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  • Logistics specialist doubts value of portals

    The joint chairman of New Zealand's Logistics Association finds it difficult to justify the business case for portal-aided electronic procurement.

    26 Aug. 02 07:04 Written by Stephen Bell
  • IBM, Hitachi to offer gene information service

    A Hitachi Ltd. subsidiary and IBM's Japanese unit will tie up to start a new online information delivery service to help pharmaceutical companies to quickly collect necessary genetic information, the two companies announced last Friday.

    26 Aug. 02 07:01 Written by Kuriko Miyake
  • Double trouble for Datacraft as police probe opens

    System integrator Datacraft Asia Ltd. is under investigation by Singapore's Commercial Affairs Department (CAD), a division of the Singapore Police which deals with corporate wrongdoing, the company said in a statement last Thursday.

    26 Aug. 02 06:42 Written by David Legard
  • Bangalore company to offer Linux PDA

    Bangalore-based Infomart (India) Pvt. Ltd. has designed a Linux-based personal digital assistant (PDA), that aims to offer features comparable to PDAs built around Microsoft Corp.'s Pocket PC operating system (OS), but at a price below lower-cost PDAs based on the Palm OS.

    26 Aug. 02 06:24 Written by John Ribeiro
  • KPN buys German KPNQwest network

    Koninklijke KPN NV has reached an agreement to buy the German network of bankrupt KPNQwest NV, the Dutch carrier announced Thursday.

    23 Aug. 02 19:24 Written by Joris Evers
  • Utility cuts user-account admin chore

    Disparate applications and operating systems across an enterprise can make it tough for IT staff responsible for user-account administration.

    23 Aug. 02 12:04 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Microsoft details next version of Visual Studio

    With its first iteration of Visual Studio .Net just a few days more than six months old, Microsoft on Thursday began revealing details of the next version, as well as an upgrade to the .Net Framework.

    23 Aug. 02 10:49 Written by Tom Sullivan
  • Siebel Systems booming in the US

    Fortune magazine has named Siebel Systems, a leading provider of eBusiness application software, in its list of fastest growing companies in America.

    23 Aug. 02 10:46 Written by Lisa Kerner
  • New Mac OS X simplifies Web services

    It's not .Net, but Apple Computer Inc. is making its own progress in delivering Web-based applications through its Macintosh operating system, employing similar concepts to those of Microsoft Corp.'s broad Internet initiative.

    23 Aug. 02 10:15 Written by Matt Berger
  • J.D. Edwards posts Q3 profit

    Business applications vendor J.D. Edwards & Co. appears to be staying on its turnaround course, with growth in revenue and a profit in the third quarter -- a stark contrast to most of its rivals, which face shrinking cash flow.

    23 Aug. 02 09:42 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • IBM stretches x440 server to the low end

    IBM is giving smaller companies some room to grow with two new Intel-based servers scheduled to begin shipping at the end of this month.

    23 Aug. 02 09:33 Written by Ashlee Vance
  • CSC extends Cluster 3 outsourcing deal

    The Federal Government has extended its Cluster 3 outsourcing deal with CSC signing a four-year contract extension at a cost of $157 million.

    23 Aug. 02 09:22 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Riverstone cuts 30 percent of staff

    Riverstone Networks Inc. Thursday said it will cut 160 positions, or 30 percent of its staff, due to weaker than expected second quarter results.

    23 Aug. 02 09:16 Written by Jim Duffy
  • ERoom spruces up hosted collaboration offering

    Next week collaboration software provider eRoom Technology Inc. plans to roll out an updated version of its hosted digital workplace offering, featuring integrated real-time communication tools and new business process capabilities.

    23 Aug. 02 08:45 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Mainframe Linux a threat to Unix, says Microsoft

    High-end Unix vendors will lose out more than Microsoft from companies running Linux on a mainframe, says Cliff Reeves, head of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows .Net product management group.

    23 Aug. 02 08:30 Written by Andrea Malcolm
  • IP VPN services to snowball

    IP VPN service revenues will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 33 percent between 2001 and 2006, according to In-Stat/MDR.

    23 Aug. 02 08:30 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Unisys taps Microsoft to bring BI to masses

    Unisys Corp. will work together with Microsoft Corp., SAP AG, SAS Institute Inc., ProClarity Corp., and others to build an integrated BI (business intelligence) solution designed to further leverage the massive amounts of data companies collect and need to analyze, according to an announcement from Unisys on Wednesday.

    23 Aug. 02 08:15 Written by Heather Harreld
  • NetScreen adds IDS with OneSecure purchase

    Firewall and virtual private network hardware and software maker NetScreen Technologies Inc. is adding intrusion detection and prevention systems to its list of products, thanks to the acquisition of OneSecure Inc.

    23 Aug. 02 08:15 Written by Sam Costello
  • Wanted: more mentors please

    A sounding board, a wiser colleague and networking potential top the list of perceived benefits in having a mentor, according to a national survey of 5000 employees.

    23 Aug. 02 08:10 Written by Staff Writers
  • Dell hurries to ramp up enterprise services

    Users can expect Dell Computer Corp. to aggressively expand the portfolio and size of its high-end IT services division "in a hurry", as this titan of the PC market accelerates its efforts to diversify into enterprise hardware, a Dell executive said this week.

    23 Aug. 02 08:00 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • 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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