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  • Boardroom cynics see IT as spending 'black hole'

    From IT's perception as "liberator" in its glory days, the challenge for IT professionals now is to banish the "black hole" role and overcome boardroom cynicism.

    24 July 02 12:13 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Licensing deadline hits unprepared enterprises

    Corporate IT should be prepared for Microsoft's changed licensing scheme by now or face a 45 per cent price hike next upgrade, according to Gartner.

    24 July 02 12:12 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • Storage gets backburner treatment

    Australian IT managers are taking a "she'll be right mate" approach to storage, adding capacity only when it's needed and leaving the manageability issues for later.

    24 July 02 12:08 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Sun completes acquisition of Afara

    Sun Microsystems Inc. Tuesday announced it has completed the acquisition of Afara Websystems Inc., hoping to improve its UltraSPARC line of processors.

    24 July 02 10:02 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Australia slips in Asia-Pacific PC market

    Australia is no longer the region's third biggest PC market due to flat growth for the past year, according to research group IDC.

    24 July 02 09:50 Written by David Legard
  • Visa expands Asian online verification to Japan

    Visa International Asia-Pacific Ltd. has expanded its Verified by Visa program, which is intended to cut down on fraud associated with online shopping, to Japan and announced seven major credit card issuers have jumped on board the system.

    24 July 02 08:09 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Lucent posts Q3 loss, plans 7,000 more layoffs

    Lucent Technologies Inc. posted its ninth consecutive quarterly loss on Tuesday and said it would lay off another 7,000 people in an increased effort to curtail costs.

    24 July 02 08:05 Written by Joris Evers
  • IBM, Palm team on Palm business applications

    IBM Corp. and Palm Inc. will together develop software to allow users of wireless-enabled Palm handheld devices to remotely access IBM business applications, the companies said in a statement Tuesday.

    24 July 02 07:54 Written by Joris Evers
  • Fujitsu increases hard disk data density

    Fujitsu Ltd. started shipping samples of 60G-byte 2.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) with an areal density of 53.2G bpsi (bits per square inch) this month, the highest density available in this HDD class, the company announced last week.

    24 July 02 07:54 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • PayPal delivers Q2 profit; beats estimates

    Online payment service PayPal Inc. sloughed off the dot-com downturn to ring in a second quarter profit Tuesday, reporting a marked increase in revenue and transactions over the same period last year.

    24 July 02 07:51 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Microsoft tool ties Windows to Oracle database

    Microsoft on Tuesday released a tool that will allow Windows developers to build applications more tightly integrated with data stored on database software from Oracle.

    24 July 02 07:51 Written by Matt Berger
  • HP puts Dell printer deal on ice as rivalry unfolds

    Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has stopped selling its printing and digital imaging products to Dell Computer Corp., as the two companies jockey for position in a move one analyst likened to "marital jealousy" played out through largely symbolic, though still irksome, behavior.

    24 July 02 07:49 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • OASIS forms WS-Security committee

    Microsoft and IBM moved one step closer to turning their security specification into a standard on Tuesday.

    24 July 02 07:48 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • Commbank aims ‘for line of sight' IT management

    The Commonwealth Bank's restructure of its technology, operations and procurement division reflected the need to give business units direct responsibility for their front and back office operations, according to new CIO Bob McKinnon.

    24 July 02 07:48 Written by David Beynon
  • AT&T loses $12.7B on dropping phone revenue

    AT&T Corp. posted a loss of US$12.7 billion for the second quarter of 2002 as revenues from both business and consumer telephone services continued to drop sharply.

    24 July 02 07:43 Written by Sam Costello
  • Bankruptcy court approves WorldCom interim financing

    A U.S. court has given bankrupt telecommunication carrier WorldCom Inc. approval for an interim financing plan that should ensure the company continues operations and is able to pay staff, WorldCom said in a statement late Monday.

    24 July 02 07:42 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Customs choses PKI provider

    Australian Customs Service has let a $2 million contract for the provision of public key infrastructure (PKI) and services for its online import and export service.

    24 July 02 07:41 Written by Staff Writers
  • IBM and Thomson expand e-learning partnership

    IBM Corp. and Thomson Corp. have agreed to widen their collaboration in electronic learning to offer government agencies and private-sector companies worldwide an extensive menu of products and services, officials from both companies said Monday.

    24 July 02 07:40 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Borland updates Kylix with C++ support

    Borland Software on Tuesday pried the lid off of a new iteration of Kylix, its RAD (rapid application development) platform for Linux. The new version adds support for C/C++ developers.

    24 July 02 07:40 Written by Tom Sullivan
  • IBM voices concern about SALT

    Rod Adkins, general manager for IBM Corp.'s pervasive computing division, used his keynote address at the VOX 2002 speech technology conference here to both promote speech technology in the enterprise and to criticize long-time rival Microsoft Corp. for fragmenting the speech industry with the introduction of another standard for speech development.

    24 July 02 07:35 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
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