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  • Rough road ahead locally for Novell a matter of time: Gartner

    Competitors are yet to make an impact on Novell's traditional product revenues in Australia and New Zealand, according to an industry analyst. Geoff Johnson, research director for Gartner, said: "Effects of reduced revenues are not affecting the Australia and New Zealand arm today as much as they are in the US. In the US, the effect of Windows NT has had a much bigger impact and this has not yet occurred in this region."

  • US Users Perturbed by Oracle Prices

    A new pricing scheme that Oracle hoped would make its database pricing simpler and more predictable is costing some customers more money and causing at least a few to look to competitors such as IBM and Microsoft.

  • Struggling SCO gets $13.1 million cash infusion

    The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO), which has been buffeted by two straight quarters of losses and last week announced a 19 per cent workforce reduction, today said it has received a much-needed cash infusion amounting to $13.1 million.

  • News Briefs

    Citrix extends remote access, Telstra answers RequestDSL

  • E-Comm Executives to Attend Commerce One Show

    Commerce One has lined up several business and industry luminaries to headline its eLink 2000 conference for e-commerce executives next week in Las Vegas.

  • Local Novell operations continue to grow

    Novell in Australia and New Zealand has escaped relatively unscathed from the recent US-based staff retrenchments and company-wide cost savings. In an effort to bring the cost base in line with current revenues, Novell head office in the US announced a reduction in its worldwide workforce by 16 per cent (about 900 positions) and the write-off of certain assets. Globally the transition from a packaged service to a Net services business has taken longer than expected, reducing revenues.

  • Editorial: Novell's obituary premature

    Novell last week showed the door to some 900 staff, a 16 per cent cut which shrinks the Utah-based NetWare maker to 4600 employees worldwide. This move followed an 83 per cent plummet in third-quarter net income to $US8.6 million on revenue of $270 million against income of $49.3 million and revenue of $327 million for the same quarter last year.

  • ASP head slams Gartner claims of failure

    Analyst claims that 60 per cent of Asia Pacific players in the ASP market will not exist by 2003 were rejected by George Caravias, executive VP of application services provider Interpath. Gartner chief analyst Rolf Jester said more than half of the current players will fail due to a lack of understanding of the new ASP business model (CW, August 21, P3).

  • CommSoft to list tomorrow

    CommSoft will list on the ASX and New Zealand stock exchange tomorrow in a bid to gain $68 million worth market capitalisation, and support growth plans into the low-end data communication and CRM markets.

  • Technology buyers guide: E-mail virus and content scanning details as supplied by vendors by deadline

    Technology buyers guide: E-mail virus and content scanning details as supplied by vendors by deadline

  • Intel Invests in Linux Company MontaVista

    MontaVista Software -- developer of the Hard Hat Linux operating system -- said Wednesday that it received an undisclosed equity investment from Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel. Then Thursday, MontaVista announced receipt of over $US23 million in investments from a variety of venture capital groups.

  • NEWSBRIEF: Struggling SCO Gets $US13.1M Cash Infusion

    The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO), which has been buffeted by two straight quarters of losses and recently announced a 19% workforce reduction, this week said it has received a cash infusion of $US13.1 million. The Santa Cruz, California-based software vendor said the financing is coming via a private placement facilitated by Security Research Associates, a brokerage in Larkspur, California, that plans to sell 3.3 million shares of SCO's stock to its clients.

  • Tycoons make the Olympics their business

    Outside of the main sporting events taking place at the Sydney Olympic Games, Australia's business community is going for gold, striving to leverage $1 billion in global investment opportunities.

  • Oracle's Q1 Income Hits $501 Million

    Oracle lat week reported strong first quarter financial results, continuing a stretch of healthy revenue and profit growth in most of its main businesses.

  • Palm Trojan looks lame

    A Trojan horse capable of wiping out applications on Palm devices has reared its head but was downplayed by security experts as a nonthreat to Palm OS users at this time. But the Liberty Trojan horse, which may come to be known as the first true PDA (personal digital assistant) malicious code, will probably invite a bevy of copycats to try their hand at thwarting security on these devices, security experts said.

  • Directory services: let's not reinvent the wheel

    I have been bemoaning the fact that directory services was a little-understood technology - even by those who should understand, such as the vendors from which we buy our software. One segment I particularly noted was the security software industry. The severity of the problem was brought home to me this week.

  • E-commerce having no effect on business: PwC

    E-commerce has had a "moderate" or "non-existent" impact on business according to almost 80 per cent of corporate CEOs in the Asia-Pacific who participated in a Pricewaterhouse-Coopers survey. The corporate consultancy said only around 20 per cent of CEOs acknowledged "any kind of impact" of e-commerce on their business.

  • CEO, Analysts Herald AltaVista's Refocus on Search

    Both AltaVista Co.'s chief and analysts Friday welcomed the company's decision to refocus its energies on its core Net search business as a way to increase its profitability. The vendor announced earlier Friday that it had laid off one quarter of its staff and was stepping down its efforts to establish a media portal business.

  • Linux: The Power and the Passion PART ONE

    Linux: you can't beat the price and with performance proven in mid-scale deployments, this open source OS is stealthily finding its way into enterprise IT. Sue Bushell reports

  • Red Hat Rambles On with Increased Earnings

    Red Hat -- one of the leading Linux operating systems vendors -- announced strong second-quarter results with revenue increasing 76 per cent year-over-year.