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  • Big Pond architecture needs a carrier-grade revamp, says Telstra exec

    Any IT manager that has suffered the wrath of customers and staff during an unforseen outage should spare a thought for Telstra's battle-hardened head of network services, Michael Lawrey. Yet having endured Telstra's pillorying in the mainstream media over the Big Pond e-mail "brown out", Lawrey is surprisingly frank about what went wrong and why.

    04 Nov. 03 07:48 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Serena upgrades change management software

    Serena Software Inc. on Monday announced an update to its TeamTrack 6 enterprise change management software featuring a real-time management dashboard portal and a role-based interface.

    04 Nov. 03 07:44 Written by Paul Krill
  • IT&T online job ads numbers stagnate

    The number of information technology and telecommunications (IT&T) jobs advertised online has remained virtually unchanged over the past month, according to the results of a national jobs survey.

    03 Nov. 03 15:25 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Cisco domination stifles IT manager purchasing

    In a scenario similar to Microsoft's dominance in the desktop space, Cisco's stranglehold in the networking market has created a new form of vendor lock-in for IT managers.

    03 Nov. 03 15:21 Written by Helen Han
  • Agent sets up 'permanent staff' service

    Information and communications technology executive recruitment firm Pact Global is introducing a service which lets companies access skilled professionals on a permanent basis without having to directly hire or contract staff members.

    03 Nov. 03 15:18 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Computer Associates boosts .Net Web services

    Looking to boost the management of Web services on the Microsoft .Net platform, Computer Associates International plans to link its upcoming Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) software to the Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2000 systems management platform.

    03 Nov. 03 14:53 Written by Paul Krill
  • EMC to enter database archiving market

    EMC is expected to introduce database archiving software in the first quarter of next year that will let customers improve the performance of their databases by migrating old data to less-expensive storage resources.

    03 Nov. 03 14:42 Written by Deni Connor
  • National-ANZ back-end merger likely

    The future of the National Bank of New Zealand's IT systems and staff remains uncertain following ANZ's announcement that it will buy the bank.

    03 Nov. 03 14:36 Written by David Watson
  • Richardson joins KAZ

    KAZ Group Ltd has named Andrew Richardson as managing director of its technology services division.

    03 Nov. 03 14:07 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Motorola's Linux-based phone with Intel chip debuts

    Motorola Inc., the world's second-largest mobile phone maker, on Friday in China launched its long-awaited mobile phone featuring both a Linux-based operating system (OS) and chips from Intel Corp.

    03 Nov. 03 09:15 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Comdex's past may be obstacle to survival

    The corporate IT community appears not to have gotten the message that Comdex/Fall is being recast as a scaled-down event focusing exclusively on IT professionals. And that's bad news for show organizers who are pinning the event's survival on the new direction.

    03 Nov. 03 08:49 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • IBM adds 10 new Express products

    IBM Corp. on Friday continued its hot pursuit of the mid-market, adding 10 new offerings to its Express line of products and services, most of which are intended to improve integration and information management capabilities in hopes of making it easier for IT shops to establish on demand computing environments.

    03 Nov. 03 08:22 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Kaspersky offers new Linux antivirus software

    Kaspersky Labs Ltd., a Moscow security software developer, has released a new version of its antivirus software for mail servers running on Linux and Unix operating systems.

    03 Nov. 03 08:21 Written by John Blau
  • ILM tools appealing but remain distant

    IT managers are intrigued by new technology designed to automatically manage data from creation to deletion. But many users at last week's Storage Networking World Fall 2003 conference in Orlando cautioned that so-called information life-cycle management approaches will require years of development.

    03 Nov. 03 08:15 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Lotus opens Workplace 1.1 doors

    IBM Corp.'s Lotus Software will detail its vision for enterprise collaboration this week with the launch of IBM Lotus Workplace. Version 1.1 of the J2EE-based platform seeks to offer collaboration technologies as components that can be embedded into a variety of applications and business processes.

    03 Nov. 03 08:14 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Demos impress, but wait for Longhorn continues

    Programmers expressed keen interest in many of the code-named technologies that Microsoft Corp. demonstrated last week at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.

    03 Nov. 03 08:10 Written by Carol Sliwa
  • ICANN to give new gTLDs a new push

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will launch a new initiative for enabling new generic top level domains (gTLDs), the group announced Friday after completing its week-long meeting in Carthage, Tunisia.

    03 Nov. 03 08:10 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Goodyear hits $100M bump with ERP system

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. this last said it's still investigating what went wrong with its financial systems and caused a major accounting blowout at the company.

    03 Nov. 03 08:10 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Next-generation WiFi: Enterprise Prince or Bandwidth Frog?

    In this research paper we look at the current state of wireless networking in the enterprise from satisfaction and investment levels to common pain points when it comes to keeping the WiFi lights on. We also look at how clued up and prepared the average enterprise is to handle the introduction of WiGig (802.11ad) and other new high bandwidth technologies likely to add whole new set of challenges as well as potential benefits to the network mix.

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