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Cisco Euro-disties ratchet up service

RBR Networks, Datatec subsidiary and Europe's biggest Cisco distie, has launched a web site that will enable dealers to "find, quote for and order products more accurately and efficiently than ever before". The site is integrated with Cisco's Network Product Marketplace for resellers. Tech Data, which would like to be Europe's …
Staff writer, 18 Feb 2000
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Alta Vista launches Euro search engines

Alta Vista has launched three localised services for Britain, Germany and Sweden. Here are the URLs: www.altavista.co.uk www.altavista.de www.altavista.se Er, that's it. ®
Staff writer, 09 Dec 1999
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Stakes raised in MediaOne bidding war

The battle for control of MedaOne shows no sign of letting up. US cable operator, Comcast, put in a bid of $47 billion to buy MediaOne but this was trumped by AT&T's bid of $56 billion. If successful, AT&T would end up owning more than 50 per cent of Telewest. MediaOne owns half of UK mobile phone minnow One-2-One, as well as a …
Staff writer, 04 May 1999
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Koreans raise the Anti-Microsoft standard

Korean protesters against Microsoft -orchestrated plans to scrap the country's leading wordprocessor - are putting their money where their mouths are. The Korea Venture Business Association (KVBA) says it can raise the money needed to safeguard the future of the programme, called Ah Rae Ah Hangul. The KVBA said it could meet …
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CD-ROM software market to grow to $4.3b by year 2002

The CD-ROM consumer software market in Europe is set to grow to $4.3 billion by the year 2002, according to a market research report. That represents an increase from a figure of $1.2 billion in 1997, with the games market then accounting for 65 per cent of that figure last year. According to the report from Datamonitor, Revenue …
Staff writer, 07 Sep 1998
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Survey: Battle on between PC and TV in Europe

A report from market research company Datamonitor has claimed that revenues from interactive TV will still deliver significantly less money than PCs by the year 2002. The survey, PC vs TV Interactive Services: The Revenue Battle, looks at Europe, shows that PC based services will reach $17 billion by 2002, still dwarfing TV …
Staff writer, 07 Sep 1998
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NatWest launches online information service

Nat West is launching an online information service, called Zenda, that will supply travel information, cinema ticket availability, weather reports and sports results to all users, and banking information for NatWest customers. If the service is launched on a national scale, NatWest says it will add features to Zenda so that it …
Staff writer, 27 Aug 1998
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Oak completes Xerographics acquisition

Storage company Oak has completed its acquisition of Xerographic Laser Images and at the same time announced a major win with Orion Electronics. Oak specialises in producing semiconductors which will bring DVD devices to the home market, selling its technology to OEMs which use the technology. Today it struck a deal to resell …
Staff writer, 27 Aug 1998
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SAP software "hastened" company's demise

SAP has been ambushed with a $500 million law suit from the bankruptcy trustees of drug distributor who allege the company's R3 software hastened the company's collapse. Bart A.Brown Jr., Chapter 7 trustee for FoxMeyer, accuses SAP of fraud, negligence and breach of contract. The trustee is claiming $500 million in compensation …
Staff writer, 27 Aug 1998
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Networking equipment market shows healthy growth

An increased reliance in business on networking capabilities has boosted the remote access concentrators market, but failed to support sales of remote access servers, according to a report from Dataquest. Meanwhile Dell'Oro, another research group, reports that sales of shared hubs and LAN switches rose by eight per cent to $2.5 …
Staff writer, 25 Aug 1998
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Seagate reshuffles R&D units

Seagate is reorganising its research and development units for the second time in a week, in an effort to bring to market new technology more quickly. The disk drive vendor is splashing out $30 million on a new disk-drive research centre based in research magnetic and optical materials, processes, and technologies. Based in …
Staff writer, 25 Aug 1998
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Big Blue claims encryption breakthrough

IBM said today that it has achieved something many software developers thought impossible, unbreakable encryption to provide security for e-commerce and other transactions. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and mathematicians from IBM's research labs, have worked together to create a technology called the Cramer Shoup …
Staff writer, 24 Aug 1998
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US magazine reports Y2K problems with NT 4.0

InfoWorld said Friday that tests it had performed in its laboratories showed a potential problem when Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 applications accessed the real time clock (RTC) on PCs. According to the magazine, many applications, particularly in the financial and manufacturing field, directly access the RTC, which still has …
Staff writer, 24 Aug 1998