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  • Hutchison signs 3G deal for Australia

    Hutchison today announced a $US700 million contract with Motorola for the supply of third generation (3G) wireless devices.

  • Motorola reports loss for second straight quarter

    Motorola on Wednesday announced its second loss in as many quarters, citing ongoing difficulties in the telecommunications and semiconductor markets.

  • Customer focus captures IT spend: exec

    Customer relationship management (CRM) projects are still on the agenda of many enterprises, according to an Australian VP.

  • Compaq moves to cut more jobs

    Compaq Computer Corp. today announced plans to lay off another 4,000 workers because of continued weak demand for its systems, increasing the total number of jobs that are due to be eliminated this year by the computer vendor to 8,500.

  • NetRatings: Orbitz is Web's biggest e-commerce launch

    Despite a field littered with the corpses of defunct dot-coms, Orbitz LLC last month managed to pull off the most successful Web launch in terms of visitors to a site, according to Nielsen/NetRatings.

  • Ellison's vision 'unrealistic,' says i2's Brady

    Oracle Corp. chief Larry Ellison is "kidding himself" with the suggestion that digital information could be more easily accessed and shared if stored in fewer, larger databases, i2Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Greg Brady said Wednesday at the E-Gov conference, the day after the database company's leader offered his vision to the same crowd.

  • AT&T CEO: Comcast's offer is serious

    AT&T Corp.'s chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) believes Comcast Corp.'s unsolicited US$44.5 billion bid for AT&T Broadband is serious, according to prepared remarks to the Boston Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

  • Fujitsu heats up competition with new server release

    Fujitsu Technology Solutions Inc. (FTS) will step up its presence in the high-end hardware market next week when it plans to announce a new server to compete with machines from Sun Microsystems Inc. and IBM Corp.

  • New Linux Standard Base promises 'one app fits all'

    A specification unveiled last week may hasten the day IT managers can buy a Linux application and be confident it will run on any vendor's version of the open source operating system.

  • Cisco to buy metro network company AuroraNetics

    Cisco Systems Inc. announced its first acquisition of the year Wednesday, picking up metropolitan network technology company AuroraNetics Inc. for US$150 million in stock.

  • Novell bets future on consulting, shuffles management

    Financially troubled Novell Inc. today announces a major restructuring of the company focused around a new sales channel that emphasizes consulting, according to internal Novell documents received by Network World.

  • Cabletron sets date for Enterasys spin-off

    Cabletron Systems Inc. on Tuesday announced that Aug. 6 will be the day the company rides into the sunset by completing the final spin-offs of its subsidiary companies.

  • Dell bolsters tape storage options

    Dell Computer Corp. Monday expanded its enterprise storage line with the announcement of two tape libraries that support the Linear-Tape Open industry standard.

  • Partners detail support for latest Check Point offering

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. said it has lined up major hardware vendors to support the latest version of its VPN-1/Firewall-1, which started shipping this week.

  • Psion shelves Bluetooth products, cuts 250 staff

    U.K. handheld computer maker Psion PLC announced on Wednesday that it is refocusing on providing digital networking and in doing so will lay off 250 employees in addition to taking a 29 million pound (US$40.9 million) one time charge.

  • Semiconductor vendors implement RosettaNet

    RosettaNet Inc. on Wednesday announced at its Semiconductor Manufacturing Board Meeting that a Work-in-Process (WIP) Milestone has been implemented at 10 semiconductor and high tech companies.

  • IETF stays course on international domain names

    Patents be damned! That's the consensus of network engineers developing an industry standard for supporting foreign-language domain names in the Internet.

  • Cisco fortifies fiber gear for metro, long haul

    Cisco Systems Inc. rolled out enhancements to its optical portfolio designed to attract the RBOC (regional Bell operating companies) dollar and increase the channel count on its metro and long-haul transport platforms, here at the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference this week.

  • Cisco looks to lock down small-office WAN links

    Cisco Systems Inc. this week unveiled two routers aimed at tightening security for small-office and branch-office WANs (wide area networks).

  • Roundtable looks at InfiniBand issues

    Vendors and industry observers Monday had a chance to debate the prospects for InfiniBand, the upcoming bus architecture that promises to alleviate many of the bottlenecks now clogging servers, storage, and other network devices.

  • Key to omnichannel CX is customisation

    In order to achieve success with omnichannel customer experience strategy, companies need to utilise user personas, while maintaining excellence across all channels, according to customer transformation service expert, Brad Starr.

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