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  • Novell extends ZENworks mgmt. to handhelds

    Novell Inc. Thursday announced that it is purchasing mobile management software vendor Callisto Software Inc. in an effort to add support for handheld devices to its ZENworks line of desktop and server management software.

  • Nortel, Optimus complete 3GPP voice calls

    Nortel Networks Corp. and Optimus, a subsidiary of SonaeCom and France Telecom SA, say they have completed live voice calls using the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System Third Generation Partnership Project wireless standard.

  • Oracle announces portlets at OAUG conference

    With fences mended between Oracle Corp. and the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), Cliff Godwin, senior vice president for applications technology at Oracle, was the unscheduled but much welcomed speaker during the morning session of the OAUG 2001 Fall Conference.

  • Internet research centre launched in Sydney

    A $120 million technology research centre was launched today to investigate ways to make the Internet smarter and more user-friendly.

  • Badtrans makes good for MessageLabs

    Badtrans virus will probably tack another point or two on MessageLab's already-impressive growth rate.

  • Exodus closes data centers, plans next step

    Exodus Communications Inc. is closing some of its 44 data centers as it continues to trim costs and prepares to present its plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to its board of directors next week.

  • SuSE shifts executives, business structure

    In the latest in a series of executive changes at SuSE Linux AG, the German Linux software maker named a new chief executive officer (CEO) Wednesday and unveiled a new business structure.

  • Palm cuts 250 jobs, touts financial outlook

    Palm on Wednesday simultaneously offered a fiscal second-quarter financial outlook that is rosier than had previously been expected and announced that it is slashing 250 jobs and contractors.

  • 3G services will arrive in LatAm in late 2003 at best

    Latin America's first 3G (third generation) networks will be deployed in late 2003 in the most advanced markets while smaller markets may have to wait until 2005, according to a Yankee Group Inc. analyst.

  • SQL flaw uncovered: servers sniffed out by worm

    Servers housing Microsoft SQL are being actively manipulated by a new worm to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks against IRC servers and various other sites according to a posting on the Web site.

  • Chip circuits shrinking faster than expected

    The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the 2001 edition of its International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) on Wednesday, calling for a more aggressive push to smaller circuit sizes than previously planned.

  • Intel running short of Pentium 4 chips

    Intel is having trouble keeping up with demand for its Pentium 4 processor, leaving some customers and retailers short of the chips in the run up to the end-of-year holiday sales season.

  • Ascential Software buys Torrent for $46 million

    Data warehousing vendor Ascential Software has acquired Torrent Systems to add increased scalability to its products.

  • Xerox, EDS sign outsourcing, joint marketing agreements

    Three years before its current contract is to expire, Xerox Corp. announced that it is extending its outsourcing contract with Electronic Data Systems Corp. another five years, until 2009. The value of the extension is US$1.5 billion.

  • World Wrestling Federation goes for CRM body slam

    Facing sliding revenue and a major restructuring, World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc. (WWFE) has rolled out software that it hopes will unite its various customer relationship management (CRM) efforts and let it recapture lost revenue.

  • IBM cuts 1,000 chip-making jobs

    IBM is cutting 1,000 chip-making jobs in the U.S. because of a slowdown in the demand for semiconductors, the company said today.

  • Microsoft private case settlement stirs controversy

    A Baltimore hearing called Tuesday to examine and resolve questions about a proposed settlement between Microsoft and attorneys representing plaintiffs in a myriad of private lawsuits has instead highlighted protests against the deal and heated up controversy.

  • Loncasty joins Peregrine as MD

    Peregrine Systems has appointed Dr Lee Loncasty as managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

  • Top Layer offers stand-alone products

    Top Layer Networks is now offering components of its AppSwitch/AppSafe products as stand-alone products.

  • Keep morale high to retain talented staff

    With the IT industry undergoing serious staff cuts as a result of the economic downturn, companies can use morale-boosting approaches to enhance staff loyalty.

  • Key to omnichannel CX is customisation

    In order to achieve success with omnichannel customer experience strategy, companies need to utilise user personas, while maintaining excellence across all channels, according to customer transformation service expert, Brad Starr.

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