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TELECOMWORLDWIRE-(C) 1994-9 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD A new Application Service Provider Industry Consortium has been formed in Massachusetts, US, that will sponsor research, the development of standards and work to promote the use of the ASP (Application Service Provider) model.

ChemWeb Inc has launched an Alerting Service for members wishing to receive an e-mail alert when new journal and database content becomes available in areas selected by the customer. The service is available at

Information Advantage Inc (IA), a provider of Business intelligence software, has announced that INNOLOG will be integrating IA's MyEureka! Portal into its AssetIQ suite which will be completed in July 1999.

Level 3 Communications Inc has agreed to a minimum four-year, US$250m strategic agreement with lucent Technologies for the acquisition of Lucent's Softswitch software switch for IP networks.

Alcatel and Lucent Technologies' Microelectronics Group have jointly announced that their respective Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer telephone central office equipment and Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line modem chips set products are interoperable.

Sybase, and UK distributer, Clarity Distribution, have announced that their Enterprise Application Studio suite of development tools will be available to Universities and colleges free of charge, commencing 1 July.

Information Technology Control Ltd, a company based in Nottingham and Sheffield, has been awarded full Intel authorised solutions provider in computer networking and desktop/server solutions.

Smart card supplier, De La Rue Card Systems, has started supplying the 16Kb, SIMphonIC Toolkit card to Telecom Italia Mobile, which will allow the mobile telecomms company to provide service such as mobile banking.

Enterprise Oil has selected Equant's integrated voice and data (iVAD) service to create a global iVAD network in a three year contract. iVAD has also been selected by the Etam Group, a women's wear distributor, for the connection of multiple sites in Europe.

Unisys Brasil Ltda, the Brazilian subsidiary of Unisys Corp, is to acquire an 88% stake in the Brazilian application outsourcing company Datamec after submitting a successful bid of approximately US$47m at auction.

Fujitsu Limited and NetIQ Corp have formed a technical partnership with the purpose of enhancing applications management for Microsoft Windows NT server environments.

Bull Smart Cards & Terminals has received orders for 5,000 new EFT-POS terminals which accept both magnetic stripe and microprocessor cards from VisaNet do Brazil and VisaNet Peru.

China's largest IC cards plant, a joint venture between Tianjin Telephone Equipment Factory and Gemplus, France, opened last week at the Tianjin New Technology Industrial Park.

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