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  • Japan to work with private sector on 0.1-micron process

    Japan's government and private sector will jointly research the standardization of a 0.1-micron (100-nanometer) process for chip production, an industry group announced Friday.

  • Tivoli preps for business impact management

    IBM's Tivoli Systems unit is set to make over its entire line of offerings as part of a broad effort to extend network and systems management capabilities across the Internet.

  • Novell plots bright future for NetWare

    Novell at its BrainShare user conference here this week quietly detailed the future road map for its NetWare server OS, outlining a game plan that could bring the nearly forgotten technology new relevance in the emerging world of Web services.

  • HP/COMPAQ: Dell mum on merger, talks up China

    Dell CEO Michael Dell appeared unfazed by the merger of Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer, looking instead to growth opportunities in China and other international markets during a speech in Hong Kong on Friday.

  • AT&T launches China services, first foreign telecom JV

    AT&T has officially launched telecommunication services in Shanghai through a joint-venture company, Shanghai Symphony Telecommunications, marking the first time a partially foreign-owned telecommunication carrier has offered services in China.

  • TSMC helps develop next-generation memory technology

    In a move that may lead to the development of cheaper memory that is able to store data without power, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) has entered into an agreement to jointly research and develop magnetic RAM (MRAM) technology with the Electronics Research and Service Organization (ERSO) of the Taiwanese government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

  • Sun's developer show goes wireless

    Using Java to build applications that can be sent over the airwaves to cellular phones and handheld computers will be a central theme at Sun Microsystems' JavaOne conference, which kicks off Monday at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

  • Study: M-commerce to be $25B market by 2006

    Electronic commerce conducted via mobile devices such as phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants) will take off over the next few years to become a US$25 billion market worldwide by 2006, according to a study released Thursday by Frost & Sullivan.

  • SAS rides CRM trend

    Officials from SAS Institute said the company is well positioned to take advantage of the growing interests in CRM among an increasing number of IT departments.

  • Quantum: Hype confusing Asian storage market

    A state of misunderstanding currently exists in Asia's storage market that the industry itself is responsible for, according to Quantum's Asia-Pacific storage chief.

  • Free seminar prepares IT managers for disaster

    A free seminar designed to show IT professionals how to prepare, implement, and manage a disaster recovery plan begin in Sydney and Melbourne next month.

  • Qantas IT flies into a 'vanilla' horizon

    With Branson's (and Patrick's) no-frills airline nipping at the heels of Qantas, the flying kangaroo has turned to 'vanilla' systems and managed services in a bid to cut IT costs and appease shareholders.

  • Red Hat exec points finger at Microsoft

    Just before Microsoft's remedy hearing wrapped up for the week, an executive from Red Hat testified that he believed Linux's inability to grab a substantial portion of the desktop operating system market could be traced back to Microsoft's influence over PC makers.

  • Dell upgrades low-cost desktops

    Following the release of two low-cost notebooks earlier this week, Dell Computer has released two new low-end desktop systems, the Dimension 2200 and the SmartStep 150D.

  • Security expert warns users to look out with Outlook

    A security specialist issued a research note Thursday warning of a handful of flaws in Microsoft's Outlook 2002 e-mail software which he claimed could let "bad guys" cause havoc on a user's computer.

  • Survey: Wireless developers target IM over e-mail

    A survey of developers building applications for wireless devices such as cell phones and handheld computers pegged instant messaging as the technology du jour, according to a survey released this week.

  • HP/COMPAQ: SGI courts rivals' customers with discounts

    Silicon Graphics kicked off a new program this week designed to woo Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp. customers to SGI's camp with a host of discounts on hardware, consulting and training.

  • Government buys on price, corporates on relationship

    According to the latest survey of 500 of Australia's largest corporations, price is declining in importance compared to the value add delivered by suppliers. This stands in stark contrast to an equivalent survey of government agencies, which persist with "outdated" procurement policies.

  • Citigroup, MS join in financial .Net services deal

    Financial services company Citigroup and Microsoft have partnered in a deal that will bring Citigroup's online credit card services together with Microsoft's .Net Web technologies to make it easier for customers to buy goods on the Web or keep track of a Citi Cards credit card account.

  • Bug-reporting standard proposal pulled from IETF

    The authors of proposed standards on reporting software security holes have withdrawn the document from the Internet's main standards-setting body, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

  • CIOs are finding agility through cloud-based communications

    Companies grappling with new customer expectations turn to Communication-as-a-Service model (CaaS) for a more agile, cloud-based omnichannel experience.

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