Wireless messaging is the most successful mainstream mobile data service to have emerged during the 30-year history of the cellular telecom industry.
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While most attention has been focused on building and upgrading of stadiums and other infrastructure for the 2010 World Cup, one of the biggest requirements will be to ensure that there is sufficient telecom capacity to handle the expected influx of visitors.
Human resources business process outsourcing (HR BPO) continues to be a major component of the overall worldwide BPO market, as worldwide HR BPO is expected to reach US$24.6 billion in 2006, an increase of 4.7 percent from $23.5 billion in 2005, according to Gartner.
Adobe Systems has announced the public beta of Adobe Flex 2.0 product line and Adobe Flash Player 8.5, an application development solution designed to deliver rich Internet applications.
Funambol, the mobile open source software company, has announced that CA has licensed Funambol's mobile application server for use in its products targeted at managing smart phone devices in the enterprise.
Intel recently announced new software development tools and resources through its Intel Software Network. These tools and resources are intended to help Apple developers to take advantage of Intel Core Duo processor technologies to maximize application performance on the new Intel-based Mac platforms.
Worldwide RFID spending is expected to total $US504 million in 2005, up by 39 per cent from 2004.
Gartner analysts warn that, although business intelligence (BI) offers great business opportunities, most enterprises are still failing to use it strategically.
Worldwide capital equipment spending is set to grow by 66 percent in 2004. However, despite this strong growth, the industry will begin to experience a downward cycle in 2005, according to Gartner Inc. Capital equipment spending in 2005 is projected to decline by 0.6 percent.
African company Artec Computer Systems has announced that its CEO, Andrew Tucker, has relocated to Australia, in order to explore growing business opportunities.
Computer Associates International recently announced its support for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) with Advanced Security Technologies and other new features, in its eTrust security management solutions, which aim to protect desktops from virus and network threats.
Veritas Software on Wednesday announced that the company has joined the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and will participate in its Data Center Workgroup. By participating in OSDL, Veritas is furthering its Linux commitments to customers, and accelerating the process of making Linux enterprise-ready.
Software AG has updated its Tamino XML Server -- said to be the industry's first native XML server -- aiming to provide accelerated data access, advanced security and expanded query and text retrieval functions.
Throwing bandwidth at applications, in order to improve response times and keep networks running smoothly, is a critical mistake that a lot of ICT departments make today.
Two-thirds of companies are planning to shift applications across most or all of their business to converged networks within the next five years, according to a new global survey.