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  • Oracle dumps Arthur Andersen as auditor

    Oracle has dismissed Arthur Andersen as its independent auditor, a job the embattled Big Five accounting company held for 15 years.

    10 April 02 14:21 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Customs reviews EDS outsourcing deal

    The Australian Customs Service (ACS) is reviewing its mammoth outsourcing deal with EDS in preparation for the contract's expiry in March 2003.

    10 April 02 12:36 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Database project gets life and death priority

    Tackling an IT project to safeguard information that could determine if people live or die is one the NSW Police is not taking lightly.

    10 April 02 12:34 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Users launch legal battle against licensing changes

    Opposition by end users to Microsoft's new licensing program -- Software Assurance -- took a new twist this week when one company lodged an official complaint under the Trade Practices Act claiming the software giant is engaging in anticompetitive behaviour.

    10 April 02 12:31 Written by Andrea Malcolm and Sandra Rossi
  • IT management 'gotcha' awaits unwary

    Vendors continue to live by the maxim of 'only when it suits me' when discussing the management cost of new IT investments.

    10 April 02 12:29 Written by Kelly Mills
  • CTO title slow to snare followers

    Australia's IT industry is still undecided about the role of a CTO and where such a title fits within the organisation.

    10 April 02 12:25 Written by Siobhan Chapman and Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Australian companies ignore disaster recovery lessons

    Lessons about the after-effects on IT systems from September 11 have apparently failed to resonate with about half of Australia's companies which still have no disaster recovery plans in place.

    10 April 02 09:39 Written by Kelly Mills
  • CTO FORUM - FatWire bulking up Web services platform

    Content management software vendor FatWire in the next month will detail a new Web services tool called Web Services Builder, which will enable the development of services and registering them in UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration) directories, according to company officials.

    10 April 02 08:48 Written by Paul Krill
  • Volera joins Internet Streaming Media Alliance

    Volera, a provider of intelligent content networking software solutions and a subsidiary of Novell, has joined the Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA). Volera makes Excelerator, a QuickTime-compatible caching server designed to speed end-user access to online content.

    10 April 02 08:44 Written by Dennis Sellers
  • India, Singapore tie up with i2i cable

    Indian telecommunications carrier Bharti Group and Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) have finished building their joint US$250 million i2i cable connecting the two countries. The cable will enter commercial service within the next four weeks, SingTel said in a statement late Monday

    10 April 02 08:43 Written by David Legard
  • Toshiba pushes hard-disk density higher

    Toshiba has pushed its hard disk drive technology up one level with the unveiling of a new 2.5-inch drive that has the industry's highest capacity per platter, the company said Tuesday.

    10 April 02 08:41 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • EBay has three outages in three days

    Online auction giant eBay has experienced three outages of varying severity since Sunday, a spokesman for the San Jose-based company said.

    10 April 02 08:29 Written by Brian Sullivan
  • IP phone vendors push towards SIP support

    Pingtel and Polycom this week announced new voice-over-IP software and hardware aimed at enterprises interested in adopting the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) standard for VoIP applications.

    10 April 02 08:27 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • Sun targets midrange server market with Sun Fire 12K

    Seven months after unveiling its high-end Sun Fire 15K servers ranging from $1.4 million to $4 million, Sun Microsystems Tuesday launched its new, less-expensive Sun Fire 12K server line, filling a market niche between its bigger brothers and Sun's lower-end Sun Fire 6800 hardware.

    10 April 02 08:24 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • IBM unwraps new WebSphere Portal series

    Trying to sustain the momentum it started building in the portal market last year, IBM on Tuesday is expected to unwrap a new series of portal products that includes new collaboration capabilities and built-in Web services.

    10 April 02 08:24 Written by Ed Scannell
  • CTO FORUM - Starting small is key to software as a service

    The idea of linking companies' business infrastructures via Web services is a grand notion, but many of the vendors helping build the tools to make this vision a reality insisted that companies need to start small and first build services within their own organizations before opening their technology to others.

    10 April 02 08:21 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • IBM snags $563M services contract

    Financial services firm Manulife Financial has awarded IBM Corp.'s services unit a 10-year, US$563 million outsourcing contract to manage its IT infrastructure in Canada and the U.S.

    10 April 02 08:20 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Veritas expands offerings for Windows 2000

    Storage software giant Veritas Software on Tuesday expanded its storage software offerings for Microsoft Windows 2000 environments, according to Matt Fairbanks, the product line manager for high availability solutions at Veritas, in Mountain View, Calif.

    10 April 02 08:18 Written by Dan Neel
  • SonicWall boosts VPN, management features

    Firewall and virtual private network (VPN) appliance maker SonicWall Tuesday announced an upgrade to the firmware powering all of its products, which will bring users new VPN and bandwidth management features.

    10 April 02 08:17 Written by Sam Costello
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