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PwC boosts IBM's coffers

IBM's massive services business carried the company in its first fiscal quarter of 2003, off-setting losses in hardware sales.
Ashlee Vance, 15 Apr 2003
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How do you start a small business in the UK?

How do you start a small business in New Zealand.
Drew Cullen, 15 Apr 2003
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UK ecommerce adoption rate falls -report

The rate of ecommerce adoption among UK SMEs has fallen from 26 per cent to 21 per cent, according to a new survey. Is this a statistical quirk, or a lot of companies switching off their etail businesses?
Drew Cullen, 15 Apr 2003
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Wacky email addys: Don't go there

Surprise, surprise, a job application sent from a wacky email address could see your job application going straight to Delete.
Drew Cullen, 15 Apr 2003
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Google founder wanted phones banned from HQ

Google co-founder Sergey Brinn left the Soviet Union when he was five years old, but was able to communicate something of the Stakhanovite work ethic to his co-founder US-born Larry Page.
Andrew Orlowski, 15 Apr 2003
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Cash'n'Carrion spearheads e-commerce assault on Iraq

British fears that US companies would reap the greatest financial benefits from a post-Saddam Iraq appear to be unfounded as Reg electronic emporium Cash'n'Carrion announces its first order from Baghdad.
Team Register, 15 Apr 2003

CNT snaps up Inrange

CNT, a storage networking company specialising in remote storage mirroring, replication and IP storage solutions, has reached agreement with SPX Corporation to acquire Inrange Technologies, best known for its high-availability Fibre Channel switching, enterprise connectivity and storage networking products.
IT-Analysis, 15 Apr 2003
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Super-DMCA not so bad

Opinion The latest version of the controversial law could be a valuable weapon against thieves and pirates, writes SecurityFocus columnist Mark Rasch.
Mark Rasch, 15 Apr 2003
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Aussie court crackers on crackers

Lawyers and security firms have condemned a decision by an Australian court to release without punishment a man who admitted to breaking into ISP OptusNet's network.
John Leyden, 15 Apr 2003
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DMCA threats gag security researchers

Threats of DMCA-inspired lawsuits have been used to gag a pair of security researchers due to give a talk on the shortcomings of smartcard technology at the Interz0ne.com conference last weekend.
John Leyden, 15 Apr 2003
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HDS adds NAS gateway by NetApp

Hitachi Data Systems is adding NAS gateways to its storage line-up. The 940 and 960 gateways were developed for HDS by Network Appliance, and use the same technology as NetApp's own FAS940 and FAS960 filers, allowing NAS and SAN volumes to be allocated from the same storage pool.
Bryan Betts, 15 Apr 2003
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Xbox modded – without a mod chip

Following on from the news that it's possible to run unsigned applications on the Xbox by using a loophole in EA's Agent Under Fire, crackers have discovered how to mod the system without a physical modchip.
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MS relieves patching ‘pain point’

Microsoft yesterday outlined plans to simplify patch management, which even Redmond admits has been a long-term "pain point" for its customers.
John Leyden, 15 Apr 2003
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Intel pitches Pentium M at embedded arena

It's official: Intel's Pentium M processor, codenamed Banias and the heart of the company's Centrino platform, is an embedded chip.
Tony Smith, 15 Apr 2003

Microsoft is crawling toward trustworthy code – experts

A panel of security experts have faith in Microsoft's ability to produce trusted code. The problem is that they think it will take Redmond a decade to learn how to do it.
Ashlee Vance, 15 Apr 2003
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BT sets trigger level for 200 more exchanges

BT today revealed today the levels of broadband demand required to upgrade a further 200 exchanges (PDF list), setting the framework to bring ADSL broadband within reach of 85 per cent of UK homes and businesses.
John Leyden, 15 Apr 2003

Sun preps intrusion detection appliance

Sun Microsystems and Symantec held hands at this week's RSA security conference with the introduction of a new intrusion detection server appliance.
Ashlee Vance, 15 Apr 2003
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Turner, Case, Barksdale named in AOL fraud suit

AOL Time Warner inflated its revenues by $1.7 billion, a suit filed yesterday alleges.
Andrew Orlowski, 15 Apr 2003

EMC grabs Astrum Software

EMC is trying to prove that a hardware company can buy its way into being a software franchise.
Ashlee Vance, 15 Apr 2003
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HP's modular storage baby

HP is pushing its Enterprise Virtual Array towards the SME market, with the launch of the eva3000. This low-end member of the family kicks off at half a terabyte for $52,000 and scales up to 8TB, though HP says that 4.5TB is a more realistic upper limit.
Bryan Betts, 15 Apr 2003