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  • ASP Group Lays Ground Rules

    Hoping to make the application service provider model a better bet for customers, the ASP Industry Consortium last week announced what it said were major breakthroughs on security guidelines and dispute resolution.

  • EBay Extends its Reach

    EBay Inc. on Monday released an API allowing other Web site operators to include EBay auctions on their sites. Announced in conjunction with a new developer program, the API is an effort by San Jose, California-based EBay to extend itself beyond its own site, and cement its position as the leading auction company on the Web.

  • Move To 'Bricks & Clicks' Gains Players

    Following the move of retailer David Jones and the like, WC Penfold has joined the Internet revolution and become a 'bricks and clicks' trader.

  • IBM launches trio of Pentium 4-based desktops

    IBM will announce this week its first three desktop PCs featuring Intel's new Pentium 4 processor -- a high-end consumer-oriented PC and two desktop machines aimed at businesses.

  • Web Site Supports IT Students

    To help prepare IT students for working in the industry, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has launched a Web site to promote links between aspiring professionals and those already in the workforce.

  • Entrust Gears up for Regional Expansion

    As part of a major assault on the Australian and New Zealand market, Entrust Technologies has formed a distribution partnership with Key Trust to provide e-business solutions.

  • Japan Looking Hard at NTT

    Japan's Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications emphasized Friday its desire to re-evaluate the holding company structure of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) , the nation's dominant telecommunications company.

  • Baltimore Wins Accreditation

    Baltimore Technologies is Australia's first PKI provider to receive full accreditation under the federal government's Gatekeeper strategy.

  • Coles Myer appoints COO

    Coles Myer has appointed Warren Flick as its new chief operating officer for its Apparel and Home and for Myer Grace Bros.

  • Praxa denies layoff rumours

    IT service provider Praxa have confirmed reports the company is going through another major restructure at present, but refused to confirm rumours the restructure involves the retrenchment of staff.

  • Company Enables Multilingual Net Translations

    Transparent Language Inc. has announced Enterprise Translation Server 4.0, which now provides automated real-time cross-language translation in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian in addition to its earlier support of English, Spanish, French, German and Norwegian. Version 4.0, which costs US$25,000, works with Microsoft Windows 2000, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and FrontPage, in addition to its earlier integration with Microsoft Exchange/Outlook, Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino applications.

  • PeopleSoft appoints Oz ASP for Asia-Pacific

    Peoplesoft has appointed Tripoint Online as its exclusive ASP partner to deliver the vendor's new direct channel ASP solution, servicing the Asia-Pacific region from a Sydney data centre.

  • XML Creator Maps Out Search Scheme for Net

    XML co-inventor Tim Bray launched a public showcase Web site last week for his new company, Antarcti.ca, offering a service called Visual Net that visually plots content on the Web and in private networks.

  • IBM's Red Hot Opportunity Speeds up Web Sites

    IBM Corp. Global Services is partnering with SolidSpeed Networks to enable Web hosters to offer SolidSpeed's CDN (content delivery network) services to speed up Web sites of small and midsize business clientele.

  • Corel Previews WordPerfect Suite

    SAN MATEO (11/20/2000) - Corel Corp. officials showed off a preview version of the company's planned WordPerfect Office 2002 application suite at the Comdex show last week. They boasted that the upgrade is speedier than the current version and that it will offer quick access to the Pocket Oxford Dictionary. The new version, expected to be delivered during the first half of 2001, includes the WordPerfect 10 word processor; Quatro Pro 10 spreadsheet; Corel Presentation 10; and CorelCentral 10, a personal information manager. These four applications are more tightly integrated than in previous versions, according to company officials. The 2002 version's increased speed and performance is expected to help users increase productivity. Improved compatibility in the package is intended to better enable collaboration..

  • Linux Code Released for Panther Software

    Enterprise software maker JYACC Inc. in New York has released the source code for its Panther Open Source Software for Linux (POSSL) technology, which is widely known as a development environment for IBM Corp.'s WebSphere Application Server. JYACC also announced the creation of an open-source online community for developers to collaborate on the continued evolution of the software. The community for POSSL is at www.possl.org..

  • 3Com Buys its Way into Gigabit Ethernet NIC Market

    The purchase of Alteon WebSystems Inc.'s Gigabit Ethernet adapter business last week by 3Com Corp. will instantly make the latter a player in the Gigabit network interface card market.

  • ACNielsen acquires www.consult

    Ratings company ACNielsen has acquired research company www.consult for an undisclosed sum.

  • Group to Define XML Security Standard

    A group of companies, including VeriSign Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc., Netegrity Inc., Commerce One Inc. and Bowstreet, have announced a partnership to define an XML-based standard for sharing information about security in business-to-business and business-to-company transactions.

  • Oracle Repackages Queries, Data Mining Inside 9i

    Oracle Corp. this week will bolster its upcoming 9i database with the announcement that it will meld three once-separate server programs for data warehouse and business intelligence applications into a strategic data storehouse.

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs

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