Stories by David Legard

Oracle to realign Asian sales operations

Oracle is to re-align its Asian sales operations to provide more focused and specialised teams to replace the "generalized" sales force it has now, according to Derek Williams, executive vice president for Oracle Asia-Pacific.

COMMUNICASIA : Infighting threatens China convergence

Vague regulations, overlapping responsibilities and infighting between different Chinese regulators are threatening the development of a potentially huge market combining telecom networks and media content, according to Marcia Ellis, a Hong Kong-based lawyer with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

IDC: China, India to drive Asia's IT comeback in 2004

The IT market in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) will grow by 11 per cent in 2004 to $US88 billion, driven by strong growth in the region's two biggest developing economies, China and India, according to research firm IDC.

Get on with Linux and ignore SCO, developer says

Developers and users should ignore the copyright lawsuit filed by the SCO Group against IBM and should continue to work with and deploy Linux without fear of the consequences, according to MontaVista Software Inc., a developer of embedded Linux software.

PeopleSoft's JDE acquisition adds $1B to Oracle's bill

The price that Oracle will have to pay to acquire PeopleSoft has risen $US1 billion to $US7.5 billion following PeopleSoft's acquisition of JD Edwards, Oracle said in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week.

E-commerce key to US-Singapore trade agreement

Electronic commerce and intellectual property rights form key elements of the bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed Tuesday between the US and Singapore, the two sides say in a joint statement.

IDC: China, Taiwan to be Asia's next broadband stars

China and Taiwan will see a rapid growth in the number of broadband Internet access subscribers and will begin to challenge South Korea, currently the largest broadband market in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan), according to research released by IDC.

Email threats, viruses worsened last year

Viruses, spam and malicious internet scams transmitted by email all grew sharply last year, posing a threat to the smooth running of worldwide email systems, according to security vendor MessageLabs.