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  • BEA ships Web services-ready server software

    BEA Systems Inc. Wednesday will make the latest version of its WebLogic application server software available to customers.

  • Priceline.com says it has reached profitability

    Online name-your-own-price vendor Priceline.com Inc., looking barely alive in February after posting a US$105 million fourth-quarter loss, says it turned a corner and made a $2.8 million net profit in the second quarter.

  • Microsoft releases rebranded Content Management Server

    After buying NCompass Labs Inc. in April to acquire the company's NCompass Resolution 4.0 software, Microsoft Corp. Wednesday announced the general availability of the re-branded NCompass Resolution, now called Microsoft Content Management Server 2001.

  • Sales of optical gear down sharply

    The worldwide optical transport market will decline 23 percent in 2001 to $17.7 billion, following annual growth of 49 percent in both 1999 and 2000, according to the latest data from Dell'Oro Group.

  • Cisco unveils device for delivering wireless content

    Cisco Systems Inc. unveiled a new appliance for converting HTML (hypertext markup language) and XML (extensible markup language) into other data formats suitable for use on wireless devices, cellular phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants), the company announced Wednesday.

  • Software maker warns of billions lost due to Net use

    The Internet, this grand master of information once ushered into businesses as an invaluable workplace tool, is now being judged as something slightly more sinister: a costly employee time-waster.

  • 3Com restyles U.S. channel program

    3Com Corp. on Wednesday announced a restyling of its U.S. channel partner program and added a program devoted to wireless networking hardware.

  • MarketMile announces e-procurement service

    MarketMile LLC, a Mountain View, Calif-based American Express Co. subsidiary, announced Wednesday a new e-procurement service targeting indirect purchases at mid-market companies.

  • Sun to cut 300 jobs in worker 'redeployment'

    Feeling the heat of the slowdown in IT spending, Sun Microsystems Inc. said yesterday it plans to cut approximately 300 jobs by the end of the year.

  • Code Red fades to black

    While mums and dads sat nervously on the edge of their chairs waiting for their home PCs to explode and the Internet's ‘meltdown' thanks to the evil Code Red worm and its associated media frenzy, the re-emergence of the worm has turned out to be something of an anti-climax.

  • Skill shortage hinders health network

    A lack of IT professionals trained in informatics may make the Federal Government's plans for a national health information network a near impossibility in the short term.

  • System administrators play Russian roulette with SirCam

    The "I Love You" virus may have caught the world's eye, but the latest e-mail enemy, SirCam, is also proving to be no knight in shining armour.

  • IT jobs at low point but rebound expected in Q4

    A survey has found that core computer/IT jobs will be plentiful in the fourth quarter, with 37.8 per cent of IT firms intending to increase staff numbers.

  • Telstra reaps rewards from IT asset management

    Telstra's outsourcing agreement with IBM Global Financing for an online IT asset leasing system has helped the national carrier cut equipment management-related costs by around $3.6 million since deploying the system just over two years ago.

  • Oracle users demand extended support

    Plans by Oracle to discontinue support for applications of its version 10.7 database may affect more than 50 per cent of Australian customers, who claim the move is too soon resulting in a significant cost burden for end users.

  • Microsoft offer not good enough

    After attracting bad press globally for its actions against local charity, PCs for Kids, Microsoft has announced that it will make a $65,000 technology donation to a number of associated community groups - but it won't be enough to save the charity.

  • NEC outlines midterm plan, chip division cuts

    NEC Corp., one of the world's largest electronics and semiconductor manufacturers, announced Tuesday its new midterm management plan with a sweeping reorganization of its semiconductor businesses in a bid to stay one step ahead of losses.

  • 3G expectations need to be lowered, says Intel CEO

    Consumers dreaming of exotic 3G (third-generation) services delivered to their mobile phones may want to put those thoughts on hold. Telecommunication companies and equipment vendors have over-hyped the capabilities of 3G mobile technology and need to set about readjusting market expectations as roll-out plans for 3G networks slow down, according to Intel Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Craig Barrett.

  • Red Hat, 3G Lab team on open-source wireless OS

    Bringing open source to wireless devices, Red Hat Inc. and 3G Lab Ltd. Tuesday said they will develop an operating platform for next-generation mobile phones and connected PDAs (personal digital assistants).

  • IBM offers vendors more online content control

    IBM Corp. broadened its electronic commerce offerings with the launch on Wednesday of its MerchantReach for e-commerce package, designed for corporate customers to more efficiently track and tailor consumer data.

  • CIOs are finding agility through cloud-based communications

    Companies grappling with new customer expectations turn to Communication-as-a-Service model (CaaS) for a more agile, cloud-based omnichannel experience.

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