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  • Genders differ on IT's glass ceiling

    Men and women disagree on the presence of a glass ceiling in the IT industry, a new survey has found.

  • Xtra considering joining Hitwise profiling scheme

    New Zealand's largest ISP, Xtra, is considering subscribing to Hitwise, the service that tracks online traffic using ISP logs.

  • NZ demands better relationship with ICANN

    New Zealand is one of the countries demanding more representation and a new relationship with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organisation that runs the internet's basic technical issues - including the system for managing and allocating domain names.

  • Bandwidth call falls on deaf ears

    The bandwidth-poor have told telcos they want better access to the internet. But according to Ernie Newman, head of the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ), the carriers weren't listening.

  • IBM tops local server market

    IBM's share in the Australian market for Intel base servers priced at less than $US25,000 has reached an all-time high despite a slowing market.

  • Bank gains time with reporting solution

    Investment bank Colonial First State (CFS) has bolstered its fund management operations by adopting a straight-through processing (STP) solution which generates cash and stock reports four hours earlier than previously possible.

  • VoIP reaps rewards for remote mining company

    Billiton's Queensland operation QNI expects to save more than $100,000 a year following the implementation of a voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system between Brisbane and regional office Yabulu.

  • Vic schools to join in teaching revamp program

    IBM and the Victorian Department of Education, Employment and Training (DEET) have signed a partnership deal aimed at enhancing skills and disseminating the state's best teaching practices to improve student achievement.

  • Lucent offers early retirement to 10,000

    Financially strapped telecommunications equipment vendor Lucent Technologies Inc. last week offered early retirement packages to more than 10,000 U.S.-based employees in order to speed up its restructuring efforts.

  • NetZero, Juno plan merger to form ISP giant

    Free ISPs (Internet service providers) NetZero Inc. and Juno Online Services Inc. announced plans Thursday to merge, creating what they said would be the U.S.'s second-largest ISP after America Online.

  • Faster Java MPU for 3G phones developed by Omron

    Omron Corp., a Japanese electronic components maker, has developed a microprocessor for cell phones that can directly process Java software ten times faster than conventional products, the company said Tuesday.

  • Microsoft security fix blocks access to e-mail

    Some administrators of Microsoft's Exchange 2000 Server e-mail systems who installed a security patch posted by the software maker on Wednesday found themselves left with a malfunctioning e-mail gateway.

  • 3Com sharpens business focus

    Following its decision last week to discontinue its line of consumer cable and DSL modems and intensify its focus on the business market, 3Com has unveiled three new routers and a network management suite aimed at the small- and mid-size business segment.

  • IBM claims chip breakthrough

    In what is becoming nearly an annual event, IBM Corp. Research on Friday announced another advance in chip technology that is claimed to improve the performance of processors by up to 35 percent.

  • HP taps CollabNet for development project

    Hewlett-Packard is supplying more arms to the open source development community, announcing on Monday that it has built an internal developers network based on an open source software platform from CollabNet Inc., a software and consulting company launched by Apache software co-creator Brian Behlendorf.

  • McAfee broadens management console

    The latest version of the McAfee antivirus software management console lets systems administrators not only manage more of its VirusScan users, but a competing product, Symantec Corp.'s desktop antivirus software, too.

  • Embedded chip show reveals what lies beneath

    An event billed as "the embedded processor industry's most important week of the year" might not make for a gripping vacation, but it should provide an early glimpse at the chips that will run tomorrow's handheld computers, cellular phones, automobiles and other electronic equipment.

  • Oracle to escalate database war with 9i release

    Oracle Corp. this week will unveil a new version of its flagship database software that company executives claim will give Oracle a technical edge over its rivals and make it the only vendor with a major product upgrade at one of the most contentious times the database market has seen in years.

  • Malaysian PM calls for Islamic tech cooperation

    Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has urged Muslim countries worldwide to cooperate on technological advances which will help shield their citizens from the negative aspects of globalization and free information flow.

  • HP, SK Telecom form wireless venture fund

    Hewlett-Packard and SK Telecom, South Korea's largest cellular operator, signed an agreement Monday to cooperate on cell phone research and development and create a wireless venture fund.