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  • Symantec opens up with management suite

    Symantec Corp. unveiled its new security strategy Tuesday to attendees here at Symantec's Vision 360 conference.

    03 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Victoria Berry
  • IBM shrinks the NetVista desktop

    IBM Corp.'s new NetVista S42 is designed to be put into tight places, without forcing the user to sacrifice performance for size, IBM said Wednesday in a release.

    03 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Tom Krazit
  • NAI adds management tools to Sniffer line

    Network Associates Inc. on Tuesday plans to announce two new products to ease management of its distributed Sniffer network probes and expand the reporting based on data collected by the boxes, the company said.

    03 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Joris Evers
  • Fujitsu shows new servers, faster chips

    Fujitsu Technology Solutions Inc. (FTS) Wednesday said that it will revamp the midrange of its Unix server line this year and bring on faster processors for all of its systems by 2003.

    03 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Marconi multiservice switch supports OC-192 ATM

    Marconi Corp. PLC this week rolled out a 10G bit/sec ATM card for its BXR 48000 multiservice switch router, enabling users to prolong the life of their current ATM core networks before transitioning to IP/Multi-protocol Label Switching networks.

    03 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Tim Greene
  • Nordic bank offers e-payment using IBM, Microsoft

    Stockholm financial services group Nordea AB has entered into agreements with IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp. to offer straightforward Internet-based payment systems for e-commerce sites, it said Tuesday.

    03 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Gillian Law
  • SAS adds interface for better BI

    SAS Institute Inc. is set to unveil a new Windows client application next week with an interface designed to allow companies to rapidly deploy analytics across the enterprise using existing platforms and data sources.

    03 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Heather Harreld
  • RSA debuts XML signatures security for Web

    RSA Security Inc. has begun shipping its software development kit (SDK), RSA BSAFE SecurXML-C, allowing developers to add digital signatures using XML (Extensible Markup Language) technology to Web services, the Bedford, Massachusetts, company announced Tuesday.

    03 Oct. 02 07:56 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Ericsson closes local R&D labs

    Ericsson today announced it is closing its Australian-based R&D lab as part of global cost-cutting measures that will impact 450 staff in Melbourne and Sydney.

    02 Oct. 02 13:02 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Manufacturing's sunshine gives vendors a glow

    Faint signs of an IT spending lift are emerging from the Australian manufacturing sector. Powered along by robust domestic consumer spending and a near-maniacal housing market, some manufacturing companies appear to be in a situation which sees them with some cash to reinvest in their businesses and aged or nearly redundant ERP and supply chain management systems.

    02 Oct. 02 10:20 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Visa list cuts reflect IT jobs slump

    The continuing ICT labour market slump has led to a 26 per cent decline in the number of temporary business visas granted to IT workers this year.

    02 Oct. 02 09:52 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Members misled over Microsoft mix up

    A bewildered Microsoft was at the centre of a political slanging match in Federal Parliament last week after the Opposition accused the Government of forking out $20,000 of taxpayers' money to send local executives from the software company to attend a conference in the US.

    02 Oct. 02 09:37 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • New collaboration features in IBM's Lotus product

    Aimed at providing business users with more ways of communicating over the Internet wherever they are, IBM Corp. today unveiled expanded features in its latest versions of Lotus Notes and other collaboration applications.

    02 Oct. 02 08:15 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Oracle, EMC open service center

    Oracle Corp. and EMC Corp. announced on Monday the opening of a service center that will provide support and quicker problem resolution for the companies' shared customers, according to the firms.

    02 Oct. 02 08:15 Written by IDG News Service staff
  • IBM introduces Tivoli Storage Resource Manager

    Taking advantage of its recent acquisition of TrelliSoft Corp., IBM Corp. next week plans to introduce its first storage resource management software to offer advanced features such as 300 preset reports, chargeback and load balancing -- all based on open standards.

    02 Oct. 02 08:15 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Livermore touts HP Web services plans

    Hewlett-Packard Services (HPS), the services division of Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), aims to use partnerships with Microsoft Corp. and BEA Systems Inc., plus the company's own OpenView software, to lead the growth of Web services applications, HPS Executive Vice President Ann Livermore said Monday.

    02 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Gillian Law
  • CA gives recipe for extended enterprise

    In a keynote address at Internet World Fall 2002 here on Tuesday, Computer Associates International Inc.'s CTO Yogesh Gupta described what he considers to be the critical factors for a successful extended enterprise.

    02 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Tom Sullivan
  • Mitsubishi unveils IP mobile phone prototype

    Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has taken the wraps off a prototype mobile telephone that is able to place calls via wireless LAN networks in addition to conventional mobile telephone networks. The company unveiled the device at the Ceatec 2002 exhibition, which opened Tuesday just outside of Tokyo.

    02 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Martyn Williams
  • BMC extends data management

    Kicking off its two-day Software Forum event in Boston on Tuesday, BMC Software Inc. unveiled "Project Golden Gate," its new Web-based console management blueprint targeted at lowering the cost of managing data across an enterprise.

    02 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • Panelists consider the 'business case' for open-source

    Two years ago Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. executive Robert Lefkowitz became intrigued with Linux and decided to install the open-source operating system on his PC at work. The company's higher powers took exception to that, and, invoking Merrill Lynch's policy against unauthorized software installations, confiscated the computer. It took Lefkowitz six weeks of explaining to reclaim his PC. He left Merrill Lynch soon after.

    02 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Stacy Cowley
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