Published June 19, 2001
Volume 9, Number 6

Business Bits

  • Tut Systems' VDSL platform, IntelliPOP MTU, was demonstrated at the FS-VDSL Committee's upcoming meeting in Ennis, Ireland. The demonstration, held June 11-13, 2001, highlighted IntelliPOP's advanced technology for the delivery of multiple broadband services.

    FS-VDSL (Full-Service Very high speed Digital Subscriber Lines) enables the delivery of high quality digital video programming, high-speed data and voice services over traditional phone lines.

    The FS-VDSL Committee is a group of over 50 companies, including Bell Canada, BT, Deutsche Telecom, Eircom, France Telecom, Korea Telecom, KPN, Qwest Communications, SBC, Swisscom, Telecom Italia and Telenor. 
  • PeopleSoft has launched PeopleSoft 8 Customer Relationship Management, billed as the first and only CRM solution to run entirely on the Internet. PeopleSoft 8 CRM's pure Internet technology enables universal access from any web device, anywhere in the world, at any time. The universal access is enhanced by PeopleSoft's industry-leading portal technology that gives users a personal on-ramp to the applications from their PC or web device. In addition to providing universal access, the company notes that their Internet architecture dramatically improves an organization's bottom line performance by reducing costs in deployment, maintenance and training. 
  • IronPlanet, Inc., the leading full-service online marketplace for used heavy equipment, sold nearly $1.57 million worth of equipment in its recent online auction on Thursday, May 31st. This sale broke IronPlanet's previous sales record of $1.54 million set in April, 2000. The company has sold over $7.6 million worth of equipment through online auctions to date in 2001, and over $12.2 million since the company's first auction in April 2000.
  • Hacienda's Wal*Mart recently donated a total of $6,000 to six Pleasanton schools as part of a matching funds grant awarded by the store.  The funds will see a variety of uses. Harvest Park Middle School will use their grant to help go forward with the school's technology plan. Lydiksen will add to the school library's collection. Pleasanton Middle School will use the funds to support the addition of strings to their instrumental music program. Valley View will purchase computer software. Village High School will use the money to increase student participation in Close-Up, a governmental studies program in Washington, D.C. The grant will be used at Walnut Grove to augment the visual and performing arts programs.


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