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  • Accenture tallies scorecard on e-gov initiatives

    Consulting firm Accenture Inc. this week released a report on how e-government initiatives stack up around the world. Its scorecard-style evaluation covers the 22 most active countries online.

  • CA releases new Jasmineii

    Jasmineii Portal 3.0 is now generally available, a Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) official said Wednesday, detailing enhancements to the electronic-business software that allows companies to create portals for use by individuals and groups.

  • Commerce One latest to be hit by B2B malaise

    Commerce One Inc. yesterday joined the chorus of B2B software vendors warning about weak financial results, disclosing that an expected first-quarter loss will now likely be three times larger than previously predicted because of a shortfall in revenue.

  • Sex.com fraudster ordered to pay $65 million

    The battle for the most valuable domain name in history - sex.com - reached its conclusion yesterday when a judge awarded a record US$65 million to the plaintiff, Gary Kremen.

  • Multimillion investment key to online trust

    Online security provider KeyTrust has announced a $3 million two stage investment program in Australia. The investment program includes the establishment of a highly secure data centre in Canberra to provide online trust services to government and the private sector.

  • ColorSim detects bit error rates in optical Ethernet

    LuxN Inc. claims to have developed a new way of simplifying error detection and shortening the mean time to repair in optical Ethernet equipment.

  • Intel taps P2P technology for cancer research

    Intel Tuesday announced a peer-to-peer technology initiative designed to further cancer research by enabling PC users with Internet access to donate unused compute time to help solve medical research problems.

  • Dell unwraps space-saving data center servers

    Network professionals responsible for corporate data centers will be able to save space in already-crowded rooms with two servers Dell announced last week.

  • Startup tackles service-level management

    Network managers looking to track service levels across their global networks may want to check out the latest offering from a company that says its software can help customers better define and deliver on service-level agreements.

  • Interliant narrows ASP focus

    The shakeout in the application service provider market continues with Interliant announcing Tuesday it is narrowing its ASP focus and will make no further investments in high-end applications such as enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and e-commerce.

  • EU on course to rule in Microsoft probe

    The European Commission has given its strongest indication yet that it plans to punish Microsoft for abusing its dominant position in the operating systems software market in Europe.

  • Salary survey shows call centre pay rates

    A national salary survey of call centre employees has dispelled the industry's bad reputation for underpaying staff, according to recruitment agency Adecco.

  • VA Linux looks to the enterprise

    For a short time after its IPO about one year ago Larry Augustin's company was a darling of Wall Street. He is one of the most public faces of Linux and the open-source community and now Augustin, chief executive officer (CEO) of VA Linux Systems, is leading a company that sells Linux-based servers during tough economic times.

  • AMD sues Alcatel over flash memory contract

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has filed a lawsuit against Alcatel Business Systems, a unit of France's Alcatel S.A., in a dispute over breach of contract relating to flash memory chips.

  • Reuters will forge ahead with Instinet IPO

    Reuters Group has announced that it is pressing ahead with the flotation of its electronic brokering operation Instinet despite the turbulent state of the world's stock markets.

  • Spy plane incident raises concerns

    As US diplomats Monday rushed to the site in China where a US Navy spy plane was forced to make an emergency landing, intelligence and security analysts warned of fallout from China gaining access to sensitive computers aboard the aircraft and a Cold War-like face-off that has spilled onto the Internet.

  • MicroStrategy to cut 600 workers

    Beleaguered software vendor MicroStrategy Tuesday warned that its first-quarter financial results will likely be below expectations and announced plans to cut about one-third of its 1,900 workers and to focus solely on its core business intelligence applications.

  • It just keeps getting worse

    The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell 6.17 percent and the Dow dropped 2.99 percent Tuesday after a slew of profit warnings and concerns that first-quarter earnings reports will be bad. Though the markets edged off the day's lows by closing time, investors had little reason to be optimistic.

  • Microsoft, HP settle war of tiny words

    The US Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it has settled charges of unfair and deceptive advertising against Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard .

  • Ecora adding Solaris, Cisco to management product

    Configuration management software vendor Ecora is adding support for Sun Microsystems ISolaris servers and Cisco Systems routers to its stable of modules that automate the collection of system settings.

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