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Intel prepares for Centrino launch

ComputerWire logo Intel Corp cut prices across its mobile processor line at the weekend as it paved the way for the launch of its Centrino wireless notebook technology in March. Intel's 2.2 GHz Pentium 4 M dropped by 38% to $348. Other cuts ranged from 31% to 10%. While Intel's desktop division used the launch of its 3GHz …
ComputerWire, 27 Feb 2003
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UK IT firms make fewer profit warnings

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence UK Software and computer service companies made far fewer profit warnings in the last three months of 2002, according to a study by accountants Ernst & Young. It said this suggests that companies' forecasting may increasingly be coming into line with "the external reality rather than …
ComputerWire, 07 Feb 2003
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Mitsubishi mulls outsourcing PC Servers to NEC

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Japanese electronics conglomerate Mitsubishi Electric Corp is in talks with NEC Corp about outsourcing the manufacture of its PC server line, according to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. The Japanese newspaper reports that Tokyo, Japan-based Mitsubishi will outsource the production of its PC …
ComputerWire, 29 Jan 2003

Siebel climbs into bed with IBM

Just three months after it announced a "dramatic expansion" of its relationship with Microsoft Corp in which it tied its eBusiness application suite to .NET, Siebel Systems Inc has revealed a parallel alliance with IBM Corp and its WebSphere application server platform. The next version of its suite, Siebel eBusiness …
ComputerWire, 29 Jan 2003
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WS-I members take stand against ‘big-name bias’

Small and medium sized ISVs are vying to lead an IBM and Microsoft Corp-backed web services organization, amid sentiment the group’s direction is being misdirected by big-name vendors, Gavin Clarke writes webMethods Inc and Cape Clear Software Inc told ComputerWire yesterday they will stand for election to the board of the Web …
ComputerWire, 29 Jan 2003

JD Edwards gets to grips with CRM

JD Edwards & Co is making up for its late arrival at the CRM party with an expanded offering that features integration with its Demand Consensus application, a move that provides a task-specific link between CRM and SCM systems. With this release, the Denver, Colorado-based company has concentrated on improving front-to-back- …
ComputerWire, 29 Jan 2003
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ARM expects flat revenue to continue

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence RISC chip designer ARM Holdings Plc expects revenue to stay flat "for the foreseeable future" and has warned that the closure of licensing deals remains unpredictable. However, the Cambridge, UK-based company believes that as 2003 progresses, momentum will be provided by the licensing of …
ComputerWire, 29 Jan 2003
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Akamai banks on Edge Computing

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Akamai Technologies Inc, which has never been profitable, is banking on its forthcoming edge computing services as a growth opportunity, as its cash reserves continue to dwindle and profitability is at least over a year away, writes Kevin Murphy. During a conference call yesterday to …
ComputerWire, 29 Jan 2003
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.org handover ‘successful’

The handover of the management of the .org top-level internet domain from VeriSign Inc to the Public Internet Registry, an affiliate of the Internet Society, was successfully completed over the weekend, PIR said yesterday. Afilias Ltd, which has the contract to provide back-end systems for PIR, said the cutover left .org domain …
ComputerWire, 28 Jan 2003
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VeriSign ‘violates DNS’ – IAB

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence The Internet Architecture Board, which oversees the internet's standard-setting bodies, this weekend criticized as "a violation of the DNS protocol" a service VeriSign Inc recently introduced to help web users use non-English letters in domain names, writes Kevin Murphy. In a letter to …
ComputerWire, 28 Jan 2003

IBM gets down to business with Grids

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence IBM Corp yesterday announced ten new grid computing initiatives that are the culmination of six months of marketing and partnering work after the establishment of a cross-divisional organization last June that handles all development, alliances, marketing, strategy, and sales for grid …
ComputerWire, 28 Jan 2003
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Sun pencils Feb 10 for server refresh

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Sun Microsystems Inc is getting ready to make announcements from its Volume Systems Products group on February 10, writes Timothy Prickett Morgan. The company was expected by many to announce the 12-way V1280 value-priced UltraSparc-III server, a kicker to the eight-way V880. Sun may …
ComputerWire, 28 Jan 2003
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i2 to re-cook books

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence The former high-flying i2 Technologies Inc is to re-audit its financial results for 2000 and 2001, and also faces the humiliation of being delisted from Nasdaq, writes Tom Jowitt. The move follows an internal investigation of allegations regarding the company's financial reporting. The …
ComputerWire, 28 Jan 2003
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Register.com rejects ‘inadequate’ hostile bid

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Register.com Inc yesterday rejected an unsolicited takeover bid that was launched on Wednesday by a group of investors as "financially and structurally inadequate", claiming the potential buyer was trying to pressure the company to sell cheap, writes Kevin Murphy. RCM Acquisition Co LLC' …
ComputerWire, 27 Jan 2003
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PKWare adds RSA crypto across Zip

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence PKWare Inc, the provider of Zip compression software, will today announce that it has added encryption functions, previously only available on its Windows product, to its entire line of PKZip applications in version 6.0. The company has licensed RSA Security Inc's BSAFE cryptography …
ComputerWire, 27 Jan 2003
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Orange pitches standards-based M2M

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Orange Business Solutions has launched a standards-based machine-to-machine (M2M) technology platform to the UK market in an effort to give it a foothold in the emerging mass market for wireless telemetry systems. The package, known as M2M Connect, is intended to supersede existing …
ComputerWire, 27 Jan 2003
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Microsoft preps Firewall upgrade

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Microsoft Corp is preparing a second version of its enterprise firewall Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, focusing on application-level security and XML web services. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said Friday it is finalizing plans for a second, full version of its …
ComputerWire, 27 Jan 2003

Novell slashes Directory prices

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Aggressive price discounts in Novell Inc's directory and identity management business have caused Sun Microsystems Inc an unexpected headache, placing the former network operating system giant on a par with mighty IBM, writes Gavin Clarke. Barbara Gordon, vice president of Sun's software …
ComputerWire, 27 Jan 2003
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SEC probes Ariba over restatement

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence E-procurement and spend management company Ariba Inc is now the subject of an informal investigation by the SEC following news that the Sunnyvale, California-based company will have to restate its fiscal 2000 figures and 10 quarters of results. Ariba hopes to complete its own inquiry …
ComputerWire, 27 Jan 2003
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Compuware sues Moody's over rating

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Compuware Corp has added weight to its argument that Moody's Investment Services in August 2002 unfairly downgraded its debt, by publishing figures for its third quarter 2003 that said cash flow from operations was almost $85m. The software development, testing and management vendor …
ComputerWire, 24 Jan 2003

Cisco sues Huawei over IP ‘theft’

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Cisco Systems Inc accused Chinese telecoms equipment vendor Huawei Technologies Co Ltd of unlawful copying of Cisco's intellectual property in a lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Texas yesterday. The suit was filed against Huawei Technologies as well as its subsidiaries Huawei …
ComputerWire, 24 Jan 2003
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Cost of securing Windows Server 2003? Nearly $200m

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Microsoft Corp has spent the best part of $200m securing Windows Server 2003, its next major operating system, under the company's year-old Trustworthy Computing initiative, writes Gavin Clarke. Mike Nash, corporate vice president of Microsoft's security business unit, said yesterday the …
ComputerWire, 24 Jan 2003

AOL and HP Sign Instant Messaging partnership

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Hewlett-Packard Co this week became one of the first companies to announce the integration of America Online Inc's AOL Instant Messenger service into its enterprise messaging line of products. AOL's Enterprise AIM Services, announced late last year, allow enterprises to manage IM …
ComputerWire, 24 Jan 2003

Fujitsu, Intel to develop Itanium Servers

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence The Itanium platform gets a boost today as Intel Corp and Japanese server market Fujitsu Ltd announce a strategic alliance to develop "mainframe-class" servers based on Intel's 32-bit Xeon and 64-bit Itanium processors, writes Timothy Prickett Morgan The enterprise servers borrow …
ComputerWire, 24 Jan 2003

Linux Comes to Unisys Servers (via SCO)

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence SCO is to release versions of its Linux operating system for Unisys Corp’s ES7000 servers and ClearPath mainframes, confirming ComputerWire’s reports of late 2002 that Linux would soon be available for the machines. The development is significant due to Unisys’s tight relationship with …
ComputerWire, 23 Jan 2003