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  • Siemens gets back into the black

    German electronics and engineering behemoth Siemens AG posted its first profit in three quarters, but said it might need to take additional restructuring measures at its network hardware division.

    24 Jan. 02 08:30 Written by Joris Evers
  • SAP reports 7 percent revenue growth in Q4

    Business software maker SAP AG is reporting modest revenue growth for the fourth quarter, though profit was down as a result of exceptional items.

    24 Jan. 02 08:30 Written by Rick Perera
  • Sun plans tool for building Web service apps

    Sun Microsystems Inc. is working on a new tool for developers designed to automate some of the steps involved in writing Web services applications, a senior Sun executive said last week.

    24 Jan. 02 08:30 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Motorola posts quarterly loss, sees profits ahead

    Motorola Inc. reported a 25 percent drop in revenue for its fourth quarter to US$7.3 billion, down from $10.1 billion a year earlier, blaming a slowdown in customer spending in the telecommunication market. But in a conference call with analysts on Wednesday, the company predicted it would return to profitability by the end of 2002.

    24 Jan. 02 08:28 Written by George A. Chidi Jr. and Douglas F. Gray
  • U.K. police force considers Linux for desktops

    A U.K. police advisory body, the Police Information Technology Organization (PITO), has launched a three-month study to consider the possibility of using the Linux operating system on all police force desktops, the PITO said Wednesday.

    24 Jan. 02 08:15 Written by Laura Rohde
  • NZ dairy conglomerate taps directory technology

    New Zealand dairy conglomerate Fonterra Co-operative Group is well under way with its implementation of Australasia's first major Meta Directory installation.

    24 Jan. 02 08:14 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Pizza Hut serves up voice recognition solution

    Pizza Hut, a division of Tricon Restaurants Australia, will implement a voice recognition solution in its call centres in Sydney and Brisbane.

    24 Jan. 02 08:13 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • Who goes there? Who knows?

    Australia's tourism industry has been without data for 18 months because of a failed computer system at the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) which is used to process international tourism information.

    24 Jan. 02 08:08 Written by Helen Han
  • Report: multinationals little more than sales agencies

    Multinationals are setting up regional headquarters that are little more than sales agencies that do little for the national economy, according to The Australian Business Foundation.

    24 Jan. 02 08:00 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Selling yourself in that job interview

    For many job applicants, making a good impression and selling your self during a job interview is an overwhelming (and scary) experience; however, securing a great new job starts well before the interview day.

    24 Jan. 02 08:00 Written by Kelly Mills
  • NSW updates electoral system

    The NSW State Electoral Office (SEO) has signed a $1 million contract to redevelop the Integrated Legislative Council and Local Government Election Counting Systems.

    24 Jan. 02 07:00 Written by Kelly Mills
  • IDC: Palm regains European PDA market lead

    Palm Inc. has regained its position as the leading supplier of PDAs (personal digital assistants) in Europe, but is still losing market share to PDAs running Microsoft Corp.'s Pocket PC and Windows CE operating systems, International Data Corp. (IDC) said Wednesday.

    24 Jan. 02 02:41 Written by Gillian Law
  • Ariba CEO: slide is over; Commerce One posts net loss

    Business-to-business software vendor Ariba Inc. today announced that its revenue slide continued in the quarter just ended. But company CEO Robert Calderoni vowed that the slide is at an end, and he projected that Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Ariba will reach break-even status in June.

    23 Jan. 02 14:12 Written by Michael Meehan
  • IBM, Verisign ink wide-ranging security deal

    IBM Corp. and Verisign Inc. on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious deal that will see development of a managed entitlement service based on the Tivoli Policy Director, as well as a tight working relationship between VeriSign and IBM's Global Services and hardware groups.

    23 Jan. 02 14:10 Written by Ed Scannell
  • SUPERNET - WorldCom's Sidgmore sees hope amid the gloom

    John Sidgmore, vice chairman of WorldCom Inc. and chairman and chief executive of its E-Commerce Industries Inc. (ECI2) unit, tried to sound a note of optimism Tuesday at the start of the SuperNet telecommunications conference here.

    23 Jan. 02 14:08 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • CA posts Q3 revenue drop but narrowing net loss

    Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) posted a US$231 million net loss for its third fiscal quarter of 2002 amid declining revenue from a year ago.

    23 Jan. 02 13:55 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Netscape files antitrust suit against Microsoft

    Netscape Communications Corp., a subsidiary of Internet and media giant AOL Time Warner Inc., filed a lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. Tuesday, alleging that the software maker harmed Netscape with anticompetitive practices related to the Windows operating system.

    23 Jan. 02 11:49 Written by Matt Berger
  • Panel: Storage options improving

    Storage experts say IP storage and performance advances present a variety of opportunities for enterprise customers who have not yet implemented storage-area networks.

    23 Jan. 02 10:27 Written by Deni Connor
  • Survey: Banks hit by most database breaches

    Database software developers in the banking and finance industries reported more security breaches than database developers in any other industry polled in a survey released Monday.

    23 Jan. 02 09:45 Written by Matt Berger
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