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  • Tax, Customs name $12m contract winner

    Australian Taxation Office and the Australian Customs Service has awarded a $12 million contract for data services on NSC.

    22 Nov. 01 15:06 Written by Georgina Swan
  • IT training demand drops

    Training for vendor certifications is down by as much as 25 per cent, according to one of Australia's largest IT training companies.

    22 Nov. 01 15:01 Written by Richard Noone
  • Oracle sets its sights on Exchange users

    Oracle has announced a migration service to lure users of Microsoft's Exchange e-mail server to the Oracle9i database.

    22 Nov. 01 11:38 Written by Jennifer DiSabatino
  • Wall St. blocks IM traffic flow

    Instant messaging has become a popular means for financial advisers to communicate with clients. But now regulations governing electronic communications are prompting some financial services firms to shut down IM traffic until it can be tracked and stored like regular e-mail.

    22 Nov. 01 10:12 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Report: FBI asks for telecom help on surveillance

    With telecommunication service providers using packet-based transmissions like voice over IP for phone calls more often, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants carriers to help make those new kinds of networks easier to tap, according to a report.

    22 Nov. 01 08:41 Written by George A. Chidi Jr
  • How to survive the recruitment drought

    Are you out of work, rapidly spending your last pay check and wondering what the heck to do next? Well, now might be the time to consider that Tibetan retreat you've been mulling over, because the international job market is not looking good.

    22 Nov. 01 08:36 Written by Gillian Law
  • VA Linux posts wider Q1 loss

    VA Linux Systems on Wednesday reported a US$55 million net loss for the first fiscal quarter of 2002, with revenue of $5.6 million. The loss, $1.04 per share, occurred largely because of restructuring charges and compares to a $51 million dollar net loss, or $1.12 a share, on revenue of $56 million in the same period a year ago.

    22 Nov. 01 08:30 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • European Space Agency backing 'Galileo' GPS system

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has provided US$466 million in funding for a European version of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) called Galileo, a move that could eventually lead to development of dual-system GPS/Galileo receivers that have greater accuracy, availability, continuity and integrity than single-band GPS receivers, according to GPS experts.

    22 Nov. 01 08:28 Written by Bob Brewin
  • Siemens to cooperate on mobile phones

    Siemens AG has entered into discussions with other mobile phone manufacturers in hopes of merging their handset-production operations, the company said Wednesday.

    22 Nov. 01 08:27 Written by Rick Perera
  • Chip-making equipment sales continue to slide

    Sales of semiconductor-manufacturing equipment, a barometer of future chip sales, continued to decline for North American-based manufacturers in the latest figures for October, according to data released by an industry association.

    22 Nov. 01 08:26 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Car rental firm tells Oracle to take a hike

    A major international car rental broker has switched from Oracle to Progress Software for its centralized reservation and back-office systems, saying Progress is handling the project more quickly, professionally, and at lower cost.

    22 Nov. 01 08:25 Written by Rick Perera
  • Now may be the time to buy that LCD monitor

    For many users, 2001 will be remembered as the year LCD (liquid crystal display) flat-panel monitors finally became affordable. A steep drop in their cost over the last 12 months has put them in range of most users' budgets but, a leading industry watcher warned Tuesday, now may be the time to snap up a bargain as prices may not hold at current levels.

    22 Nov. 01 08:20 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Symantec raises subscription rates

    The cost of keeping viruses at bay just went up for all worldwide users of Symantec's popular Norton AntiVirus program. The company recently increased the price of its necessary subscription renewal program from US$3.95 to $9.95 a year, drawing the ire of some our vocal readers.

    22 Nov. 01 08:19 Written by Tom Mainelli
  • Panasonic to launch durable PDA

    Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. unveiled a rugged PDA (personal digital assistant) which is water resistant and can withstand drops of up to 1.2 meters, the company announced Tuesday. The ProNote FG Handy, to be sold in North America as the Toughbook 01, is the company's first PDA device, the company said.

    22 Nov. 01 08:18 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • Wheelhouse to put spin on CRM data integration

    CRM (customer relationship management) infrastructure vendor Wheelhouse Corp. in early 2002 plans to offer a tool intended to integrate disparate data sources to present a unified view of customers.

    22 Nov. 01 08:17 Written by Paul Krill
  • Hardware vendors seek Web services opportunities

    A host of IT vendors are jumping on the Web-based services bandwagon as hardware vendors realize the additional margins available from helping companies manage hardware from PCs to printers.

    22 Nov. 01 08:16 Written by Ephraim Schwartz , Cathleen Moore , and Dan Neel
  • The Ongoing IT Struggle: Delivering Availability 24x7x365

    Today, there is more pressure than ever for businesses to be always on and always available. The enterprise ecosystem has expanded to include customers, employees, partners, and suppliers — and all of these stakeholders are demanding services be available 24x7x365.

    Veeam

    Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24/7/365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs, while always supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers.

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