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Issue Date: August 2000 (es)

Nanoteq announces move towards e-business security

1 August 2000

SABC scales down world summit info hub plans
The ambitious multimedia information hub planned for the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development has been scaled down considerably due to funding hiccups. [16 July 2002]
Symantec buys SecurityFocus
Symantec has acquired SecurityFocus, a US-based provider of enterprise security threat management systems, for approximately $75 million in cash. 19 July 2002
Unisys, Hands-On sign ASP agreement
Unisys Africa has signed an application service provision (ASP) agreement with Hands-On for sub-Saharan Africa and Australia. The companies will provide enterprise resource planning functionality based on the joint Axapta and Navision platform. 17 July 2002
HP closes down recently acquired software division
HP is closing the loss-making Bluestone software division it bought a year-and-a-half ago for $470m. 16 July 2002
WorldCom cooked books back in 2000, says lawmaker
Accounting irregularities at WorldCom stretch back to 2000, one year earlier than previously believed, a US congressman investigating the company said yesterday. 15 July 2002
Cape Town's IT commune collaborates on new business
The Cape IT Initiative UUNet Bandwidth Barn has fostered collaboration between three start-ups in the Barn, generating new business for them. 15 July 2002
MGX completes World Summit audit
MGX has concluded an audit of its facilities to ensure it can cater for any potential disruptive events its clients might face during the World Summit on Sustainable Development. 15 July 2002
Hacker dilutes our brand, says Lotto organiser
Lotto organiser Uthingo says the hacker site that labels the National Lottery as 'National Robbery' has its facts wrong and is negatively influencing people against the Lotto. 17 July 2002
Beware of 'Your Password` virus
Two strains of a new computer virus that attacks files and disables antivirus software have been detected, Japanese software makers said yesterday. 15 July 2002
Hackers join fight for freedom
Hackers have added one more weapon to the arsenal of those fighting against repressive regimes. 15 July 2002
MS admits Linux cheaper than Windows
In today's technology roundup: Linux cheaper than Windows, new MSN, Apple serves. 17 July 2002
Macromedia used for mobile payment solution
Fundamo software and the Macromedia JRun Application Service have been used to create a locally-developed Java-based mobile payment solution, says local Macromedia distributor Dax Data. 19 July 2002
New Scala solution will enhance ERP, says Sinha
Shamik Sinha, CEO of Scala Business Software Africa, believes the release of iScala 2.1 will change collaborative enterprise resource planning (ERP) by opening more channels of communications to the enterprise. 18 July 2002
CA celebrates first smart solution anniversary
Computer Associates International (CA) has marked the first anniversary of its smart solution certification by showcasing users who have benefited from it. 18 July 2002
SAS solutions designed for knowledge management
SAS Institute solutions enable retailers to turn their data into knowledge to drive decisions across the enterprise, the company says. 17 July 2002
IEC launches 'transparent' e-procurement site
The Independent Electoral Commission's e-procurement initiative will display the top five bids in each category, enabling competitors to outbid them. 19 July 2002
Sun to support Liberty Alliance specifications
Sun Microsystems, a founding member of the Liberty Alliance, will support the consortium's Liberty version 1.0 specifications for federated network identification. 17 July 2002
Unilever buys Meissner UPS, switches
Meissner has provided Unilever SA with a 250 kVA uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and two static switches. 18 July 2002
Sage software boosts data integrity at Hymax
Sage Enterprise Solutions has implemented the Sage Line 200 enterprise resource planning system at Hymax SA. 16 July 2002

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