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  • IBM and Thomson expand e-learning partnership

    IBM Corp. and Thomson Corp. have agreed to widen their collaboration in electronic learning to offer government agencies and private-sector companies worldwide an extensive menu of products and services, officials from both companies said Monday.

    24 July 02 07:40 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Borland updates Kylix with C++ support

    Borland Software on Tuesday pried the lid off of a new iteration of Kylix, its RAD (rapid application development) platform for Linux. The new version adds support for C/C++ developers.

    24 July 02 07:40 Written by Tom Sullivan
  • IBM voices concern about SALT

    Rod Adkins, general manager for IBM Corp.'s pervasive computing division, used his keynote address at the VOX 2002 speech technology conference here to both promote speech technology in the enterprise and to criticize long-time rival Microsoft Corp. for fragmenting the speech industry with the introduction of another standard for speech development.

    24 July 02 07:35 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Book sales shore up Amazon's Q2 losses

    Amazon.com Inc. narrowed its losses for the second quarter of 2002, thanks to strong growth in book sales, the company said Tuesday, but still remained staunchly in the red.

    24 July 02 07:09 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Entuity integrates management

    Entuity Ltd. this week announced the latest release of its network management software that the company claims can now manage fault, performance and inventory across networks. The product also includes support for frame relay management.

    24 July 02 06:38 Written by Denise Dubie
  • Society calls for tighter visa controls to tackle IT unemployment

    In the wake of the Federal Government's suspension of priority visa processing for ICT skilled migrants, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) is moving to tighten the program further, claiming there is a growing pool of local unemployed IT professionals.

    23 July 02 12:02 Written by Helen Han
  • CA lowers 2003 forecast, citing delayed recovery

    Computer Associates International topped its earlier guidance and posted a slight operating profit in its just-ended quarter, a result CEO Sanjay Kumar attributed to deferred revenue generated through subscription software sales.

    23 July 02 11:02 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Austrade tour takes French twist

    Applications are open again for Austrade's Euro High Tech Tour, this year being the first in which France and Italy will be the destinations for the 10 successful applicants.

    23 July 02 10:55 Written by Brett Winterford
  • HP sticks with Quantum, drops StorageTek

    Hewlett-Packard Co. has picked storage vendor Quantum Corp. as the supplier for its high-end automated tape libraries, ending a relationship with Storage Technology Corp. (StorageTek).

    23 July 02 10:08 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Sprint looks to voice access to monetize the Internet

    At a keynote address delivered by Rob Hammond, a leading member of Sprint Corp.'s National Integrated Solutions division, at the VOX 2002 speech technology conference Monday, the executive announced Sprint's plans to partner with system integrators and hardware manufacturers to voice-enable corporate applications and to host the applications on the Sprint network. The strategy will go under the name VAP3 (Voice Applications for Preferred Partner Program).

    23 July 02 09:37 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • PayPal, Stamps.com ink deal

    Online payment processor PayPal Inc. and online postage provider Stamps.com Inc. have joined forces to enable PayPal users to buy and print postage from their accounts.

    23 July 02 08:36 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • Route Science nabs Google

    After more than a year of evaluating PathControl, RouteScience Technologies Inc.'s networking device that automatically improves the performance of ISP connections, Google Inc. on Monday signed on as a RouteScience customer. The move gives credence to the concept of route optimization and may spark additional interest among companies running large Web sites.

    23 July 02 08:23 Written by Scott Tyler Shafer
  • Sidgmore: Bankruptcy filing will 'stabilize' WorldCom

    WorldCom Inc. CEO John Sidgmore said today that the telecommunications giant had no choice but to file for bankruptcy protection, but he said it would "stabilize" the company and allow it to manage its debt.

    23 July 02 08:11 Written by Patrick Thibodeau and David Legard
  • Microsoft deepens links to Groove

    Microsoft and Groove Networks took their relationship a step closer on Monday with the announcement that the companies plan to integrate Groove Workspace with Microsoft SharePoint Team Services. The goal of the effort is to improve information sharing among project teams that traverse corporate boundaries, according to Microsoft officials.

    23 July 02 08:05 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Intel creates CAD group under Web3D Consortium

    The Web3D Consortium now has another advocate in Intel Corp., which has created the organization's CAD (computer-aided design) 3-D Working Group to help develop standards for 3-D Web graphics used in CAD applications, it said Tuesday at SIGGRAPH in San Antonio.

    23 July 02 07:59 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Oracle software takeup slow in Oz

    Oracle received a tepid reaction to its new collaboration software product as local enterprises are wary of spending up on IT initiatives.

    23 July 02 07:58 Written by John Cox
  • HP readies multiprocessor blades

    Hewlett-Packard is readying its next set of blades for the second tier of the Internet infrastructure. The blades will operate as effective replacements for compact, 1U (1.75-inch) high servers.

    23 July 02 07:52 Written by Deni Connor
  • Hole in PHP could give attacker server control

    A security hole in the PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) scripting language used on many Web servers could allow an attacker to execute code on affected systems or even take control of them, according to a security alert released Monday by The PHP Group.

    23 July 02 07:52 Written by Sam Costello
  • Open-source .NET inches closer to fruition

    The open source effort to create a freely-available version of Microsoft Corp.'s .NET development environment is set to take a leap forward Wednesday, when developers from the effort known as the Mono Project detail its latest accomplishments at a conference dedicated to open source software.

    23 July 02 07:52 Written by Matt Berger
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