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  • Addressing defective data

    Australian business is struggling with billing problems because of defective data and poor information management, according to QAS managing director Jonathan Hulford-Funnell.

    17 Oct. 01 13:31 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Australia safe from Unisys layoff

    Plans by hardware and services vendor Unisys to cut 3000 jobs worldwide will have "little or no impact" in Australia, a local company spokesman said today.

    17 Oct. 01 13:30 Written by Sandra Rossi and Todd Weiss
  • Campaign spams .au users

    Many Australian businesses operating in the Internet space are being spammed with 'misleading' .au licence renewals.

    17 Oct. 01 11:28 Written by Ronda Field
  • Plunging hardware sales drive IBM revenue drop

    IBM Corp. reported Tuesday a 19 percent decline in third-quarter 2001 net income over the year-ago period, while its revenue dropped 6 percent, to US$20.4 billion.

    17 Oct. 01 08:15 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • McAfee ASaP targets new WebShield at small business

    Looking to add to its portfolio of hardware and services and attract smaller businesses to its offerings, McAfee ASaP, the services division of Network Associates Inc., will offer a new version of its WebShield antivirus system in December, according to Sal Viveros, director of marketing in Europe, the Middle East and Asia for Network Associates.

    17 Oct. 01 08:09 Written by Sam Costello
  • Compaq Global Services eyes wireless windfall

    Compaq Computer Corp. Global Services announced a portfolio of consulting and support services on Tuesday designed to help customers deploy, manage and construct infrastructure to enable wireless enterprise applications.

    17 Oct. 01 08:08 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • Sun spices up chip line with UltraSPARC IIIi

    Sun Microsystems Inc. unveiled a new chip Tuesday designed to pack more processing power into a smaller physical space for its lower-end server line.

    17 Oct. 01 08:05 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Ariba taken off researcher's 'problem watch' list

    Gartner Group Inc. has removed Ariba Inc. from its "problem watch" list after the company addressed some product quality issues and rolled out a strategic sourcing product.

    17 Oct. 01 08:03 Written by Heather Harreld
  • Asia catches instant messaging fever

    English-speaking countries in the Asia-Pacific region have been quicker in taking up instant messaging than non-English speaking countries, according to a study carried out by Gartner G2, a business strategy arm of Gartner Inc.

    17 Oct. 01 08:00 Written by Stephanie Sim
  • Sun to keep hiring in chip division

    While Sun Microsystems Inc. announced it would slash its workforce by 9 percent less than two weeks ago, the company vowed to continue hiring in its processor division over the next nine months, an official said Tuesday.

    17 Oct. 01 08:00 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Compaq unveils new products on AlphaServer line

    Compaq Computer Corp. on Tuesday unveiled new products in its AlphaServer range including the AlphaServer ES45, a mid-range UNIX server that uses a 1 GHz, 64-bit chip, and its AlphaServer SC45 supercomputer.

    17 Oct. 01 08:00 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Sun introduces Floor Tile Ready systems

    Fulfilling another component of the company's iForce Initiative, Sun Microsystems Inc. on Tuesday began offering its FTR (Floor Tile Ready) program to the general public, according to Gary Beck, vice president of Sun's integrated products group.

    17 Oct. 01 07:59 Written by Dan Neel
  • Global Crossing rolls out VPN products

    Global Crossing Ltd. this week introduced a suite of VPN services that offers customers secure access with guaranteed quality of service over the carrier's backbone.

    17 Oct. 01 07:57 Written by Denise Pappalardo
  • Loudcloud turns expertise into research service

    Managed services provider Loudcloud Inc. launched a set of research services Tuesday, offering to help companies, test, chose, integrate and manage their Internet technologies and operations.

    17 Oct. 01 07:53 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • NEC, Microsoft to work on server development

    NEC Corp. and Microsoft Corp. announced Tuesday a strengthening of their relationship in the field of fault tolerant, highly reliable and scalable servers that puts Microsoft's Windows and .Net platforms front and center and calls into question an alliance NEC previously announced with Hewlett-Packard Co.

    17 Oct. 01 07:46 Written by Martyn Williams
  • BT, AT&T bring curtain down on Concert

    British Telecommunications PLC (BT) and AT&T Corp. have formally agreed terms on which to disband their Concert joint venture and return the assets to the parent companies, the two companies said in a joint statement Tuesday.

    17 Oct. 01 07:45 Written by Sumner Lemon and David Legard
  • Siemens seeks developers for Java mobile phone

    Siemens AG is seeking developers to create applications for its new Java-enabled mobile phone handset, which is scheduled to hit stores in Germany later this month, followed shortly by launches in other major European markets. The phone will allow users to download and run small programs called applets, from calendars to games.

    17 Oct. 01 07:45 Written by Rick Perera
  • Siemens cuts more jobs, focuses on IP and broadband

    Siemens AG will eliminate another 5,000 positions in its Information and Communication Networks Group (ICN), bringing the total job cuts to some 10,000 out of 53,000 employees worldwide. But the company insists ongoing research and development and customer service won't be unduly affected.

    17 Oct. 01 07:45 Written by Rick Perera
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