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  • Mercury Interactive to buy Kintana

    Mercury Interactive Corp. said Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Kintana Inc. for approximately US$225 million in cash and stock, underscoring a trend towards consolidation in the enterprise software market.

    11 June 03 08:00 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Dell, EMC extend SAN alliance

    Dell Computer Corp. on Tuesday will announce that EMC Corp. will remain its exclusive supplier of storage area network (SAN) hardware until at least 2008.

    11 June 03 07:50 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Motorola curbs sales estimates as SARS impact lingers

    Motorola scaled back its second-quarter and full-year 2003 revenue expectations Monday, saying the outbreak of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in Asia is having a greater impact on handset sales than anticipated. The company also said it is being affected by local handset makers' excess inventory levels.

    10 June 03 15:54 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Nokia: Sales at low end or below guidance

    One day after rival Motorola lowered its earnings and revenue projections, Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker, said it expects second-quarter growth from its mobile phone business to be at the low end of its earlier guidance or even below it.

    10 June 03 15:50 Written by John Blau
  • Nortel technology links IP, digital PBX systems

    Nortel Networks Monday will unveil plans to deliver common operating software for its Succession line of IP private branch exchange (PBX) systems and its older Meridian 1 digital voice switches.

    10 June 03 14:25 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • IDC PC forecast revised downward as recovery stalls

    Market research firm IDC lowered its forecast for 2003 PC shipment growth again Tuesday, citing a slower economic recovery than expected and the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Asia.

    10 June 03 14:02 Written by Tom Krazit
  • US Department of Defense sets open-source policy

    The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has issued a policy that officially authorizes the use of open-source software at the department, a move open-source pundits say opens the door to more government use of open-source software.

    10 June 03 09:59 Written by Joris Evers
  • Intel, Sun to optimize J2ME for mobile devices

    Intel and Sun Microsystems have put aside high-level rivalries to pursue the smart phone and mobile computing device market by working to optimize Sun's Java software for the Intel XScale processor, which powers advanced voice and data phones and handheld devices. Analysts called the deal a smart move.

    10 June 03 09:58 Written by Bob Brewin
  • J.D. Edwards CEO: Oracle's bid will raise antitrust flags

    Oracle Corp.'s proposed hostile takeover of PeopleSoft Inc. would be disastrous for both current PeopleSoft customers and for the competitive dynamics of the enterprise software market, J.D. Edwards & Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bob Dutkowsky said Monday during a press conference opening Quest Global 2003, J.D. Edwards' annual customer conference, in the company's hometown of Denver.

    10 June 03 09:37 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Startup challenges EMC with e-mail archiving technology

    Start-up Persist Technologies Inc. is releasing archiving and search software that it said uses digital certificates and commodity blade servers to address federal regulations governing the retention of e-mail messages by financial services firms.

    10 June 03 09:35 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Covisint names new CEO

    Once again, automotive industry e-services exchange Covisint LLC has a new CEO.

    10 June 03 09:32 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • Sun to unveil new tool for rapid app development

    Sun Microsystems Inc. this week will announce a new tool, code-named Project Rave, that is targeted at corporate developers who need to rapidly build database-centric, Web-based applications, according to Rich Green, the company's vice president of developer platforms.

    10 June 03 09:25 Written by Carol Sliwa
  • Gibraltar patches Solaris servers

    Gibraltar Software Inc. introduced an appliance Friday that remotely patches Solaris servers.

    10 June 03 09:22 Written by Deni Connor
  • IT job ads up

    The IT industry appears to be recovering from its slump, with IT&T job advertisements up by 3.4 per cent in May.

    10 June 03 09:13 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Layoffs: Is there one right way?

    Layoffs is a topic in which most of us are, unfortunately, well-versed. These days, it seems as if few of us have avoided being touched - directly or indirectly - by this troubling topic.

    10 June 03 08:56 Written by Melissa Shaw
  • Nortel expands telephony certification program

    Nortel recently added several IP telephony certifications to its lineup, including two expert-level certifications and two certifications aimed at those who design networks that use the vendor's products.

    10 June 03 08:53 Written by Amy Schurr
  • PeopleSoft balks at Oracle takeover bid

    PeopleSoft Inc. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Craig Conway came out strongly against the surprise hostile takeover bid launched by Oracle Corp. on Friday, calling it "atrociously bad behaviour."

    10 June 03 08:37 Written by Joris Evers
  • Java.net: the JCP alternative?

    When Jason Hunter joined Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer Scott McNealy onstage at last year's JavaOne conference in San Francisco, it appeared that Java and the open source community were on the verge of a new era of cooperation.

    10 June 03 08:29 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Samsung Portable SSD T5: Picture This - Light and fast portable storage

    Storage is always a problem for photographers, find out how the Samsung Portable SSD T5 can solve this

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