Stories by Jana Sanchez

Cisco to buy TransMedia for $US407 million

Cisco Systems has signed a definitive agreement to buy TransMedia Communications, a privately-held company that makes IP (Internet protocol) gateways for third-generation networks.

Gates, God and gremlins responsible for 'techno rage': poll

UK office workers are so frustrated with their computers that they suffer from "techno rage" and blame God, their IS departments, hardware makers, software makers and even Microsoft chairman and chief executive officer, Bill Gates, for their computer failures.

MS announces portal for mobiles, Nextel stake

Microsoft is developing an Internet portal for users of wireless portable devices and is taking a $US600 million stake in Nextel Communications to bolster its ability to deploy the service.

Lucent on track with financial results

Lucent Technologies yesterday attempted to calm investors after days of bad earnings news by IT industry companies, saying it expects second quarter earnings to be in line with analysts' expectations.

Cisco CEO: Consumers to drive Internet

Consumer use of the World Wide Web is growing to such an extent that 'Net access for all will be an issue in the US presidential campaign by 2004, if not before, according to John Chambers, president and CEO of Cisco Systems.

Cisco CEO: Consumers to Drive 'Net

Consumer use of the World Wide Web is growing to such an extent that 'Net access for all will be an issue in the US presidential campaign by 2004, if not before, according to John Chambers, president and CEO of Cisco Systems.

SSA Releases eBPCS, Beefs up Services

Attempting to switch its focus from selling software to offering services and integration, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendor System Software Associates on Tuesday is unveiling new products and services worldwide geared to mid-market companies.
A key part of SSA's new release is its strategy to resell both hardware and software products that complement its own ERP software products, said Terry Cork, acting general manager for SSA in the U.K. SSA hopes the strategy will help it sell more of its own products and services to customers.

CeBIT: SAP R/3 Goes With Linux

Responding to what it calls a "growing groundswell of customer demand" for Linux, SAP AG today announced it will offer its SAP R/3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) software on the upstart operating system.

Global One launches international Web hosting

Global One Communications, the joint venture between Deutsche Telekom AG, France Telecom SA and Sprint Corp, will now offer its corporate customers international Web hosting services with the opening of new data centres in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo.

3Com chief talks up home networking, IP

Home networking will take off when PCs are faster, cheaper and easier to use, and IP (Internet protocol) telephony will be ready for widespread use in the near future, said Eric Benhamou, chairman and chief executive officer of 3Com.

Analysts favour Vodafone Airtouch combo

The pending Vodafone Group and AirTouch Communications merger is being viewed by analysts and investors as excellent news for consumers, the two carriers and the companies' shareholders.

C&W complains about interconnect ruling

Cable & Wireless PLC yesterday criticised Tuesday's court decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission's policy to limit the fees charged by foreign telephone companies for completing long-distance calls originating from the US.