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  • Web site to encourage women into IT careers

    A Web site aimed at boosting the number of women in IT from its current 20 per cent level has been launched as part of the Industry Skills Training Program.

  • BI helps overcome reporting deficiencies

    An Australian university has found a pervasive business intelligence solution the key to generating reports from enterprise resource planning systems.

  • Lucent to chop local R&D group

    Lucent Technologies will virtually close down the local data networking division of its research and development arm, Bell Labs, at the end of September.

  • More Victorians get connected

    The Victorian Government has announced it will provide a further $460,000 to improve Internet access and training across Victoria.

  • Internet connections slowed by ancient wire network

    Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world in access to the Internet via phone lines, relying on a copper wire network part of which is more than 30 years old.

  • E-marketplaces: analysts challenge IDC on the realities

    Analysts have refuted claims made by market researcher IDC that the global e-marketplace industry shakeout was abating, calling IDC's statements "frivolous" in light of the relative infancy of the industry here and abroad.

  • BEA readies WebLogic for Intel's new server chip

    BEA Systems has partnered with Intel to develop a version of its application server software that runs on Intel's 64-bit Itanium processor, the companies are set to announce Monday. The move should lower the price for customers who want to use BEA's software and expand the market for application servers as a whole, according to BEA's chairman and chief executive officer.

  • Gartner: 50 per cent fewer banks will remain

    Banks that rebuild their foundations on e-commerce through technology alliances will be the survivors in a period of increased mergers and acquisitions in the financial services industry, according to a report.The report also predicts new technology and competition over the next six years will leave the marketplace with half as many players.

  • Japanese wireless Internet content goes to China

    Mitsubishi, a large Japanese trading company, and Index Corp., a content provider for wireless Internet services, said Monday they will each buy a stake in Shanghai Linktone Consulting Co. Ltd., a provider of wireless Internet content. The two Japanese companies will start distributing content for Chinese mobile telephone users through Linktone in the third quarter of this year, they said.

  • IBM to supply South Korea with powerful supercomputer

    IBM has been awarded a contract to supply the Korea Institute of Science Technology and Information (KISTI) with a supercomputer that is expected to be one of the fastest in the world when it is fully installed in 2003.

  • Microsoft expands Windows CE code-sharing effort

    Microsoft Corp. expanded its Windows CE source code sharing effort Friday, giving software developers more access to version 3.0 of the CE operating system, designed to run on small computing devices.

  • CA tops analysts estimate, but posts loss

    Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) once again posted hard-to-interpret results for its latest fiscal quarter, showing a US$342 million net loss under standard accounting principles, but a $323 million net operating income under its own pro-forma calculations. CA reported Monday for its first fiscal quarter of 2002, ended June 30.

  • Psion to press ahead with Chinese handhelds

    Psion PLC plans to press ahead with the introduction of two handheld computers in Chinese-language markets despite moves to phase out its consumer hardware business.

  • Toshiba makes adding support for SD cards cheaper

    Toshiba has developed a new microcontroller chip for digital audio players and other portable electronics devices, such as digital still cameras, that integrates several functions that previously required separate chips, it announced Monday.

  • Microsoft invests in Sendo to push smart phone platform

    Microsoft has taken a small stake in Sendo PLC, the 23-month-old U.K. mobile phone manufacturer that makes phones to order for mobile operators.

  • IDC: China software market grows at 38 percent

    The software market in China will grow at a compound annual rate of 38 percent over the next five years, according to an International Data Corp. (IDC) report released Monday.

  • WSJ: MS and the DOJ to hold settlement talks

    Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) plan to meet this week in the first face-to-face discussions since a federal appeals court decision unanimously declared the software company a monopolist but declined to affirm an order to break the company apart, according to news reports.

  • Ponte gives companies more security control

    Ponte Communications announced a new product aimed at centralizing control of network-wide policy and security updates called nsControl Monday.

  • Sun, HP open code to developers

    Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard are expected to announce separately Monday that they will make projects under development at the companies available to developers under the open source model, adding further support to the collaborative development model.

  • BI helps overcome reporting deficiencies

    An Australian university has found a pervasive business intelligence solution the key to generating reports from enterprise resource planning systems.

  • 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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