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  • Netgear customers get switched-on

    Netgear Australia's first shipment of managed switches has sold out in a frenzy just one month after the product was released to market. Peter Newton, Netgear's product line manager based in the US, said the success of the product has exceeded any expectations, particularly in Asia-Pacific and Europe.

    31 May 02 13:30 Written by Agnes King
  • Cisco enhancing IOS, not starting anew

    With all the discussion and announcements recently about resilient routing for service provider networks, accusing fingers have been pointed at Cisco Systems inc. for its 15-year legacy - some say baggage - of IOS software.

    31 May 02 11:00 Written by Jim Duffy
  • SAP looks to invigorate US sales

    A new face as well as a new application strategy are on tap for 8,500 attendees expected at SAP AG's North American user conference, which begins Wednesday.

    31 May 02 10:02 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Ernst & Young and Andersen officially merge

    Two of Australia's largest accounting firms officially merged on Monday (May 27), creating the nation's second largest professional services firm next to Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

    31 May 02 09:44 Written by Helen Han and AAP
  • Data#3 appoints Caflisch

    Australian IT solutions company, Data#3 Limited has appointed Ken Caflisch to the role of NSW state manager technology solutions.

    31 May 02 09:42 Written by Staff Writers
  • Sage wants Microsoft's Navision buy investigated

    Software maker The Sage Group PLC is trying to persuade European competition authorities to investigate the proposed US$1.3 billion takeover of rival Navision A/S by Microsoft Corp. Danish authorities already have begun an inquiry regarding competition issues at the behest of Sage.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Joris Evers
  • Liberty Alliance adds to ranks

    The Liberty Alliance Project this week added five new members, kicking up momentum behind the organization as it prepares to release its first technology specification this summer.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Singapore hosts China's first overseas high-tech center

    Chinese high-tech companies will be better able to internationalize their products and market them globally, through an incubation center to be opened later this year in Singapore, agencies from the two governments said Wednesday.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by David Legard
  • EU law on data retention sparks condemnation

    Bowing to a hawkish mood that has gripped European policy makers since September 11, the European Parliament Thursday voted in a new European Union data protection law that civil liberty campaigners and industry representatives condemn.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Paul Meller
  • Study: LCD shipments to pick up

    The market for liquid crystal display flat panel display (LCD FPD) screens will rebound sooner than had been expected due to proactive changes in the industry, according to market analyst DisplaySearch.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Brokerages resist NYSE call for electronic order capture

    A proposed rule change by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) requiring the electronic capture of all stock orders before they leave the trading desk has Wall Street concerned that it will cost millions of dollars to implement and place too great an onus on the IT departments of brokerages that still record large stock orders on paper.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Juniper gets DSL, Siemens channel from Unisphere buy

    Juniper Networks Inc.'s acquisition of Unisphere Networks Inc. enables Juniper to regain the No. 2 spot in edge routers and tap the global distribution reach and customer base of Unisphere parent Siemens AG.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Jim Duffy
  • UnitedLinux is born

    A single Linux operating environment unifying the technology of Linux distributors Caldera International Inc., SuSE Linux AG, TurboLinux Inc., and Connectiva will arrive later this year, according to representatives for each company.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Dan Neel
  • Startup links Instant Messaging to apps

    Vayusphere on Wednesday introduced a software platform that combines IM (Instant Messaging) with an application integration gateway to connect workers with back-end applications. The two-year-old startup is backed by Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of Netscape Communications.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • MS, SEC in accounting probe settlement talks

    Microsoft Corp. is in settlement talks with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to resolve long-standing questions over the software giant's financial reporting, reports say. An article in the online edition of The Wall Street Journal published Thursday said that the settlement, which could still take weeks to resolve, would most likely end in Microsoft agreeing to abide by SEC guidelines, rather than facing a fine.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • MatrixOne adds to SRM suite

    In a move that leverages its product collaboration roots, MatrixOne Inc. on Thursday unveiled a new SRM (supplier relationship management) suite designed to help customers lower procurement costs while boosting profit margins.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Heather Harreld
  • EU official calls US financial privacy rules inadequate

    Efforts by financial services firms to get European authorities to recognize U.S. financial privacy rules as being on par with Europe's privacy protections have come up short.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • RSA updates Keon with Exchange, Outlook features

    Looking to ease the use of its Keon digital certificate product with e-mail applications such as Microsoft Corp.'s Exchange and Outlook, RSA Security Inc. Wednesday announced a new version of Keon Certificate Authority.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Sam Costello
  • Nortel Networks to cut 3500 jobs

    Telecomms giant Nortel Networks will cut as many as 3500 jobs from its optical long-haul business and may sell off its optical components business.

    30 May 02 15:34 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
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