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  • Vendor Group Developing Standard for B2B

    A group of vendors including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Oracle and Sun Microsystems said that it's working to develop a proposed XML-based standard for use by companies in coordinating and processing multiparty transactions via the Web.

  • Red-M sinks Bluetooth into enterprise

    With the hype surrounding Bluetooth wireless connectivity gaining momentum, Madge Networks' subsidiary Red-M has tuned into the enterprise space for its Bluetooth expansion.

  • Compaq's rebranding exercise

    "It's a completely new Compaq". So says Paul Brandling, the eight-year Q veteran annointed to replace the controversial, elusive, long-serving and now gone Ian Penman as the managing director of Compaq Australia.

  • Datec opens Australian operations

    A new player has entered the distribution market place with UK-based company Datec Electronics opening its Asia-Pacific offices in Sydney.

  • C&WO Signs With Objective for ASP-based KM

    Knowledge-management (KM) software start-up Objective has landed a modest deal with Cable & Wireless Optus (C&WO), which for the first time sees the carrier outsource an enterprise KM platform through Objective's ASP KM service.

  • Diamonds are a Site's Best Friend

    BHP has launched an online diamond retailing site, which went live last week. It is the first time, with Aurias' special, ‘straight from the mine to you' offers, that BHP has engaged directly with retail diamond customers.

  • Sun Says Java Moving Towards Full Open Source

    Sun Microsystems is moving toward making its Java technology fully open source, a company executive said Tuesday, addressing an audience of programmers here at the ApacheCon Europe 2000.

  • AT&T Details Plan to Split into Four Companies

    US telecommunications giant AT&T has announced plans to split itself into four separate companies, with a new AT&T business unit focused on enterprise communications and networking for large corporate users remaining at the core of its balkanized operations.

  • Australia lagging in broadband adoption

    Under current government policy, only three per cent of Australian businesses and two per cent of consumers will adopt broadband technologies by 2003, figures which have damning implications for our national credence in the Internet economy.

  • AOL, Microsoft Revive Browser Wars

    Watch out: Tech goliaths America Online(AOL) and Microsoft are gearing up for another rumble. On the same day that AOL 6 debuts, Microsoft is releasing an update to its competing MSN Explorer. AOL is launching its revamped client interface at the Internet World Fall 2000 trade show, which opens here on Wednesday. Its 25 million subscribers will get new features such as "AOL by Phone," which allows telephone access to e-mail and calendars. Also new is a Media Player, so AOL's growing number of broadband customers will be able to access more multimedia content.

  • Compaq beats Q3 earnings, revenue forecasts

    Compaq Computer beat financial analysts' forecasts for the third quarter, but offered a mixed outlook for the remainder of the year due to concerns about currency in Europe.

  • CA Announces New Subscription-Based Business Model

    Computer Associates International (CA) announced Wednesday that it is changing its business model so that clients have the option to subscribe or license the company's business software.

  • CA's quarterly results beat forecast

    Computer Associates (CA) Tuesday announced a second-quarter profit of $US138 million, or 54 cents per diluted share, excluding acquisition amortisation.

  • Otellini: Intel, Vignette, Team on E-Solutions

    Intel has teamed with Vignette to optimise the software company's V/5 software suite for Pentium, Xeon, and Itanium-based servers, said Paul Otellini, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the chip giant's Architecture Group, at a keynote speech here Wednesday.

  • BEA Launches Double Hit of 'Personalised' App. Servers

    BEA Systems has launched what it claims are the its most customer-facing application servers, designed to snap together e-commerce applications for stronger customer interaction and analysis.

  • Powerlan adds a tier to Whitepine's products

    IT services and solutions company Powerlan has appointed distributor Conexus to wholesale its ASP and enterprise Web-to-host solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Enough to make you jump

    "Jump now or forever hold your peace" was the sentiment going through the minds of some of Compaq's big cheeses recently when outgoing managing director Ian Penman told his crew who was to be his successor.

  • PC sales flatline: Inform

    PC sales have hit their lowest levels this year, according to August figures by market analyst Inform.

  • Hey vendors, where's the Paralympics tickets?

    Tabloid has noted that the free-wheeling bandwagon of complimentary tickets to Olympic events didn't extend to the Paralympics.

  • Observers expect ASP shakeout

    Following historical patterns in the adoption of new technology, the ASP market will undergo a painful shakeout in the next year, industry observers said at the ASPWorld Conference & Expo held in San Jose, California recently.