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  • Dell breaks tradition and offers a $599 pre-built PC

    In a departure from its build-to-order PC model, Dell Computer has begun selling a US$599 pre-built PC, the SmartStep 100D, on its U.S. Web site. The move is a break from Dell's successful PC manufacturing strategy, which requires that PCs be assembled only once a customer order has been received.

    30 Oct. 01 08:08 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • PeopleSoft to offer ERP apps via I-mode in Japan

    PeopleSoft's Japanese unit and two other companies will work together to build and market ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems using I-mode, NTT DoCoMo's wireless Internet service, the companies said Monday.

    30 Oct. 01 08:04 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • IBM expands WA developer centre

    IBM has expanded its Australian Programming Centre in Perth in return for $1.91 million in financial aid from
    the Western Australian Government.

    30 Oct. 01 08:01 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Computer Society fans special interests

    The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has launched a special interest group (SIG) focusing on the specific needs of ICT contractors and consultants in NSW.

    30 Oct. 01 07:59 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Laws and auDA bog down

    Efforts to streamline and turbo-charge the rules governing Australia's .au Internet domain space are nearing
    the finishing post.

    30 Oct. 01 07:58 Written by Pete Young
  • Win XP security fears raised

    Despite Microsoft saying its Windows XP operating system is markedly more secure than previous efforts, IT security firms have warned users they will not have to wait long for the first XP-targeted virus attacks.

    30 Oct. 01 07:55 Written by Howard Dahdah
  • E-Store administrator stirs the can of worms

    E-Store administrator Star Dean-Willcocks has recommended creditors of the troubled dotcom vote to keep it afloat, despite uncovering a multitude of serious legal and financial stumbling blocks on E-Store's books.

    29 Oct. 01 16:24 Written by Brett Winterford
  • Vodafone, IBM to provide office suite over GSM

    Vodafone U.K. Ltd. is working with IBM Corp. to offer access to Lotus Notes on cell phones using WAP (Wireless Application Protocol), the companies announced Monday.

    29 Oct. 01 11:55 Written by Gillian Law
  • auDA snares .au - officially

    auDA has officially been handed the keys to the .au domain, after signing a formal agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

    29 Oct. 01 10:33 Written by Ronda Field
  • Companies lining up to buy L&H assets

    Fonix, a voice technology company, is planning a US$55 million capital increase, in part to buy assets of its Belgian rival Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products NV (L&H), a Fonix lawyer confirmed Friday. The company is among a growing list of those seeking to obtain the assets of L&H, which was declared bankrupt Wednesday.

    29 Oct. 01 09:20 Written by Paul Meller and Joris Evers
  • Compaq multimillion dollar R&D centre heads for sunshine

    Compaq has launched a multimillion dollar research and development facility on Queensland's Gold Coast to focus on software product development, specifically e-business technologies.

    29 Oct. 01 09:09 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Hardware flaws hang some Cisco firewalls

    Hardware flaws in some Cisco Systems firewalls for corporate central and branch offices have caused the systems to hang or shut themselves down and forced Cisco to replace the affected boxes.

    29 Oct. 01 09:06 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Hotmail lets users pay to store more

    In another step towards selling services as well as software, Microsoft has started to allow subscribers to its free e-mail service Hotmail to pay for additional online storage.

    29 Oct. 01 09:05 Written by Matt Berger
  • Compaq lets you try before you buy

    With the price of network management software ranging anywhere from US$5,000 to $5 million, users may be a little hesitant to lay down the cash without first giving products a test run. And right now they can do just that.

    29 Oct. 01 09:02 Written by Denise Dubie
  • Online recruiter looks for quid pro quo from employers

    Sometimes you can get something for [almost] nothing. TechProfiles Inc., a Hauppauge, New York-based online recruitment company, wants to make an exchange with employers. In return for posting their available jobs with TechProfiles, companies will receive 60 days free access to TechProfiles' database of skills-assessed IT candidates.

    29 Oct. 01 08:58 Written by Loretta W. Prencipe
  • MSSP Clean Communicatons adds IDS protection

    Clean Communications on Monday will unveil an intrusion detection service (IDS) as the newest complement to its managed security services provider (MSSP) offering. A blitzkrieg of computer assaults and security threats raining down on end-users over the last six months is prompting stronger considerations toward managed security, industry analysts say.

    29 Oct. 01 08:56 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • E-mail marketer settles suit against MAPS

    E-mail marketer Experian and the antispam group Mail Abuse Prevention System have settled a lawsuit filed by Experian after it was listed on MAPS' spam blacklist and effectively shut down for two days in November 2000.

    29 Oct. 01 08:55 Written by Suzanne Gaspar
  • Microsoft gives SQL Server more XML fluency

    At its professional Developers Conference (PDC) this week, Microsoft Corp. quietly revealed an updated version of its SQLXML Web release add-on for the SQL Server 2000 database.

    29 Oct. 01 08:53 Written by Tom Sullivan
  • Apple offers rebates on iMacs, PowerMacs

    Apple Computer is offering either a free digital camera or a rebate to users who purchase a new iMac computer between now and Dec. 31.

    29 Oct. 01 08:52 Written by Douglas F. Gray
  • U.S. e-commerce returning to pre-attack levels

    In the five weeks following the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S., online shopping almost rebounded to its pre-attack levels, although travel services continued to drag, according to statistics released Friday by Internet data-tracking company ComScore Networks.

    29 Oct. 01 08:51 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
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