Stories by IDG staff

SecureNet cracks fast-growing Chinese market

A well-established Chinese operation has begun paying dividends in the form of multimillion dollar orders for Australian online security specialist SecureNet. China also proved lucrative for listed developer MXL, while on the home front the big orders just kept on coming

B2B standard comes out late, with more support

Ariba, Microsoft and IBM vowed they would spark the development of a business-to-business (B2B) Internet directory standard that could greatly simplify completing transactions over the Web.


In an article titled ¬ĎBurnie Gets Network Appliances MD Gig', Computerworld Today's 16 October edition incorrectly describes Michael Burnie as the former head of US enterprise storage giant EDS Asia Pacific. Mr Burnie was in fact employed by EMC Corporation. Computerworld apologies for any inconvenience caused.

BRIEFS: Novell, WAN, Nortel

Novell ¬ĎAkamaizes' Web speed with partnership, WANs with a difference, Nortel completes Alteon Web Systems purchase

Business Briefs

Novell proposes directory domain, Corel gets Microsoft money, new leader, Brisbane IT firm offers NFR security tools

Paul Brandling takes reins at Compaq

It is now on the record that Paul Brandling moved into Ian Penman's well-worn shoes at the helm of Compaq on Black Friday - no omens there. Elsewhere Michael Burnie made a surprise comeback, the drift of directors from Sausage and Solution 6 continued, and one or two other surprises kept the week buzzing

Red Hat turns to eSec for security

Australian e-security specialist eSec has made a breakthrough on the world stage by negotiating an alliance with Linux specialist Red Hat. Other Aussie battlers also made their marks in the international arena this week

Westpac goes all the way with IBM GSA

CSC and Optus spent black Friday ruing the deal that might have been after Westpac announced that its multi-billion dollar outsourcing requirements will be handled by IBM Global Services Australia and Telstra. While that news put all else in the shade, Australian companies continued during the week to show they can hold their own on the world stage