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  • Vendor top cats on takeover prowl

    The relentless march toward consolidation in the IT industry has pundits betting on which computer giants will be here in 2006 and which is a likely takeover target.

    23 April 04 07:44 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • IDC: Enterprise broadband down, services up

    Average enterprise broadband spending has decreased significantly in the last 12 months and Australian businesses are spending more on IP services this year, compared to 2003, according to an IDC report.

    23 April 04 07:30 Written by Tim Lohman
  • Red Hat notches certification milestone

    As Red Hat celebrates with its 10,000th certified engineer graduate worldwide, it also enjoys an increased level of interest in Australia.

    22 April 04 15:09 Written by Dahna McConnachie
  • Cisco to revamp IOS software

    Cisco Systems Inc. will release a new version of its core IOS operating system in the coming months that is more modular, flexible and secure, company executives said last week.

    22 April 04 13:03 Written by Phil Hochmuth and Jim Duffy
  • China agrees to drop WAPI standard

    The government of China has agreed to suspend indefinitely its proposed proprietary national standard for wireless LANs after objections from the U.S. government and IT vendors, U.S. and Chinese officials announced Wednesday.

    22 April 04 12:46 Written by Grant Gross
  • GM picks IBM for new top supercomputer

    General Motors (GM) is building what it says will be the automotive industry's fastest supercomputer by tying together scores of IBM Corp. 655 pSeries servers.

    22 April 04 12:12 Written by Joris Evers
  • Wi-Fi, wide area switching arrives

    After two years of promises from the wireless industry, Broadbeam appears to be the first player to deliver seamless switching between wide area and wireless local area (Wi-Fi) networks.

    22 April 04 08:28 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Customers unworried about Computer Associates shakeup

    Computer Associates International Inc.'s (CA's) management shake-up is unlikely to directly affect customers or dramatically change the company's products plans and strategy, customers and analysts said Wednesday in the wake of Sanjay Kumar's ouster as chairman and chief executive officer (CEO).

    22 April 04 08:19 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Siebel, IBM to offer hosted CRM in Europe and Asia

    Siebel Systems and IBM plan to offer their joint service, Siebel CRM (customer relationship management) OnDemand, in Europe from mid-May, and in Asia within two months, they announced at the Siebel User Week in Cannes, on Wednesday.

    22 April 04 08:13 Written by Gillian Law
  • Consultants nudge the schmooze meter

    LegalAid director of IT Heather Cullen claims consultancy firms hide behind terms like 'collaboration' whenever they don't deliver.

    22 April 04 08:10 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Cisco warns of more critical software holes

    Cisco Systems Inc. warned its customers about two critical security holes that affect almost every product the company makes. The vulnerabilities could be used by malicious hackers to create so-called "denial of service" (DoS) attacks, causing Cisco products to abruptly restart or drop active connections with other devices.

    22 April 04 08:10 Written by Paul Roberts
  • IBM preps desktop management services

    IBM has designed a new set of services specifically for small and medium-size businesses that need help managing their desktop PCs and printers, the company announced Wednesday.

    22 April 04 08:09 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • IBM delivers SOA enablers

    IBM on Wednesday rolled out a series of software and services intended to help corporate users more efficiently create and deploy SOAs (service-oriented architectures) on their existing infrastructures.

    22 April 04 08:00 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Juniper unveils 'infranet' council

    Juniper Networks Inc. Wednesday announced the formation of an organization that endorses the company's stated goal of creating a profitable public IP network.

    22 April 04 07:57 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Kumar steps down as CA CEO

    Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sanjay Kumar will vacate those positions, the company said Wednesday. Kumar will remain with CA in the newly created role of chief software architect. Board member Lewis Ranieri has been elected chairman. CA will soon name an interim CEO, the company said.

    22 April 04 07:56 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Telstra revenue up but no word on price increases

    While Telstra shareholders would have been pleased with yesterday’s announcement of better than expected financial results, its customers may be about to hear less popular news – that land line prices are going up again.

    22 April 04 07:30 Written by Sarah Stokely
  • George Weston tops up baking apps

    George Weston Foods’ Baking division (GWF Baking) has today signed a $4 million contract with Kaz Group to develop and support a new business application to underpin the company's baking business.

    21 April 04 13:45 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Spam Act leaves some SMBs in a pickle

    There may be some teething problems for small businesses trying to swallow the Spam Act which came into play last week, but the Australian Communications Authority hopes the average consumer will notice their inboxes are less cluttered.

    21 April 04 13:19 Written by Dahna McConnachie
  • The Future State of the CIO - A Case of ‘Career Is Over’ or ‘Career Is Opportunity’?

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