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  • Destructive Palm Virus Discovered

    Owners of PalmOS-based devices beware: Researchers at an antivirus software company have discovered a new virus carrying a destructive load that can infect PalmOS applications and replicate itself.

  • Survey: MPs Wary of U.K. Government's Net Goals

    LONDON (09/21/2000) - Many Members of Parliament (MP) within the U.K.'s own government do not believe Prime Minister Tony Blair and his officials will be able to reach its publically promised goal of having all government services available online by 2005, according to a study published on Thursday.

  • CEOs Narrow Their View of CIOs

    Building customer relationship systems is information technology's single biggest contribution to competitive advantage, according to The World IT Strategy Compass Census 2000, a survey of 400 CEOs from some of the world's largest corporations. The survey was commissioned by Reston, Va.-based management consulting firm Compass America Inc.

  • Lucent Spinoff Debuts IP Telephony Products

    Avaya is building six new IP telephony hardware and software products intended to help voice-over-IP technology make the jump from smaller businesses to large-scale enterprises.

  • MS Launches Small Business Web Services

    BOSTON (09/21/2000) - Microsoft Corp. launched a program Thursday for bringing small businesses into cyberspace -- the latest move in the software company's transition toward its Microsoft .Net Internet strategy.

  • Caterpillar to Launch Satellite Videoconferencing

    When a large earthmover, bulldozer or other piece of heavy equipment breaks down on the other side of the world, contractors often don't have the luxury of reverting to a backup and may not have on-site engineers who can troubleshoot the problem. That's one of the reasons Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Ill., relies heavily on videoconferencing to bring experts together in an instant.

  • Dell CEO Stresses Net's Impact on Bottom Line

    Redefining an old-economy term in a new-economy way, Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Computer, in his keynote address at the Dell DirectConnect Conference, said companies should begin thinking of the acronym ROIC as "return on infrastructure computing" instead of its traditional "return on investment capital."

  • Congress Gives Out Privacy Advice

    The Senate Judiciary Committee has compiled a guide, titled "Know the Rules, Use the Tools," to help Internet users protect their privacy online.

  • Irish, U.S. Companies to Partner

    Dublin, Ireland-based telecommunications software company Openet Telecom and Framingham, Mass.-based TeleKnowledge Inc., which designs billing software for broadband service and content providers, this week announced that they have partnered to co-market each other's technologies, according to company officials.

  • Report: FCC Staff Backs AOL-Time Warner Deal

    LONDON (09/21/2000) - Antitrust enforcers at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are ready to give a conditional green light to the merger between America Online Inc. and Time Warner Inc., according to a report published Thursday in the Washington Post newspaper.

  • Acer Wins Argentine IT Project Contract

    SAN FRANCISCO (09/21/2000) - The Argentine government made a strong move Thursday toward lowering the financial burden of technology costs for its citizens. The Argentine Digital Project will look to Acer Argentina -- a division of Acer Inc. -- to make investments aimed at creating tech-related jobs and providing PCs at discounted costs.

  • Marconi to Buy Mariposa for Integrated Access

    Access and switching equipment maker Marconi PLC plans to buy access-device vendor Mariposa Technology for US$268 million.

  • Visa customers linked to ATMs via WAP

    The official Olympic credit card company, Visa, has processed more than $9.7 million in transactions from Homebush Olympic Park alone since the beginning of September.

  • Cable & Wireless Begins Apps Hosting

    Cable & Wireless PLC next week will launch its first application hosting services, which promise users an affordable and easy way to support enterprise software.

  • GTSI Brings Two More into Fold

    Government customers seeking to better monitor their e-business systems and applications and those looking for fault-tolerant servers can find help in a pair of alliances announced Monday by GTSI Corp.

  • Dell: Bottom Line Rests on Net Capabilities

    AUSTIN, TEXAS (09/21/2000) - Integration of the Internet into everyday business is becoming more closely linked to the financial success of a company, said Dell Computer Corp. founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell Thursday during the second annual Dell DirectConnect conference here.

  • Dell Rolls Out Notebooks with Wireless Technology

    The evolution of wireless LAN technology from niche to mainstream products will take another step forward today with the planned introduction by Dell Computer Corp. of two notebook PCs that will have antennas and eventually wireless modem connections built directly into the computer.

  • Everypath Enters Agreements

    Wireless technology vendor Everypath Inc., in Santa Clara, Calif., has aligned with several companies to mobilize corporate applications. The companies include Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Network Appliance Inc., and Net Perceptions.

  • Online Content Now Available to Goldmine Users

    Frontrange Solutions Inc., formerly named Goldmine Software Corp., has signed an exclusive agreement with to provide Goldmine application users with integrated access to the online sales force content and application services of Inc., a company of Siebel Systems Inc., FrontRange officials said Thursday.

  • IBM spared from embarassing mishaps at halfway point

    IBM's dearest wish is for its swansong Olympic Games here in Sydney to go smoothly. Big Blue's previous Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 96 turned sour when, after it had spent close to $US100 million, the frequent failures of the system that should have distributed event results to the press created a public relations nightmare for the company.