Integration and Services: News

  • ASP group offers insurance boost

    A professional trade group is in the throes of rolling out an insurance program designed to overcome one of the major remaining misgivings end-user companies have about application service providers (ASP) - their financial stability.

  • IBM completes Informix acquisition

    IBM has completed its $1 billion acquisition of the Informix database business, and is now in the process of convincing Informix business partners to jump on board the Big Blue bandwagon.

  • Oracle launches online services

    Oracle has announced the availability comprehensive set of online services, but has provided little inspiration for traditional IT channel partners to share the spoils.

  • F5 speeds up channel strategy

    Internet traffic and content management vendor F5 Networks has introduced a two-tiered channel model to increase the speed its products can move to market.

  • OzEmail unveils $1million payment gateway

    Internet service provider OzEmail launched its multi-million dollar secure online payment platform yesterday in an effort to expand beyond pure Web hosting and e-mail services.

  • 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.

  • SAP sips Java from Borland

    SAP has decided to develop future Java applications using Borland's JBuilder tool, and will recommend its customers and channel partners do the same when integrating systems with SAP software.

  • Cyberlynx tout B2B success

    While many of its B2B peers are either on the verge of failure already victims of an increasingly cautious market, the new management of corporate e-procurement marketplace Cyberlynx claims they are on a winner after conducting a series of trials with investor and client partners.

  • HotKey churns out McISPs

    Just when you thought the McDonald's model had run its course in every industry, there is now a US company snapping up Internet service providers (ISPs) around the country and turning them into franchises.

  • ISPs partner to find ADSL loophole

    Netspace and Internode, two mid-sized Internet service providers attempting to crack the ADSL market by reselling Telstra's bandwidth, have banded together to overcome geographical and political barriers in the market.

  • Wholesale ASP seeks resellers

    Arcadia, a joint venture between the Japanese and Australian offices of consolidated holding company Itochu, has launched a set of applications available over the Internet for channel partners to on-sell to the small business market.