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Apple may launch Flash version of iPod

Apple may launch Flash version of iPod Rumors abounded recently that Apple will release a bottom end of the iPod range powered by a Flash memory card rather than by a hard drive. If’s that’s true it will certainly have to offer substantially less memory than the iPod Mini, which comes in two sizes of […]

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Software licensing needs to be restructured to meet today’s virtualized computing needs

Software licensing needs to be restructured to meet today’s virtualized computing needs At its annual customer conference in October, analysts from research firm Gartner Group warned that new hardware trends, particularly the almost universal move to multicore chip architectures, could force up software license costs by over 50% within just a year. It urged companies […]

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The car industry drives forward with knowledge management

The car industry drives forward with knowledge management – Masterclass Few industries have a greater reliance on knowledge management than the automotive sector. Designing cars and getting them to market sufficiently quickly to maximize the return on the massive investment in their creation; minimizing the risk of being upstaged by a rival with a more […]

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New security problem for Oracle

New security problem for Oracle Oracle is urging customers to apply one security patch and is slamming a researcher for exposing another flaw. The first case applies to one of the patches Oracle released recently called DB 18, which fixes a bug letting ordinary users obtain administrator rights. Experts say it’s very severe and are […]

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MetLife unified its systems to ensure that its customers are satisfied

MetLife unified its systems to ensure that its customers are satisfied When Steve Kessler, vice president of application development at US insurance giant MetLife, agreed to produce a single unified view of all of the company’s customers, he knew he was taking on a job that had killed previous managers. But he knew that the […]

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Companies’ mobile data access strategies will give a massive boost to Wi-Fi hotspot use in 2004

Companies’ mobile data access strategies will give a massive boost to Wi-Fi hotspot use in 2004 Usage of Wi-Fi hotspots may remain low, but an explosion is expected during 2004 as enterprises start to incorporate public wireless Lan into their networking strategies in earnest. Three trends will accelerate this–the rise of wireless voice over IP […]

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Diageo gives global ERP revamp to Accenture – News Review

Diageo gives global ERP revamp to Accenture – News Review – Enterprise Resource Planning Diageo gives global ERP revamp to Accenture Diageo, which has brought the world such drinks brands as Smirnoff Guinness, Johnnie Walker, Baileys, Cuervo and Captain Morgan, is giving over its worldwide ERP systems to Accenture to design, build and run. No […]

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Internet spending: less dating, more leisure

Internet spending: less dating, more leisure Spending on the internet is drifting from dating and porn sites to lifestyles and sport according to a report conducted by comScore Networks for the Online Publisher’s Association. In all, US consumer spending for online content is up 14% to $853m with the online personals and dating category actually […]

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Public safety focus throws new spotlight on satellite

Public safety focus throws new spotlight on satellite The intensified US focus on emergency response following hurricanes and terror attacks has restored the tarnished reputation of satellite-based communications, as operators look to space for networks that can work in extreme conditions. Vendors and carriers of satellite and stratellite systems see disaster management as a way […]

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Voice over IP sparks war of the embedded OS

Voice over IP sparks war of the embedded OS At the recent CTIA telecoms event, Sun grabbed the limelight with its roadmap for the voice over IP (VoIP) devices of the future and particularly its plans for Java Card. It will be up against Microsoft though. Despite their recent rapprochement, the two companies will be […]