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  • Maxtor to buy Quantum unit for more than US$2B

    Storage provider Maxtor on Wednesday announced it will buy Quantum's hard disk drive group for an estimated US$2.3 billion in stock.

  • Sausage and Unisys fill in the gaps

    Sausage Software and Unisys have signed a non-exclusive, global partnership for the offering of complementary services in the eBusiness space.

  • Equipment Failure Knocks Napster Offline

    Technology achieved what the largest music companies have failed to do -- knock controversial music-sharing site off the Web, at least for a few hours.

  • EMC's Ruettgers Warns of Data Explosion

    EMC CEO Mike Ruettgers said that the industry is at a crisis point in the data explosion, in a keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld on Wednesday. The factors of the crisis are the growth of data, the IT shortage, and the cost of downtime.

  • IBM GSA staff not happy in three states

    Approximately 50 IBM GSA staff gathered in Elizabeth Street, Sydney in a stop-work meeting last week to discuss and vote on the question of possible further industrial action against the IT services giant.

  • Sun, E.piphany Ink CRM Alliance

    Sun Microsystems and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist E.piphany announced a broad alliance Wednesday that will see the two companies partner on product development, sales, and marketing initiatives.

  • Avaya raises channel bar as stock stumbles

    Lucent-born Avaya Communications has announced plans to boost its channel presence at the official launch of its Australian operations yesterday.

  • EMC chief says storage controls the Net's future

    The amount of data on the Internet will explode in coming years, but inexpensive storage systems will soon be available to handle all of the information, said Mike Ruettgers, chief executive officer of storage vendor EMC in a keynote speech Wednesday at Oracle's Open World.

  • IBM Launches New Mainframe Amid Rebranding Effort

    IBM has launched its first 64-bit mainframe computer amid a sweeping server rebranding effort aimed at giving users a more integrated view of the company's multiple hardware and operating system technologies.

  • Ellison Promises $US1M if DBMS Doesn't Perform

    The next release of Oracle's flagship database is "magic," Oracle boss Larry Ellison told a packed crowd of customers.

  • Lucent APAC program goes global

    Introduced in the Asia-Pacific region, Lucent's dual channel programs appear to be paying off for the network vendor and its partners. Now the company has announced it's on the trail for more partners, as the programs go global.

  • Domain names go Chinese

    Melbourne IT subsidiary Internet Names Worldwide (INWW) has begun accepting registrations for domain names in Chinese.

  • AMD Polishes Up New Athlon, Duron Chips

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will reportedly up the ante in its ongoing chip race with Intel.

  • Compaq Connect store opens

    Compaq Australia has launched its first Compaq Connect franchise in Sydney in an effort to snatch SMEs and technology-savvy consumers from the "white box" businesses currently monopolising the market.

  • AustStor to offer LTO Qualstar libraries

    Storage distributor AustStor has furthered its exclusive distribution agreement with robotics vendor Qualstar to distribute its Linear Tape Open (LTO) format tape libraries.

  • Maxtor to Buy Quantum Unit for More Than $US2B

    Storage provider Maxtor on Wednesday announced it will buy Quantum's hard disk drive group for an estimated $US2.3 billion in stock.

  • Austrade Lines Up Stands for CeBIT

    Places at next year's CeBIT summit have all but disappeared and Australian technology businesses are being advised to gather under one national umbrella.

  • Car Shopping on Internet Still in Pits

    For most people the idea of buying a new car is quite exciting, but in practice quite exhausting and frustrating. A new Web site offering consumers the opportunity to buy a car over the Internet may not deliver just that, but goes part of the way by giving consumers the opportunity to peruse new and used cars online, and to complete the sale the old fashion way.

  • McNealy sheds light on Sun's Web world

    Services left to service providers as Sun Microsystems hypes dot-com future

  • US seeks new payment methods

    For Supervalu, a major food distributor and operator of some 500 retail stores, developing alternative electronic-payment systems has become a bottom-line issue.

  • 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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