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  • EU clears IBM-PwC Consulting deal

    The European Commission has given its approval to IBM Corp.'s purchase of PwC Consulting, the consulting division of accountancy company PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), it was announced Monday.

    24 Sept. 02 06:33 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Low-voltage Pentium III targets communications devices

    Intel added a 933MHz Low Voltage Pentium III processor designed for communications equipment to its lineup Monday, and began selling a motherboard for the processor, it said in a release.

    24 Sept. 02 06:08 Written by Tom Krazit
  • CRM projects need a long-term view

    Short-term focus on CRM initiatives leaves financial institutions struggling to achieve top and bottom-line growth through such projects, according to a market analyst.

    23 Sept. 02 11:04 Written by Helen Han
  • Use negotiating nous to win licence deals

    User power looks like it's making an impact.
    In recent months large software vendors, such as Oracle and Microsoft, have tried revising licensing models that could see a dramatic rise in costs for their customers. However, it's been a month of progress for the customer resistance movement.

    23 Sept. 02 10:57 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • Dairy co-op dumps legacy system, upgrades to ERP

    With growth in mind, a dairy co-operative of around 4000-plus members is investing more than a million dollars in an enterprise resource planning project.

    23 Sept. 02 10:53 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Vendors scramble to manage mixed storage nets

    A string of recent news announcements from major storage vendors highlights the industry's ongoing rush to consolidate and automate the management of heterogeneous storage devices.

    23 Sept. 02 10:52 Written by Deni Connor
  • Java leads, but .Net is gaining fast

    Recent data released by industry analyst the Meta Group has found that while J2EE is overwhelmingly dominant in the Australian development space, Microsoft's .Net initiative is hot on its heels with at least 41 per cent of organisations polled currently working on .Net projects.

    23 Sept. 02 10:50 Written by David Hollingworth
  • Software lets business users write the rules

    Nobilis Software Inc. this week unveiled process automation software that puts application development tools in the hands of business users.

    23 Sept. 02 10:30 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • MySQL adding transaction support to database

    MySQL AB, maker of the identically named open-source database, is adding transactional support to its database, company officials said.

    23 Sept. 02 09:21 Written by Paul Krill
  • HP beefs up e3000

    Hewlett-Packard kept to its promised roadmap for legacy servers last week with the announcement of upgrades to its e3000 servers that increase performance and storage capacity.

    23 Sept. 02 09:05 Written by Deni Connor
  • Microsoft adds to midmarket product portfolio

    Two new products are on the way from Microsoft Business Solutions, Microsoft's development unit for software aimed at small- and medium-size businesses.

    23 Sept. 02 08:43 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • IBM, Microsoft reject MySQL

    As interest in open-source databases builds, data management veterans IBM and Microsoft argue that alternative open-source databases such as MySQL lack the strength and functionality for enterprise deployment.

    23 Sept. 02 07:59 Written by Paul Krill
  • HP to bundle BEA app server with HP-UX

    Hewlett Packard (HP) on Monday will announce plans to bundle a trial version of BEA Systems's application server software with all of its servers, starting with those running HP-UX, company officials said. The move fills an important gap in HP's own software line-up and could help BEA to gain some market share against its chief rival IBM, according to one industry analyst.

    23 Sept. 02 07:56 Written by James Niccolai
  • Vulnerabilities uncovered in Cisco VPN client software

    New vulnerabilties discovered in the Cisco Virtual Private Network (VPN) 5000 Client software could allow an attacker to gain root access to a local workstation running the VPN client software or to capture password information used by the client, according to statements released by security company Ubizen NV and by Cisco Systems, lastThursday.

    23 Sept. 02 07:54 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Symantec set to announce Security Management System

    Symantec is set to unveil a new network security management tool called Symantec Security Management System (SSMS) in an event scheduled for Oct. 1. The new product will provide customers with a holistic view of their network security.

    23 Sept. 02 07:48 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Commerce One garners support for Web services

    Commerce One unveiled its Web services strategy last Thursday with announcements of a slew of new partnerships to provide key technology enhancements such as guaranteed message delivery and data mapping to the company's new Web services platform.

    23 Sept. 02 07:46 Written by Heather Harreld
  • Insurers look at wireless technology, but with caution

    Some insurance industry IT managers who attended this week's LOMA Emerging Technology Conference here said they have set their sights on wireless devices that they hope could help reduce claims processing time and paperwork.

    23 Sept. 02 07:33 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Next-Gen Web Services: Applications take flight

    Attempting to drill beneath pre-packaged application concepts from vendors and beyond the oft-cited benefits of integration, panelists here at InfoWorld's Next-Gen Web Services II: The Applications conference explored real-world deployments of user-centric Web services applications to leverage existing investments and create new business models and application opportunities.

    23 Sept. 02 07:32 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Alcatel sees lower sales and 13,000 fewer jobs

    Citing a further worsening of the market for telecommunication equipment, Alcatel announced 13,000 more job cuts last Friday and lowered its second-half sales forecast.

    23 Sept. 02 07:30 Written by Joris Evers
  • The Continuum from Building to Buying your infrastructure

    It is clear that the benefits of converged infrastructure in the enterprise are manifold, from vastly simplifying IT operations; supporting burgeoning digital trends; driving innovation, to helping CIOs thrive in the digital economy.

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    As a member of the Dell Technologies unique family of businesses, Dell EMC serves a key role in providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information.