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  • Free WS-I interoperability tests due in 2002

    Interoperability tests for Web services, to gauge the compatibility of different implementations, will be available for free from the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization by the end of this year, said an Oracle official Thursday.

    04 Oct. 02 08:05 Written by Paul Krill
  • KPMG Consulting becomes BearingPoint

    Business consulting and integration firm KPMG Consulting, which spun off from accounting giant KPMG last year, has renamed itself BearingPoint to further differentiate itself from its former parent.

    04 Oct. 02 08:03 Written by Juan Perez and Helen Han
  • Oracle exec: Web services proliferation will come

    Anyone puzzled over the whereabouts of all the Web services that vendors have been talking about need only wait a bit longer, an Oracle Corp. executive said Wednesday at the Web Services Edge 2002 conference here.

    04 Oct. 02 08:02 Written by Paul Krill
  • UUnet backbone problems slow down the Net

    WorldCom Inc.'s UUNet Internet backbone provider is experiencing service interruptions throughout the U.S., causing a ripple effect that slowed down many Internet connections Thursday.

    04 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Java on desktop pondered

    While Java may not be the first platform people think of when it comes to desktop computing, it nonetheless has a presence, according to James Gosling, who holds the title of vice president and fellow at Sun Microsystems Inc. and who was instrumental in the development of Java.

    04 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Paul Krill
  • Japan's KDDI to launch IrFM payment trials

    Japanese cellular carrier KDDI Corp. will begin trials next year of a system that allows cell phone users to make credit card purchases online or in stores using their mobile handsets, it announced this week at Ceatec 2002. The carrier is the first in Japan to announce plans to trial the service, which is already entering commercial use in South Korea.

    04 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Martyn Williams
  • New alerts have analysts doubting MS security

    A string of new security alerts from software maker Microsoft Corp. this week has prominent industry analysts and security experts predicting that the company's goal of making its software secure may remain elusive.

    04 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Paul Roberts
  • AMD issues Q3 warning, analysts warn on burn rate

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) lowered its estimates for its third-quarter revenue Wednesday, as analysts warned the company will have to secure additional financing to survive beyond the expected launch of its Hammer processors in mid-2003 if the current weakness in the PC market continues.

    04 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Oracle preps expanded SLAs for outsourcing offer

    Oracle Corp. is preparing a document that more clearly explains what level of service customers of its hosted software and remote software management services can expect, Oracle Outsourcing President Tim Chou said in an interview.

    04 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Joris Evers
  • IT's role in shared services remains unclear

    More than a decade after the inception of shared services -- whereby an independent business services group provides human resources, payroll, finance and other support services to business units -- many practitioners say they're still not sure whether it makes sense to bring IT operations under that umbrella.

    04 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Thomas Hoffman
  • Nortel reorganizes business

    A high-level reorganization at Nortel Networks Corp. will divide the company into divisions serving four main markets: wireless networks, wireline networks, enterprise networks and optical networks, the company announced Thursday.

    04 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • SIA hopes to keep momentum going for Wall Street STP

    In the first meeting since changing the securities industry's focus in July from next-day settlement of trades to rolling out straight-through processing (STP) technology and rules, Wall Street executives yesterday told member firms that spending on technology to improve efficiency is needed now more than ever.

    04 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Red Hat and Dell to host open source summit

    Red Hat Inc. of Raleigh, North Carolina, a leading provider of Linux operating systems, announced an Open Source Security Summit to be held October 29 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The summit will be co-hosted by Dell Computer Corp. and will explore how open-source software, such as Linux, can be used to better secure computers and computer networks.

    04 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Paul Roberts
  • IBM teams with Microsoft and Intel at new lab

    IBM Corp. has teamed with Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp. to create a new facility where customers can test their applications on IBM xSeries servers, the companies announced Thursday.

    04 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • Mitsubishi, Hitachi to form chip joint venture

    Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and Hitachi Ltd. have agreed to strengthen their semiconductor businesses by forming a joint venture that will focus on system LSI (large-scale integration) operations, the two companies announced Thursday.

    04 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • Sabre reaches milestone in migration to new system

    Sabre Holdings Corp. said today that it has completed the initial migration of its massive airfare pricing application to Hewlett-Packard Co.'s NonStop server platform.

    04 Oct. 02 08:00 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • Discussion paper released on broadband monitoring

    The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) has called for comment on the need to monitor and report on the performance of the telecommunications industry in delivering broadband and high data rate services.

    03 Oct. 02 13:25 Written by IDG News Service staff
  • Judge joins Crystal Decisions

    Crystal Decisions today announced the appointment of Jon Judge as president and CEO.

    03 Oct. 02 13:24 Written by Staff Writers
  • Scientists group slams R&D closures

    Scientists have warned business expenditure on research and development (R&D) is at chronically low levels following the closure of Ericsson laboratories and the loss of 450 jobs in Melbourne and Sydney.

    03 Oct. 02 13:21 Written by IDG News Service staff
  • Samsung Portable SSD T5: Built for Working on the Go

    Find out how the Samsung Portable SSD T5 was able to significantly improve the business efficiency of a 3D printing business

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