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  • eRoom upgrades digital workplace

    Collaboration vendor eRoom Technology Inc. on Tuesday rolled out an updated version of its digital workplace application, featuring improved business process integration, real-time collaborative services, and support for Web services development.

    20 Feb. 02 09:49 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Online hotel venture raises anticompetitiveness fears

    The formation of Hotel Distribution System LLC (HDS) by five of the world's largest hotel chains has raised fears of anticompetitiveness among some travel agents. However, one industry analyst said those fears are largely unfounded.

    20 Feb. 02 09:42 Written by Jennifer DiSabatino
  • Analysts: Intrusive ads show online ad evolution

    Hoping to build momentum for its WebSphere environment through business partners, IBM Corp. on Monday rolled out an initiative it believes will increase the development of Web services based on the middleware product as well as an on-line training "e-lab."

    20 Feb. 02 09:36 Written by Ed Scannell
  • IBM eyes education as means to Web services

    Hoping to build momentum for its WebSphere environment through business partners, IBM Corp. on Monday rolled out an initiative it believes will increase the development of Web services based on the middleware product as well as an on-line training "e-lab."

    20 Feb. 02 09:36 Written by Ed Scannell
  • WaveSmith switch module eases frame-to-IP migration

    Edge switch startup WaveSmith Networks Inc. Tuesday rolled out a frame relay module for its multiservice DN switch, which enables service providers to continue to offer legacy services to enterprises while preparing an eventual migration to IP.

    20 Feb. 02 09:16 Written by Jim Duffy
  • What's up Nortel's metro sleeves

    Nortel Networks is planning a metro optical product launch in March to stimulate demand among frugal carriers looking to reduce capital and operational expenditures and generate revenue via new service offerings.

    20 Feb. 02 09:04 Written by Terri Gimpelson and Jim Duffy
  • Lucent unveils gateway for 3G wireless nets

    Lucent Technologies Inc. last week introduced its MiLife Intelligent Services Gateway, a box designed to help mobile network operators develop and deliver voice and data services for 3G mobile networks.

    20 Feb. 02 08:57 Written by Terri Gimpelson
  • Help on the way for complex portal deployments

    Enterprise portals have hooked corporate leaders with the lure of simplified access to disparate resources, but the cost and time associated with integrating applications into the portal framework can catch businesses by surprise. Portal software vendor Epicentric Inc. and content management player Documentum Inc. are rolling out tools this week that aim to ease the process of building applications in portals. Meanwhile, infrastructure player Bowstreet Software Inc. on Tuesday will introduce enhancements to its portal aimed at streamlining the creation of customized functions.

    20 Feb. 02 08:55 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • IBM serves up partner programs

    Top IBM Corp. executives on Monday added to Big Blue's embrace of the US$300 billion small- and medium-size business (SMB) markets by pledging a companywide campaign to win them over, and debuting several key partner programs and products at its annual PartnerWorld gathering in San Francisco.

    20 Feb. 02 08:52 Written by Ed Scannell
  • IPNet targets trading partners

    IPNet Solutions Inc. rolled out its second generation of e-business products Monday, a line aimed at simply managing trading partners, no matter what their size.

    20 Feb. 02 08:50 Written by Heather Harreld
  • 3GSM - Sun, IBM, Motorola take on mobile service creation

    In an all-out effort to woo enterprise customers to their various platters of all-you-can-eat mobile services and software, IBM Corp., Motorola Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc. all debuted mobile service creation packages on the opening day of 3GSM World Congress in Cannes on Tuesday.

    20 Feb. 02 08:47 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Invensys reorganises; Baan to build services unit

    Dutch ERP (enterprise resource planning) software maker Baan plans to radically expand its services business within the next 12 months, according to Baan president Laurens van der Tang. The move comes as Baan's parent company, engineering conglomerate Invensys, pursues a thorough reorganisation of its operations.

    20 Feb. 02 08:46 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Chatty Motorola users to get built-in instant messaging

    Motorola Inc. and America Online Inc. (AOL) are working together to offer chat-happy users wireless phone handsets with a built-in version of the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) service, the companies said Monday.

    20 Feb. 02 08:45 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • DoCoMo, Nissan to develop car telematics

    NTT DoCoMo Inc. is working with automobile maker Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. to build its wireless communication technologies into future Nissan cars. The companies will use NTT DoCoMo's 3G (third generation) and wireless Internet I-mode services to provide Nissan drivers with services such as access to information by simple voice command, they announced Tuesday at a joint news conference in Tokyo.

    20 Feb. 02 08:42 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • Hitachi to target corporate users with new PDA

    Hitachi Ltd. is targeting corporate users with its first PDA (personal digital assistant), combining Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE .Net operating system, Intel Corp.'s XScale microprocessor and a built-in wireless LAN modem. The device will ship in April this year, the company announced Tuesday.

    20 Feb. 02 08:35 Written by Martyn Williams
  • IBM and VMware work on partitioning tools

    IBM Corp. and VMware Inc. announced a partnership Tuesday to work on improving partitioning software for high end Intel-based servers.

    20 Feb. 02 08:33 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Asian server shipments rose 6.5 percent in Q4

    Sales of servers in Asia grew 6.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2001 compared to the previous quarter, rising to 152,065 units, with most major markets in the region experiencing a rebound in sluggish sales, according to figures from market analyst Gartner Inc.

    20 Feb. 02 08:31 Written by David Legard
  • Ciena buys ONI for US$900 million

    Optical networking and switching company Ciena Corp. is to buy Oni Systems Corp. for US$900 million in stock, in an attempt to boost its presence in metropolitan optical networking and return to profitability, the companies announced Monday.

    20 Feb. 02 08:29 Written by Gillian Law
  • MIPS, Toshiba to jointly develop 64-bit processor

    MIPS Technologies Inc. and Toshiba Corp. have agreed to jointly develop a 64-bit RISC (reduced instruction set computer) microprocessor, called TX99, based on an enhanced MIPS processor core, code-named Amethyst, the companies said Tuesday.

    20 Feb. 02 08:27 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • IBM, Avaya to integrate CRM tools

    IBM Corp. is extending its alliance with longtime partner Avaya Inc. The two companies said they will work together to integrate Avaya's CRM (customer relationship management) technology with IBM's middleware and server products.

    20 Feb. 02 08:17 Written by Stacy Cowley
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