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  • IBM standardizing workflow capabilities in WebSphere

    IBM Wednesday said its WebSphere Application Server 5.0 would include a new Web services workflow engine that is a precursor to support of a proposed workflow standard it is developing with Microsoft.

    17 Oct. 02 08:28 Written by John Fontana
  • Motorola shares plummet on curbed sales expectations

    Shares of Motorola plummeted over 21 percent after the company curbed its fourth-quarter and 2003 earnings outlook Wednesday, citing weakening demand in its wireless, broadband and semiconductor businesses.

    17 Oct. 02 08:26 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • AMP's $1.375m CIO eliminated

    AMP CIO Warwick Foster has been sacked in a boardroom decapitation festival following the company's ruthless punishment by shareholders over poor financial performance and market concerns over the company disclosure processes.

    17 Oct. 02 08:25 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • SuSE Linux unveils business groupware server product

    Enterprise collaboration capabilities have come to SuSE Linux AG, as the company today unveiled SuSE Linux Openexchange Server, which includes a full range of communications and groupware features.

    17 Oct. 02 08:22 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Security hole discovered in Symantec firewalls

    A flaw discovered in a common component of Symantec's firewall technology leaves a number of that company's products vulnerable to denial of service (DoS) attacks, according to a bulletin released by the company and by Advanced IT Security AS, a security services firm with headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    17 Oct. 02 08:21 Written by Paul Roberts
  • SBC expands Nortel pact

    Nortel Networks this week said that SBC Services, an affiliate of RBOC SBC Communications Inc., will purchase Nortel's OPTera Metro 5100 coarse wavelength division multiplexer (CWDM) for its network.

    17 Oct. 02 08:20 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Quantum snaps off its NAS division

    Quantum is spinning off its network attached storage (NAS) unit as part of a restructuring plan that sees the company focusing on its core tape-backup equipment business, it announced Tuesday.

    17 Oct. 02 08:16 Written by Joris Evers
  • IBM's Q3 net income falls; revenue remains flat

    IBM's net income fell and revenue stayed flat in its third quarter, during which it shed money-losing divisions, trimmed staff and took advantage of the weak economy to buy companies including PwC Consulting.

    17 Oct. 02 08:11 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Sun donates $12b in Star program

    As part of a campaign to equip students, researchers and educators worldwide with access to open source technology, Sun Microsystems has donated $12 billion under the StarOffice 6.0 Donation Licensing Program.

    17 Oct. 02 07:40 Written by Staff Writers
  • IDC: A-P telecom revenue to grow 20 percent next year

    Telecommunication services revenue in major Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) markets will grow 20 percent from US$150 billion in 2002 to $180 billion in 2003, according to research released Tuesday by IDC.

    17 Oct. 02 07:14 Written by David Legard
  • GSM Association promises better mobile service rollouts

    The GSM Association will restructure its leadership, a move it says will better the reputation of GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) operators worldwide when it comes to new service rollouts.

    17 Oct. 02 07:03 Written by Joris Evers
  • Intel puts security on networking chip

    Intel Corp. Tuesday released a network processor, the IXP2850, that combines packet processing capabilities with integrated encryption and data-integrity features on a single piece of silicon to reduce power consumption and space requirements.

    16 Oct. 02 15:16 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • Microsoft standardises support life cycles

    Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday standardised the length of time its products will be supported, aiming to help enterprises and consumers make plans.

    16 Oct. 02 15:08 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Top international cryptography conference in Queenstown

    One of the top three cryptography conferences will be held this year in December in Queenstown, New Zealand, and already the guest list is a who's who of the cryptographic world.

    16 Oct. 02 14:37 Written by Paul Brislen
  • Microsoft release date for Smart Display delayed

    Microsoft has delayed the release of its custom operating system designed to power "Smart Displays" that connect wirelessly to PCs, the software maker said Tuesday.

    16 Oct. 02 14:22 Written by Matt Berger
  • Federal Govt centralises IT spending

    The Federal Government has moved to dramatically recentralise its IT investment policy with the launch of a new 'federated' structure to oversee and coordinate ICT investment and governance (ICTIG) for the whole of government.

    16 Oct. 02 14:00 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Manufacturer bets on ERP to hone competitive edge

    Personal care aerosol and liquid products manufacturer, PAX Australia is investing around $800,000 in an ERP project it hopes to have completed by July next year.

    16 Oct. 02 13:41 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Fire service readies for dramatic boost in GIS users

    Anticipating a tough fire season again this summer the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) is planning to upgrade its Geographical Information Systems (GIS) strategy and a call for tenders is likely next month.

    16 Oct. 02 12:14 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Analysts say Sun might cut up to 8,000 jobs

    Sun Microsystems might lay off up to 8,000 people later this week after it reports earnings, analysts at Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. LLC reported.

    16 Oct. 02 12:06 Written by Gretel Johnston
  • 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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