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  • Retailer Target rolls out CRM system

    Target Corporation this month began to roll out a new customer relationship management (CRM) system that was designed to not only combine customer information from its 900 stores, Web sites, call centers and catalogs but also update that information instantaneously.

  • Intel delivers first 1GHz mobile chip

    Determined to ride the technology curve even in the face of an economic slowdown, Intel on will tomorrow introduce its first 1GHz Mobile Pentium III Speedstep processor. A 900MHz version of the new chip will also become available, as well as a 750MHz Mobile Celeron processor, according to Don MacDonald, the director of marketing for Intel's mobile platforms group.

  • Microsoft, eBay strike web services deal

    In a bid to give its Internet auction site a boost, eBay Inc. last week unveiled a deal to adopt Microsoft Corp.'s Web technology and .Net development tools.

  • Intel expands ASP support services

    Intel Online Services Inc., a division of chip giant Intel Corp., this week announced its ASP Accelerator Program to provide member application service providers (ASP) with business tools.

  • Motorola plans to shed an additional 7,000 workers

    Motorola has announced plans to cut 7,000 positions in its personal communications sector, citing continuing deterioration in the mobile handset market. Motorola has cut or outsourced approximately 16,000 jobs in the last six months.

  • Sun's Serengeti takes server market by the tail

    Sun Microsystems on Wednesday will introduce its long-awaited "Serengeti" server line at the company's "Data Center to the Nth" event in New York, according to sources close to the company.

  • IBM, Microsoft bolster ASP efforts

    IBM and Microsoft extended credibility to the troubled ASP (application service provider) market last week with ASP development programs and brand-name assurances intended to inject new life into the ASP phenomenon, analysts said.

  • Storage-management software fails to satisfy users

    Of about 300TB of data stored in three separate storage area networks (SAN) at The Boeing Co., only 2TB to 3TB can be shared in a SAN with products from different vendors because the software available to manage them is unreliable.

  • Novell to launch back-up services for remote users

    This week, Novell will announce software that allows remote users to back up their files automatically to the corporate network. The software will be launched at Novell's annual user conference, BrainShare.

  • Homemade CDs out perform factory-made discs

    CDs burned at home can be of better quality than those pressed in a factory, according to Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV. The Dutch Electronics giant will unveil next week at CeBIT its Thermo Balanced Writing (TBW) technology, which optimizes the burn process and ensures the integrity of data written to CDs (compact discs).

  • Sprint advances application-hosting effort

    Sprint Corp. this week enhanced its application-hosting strategy by unveiling an alliance with Sun Microsystems Inc. and adding a consulting practice that will focus on mobile commerce applications.

  • Eazel launches Nautilus desktop software

    Eazel Inc. will hold the official launch of its long awaited Nautilus desktop software tomorrow, ushering in, some analysts say, a new age of user-friendly open source computing that could eventually place the vendor in a strong position in an emerging gadgetized world.

  • Telstra to spend $900 k on IP network design

    Telstra has awarded a $900,000 contract to researchers at Adelaide University to help design and build its Internet based network.

  • Ericsson repackages mobile commerce platform

    L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co. announced Friday it would combine two of its existing mobile commerce offerings into a package to be sold as the Mobile Commerce Platform.

  • HP to use Intel's new 1GHz mobile processor

    Intel Corp. is set to launch its first 1GHz processor for notebook PCs on Monday, a source close to the company said.

  • Eazel lays off 40

    After releasing the first version of its Nautilus open-source desktop software with much fanfare on March 12, Eazel Inc. bit the bullet just a day later and laid off more than half of its 70-member staff.

  • Linux guru touts OS for business use

    Eric S. Raymond is well-known as the author of "The Cathedral and the Bazaar", a classic essay on the open source software movement and has been an open source innovator and advocate for years. He is a board member at VA Linux Systems, and often lectures around the world on the benefits and future of Linux, Unix and open source software. Computerworld talked with Raymond recently and asked him for his thoughts on Linux in today's business market.

  • Sabre sells IT business to EDS

    Sabre Holdings Corp. last week announced a US$3 billion deal to sell its airline IT outsourcing business and its internal technology assets to Electronic Data Systems Corp. As part of the deal, Sabre outsourcing customer American Airlines Inc. said it will pull some of its application development activities back in-house.

  • App helps Boeing link factory floor to suppliers

    Last week, The Boeing Co.'s shop floor got a bit smarter with the rollout of iCollaboration, an intelligent software product that predicts when critical parts will be needed in manufacturing and notifies suppliers to deliver them.

  • From Russia with Code

    After enduring overwhelming regulatory and economic changes over the last decade, Russia now appears ready to make strides toward establishing a place in the growth of global technology markets. While the country will undoubtedly battle business policy challenges for some time, it has nurtured technology talent to the point where many experts suggest the country could begin to resemble such hotbeds of IT development as India and Israel.