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  • HP speeds ProLiant servers with new Xeons

    Hewlett-Packard detailed a trio of new ProLiant server models on Monday that will support some of the fastest server processors to date from Intel.

    03 Dec. 02 14:36 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Microsoft updates security alerts

    Microsoft is revising its End User Security Notification Service this month in response to customer feedback.

    03 Dec. 02 12:03 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Once-maverick ERP vendor Baan climbs out of trough

    Business application vendor Baan Co. NV is ready to get out into the limelight and repair its tarnished image. The company, however, faces the prospect of once again losing money, and risks alienating customers with its strong focus on manufacturers in four specific industries.

    03 Dec. 02 10:43 Written by Joris Evers
  • IBM adds new WebSphere tool for voice apps

    IBM will release later this month WebSphere Voice Application Access (WVAA), a tool for developers seeking to voice-enable corporate applications for mobile access.

    03 Dec. 02 10:41 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Australian ICT products and services get tested

    Australian businesses looking to evaluate and ready their ICT products and services for the international market may have a way of certifying success, thanks to a new consortium of public, community and private organisations launched last week.

    03 Dec. 02 08:48 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • GMAC extends dealer reach with BI

    General Motors Acceptance Corporation, the financial services arm of General Motors, has set up a business intelligence network for more than 200 dealers that is saving $115,000 a year on postage and materials.

    03 Dec. 02 08:45 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Sun launches updated mobile Java standard

    The latest version of the standard set of technologies for Java-capable mobile devices has been finalized and is now available, Sun Microsystems Inc. today announced at the Telecom Asia 2002 conference.

    03 Dec. 02 08:26 Written by Martyn Williams
  • IBM to 'verticalize' management dashboards

    Building off technology gained in its acquisition of Holosofx, IBM next year will begin customizing a set of management consoles that let users in vertical industries monitor business processes pertinent to them.

    03 Dec. 02 08:26 Written by Carolyn A. April
  • PeopleSoft upgrade focuses on integration

    PeopleSoft Inc. this week plans to announce an upgrade of the data warehousing software that's part of its new application integration suite, adding Web services support in a bid to make it easier for users to connect to applications from other vendors.

    03 Dec. 02 08:21 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Cisco backtracks on IOS security availability

    After announcing a number of security enhancements to its IOS software, Cisco Systems issued an alert on Friday that said some of those features will not be available until well into 2003, contrary to the company's earlier claims.

    03 Dec. 02 08:21 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Web apps become new weakest security link

    The defensive perimeter of firewalls and intrusion-detection systems that most companies rely on for network security is being bypassed by hackers who have made Web applications their newest targets, security experts warned last week.

    03 Dec. 02 08:14 Written by Dan Verton
  • FTC approves IBM HDD sale to Hitachi

    The US Federal Trade Commission has approved IBM's plans to sell its hard disk drive (HDD) operations to Hitachi, removing one of the last regulatory hurdles before the deal's closing.

    03 Dec. 02 08:13 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Asia driving growth for telecom industry

    Move aside North America and Europe. Asia is now the world's largest telecommunication market and leads the world in the deployment of advanced telecommunication technology, according to the ITU's (International Telecommunications Union's ) Asia-Pacific Telecommunication Indicators 2002 report released Monday.

    03 Dec. 02 08:10 Written by Martyn Williams and Sumner Lemon
  • Tight Budgets Put More Pressure on IT

    Faced with frozen or declining budgets, IT managers still have to find ways to use technology to help create "performance-driven" companies - and then make sure that they get proper credit for doing so.

    03 Dec. 02 08:08 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Requiem for a predator

    Charles Wang's abrupt retirement late last month, after 26 years, is giving detractors a last chance to disparage his accomplishments by dwelling on recent boardroom battles and the current investigations that they claim will scar his legacy. Wang was never a media darling, and competitors hated him, but the fact remains that he built a US$3 billion company from scratch. Few companies, in any industry, have grown so successfully by acquisition as Computer Associates International Inc. Wang clearly did some things quite well.

    02 Dec. 02 14:07 Written by Brandon Musler
  • Telstra to launch 3G for business

    Telstra is planning to launch Australia's first fully operational third-generation mobile service for business customers.

    02 Dec. 02 12:20 Written by Staff Writers
  • IT pros readying for holiday season woes

    While a lucky few are winding down for the silly season and a well-deserved break, the Christmas season for some IT professionals is a time of potential disaster.

    02 Dec. 02 12:17 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Interview -- Migrating to Itanium: HP discusses its Unix strategy

    Hewlett-Packard has the task of migrating its Unix customers running HP-UX on PA-RISC, as well as recently acquired Tru64 Alpha customers from Compaq, over to Intel's Itanium architecture. Making sure this transition happens smoothly in Australia is Steve Williamson who transferred from Compaq and now is business development manager in HP's business critical systems division.

    02 Dec. 02 11:46 Written by Howard Dahdah
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