  • Penrith Panthers scores high with IT project

    Home of the Penrith Panthers, Panthers Entertainment Group is undertaking a range of IT projects, which its CIO claims is "as close to a corporate brain transplant as it gets".

    19 May 03 08:30 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Oracle, Sun plan 'low-cost computing' news

    The top executives at Oracle Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. are due at a press conference in San Francisco Monday morning to make "significant announcements" that will bring "choice and innovation to the economics of low-cost computing," according to an invitation to reporters.

    19 May 03 08:14 Written by James Niccolai
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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