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  • Dell hurries to ramp up enterprise services

    Users can expect Dell Computer Corp. to aggressively expand the portfolio and size of its high-end IT services division "in a hurry", as this titan of the PC market accelerates its efforts to diversify into enterprise hardware, a Dell executive said this week.

    23 Aug. 02 08:00 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Outsourcing the company jewels

    Staff knowledge and intellectual property are the company jewels so often lost and forgotten in large-scale outsourcing contracts where number crunching and 'projected' savings sidetrack both parties.

    22 Aug. 02 12:11 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Tough talk just lip service to ROI

    Although most IT leaders are talking tough when it comes to cost-justifying their IT investments, a new study suggests that it might be just lip service.

    22 Aug. 02 12:06 Written by IDG News Service staff
  • Don't wait to start on services, Nortel CTO says

    Service providers have to start using incremental technologies to try out services and find out what customers want before they try to roll out long-anticipated offerings such as 3G (third-generation) mobile telephony, Nortel Networks Chief Technology Officer Greg Mumford said here Wednesday in a keynote address at Opticon 2002.

    22 Aug. 02 11:25 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Fabless semiconductor group debates RosettaNet membership

    Looking to benefit from the RosettaNet business-to-business communications platform, the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) is eyeing a membership in RosettaNet, but is balking at the $80,000 required for an annual board membership.

    22 Aug. 02 10:02 Written by Paul Krill
  • EU denies plans to hold private data

    Civil liberties group Statewatch has claimed that a document leaked to them contains vital evidence that the EU is about to make blanket data retention by ISPs and telcos compulsory for 12-24 months.

    22 Aug. 02 10:00 Written by Emma Stroud
  • webMethods courts EDI users

    Setting its sights on companies invested in traditional EDI, webMethods this week re-aligned its targets on the once high-flying business-to-business integration market.

    22 Aug. 02 09:53 Written by Carolyn A. April
  • Agilent picks IBM for data search

    Agilent Technologies has selected IBM Corp.'s DiscoveryLink data integration software to anchor its Synapsia bioinformatics product family, the companies said Wednesday.

    22 Aug. 02 09:30 Written by Joris Evers
  • MS fixes tool flaw; another appears in SQL Server

    A security vulnerability in a tool used by developers and select customers to download software from Microsoft Corp. Web sites could allow an attacker to take over vulnerable systems, according to a security alert distributed by Microsoft to some developers Tuesday.

    22 Aug. 02 08:30 Written by Sam Costello
  • Telstra launches managed security service

    Telstra has received a "substantial" amount of interest from Government departments in its new managed security service, announced Wednesday.

    22 Aug. 02 08:26 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Starbucks, DT launch Wi-Fi coffeehouse network

    Coffee monolith Starbucks Coffee Co. has launched a wireless LAN (WLAN) service in its coffeehouses throughout the U.S. in conjunction with the wireless subsidiaries of Deutsche Telekom AG (DT), T-Mobile International AG and VoiceStream Wireless Corp., the companies announced Wednesday.

    22 Aug. 02 08:00 Written by Laura Rohde and Ashlee Vance
  • Yankee: CIOs grapple with outsourcing complexity

    As companies restructure and change strategies to cope with the economic downturn, chief information officers (CIOs) must accordingly modify IT outsourcing engagements, a complex process, according to Yankee Group.

    22 Aug. 02 08:00 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • UML 2.0 spec on its way

    A new version of the UML (Unified Modeling Language) specification will be submitted to the OMG (Object Management Group) this fall and will include enhancements that make model-driven development easier -- but most developers won't even see the changes.

    22 Aug. 02 08:00 Written by Tom Sullivan
  • AMD launches Athlon XP 2400+, 2600+ processors

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has begin shipping two new versions of its Athlon XP processor and says machines based on the chips can be expected in September. The new Athlon XP chips have performance ratings of 2400+ and 2600+, the company said in a statement. The processors are built using AMD's 0.13-micron Thoroughbred core, like the previous fastest 2200+ processor, which was the first AMD chip to use the core and appeared in June this year.

    22 Aug. 02 08:00 Written by Tom Krazit and Martyn Williams
  • Singapore, Malaysia link electronic payment systems

    In what is considered to be a regional first, Singapore's Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS) and Malaysia's Electronic Payment System (MEPS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to link their respective nationwide electronic payment systems.

    21 Aug. 02 22:00 Written by Winston Raj
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