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E-commerce sites from HP in 100 days
Hewlett-Packard announced it will start building e-commerce sites for retail and manufacturing companies within 100 days and provide ongoing support through a new offering called Enterprise Commerce. The service is offered through HP's new E-services Support Center. HP will use Web applications from BroadVision and ClearCommerce in building the sites.http://www.hp.com.auY2K bugs females and IT professionalsAccording to a recent survey by Morgan and Banks Technology (MBT), females are more likely to make additional food purchases and money withdrawals in preparation for January 1, 2000 than their male counterparts.
Over one-third of females, 42.6 per cent of clerical staff and 35.3 per cent of computer/information technology specialists that participated in the survey admitted to planning on taking precautions in the lead-up to the new century.
Surprisingly, it is CEOs and general managers who appear least concerned, with only 14.5 per cent intending to take a `proactive' approach to the Y2K problem in their households.
Macromedia settles copyright dispute
Macromedia, the Internet tools vendor and member of copyright watchdog Business Software Alliance (BSA), has successfully settled a dispute with the Advertising Arts College of San Diego, after discovering the school had improperly installed and used its software. The school has agreed to pay the software developer $US194,000 in order to settle claims related to the dispute.
The settlement is part of BSA's ongoing crusade against software piracy that cost software developers around $US11 billion last year alone. According to BSA, an estimated 38 per cent of all software programs used around the globe are pirate copies.http://www.macromedia.com/ap/Novera upgrades Web-integration toolUS-based Novera Software has announced an upgrade of its flagship product, which helps customers integrate information in existing mainframes, databases and packaged applications with Web applications.
Novera 4.6 adds support for IBM's MQSeries messaging-oriented middleware and DB2 database, Oracle's Oracle8i database and Allaire.'s ColdFusion development tool. Pricing begins at $US30,000.