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  • IBM GSA bets on analytics for CRM's next leap

    IBM's services subsidiary IBM GSA is backing analytic functionality as the next phase of customer relationship management (CRM), releasing a branded services-based offering.

  • Billion dollar online banking scam unravels

    Authorities have arrested two individuals in Switzerland and another two in San Francisco in connection with an Internet banking scam worth some $US3.9 billion, said the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which monitors banking fraud.

  • Paging problems hit emergency network

    NSW rural emergency services volunteers' paging network has been troubled over the past several months, according to concerns NSW Minister for Emergency Services Bob Debus raised recently in Parliament.

  • ASP exports to Middle East

    An Australian application services provider (ASP) Cavillon Systems has signed a five-year, multimillion agreement with an Egyptian distributor to export to the Middle East.

  • VA Linux launches NAS appliance

    VA Linux Systems began shipping on Tuesday its latest network-attached storage (NAS) appliance, aimed at customers bogged down by increasingly large amounts of data such as digital media companies and storage service providers.

  • Microsoft out to keel-haul software pirates

    Microsoft sent an ominous warning yesterday to the channel that it will not tolerate pirated software sales announcing a $5,000 reward for anyone giving evidence leading to the conviction of a dealer selling pirated or counterfeit software.

  • Xtra website redirect a poser

    The performance of New Zealand ISPs accessing overseas websites differs markedly and even after a decade of website creation some pages are still inaccessible using some browsers. But a few weeks ago a Computerworld reader discovered an apparently unique example of web behaviour using Xtra.

  • Dollar doldrums stems IT brain drain

    Australia's tumbling dollar, combined with a slump in the US IT market, is taking the pressure off the nation's ever-present 'brain drain' problem.

  • Startup takes on heavyweights in GIO tender battle

    Fledgling Australian application services provider Quantum Internet Pty Ltd (Qi) will go head to head against outsourcing giant CSC to win a lucrative tender to Internet-enable GIO workers compensation claims.

  • Sprint reports Q1 wireless loss, misses expectations

    Sprint announced first quarter earnings on Tuesday of US$315 million or $0.35 per share for its fixed-line FON Group unit, excluding investment and other one time gains, lower than the $0.48 per share reported earnings, excluding items, for the same quarter last year and $0.02 a share below Wall Street analysts' expectations. Sprint's wireless PCS unit reported losses of $0.40 per share, a loss of $0.03 a share more than analysts expected.

  • Earnings roundup: Unisys hit by slow server sales

    Unisys, citing slow sales of its enterprise servers and weaknesses in its systems integration business, yesterday reported a 35 per cent drop in first-quarter profits and warned that earnings in the current second quarter will likely be just half of what they were in the same period last year.

  • Intel announces fast DSP chip architecture

    Chip giant Intel debuted its Micro Signal Architecture (MSA) in Tokyo Tuesday, marking the first step towards its new chipset for mobile devices, which is due to launch later this year.

  • Complex math makes downloads, streaming more efficient

    Digital Fountain is taking a stab at increasing the efficiencies of large file downloads and streaming media, using complex mathematical algorithms in its new Download Fountain and Streaming Fountain products announced this week.

  • Cost cutting may spur IT outsourcing deals

    The cooling economy may prompt firms to outsource more IT for cost-cutting reasons, according to analysts. But technology users said the economy hasn't had much impact on their outsourcing decisions yet.

  • MS, HP team to help new businesses

    Microsoft on Tuesday extended its relationship with Hewlett-Packard's new business accelerator, making a number of its servers available to start-ups for testing free of charge.

  • Dutch government turns to biometrics to ID immigrants

    In its search for effective measures against "look-a-like" fraud where passports and other documents are illegally shared, the Dutch government is turning to biometrics. Trials involving scanning of irises of eyes and faces will start in June.

  • Oracle renames OLAP Services

    Using a name that smells like the one Microsoft Corp. chose when it shipped SQL Server 2000 last summer, Oracle Corp. on Tuesday announced that its combined OLAP (online analytical processing) tools and data mining technology will be dubbed Advanced Analytic Services in the forthcoming 9i database.

  • iPlanet adds to J2EE toolkit

    IPlanet E-Commerce Solutions on Tuesday announced a set of developer tools and resources that it claims will reduce development cycles and deployment of J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) applications.

  • iPAQ users get hands on more RAM

    Portable Computer Enhancements (PCE) announced Tuesday that it will install RAM upgrades on Compaq Computer Corp.'s iPAQ handheld computer.

  • Yahoo taps former Warner executive as new CEO

    BOSTON (04/17/2001) - Internet company Yahoo Inc.'s board of directors on Tuesday named a former top Warner Brothers Inc. executive as the company's new chairman and chief executive officer (CEO).