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  • SuSE launches firewall application on CD

    Linux operating system vendor SuSE Linux Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of SuSE Linux AG, Tuesday announced the release of its SuSE Linux Firewall on CD, a CD-ROM-based software firewall aimed at strengthening security for enterprises running Linux.

  • HP trims costs with voluntary pay cuts, vacation

    To cut costs, Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) is asking its 88,500 employees worldwide to volunteer to take either eight vacation days off without pay or a 10 percent pay cut. Alternatively, employees may opt to take both four vacation days without pay and a 5 percent pay cut.

  • Cabletron aims for growth through services investments

    Even as it decides to sell off its own systems integration and consultancy service business, Cabletron Systems Inc. plans to invest in systems integration and consultancy partners that will help the company grow its networking equipment and management businesses.

  • Fuji Xerox opens $8m centre in Sydney

    Fuji Xerox Australia officially opened its new $8 million, Eco-Manufacturing Centre in Sydney today.

  • Apps integration is a legacy problem: Gartner

    Application integration will be the number one priority for IT managers seeking a competitive e-business advantage over the next five years, according to Gartner.

  • Slackware Linux 8.0 released despite recent turmoil

    Monday marked an important milestone for the Slackware Linux project with the release of version 8.0. What makes this release so significant is that less than three months ago the publisher of Slackware products, Berkley Software Design (BSDi), was acquired by Wind River which decided not to continue with Slackware development.

  • Stumped for results, MCC fields analysis software

    Knowing whether an event is profitable or not may seem fundamental to a business like the Melbourne Cricket Club. But surprisingly, the MCC until recently had to wait up to two months for such figures due to a poorly performing finance system.

  • Telstra to unbundle spectrum on copper network

    Telstra will now allow "spectrum sharing" on its telephone line network, meaning other companies will be able to use the network to gain access to residential and business customers.

  • Vendors aim holiday uptake at economic slowdown

    As belt-tightening in the tech sector spurs a number of large IT vendors towards enforcing holiday leave, local offshoots are tailoring their cost-cutting efforts with a customer-centric approach.

  • Academics pave way for e-truckies

    The global uptake of e-business is cranking up the pressure on Australia's transport industry facilitating moves to tighten supply chain links, according to a joint CSIRO and Queensland University of Technology report.

  • Telstra sees need for speed on mobile Internet

    Telstra has announced that Speedwise Technologies' Accellence will be deployed over Telstra's mobile networks to provide accelerated wireless Internet browsing.

  • Official: IBM to absorb Lotus by end of year

    The news has been circulating for some time but, without official confirmation, no one could say for sure. Now however, Alessandro Chinnici, director of marketing and communications for Lotus Italy, has confirmed that Lotus Development worldwide will be absorbed into IBM.

  • Equant to cut about 3,000 jobs

    As a result of the merger between global network operator Equant NV and France Télécom SA's Global One Communications subsidiary that was finalised on Friday, about 3,000 people can expect to lose their jobs.

  • IBM cuts Low Rate Financing program rate

    IBM started off its third fiscal quarter Monday by dropping the bottom interest rate available to corporate customers taking advantage of the company's Low Rate Financing program, targeted at mid-size firms shopping for leased servers, software, and other IBM products.

  • Alcatel, AMD settle flash-memory dispute

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced on Monday that it has settled its flash-memory lawsuit against Alcatel Business Systems, a unit of Paris-based telecommunication equipment maker Alcatel SA.

  • VPN SLA management to be addressed

    For those enterprises intrigued by IP (Internet Protocol) VPNs (virtual private networks) but worried about service-level agreements or quality of service, help is on the way.

  • Intel speeds up mobile, desktop Celeron lines

    Intel increased the speed on its low-cost family of chips Monday, when it released a 900MHz Celeron and an 850MHz mobile Celeron processor.

  • .NET enters Beta 2 at last

    With the exception of key partners, no one outside of Microsoft Corp. had seen anything new on the .NET front for nine months. A lot of anxious developers were sick of hearing, "It'll be in beta 2," when they inquired about bug fixes and enhancements. Finally, last month at the TechEd conference, Microsoft distributed the second beta release of its .NET software to attendees and made it available to thousands of Microsoft Developers Network (MSDN) subscribers as a 1.3GB download, most of which is sample code and documentation.

  • Accenture teams up for b-to-b online offerings

    Accenture, formerly known as Andersen Consulting, on Monday announced two separate initiatives in the business-to-business (B2B) online exchange market.

  • Microsoft readies Windows XP Release Candidate 1

    Microsoft Corp. has made the first full testing version of Windows XP available for evaluation, the company announced Monday.

  • 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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