Stories by David Legard

Could your PC run Mac OS?

A team of open-source developers has released software which emulates the PowerPC processor architecture and enables users to run Mac OS and some Unix OSes on PCs powered by Intel x86-architecture processors.

New variant of Sasser worm appears

Despite the arrest Friday of the suspected author of the Sasser worm which affected millions of computers worldwide last week, a new variant of the worm appeared Sunday, according to computer security organizations.

Optus contributes to strong SingTel revenue

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) has posted a net profit excluding special items of S$2.85 billion (US$1.69 billion as of March 31, the last day of the period being reported) for the year ended March 31, 2004, 32 percent higher than the S$2.17 billion profit recorded the previous year.

IDC: Pressure continues to build on IT managers

IT managers are facing a period of unprecedented pressure as their challenges increase but senior company executives try to hold down IT budgets, according to Peter Hind, manager, end user programs, IDC South Pacific.

IM spam to triple in 2004: study

Spam sent via instant messaging (IM) is set to become a major nuisance in 2004, with the number of IM spam messages tripling from 400 million to 1.2 billion, according to research firm the Radicati Group.

Global Crossing holds up in tough year

After a year when it emerged from a 22-month stint under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and was acquired by an Asian investor, Global Crossing Holdings has posted revenue only slightly down on the previous year and recorded a considerable increase in traffic over its worldwide network.

DoJ officials recommend blocking PeopleSoft bid

Officials in the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) antitrust division have made a recommendation to the department to block the proposed acquisition of PeopleSof by rival Oracle, PeopleSoft said in a statement Tuesday.

3G - SingTel not ready to begin 3G trial

Saying that the quality and variety of third-generation (3G) mobile handsets is lacking and that the technology has yet to make a persuasive business case, Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) president and chief executive officer, Lee Hsien Yang, said that SingTel was not yet ready to launch a 3G trial service.

Optus growth again boosts SingTel

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has posted record revenue of $A2.34 billion for the third quarter of its fiscal year, the period from October 1 to December 31, 2003, 15.9 per cent up on the same quarter one year earlier.

VoiceXML edges closer to standard status

The Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) 2.0 specification has been granted Proposed Recommendation status by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and is therefore only one step away from becoming an official W3C standard, the VoiceXML Forum said in a statement Tuesday.

China the biggest DSL market as A-P telecoms rebounds

China will become the world's largest DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) market in 2004 as Asia-Pacific's investment in telecommunication infrastructure rises for the first time in five years, according to a report released Tuesday by Gartner Inc.

HP to spend $1B to boost high-end Asian manufacturing

Hewlett-Packard (HP) will invest US$1 billion in Singapore over the next five years to bring its high-end manufacturing closer to the fast-growing Asia-Pacific end user market, the company said in a statement Tuesday.