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Software Briefs: Marconi, CA, VPN

Software Briefs: Marconi, CA, VPN

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Marconi outsources to CSC

Telecommunications equipment and services provider, Marconi, has decided to outsource a variety of IT tasks to Computer Sciences Corp (CSC). The move is designed to reduce costs and will allow Marconi to focus on its core business of building, maintaining and supporting the networks of telecommunications companies. The 10-year, $US735 million deal will see CSC support and manage IT helpdesks, desktops, networks and midrange servers, develop and maintain applications and provide telecommunications services. The agreement covers Marconi IT operations worldwide, with the exception of its Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions as well as its UK-based Interactive Systems business.

CA gets Lane from Sun

Computer Associates (CA) has appointed David Lane as general manager of its technology services division in Australia and New Zealand. His duties will include understanding and meeting customer business requirements, developing long-term strategies and implementing software solutions to improve business returns. The technology services division combines technical pre-sales with professional services and education. With more than 20 years experience in the IT industry, Lane was most recently employed as regional director of Sun’s professional services.

VPN targets teleworkers

Melbourne-based broadband services provider, Request, has launched a new solution targeted at teleworkers, low-volume users and small retail outlets requiring access to a company network. Positioned as an entry-level connection to a virtual private network (VPN), RequestVPN Lite has Internet access as an optional extra and adds to the Request stable of IP networking services. It will be packaged in three options, with 1 and 2 designed for businesses providing remote access to employees and 3 aimed at low-volume users.


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