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  • Microsoft aims to lure Java developers to .Net

    Microsoft this week will release a test version of a tool to build applications in the Java language that will work with its .Net initiative to deliver software and services over the Internet, the company said Tuesday.

    10 Oct. 01 13:02 Written by Matt Berger
  • Optus disconnects 350 staff

    Optus has announced plans to shed more than 350 staff in a bid to cut costs by $75 to $100 million by the end of the next financial year.

    10 Oct. 01 12:21 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Corporate users remain cool despite Windows XP fireworks

    IT managers have shown little interest in the forthcoming launch of the Windows XP desktop operating system on October 25, despite Microsoft's plans for a $US 1 billion marketing blitz.

    10 Oct. 01 09:41 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Users brand licensing change an 'upgrade tactic'

    Microsoft is attempting to boost enterprise upgrade sales to Windows 2000 with its decision to drop its volume licensing program for the Windows NT Server 4.0 operating system, according to industry watchers.

    10 Oct. 01 09:39 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • Telstra to host online security services

    Telstra has moved into the online security space announcing today it will be offering Gatekeeper accredited digital certificates and hosting services by the end of the year.

    10 Oct. 01 09:13 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Intel's Barrett urges IT execs to spend

    Intel president and chief executive officer Craig Barrett on Tuesday urged attendees at Gartner's Symposium/ITxpo to continue to spend and invest in technology or risk losing their business edge.

    10 Oct. 01 09:00 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • IDC: PocketPC to challenge Palm OS for corporate users

    While Palm Inc. maintains a healthy lead in the handheld operating system market, analysts at market researcher International Data Corp. (IDC) say Microsoft Corp.'s new PocketPC operating system has a better chance of finding acceptance among business users, according to a new study released Tuesday.

    10 Oct. 01 08:53 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Commerce One reports Q3 revenue tumble

    Setting off a warning bell for what could be another series of tough announcements of recession for the business-to-business market, Commerce One Inc. yesterday announced that its third-quarter revenue will likely take a US$20 million tumble from the second quarter.

    10 Oct. 01 08:40 Written by Michael Meehan
  • Xerox patent suit against Palm back in play

    The ongoing patent-infringement lawsuit between Xerox and Palm took a new turn Monday when an appeals court reversed a federal judge's dismissal of the case.

    10 Oct. 01 08:40 Written by Cara Garretson
  • PeopleSoft details CRM package

    PeopleSoft on Tuesday plans to announce a module for its CRM (customer relationship management) platform that is customized for the financial services industry.

    10 Oct. 01 08:37 Written by Paul Krill
  • HP/COMPAQ: HP's Fiorina pledges product migration plans

    Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp. have a detailed integration plan already drafted that will allow the companies to provide customers with clear product migration paths one month after the companies' proposed merger closes, said Carly Fiorina, HP's chief executive officer and chairman.

    10 Oct. 01 08:31 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • AOL amends policy to allow user tracking

    Recent changes to America Online's (AOL) privacy policy allow the Internet service provider the right to use Internet tracking tools such as cookies and Web beacons, a company spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

    10 Oct. 01 08:30 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • IBM unlocks wireless security services

    IBM Corp. on Monday introduced a range of services and software that aims to improve security in wireless networks. It will be sold through IBM's Global Services division.

    10 Oct. 01 08:30 Written by Laura Rohde
  • AMD launches Athlon XP processor family

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has been claiming for some time that there is more to performance than clock speed in its battle with chip giant Intel Corp., and now the company is ready to bet on it with the launch of its Athlon XP family of processors.

    10 Oct. 01 08:30 Written by Douglas F. Gray
  • Sony Ericsson president cool on 3G prospects

    Despite the hype and billions of dollars about to be spent on 3G (third-generation) networks around the world, shipments of 3G handsets are expected to make up less than a third of all phones shipped by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB in 2005, the company's president said Tuesday.

    10 Oct. 01 08:28 Written by Martyn Williams
  • IBM rolls out WebSphere Portal Server

    Hoping it can serve as a single point of interaction for developers creating business-to-business and business-to-consumer portals, IBM on Tuesday rolled out its WebSphere Portal Server, which combines capabilities from some of its existing portal products.

    10 Oct. 01 08:21 Written by Ed Scannell
  • HP launches back-end solutions and services

    Hewlett-Packard will announce Tuesday a number of software and service products for wireless solution providers, developers, and consumers.

    10 Oct. 01 08:20 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Microsoft previews .Net alerts service

    Microsoft Corp. is previewing a service by which customers can receive instant messages from companies carrying information such as auction bid updates, stock quotes, travel schedule changes, and bank transaction notifications, Microsoft said in a statement Monday.

    10 Oct. 01 08:15 Written by Rick Perera
  • Transmeta Crusoe chip delayed until November

    Semiconductor maker Transmeta has missed a deadline to ship a new chip to manufacturers for a line of fast, low-powered laptop computers, the company said Tuesday.

    10 Oct. 01 08:14 Written by Matt Berger
  • IBM rolls out new PCs, laptops

    IBM on Tuesday took another step in helping IT administrators to better integrate Big Blue's corporate PC and laptop products into the management fabric of overall enterprise networks. The move involved the introduction of new security, wireless, and management technology for several new IBM NetVista PCs and ThinkPad laptops.

    10 Oct. 01 08:13 Written by Dan Neel
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