Stories by IDG staff

In Pictures: Linux Mint 17 Xfce

Linux Mint 17 Xfce includes enhancements to Update Manager, new artwork, better language settings, Xfce 4.10, long term support and much more.

Future shock

Not only have networks changed dramatically in recent decades their dynamism guarantees even greater change in coming years. How do you plan for it? We spoke to five futurists for a glimpse of the technological changes coming our way

Citrix announces MetaFrame Secure Access Manager 2.2

Citrix Systems, a supplier of access infrastructure solutions, has made available Citrix MetaFrame Secure Access Manager, Version 2.2, which aims to provide secure access to critical business information over the Web from both inside and outside corporate networks.

Sports, travel sites lead Internet growth

Sports and travel sites continue to be the growth darlings of the Internet, with retail sports sites racking up a 30 percent gain in unique visitors in the US between May and June of this year.

IBM aligns on customer service, e-payment offerings

IBM last week detailed two alliances, one with DWL (Dynamic Web Leverage) to provide customer administration for financial services companies, and another with eOne Global LP, for electronic payment systems for business and governments marketplaces.

IDG awarded for excellence

IDG Communications publications received 18 awards Friday for publishing excellence from the Australian Business Publishers Association (ABP).

Clarity cashes in on Taiwanese telecoms deregulation

Recently-listed software developer Clarity International has scored a big contract in Taiwan's deregulating telecommunications sector, while Trans Union Advantage will bring Thai credit systems up to international standards and m2m has taken coals to Newcastle by selling software and services to a US online grocery. Even on the home front the deals continued unabated

Global PC sales up despite weaker US market

Strong sales of portable PCs and demand in regions outside the US will spur global personal computer shipments to 40.15 million units in the fourth quarter of this year according to a revised forecast from International Data Corp. (IDC). The new forecasts from IDC also predict that overall PC shipment growth will drop to 16.6 per cent globally for 2001, down from the 18.8 per cent expected for this year. Global growth is forecast to continue to slow long term because the business and consumer markets are becoming saturated and growth in emerging markets is becoming more moderate. Len Rust looks at this and other recently-released research figures

HP backs trade exchange developer

Through its Garage Program Hewlett-Packard has given its support and $6 million to trade exchange builder World Trade Online Holdings. In other deals Pink Elephant has bought an Australian company, while Adacel has bought the subsidiary of a US company and Keycorp has entered a deal with MasterCard. In the US, the gloomy financial forecasts continued unabated