Stories by IDG staff

  • D-Link unveils SOHO cable/DSL router

    D-Link last week announced a small office/home office Cable/DSL Router for $US50 -- priced about $20 less than competitors' products. The Express EtherNetworkTM Cable/DSL Router packs a four-port 10/100 autonegotiating switch, and features include a network address translation firewall, VPN passthrough, stateful packet inspection filtering, content filtering and basic network management.

  • KPMG hires staffers from Andersen

    KPMG Consulting has decided to hire en masse the staff of Arthur Andersen LLP's business and IT consulting unit instead of acquiring the unit itself, apparently in order to shield itself from legal liabilities.

  • Microsoft helps Unix users migrate to Windows

    Hoping to attract enterprise customers who are replacing costly Unix systems with alternatives, Microsoft has updated its set of tools designed to give Unix users a hand in moving to its Windows operating system.

  • CA sells off InterBiz products

    Computer Associates last week announced it would sell its interBiz supply chain management, financial management and human resource management product lines to SSA Global Technologies, an enterprise resource planning software and services provider in Chicago.

  • Defence signs content management contract

    The Department of Defence has signed a three-year agreement for a Web content and workflow management enterprise solution, for an undisclosed sum, believed to be worth millions of dollars.

  • A glimpse at the PlayStation 3

    Every year, the Game Developers Conference hosts over 300 lectures, workshops and panels led by designers and technical wizards from every part of the game industry. On the hardware end, the two most exciting lectures that took place last Thursday were separate talks by the chief technical officers of Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment. While Microsoft took the moment to overview how the Xbox has fared up to now, Sony CTO Shinchi Okamoto discussed instead the far-flung future of the PlayStation system.

  • McData seeks to bar brocade storage sales

    Colorado-based McData asked a federal judge for a preliminary injunction to block Brocade Communications Systems from selling storage networking devices that allegedly infringe on a McData patent.

  • IBM wraps up PartnerWorld with gusto

    Less than two weeks before he takes over as IBM's chief, Samuel Palmisano issued a rallying cry for the company's business partners on Wednesday with a speech that closed IBM's annual PartnerWorld event.

  • Accenture and Siebel forge alliance

    IT services and consulting firm Accenture and software maker Siebel Systems last week forged an alliance to target public-sector agencies worldwide. Promising new features, lower costs and faster time to market, the companies said they would offer and install Siebel's customer relationship management software.

  • Oracle revamps pricing, details outsourcing

    Oracle announced simplified pricing for its 11i applications suite last week. Effective immediately, customers will pay US$4,000 per power user and $400 per casual user for the software.

  • JDS buying IBM optical business

    Fibre optic components maker JDS Uniphase announced Thursday that it is purchasing a piece of IBM that specialises in optical transceiver technology.