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  • FTC goes after 45 alleged spammers, Net scammers

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and several other law enforcement agencies have filed 45 civil and criminal actions against alleged Web scammers and deceptive spammers, and have kicked off an initiative to close the open relays that allow spammers to evade filters.

    15 May 03 21:24 Written by Carly Suppa
  • More Aussie IT jobs go the way of outsourcing

    IT services at Woodside Energy will increasingly be outsourced as the Perth-based resources giant downsizes its internal IT staff over the next two years.

    15 May 03 15:13 Written by Steven Deare
  • Sun eyes network computing focus

    Sun Microsystems at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco in June will focus on Java as a technology for network computing, keying in on the next major release of J2EE and the company's JINI network software, a company official said Wednesday.

    15 May 03 14:19 Written by Paul Krill
  • IBM CEO: On-demand strategy paying off

    Six months after IBM adopted its "on demand" mantra, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sam Palmisano proclaimed himself pleased with the progress being made to refashion IBM around that vision, during his annual midyear meeting Wednesday with financial analysts

    15 May 03 12:30 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • BEA reports growth in revenue, earnings for Q1

    Application server vendor BEA Systems reported growth Wednesday in both earnings and revenue for its first fiscal quarter, although revenue from software licenses slipped from a year earlier.

    15 May 03 12:18 Written by James Niccolai
  • CA posts losses for Q4, year

    Computer Associates International (CA) ended its 2003 fiscal year on a down note, reporting losses for both the fourth quarter and the year.

    15 May 03 12:09 Written by Paul Roberts
  • SCO warns Linux users of potential 'legal liability'

    Unix and Linux vendor The SCO Group Wednesday warned all commercial Linux users that they could be in the company's widening legal cross hairs until it resolves legal claims related to its Unix intellectual property.

    15 May 03 09:49 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • .Net skill demand likely says Spherion

    Research by recruitment and training company Spherion suggests that experience in Microsoft's .Net platform could be the most in-demand IT skill in coming months.

    15 May 03 09:17 Written by Andrea Malcolm
  • HP planning blade PCs, hardware updates

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) is set to announce a blade PC product next Wednesday, according to sources familiar with the company's plans.

    15 May 03 08:28 Written by Tom Krazit
  • IBM buys provisioning vendor Think Dynamics

    IBM will add new "orchestrated provisioning" tools to some of its software, hardware and service offerings through the acquisition of Toronto-based software vendor Think Dynamics.

    15 May 03 08:26 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • IBM hails 64-bit database for mainframes

    IBM on Wednesday is announcing a 64-bit version of its DB2 Universal Database data management platform for the zSerieseServer mainframe-class system.

    15 May 03 08:22 Written by Paul Krill
  • Nokia, MasterCard test wireless payment

    Imagine waving your mobile phone at a filling pump to pay for gas or tapping it on some tiny gadget to buy a bag of doughnuts. That's the vision of Nokia and MasterCard International Inc. The two companies have teamed to test technology that they hope will someday give mobile phones new wireless creditcard capabilities.

    15 May 03 07:57 Written by John Blau
  • Gartner: non-US groups seek alternative to MS

    Governments and businesses outside the U.S. are leading the push to find alternatives to Microsoft for their software needs, according to a report released Tuesday by research company Gartner Inc.

    15 May 03 07:47 Written by David Legard
  • IT projects feel SARS impact

    IT projects could face significant delays unless companies tighten workplace policies and activate solid business continuity plans as the epidemic economists are calling the $US30 billion disease spreads.

    15 May 03 07:37 Written by Helen Han
  • Gartner: IT services market declined in 2002

    The IT services industry suffered its first year-over-year revenue drop in 2002, according to research firm Gartner, as cost-conscious customers avoided expensive projects, and a growth in offshore services pushed prices down.

    15 May 03 07:34 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Fake bank Web site scam reaches US

    The Bank of America has warned its customers to be aware of a scam which attempts to get them to log in to a fake Web site which then captures their personal financial details.

    15 May 03 07:09 Written by David Legard
  • Survey: Startups may have trouble luring top execs

    Technology startups may have a more difficult time luring seasoned executives to top posts, a new survey indicates, as candidates increasingly opt for stability and cash over the traditional dotcom trademarks of risky ventures and stock options.

    15 May 03 07:04 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • StorageTek adds data centre consultant

    StorageTek has appointed David Cowell to the new position of principal consultant, data centre services, Asia Pacific Region.

    14 May 03 15:30 Written by Staff Writers
  • Oracle to expand Oracle Sales

    Oracle is adding a component for creating sales proposals to a new version of its Oracle Sales software scheduled to be announced next week, the company said.

    14 May 03 13:00 Written by Joris Evers
  • Faster gear boosts WLAN sales

    Wireless LAN products based on draft versions of a new, faster standard helped drive up worldwide unit shipments and revenue in the first quarter of this year, according to market research company Dell'Oro Group Inc.

    14 May 03 12:11 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • The Future State of the CIO - A Case of ‘Career Is Over’ or ‘Career Is Opportunity’?

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