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  • Out on a limb: Telstra guarantees DSL service, or your money back

    In a bid to overcome the lingering stigma surrounding its ADSL network, Telstra has announced it will provide ADSL customers with service level guarantees and offer rebates if network availability falls below 99 per cent per month.

    24 May 02 09:03 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Microsoft announces security bug in its debugger

    A security hole in the application used by Microsoft operating systems to debug programs while they are in use could allow an attacker to take control of applications running on affected systems, Microsoft said in a security bulletin Wednesday.

    24 May 02 08:17 Written by Sam Costello
  • Sun renews BEA app server tension

    BEA Systems has voiced its continued support for Sun Microsystems's Solaris 9 operating system, despite Sun's decision to integrate its application server in the OS.

    24 May 02 07:42 Written by Paul Krill , Ed Scannell , and Joris Evers
  • IBM to cut jobs at New York site

    IBM will eliminate some jobs in a cutback at its Endicott, New York, facility, the company confirmed Thursday.

    24 May 02 07:30 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Check Point boosts management with SmartCenter

    At its Experience conference, being held in Dublin through Friday, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. offered its customers two new management products designed to make their lives easier The new tools, SmartCenter and SmartCenter Pro, are centralized firewall and VPN (Virtual Private Network) management consoles designed to give users a single location from which to manage Check Point products, security policies and OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) -compliant offerings.

    24 May 02 07:13 Written by Sam Costello
  • KPNQwest files for bankruptcy protection

    Business Internet services company KPNQwest NV filed for protection from creditors on Thursday as it continues to work with banks and advisors to find funding alternatives, it said in a statement.

    24 May 02 06:24 Written by Joris Evers
  • SAP reshuffles global sales management

    Walldorf, Germany, e-business software vendor SAP AG announced on Thursday the appointment of European sales veteran Leo Apotheker as president of Global Field Operations. In the newly created position, Apotheker will be responsible for global sales.

    24 May 02 06:12 Written by John Blau
  • Handspring to color Treo

    On Tuesday, Handspring, the first of the Palm OS licensees, will unveil a color version of the Treo handheld device which combines Palm organizer applications along with a full-function cellular phone.

    24 May 02 05:29 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Peregrine Systems to restate financial results

    Peregrine Systems announced that it will restate its financial statements for 2000, 2001 and the first three quarters of 2002 to correct irregularities that could amount to US$100 million.

    24 May 02 04:17 Written by Brian Sullivan
  • Giga offers implementation tips at portals conference

    With corporate portals still a developing and nebulously defined software category, a successful implementation hinges on having clear goals and on paying keen attention to user experience, Giga Information Group analyst Laura Ramos said here Thursday in the opening keynote of INT Media Group's Enterprise Web & Corporate Portal Conference.

    24 May 02 04:10 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • HP's new UK/Ireland division outlines structure

    Hewlett-Packard introduced its four core business groups in the U.K. and Ireland, along with the individuals who will lead them following its merger with Compaq Computer Corp.

    24 May 02 03:45 Written by Laura Rohde
  • UpShot broadens CRM

    Facing growing competition on the sales force automation front, UpShot this week announced the integration of its online CRM offering with popular desktop applications.

    24 May 02 03:03 Written by Heather Harreld
  • Juniper: Redundant routers here to stay

    IP routing will never be so reliable that carriers can eliminate redundant routers, according to the founder and CTO of Juniper Networks.

    24 May 02 02:21 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Cisco IP phones could be shut down via DoS attack

    Weaknesses in some models of Cisco Systems IP telephones could allow the devices to be restarted by a Web attack or even taken over by a malicious network client, the company says. A software fix is available.

    24 May 02 02:20 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • IDC: Database software market heading to $20 billion

    Despite the setbacks caused by last year's tight economic environment, worldwide sales of relational and object-relational database management systems (RDBMS) are poised to surge once again, growing to a US$20 billion market by 2006, according to a report released Wednesday by IDC.

    24 May 02 01:38 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Netegrity fortifies portal with Web services

    Netegrity this week at the Delphi Consulting Group Inc. Enterprise Portal and Web Services Conference here bolstered its portal framework offering with capabilities designed to integrate and expose application functions and business processes as Web services.

    24 May 02 00:43 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Here's a switch

    With all the vague and vaporous promises of future delivery we get from multiservice switch vendors nowadays, it's refreshing to hear from one that's actually shipping all its products… or so it says.

    23 May 02 18:40 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Verizon Wireless to offer MSN services from Friday

    Verizon Wireless and Microsoft will team up to offer MSN services to Verizon wireless customers who have Web-enabled digital phones, the companies said in a joint statement Thursday.

    23 May 02 15:14 Written by David Legard
  • AT&T Wireless offers bulk SMS service

    AT&T Wireless Services today introduced a bulk Short Messaging Service (SMS) program designed to allow enterprises to send large volumes of 140- to 160-character messages to targeted customers or groups of employees such as truck drivers or utility company repair crews.

    23 May 02 14:20 Written by Bob Brewin
  • Microsoft woos CEOs

    Microsoft has gathered 100 chief executive officers (CEO) at its Redmond, Washington, compound for two days to spout predictions on the future of Web-based computing and woo them with new technology in the pipeline.

    23 May 02 14:00 Written by Matt Berger
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