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  • Betta builds better supply chain

    Betta Stores Limited (BSL), the retail services company behind Betta Electrical and Chandlers retail franchises, is leading a push to streamline supply chain management for the electrical appliance industry.

    02 April 03 08:33 Written by David Beynon
  • CA forms services group, plans 450 job cuts

    Computer Associates International (CA) kicked off its 2004 fiscal year Tuesday with word it has formed CA Technology Services, which is meant to help customers more quickly implement the company's software products and receive support. As part of its new service-focused initiative, CA is slashing 450 jobs worldwide over the next several months, with cuts in North America happening immediately.

    02 April 03 08:30 Written by Nancy Weil
  • Cisco unwraps new management tools

    Cisco Systems released new tools with this week's Catalyst 6500 product push aimed at helping IT managers get a better handle on managing desktop links.

    02 April 03 08:26 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • Tivoli expected to boost storage software

    IBM Tivoli is expected to announce next week that it has added self-managing capabilities to its storage software, making it easier for administrators to monitor storage utilization and protect storage resources.

    02 April 03 08:24 Written by Deni Connor
  • Deloitte abandons plans to spin off consulting unit

    Accounting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has decided against separating itself from its IT consulting unit, Deloitte Consulting, 14 months after it announced it would do so to avoid possible conflicts of interest. Deloitte Touche blamed a "tight credit market and the uncertain state of the economy" for its decision.

    02 April 03 08:23 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • FTC spam forum: Variety of solutions advanced

    A group of e-mail experts invited by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission advanced a number of ways to deal with unsolicited commercial e-mail, including better technology, an overhaul of the way the Internet works and new laws, but they couldn't agree on which approach would be best.

    02 April 03 08:11 Written by Grant Gross
  • Web Services Interoperability group tackles security

    A new working group within the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) will focus on ways to develop secure Web services, according to a statement released by the WS-I on Tuesday.

    02 April 03 08:07 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Microsoft delivers Wi-Fi update for XP

    Trying to enhance the appeal of Windows XP among wireless users, Microsoft on Monday announced it is making a free upgrade available that supports the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) with a new security solutions from the Wi-Fi Alliance.

    02 April 03 08:02 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Motorola claims memory chip breakthrough

    Nanotechnology may open the door to smaller, more reliable and less power-hungry memory chips in cell phones, network gear and other devices, Motorola said Monday.

    02 April 03 08:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Eclipse, UML move forward

    The Eclipse open source tools project spearheaded by IBM and the Object Management Group Inc.'s Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.0 both are taking steps forward.

    02 April 03 08:00 Written by Paul Krill
  • IBM taps Cognos to solidify BI direction

    IBM and Cognos on Tuesday unveiled a multiyear joint development agreement designed to provide Big Blue's products and services with a tighter framework for business intelligence and financial management, and integrated planning.

    02 April 03 08:00 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • IBM, SuSE roll out grid tool kit

    Bolstering its mainframe-based grid computing strategy IBM on Monday announced that the Globus Toolkit is now available for Linux on its zSeries.

    02 April 03 08:00 Written by Ed Scannell
  • E-records management moves front and center

    A raft of new software offerings are taking aim at the growing problem of electronic records management, which as ascended to a top priority for many enterprises in recent years as tighter corporate governance and regulatory scrutiny have increased pressure on the issue.

    02 April 03 07:39 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Linux brain training better than no-brainer: de Salis

    Beyond the attraction of open source per se and the pricing of Linux, its popularity is building for one very conventional reason, says longtime Unix user Roger de Salis.

    02 April 03 07:37 Written by Stephen Bell
  • Melbourne IT slapped for improper marketing

    Domain Name registrar Melbourne IT has been slapped on the wrist by the Australian Domain Authority (auDA) for resorting to improper business practices.

    02 April 03 07:30 Written by ARN Staff
  • Bank squatter denies hoaxmail; more sites ready to launch

    Originators of the squatted URL that provoked Westpac Banking Corporation into calling in the Australian Federal Police have posted a blog denying involvement in the circulation of a hoax e-mail at the centre of the dispute.

    01 April 03 13:20 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Web conferencing comes of age

    Those who rely on a smile and a handshake to close a deal might never embrace Web conferencing, but for the rest of us - including every stripe of remote worker - the technology is proving a smart way to strengthen collaboration and trim costs.

    01 April 03 12:19 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Army uses mobile technology, satellite link to track supplies

    As part of the war with Iraq, the U.S. Army has deployed 64 mobile units equipped with portable systems that are being used to scan information about combat and supply vehicles and send the data via a secure satellite link to the Army's central asset-tracking system.

    01 April 03 11:42 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • WorldCom preps for life after bankruptcy

    WorldCom Inc. is expecting to be released from the business world's intensive care unit - Chapter 11 bankruptcy - sometime this (northern) summer.

    01 April 03 11:09 Written by Denise Pappalardo
  • 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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