Stories by Kelvin Goh

IBM Acquires OpenOrders

Looking to bolster its WebSphere electronic-commerce product line, IBM Monday announced that it has acquired OpenOrders which provides order management and fulfillment software.

Intel releases small office network

With more smaller companies doing business on the Internet, Intel Tuesday took the wraps off a new network appliance aimed at that market.

Company Offers Translation Services Over Net

Language Line Services announced Thursday that it is offering translation and interpretation services in more than 140 languages over the Internet. Unlike computerized language translators, which are notorious for unintelligible direct translations, the company offers live interpreters and translations for a fee through a Web site at

Irish Eyes with American Dreams

Andrew Jackson did it. So did Henry Ford, Gene Kelly and Nellie Bly. Now, Tom Murphy and his generation of Irish compatriots want to do it -- make glory and fortune in the Irish name. But unlike those who made their mark in America, Murphy and his gang want Ireland to be their base.

S3's Rio to Move Beyond Handhelds

S3 Inc., along with its subsidiary Diamond Multimedia Rio, is relaunching itself as a digital media company, with a long-term plan to expand the firm's technology far beyond the handheld player market. The move comes as technology continues to change the ways in which people listen to music.

ADC Releases New Network Management Platform

ADC Telecommunications Inc. today took the wraps off IPXpert, a new network management platform that will allow administrators to remotely test, restore and control a network's physical layer via a software interface. IPXpert will be on show at next week's NetWorld+Interop (N+I) event in Las Vegas.

More Dig into B2B Gold Mine

Marybeth Dee stumbled upon a business-to-business gold mine when she realized that North American vendors weren't getting the results they wanted when they turned to liquidators to sell excess inventory globally. Instead, the liquidators were selling the products right back into North America.

UPDATE: Global Crossing Buys IXnet

In a move that would allow it to penetrate the financial market sector, Global Crossing Ltd. announced today its intention to acquire IXnet Inc., a provider of IP-based network services to the financial community, and its parent company IPC Communications Inc. for US$3.8 billion.

Global Crossing Buys IXnet for Financial Net

Global Crossing Ltd. announced today that it will acquire IXnet Inc., a provider of IP-based network services to the financial community, and its parent company IPC Communications Inc. for $3.8 billion.

PSINet Moves into Austria

Increasing its presence in Europe, PSINet Inc. today announced that it has acquired two private Austrian ISPs (Internet service providers), giving it coverage in the northeastern and western regions of the country.
The companies, CSO.Net Telecom Services GmbH and Netwing EDV-Dienstleistungsges mbH, will be combined to become PSINet Austria. Both companies will be integrated into PSINet Europe to offer a range of services, including Web hosting and e-commerce and security services.

SGI Releases Linux-Based 1400L Server

Continuing its drive into the Linux arena, Silicon Graphics Inc. today released its new Intel processor-based SGI 1400L server.
The server, preloaded with the SGI Linux Environment, offers customers a platform for database serving, file sharing, technical computing and Web serving.

Motorola catches the WAP wave

Motorola is catching the WAP (Wireless Access Protocol) wave. The company presented its first WAP product last week -- a mobile phone that lets users send and receive data and access the Internet.

Vendor group tackles Y2K in IT industry

Hoping to reduce the impact of the year 2000 computer problem on the high-tech industry, a group of leading IT vendors have joined the High Tech Consortium (HTC), a new non-profit organisation that aims to pool resources and information about the readiness of suppliers who provide crucial components to high-tech companies.