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  • Carrier to Build Packet Network Around Lucent Gear

    SBC Telecom has taken steps to establish itself as the formidable local competitor in cities outside its traditional sales area.

  • Polly Wanna Quacker?

    Want to find out-before your surgery-whether your doctor is renowned for not knowing the difference between right and left-as in your legs? Inc. can help. The 1-year-old site wants to be the online Consumer Reports of health care. "Consumers can find more information on the car or appliance they're buying than on who's performing their surgery or where it's being done," says Kerry Hicks, CEO and founder. "The choice could be fatal."

  • Mirapoint Adds Wireless Support

    Mirapoint Inc. has started shipping what it claims is the first messaging server appliance to support the Wireless Access Protocol (WAP).

  • Magnum Intros New Software

    Magnum Technologies has introduced Web-based software that lets IT organizations and service providers monitor compliance with service-level agreements. The company's Advantage Software alerts users when any performance thresholds are exceeded. Initially, the software will require Magnum's Cap-Trend performance management tool and Magnum's Coordinator fault/ event correlation and root-cause analysis tool. Advantage Software will also report information to Hewlett-Packard OpenView and Tivoli NetView. Magnum plans to add support for Micromuse's NetCool. Advantage will be available early next year. Pricing, including consulting, will be priced starting at approximately US$30,000.

  • Cisco Unveils Renamed Compatible VPN Gear

    Cisco Systems Inc. is having a coming out party for the VPN equipment it acquired when it bought Compatible Systems earlier this year.

  • Hawkins: The Optimistic Realist

    If there is a best way to describe Jeff Hawkins, it is as an optimistic realist -- and this is a potent combination.

  • Unisys consolidates security services

    In response to what it sees as a changing need for enterprise security, Unisys has pooled its resources to form a dedicated e-security services practice.

  • Senate OKs Additional Visas

    FRAMINGHAM (10/09/2000) - The U.S. Senate last week voted to increase the number of H-1B visas issued in the next three years by nearly 300,000. These are temporary visas issued to foreign workers who come to work in the U.S. The U.S. House of Representatives and the president must approve the bill for it to become law. The bill will raise the cap on H-1B visas for each of the next three fiscal years. Currently, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service issues 115,000 such visas per year, but under the new law, it could issue an additional 85,000 in the year 2000, 87,500 in 2001 and 130,000 in 2002. The bill also increases the portability of the visas. Previously, holders of H-1B visas could not legally change jobs. The new act removes this restriction and also lets visa holders remain in the U.S. during visa hearings, instead of being immediately deported to their home countries..

  • The Price Is Right - or Is It?

    Anyone hunting for a health club would be surprised to find a membership deal that includes a free massage after every workout; they would also be surprised to find one that charges five bucks for a hot shower. That's because health clubs offer a fairly standard set of services; customers know which ones are typically covered by a monthly fee and which ones are luxurious extras. Unfortunately, customers of application service providers (ASPs) can't be quite so certain about what they should get for their money. And if they aren't careful when they shop around for an ASP, they could wind up with the equivalent of a cold-water spigot and a Bic lighter when they're expecting a steamy-hot, relaxing spray.

  • The DNA of Computing

    A joint research project between Bell Labs and the University of Oxford may lead to computers 1,000 times more powerful than today's machines.

  • Too Much Data?

    In the corporate world, Internet technology can do more than make pretty Web pages, provide employees online access to the personnel manual and enable new ways for the corporation to invade the privacy of their employees.

  • Planet 2000: B-to-B and B-to-C Combo Readied

    A joing offering for the business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce realms will be coming from I2 Technologies and BroadVision, bringing greater personalisation to i2's supply-chain management. The vendors made the announcement Monday at Planet 2000 in San

  • SingTel to roll out global MPLS-based network

    Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has launched the Asia-Pacific region's first broadband VPN (virtual private network) service using MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) technology, SingTel said in a statement Thursday.

  • Red Hat Linux to Run Across IBM's New eServer Line

    Red Hat and IBM demonstrated their continued interest in driving Linux toward the enterprise with a Monday announcement that Red Hat Linux will run on all of Big Blue's new eServer line of enterprise servers and with all of its Linux-enabled software.

  • Novell, Akamai Team to Speed Web Content Delivery

    LONDON (10/09/2000) - Novell Inc. and Akamai Technologies Inc. announced Monday that they will collaborate to increase the speed of delivery of Internet content to their joint customers.

  • ASI to build NT manufacturing facility and open SA branch

    Sydney-based systems integrator and services company ASI Solutions extended its national network yesterday, announcing it will open offices in South Australia and construct the Northern Territory's first computer manufacturing plant.

  • ENEL Close to Infostrada Purchase

    ROME (10/09/2000) - Italian electricity utility ENEL SpA is close to signing a deal with Vodafone PLC of the U.K. for the purchase of the Italian fixed line telecommunications operator Infostrada SpA, industry sources and published reports said today.

  • Mincom on track with rail deal

    The money train has come in for Australian solutions and software developer Mincom, after the company stitched up yet another deal with a railway company.

  • Games R Us share stumbles

    Directors of the newly ASX-listed games retailer Games R Us must be questioning their decision to take the company to market after the its share price reached a low of 13 cents per share yesterday.

  • VivaNET signs up MyAccess

    In just over a week, Internet infrastructure service provider VivaNET has signed up a million-dollar wholesale deal with Internet service provider MyAccess, and announced that Wayne Bos' new economy investment firm, Tomorrow, plans to purchase of a 53 per cent stake in the company.

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs


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