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  • Datacasting rules review

    The Federal Government will commence a review of the current datacasting rules in early 2002, and has released an issues paper and called for submissions to the Review of the Operation of Schedule 6 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Datacasting Services).

    19 Dec. 01 17:28 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • Excel's dirty little secret

    Microsoft Excel, the predominant spreadsheet in use today, contains a feature that could expose sensitive corporate data once the document is distributed within a company or among trading partners.

    19 Dec. 01 12:56 Written by John Fontana
  • Court denies AMD's request for sealed Intel evidence

    A US District Court on Friday denied a motion filed by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in which the chip maker sought to make sealed documents from a 1997 antitrust suit against rival Intel available for a European Commission (EC) inquiry into alleged anticompetitive behaviour by the company.

    19 Dec. 01 12:19 Written by Douglas F. Gray
  • EDS, PWC Consulting form alliance for SAP services

    Global services company Electronic Data Systems and PWC Consulting, the management consulting unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers, have formed an alliance that they said will lead the way in the growing market for SAP services.

    19 Dec. 01 12:17 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • Avoiding Buffer Overflows

    Buffer overflows are a fertile source of bugs and malicious attacks. They occur when a program attempts to write data past the end of a buffer.

    19 Dec. 01 11:51 Written by Danny Kalev
  • At the eleventh hour

    The countdown is on --- there are only two days to go until the revamped privacy legislation becomes enforceable. Are you ready? Do you understand what it all means? If not, you are probably not alone.

    19 Dec. 01 10:55 Written by Natalie Hambly
  • Heavy hitters join Nokia's mobile architecture drive

    To provide users with as many standards-compliant services using a large variety of upcoming mobile technologies, Nokia Corp. has signed up a new round of major U.S. infrastructure and application server vendors for its open standards- based mobile architecture initiative, the company announced Tuesday.

    19 Dec. 01 08:50 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Generic domain names debut

    Generic domain names, such as computers.com.au, are for the first time, available to Australian businesses.

    19 Dec. 01 08:36 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • Progress Software debuts disaster recovery services

    A business unit of Progress Software Corp. announced a new set of online disaster recovery services on Monday to be offered to customers as part of a managed services program, dubbed ASPen.

    19 Dec. 01 08:15 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • IBM tries to rev up Linux

    Trying to grow the library of applications for Linux, IBM Corp. on Tuesday announced a program for developers that makes a server available to them over the Internet so they can develop, test and port their applications to IBM's iSeries server.

    19 Dec. 01 08:15 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Red Hat Linux now available for IBM S/390 mainframes

    Two months after releasing the latest version 7.2 of its popular Red Hat Linux operating system software, Red Hat Inc. yesterday announced the availability of Red Hat Linux for the IBM Corp. S/390 mainframe.

    19 Dec. 01 08:00 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Nortel taps Greg Mumford for CTO post

    Nortel Networks Corp. yesterday announced the appointment of Greg Mumford, 55, as chief technology officer, a position that hadn't been officially filled since February, when Bill Hawe left the company.

    19 Dec. 01 08:00 Written by James Cope
  • J.D Edwards integrates CRM, ERP packages

    J.D. Edwards & Co. plans to detail a new version of its collaborative customer relationship management offering, CRM version 1.1, that links to the company's ERP applications.

    19 Dec. 01 08:00 Written by Paul Krill
  • Microsoft delays Expedia sale

    Microsoft Corp.'s planned sale of Internet travel retailer Expedia Inc. has been delayed after the buyer, USA Networks Inc., entered negotiations to sell off some of its assets to entertainment giant Vivendi Universal SA.

    19 Dec. 01 08:00 Written by Matt Berger
  • Conexant, Alpha form US$3B wireless chip venture

    Conexant Systems Inc. and Alpha Industries Inc. have agreed to merge their wireless chip manufacturing operations into a US$3 billion, yet-to-be-named new company that will produce a broad range of components for mobile devices.

    19 Dec. 01 08:00 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Jobs: Microsoft settlement still not good enough

    As Microsoft Corp.'s lawyers once again sit down with mediators and lawyers for the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit today, Apple Computer Inc. CEO Steve Jobs has offered a statement reiterating his company's position.

    19 Dec. 01 07:57 Written by Peter Cohen
  • BMI grants music licenses to MSN, Yahoo

    U.S. performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) said Tuesday that it forged a long-term deal granting music licensing rights to Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Music and Yahoo Inc., in a move that highlights the industry's desire to legitimize music on the Internet.

    19 Dec. 01 07:45 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • HP/COMPAQ: CEOs struggle to keep the brand alive

    "Carly Fiorina has taken a brand that was growing steadily and cast it into chaos - for no good reason, as the Compaq merger) deal, while it may be good, was not communicated in a clear and articulate manner, leading to the current negative perceptions," claims an anonymous survey respondent.

    18 Dec. 01 16:23 Written by Mark Jones
  • Mr. Schmidt goes to Washington

    The pending appointment by President Bush of Microsoft Corp.'s chief security officer Howard Schmidt to the No. 2 position at the U.S. government's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board raises an important question about the homeland security effort: Should private-sector experts be heading for the White House or frontline security agencies? .

    18 Dec. 01 14:50 Written by Dan Verton
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