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Stories by Matt Hamblen

  • Avaya profitable in Q3 for the first time in two years

    Avaya has announced a profit of $US8 million for its third fiscal quarter yesterday on revenue of $US1.07 billion, its first profitable quarter in two years, atop a major customer win. The communications equipment and services provider said Merrill Lynch & Co is purchasing Avaya IP telephony gear to serve 7600 workers at its corporate offices and its Tokyo regional headquarters.

  • Cisco unleashes cascade of new security offerings

    Cisco Systems has announced 14 security products and services in the space of a week, including three new products and an important revision to its security management software that supports threat-protection technology gained in the April acquisition of Okena.

  • Cisco reports Q2 income up despite sales dip

    Cisco Systems has reported a 2 per cent fall in second-quarter sales compared with the previous quarter and with the same quarter a year ago. Sales for the quarter totaled $US4.7 billion, compared with $US4.8 billion in both the first quarter of 2003 and in second fiscal quarter of 2002.

  • Cisco to focus on service provider market

    Cisco Systems officials have laid out plans for increased development and sales of networking gear to the service provider market, despite a dramatic downturn in recent quarters of capital spending by carriers.

  • Nortel to attack the enterprise

    Nortel Networks last week unveiled a marketing strategy focusing on enterprise customers, a move designed to carry the networking provider beyond the still-dreary market for networking gear sold to telecom carriers.

  • Yearly handheld costs could hit $US4,400

    As more companies turn to buying handheld computers for employees, IT shops will find it can cost as much as $US3,000 per year per user for service, software and hardware, according to analyst group Gartner.

  • Brand PC shipments down, white-box steady

    Worldwide PC shipments dropped nearly 12 per cent in the third quarter of 2001 compared to the same period last year, according to a report released yesterday by Dataquest, a division of Gartner.