Stories by Gerald Wee

Vendor plans a Windows marathon

Marathon Technologies is trying to make its mark in the Asian region by promoting fault-tolerant computing on the Windows platform.

Intel touts RosettaNet ebusiness standards

In the current economic downturn when revenues are hard to come by, Intel Corp. feels that businesses should invest in reducing transaction costs. As a result, it is pushing RosettaNet as the e-business communication standard for the high technology industry, and has garnered the support of many industry players.

Linux continues to make inroads in Asia

While most of the world's companies run their businesses on one flavor of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system or another, there are an increasing number that are putting their trust in open source code, and Linux in particular.

Users slow to take advantage of VoIP

Although voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has been bandied about for years already, it has yet to take off in a big way in Singapore. Apart from being able to make the occasional long-distance phone call over the Internet, business implementation of the technology has been less than spectacular.

E-Business Scepticism Reigns in Southeast Asia

While the Internet has accelerated the pace of change and revolutionized the way that business is transacted, many organizations in Southeast Asia are still cautious and sceptical of the benefits that can be realized.

Access360 Unleashes New Resource Manager

Access360, which has recently opened up a regional hub in Singapore, is introducing a new type of software that addresses a very specific, but important need -- managing employee user rights and access to company resources.

Linuxcare Turns Up the Open Source Heat

As an organization that believes there is a dearth of support services for the Linux operating system and its related open source software, Linuxcare Inc.'s goal is to provide technical support, education, consulting, and benchmark services to companies which want to use Linux.

HP Restructures in Asia-Pacific Region

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) is undergoing a major reorganization in the Asia-Pacific region and has introduced a new management team as well as a new technology and service-oriented focus.

Uunet to Guarantee ISP Quality

UUnet Technologies Inc. plans to set new standards for ISP (Internet service provider) reliability in Singapore by offering a broad range of guarantees on the performance, availability, management of its network to users in Singapore.

Asian economies get $440B B2B boost

The business-to-business (B2B) electronic commerce revolution has only just begun in Asia, and the transaction value is expected to reach $S756 billion ($US440 billion) in five years, according to Goldman Sachs Global Equity Research.

Asian economies get $440bn B2B boost

The business-to-business (B2B) electronic commerce revolution has only just begun in Asia, and the transaction value is expected to reach $S756 billion ($US440 billion) in five years, according to Goldman Sachs Global Equity Research.

BMC gears up on services

Applications management vendor BMC Software is focusing its Asian efforts this year on enhancing its services business, and has begun implementing a number of new programs.

Asia Lagging Behind in Supply Chain Management

Although supply chain management (SCM) is critical to the survival of manufacturing and distribution organizations, only 51 percent of the organizations in South Asia have gone to information technology for help to improve that vital process, according to research organization, Input Inc.

Centura to Heighten Asian Profile

Centura Software Corp. (formerly Gupta), best known for its SQL (structured query language) products, is rising from the ashes, and is set to launch new products and services in the region focused on mobile connectivity.

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