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New products due out early next year from major server vendors IBM Corp., Dell Computer Corp., and Sun Microsystems Inc. will feature the Infiniband technology for high-speed data exchange inside servers and other devices, the companies announced Thursday.
Software vendor Commerce One Inc. is to sell its Commerce One.net marketplace to eScout LLC, the companies announced.
Gartner expects that the rapid adoption of offshore services and the resulting job losses among enterprises' IT staff will create an unprecedented "human resources (HR) backlash" in the United States and Western Europe IT services marketplaces. Once again, extremely high levels of fear, uncertainty and doubt will dominate the HR issues concerned with outsourcing. Although the proportion of employees making a transition to external service providers (ESPs) will likely increase as the economy rebounds, this will be tempered by a growing perception that IT staff are dispensable and can be hired and fired at will.
In a deal announced Thursday, Calgary-based data and IP service provider Bell West Inc. has acquired installed optical fibre for the Alberta SuperNet.
In a move that is being called voluntary, Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) Inc. announced Wednesday that it will cut approximately 1,700 positions across Bell Canada.
New hardware designs including server chips that combine multiple CPUs on a single processor will challenge the way enterprise software vendors price their products and could eventually force them to adopt new pricing schemes altogether, according to analysts.
Holding true to its self-anointed mission to enable secure Web services between applications, organizations, and end-users, IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp. joined a few partners on Tuesday to announce the publishing of the first in a set of planned WS-Security specifications.
The OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) consortium on Tuesday announced that members have formed a technical committee to develop standards for Web services-based language translation services.
The creation of a national broadband committee builds on the federal government
Microsoft Corp. has pushed back the date it will release to manufacturing (RTM) its entrant into the CRM market.