Stories by Clare Haney

C&W HKT, Cisco expand communications pact

US network equipment vendor Cisco Systems and telecomms carrier Cable & Wireless (C&W) HKT have agreed to extend an existing communication services partnership, the two companies announced this week.

Poll: Y2K fears subsiding in US

Despite the end of the year drawing ever closer, Americans feel a good deal less worried about the year 2000 problem than they did six to nine months ago, according to the results of an opinion poll released yesterday.

C&T Hopes e-Procurement Will Take Asia by Storm

HONG KONG - Hong Kong-based systems integrator Computer and Technologies Holdings Ltd. (C&T) is hoping to make a name for itself in the Asia-Pacific business-to-business electronic commerce market with its e-Procurement software suite. The company claims its e-Procurement suite is among the first of its kind in the region.

Acer, Cisco in IP Telephony Tie-up

PC maker Acer Group and Cisco Systems Inc. have signed an agreement to evangelize the U.S. networking vendor's IP (Internet protocol) telephony products to Taiwanese businesses, the two companies said today.
Under the terms of the memorandum of understanding, Acer and Cisco will collaborate on the development and marketing of networking product offerings based on Cisco's DVVI (data voice video integration) architecture, according to an Acer statement released today.
Over the past year or so, Cisco has been placing a good deal of emphasis on the industrywide move to converge different media, identifying the technology's benefits as simplifying network management, improving network scalability and lowering the costs of network administration.

Interview: AS/400: Still here

It's over 29 years since Frank Soltis first approached IBM with his ideas for the architecture of a business computer. His concepts were incorporated first into the company's S/38 and then into the AS/400.

Trio Unite to Form Greater China Portal

The three leading portal providers in their respective markets have joined together to form the Greater China Portal Alliance (GCPA), a marketing tie-up aimed at boosting 'Net traffic to their Web sites, one of the companies announced yesterday.

Systems management market to boom

The worldwide system management software market should top $US11.3 billion in revenue terms by the end of this year, market research company IDC said yesterday.

Cisco, Motorola to buy Bosch Telecom for LMDS

Cisco Systems and Motorola announced yesterday that they intend to jointly purchase Bosch Telecom, a US unit of Germany's Robert Bosch, in a move designed to increase the pair's focus on a particular type of wireless technology.

MS mulls buying part of C&W cable business

Microsoft may buy as much as 30 per cent of Cable & Wireless' cable TV business in a deal worth potentially $US4 billion, according to a report in yesterday's Wall Street Journal.

Comcast ending MediaOne bid, agrees deal with AT&T

Comcast announced on Tuesday that it will not make a further offer for cable television and Internet access company MediaOne Group in response to a higher bid from AT&T. Instead, AT&T and Comcast have reached an agreement whereby the two companies will exchange cable systems.