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  • Printer companies make their plays in October

    There is a time and a season for printer announcements and that time is now, according to analyst firm International Data Corp. A high-speed output of both color and monochrome printer news has recently flooded the printer market, and incentives to buy have ranged from ultra-low prices to free steaks.

    30 Oct. 01 08:30 Written by Dan Neel
  • New 6 teraflop supercomputer unveiled today

    A 6 teraflop Terascale supercomputer that will be used for severe-weather forecasting, earthquake modeling and other projects was unveiled today at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC).

    30 Oct. 01 08:30 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Fujitsu connects Linux-cluster with Infiniband

    Fujitsu says it has suceeded in using Infiniband to connect together a cluster of Linux-based servers and running an application on the system -- an industry first, according to the company.

    30 Oct. 01 08:30 Written by Martyn Williams
  • LexisNexis looks to simplify search capability

    Lexis-Nexis Group hopes to broaden the use of its RedBooks.com and Corporate Affiliates online products by incorporating iPhrase Technologies Inc.'s natural language search technology to make searching more simple.

    30 Oct. 01 08:29 Written by Jason Meserve
  • Asera updating eBusiness Operating System

    Asera on Monday plans to announce Version 5.0 of its eBusiness Operating System, featuring Web services, workflow, and ties to legacy applications.

    30 Oct. 01 08:28 Written by Paul Krill
  • COMDEX: Show attracts fewer visitors, more security

    This was supposed to be Cindy Low's first visit to Comdex. But a combination of factors, including the economic slowdown and increased security fears, helped convince the Singapore-based marketing manager for network equipment vendor Linksys Group to cancel her trip.

    30 Oct. 01 08:27 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • McAfee adds users, competitor to EPolicy Orchestrator

    McAfee, a division of Network Associates, announced a new version of its ePolicy Orchestrator antivirus management product, boosting the number of desktop machines and products it can administer.

    30 Oct. 01 08:24 Written by Sam Costello
  • Tripwire aims to lock down routers, switches

    Working from the idea that intruders can't succeed in doing much lasting damage to your network if they can't make changes to files, Tripwire Inc. Monday announced a new version of its security lockdown software, Tripwire for Routers and Switches.

    30 Oct. 01 08:23 Written by Sam Costello
  • Cisco expands IP telephony portfolio

    Cisco Systems announced Monday a dozen hardware and software products designed to make IP telephony systems more secure, easier to manage and fault tolerant.

    30 Oct. 01 08:20 Written by Joris Evers
  • Antivirus integrated into e-mail list software

    L-Soft International, maker of the popular Listserv e-mail list software, and antivirus company F-Secure announced a deal Monday by which F-Secure's antivirus will check every attachment sent using the Listserv software in an attempt to stop the spread of viruses over e-mail lists.

    30 Oct. 01 08:19 Written by Sam Costello
  • Microsoft shows off Tablet PC and SDK

    Microsoft gave users a glimpse at what it believes will be the next major advance in portable computing at its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) this week.

    30 Oct. 01 08:16 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Internet access readied for commercial vehicles

    In-vehicle wireless services will make a sharp turn to the business side when General Motors (GM) previews telematics -- in-vehicle computer and Internet service -- solutions for its commercial vehicles at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas next week.

    30 Oct. 01 08:15 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Plumtree plans to empower portal users

    As a growing number of vendors prepare to duke it out for supremacy in the hot market for corporate portals, vendors such as Plumtree Software Inc. are seeking to assure customers and partners of their long-term viability and financial strength.

    30 Oct. 01 08:14 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • ONI adds to ONWAVE mux family

    ONI Systems extended its ONWAVE optical mux line with the addition of the ONWAVE OC-192 SONET/SDH add/drop multiplexer.

    30 Oct. 01 08:13 Written by Terri Gimpelson
  • Samsung gets lower chip costs with 300-mm wafers

    Samsung Electronics, the world's largest memory-chip maker, has begun producing 300-mm (12-inch) wafers at its fab in Hwasung-gun, South Korea. The wafers offer 2.5 times the capacity of 200-mm (8-inch) wafers and will result in lower production costs for memory chips, the company said.

    30 Oct. 01 08:11 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • Dell breaks tradition and offers a $599 pre-built PC

    In a departure from its build-to-order PC model, Dell Computer has begun selling a US$599 pre-built PC, the SmartStep 100D, on its U.S. Web site. The move is a break from Dell's successful PC manufacturing strategy, which requires that PCs be assembled only once a customer order has been received.

    30 Oct. 01 08:08 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • PeopleSoft to offer ERP apps via I-mode in Japan

    PeopleSoft's Japanese unit and two other companies will work together to build and market ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems using I-mode, NTT DoCoMo's wireless Internet service, the companies said Monday.

    30 Oct. 01 08:04 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • IBM expands WA developer centre

    IBM has expanded its Australian Programming Centre in Perth in return for $1.91 million in financial aid from
    the Western Australian Government.

    30 Oct. 01 08:01 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Computer Society fans special interests

    The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has launched a special interest group (SIG) focusing on the specific needs of ICT contractors and consultants in NSW.

    30 Oct. 01 07:59 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Laws and auDA bog down

    Efforts to streamline and turbo-charge the rules governing Australia's .au Internet domain space are nearing
    the finishing post.

    30 Oct. 01 07:58 Written by Pete Young
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