Stories by ARN Staff

  • COM+ hits the streets

    Microsoft has released the first iteration of COM+, an update to its Component Object Model (COM).

  • Cognos releases DataMerchant 2.0

    Cognos has announced a new version of its DataMerchant product for packaging, distributing, metering and selling database information over the Internet, extranets or intranets.

  • Alpha West wins school security deal

    The ability to tailor a flexible and cost-effective licensing arrangement has won West Australian network security specialist Alpha West a new three-year antivirus deal with the Education Department of WA.

  • Solaris, Inprise to team up

    Inprise and Sun Microsystems will work together to develop Inprise development tools for the Solaris platform, the com- panies announced recently at Inprise's user conference.

  • Acer cracks major Treasury deal

    Acer and its Canberra-based reseller Dataflex have won a major tender to supply desktop PCs to the Commonwealth Treasury of Australia. Dataflex's involvement is key to the deal, and the initial rollout of 300 PCs was expected to be completed by the end of last month.

  • Microsoft plans massive call centre rollout with Nortel gear

    Microsoft has chosen Sydney as one of two implementation test beds for a massive call centre partnership with Nortel. Using Nortel's Symposium Call Centre server is planning to build what it calls "virtual call centres", in which geographically dispersed centres are networked so the operation appears to calls as one centre.

  • Microsoft release Internet Explorer for HP-UX

    Microsoft this week released a version of Internet Explorer 4.01 for a second Unix platform, HP-UX. The software maker also released its Outlook Express e-mail client and an Internet Explorer administration kit for HP-UX.

  • Start-up Illumin8 lights up procurement software market

    An Australian start-up, Illumin8, has developed Merchandiser, an enterprise solution for business-critical Internet commerce. It is for companies like these that Vernon Keenan's words (see story above) about the battle for e-commerce business would be jarring.