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  • Security vendor guns for ASPs

    Baltimore Technologies has announced a new scheme to attract the business of application service providers (ASPs), after acquiring two specialist security software companies in the last month.

  • Inprise/Borland promises easier developer platform

    Inprise/Borland has released the latest version of its Java cross-platform development environment, JBuilder 4, which the company claims will cut the time to market for developers building applications.

  • Tuning in and out

    The ability to stay financially afloat has proved quite a challenge in recent months for Internet companies, particularly for streaming radio stations, with youth station becoming the latest casualty.

  • Govt Names New E-council Members

    The federal government last week named the 13 members of a new peak body formed to boost business and consumer confidence in e-commerce.

  • Powerlan adds a tier to Whitepine's products

    IT services and solutions company Powerlan has appointed distributor Conexus to wholesale its ASP and enterprise Web-to-host solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

  • CGE&Y teams with Avaya for CRM

    After spinning off from Lucent Technologies last month, Avaya Singapore has formed an alliance with IT consultancy and integrator Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (CGE&Y) to offer customer relationship management (CRM) solutions throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Hey vendors, where's the Paralympics tickets?

    Tabloid has noted that the free-wheeling bandwagon of complimentary tickets to Olympic events didn't extend to the Paralympics.

  • Tech Pacific brings Starlight to kids

    Continuing to carry the torch of philanthropy in the channel, Tech Pacific last week donned a genie outfit for the fourth year in a row to grant 60 wishes to seriously ill children associated with the Starlight Children's Foundation.

  • Web Developer Briefs: StarOffice, Game Developers, Red Sherrif

    StarOffice code online, Game developers meet, Web ratings house goes OS

  • Briefs: ICANN, David Jones, Microsoft

    ICANN downunder, DJ dot-com take 2, MS rejigs partner status

  • Fiorina: HP wants to be top in PC sales

    Hewlett-Packard wants to be the number 1 or 2 in worldwide PC sales and has decided not to become a major application service provider (ASP), CEO Carly Fiorina told attendees of Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2000.

  • Sun unveils resource site

    Sun Microsystems has unveiled Dot-Com Builder, a resource Web site designed to harness and distribute Web-programming knowledge from leading developers on the Web. The site will aim to be a resource for Web developers who create applications using Java, extensible mark-up language (XML), and other server-side scripting languages.

  • Telstra revamps PCCW deal

    Telstra and Pacific Century Cyberworks (PCCW) have moved to end any uncertainty over their Pan-Asian market alliance, which includes the sale of Telstra's and PCCW's wholesale network business into a new entity.

  • PC sales flatline: Inform

    PC sales have hit their lowest levels this year, according to August figures by market analyst Inform.

  • Geac to axe staff

    Struggling business applications vendor Geac Computer has announced plans to chop its workforce by about 12 per cent worldwide, in an attempt to return to operating profitability by next month and prime itself for a potential sale.

  • Bubble at bursting point?

    And you thought inflation and the pace of change was bad in Australia. Try this one for size. On a recent trip to California's Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, one unnamed ARN informant managed to take the time to let us know what we've been observing and saying for years.

  • e-business startup package up for grabs

    Software vendor Compuware, Asia-Pacific, is sponsoring a nationwide search for a software entrepreneur with a foolproof e-business concept, offering a startup package to any developer that can fill a gap in the Compuware stable.

  • Powerlan and CPS bet on B2B

    IT-listed services company Powerlan has struck a deal with the CPS group whereby it will acquire CPS's ageing NEIS B2B exchange without actually paying a cent.

  • IBM releases new online direct model

    While rumours have been reverberating for months within the channel, IBM will begin advertising its Internet sales site - which is already up and running - over the coming weeks.

  • Changes in the offing for mcsps

    Microsoft will announce a restructure of its Microsoft Certified Solution Provider (MCSP) program next month, at a partner conference in Hobart.

  • 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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