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  • Remote Virus Cure on Offer

    Wellington, New Zealand-based security specialist Sytec Resources Ltd. will shortly begin selling an outsourced antivirus service.

  • Money movers lack laws online: PwC

    Financial services businesses around the world are concerned slow progress in developing global regulatory frameworks for online financial services could be stifling opportunities, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report.

  • Government forces pace of e-procurement

    An e-commerce survey of the federal government's 138 departments and agencies shows more than 90 per cent of its purchasing will be transacted online by the end of 2001.

  • LETTER: Changing perceptions finds a fan

    I enjoyed reading Maggie Biggs' Enterprise Toolbox (Opinion, CW August 14, p 24).

  • Southern Cross cuts costs for launch

    Southern Cross Cable Network has announced its trans-Pacific and trans-Tasman cable network will begin service on November 15, 2000, and is offering a 20 per cent reduction in prices for signups during the lead-up period.

  • News Briefs

    Compaq releases SAN, NAS appliance servers Compaq Computer, as part of its enterprise network storage architecture strategy, has introduced the StorageWorks RAID Array 4100 SAN and the TaskSmart N-Series NAS appliance server.

  • Asia Online Puts New Twist into ASP Tale

    In a twist on the ASP (application service provider) model, Internet service provider Asia Online will rent thin-client dedicated terminals as well as applications when it launches an ASP service here in October.

  • ASPs on the up, but 60% will fail: Gartner

    By 2003 Gartner predicts the application service provider (ASP) marketplace in the Asia-Pacific will be worth $US2.5 billion and a third of all software deals in the enterprise market will be delivered ASP style. However 60 per cent of players in the current market will not be in existence.

  • German investors take equity in Melbourne reseller

    Melbourne-based call centre solutions provider Call Time Solutions last week announced it had secured $3 million in private equity funding including one of the first investments from the recently announced Ericsson-Deutsche Technology Fund.

  • Win2K Datacenter date mooted

    Microsoft has announced that it's releasing the data centre version of Windows 2000 to manufacturing, a move that sets the stage for a formal launch of the enterprise-level operating system on September 26.

  • News briefs

    A-mazon deal A glitch in Amazon's computer system lowered prices by 50 per cent or more on some items. The cause is still unclear.

  • IBM, CA team to put Linux suite on S/390

    Continuing its bid to promote Linux servers, IBM announced that it has new hardware and software enhancements for its S/390 enterprise servers and a revised price plan.

  • U.S. Vacuum Threatens NZ's IT Talent Pool

    The booming U.S. economy could suck up New Zealand's IT workforce "like a large vacuum cleaner", local employment specialists say.

  • Linuxworld expo in brief

    Improvements in Linux clustering, system management, and the future of open source as it relates to enterprise performance and 64-bit computing were hot topics at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo at the San Jose Convention Centre, last week.

  • CHA increases accessibility to partners

    Local distributor CHA is moving its Sydney office from Hornsby to Lane Cove so it can be closer to the bulk of its resellers and vendors.

  • CSC stakes a share in B2B billions

    In a bid to win the lion's share of B2B e-commerce services, which analysts claim will total $99 billion by 2004, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has opened a $10 million e-business solutions centre in Canberra.

  • Citrix aims high with Vertigo Software

    Citrix Systems is beta-testing software that makes it easy to display component-based server applications on a variety of devices - PCs, personal digital assistants, Web phones and the like - regardless of the operating system in use.

  • How the Internet can help place 700,000 chicken wings

    You're a business with a major problem. You have 700,000 frozen teriyaki chicken wings already branded for a major food distributor, when the distributor suddenly announces that it doesn't want the goods any more. What do you do? Where it already exists worldwide, the excess consumer goods market is still largely paper-based.

  • NEWS FLASH: Penman retires from Compaq

    Compaq Australia and New Zealand has announced today its founding managing director and industry veteran of 33 years Ian Penman will retire in October to pursue other interests.

  • Telstra kick-starts 49,000 strong Net market

    Corporate Australia is to feel the heat of 49,000 small businesses getting together online.