Stories by IDG staff

  • HP NZ confirms CSC deal

    Hewlett-Packard New Zealand will undergo a dress rehearsal for its proposed merger with Compaq as it absorbs the local arm of services company CSC.

  • US ATTACK: Stock markets to test networks before Monday reopening

    The nation's two principal equities markets, the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, plan to test communications networks tomorrow for a planned Monday morning opening. The tests are designed to ensure they will work with "market-making" brokerages moved to alternate locations after the World Trade Center disaster.

  • HP touts DVD+RW drive

    Rivalling DVD-RW (digital versatile disc rewritable) and DVD-RAM drives already available, Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced its first DVD+RW drive will be in stores next month.

  • Cisco's reorganisation can't unpop the bubble

    Despite restructuring its business around product groups last week, Cisco Systems' reorganisation may streamline the company making it more efficient, but it's unlikely to return the vendor to its glory days, analysts and resellers say.

  • Server sales inch up

    Worldwide server shipments grew a miniscule 0.7 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter, according to preliminary numbers from US-based Dataquest.

  • Comdisco files for bankruptcy protection

    Comdisco, a disaster-recovery and IT leasing company in the US, announced last week that it has filed for bankruptcy. The company said it will cut 200 jobs and sell its technology services business to Hewlett-Packard for $US610 million.

  • Poachers pounce on EAI skills

    Skill shortages in the enterprise application integration space are tempting organisations who share the same EAI vendor to poach staff from each other.

  • IBM reels PC division back in

    The drop in worldwide PC sales has been so severe for IBM that the company will soon integrate its PC sales division back into its normal sales and distribution channel, eliminating it as a stand-alone unit, according to a confidential, internal IBM memo.

  • Telstra to face competition watchdog today

    Australia's competition watchdog has initiated legal proceedings against Telstra for alleged misleading and deceptive conduct concerning customers of the failed telecommunication carrier One.Tel.

  • Spike drives further into Hong Kong

    Internet services company Spike Networks announced last week that its joint venture with, Spike CyberWorks, will acquire an interest in two Hong Kong-based businesses. These include a 35 per cent interest in Web site developer for $US1.4 million and a 45 per cent interest in software developer Linux Center Limited for $590,000.

  • Three companies unveil broadband networking products

    In small-office broadband hardware news, Netgear has announced its cable/DSL security router. The RO318 includes eight 10/100 Ethernet ports and a cable/DSL port. More secure than plain vanilla network address translation (NAT) routers, the RO318 includes a Stateful Packet Inspection firewall, VPN pass-through, Web content filtering, and management features.