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  • Cisco unveils new channel partners program

    Looking to provide "a balanced approach to technical staffing," networking company Cisco Inc. Monday revealed a new channel partner program meant to encourage greater technical specialization among its partners.

  • Cisco releases security, VPN software

    Cisco Systems Inc. on Monday announced new software to help network administrators deploy, monitor and troubleshoot security services and large-scale VPNs (virtual private networks).

  • Study: Companies will be slow to adopt B2B

    A new study by market research firm Jupiter Media Metrix Inc. released Monday found that managers in charge of purchasing for their companies plan to make only 20 percent of their purchases online by 2002.

  • Large ads attract more site traffic, trade group says

    Size really does matter, at least for the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). The New York-based trade group last month issued new guidelines for larger online ads, giving electronic retailers more space to market their products on the Internet.

  • New name registry offers 20 TLDs

    In a direct challenge to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a new domain name registry on Monday announced that it has begun selling an additional 20 top-level domains (TLDs), including .kids, .travel and .xxx, for US$25 per year.

  • Wireless vendors partner to tackle enterprise

    Two wireless technology specialists forged deals Monday, attempting to push access to some core business applications closer to mobile workers.iAnywhere Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of database vendor Sybase Inc., announced a partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP to jointly develop and market wireless applications built around software from Germany's SAP AG.

  • Maxtor dumps FreeBSD for Windows

    Maxtor Corp. will drop the operating system FreeBSD in Maxtor's new MaxAttach 4100 storage system and use Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 2000 instead, according to a joint company announcement Monday.

  • When Linux companies accept the inevitable

    Last week I suggested that all commercial distributions adopt Debian as the foundation for their Linux distribution. Gauging from the response I received, most readers misunderstood my rationale for choosing Debian as a prime candidate for a Linux distribution standard. I'll gladly take the blame for that.

  • Semio rolls out integration toolkit

    Content categorization software vendor Semio Corp. says it has the answer for enterprises that are thinking about adding a knowledge management tool to a corporate portal or other legacy application, but are put off by the prospects of high costs and lengthy implementations.

  • Bringing storage to the requirements

    Snap Server 4100 is an inexpensive NAS (network attached storage) unit that can add as much as 240GB of file storage capacity. Companies looking to overcome the challenge of securely storing enormous amounts of software, graphics, sound, and image files should consider the 4100. We liked the fact that it gives companies with heterogeneous networks an easy-to-set-up solution with no downtime.

  • Toshiba ships easy Internet server appliance

    If you can operate a PC and Web browser, than you can set up your own small business or home office server, according to Toshiba Corp. Of course, the server Toshiba has in mind is the Magnia SG10 server appliance, shipping Monday.

  • To find e-biz message, find a good PR agency

    In this column, I have written a lot about technology and marketing issues in relation to e-business. But there's one aspect that I haven't yet touched upon: public relations.

  • Teamwork is the key to remote development

    As every IT professional knows, it's getting harder and harder to find qualified developers. That's why so many companies are turning to virtual development teams -- geographically dispersed groups of coders who collaborate in the development of large e-business applications.

  • RIM watch your back; mobile ASPs will vanish

    Peter Gaucher, the program director of mobile product strategy at IBM Corp., said at the recent Mobile Insights conference that IBM was quite surprised at how many people are willing to use their thumbs to type, alluding to the relative success of the Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) Blackberry handhelds. Now IBM is rethinking the need for a keyboard on such devices. As you know, Big Blue manufactures the Palm as the WorkPad.

  • Regional ISP extends the reach of ADSL

    Internet service provider Netspace has launched an ADSL offering designed as a natural migration path from either ISDN or dial-up Internet access.

  • IDC: Microsoft tightens vise on OS market

    The dominance of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system, the centerpiece of the US Department of Justice's antitrust case against the company, remains undisputed, according to research released by International Data Corp (IDC).

  • Use of poor standards may mean legacy pains

    I've returned from a recent set of roundtable discussions in which several retail clients heatedly discussed the migration of existing EDI (electronic data interchange) systems to XML-based alternatives. After intense discussion, I found that the number of proponents of the idea was roughly equal to the number of its detractors.

  • Network security's need for speed

    If the turnout for Network World's "Security Showdown" a few weeks ago at ComNet 2001 is any indicator, many people have network security on their minds. A question I made to Check Point Systems Inc. about the performance of software-based security appliances was essentially unanswered.

  • Austereo radio gets VPN relief

    A failing virtual private network (VPN) system based on underdeveloped technology did not shake the belief of a national radio network in the benefits of the technology.

  • Centura transformed to Mbrane

    Centura Software has launched its ‘living brand', changing its company name to Mbrane. According to a release from Mbrane, the new name reflects its strategy focused on delivering adaptive and flexible business capabilities via its mobile enterprise software membrane.

  • Key to omnichannel CX is customisation

    In order to achieve success with omnichannel customer experience strategy, companies need to utilise user personas, while maintaining excellence across all channels, according to customer transformation service expert, Brad Starr.

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