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STC sees 'Beyond'

Global provider of e-business integration solutions, STC, has changed its name to See Beyond, saying the new name reflects the company's strategic role in helping customers see beyond corporate and geographic boundaries. The name change also marks the beginning of an aggressive global rebranding and marketing campaign and coincides with the company's report of record third-quarter earnings. Effective November 1, the company's new NASDAQ ticker symbol is SBYN. www.seebeyond.com Oracle & HES take to unisOracle and Higher Ed Systems (HES) have partnered to provide online information technology (IT) courses to Australian universities. The Learn-IT Online initiative will provide universities with access to more than 600 IT industry certification and professional development training courses, learner management software, flexible deployment options and ongoing support services. HES has established a sector-wide business agreement with Oracle, which will allow universities to negotiate directly with the vendor. Participating universities can purchase Learn-IT Online products via an enterprise licence, an incremental licence or by individual licences.

Prices rise as dollar drops

Microsoft will increase enterprise software and hardware prices by 10 to 18 per cent from December 1, 2000, due to the unstable Australian dollar. Business application software, operating systems, server software and development tools prices will rise in a month's time, while existing consumer, reference and games products will rise after the Christmas season on January 1, 2001. Microsoft said customers with fixed Enterprise Agreements would not be affected by the change.

Security company renames

Internet security assurancy company ICSA.net has changed its name to TruSecure Corporation in an effort to better reflect its product range. Founded in 1989, the company has worked at pioneering the market for information security assurance and its research and product testing laboratories will continue to operate under the banner of ICSA Labs.

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