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  • Fujitsu rebrands worldwide, dumps ICL, DMR names

    As part of its rebranding campaign, Fujitsu will rename its two IT services and consulting subsidiaries, DMR Consulting and U.K-based ICL, the Japanese conglomerate announced Thursday.

  • Manufacturers to give electronics recycling a try

    In an effort to minimize possible adverse effects of discarded electronic devices on the environment, a group representing more than 2,000 vendors announced Thursday it would test-run several recycling options for PC monitors, TVs, computers and computer peripherals.

  • Convergence products take center stage

    After years of talk of convergence, managing multiple services over a single network connection looks to be one of the common themes of this year's Networks Telecom show, which kicks off in Birmingham, England, next Tuesday. The show serves as a European launchpad for new networking products such as routers, switches and software applications for LANs and WANs (wide area networks), and also for telecommunication consultancy services.

  • Intel to unveil mobile Tualatin at TechXNY

    Intel on announced Friday that it will demonstrate its next-generation mobile processor at the TechXNY conference next week.

  • CA holds firm despite takeover bid

    Computer Associates (CA) on Friday responded again to shareholder Sam Wyly's announced attempt to wrest control of the company, calling his assertions "outrageous and self-serving." The company's initial response on Thursday briefly stated its commitment to shareholders; Friday's strongly worded statement made it clear that CA is ready to fight.

  • Internet appliances have not lived up to hype

    At last year's PC Expo, Internet appliances were generating buzz. Next week at the exhibit, which is now part of the Technology Exchange Week New York (TechXNY), participants are apt to be more sober-minded about the devices.

  • Bug in Word can lead to security problems

    Because of a flaw in Microsoft's Word word processor program, documents containing macros can be modified to bypass Word's security features and make possibly devastating changes to a user's computer, the company said Friday. A macro is a small script that can be used to automate tasks, such as text formatting on a document.

  • India's Silicon Valley lures foreign companies

    As Silicon Valley wrestles with a crippling energy crisis and massive layoffs, something very different is happening halfway around the world in Bangalore, Silicon Valley's equivalent in India, where each week a new, completely foreign-backed IT company sets up shop.

  • Liberty Media to buy cable operators from DT

    Cable conglomerate Liberty Media has agreed to purchase the entirety of six German regional cable operators and cable services companies from Deutsche Telekom, the phone company announced on Thursday.

  • Maxtor to cut up to 1,500 jobs in U.S., Singapore

    Maxtor on Thursday said it will lay off 1,400 to 1,500 employees at facilities in the U.S. and Singapore over the next six months.

  • Flaw in Front Page on MS IIS can lead to trouble

    A flaw in Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) versions 4 and 5 -- software used to run an estimated 6 million Web servers worldwide -- can let an attacker execute code of his choice on the server, the company said Friday. The security hole is the second found in IIS this week and at least the fourth identified since the beginning of May.

  • Dell taps Inktomi for caching software

    Dell on Monday will announce a software partnership with Inktomi that effectively turns a pair of Dell servers into caching appliances.

  • Microsoft may partner for security with Hailstorm

    Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said Thursday that Microsoft will rely on third-party security companies to build and support features in Hailstorm, the company's set of services that will be included in Windows XP and become the key building blocks for its .Net initiative.

  • Backdoors, Trojan plague Usenet, says McAfee

    A part of the Internet that existed before the Web ever did, and was once among the busiest places online, is now, despite its loss of visitors (and many would argue, loss of quality, as well), a breeding ground for some of the Internet's most vicious viruses, according to anti-virus firm McAfee, a division of Network Associates.

  • HP ships its first Athlon 4 notebook

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) has quietly launched a notebook based on Advanced Micro Devices' Athlon 4 mobile processor, following closely on the heels of Compaq, which launched a notebook based on the processor last month.

  • Commerce One refocuses on procurement

    In a move analysts are calling necessary for survival, business-to-business software vendor Commerce One on Thursday released a significant upgrade in its procurement-handling capabilities.

  • Global Crossing completes optical networking project

    A four-year optical network project by Global Crossing connecting 200 cities in 27 nations was completed when the service provider hooked up Lima, Peru, to its South American cross-connection, company officials said today. Global Crossing sells networking and telecommunications services to corporate customers and other carriers.

  • One.Tel owes Optus $70 million: Optus

    The One.Tel fallout continues with Cable & Wireless Optus disclosing it is owed around $70 million by the failed telco.

  • Clarity scores $8.5 million US deal

    Australian software developer Clarity International has signed a $8.5 million deal with US-based El Paso Global Networks Company (EPGN) for the supply of inventory and order management solutions for telecommunications and merchant trading.

  • CSC wins $220 million NT government outsourcing contract

    A Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) led consortium has secured a $200 million IT outsourcing contract with the Northern Territory state government.