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  • Novell boosts storage and management offerings

    Novell Inc. bolstered its directory-enabled applications last week with a slew of new products and features designed to make it easier for net managers to solve file and print, remote access and management problems on their NetWare, Windows NT/2000, Solaris and Linux networks.

  • CA finds mobile mgmt. partners

    Computer Associates International Inc. last week announced several partnerships with mobile industry pioneers that the company says will give customers options to manage their wired networks and new wireless devices with the same tools.

  • Coast-to-coast broadband link funded

    Australian telecommunications carrier Amcom Telecommunications has confirmed funding enabling the completion of its $145 million trans-Australian broadband link.

  • IBM announces new OS for Z/900 Series

    Three months after IBM Corp. shipped its eServer Z900 Series, the company on Monday announced the availability of its new 64-bit OS for the mainframe machines.

  • Alliance wraps up Mt. Rainier spec for easy CD-writing

    Four industry leaders have finished their work on the Mount Rainier specification, a project to make writing, deleting and rewriting data to a CD as simple as accessing a floppy disk.

  • DoCoMo unveils 3G handset prototypes

    NTT DoCoMo Inc. used the CeBIT trade show this week to give the world a glimpse at what the first handsets for 3G (third generation) mobile services are likely to look like.

  • Via announces successor to Cyrix III processor

    Via Technologies Inc. officially launched its new low-power C3 processor Sunday, at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover. The device will be priced at US$54 per unit in quantities of 1,000, the company said in a statement Sunday.

  • In flat panels, big is the word at CeBIT

    Flat screens were more in evidence than ever before at this year's CeBIT trade show, whether as display boards on exhibitors' stands, on the notebook computers of the hundreds of reporters who crowded the fair's press center every day, or the route-indicator screens on the trams that took people to the fairground.

  • Dell unveils new and rebranded servers

    Dell Computer Corp. has announced that it will begin phasing out its PowerEdge 2400 and PowerEdge 2450 servers so it can bring in a new generation of machines to address workgroup and corporate data-center environments.

  • Reports: China pushes broadcasters to digital

    China's broadcasting industry this year will forge ahead toward offering interactive multimedia services, with announcements last week of a national broadcasting conglomerate and of upcoming digital TV trials, according to the official People's Daily newspaper.

  • App server vendors shout the standards message

    Vendors vying for firm footing in the growing application server market used the CeBIT trade show to promote the latest versions of their software, including products newly certified as compatible with Java2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), and to highlight alliances that are designed to increase the development activity on application server platforms.

  • Australian Net economy goes under the microscope

    A landmark study is to be completed this year that will look at the impact of the Internet economy in Australia. The study, which is to be conducted by Allen Consulting Group in conjunction with Monash University, has attracted the sponsorship of networking giant Cisco Systems Inc.

  • iSpy: corporate espionage a growth industry

    Corporate espionage will be the single biggest IT security threat to Australian enterprise by 2005, according to a new IDC report.

  • Microsoft extols Windows XP's new look

    Microsoft thinks its next operating system, Windows XP, is such a significant upgrade that the company wants to make it look and feel different.

  • Report: AT&T, BT in talks on merging units

    Telecommunications giants AT&T Corp. and British Telecommunications PLC (BT) are in talks about possibly merging the two companies' business-services units, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

  • Disaster chiefs set up data sharing network

    More than 200 international and Australian disaster management experts met in Canberra last week to develop a data sharing network to respond to natural disasters around the globe. Under the Global Disaster Information Network (GDIN) plan, individual countries and organisations can call on each other for the right technology help.

  • New Unisys arm picks up Westpac's cheque outsourcing

    Unisys Payment Services (UPSL) -- the recently formed Australian subsidiary of Unisys -- has won a seven-year outsourcing contract to provide one-day cheque processing services to Westpac, and specifically to use its latest imaging technology to scan and store cheque vouchers electronically

  • EU rates Australia's privacy laws 'inadequate' for trade

    Australia's privacy laws have failed the European Commission's adequacy test for trade. The EU working party examining the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Bill 2000, which comes into effect later this year, has identified "some areas that need to be addressed before a full adequacy rating can be considered."

  • Business briefs: Iocom, Amcom, Sirius, and Century Software grab headlines while a pharmaceutical giant floats a telco

    Iocom, Amcom, Sirius, and Century Software grab headlines while a pharmaceutical giant floats a telco

  • Schwab slashes headcount

    Citing overcapacity for processing online trading orders in light of the recent stock market sell-off, Charles Schwab in the US has announced plans for major job cuts amounting to 11 per cent to 13 per cent of its workforce.