Stories by Stephanie Sim

  • Microsoft plugs hole in SQL server

    Microsoft has patched a buffer overflow vulnerability in its SQL Server database software, it said on Wednesday. The bug could have caused the software to fail when establishing ad-hoc data connections to remote data sources.

  • Server revenues in Asia-Pacific down $300m

    The server market in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, has continued its third-quarter tumble as revenues fell 18 per cent or $US300 million in the fourth quarter of 2001 compared to the same period in 2000, IDC Asia-Pacific said on Monday.

  • Chinese carrier wins Hong Kong 3G license

    Chinese mobile-communications carrier China United Telecommunications (China Unicom) has become the first Chinese operator to receive a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) license in Hong Kong, according to the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) in Hong Kong.

  • IDC: Worst may be over for Asian PC market

    The PC market in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) region showed encouraging growth from the third quarter to the fourth quarter of 2001 when the number of PCs shipped in the region increased 5.6 per cent, indicating that the worst may be over for the region's markets, according to IDC.

  • Vodafone, HP buy into China Mobile subsidiary

    Vodafone Group and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have announced plans to invest in a subsidiary of China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd., the publicly-listed arm of China's biggest mobile operator, China Mobile Communications.

  • Report: China to settle on four telecom operators

    China has announced plans to have four telecommunication service providers running the country's fixed-line, mobile, data, and other telecommunication services in two years' time, according to the Tuesday edition of the official newspaper China Daily.

  • Telstra, PCCW buy Level 3's Asian operations

    Reach, the joint venture between Telstra and Hong Kong's Pacific Century Cyberworks (PCCW) have announced plans to acquire the Asian assets of US-based broadband infrastructure company Level 3 Communications.

  • PCCW lays off 506 staff

    Hong Kong-based Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW) has made 506 employees redundant, attributing intense competition in an extremely difficult economic climate, a company statement said.

  • IT services to become trillion-dollar industry

    IT development and integration will be the largest sector and the leading driver of IT services spending over the next four years, constituting almost one-third of overall IT services spending, according to Dataquest, a unit of Gartner.

  • Pirated XP sneaks onto shelves in Asia

    Pirated copies of Windows XP have found their way into the Hong Kong market. The two-disked "released to manufacturer" version of the software lined the shelves in shops at several computer malls in Hong Kong and was on sale for about HK$70 (US$9) each. Windows XP is scheduled to launch officially in the territory on Friday.

  • China telcos anticipate WTO entry

    World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiators are set to formally recommend the terms of China's entry into the WTO in a final draft agreement in Geneva on Monday.

  • Acquisitions fuel Powerlan's growth

    ARN: How would you describe your business operations, and how it has evolved from when you first started? Baker: We are horizontally focused, with a sales force that sells generic services, and then introduces and identifies other opportunities outside the services area, which then introduces specialist consultants to our clients.