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  • Ciena/ONI deal done

    Ciena Corp. and ONI Systems Corp. last week announced that shareholders of both companies approved their merger, a US$900 million deal announced back in February.

    01 July 02 08:00 Written by Jim Duffy
  • WorldCom: How did we get here?

    Last week's admission by WorldCom Inc. that it improperly booked almost US$4 billion of expenses in 2001 and the first quarter of 2002 may be the ghost of the 1990s telecom boom that finally forces a major U.S. government crackdown on accounting practices.

    01 July 02 08:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Gotham closes door, sources say

    Multiservice edge switch startup Gotham Networks Inc. has ceased operations, according to sources.

    01 July 02 07:09 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Web site usability lags but improving

    Australian Web site usability lags two to three years behind that of similar US-built sites, according to Dr Jakob Nielsen, Nielsen Norman Group (NNg).

    28 June 02 15:58 Written by David Beynon
  • Senate snubs e-mail snooping law

    The Senate has rejected a proposal that would have forced Internet service providers (ISPs) to assist law enforcement agencies to snoop on e-mails.

    28 June 02 15:55 Written by Staff Writers
  • CA: Banking and finance switched onto security

    They may be the worst hit by security attacks, but a new client-based report by Computer Associates (CA) has found banking and finance companies are also the most security conscious.

    28 June 02 13:43 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Lundy slams Govt over $45m blow-out on overdue IT project

    After an estimated $45 million blow-out and the lateness of an overdue human resources IT project, Shadow IT minister Senator Kate Lundy accused the Government of "gross mismanagement" of the Defence Department contract.

    28 June 02 12:02 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • Future IBM workstation to get 2.6GHz Xeons

    IBM plans to bolster its workstation lineup later this year with a speedy 2.6GHz chip from Intel Corp., according to a product road map obtained by IDG News Service.

    28 June 02 09:36 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • NxLight bucks Web services timetable

    Despite industry resignation that the immaturity of Web services standards are hindering widespread adoption, NxLight Corp. has quietly rolled out an environment that argues to the contrary.

    28 June 02 09:13 Written by Mark Jones
  • Handheld technology gets a moove on

    While corporate Australia remains steadfastly devoted to their desktops and laptops, Australian farmers have shown who the real innovators are with their adoption of handheld computing.

    28 June 02 09:10 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Caldera CEO steps aside to focus on UnitedLinux

    After co-founding what is now Caldera International Inc. in 1994 and helping the company grow into an international Unix and Linux vendor, CEO and President Ransom Love is moving over to head the company's recently announced involvement with UnitedLinux.

    28 June 02 09:00 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Fibernet shuts down German, French networks

    Fibernet Group PLC has decided to fold its long-distance networks in France and Germany after its major supplier of fiber-optic cable, KPNQwest NV, sought protection from creditors.

    28 June 02 08:13 Written by John Blau
  • Motorola cuts 7,000 more jobs; says finances on target

    Motorola reaffirmed its full year and second quarter 2002 financial guidance Thursday, but said that it would cut an additional 7,000 jobs as part of an overall restructuring program.

    28 June 02 08:11 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Windows Media Player holes could expose PC

    A flaw in an antipiracy feature in Microsoft's Windows Media Player could put systems at risk to hacker attacks, Microsoft warned in a security bulletin Wednesday.

    28 June 02 08:08 Written by Joris Evers
  • Report: SEC sues WorldCom for fraud, information

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against WorldCom Inc. Wednesday, charging the company with fraud and asking a court to block the destruction of documents and the payment of extraordinary bonuses to executives.

    28 June 02 08:01 Written by Sam Costello
  • Microsoft urges users to patch Commerce Server

    Microsoft is urging users of its Commerce Server software for electronic commerce Web sites to immediately apply a security patch to fix flaws that could allow an attacker to gain control of the server.

    28 June 02 08:00 Written by Joris Evers
  • Wyly launches new bid to topple CA management

    Texas billionaire Sam Wyly has launched a new assault against the top managers of Islandia, N.Y.-based Computer Associates International Inc.

    28 June 02 08:00 Written by Brian Sullivan
  • HP improves Network Node Manager

    Hewlett-Packard Co. this week introduced two versions of its flagship network management software. Both offer users better reporting and more ways of slicing and dicing data, while one adds Layer 2 discovery and improved root-cause analysis.

    28 June 02 08:00 Written by Denise Dubie
  • WS-Sec tries for standard status, Sun backs effort

    A security specification being developed to add standard security mechanisms to emerging Web services technology was submitted to a standards body Thursday, and has drawn the support of a growing number of vendors.

    28 June 02 08:00 Written by Matt Berger
  • Cisco's MAN for SAN

    Cisco Systems Inc. this week unveiled a metropolitan-area networking platform that enables users to aggregate up to 40 data connections over a single wavelength.

    28 June 02 08:00 Written by Jim Duffy
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