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  • EDS lands US$4.5b Bank of America outsourcing contract

    Bank of America Corp. has awarded Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) a 10-year, US$4.5 billion outsourcing contract to provide "end-to-end" network management services, the companies announced Thursday.

    16 Dec. 02 08:25 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Borders, Amazon named in antitrust suit

    A class action suit filed in Northern California is charging Borders Group Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. with violating federal antitrust laws by selling books together online, according to a report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week.

    16 Dec. 02 08:24 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Microsoft again ups risk rating on an IE flaw

    For the second time this month Microsoft Corp. will raise the risk rating on a flaw affecting Internet Explorer (IE) after experts told the company it underrated the issue.

    16 Dec. 02 08:14 Written by Joris Evers
  • CTOs face challenges in tech advances

    Many CTOs feel that they are their company's "chief transformation officer," with one foot in strategy and one foot in prevailing technology.

    16 Dec. 02 08:13 Written by Loretta W. Prencipe
  • Industry prepares for Microsoft CRM's arrival

    Microsoft Corp. is poised to launch its closely watched CRM (customer relationship management) software, prompting customers and industry rivals to brace for the arrival of a package that could prompt an upheaval in the CRM sector.

    16 Dec. 02 08:10 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • IBM upgrades Web Services Toolkit

    IBM Corp. this week announced the latest version of its Web Services Toolkit (WSTK), which features a proposed mechanism for managing the services.

    13 Dec. 02 14:08 Written by Paul Krill
  • BMC to upgrade DB2 management tools

    BMC Software Inc. on Monday will announce upgrades to five of its SmartDBA management tools for Version 7 of IBM Corp.'s DB2 mainframe database, along with two upgrades for the distributed, UDB (Universal Database) edition of DB2.

    13 Dec. 02 14:04 Written by James Niccolai
  • INFOSECURITY - Appliances of every flavor for 2003

    Security appliances of all different flavors filled the exhibit floor at this week's Infosecurity show in New York City, evidence of the continuing IT trend toward moving all manner of functions to dedicated hardware devices

    13 Dec. 02 13:31 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Network administrators battle spam

    Research released Wednesday claims that one in four network administrators spend more than an hour each day managing spam.

    13 Dec. 02 11:59 Written by Staff Writers
  • Nortel names enterprise chief

    Nortel Networks Corp. this week named a 10-year company veteran to head up its enterprise division.

    13 Dec. 02 11:57 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Asia-Pacific gears up for location-based services

    Wireless high-accuracy location-based services for the Asia-Pacific market will soon be launched following the success of initial trials in Singapore.

    13 Dec. 02 11:12 Written by Computerworld Singapore staff
  • Vendor seeks high-frequency bandwidth for wireless links

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission this month is due to close a public comment period on a petition from a Hawaii-based technology vendor that wants to use a high-frequency spectrum band to support wireless communications at gigabit speeds.

    13 Dec. 02 11:06 Written by Bob Brewin
  • Alcatel unveils two enterprise switches

    In a move that shows its commitment to serving the enterprise LAN market, Alcatel SA introduced two new switches designed to carry both voice and data traffic.

    13 Dec. 02 10:38 Written by Scott Tyler Shafer
  • Novell previews new GroupWise 6.5 collaboration suite

    In a world of collaboration software dominated by Microsoft Corp.'s Exchange and IBM's Lotus Notes, Novell continues to push ahead with its GroupWise application, hoping to distinguish itself in a busy field of contenders.

    13 Dec. 02 10:36 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • NEC, HP team up for global outsourcing services

    NEC and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have allied to jointly provide outsourcing services to companies in China, Japan and the US, expanding to South East Asia and Europe in one year.

    13 Dec. 02 10:28 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • A Web services/open source conundrum

    Christian Gross, a software engineering consultant and author, gave a talk at the recent Linux Enterprise Forum in Boston about how Web services could be viewed as "the killer app" for open source. But in his session, he also outlined a possible future for the dubious use of open source software that may raise a few eyebrows among the free software crowd.

    13 Dec. 02 08:50 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • McNealy isn't upset over Oracle-HP deal

    Contrary to what a recent Oracle event brochure led some people to believe, Scott McNealy, chairman, chief executive officer and president at Sun Microsystems, is not holding a grudge against the database maker.

    13 Dec. 02 08:47 Written by Ashlee Vance.
  • Oracle updates financials app

    Oracle will unveil a new version of its Financials package next week designed to boost data visibility so companies can monitor financial risk in real time.

    13 Dec. 02 08:10 Written by Heather Havenstein.
  • AOL cuts 300 jobs as strategy shift begins

    America Online (AOL) cut 300 jobs Wednesday as part of the Internet giant's reorganization under new chief Jon Miller, a company spokesman confirmed.

    13 Dec. 02 08:08 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Microsoft updates mapping Web service

    Microsoft Thursday released an upgrade to its set of Web-based services that can be used to add location-aware features to applications that run on devices ranging from mobile phones to personal computers.

    13 Dec. 02 07:59 Written by Matt Berger
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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