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Date   News Story
19 September 2001  

Microsoft, OpenNetwork Report Web Access Control Solution Supports Unprecedented Numbers of Users at Lowest Total Cost of Ownership for Corporate Extranet Environment.
Record Performance Results of Web Access Control Tests Confirm Solution Supports 15 Million Users for as Low as 1.8 Cents Per User Annually...more

19 September 2001   Citrix Joins Interwoven's PortalReady Program to Provide Enterprise Content Infrastructure Services to Portal Customers.
By Integrating TeamSite with XPS™ Portal Software, Citrix will Give Content Contributors Enhanced Control of Portal Content Creation, Management and Collaboration Features...more
19 September 2001   Aelita Software Now Shipping EventAdmin 6.0 and Enterprise Directory Reporter 5.0.
Aelita Software Corporation today announced the worldwide availability of EventAdmin 6.0 and Enterprise Directory Reporter (EDR) 5.0...more
19 September 2001   webMethods and HP Collaborate to Provide Global Business Visibility through Open Management Interface (OMI) Specification.
New OMI Specification Will Link HP OpenView Portfolio with the webMethods Integration Platform...more
18 September 2001   Corporate Consortium Launched to Promote New Category of Computer Server.
Technology Leaders Join to Build Awareness, Speed Adoption of Windows 2000-based Fault-Tolerant Platforms...more
18 September 2001   Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Trounces the Competition.
Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 came out a winner in the recently published 2001 Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) Survey conducted by and published by The OLAP Report...more
18 September 2001   New IBM e-commerce Software Brings True Collaboration, Advanced Order and Inventory Management to the Business-to-Business Environment.
Out-of-the-box functions enhance communication among buyers and sellers, reduce operating costs, strengthen business relationships...more
18 September 2001   Sun Increases Application Uptime And Return On Storage Investment For Oracle Customers.
New Version of Sun HighGround™ Storage Resource Manager Adds Management for Database Storage Resources and Global Reporting...more
17 September 2001   Oracle Delivers Record Profits in Q1.
Earnings Per Share 9 Cents; Operating Margin Up 13%...more
17 September 2001   Rambus and Intel Sign New Comprehensive Patent Cross-License Agreement.
Rambus Inc. and Intel Corporation today signed a comprehensive patent cross-license agreement that supersedes the prior agreement between the companies...more
17 September 2001   PowerQuest Drive Image 5.0 Protects Data Automatically.
PowerQuest® Corporation, a provider of proven solutions for storage management, announces the release of Drive Image® 5.0...more
12 September 2001   Cisco 7300 Series, Cisco 7600 Series Offer Multiprotocol Routing Capability with OC-48 Scalability.
Cisco Systems, Inc. today bolstered its next-generation routing portfolio, adding new mid-range capabilities to its lineup with the introduction of the Cisco 7300 Series Internet Router and enhancements to the Cisco 7600 Series Internet Router...more
11 September 2001   Compaq Provides Anytime, Anywhere Accessibility, Availability and Scalability for Novell NetWare 6 on ProLiant Servers.
Delivers New Novell eDirectory Collection Agent, Management Agents, and ProLiant Cluster Kits...more
11 September 2001   PGP Security Delivers Powerful New Management Capabilities With Global Enterprise Management System.
GEMS 2.0 Streamlines Deployment, Administration, and Management of Over 500 Gauntlet Firewalls, VPNs and PGP e-ppliances From a Single Console...more
11 September 2001   Unisys ES7000 Slashes High-Performance Computing Costs to New Low, According to TPC-C Benchmark.
Achieves 200% of the performance of any other Windows-based single server, becoming the only non-UNIX/RISC server in single-system TPC-C top ten...more
10 September 2001   VERITAS Software Delivers Storage Virtualization Solution for Oracle9i Database Environments.
VERITAS Database Edition helps optimize the management and performance of Oracle9i Database...more
10 September 2001   SGI Announces Clustered Filesystem With Support for Solaris.
SGI CXFS 2.0 - the Most Scalable Journaled and Clustered Filesystem For Multi-OS Computing Environment...more
10 September 2001   New Compaq Insight Management Suite and Services Enable Customers to Ensure Continuous Server Operations.
Compaq Introduces Compaq Insight Manager 7 and Proactive Remote Services for ProLiant Servers...more
10 September 2001   New EMC Symmetrix Lineup Powers Hyper-Consolidation, Productivity Advances.
Industry-First Innovations in Performance, Capacity, Functionality and Connectivity Enable Customers to Consolidate Information, Sharply Reduce Costs...more
10 September 2001   HP Introduces Storage Offerings to Optimize and Control Storage Networks.
Hewlett-Packard Company today announced software, hardware and services that enable customers to more effectively manage and optimize their network storage environments...more
10 September 2001   IBM Introduces World's Fastest Midrange Server.
New Eight-way IBM eServer Outperforms Twelve-way Sun UltraSparcIII System; Costs 33% Less...more
10 September 2001   Intel Introduces New Chipset For Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor-Based PCs.
Intel® 845 Chipset Supports PC133 SDRAM Memory Delivering Great Price, Performance for Mainstream Market Segment PCs...more
10 September 2001   Microsoft Announces Windows Datacenter Server Limited Edition
Customers Requiring the Highest Levels of Performance and Scalability to Benefit From Windows Datacenter Server Limited Edition...more
9 September 2001   "SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA-32" certified for
Recently released "SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for IA-32", SuSE's Linux solution optimized for deployment in high-performance servers, is certified for SAP's E-Business solution
7 September 2001 Pendulum Swings to Microsoft, But How Far?
The Bush administration, by adopting a measured, conservative approach in the Microsoft (news/quote) antitrust case, clearly increased the chances that the two sides would reach a settlement...more
7 September 2001   Sun Grows UNIX Marketshare In Q2 While Competition Stumbles.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. was the only vendor in the second quarter of calendar year 2001 to grow market share -- now at 42 percent -- while IBM, HP, Compaq and Dell declined sequentially from the first quarter 2001 to second quarter 2001...more
5 September 2001   DB2 Becomes the First Database to Earn Microsoft Gold Level Certification.
IBM today announced that DB2 has become the first database to earn membership in Microsoft's Gold Certified Partner program. Beating Oracle to the punch, today's announcement further demonstrates IBM's technology leadership versus the competition...more
5 September 2001   SuSE Linux and BMC Software Partner to Deliver Advanced. Management Capabilities for Linux Customers
Users Benefit from Certified Management Solution for Linux as BMC Software Joins SuSE's Software Partner Program...more
5 September 2001   Red Hat Expands Embedded Offerings With New Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite.
Red Hat Inc., the leader in developing, deploying and managing open source solutions, today unveiled the Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite...more
4 September 2001   New Stratus ftServer 3200 System Lowers Price, Broadens Applications for Continuously Available Windows 2000 Computing.
Stratus Technologies, Inc., maker of the world's most reliable server technologies, today announced that the company has again shattered price/performance metrics for fault-tolerant computing with the immediate availability of its newest product, the Stratus® ftServer™ 3200 system...more
4 September 2001   Computer Associates InoculateIT Selected As Editor's Choice by the CRN Test Center.
Industry-Leading Anti-Virus Solution Recognised for Superior Features and Excellence in Reseller Support...more
4 September 2001   Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Agree to Merge, Creating $87 Billion Global Technology Leader.
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HWP) and Compaq Computer Corporation announced today a definitive merger agreement to create an $87 billion global technology leader...more
30 August 2001   IBM eServer Named "Best of Show" at LinuxWorld.
IBM today announced that IBM eServer has again won top honours at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo...more
30 August 2001   Microsoft: New EU Attack.
The European Commission Thursday said it has expanded its investigation into Microsoft Corp.'s business practices to see whether it is acting illegally by incorporating digital streaming media technology into its Windows operating systems...more
30 August 2001   Intel® Media Switch Chip Delivers Gigabit Speed for Cost-Effective, Scalable Switching Solutions.
Intel Corporation today announced the latest member of its Media Switch Family, aimed at making the corporate migration to gigabit Ethernet easier and more affordable...more
29 August 2001   Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Named Best Overall Database.
Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 was named the overall winner in the database software category in this year's VARBusiness Annual Report Card (ARC)...more
29 August 2001   Intel to Provide Additional Support for Developers of Wireless Applications, Services, and Devices.
Intel Corporation today introduced a program designed to help developers successfully build and market wireless applications, services and devices...more
28 August 2001   Microsoft and Industry Usher in New Era of 64-Bit Computing.
Microsoft, Intel and Industry Partners Co-operate to Extend the Enterprise Capability Of Windows With Windows Advanced Server, Limited Edition...more
28 August 2001   First Time Ever! Intel Itanium and Microsoft Beta 2 Windows .Net Server Rev Up on Unisys ES7000.
64-bit SAS applications demonstrate revolutionary server capabilities and unprecedented power at first public event...more
27 August 2001   HP Expands Open Source Offerings with Linux Security Software and Embedded Software Platform for Intelligent Devices.
Hewlett-Packard Company today announced Linux-based offerings for the security and intelligent device markets as well as a software developer's portal and a variety of other software tools...more
27 August 2001   Red Hat to Deliver Comprehensive End-to-End E-Commerce Solution for Retail and B2B Customers in Conjunction with Compaq and Pioneer-Standard.
Combination of Integrated, Optimised and Tested Hardware and Software and End-to-End Services Designed for Rapid, Cost Effective Development and Deployment...more
27 August 2001   Compaq PCs Break 2GHz Barrier with New Intel Pentium 4 Processor 2GHz for Consumer PCs (Advisory).
New Compaq Presario Internet PCs Offer Uncompromising Performance...more
23 August 2001   German Insurance Giant Achieves Premium Results With Computer Associates Unicenter.
Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) today announced that one of Germany's largest insurance companies, Vereinigte Haftpflicht Versicherung (VHV) has successfully deployed CA's Unicenter to boost the operational efficiency and performance of its IT environment...more
22 August 2001   IBM Announces B2B Security Initiatives.
IBM today announced a set of business-to-business initiatives that will make it easier for companies world-wide to conduct business and to move money across the Internet by reducing the risk of fraud...more
22 August 2001   Publix Super Markets Deploys CA's Unicenter To Centrally Manage Diverse Business Environment.
US Supermarket Chain Speeds Problem Resolution, Increases System Performance...more
16 August 2001   ICL cuts the Cost, Time and Risk of Implementing Windows 2000.
ICL today launched Windows Accelerated Deployment, an IT service that lowers the cost and halves the normal implementation time of Windows 2000 to around six months for medium to large enterprises...more
16 August 2001   Strong Enterprise, Global Share Growth Key to Dell's Industry-Best Second Quarter.
Company Delivers to Guidance for Stable Operating Profitability...more
14 August 2001   EMC Solution Sets Mark for Long-Distance Data Mirroring.
EMC Qualifies Nortel Networks OPTera Metro 5200 DWDM Product as E-Lab Tested, Providing Real-time Data Mirroring Across 200 km Optical Fibre Channel or ESCON Networks...more
14 August 2001   IBM Merges WebSphere Portal Server and Lotus K-station Into Single Portal, Announces New Portal Partners.
Demonstrates ability to deliver Web services via portal server...more
14 August 2001   Compaq Extends Industry-Leading Enterprise Network Storage Architecture.
Visionary architecture that forged SAN market leadership is enhanced to accelerate customers' business velocity...more
13 August 2001   IBM's Enterprise Storage Server Tightens the Supply Chain at Hannaford.
IBM today announced that supermarket retailer Hannaford Bros Co. has chosen the TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (code named "Shark") to streamline and optimise its warehouse-to-storefront supply chain operation...more
9 August 2001   Aelita Software Announces 102% Increase in Revenue for Second Quarter.
Growth in corporate networks and industry-leading product performance contribute to strong performance...more
8 August 2001   After Two Decades, PC Use is Still Rising in Businesses and Homes.
A Gallup Survey commissioned by Microsoft just before the IBM PC's 20th Anniversary finds the PC among the most important technologies at work and home...more
8 August 2001   Sun Poised to Accelerate Storage Market Share Growth.
Sun Microsystems today announced an agreement with Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Data Systems which changes the competitive landscape for storage and data management in the enterprise...more
8 August 2001   Computer Associates and ICL Extend Strategic Alliance to Enable Management of Mobile E-business.
ICL leverages CA's Unicenter to provide enterprise-class management of Nokia wireless devices and WAP server deployments...more
7 August 2001   Cisco Systems Reports Fiscal Year 2001 and Fourth Quarter Earnings.
Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today reported its fiscal year 2001 and fourth quarter results for the period ending 28 July 2001...more
7 August 2001   VERITAS Software Announces Surge in NAS and SAN Backup and Recovery License Figures.
VERITAS Software, the storage software company, announced new licence sales figures today showcasing a 335% increase (first half 2001 versus first half 2000) in network area storage (NAS) solutions...more
6 August 2001   Demand for Stratus' Windows 2000-based ftServer Platform Soars in Public Safety Market.
Low price and operational simplicity bring availability to E-911 operations large and small...more
6 August 2001   Sit Back and Relax: La-Z-Boy Eases Enterprise Computing with Unisys ES7000 Server.
Furniture retailing giant consolidates workload of 12 distributed servers into one mainframe-class enterprise system running Windows 2000 Datacenter Server and SQL Server 2000...more
6 August 2001   Sun Brings New Scalability And Web Acceleration Features To The Solaris™ 8 Operating Environment.
Enhancements enable support for hundreds of thousands of enterprise users and dramatically increase Web performance...more
2 August 2001   New Microsoft .NET Enterprise Server Customer Lights Up Microsoft's Silicon Valley Speaker Series.
Microsoft unveils empowerNET's revolutionary new .NET energy market management and delivery solution...more
2 August 2001   EMC Maps Out Next Step in Evolution of Leadership - Automated Information Storage.
EMC Corporation today will outline the next major evolution for its second decade of technology and market leadership - automated information storage...more
2 August 2001   IBM Ranked as the World's Largest Software Vendor by Software Magazine.
IBM today announced that it was ranked No. 1 on the Software 500, Software Magazine's list of the world's foremost software and services providers...more
1 August 2001   Compaq Achieves No.1 RAS Ranking Says D. H. Brown.
Beats IBM and Sun in composite cluster and single system high availability study...more


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