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  • LINUXWORLD - Germany likes Linux

    The open source Linux operating system is making significant inroads into Germany, Europe's largest economy and home to some of the world's largest corporations.

    31 Oct. 02 07:36 Written by John Blau
  • Samuel Palmisano elected IBM chairman

    IBM chief executive officer and president, Samuel Palmisano has been elected as the company's new chairman of the board, effective January 1, 2003.

    30 Oct. 02 15:02 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore, Kathleen Ohlson, Frank Dzubeck and Ann Bednarz
  • Office 11 tests focus on Window XP, 2000

    Microsoft Corp. is limiting testing of the next release of its Office productivity software to versions of the Windows operating system dating back only to Windows 2000, which could mean the final version of the software won't support older systems.

    30 Oct. 02 14:12 Written by Matt Berger
  • Sybase preps 'Ohio' platform

    Sybase Inc. is readying the first major technology release, based on its 2001 acquisition of middleware player New Era of Networks (NEON), that is targeted at the higher-level stack layer of BPI (business process integration).

    30 Oct. 02 14:06 Written by Carolyn A. April
  • HP hints at new software strategy

    Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to announce a new software roadmap next month that will provide information on its plan to marry a variety of disparate product lines, according to a top executive at the company.

    30 Oct. 02 14:05 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Vignette to acquire Epicentric portal developer

    Content management specialist Vignette Corp., which last week unveiled its strategy to deliver Web applications that extend beyond simple content management into search, collaboration and portals, plans to acquire portal software maker Epicentric Inc.

    30 Oct. 02 13:44 Written by Jennifer Mears
  • Windows 2000 gains security certification from US government

    After a nearly three-year process, Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that its Windows 2000 operating system has been certified as secure through an evaluation process that was developed through the cooperative efforts of 15 national governments worldwide.

    30 Oct. 02 12:54 Written by John Fontana
  • Judge rejects Intel request for new Intergraph trial

    Intel Corp.'s request for a new trial in its dispute with Intergraph Corp. over Intel's Itanium processors was denied by a judge Friday, a decision that will cost the company US$150 million under a previous agreement, and could result in more payments.

    30 Oct. 02 10:34 Written by Tom Krazit
  • France Télécom sees steady revenue growth

    France Télécom SA's consolidated revenue for the nine months to Sept. 30 grew 9 percent year on year to €34.44 billion (US$33.79 billion as of Sept. 30, the last day of the period being reported), and the company expects full-year revenue to grow by between 8 percent and 9 percent, it announced Tuesday.

    30 Oct. 02 09:48 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Westpac tightlipped on secret penguin business

    Only a week after Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer hit Australian shores to appease twitchy customers, IBM has jetted in its chief Linux salesman John Vitkus in a concerted effort to open the hearts, minds and wallets of Australian banks and financial institutions to penguin-flavoured solutions.

    30 Oct. 02 09:37 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Macquarie Bank readies for expansion

    Macquarie Bank's funds management arm has consolidated its investment management operations as part of its expansion plans in the Asia-Pacific region.

    30 Oct. 02 09:22 Written by Helen Han
  • Group identifies IBM user issues

    IBM customers are relying more heavily on the Internet but are finding challenges in integrating online capabilities into business processes, according to a report released by Common, a user group that represents more than 23,000 IT professionals using IBM iSeries midrange servers and related products.

    30 Oct. 02 08:45 Written by Jennifer Mears
  • IBM and Hitachi work to open storage systems

    IBM and Hitachi this week announced separate plans to support a new set of standards that promise to ease storage management and make administrators' lives easier.

    30 Oct. 02 08:42 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • IT multinationals dictate to governments in information age

    Australian and US governments have acknowledged electronic law enforcement is ineffective while supranational corporations control the information across global communications infrastructures, claims the Internet Industry Association (IIA).

    30 Oct. 02 08:34 Written by Steven Deare
  • ICANN critics may create rival Internet admin group

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the nonprofit group that runs the Internet's Domain Name System, might be challenged next year for some of its administrative power by a group of dissatisfied top-level domain (TLD) holders who feel ICANN holds too much sway.

    30 Oct. 02 08:26 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • JCP open-source upgrade released

    The JCP Program Management Office on Tuesday is launching a new version of its Java Community Process program, to be called JCP 2.5, which embraces open-source development.

    30 Oct. 02 08:24 Written by Paul Krill
  • SuSE Linux to launch desktop products

    SuSE Linux AG plans to launch desktop versions of the open source-based Linux operating system early next year, the company said Tuesday at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Frankfurt, Germany.

    30 Oct. 02 08:23 Written by John Blau
  • Astrum rolls out storage management software

    Storage vendor Astrum Software launched new software this week for managing the storage resources and applications running on heterogeneous networks.

    30 Oct. 02 08:20 Written by Deni Connor
  • Report: Case, indignant, says he'll spin off AOL

    AOL Time Warner (AOLTW) Chairman Steve Case is reportedly fed up with colleagues and investors likening America Online (AOL) to the albatross around AOLTW's neck and has made remarks indicating he may seek to reclaim control of the Internet unit through some sort of spin-off, a report revealed Tuesday.

    30 Oct. 02 08:17 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • 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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