PC Solutions Briefs: HP, RosettaNet, Megatec, EDS

HP takes over classroom

HP's Education Services will be adding the Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) curriculum to its offerings this week as the vendor embarks on a national education road show.

HP will be offering three units of the CIW course designed to bring people up to speed on Web site design, application development, server administration, inter-networking, security and e-commerce in a multi-vendor environment. Offered by Prosoft through HP as an authorised training partner, the five-day courses will also bone people up on BroadVision's e-commerce software and HP's own e-speak technology.

Some courses begin this week, but the majority are being held in the first half of next year. CIW courses are held in Sydney and Melbourne, and run for five days at a cost of $2500.

To register or for more information, contact 1800 035 520 or www.hp.com. sg/au/hpeducationRosettaNet's new headRosettaNet, the independent, non-profit consortium for the development of standard business interfaces between supply chain partners, has appointed Soohaeng Oh to head the organisation's activities in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Korea as well as expanding operations in China, India, Southeast Asia, Australia and NZ.

Over 250 companies are members of RosettaNet, representing in excess of $1 trillion in annual information technology and electronic component revenues.

Oh is on loan from Intel, where the Korean-born woman is a director of e-business and Internet operations. Oh began a two-year stint with RosettaNet on September 1.

Megatec's name change

Formerly one of Australia's oldest and most respected IT veteran companies, Megatec has finalised its merger with US integrator Kanbay by announcing it has adopted the Kanbay masthead. Megatec merged with Kanbay in October 1999, and now rolls out the company's proprietary e*Path methodology.

In related news, Kanbay has struck up a partnership with financial services company Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co, to create a software development and delivery organisation.

EDS wins $US9 billion Navy contract

An entry for the "wouldn't you love to bag this tender" files: outsourcing juggernaut EDS has announced that a contract initially worth $US6.9 million could be extended to as much as $9 billion.

Under the terms of the agreement, EDS will overhaul the US Navy and Marine Corps' computer systems, including the replacement of numerous networks within the Navy and the development of an intranet.

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