Services Briefs: eVideo, Sun, CA

Services Briefs: eVideo, Sun, CA

eVideo signs Uni dealAustralian distributor eVideo Communications has signed an agreement to supply a new videoconferencing network to Charles Sturt University. The video, voice and data conference distributor has begun replacing the university's old PictureTel VC network with PolyCom ViewStation systems in which voice information is delivered using Internet Protocol rather than ISDN. The new system incorporates camera and audio communications with computer files being shared in real time by users. By utilising bandwidth and improved speed capabilities, the new system will enable students to easily connect to 16 different locations set up by the university for e-teaching from remote locations. The deal is estimated to be worth up to $200,000 over a couple of years.

Sun buys Terraspring

Sun has acquired data centre software startup Terraspring to bolster its N1 computing strategy. The company, which did not disclose the value of the deal other than to say it was a cash-for-stock transaction, will use Terraspring's logical server farm software to increase the virtualisation capabilities of Sun's server and storage products. N1 is Sun's initiative to combine separate server, network and storage devices into a single supply of resources so companies can transact business more efficiently.

Wang hands over CA reins

Computer Associates founder Charles B. Wang is retiring from his posts as chairman and member of the company's board of directors, handing control to president and CEO Sanjay Kumar. Wang's retirement comes after more than 25 years with the company and is effective immediately. Kumar, 40, joined CA in 1987 and has served as CEO of the New York software company since August 2000. CA customers shouldn't expect any drastic change in corporate strategy as a result of Wang's departure because Wang, who founded CA with three associates in 1976, has been gradually transferring control of the company to Kumar.

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