Support and usurp. This appears to be Microsoft's Unix strategy as it launches the latest upgrade of its Windows Server operating system.
Stories by Computerworld Singapore staff
Wireless high-accuracy location-based services for the Asia-Pacific market will soon be launched following the success of initial trials in Singapore.
Smart Web services of the future will combine information on maps and users, and put the idea of geography and location back into the Net.
The largest high performance Linux server cluster in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) running IBM Corp. eServer x330 machines will be installed at Singapore's Institute of High Performance Computing and at the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) by the end of the year.
Singapore is one of the few countries in the Asia-Pacific region to improve unit server shipments in first-quarter 2001 compared to fourth-quarter 2000, according to Gartner Group Inc.'s Dataquest unit.
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) said last week it was seeking a A$3 billion (US$1.9 billion) loan -- reportedly, a Singapore record -- to pay for its acquisition of Australian telecommunications carrier Cable & Wireless Optus Ltd.
The auction for four third-generation (3G) mobile communications licences offered by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has only managed to attract the interest of the three major local telecommunication players (telcos).
Smart card company Gemplus SA and its subsidiary SLP InfoWare Inc. are jointly developing SIM (subscriber identity module) card-based customer relationship management (CRM) applications which will enable subscriber profiles to be captured in real time on the mobile device.
Internet portal operator Lycos Asia Ltd. has made a major inroad to the Chinese language content market with the acquisition of the sixth-largest Chinese portal, MyRice.com.
Entrust Technologies Inc., a public key infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions provider, is looking to acquire companies in this region next year with its US$15 million Southeast Asia war chest. A significant portion of this investment will be made in Singapore. Rick Spurr, executive vice president, Global Sales and Services, Entrust, said this last week when he announced that the company will be opening its Singapore office in January.
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