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  • MS/DOJ: MS witness admits ties to software giant

    IBM today reported "disappointing" earnings for the first quarter of its fiscal year, saying they fell by 31 percent compared with the same period a year ago. The company reported diluted earnings of 68 cents per share, compared with the 98 cents per share it reported in the first quarter of 2001.

    19 April 02 08:22 Written by Ken Mingis
  • DOJ investigates CA's acquisition of Sterling Software

    IBM today reported "disappointing" earnings for the first quarter of its fiscal year, saying they fell by 31 percent compared with the same period a year ago. The company reported diluted earnings of 68 cents per share, compared with the 98 cents per share it reported in the first quarter of 2001.

    19 April 02 08:22 Written by Ken Mingis
  • WorldCom expands global remote access capabilities

    WorldCom unveiled a universal remote access tool Wednesday designed to ease secure Internet communication over any access method. WorldCom also said it will offer enhanced service level agreements to corporate customers using dial-up Internet access.

    19 April 02 08:21 Written by George A. Chidi Jr
  • Intel adds to its mobile product arsenal

    Intel announced two sets of new chip technologies Wednesday, hoping to keep up with the ever-present push to pack more processing power into less space.

    19 April 02 08:20 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Xbox price takes a dive

    In a bid to keep up with rival PlayStation 2, Microsoft is dropping the recommended retail price of its Xbox console to $399, knocking nearly 40 per cent off the original launch price tag.

    19 April 02 08:00 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Storage skills in short supply, but set to surge

    Organisations refuse to recognise the critical value of storage, and that's why there is a shortage of such skills when it comes to building and managing enterprise storage solutions.

    19 April 02 08:00 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Microsoft defends Baseline Security Analyzer tool

    Responding to escalating criticism that its new Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) vulnerability file scanning product is not up to snuff, Microsoft Corp. says users finding difficulty with the new software tool may be misinterpreting the results of the freeware product's findings.

    18 April 02 14:05 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • New MS licensing to drive up costs

    Companies lack the funds to upgrade to Microsoft's new licensing model in July leading to a delay of new product rollouts, a global survey of 1400 IT executives shows.

    18 April 02 12:00 Written by Helen Han
  • RedSheriff aims BI at enterprise

    Once chief bean counter of the dotcom days, Australian born Internet measurement company RedSheriff now has both barrels focused on the enterprise market.

    18 April 02 11:28 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • ASG wins TAB contract

    Western Australian-based services company ASG (Amcon Solutions Group) has won a lucrative contract with the state's TAB (Totalisator Agency Board) to migrate the betting agency's Oracle systems from a mainframe environment to a mid-range platform.

    18 April 02 09:27 Written by Richard Noone
  • Stevedore upgrades fleet despatch system

    Stevedoring giant Patrick Corporation saw through the hype surrounding short message service (SMS) and GPRS (general packet radio services) when choosing its new multimillion dollar communications infrastructure, preferring to stay with the tried and tested.

    18 April 02 09:24 Written by Kelly Mills
  • IBM posts across-the-board Q1 declines

    After resetting expectations with an earnings warning that rocked Wall Street, IBM hit its revised numbers for a quarter it called disappointing, posting a 12 percent revenue drop and 32 percent net income decline over the year-ago period.

    18 April 02 09:20 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Macs vulnerable through hole in IE and MS Office

    A flaw that when exploited could allow an attacker to take control of a user's system exists in Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Office for the Mac, Microsoft warned late Tuesday.

    18 April 02 09:19 Written by Joris Evers
  • Hitachi comments on EMC patent allegations

    Hitachi has strongly refuted claims made by EMC that it is infringing on six EMC patents, countering that the Hopkinton, Massachusetts, company simply can't compete head to head with its electronics rival.

    18 April 02 09:15 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Web Consortium officially recommends P3P 1.0

    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has issued the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation, representing cross-industry agreement on an XML-based language for expressing Web site privacy policies.

    18 April 02 09:12 Written by Dennis Sellers
  • Allchin updates timelines for future Windows releases

    The Windows .Net Server operating system probably will reach customers' hands sometime next year, and its successor will go "beyond 2003," Jim Allchin, Microsoft Corp.'s group vice president of platforms, said Tuesday.

    18 April 02 09:12 Written by Carol Sliwa
  • HP claims victory on preliminary count

    Hewlett-Packard has said in a statement that its shareholders have approved the company's acquisition of Compaq, based on a preliminary vote count by independent inspectors. Shareholders voted 837.9 million shares in favour and approximately 792.6 million shares against, with an "insignificant" number of votes that were cast still unresolved, HP said.

    18 April 02 09:11 Written by Stephen Lawson
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