Integration and Services: News

  • Powerlan and CPS bet on B2B

    IT-listed services company Powerlan has struck a deal with the CPS group whereby it will acquire CPS's ageing NEIS B2B exchange without actually paying a cent.

  • What Microsoft bought for $US135 million

    When Microsoft "bailed out" Corel for $US135 million earlier this month, analysts compared the move to Microsoft's investment in Apple in 1997. A recent US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing has confirmed that like its deal with Apple, Microsoft has more to gain than first realised.

  • Tuning in and out

    The ability to stay financially afloat has proved quite a challenge in recent months for Internet companies, particularly for streaming radio stations, with youth station becoming the latest casualty.

  • Solution 6 offers stock info services

    Listed software company Solution 6 has launched a share market information site for Australia and New Zealand, which it plans to rebrand for portals and Internet media companies under an ASP agreement.

  • Telstra revamps PCCW deal

    Telstra and Pacific Century Cyberworks (PCCW) have moved to end any uncertainty over their Pan-Asian market alliance, which includes the sale of Telstra's and PCCW's wholesale network business into a new entity.

  • Security vendor guns for ASPs

    Baltimore Technologies has announced a new scheme to attract the business of application service providers (ASPs), after acquiring two specialist security software companies in the last month.

  • Tax information portal launched

    The Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA) and Solution 6 have developed an information portal for tax practitioners to keep up to date with the huge amount of legislation being passed in the Federal Government's expansive tax reform.

  • Southern Cross to pay off for ISPs

    The completion of the Southern Cross Network should benefit ISPs and corporates that resell capacity to end users, with AAPT subsidiary being one of the first service providers to adjust how it sells the capacity on to other ISPs.

  • Local carriers take broadband to Singapore

    A three-way alliance which includes Australian telecommunications carriers Telstra and Davnet will market broadband services to corporate customers in Singapore, Davnet said in a statement last week.

  • Mining exchange launched

    A consortium of mining suppliers have launched MiningXchange, an Internet-based vertical trading hub which will service the mining, oil and mineral processing industry on a global basis.

  • IDC: ASP sector will not rock software market

    The emergence of application service providers (ASPs) will have a greater impact on the services market than on the software vendor's market, according to Wilvin Chee, market analyst at IDC.

  • Novell uses ASP model to target demand

    Novell has pounced on the emergent application service provider (ASP) model, offering many of its Internet services software on a per-user, per-month basis to attract new business from application hosters.

  • CA's InterBiz leads ASP drive

    In an effort to equip aspiring application service providers (ASPs) with what they need to compete in the crowded ASP market, Computer Asso-ciates International's (CA) applications division interBiz has launched its Online Group at NetWorld+Interop 2000.

  • Powertel picks up partners

    Powertel has announced two carrier partnerships within the space of a week, inking with both Davnet and Amcom Telecommunications for complementary network offerings.

  • C&W to host apps

    Cable & Wireless has launched its first application-hosting services, which promise users an affordable and easy way to support enterprise software.