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  • More Informix upgrades in the works

    Looking to demonstrate its commitment to the Informix user base, IBM Corp. has made a series of enhancements to the product line that it acquired 11 months ago and said it has more upgrades on the way.

    03 June 02 08:04 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Scandal to push systems redesign

    As US federal investigators dig deeper into a scandal involving shady online energy trading, it looks as if IT departments will be required to redesign the e-commerce systems that once stood out as the pride of the energy industry.

    03 June 02 08:04 Written by Michael Meehan
  • IBM technology could let desktops go diskless

    IBM Corp. announced Thursday an emerging technology that would allow PCs and servers to access operating systems via IP networks, which could eventually lead to computers devoid of hard drives.

    03 June 02 08:04 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • IBM unveils Web privacy work

    Researchers at IBM Corp.'s Privacy Institute are working on software that automatically scrambles Web visitors' personal information - so consumers perhaps won't feel compelled to lie just to protect their privacy.

    03 June 02 08:01 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Debut of Smartphone 2002 devices at Pocket PC Summit

    It didn't compare with the recent Bush-Putin summit, which, after all, ended with plans to cut back nuclear missiles, but last week's Pocket PC Summit in the city of brotherly love did have some interesting points.

    03 June 02 07:58 Written by John Cox
  • Troubled Qwest dumps Andersen, hires KPMG

    Beleaguered telecommunications carrier Qwest Communications International Inc. said Friday that it dropped Arthur Andersen LLP as its independent auditor for 2002, and has hired KPMG LLP instead.

    03 June 02 07:54 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • IBM nets its biggest supercomputer deal yet

    IBM Corp. on Friday signed what it called its biggest supercomputer deal in its history, valued at more than US$200 million over nine years, for a system it will never physically deliver to the customer.

    03 June 02 07:54 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Mobile middleware makers marry

    Extended Systems Inc.'s decision to buy fellow mobile middleware vendor ViaFone, is simply a response to customer demand, according to one executive with the software maker.

    03 June 02 07:51 Written by John Cox
  • Netgear customers get switched-on

    Netgear Australia's first shipment of managed switches has sold out in a frenzy just one month after the product was released to market. Peter Newton, Netgear's product line manager based in the US, said the success of the product has exceeded any expectations, particularly in Asia-Pacific and Europe.

    31 May 02 13:30 Written by Agnes King
  • Cisco enhancing IOS, not starting anew

    With all the discussion and announcements recently about resilient routing for service provider networks, accusing fingers have been pointed at Cisco Systems inc. for its 15-year legacy - some say baggage - of IOS software.

    31 May 02 11:00 Written by Jim Duffy
  • SAP looks to invigorate US sales

    A new face as well as a new application strategy are on tap for 8,500 attendees expected at SAP AG's North American user conference, which begins Wednesday.

    31 May 02 10:02 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Ernst & Young and Andersen officially merge

    Two of Australia's largest accounting firms officially merged on Monday (May 27), creating the nation's second largest professional services firm next to Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

    31 May 02 09:44 Written by Helen Han and AAP
  • Data#3 appoints Caflisch

    Australian IT solutions company, Data#3 Limited has appointed Ken Caflisch to the role of NSW state manager technology solutions.

    31 May 02 09:42 Written by Staff Writers
  • UnitedLinux is born

    A single Linux operating environment unifying the technology of Linux distributors Caldera International Inc., SuSE Linux AG, TurboLinux Inc., and Connectiva will arrive later this year, according to representatives for each company.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Dan Neel
  • Singapore hosts China's first overseas high-tech center

    Chinese high-tech companies will be better able to internationalize their products and market them globally, through an incubation center to be opened later this year in Singapore, agencies from the two governments said Wednesday.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by David Legard
  • EU law on data retention sparks condemnation

    Bowing to a hawkish mood that has gripped European policy makers since September 11, the European Parliament Thursday voted in a new European Union data protection law that civil liberty campaigners and industry representatives condemn.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Paul Meller
  • Brokerages resist NYSE call for electronic order capture

    A proposed rule change by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) requiring the electronic capture of all stock orders before they leave the trading desk has Wall Street concerned that it will cost millions of dollars to implement and place too great an onus on the IT departments of brokerages that still record large stock orders on paper.

    31 May 02 06:30 Written by Lucas Mearian
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