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  • Digi takes bat and ball and goes home

    After months of uncertainty about its channel strategy, connectivity vendor Digi International Inc. has slinked back to the U.S., closing its Australian office and allegedly laying off its staff, Computerworld has learned.

  • Products, ideas launched at Demo show

    From the handheld heavyweights to the high-tech wannabies, this week's Demo 2001 in Phoenix will be ground zero for the introduction of consumer and corporate products, services, and solutions.

  • Identity thefts skyrocket, but less occur online

    The number of identity thefts in the US has skyrocketed during the past 15 months, but contrary to public perception, very few of those crimes are happening online, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) told a presidential advisory council this week.

  • Local IT health supplier nabs UK deals

    IBA Technologies, a local health care information systems provider, will deliver its Managed Services technology to the South Manchester University NHS Trust and the Kettering NHS Trust (north of London). The contracts -- spanning up to 11 years -- are expected to be formalised within the next two months.

  • Hotel network moves to XML, will log off ASCII

    Hotel distribution network Pegasus Solutions Inc. is nearing completion of an XML-based network designed to replace the technology that has formed the core of its business: ASCII.

  • Judges: Expect Napster ruling Monday

    The fate of Napster Inc. could be decided Monday when an appeals court in San Francisco is expected to rule on the controversial music-swapping service that has taken the world by storm.

  • Travel network unifies railway, airline data

    Amadeus Global Travel Distribution SA this week became the first to offer a computerized reservations system that lists train schedules alongside airline data, a process previously complicated by the balkanized data formats that different railways have implemented.

  • Itracs sensor leads to intelligent wiring

    A Singaporean inventor has come up with a patent-pending system that automatically discovers and monitors port connectivity in data centers and wiring closets. This ensures accurate, up-to-date network documentation without the need for network administrators to manually update moves, adds and changes.

  • P-to-P boosts Web services

    SAN MATEO (02/09/2001) - Two major emerging technology trends will converge this week when a number of startup companies move to link peer-to-peer computing architectures with evolving Web services platforms from companies such as Sun Microsystems Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

  • TransGrid has "no comment" on broadband network

    Electricity carrier TransGrid has denied it will use its power lines network to provide Internet broadband services, despite industry rumours to the contrary.

  • Suppliers rush to simplify supply-chain systems

    As the ranks of e-commerce-enabled buyers grow daily, suppliers are now finding themselves scurrying to streamline and automate their supply chains.

  • Cisco licenses Riversoft technology

    RiverSoft Inc. picked up a weighty endorsement of its fault management technology when Cisco Systems Inc. agreed to license the company's Network Management Operating System for use in upcoming CiscoWorks products.

  • Sun: Paving the road to Web services

    Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Web services strategy, Sun ONE, is designed to compete with Microsoft Corp.'s .Net initiative. But it should pave the way for the development of smart Web services that would run on a variety of computing platforms, from PCs to handheld pagers and cellular phones and even communication systems built into cars, according to Scott McNealy, Sun's chairman and CEO.

  • IM group working on interoperability

    In the absence of a standard protocol for instant messaging (IM), a coalition of service providers this week said it's in the final stages of testing interoperability specifications that would allow users of the various IM services to chat with one another.

  • Microsoft to aim at media generation with Windows XP

    Stability coupled with a flashy user interface will be the main selling points when Microsoft Corp. holds a lavish event Tuesday for the official launch of its new Windows XP operating system.

  • Book 'Em, Danno

    Australian book e-tailers are still confident of success, despite the recent travails of giants Amazon and

  • Krone to build out Telstra network

    Telecommunications connectivity product supplier Krone Australia has won a $20 million deal with Telstra, under which Krone will implement the national carrier's Customer Connector Access Network.

  • Lucent ready with all-silicon chip for wireless

    LONDON (02/08/2001) - Lucent Technologies Inc. has created what it calls the first all-silicon chip designed specially for the receivers in base stations that collect radio signals from wireless devices, the company announced Wednesday.

  • Continued US ban on new Internet taxes is favored

    United States industry trade groups on Friday came out in favor of new Internet tax bills aimed at banning for another five years any new taxes on online access.

  • AgentGO releases eight wired enterprise apps for J2ME

    Eight new wireless enterprise applications from AgentGo Inc. are available for the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME). AgentGo's J2ME applications run on Motorola Inc. iDEN 3000 telephones, Research In Motion Ltd. pagers, and Palm Inc. OS products.

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs


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