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News Briefs: Citrix, EMC, Acer, Call Centres

News Briefs: Citrix, EMC, Acer, Call Centres

Citrix teams with EMC

Application server software company Citrix Systems has teamed up with storage vendor EMC in a bid to offer customers a joint hardware/software product to manage applications across their network.

As part of the alliance, EMC will become a Premier member of the Citrix Business Alliance and Citrix will join EMC's E-Infrastructure Developers Program.

According to a joint statement released last week, the companies have begun scalability testing and engineering work on Citrix MetaFrame application server software with EMC's Celerra and CLARiiON IP4700 network attached storage solutions.

Acer completes edu. deal

Acer Computer Australia has delivered its final shipment of TravelMate 500 notebooks to the Department of Education Employment and Training (DEET) in Victoria, two years ahead of schedule.

The original contract signed in 1998 was reportedly valued at $67 million, but Acer has extended that valuation to $98.75 million once the deal is completed.

Acer supplied over 33,000 Victorian teachers with notebooks.

Philippines call centres worth $US7 billionCall centres in the Philippines will be a $US7 billion business employing more than 40,000 people by 2004, according to a Philippine Government draft report.

The expected call centre

boom is being attributed to a number of multinational companies looking to exploit the country's high-quality, low-cost knowledge workers.


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