F5 Networks Inc. yesterday announced its e-business building blocks strategy aimed at further cementing the company's position in the Internet traffic and content management market. The strategy includes new product development and OEM (original equipment manufacturer) partnerships.
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The future of CDMA (code division multiple access) in China is once again in doubt with reports surfacing that the Chinese government has put an indefinite hold on its plans for deployment of the mobile telecommunications technology. However, the Chinese authorities have yet to confirm the CDMA freeze and U.S. companies remain hopeful that the situation will be resolved.
Iona Technologies Inc. intends to acquire U.S. company Watershed Technologies Inc. for US$13.2 million, the company said yesterday. The Irish ORB (object request broker) vendor hopes the purchase of XML (extensible markup language) specialist Watershed will help advance its plans for later this year to offer a multi-platform suite of tools for building enterprise portals.
Embedded Linux operating system vendor Lineo Inc. has acquired Rt-Control Inc., the Canadian developer of the uClinux OS for microcontrollers, the U.S. company announced yesterday. Also yesterday, Lineo confirmed the signing of partnerships with two South Korean equipment manufacturers that plan to use the vendor's Embedix Linux operating system in their Internet appliances.
Lineo Inc., a U.S. firm that offers an embedded version of the Linux operating system, is taking its first steps to ally with Asian Net appliance vendors as part of its strategy to expand internationally and speed adoption of its Embedix OS .
Dell Computer Corp. announced today that it has appointed a new president to run the direct PC vendor's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations, following the resignation of the former EMEA president.
IBM Corp. and Symbian Ltd. are working together to develop next-generation wireless applications for users of Symbian-based phones and communicators, the two companies announced today. The applications will enable users to access both Web-based and company data in real time and then work with the data they encounter offline.
U.S. storage services specialist StorageNetworks Inc. announced today that its customers will be able to both keep an eye on and manage their storage resources via a secure Web portal.
The xSP acronyms keep coming. The latest is SSP (storage service provider), as employed by one of the first of that breed, StorageNetworks Inc. The company's ambitious plans to establish a global data storage network are drawing favorable reviews from the analyst community, and its move may ultimately lead to a major rethinking of how companies deal with their storage needs.
With the settling of securities litigation behind it, Informix Corp. might well have hoped legal woes were a thing of the past. However, the U.S. database and tools vendor is now facing a patent infringement lawsuit from IBM Corp. and is likely to file a countersuit against Big Blue within the next 30 days.
With the settling of securities litigation behind it, Informix Corp. might well have hoped legal woes were a thing of the past. However, the U.S. database and tools vendor is now facing a patent infringement lawsuit from IBM Corp.
IBM Corp. executives here today put more meat on the bones of the company's anticipated 'Edge of Network' (EON) strategy, which covers a whole host of devices sitting at the edge of users' networks, including broadband-based Internet appliances, wearable computers and Net server appliances.
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U.S. ERP (enterprise resource planning) software vendor PeopleSoft Inc. is likely to be extremely busy over the coming 90 days with launch upon launch of new software and services planned, according to the company's head.
Ahead of Microsoft Corp.'s rebuttal of the U.S. government's antitrust lawsuit due tomorrow, an IT group today filed a friend of the court (amicus curiae) brief in support of the software giant. Nonprofit organization the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT), of which Microsoft is a member, claims to represent the interests of 9,000 IT companies.