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  • Intel plans dual-core 64-bit server chip in 2005

    Intel Corp. plans to add a lower-priced single processor to the Itanium line later this year and will add a dual-core processor to its Itanium family of 64-bit server chips in 2005, according to Lisa Graff, director of the Intel enterprise processor marketing group.

    17 Jan. 03 08:32 Written by Bob Brewin
  • Spam fighters to gather at MIT

    Spam, long the arch nemesis of e-mail users, has become so pervasive recently that a whole conference is being held to try to find better ways to fight it. Researchers, industry experts and spam filter hackers are descending on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Friday for what is being dubbed as the first-ever Spam Conference.

    17 Jan. 03 08:31 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • ING signs $22m outsourcing deal

    ING Australia has signed Aspect Computing to manage the finance group's 2500-seat desktop and LAN environment as part of a $22 million outsourcing contract announced Thursday.

    17 Jan. 03 08:29 Written by Staff Writers
  • Sun readying J2EE 1.4

    Sun Microsystems Inc. officials on Wednesday presented a laundry list of technology and promotional efforts planned for the Java language, including the February release of Version 1.4 of J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition), featuring integrated Web services support.

    17 Jan. 03 08:28 Written by Paul Krill
  • IBM boosts content management strategy

    At least one of IBM's New Year's resolutions is to improve its content management strategy and products in 2003.

    16 Jan. 03 14:37 Written by Tom Sullivan and Cathleen Moore
  • Apple ups Q1 revenue, but posts slight net loss

    Apple Computer Wednesday reported a net loss of US$8 million, or 2 cents per share, for its fiscal 2003 first quarter. The results, posted after the close of financial markets in the U.S., compare with a net profit of US$38 million, or 11 cents per diluted share, that the company reported in the first quarter of 2002.

    16 Jan. 03 14:33 Written by Ken Mingis and Stacy Cowley
  • HP to resell Cisco's switches

    Hewlett-Packard has become the second major vendor to officially announce that it will resell Cisco Systems' new line of Fibre Channel switches. Although the announcement is no surprise to industry watchers, it's nevertheless a major milestone in Cisco's planned entry into the storage-area network (SAN) marketplace.

    16 Jan. 03 14:31 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Symantec reports 29 percent Q3 revenue growth

    Computer security company Symantec reported third quarter income of US$72 million or US$0.44 per share, on revenue of US$376 million Wednesday, a healthy increase from the company's performance for the same quarter last year, when it reported net income of just US$100,000, or less than US$.01 per share, on revenue of US$290 million.

    16 Jan. 03 14:28 Written by Paul Roberts
  • IBM names new PC unit head

    IBM Corp. is changing the guard in its US PC unit, naming company veteran Stephen Ward senior vice president and general manager of its Personal Systems Group.

    16 Jan. 03 09:12 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Lufthansa pilots onboard WLAN service

    On flight LH 418 from Frankfurt, Germany, to Washington, DC, Lufthansa AG began on Wednesday a three-month trial for a new onboard wireless broadband service that allows travelers to connect to the Internet some 10,000 meters in the sky.

    16 Jan. 03 08:30 Written by John Blau
  • Crescent Networks closes

    Three months after it laid off two-thirds of its staff yet insisted it was not closing, edge router start-up Crescent Networks Inc. has indeed ceased operations.

    16 Jan. 03 08:27 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Intel sells off Trillium software assets

    Intel Corp. has sold the rights to software products from its Trillium Digital Systems Inc. subsidiary to Continuous Computing Corp. for an undisclosed sum, Continuous said in a release Monday. Trilllium makes software for telecommunications and broadband Internet products.

    16 Jan. 03 08:25 Written by Tom Krazit
  • CIO recommends Web-based stories to meet company needs

    It's a familiar job description: Make past IT investments pay. Cut spending. Meet user demands. Then do it again. What's a CIO to do? James Noble, vice president and CIO at Philip Morris Companies Inc., put it another way: "How can you be innovative and increase productivity when you're just keeping the lights on?" he asked at a recent Society for Information Management CIO Forum in New York City.

    16 Jan. 03 08:23 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • Nokia kills Amber Networks router

    Nokia Corp. has discontinued an edge router it obtained from the US$421 million acquisition of startup Amber Networks Inc. two years ago.

    16 Jan. 03 08:13 Written by Jim Duffy
  • WSIS - Delegates fail to agree on open-source 'support'

    A three-day meeting that brought together Asian governments, organizations, companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) ended Wednesday morning with the approval of a declaration that, among other things, calls for encouraging the development of open-source software. A draft of the declaration had called for open source to be "supported" but was changed after objections from the U.S. government delegation late Tuesday night.

    16 Jan. 03 08:07 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Dataquest: WLAN poised for takeoff in Asia-Pacific

    Wireless LAN (WLAN) services are beginning to achieve growth in the Asia-Pacific region after two years of struggling to be accepted, according to research firm Gartner Inc.'s Dataquest unit.

    16 Jan. 03 08:05 Written by David Legard
  • Microsoft lets governments review Windows code

    Microsoft Corp. will give governments and international organizations access to the programming code underlying several versions of its Windows operating system to allay security concerns, the company announced Tuesday.

    16 Jan. 03 08:02 Written by Joris Evers
  • Nokia extends mobile apps development to Linux

    Nokia on Tuesday began offering a free, Java-based toolkit for developing mobile applications on the Linux platform, for deployment on Nokia mobile phones.

    15 Jan. 03 14:44 Written by Paul Krill
  • W3C to ponder Web services choreography

    The World Wide Web Consortium on Tuesday agreed to form a working group to draft an industry-wide recommendation on implementing Web services choreography, to enable Web services to better interact with each other for more automated transactions.

    15 Jan. 03 14:33 Written by Paul Krill
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