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Subject: June2001 ECMgt.com: Better, Faster and Maybe Cheaper
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June 1, 2001 *4,200 subscribers* Volume 3, Issue 6
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  • The database race gets hotter
  • Bluesocket introduces first secure Bluetooth technology
  • HP adopting Debian Linux for internal R&D
  • PurchasePro Billing Software No Longer 'All in the Family'
  • Intel gears up for 64-bit processor rollout
  • Microsoft patches hole in Windows 2000 Web servers
  • Seeking shelter from HailStorm
  • Sega to whip up 10 titles for GameCube
  • PDA-to-desktop remote-control technology debuts
  • Intel or Unix? Customers face a tough choice
  • Will Internet Appliances Rebound?
  • Nortel focused on Ethernet over optical fiber and voice over IP
  • Exploit puts pressure on for IIS Web server patch
  • Self-Managing" Oracle 9i on track for June
  • Three PC makers slash prices for desktop models
  • SkyCross develops multiband cell phone antenna
  • Novell GroupWise poised for Palm
  • Pockets of Storage Appear in the Home
  • Network Processor Adoption Continues Showing Evidence That Market Is Poised for Takeoff
  • Let the Games Begin
  • World's First JPEG 2000 Chip Transforms Digital Photography
  • Computer Users May Soon Get 3-D Screens

The database race gets hotter
Fourth place isn't good enough for Sybase, which trails IBM, Oracle and Informix in the database market. But Sybase is poised to swoop into new areas through its pending $373 million acquisition of New Era Of Networks.

Bluesocket introduces first secure Bluetooth technology
Bluesocket, the 802.11b wireless Internet specialist, has taken the wraps off a technology that bridges the wireless Net and the world of Bluetooth.

HP adopting Debian Linux for internal R&D
Computer and printer maker HP is standardizing on Debian Linux for its internal research and development work after deciding that using multiple versions of the open-source operating system was too unwieldy.

PurchasePro Billing Software No Longer 'All in the Family'
There are two ways to get technology -- build it or buy it. When the first approach fails to make the grade, only one road remains open - and that is the route PurchasePro is traveling with its decision to use billing and monitoring technology from Erogo.

Intel gears up for 64-bit processor rollout
Itanium, Intel's latest processor, is due out May 29 and represents the company's first foray into 64-bit chips.

Microsoft patches hole in Windows 2000 Web servers
Microsoft Corp. said all users of its IIS 5.0 Web server software should install a security patch made available if their Web sites are hosted on machines running its Windows 2000 operating system.

Seeking shelter from HailStorm
Jan Brady hated it. Al Gore hated it. And now Sun Microsystems is tired of playing second fiddle. That's why Sun has unveiled a new peer-to-peer and B2B endeavor to counter Microsoft.

Sega to whip up 10 titles for GameCube
Sega, which scrapped its own Dreamcast game console earlier this year to focus on software development, says it will provide 10 game titles for Nintendo's upcoming GameCube.

PDA-to-desktop remote-control technology debuts
TDK Systems Europe has developed a system it says allows a handheld Palm personal digital assistant to control a desktop machine from almost anywhere.

Intel or Unix? Customers face a tough choice
As Intel's server chips become more powerful and Microsoft addresses doubts about how far its operating system can reliably scale reliably, enterprise customers face an increasingly tough choice over what type of server is most appropriate and cost-effective for running large-scale corporate applications.

Will Internet Appliances Rebound?
Despite recent reversals for the budding Web appliance industry, the future is bright for such products as Web pads and digital audio receivers, according to some industry analysts.

Nortel focused on Ethernet over optical fiber and voice over IP
In announcements at Networld+Interop in Las Vegas, Nortel Networks said it was piloting a system for running Ethernet over optical fiber in metropolitan-area networks and announced that it will soon ship a new voice over IP phone system

Exploit puts pressure on for IIS Web server patch
Network administrators who have been tardy to patch a serious security hole in the latest versions of Web-server software from Microsoft Corp. now have another reason to get on the stick

Self-Managing" Oracle 9i on track for June
Oracle's upcoming 9i database, now in beta among 350 partners and customers, is still on track to ship in June, and 9i will also add a number of new systems management features

Three PC makers slash prices for desktop models
Compaq, Dell and Hewlett-Packard cut desktop PC prices from 20% to 31%, reflecting the economic slowdown, lower component costs and competitive pressure.

SkyCross develops multiband cell phone antenna
SkyCross, the wireless antenna specialist, has developed a new wide-band antenna that can be used on a mobile device, including a cellular phone, for any frequency between 800 megahertz and 2.5 gigahertz.

Novell GroupWise poised for Palm
Novell is now on the verge of adding Palm connectivity to GroupWise, an enterprise e-mail and calendaring environment that recently debuted support for three other mobile platforms.

Pockets of Storage Appear in the Home
As today's consumers become familiar with products like personal video recorders, they are also beginning to understand how the presence of hard disk drive-based storage in the home can enhance the quality of their audio and video entertainment.

Network Processor Adoption Continues Showing Evidence That Market Is Poised for Takeoff
Design Win Momentum Is Building in Next-Generation Networking Systems

Let the Games Begin
Big game hunters Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony introduce their latest wares, all expected to be in the stores before Christmas.

World's First JPEG 2000 Chip Transforms Digital Photography
Digital still cameras integrating new chip from Analog Devices gain photo-by-photo control over image quality and file size

Computer Users May Soon Get 3-D Screens
Computer users may soon be able to work on screens with displays that give the appearance of being three dimensional.

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