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  • NEC, NTT team on quantum computing research

    NEC Corp. and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) have agreed to work together on the development of quantum computing technology, a spokesman for NEC said Tuesday.

  • Telephony vendors weigh in at VoiceCon 2000 show

    Telephony hardware provider Avaya Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a new VOIP (voice over IP) networking tool that lets enterprises gauge the potential impact of new voice applications on existing data networks.

  • Sun names executive VP of worldwide operations

    Sun Microsystems Inc. has promoted Marissa Peterson to the newly created rank of executive vice president of worldwide operations, the company announced Tuesday. In her new role, she will report directly to Sun President and Chief Operating Officer Ed Zander and will join the vendor's executive management group.

  • Oracle adds CRM to free online tools

    Oracle Corp. launched a new, free, online customer care service,, at its inaugural AppsWorld conference in Paris Monday.

  • Webcasts to go interactive

    Combining live streaming video and audio technology with chat room capability, startup company NetOnCourse Inc. is pioneering interactive Webcasts that may raise the bar for any organization that presents live events via the Internet.

  • Just the text, Ma'am

    Every time announced a redesign, Nic Wolff got excited. Finally, he hoped, the online magazine would do away with its messy graphics and streamline the site to what he really loved: the stories. But with each elaborate redesign, he was disappointed. So an impatient Wolff took it upon himself to do what Salon's staff couldn't seem to: make the site quick and easy to use.

  • HP attacks IBM over margin squeeze

    IBM might have decided its resellers only deserve 7 per cent margin for box shipping, but HP has decided to sing a different tune.

  • Traveland: navigating migration with care

    Traveland plans to navigate around any potential of financials to hinder normal business routines when it test runs its new financial system with a mirroring of data.

  • Esolutions: a soft launch for a 'virtual entity'

    Business solutions provider Esolutions is planning a soft launch in Australia this month, offering a five-layered host of packaged e-business, security and networking solutions for the enterprise. Esolutions is a "virtual alliance" between Telecom New Zealand, Microsoft and EDS.

  • AVC joins Foxtel installers

    Australian Visual Communications Ltd has signed a national agreement with Foxtel to deliver installations to commercial and multi-dwelling premises.

  • Ideas International to list on ASX

    Australian IT research company Ideas International intends to raise $4 million ahead of listing on the Australian Stock Exchange next month.

  • Mystery bidders in 3G auction may disappear

    The 'mystery' applicants for Australia's third generation (3G) spectrum auction may drop out of the bidding wars early, according to an industry analyst.

  • NZ banks spark offshore processing concerns

    A recent report into key threats to New Zealand's critical infrastructure has raised speculation that the country's banks are looking to move their processing operations offshore, to Australia.

  • Intellect forms venture with Swiss giant Ascom

    Australian smart card and electronic payment specialist Intellect has formed a joint venture with giant Swiss conglomerate Ascom to develop low cost devices for home banking, shopping, messages and other online activities. Intellect will own 51 per cent of the venture and will report all revenue it generates.

  • Aussie CRM specialist attracts Intel investment

    Streamline Solutions, a Melbourne software developer that specialises in Web-based customer relationship management applications, has attracted an investment by the Intel Communications Fund. The investment will be earmarked for enhancement of the company's R&D program and the expansion of Streamline's operations in the Asia/Pacific region.

  • Dell, Network Appliance roll out midrange NAS offerings

    SAN MATEO (02/12/2001) - The midange NAS (network attached storage) market got a boost on Monday with new product announcements from both Dell Computer Corp. and NAS market leader Network Appliance Inc.

  • Informix spin-off chases applications market

    Informix spin-off Ascential Software has launched locally, creating a division "ruthlessly" focused on the content management and enterprise data integration markets, and allowing its parent to focus solely on high-end database application development.

  • Telstra directory assistance goes voice-interactive

    By the middle of this year, callers to Telstra's directory assistance service will be asking for assistance from a computer. The national carrier is in the midst of a rollout of Alcatel's Tosca Interactive Voice Response platform, which it expects will automate about 15 per cent of all calls to the service.

  • Business briefs Down Under

    Clarity, Isec, Optus, Southern Cross Cable, Tomorrow and Quadrant all make waves

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