Integration and Services: News

  • culls the ranks

    In an effort to further reduce its cash-burn rates, Internet conglomerate has made around one third of its staff (approximately 20 people) redundant.

  • Telstra plays reseller to Lotus

    Telstra has signed on as the first reseller in Australia/New Zealand of Lotus Development's 'Everyplace' messaging product, offering a WAP-based service that allows users to access their company's domino servers via WAP-enabled handheld devices.

  • Oracle shifts management focus

    Oracle Australia's Phil Kiely has vacated the position of managing director, Australasia, to head up a new division dedicated to the online delivery of Oracle software as a service in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • 2001: An Internet odyssey

    The year 2000 saw the Internet industry climb to its highest peaks and sink to its lowest depths, financially speaking, following the tech wreck on the world's stock markets. Many of the expected trends for 2000 turned out to be little more than over-hyped buzzwords and, as a consequence, the market is now treading very cautiously in making investments in Internet services.

  • Oracle to join UDDI

    Oracle has thrown its weight behind the online business-to-business (B2B) directory formed by IBM, Microsoft and Ariba designed to help bring together developers interested in creating Web-based services and products.

  • Compaq bundles a new SME package

    Compaq has released a new e-commerce package for small businesses which bundles WebCentral's Internet access and Web site hosting services, as well as iNETstore's e-commerce suite for building and deploying online shopping applications with it's entry-level server.

  • Vendors to open up e-business

    Hoping to foster better communication among technology vendors for improved customer service, Intel and nearly 30 other companies last week announced the formation of the Business Internet Consortium, a non-profit, Web-based corporation chartered to address network interoperability and common e-business procedures.

  • YEAR IN REVIEW: New channels emerge

    The Internet has well and truly changed the nature of the supply chain. As Baltimore's John Palfreyman said in November, "1999 was the year of trials, 2000 is the year of implementation".

  • Survey: eProcurement winning over eMarketplaces

    According to research of Com Tech's customer base at its recent annual forum, companies are three times more likely to become involved in electronic procurement than join business-to-business (B2B) exchanges or eMarketplaces.

  • Distributor wins Web/video deal

    Multimedia product distributor Lako Vision, a subsidiary of Pineapplehead, has announced a new Pacific-wide distribution contract with Web streaming specialists

  • UDDI goes live

    The Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) project has began a public beta testing of UDDI Business Registry.

  • Solution 6 becomes the laughing stock

    While there was no shortage of frustration amongst Solution 6 shareholders at its annual general meeting last week, many were reduced to making fun of the company's prospects as board members attempted to convince investors of an imminent turnaround.

  • auDA panel slammed

    Erika Roberts, director of auDA and a member of ICANN's name council, has decided to heat up debate about the .au domain by criticising the auDA's Name Policy Advisory panel over its first report into the domain space.

  • IBM launches e-biz innovation centre

    IBM Australia has launched a $US23 million research and development centre in the Sydney suburb of Pyrmont, which has been built to house consulting and technical professionals from IBM and its partners.