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  • Loudcloud makes MSP bid for enterprise-class customers

    Looking to increase its appeal to enterprise-class users, Internet infrastructure provider Loudcloud Inc. last week announced an upgrade to its flagship Opsware technology and introduced a multiarchitecture data-exchange service called Smart Cloud.

  • Unisys offers ClearPath for Intel/MS-savvy mainframes

    Trying to broaden the strategic appeal of its high-end server line, Unisys Corp. this week will deliver the next generation of its ClearPath mainframes that can support a mix of its own proprietary chip technology and that of Intel.

  • Big jump in offensive Internet content

    Complaints to the Australian Broadcasting Authority about offensive Internet content jumped 44 per cent in the second half of last year.

  • VA Linux releases second storage system

    VA Linux Systems Inc. launched its second foray into the storage arena last week with a more scalable NAS (network-attached storage) system for online data archiving that supports midrange applications.

  • B-to-B players tighten up

    his week at Commerce One Inc.'s e-Link user conference in New Orleans the business-to-business software vendor will trot out its partner SAP AG to announce further extensions to its co-developed MarketSet procurement application. Ostensibly the joint announcement will remind the Global 1000 that Commerce One, which suffered growing net losses last quarter, has friends with real-world business experience.

  • Class-action suit filed against cell-phone makers

    Cell-phone makers already fighting personal injury lawsuits filed by a neurologist claiming his mobile phone caused his brain cancer now will face a Baltimore attorney who achieved legal fame with victories over asbestos manufacturers and tobacco companies.

  • Exchange certified for high-end Windows 2000 system

    IT executives trying to evaluate the performance possibilities of Microsoft Corp.'s high-end Windows 2000 DataCenter offering, now have another marquee enterprise application to run on the platform.

  • CERT/CC to sell security alerts

    The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC), a government-funded Internet security group, said last week that it would begin offering private-sector companies the advance notice security alerts that it had previously only shared with the government.

  • Commerce One, Microsoft to link global marketplaces

    Business-to-business software vendor Commerce One Inc. plans to announce a partnership next week with Microsoft Corp. that includes joint development of Commerce One's online exchange software and a US$25 million loan from the Redmond, Washington-based software giant.

  • IBM readies Unix midrange servers

    IBM Corp. plans to launch two beefed-up midrange Unix-based servers this week containing its copper-chip and Silicon-On-Insulator technologies.

  • BT tight-lipped on Concert sale speculation

    British Telecommunications PLC (BT) is refusing to confirm renewed reports that it will sell its half of the corporate telecommunications carrier Concert Communications Co. to joint venture partner AT&T Corp.

  • Telstra sale abandoned, Senator says

    National Party Senate Leader Ron Boswell said today he suspected plans for the full sale of Telstra had been abandoned.

  • U.S. Government uses P2P to share data

    Dozens of U.S. government agencies have banded together to use a form of peer-to-peer (P-to-P) technology to provide up-to-date statistics and other government information to the public from a central location on the Web.

  • Sybase says many customers testing, not buying

    Software and business systems provider Sybase Inc. announced financial results Thursday for the first quarter of the current fiscal year -- a period highlighted by falling licensing revenues as companies, willing to test the company's products, were hesitant to sign orders.

  • Microsoft beats Wall Street estimates

    Software giant Microsoft Corp. released earnings Thursday for the fiscal third quarter, beating Wall Street estimates by US$0.02. The company reported earnings of US$0.44 per share on revenue of $6.46 billion for the third quarter ended March 31.

  • Privacy advocates say amended spam bill lacks teeth

    When Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) introduced legislation in February that would prevent or greatly reduce unsolicited commercial e-mail, commonly known as spam, privacy advocates cheered and gave their support.

  • Compaq offers Linux SDK for AlphaServer systems

    Linux proponents working with high-end corporate systems got a piece of good news Thursday when Compaq Computer Corp. announced that it is now offering Linux developers an Advanced Developer's Kit (ADK) that can be used with AlphaServer GS Series systems.

  • Avaya nabs $60m News Corp global networking deal

    Avaya Communications has won a two-year, $60 million global networking solutions agreement with News Corporation.

  • Intershop looks homeward to Europe

    For Intershop Communications AG, there's no place like home. The electronic commerce software maker is renewing its concentration on the European market, after plans to take the U.S. by storm have failed to come to fruition.

  • Encryption aims to hush e-mail hackers

    In a partnership agreement with Hush Communications, local IT security firm NetSmart will now distribute the Irish-based company's HushMail Private Label encryption product.