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  • IBM expands IT security lab

    IBM hopes to contribute $50 million to Australian IT export revenues over the next five years by increasing headcount at its Gold Coast-based security software lab by 65.

    27 May 02 07:00 Written by Helen Han
  • WORLD CUP - Hong Kong punters eye online betting

    According to a recent survey, 70 percent of Hong Kongers pondering a World Cup wager will place it via the Internet, an act currently illegal under Hong Kong law.

    24 May 02 16:00 Written by Stefan Hammond
  • IS outsourcing booms, and may bust some players

    While outsourcing in the local information systems market grew 20 per cent in 2001 and will keep growing, some players will hit the wall in an industry shakeout over the next three years, according to analysts.

    24 May 02 13:54 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • IBM Australia shy on job cut questions

    IBM Australia will "redeploy" some local staff, but declined to comment on whether the local office would follow the US lead, after more than 700 staff were laid off in the United States.

    24 May 02 12:55 Written by Siobhan Chapman and Stephen Lawson
  • Data mining digs the up dirt on compensation fraud

    Operating under a tight Government budget in a difficult climate for insurance companies throughout Australia, NSW's WorkCover Authority found investing in data mining tools a "necessary business requirement" in its ongoing effort to cut down on fraud.

    24 May 02 11:30 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • Sun on track for Q4 profit despite slow spending

    Sun Microsystems is sticking by its earlier forecast for a return to profitability in its fourth fiscal quarter ending June 30, although revenue still is expected to be down from a year ago because of continued weakness in IT spending.

    24 May 02 10:43 Written by James Niccolai
  • Intel buys laser unit to bolster networking

    Intel has agreed to acquire the tunable laser business of New Focus Inc. to jump-start its development of lower cost optical network equipment.

    24 May 02 09:59 Written by Matt Berger
  • Analysis: Netcraft snoops Web sites

    Netcraft, the company that surveys Web server use released its latest report for April. What's always interesting to look at with any Netcraft survey is the amount of detail it compiles. For instance, from the survey we can tell that the majority of Web sites use the open-source Apache Web server software.

    24 May 02 09:42 Written by Deni Connor
  • Out on a limb: Telstra guarantees DSL service, or your money back

    In a bid to overcome the lingering stigma surrounding its ADSL network, Telstra has announced it will provide ADSL customers with service level guarantees and offer rebates if network availability falls below 99 per cent per month.

    24 May 02 09:03 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Microsoft announces security bug in its debugger

    A security hole in the application used by Microsoft operating systems to debug programs while they are in use could allow an attacker to take control of applications running on affected systems, Microsoft said in a security bulletin Wednesday.

    24 May 02 08:17 Written by Sam Costello
  • Sun renews BEA app server tension

    BEA Systems has voiced its continued support for Sun Microsystems's Solaris 9 operating system, despite Sun's decision to integrate its application server in the OS.

    24 May 02 07:42 Written by Paul Krill , Ed Scannell , and Joris Evers
  • IBM to cut jobs at New York site

    IBM will eliminate some jobs in a cutback at its Endicott, New York, facility, the company confirmed Thursday.

    24 May 02 07:30 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Check Point boosts management with SmartCenter

    At its Experience conference, being held in Dublin through Friday, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. offered its customers two new management products designed to make their lives easier The new tools, SmartCenter and SmartCenter Pro, are centralized firewall and VPN (Virtual Private Network) management consoles designed to give users a single location from which to manage Check Point products, security policies and OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) -compliant offerings.

    24 May 02 07:13 Written by Sam Costello
  • KPNQwest files for bankruptcy protection

    Business Internet services company KPNQwest NV filed for protection from creditors on Thursday as it continues to work with banks and advisors to find funding alternatives, it said in a statement.

    24 May 02 06:24 Written by Joris Evers
  • SAP reshuffles global sales management

    Walldorf, Germany, e-business software vendor SAP AG announced on Thursday the appointment of European sales veteran Leo Apotheker as president of Global Field Operations. In the newly created position, Apotheker will be responsible for global sales.

    24 May 02 06:12 Written by John Blau
  • Handspring to color Treo

    On Tuesday, Handspring, the first of the Palm OS licensees, will unveil a color version of the Treo handheld device which combines Palm organizer applications along with a full-function cellular phone.

    24 May 02 05:29 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Peregrine Systems to restate financial results

    Peregrine Systems announced that it will restate its financial statements for 2000, 2001 and the first three quarters of 2002 to correct irregularities that could amount to US$100 million.

    24 May 02 04:17 Written by Brian Sullivan
  • Giga offers implementation tips at portals conference

    With corporate portals still a developing and nebulously defined software category, a successful implementation hinges on having clear goals and on paying keen attention to user experience, Giga Information Group analyst Laura Ramos said here Thursday in the opening keynote of INT Media Group's Enterprise Web & Corporate Portal Conference.

    24 May 02 04:10 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • HP's new UK/Ireland division outlines structure

    Hewlett-Packard introduced its four core business groups in the U.K. and Ireland, along with the individuals who will lead them following its merger with Compaq Computer Corp.

    24 May 02 03:45 Written by Laura Rohde
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