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  • AOL UK Flat-Rate Internet Plan: Sooner or Later?

    LONDON (08/25/2000) - In the complicated and frustrating world that is U.K.

  • Concrete Solution

    What's the worst business in the world - one characterized by commodity products, asset intensity, low growth and unpredictable demand? Well, Inc. founder Jeff Bezos has been quoted as saying he'd like to position his company to sell anything at all - except concrete.

  • NZ Parliament Tipped to Go Online This Year

    New Zealand's parliament proceedings could be broadcast live over the Internet by the end of the year.

  • Compaq, NEC Invest in Open-Source Player

    SAN FRANCISCO (08/24/2000) - With investors continuing to flock toward the open-source platform, Lutris Technologies Inc. managed this week to secure US$16 million in funding from a variety of high-profile companies.

  • XIOtech Introduces Storage Products

    FRAMINGHAM (08/24/2000) - Eden Prairie, Minn.-based XIOtech Corp., a subsidiary of Seagate Technology Inc., has announced the Real-Time Data Intelligence (REDI) SAN Links and REDI SAN Links Replicator for XIOtech's Magnitude SAN hardware. REDI SAN Links enables various types of servers to access storage volumes on remote Magnitudes. A single Magnitude can now connect more than 500 terabytes of data storage. The REDI SAN Links Replicator copies individual storage volumes from local Magnitude boxes to remote Magnitude boxes, allowing for continuous backup of virtual disks..

  • Object Management Group Readies Standards Upgrade

    The Object Management Group (OMG) is planning to meet next month to work on the evolution of standards such as CORBA and UML (Unified Modeling Language) standards.

  • Gaming in the Third Dimension

    It began simply enough. I was a little bit ahead on my deadlines, so I took the opportunity to do a little "research." I visited several sites I knew to be reservoirs of mission-critical Linux applications and decided to sample one: a demo of a 3D game called Soldier of Fortune that I found at Loki Games. Little did I know this was to be my first step on the Path of the Thrice Doomed.

  • Advertising Key to Low-Cost Internet Set-Top Box

    Hoping to capitalize on the explosive growth of broadband Internet in South Korea, a number of companies launched television-based Internet set-top boxes at the Comdex Korea trade show here this week, but one stood out for its unusual business model.

  • Watch Will Abandon Hands, Embrace Wireless

    Have you ever lost track of your child at the mall? Well, a new watch with wireless technology may let little Johnny or Jane send mom and dad an instant message, or trigger a sound that will direct the anxious parents to the whereabouts of their child.

  • HK Science Park Gets First IT Tenant

    The Provisional Hong Kong Science Park last week signed the first tenant, We Software, for its information technology cluster, one of four clusters in the park, according to officials. The other clusters include electronics, biotechnology and precision engineering.

  • New Management Standards May Ease Network Tuning

    The San Jose-based Distributed Management Task Force Inc. (DTMF) recently released new schemas, or database definitions, that lay the groundwork for information technology managers to specify and guarantee quality-of-service levels.

  • Cell Industry Wants Wiretap Deadline Suspended

    A cellular industry trade group asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to suspend a requirement that cellular carriers install equipment and software by September 2001 that would allow the government to easily eavesdrop on wireless data.

  • New Law Not Enough, Says Philippine Prosecutor

    A key author of the Philippines' E-Commerce Act of 2000 on Friday disputed a complaint by the nation's chief prosecutor that the law is inadequate to prosecute future suspects in cases like the dissemination in May of the ILOVEYOU virus.

  • NZ Encryptors Win U.S. Optical Storage Deal

    California-based Oak Technology Inc., a provider of components for the optical-storage and digital-imaging markets, has signed a deal with RPK SecureMedia Inc., the U.S. parent of New Zealand-founded encryption specialist RPK.

  • The Aging of IT

    Companies need to prepare themselves for the retirement of key information technology professionals within the next decade, according to a report by Cutter Information Group, an Arlington, Mass.-based IT consultancy.

  • WAP Dead in Water, Says Australian Analyst

    WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) will never take off in the mainstream market despite phone companies' best efforts, according to Australian telecommunications analyst Paul Budde.

  • Genuity Scales VoIP Net with NetSpeak Call Routing

    Genuity Inc. announced this week it will install IP telephony call routing software from NetSpeak to scale up and improve the voice-over-IP network it maintains and resells to service providers.

  • CommVault Releases Software Suite

    FRAMINGHAM (08/24/2000) - CommVault Systems Inc. in Oceanport, N.J., has announced the general availability of Galaxy Enterprise 2000 Release 2.5, a storage and data management software suite. It now supports Lotus Development Corp.'s Domino/Notes R5, Novell Inc. NetWare and Network Appliance Inc. filers..

  • Itanium Chip for Real, Developer Says

    Auckland software company Right Hemisphere Ltd. has proof that Intel Corp.'s Itanium processor is real.

  • On the Wrong Side of the Dotcom Tracks

    We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a special episode of America's favorite talk show, The Jerry Spranger Show...

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs


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