Stories by Eileen Yu

  • Progress moves up the service provider way

    Progress Software is one of a growing number of organisations in the industry that strongly believes the application service provider (ASP) model deserves a thumbs up, and is the right way to progress for business applications.

  • Channel market not dead, says CA

    Computer Associates International (CA) continues to stand firmly behind its channel strategy amidst a growing arena of businesses that are starting to favour direct sales in a bid to mimic the success of Amazon.com and Dell Computer, which pioneered the practice. `I don't think indirect sales are decreasing,' said Alex Jiang, indirect sales vice president, CA Asia, who noted that the company's president and CEO, Charles Wang, continues to be committed to CA's channel strategy.

  • New branding to rejuvenate HP

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) sees the launch of its new "reinvent" logo and $US200 million global brand campaign as timely, amidst a period where the company is in need of some rejuvenation.

  • Industry grapples with services merger

    Cisco Systems' recent major investment in KPMG LLP has resulted in scepticism from industry players. They claim the alliance will result in bad tidings for existing customers and partners of both companies, delivering technologically biased services and edging out smaller partners.

  • GEC/Fore plans aggressive Asian growth

    A month after General Electric (GEC) announced its decision to acquire Fore Systems, the region's company officials have reiterated their commitment to Asia, and parade the opportunities customers can gain from the merger. Fore has always had a good presence in Asia, according to Michael Green, Fore's senior vice president for corporate sales, who dismissed suggestions the company lacked a strong presence in the region.

  • IT heavyweights to boost e-services in Asia

    An assembly of leading players in the industry has banded together to spearhead the development of mobile electronic services across Asia, via a multifunction bank card which will be embedded with smart card technology.

  • Ascend targeting WANs in SME market

    Ascend Communications has set its eyes on Asia-Pacific's SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) networking market, introducing a range of products targeted specifically at the WAN (wide area network) segment. "It is a well-known fact that 90 per cent of all businesses in Asia have less than 100 employees," said Joe Roissier, director of marketing, Ascend Asia-Pacific. "With rapid technology advancements, SMEs expect to have access to the same solutions as their multinational counterparts."

  • Sun, HP unlikely to join Monterey camp

    Compaq's recent announcement to support Monterey/64 has added significant momentum to the merged Unix version, but the move is unlikely to be emulated by vendors such as Hewlett-Packard and Sun. IBM, SCO, Sequent Computer Systems and Intel gathered late last year to kick-start an initiative to develop a new 64-bit Unix operating system (OS), code-named Monterey/64.

  • Voice over IP to soar in four years

    Eighty per cent of all voice traffic will run over Internet Protocol (IP) in the next four years, according to William L. Schrader, founder, chairman and CEO of PSINet, a leading world-wide Internet service provider.

  • Asia heaves sigh of euro relief

    The European currency has now celebrated its one-month birthday, but what was once speculated to be potentially as catastrophic as the millennium hurricane, the euro breezed through Asia without leaving any notable damage.

  • IA-64 to overtake RISC

    Within two years of the initial release of Intel's 64-bit chip, the IA-64 chip - also called Merced - together with its predecessor, IA-32, will overtake RISC (reduced instruction set computer) chips in the worldwide server market, predicts research organisation, International Data Corp (IDC). The researcher expects that IA-32 and IA-64 will grab 68.8 and 22.2 per cent of worldwide server unit shipment respectively in 2002, while RISC chips will hold only 8.8 per cent.