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  • Kavado, Okena focus on application defenses

    Okena Technologies and Kavado Inc. introduced products on Tuesday designed to safeguard applications from complex computer attacks that can run roughshod over firewall and intrusion detection systems.

    23 Jan. 02 08:15 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • Pressplay extends service; sings through MP3.com

    Online music subscription service Pressplay widened its potential audience Tuesday by announcing that the service is now available to all U.S. consumers and through a fourth affiliate, MP3.com.

    23 Jan. 02 08:15 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Lucent tops revenue projection, predicts profits

    Troubled telecommunication-equipment maker Lucent Technologies Inc. said Tuesday that revenue for the first quarter of its 2002 fiscal year, ending Dec. 31, was slightly better than its own expectations, with losses narrowing.

    23 Jan. 02 08:05 Written by George A. Chidi Jr. and Rick Perera
  • Distributed computing to be used for anthrax research

    A special project to accelerate the hunt for a cure for anthrax by harnessing PCs around the globe using a distributed computing model was unveiled Tuesday. The goal behind the project: to shorten the time it takes to find an antidote for the deadly anthrax toxin.

    23 Jan. 02 08:00 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Privacy Act overloads computer system

    Enquiries triggered by the new Privacy Act helped overload an award-winning customer call centre run by electricity and gas retailer Energex.

    22 Jan. 02 12:34 Written by Pete Young
  • IBM support lock-in 'reasonable': users group

    "Inadequate" technical support problems should be resolved with IBM's revamped software licensing model, according to IBM's Australian user group.

    22 Jan. 02 12:28 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Jackson leaves Cisco, joins Enterasys

    Gary Jackson, who was Cisco Asia vice president, has been named as president of enterprise networking solutions provider, Enterasys Networks Asia Pacific.

    22 Jan. 02 11:12 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Telstra denies ADSL price hike

    Telstra BigPond ADSL residential users face another price increase, according to reports on broadband community site Whirlpool.net.au.

    22 Jan. 02 11:10 Written by Steven Deare
  • Intel readies speedier mobile chips

    Intel announced a new round of mobile microprocessors Monday designed to bring greater power to low-priced notebooks that serve demanding users, according to the company.

    22 Jan. 02 09:03 Written by Cara Garretson
  • IBM updates Director software with eye on automation

    IBM on Monday released an update to its management software for Intel-based servers, giving users a host of new automation and error-checking tools that could help reduce administration costs.

    22 Jan. 02 09:01 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Report: AOL in talks to acquire Red Hat

    AOL Time Warner Inc. (AOLTW) is in talks over a potential acquisition of Red Hat Inc., a major distributor of the open-source Linux operating system, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

    22 Jan. 02 08:45 Written by Rick Perera
  • Fugitive hacker-investor arrested in Thailand

    A flamboyant former hacker and self-styled high-tech investment guru is under arrest in Thailand, after announcing with great fanfare that he would leave his native Germany for good.

    22 Jan. 02 08:45 Written by Rick Perera
  • Wireless content providers from Japan look to Europe

    Japanese wireless content providers are laying the groundwork to bring their wireless content services to the European market, starting with Spanish wireless operator Telefónica Móviles SA, according to Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

    22 Jan. 02 08:40 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • Neoteris offers VPN alternative

    When it comes to VPN (virtual private network) technology, Finisar Corp.'s Director of IT Patrick Wilson is of two minds. He's quick to credit the technology for keeping his remote workers connected and productive as his company's ranks quadrupled from 300 to 1,200 in 2001. Yet, he's as quick to point out the technology's serious shortcomings.

    22 Jan. 02 08:37 Written by Toni Kistner
  • Intel: Web services moving towards mainstream

    The use of Web services among corporate users will reach the mainstream by 2003 and will reach the business-to-consumer e-commerce sector by 2004, according to Tom Burns, director of the Asia-Pacific Internet solutions group at Intel Corp. Asia-Pacific.

    22 Jan. 02 08:35 Written by David Legard
  • Gartner says 15 percent of Asian companies run Linux

    Linux adoption in the Asia-Pacific region has grown significantly in the last year, with 15 percent of the region's companies having servers that run on Linux, according to a Gartner Inc. survey of 850 corporations in Asia.

    22 Jan. 02 08:31 Written by Stephanie Sim
  • Palm completes split of hardware, software units

    Palm Inc. has spun off its software business in an effort to encourage more manufacturers to license its Palm OS operating system for PDAs (personal digital assistants).

    22 Jan. 02 08:30 Written by Gillian Law
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