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  • VeriSign expands domain names

    VeriSign Inc., the company charged by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) with registering and administrating, .org., and .net domain names, which act as addresses for Web sites, announced Friday that it has added support for an additional 180 languages, bringing the total number of languages available in which domain names can be registered to more than 350.

  • HP, SAP to unveil data conversion package

    Hewlett-Packard and SAP AG plan to announce the availability of a software system this week that helps users turn raw data from SAP's ERP (enterprise resource planning) software into finished documents and then tracks their delivery to their final recipients.

  • Security initiative raises concerns about duplication

    Yesterday's announcement that another coalition of private-sector companies has joined the battle to beef up security on the Internet is raising concerns about the coordination of those activities and possible duplication of effort.

  • Dell takes lead in struggling PC market

    Dell Computer pushed past Compaq Computer to take pole position as the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer in the first quarter of 2001, according to a study by Gartner Group's Dataquest, an industry research firm.

  • Macromedia readies new ColdFusion releases

    Macromedia Inc. later this month is expected to announce an upgrade to the ColdFusion application server, the last version to be released in C++ before the company switches over to Java with another new version early next year.

  • Asia Pacific not ready for B2B: PwC

    Most companies in the Asia Pacifc need to revamp internal procedures to exploit the benefits of B2B electronic commerce.

  • VeriSign expands domain names to over 350 languages

    If you've been waiting to register your Web address in Arabic, are convinced that an Urdu URL (Uniform Resource Locator) will be the answer to your dot-com woes or perhaps are dying to have a domain name written in Cherokee, VeriSign Inc. said Friday that it can help.

  • Sun to illuminate Jxta development platform

    Sun Microsystems will garner third-party support for and offer more details about its forthcoming Jxta peer-to-peer development platform during a small press conference and Webcast in San Francisco on Wednesday.

  • Loudcloud makes MSP bid for enterprise-class customers

    Looking to increase its appeal to enterprise-class users, Internet infrastructure provider Loudcloud Inc. last week announced an upgrade to its flagship Opsware technology and introduced a multiarchitecture data-exchange service called Smart Cloud.

  • Unisys offers ClearPath for Intel/MS-savvy mainframes

    Trying to broaden the strategic appeal of its high-end server line, Unisys Corp. this week will deliver the next generation of its ClearPath mainframes that can support a mix of its own proprietary chip technology and that of Intel.

  • Big jump in offensive Internet content

    Complaints to the Australian Broadcasting Authority about offensive Internet content jumped 44 per cent in the second half of last year.

  • B-to-B players tighten up

    his week at Commerce One Inc.'s e-Link user conference in New Orleans the business-to-business software vendor will trot out its partner SAP AG to announce further extensions to its co-developed MarketSet procurement application. Ostensibly the joint announcement will remind the Global 1000 that Commerce One, which suffered growing net losses last quarter, has friends with real-world business experience.

  • VA Linux releases second storage system

    VA Linux Systems Inc. launched its second foray into the storage arena last week with a more scalable NAS (network-attached storage) system for online data archiving that supports midrange applications.

  • Class-action suit filed against cell-phone makers

    Cell-phone makers already fighting personal injury lawsuits filed by a neurologist claiming his mobile phone caused his brain cancer now will face a Baltimore attorney who achieved legal fame with victories over asbestos manufacturers and tobacco companies.

  • Exchange certified for high-end Windows 2000 system

    IT executives trying to evaluate the performance possibilities of Microsoft Corp.'s high-end Windows 2000 DataCenter offering, now have another marquee enterprise application to run on the platform.

  • IBM readies Unix midrange servers

    IBM Corp. plans to launch two beefed-up midrange Unix-based servers this week containing its copper-chip and Silicon-On-Insulator technologies.

  • CERT/CC to sell security alerts

    The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC), a government-funded Internet security group, said last week that it would begin offering private-sector companies the advance notice security alerts that it had previously only shared with the government.

  • Commerce One, Microsoft to link global marketplaces

    Business-to-business software vendor Commerce One Inc. plans to announce a partnership next week with Microsoft Corp. that includes joint development of Commerce One's online exchange software and a US$25 million loan from the Redmond, Washington-based software giant.

  • BT tight-lipped on Concert sale speculation

    British Telecommunications PLC (BT) is refusing to confirm renewed reports that it will sell its half of the corporate telecommunications carrier Concert Communications Co. to joint venture partner AT&T Corp.

  • Telstra sale abandoned, Senator says

    National Party Senate Leader Ron Boswell said today he suspected plans for the full sale of Telstra had been abandoned.

  • 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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