Integration and Services: News

  • OASIS starts on XML spec for business transactions

    OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) on Wednesday formed a technical committee to develop a specification for XML message interfaces that will support the coordination and processing of Web services from different organisations.

  • Yahoo! Australia/NZ launches Broadcast Services

    Yahoo! Australia and New Zealand will today launch Broadcast Services, a set of audio and visual Internet streaming services, offering a local version of what has been a flourishing operation in the United States for several years.

  • Spike takes equity injection fix has purchased Pacific Century Cyberworks' 30 per cent share in Australian digital services company Spike Cyberworks and has forked out an additional $10 million to take a controlling interest (51 per cent) in the company.

  • Linn moves on from Camtech

    Bruce Linn has resigned from his role as a director and CEO of Camtech following the recent completion of the payment gateway vendor's acquisition by listed electronic transfer hardware group Keycorp.

  • Compaq usurped

    Listed IT integrator Data#3 has secured a $3 million desktop licensing contract with Chubb Security, luring the security firm away from its incumbent supplier with a new licensing e-commerce site.

  • 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".