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  • New chief of Tribe

    In an effort to continue to grow their home market, Sydney-based entertainment and online media company Tribe, has appointed Scott Neilson as new managing director of its Australian On Line Division.

  • A Headstrong MD

    Global e-solutions provider, Headstrong has appointed Colin Flynn as managing director of its Australian business.

  • Patents agency moves online in $3m deal

    An Australian federal government agency is leaving the 'paper shuffle' behind to take its place in the online world. IP Australia, the agency that grants rights in patents, trademarks and designs has contracted Objective Corporation for three years in a deal worth $3 million, to implement an electronic catalogue management system.

  • IDC says ASP market set to double

    In 2001 a new generation of application service providers (ASPs) will emerge with more companies designing software specifically for this business model, according to IDC.

  • Mitsubishi Trucks revs up distribution

    Mitsubishi Trucks Australia (MTA) has gone live with an integrated ERP and SCM system, forming an online distribution arm which links with its Japan-based headquarters.

  • RequestDSL chooses PowerTel for ATM backbone

    RequestDSL has selected PowerTel to provide asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) backbone services to support its national DSL network rollout.

  • IBM tightens reseller noose

    IBM Corp. has dumped the direct sales reality in the lap of Australian resellers today after confirming its Web-based sales strategy is only the start of a wider plan to increase online PC sales.

  • Memory makers ready to ramp DDR SDRAM

    Leading memory makers expect to quickly ramp up production of DDR (double data rate) SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM) chips, an emerging high-speed memory standard that they believe will be used in a wide range of computers and other digital devices, company representatives said here Tuesday at the DDR Summit conference hosted by Via Technologies Inc.

  • Oracle takes VentureNetwork worldwide

    Oracle Corp. on Tuesday launched VentureNetwork, an online meeting place for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and providers of services to startups worldwide.

  • Export bill considered by Senate committee

    Computer industry representatives told a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday that they support the latest version of a Senate export control bill, but they said other legislative changes would be needed in order for the computer industry to take full advantage of the new law.

  • TSMC to supply Transmeta chips

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) is set to become the second supplier of Transmeta Corp.'s power-saving Crusoe chips, joining IBM Corp., Transmeta's chief executive officer said Tuesday.

  • Call for nominations

    Computerworld is seeking Fellows Awards nominees from the ranks of IT&T professionals throughout Australia. Nominees will be individuals who have reached an exceptional level of achievement in their careers as information technology leaders.

  • Qualcomm, to build wireless music applications Inc. will work with wireless technology company Qualcomm Inc. to develop an application for the wireless delivery of digital music, the online music site announced Wednesday.

  • Book industry takes lessons from Napster

    An easily read, portable e-book that puts a whole library's worth of reading at your fingertips--even on a crowded subway--may be the future of publishing. But in the meantime, book publishers struggle to determine how to make money in this new digital world.

  • Sprint outlines international strategy

    Sprint Corp. will build out its global IP (Internet Protocol) network across Europe and Australasia as part of its revamped international strategy, the US telecommunications company announced Tuesday. Sprint plans to expand its IP network to connect 15 cities in 13 European and Asian countries by the end of the year, said Wil Wilhelm, Sprint vice president and general manager for the company's international's offshore operations in a telephone interview with the IDG News Service.

  • Veritas enables server-free backup

    Veritas Software Corp. rolled out software this week that lets administrators back up their networks without curtailing operations or imposing on a server.

  • Nishan Systems opens SAN market to networking vendors

    Adding a new twist to the old debate over IP versus Fibre Channel storage networks, Nishan Systems Inc. on Monday rolled out two IP storage switches that allow companies to scale storage using IP while maintaining their existing Fibre Channel install base.

  • VeriSign, Netegrity in strategic partnership

    Driven together by a common set of enterprise customers, VeriSign Inc. and Netegrity Inc. Tuesday announced plans to jointly market and sell an integrated Entitlements Management Service that allows e-businesses to authenticate customers and provide appropriate access to information and services.

  • Blue Martini stirs up new mix

    Blue Martini Software Inc., known for its signature e-commerce catalog software, is now serving up a different mix: software tools for managing e-mail advertising campaigns and analyzing sales data from Web and in-store sales.

  • EMC forms new group for rich media

    EMC Corp. has created a new internal organization to increase its focus on designing products for non-text-based rich media content, the company announced on 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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