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  • Microsoft Ships Database for Handhelds

    Following through on a commitment he made four years ago to offer a database that would span from handhelds to the high end, Paul Flessner, Microsoft's vice president of .NET Enterprise Servers, Thursday took the wraps off a version of SQL Server built for Windows CE devices.

  • HP and Intel make their way to B2B effort

    Hewlett-Packard and Intel said they will move forward with plans to join the universal description, discovery and integration (UDDI) project launched almost two months ago by Microsoft, Ariba and IBM.

  • Archie Wilson joins FrontRange

    Archie Wilson is "chasing the high-growth industry" with US-based CRM software vendor, FrontRange after standing down as 3Com's Australia/NZ manager less than two weeks ago.

  • IBM Boosts Performance of HotMedia Authoring Tool

    IBM introduced a spruced-up HotMedia authoring tool on Wednesday offering improved speed and performance and adding several features including support for QuickTime files, which enables Windows and Macintosh users to directly transfer videos to the Web.

  • Taxi Company Adopts Speech Recognition Technology

    Taxis and natural language speech recognition (NLSR) technology seem an unlikely match, but an Australian taxi service company sees it as a tool to improve customer service.

  • Red-M sinks Bluetooth into enterprise

    With the hype surrounding Bluetooth wireless connectivity gaining momentum, Madge Networks' subsidiary Red-M has tuned into the enterprise space for its Bluetooth expansion.

  • Wang declared bankrupt

    Johnson and Phynia Wang, founders of collapsed computer wholesaler Edge and failed ISP eisa, were declared bankrupt in the Federal Court Tuesday in the face of "overwhelming" evidence against them.

  • BEA Launches Double Hit of 'Personalised' App. Servers

    BEA Systems has launched what it claims are the its most customer-facing application servers, designed to snap together e-commerce applications for stronger customer interaction and analysis.

  • Diamonds are a Site's Best Friend

    BHP has launched an online diamond retailing site, which went live last week. It is the first time, with Aurias' special, ‘straight from the mine to you' offers, that BHP has engaged directly with retail diamond customers.

  • Otellini: Intel, Vignette, Team on E-Solutions

    Intel has teamed with Vignette to optimise the software company's V/5 software suite for Pentium, Xeon, and Itanium-based servers, said Paul Otellini, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the chip giant's Architecture Group, at a keynote speech here Wednesday.

  • Vendor Group Developing Standard for B2B

    A group of vendors including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Oracle and Sun Microsystems said that it's working to develop a proposed XML-based standard for use by companies in coordinating and processing multiparty transactions via the Web.

  • CA Announces New Subscription-Based Business Model

    Computer Associates International (CA) announced Wednesday that it is changing its business model so that clients have the option to subscribe or license the company's business software.

  • Logica donns MITS

    After over 12 months in the pipeline, Logica has finally announced its acquisition of Melbourne-based systems integrator MITS.

  • Datec opens Australian operations

    A new player has entered the distribution market place with UK-based company Datec Electronics opening its Asia-Pacific offices in Sydney.

  • Novell to get chummy with the channel

    Novell has flagged its intention to become even chummier with its reseller partners after the company announced its revised PartnerNet initiative.

  • CA's quarterly results beat forecast

    Computer Associates (CA) Tuesday announced a second-quarter profit of $US138 million, or 54 cents per diluted share, excluding acquisition amortisation.

  • Sun Says Java Moving Towards Full Open Source

    Sun Microsystems is moving toward making its Java technology fully open source, a company executive said Tuesday, addressing an audience of programmers here at the ApacheCon Europe 2000.

  • Compaq's rebranding exercise

    "It's a completely new Compaq". So says Paul Brandling, the eight-year Q veteran annointed to replace the controversial, elusive, long-serving and now gone Ian Penman as the managing director of Compaq Australia.

  • Amazon Q3 Sales Up, Losses Narrower Than Forecast Tuesday reported a third quarter loss of 25 cents per share, handily beating the 33 cent per share consensus estimate of 29 analysts polled by First Call/Thomson Financial.

  • Compaq beats Q3 earnings, revenue forecasts

    Compaq Computer beat financial analysts' forecasts for the third quarter, but offered a mixed outlook for the remainder of the year due to concerns about currency in Europe.