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  • Medical group to widen online system for doctors

    The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced plans to expand the capabilities of an online system for exchanging sensitive patient data and processing medical transactions through a deal with technology vendor VeriSign Inc.

  • Lucent rolls out Fibre Channel SAN technology

    Lucent Technologies Inc. announced details of its new FCIP (Fibre Channel over IP) storage networking technology, claiming that FCIP will allow companies to inexpensively connect to SANs (storage area networks) over regional and long-haul lines.

  • IBM to buy Informix database operations in $1B deal

    IBM Corp. Tuesday announced a deal to acquire Informix Corp.'s database business for US$1 billion in cash, ending eight months of speculation about the fate of the troubled Informix operations and potentially strengthening IBM in its head-to-head competition with rival Oracle Corp.

  • Lotus ships its Discovery Server

    After a nearly yearlong wait, Lotus Development Corp. Wednesday finally shipped the crown jewel in its knowledge management strategy.

  • Microsoft's Visio 2002 ships to manufacturers

    Microsoft Corp. Wednesday released to computer manufacturers the latest version of Visio, its drawing and diagramming software, after a month of beta testing.

  • Oracle offers CRM in bite-sized chunks

    Looking to boost software sales in the downward economy, Oracle Corp. on Tuesday unwrapped predesigned software and service packages that it said will make it easier for companies to install a CRM (customer relationship management) system one piece at a time.

  • Oracle targets faster CRM rollouts

    Oracle Corp. Tuesday announced a set of nine customer relationship management (CRM) software bundles that it said can be up and running within 90 days at a fixed price -- provided that users don't customize the software to fit their individual needs.

  • SDMI attempts to quash researcher's findings

    SDMI, the Secure Digital Music Initiative, returned to the spotlight earlier this week when it asked an academic who participated in its highly publicized hacking challenge to not present his results at a conference.

  • Sun launches P-to-P platform

    Executives from Sun Microsystems Inc. Wednesday officially launched Jxta, a peer-to-peer (P-to-P) project that Sun hopes will be the building block to help developers write distributed computing software applications aimed at helping users find and share information from the Internet more easily.

  • Website to fight cross-border online fraud launched

    A new Web site was launched Tuesday to aid in the battle against online fraud. Called, the site unifies the efforts of thirteen countries, including the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Mexico, and will work to combat cross-border Internet fraud, according to a statement by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the organization leading the charge.

  • Chernobyl to hit again Thursday

    Chernobyl, a 3-year-old virus that devastated thousands of computers worldwide when it first hit in 1999, is set to become active again Thursday, according to anti-virus company Trend Micro Inc. The virus, officially called CIH but better known by its more incendiary moniker, is triggered every April 26.

  • FCC approves Deutsche Telekom's VoiceStream acquisition

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the application filed by U.S. wireless operators VoiceStream Wireless Corp. and Powertel Inc. to merge with Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG (DT), the agency said in a statement Wednesday.

  • U.S. and 12 nations join to fight Net consumer fraud

    Joining together to fight international consumer fraud over the Internet, 12 nations are joining the U.S. in an online pilot project to gather and share cross-border e-commerce complaints.

  • IBM rolls out servers with new chip technologies, Linux

    Hoping it is the second of a one-two punch thrown at Sun Microsystems Inc. in consecutive weeks, IBM Corp. on Tuesday rolled out a new iSeries server that features the company's Silicon-on-Insulator and copper chip technologies, an improved ability to handle Linux, and speedier add-in processors board to run Windows 2000.

  • Ximian releases lastest Gnome desktop products

    Open source software maker Ximian Inc. on Tuesday released the latest version of its bundle of desktop software, Gnome 1.4, for Linux and Unix operating systems.

  • DoCoMo to delay 3G rollout until October

    NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest cellular telecommunications carrier and one the biggest supporters of third generation (3G) wireless services, is delaying the roll out of its 3G service by five months until October this year, a company source told IDG News Service.

  • Vodafone wins government mobile contract

    Vodafone has won a $25 million federal government contract to provide continuous mobile phone coverage along major highways and will extend its GSM network to provide the coverage, promised as part of the proceeds from the second partial sale of Telstra.

  • Conner bolts Nortel for security vendor

    Nortel Networks Corp. announced Monday that William Conner, president of the company's eBusiness Solutions group, has left Nortel to become president and CEO of security software vendor Entrust Technologies Inc.

  • Microsoft, Hyperion preach XML-based OLAP

    Microsoft Corp. and Hyperion Solutions Corp. have teamed up on the Open XML for Analysis specification, officials from the two companies announced on Monday at Hyperion's Solutions 2001 conference in Orlando, Fla.

  • Compaq meets revised estimates, cuts staff

    Compaq reported earnings on Monday for its fiscal first quarter, meeting the low end of its revised estimates, but falling short of analyst estimates by a cent.