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Computer Sciences exits global Crossing IT deal

Information technology services giant Computer Sciences Corp. has decided to cancel a $400 million contract with troubled international communications carrier Global Crossing, based in Beverly Hills. The IT outsourcing service contract between the two companies was inked late last year.

According to a Computer Sciences statement, the contract was worth $400 million to Global Crossing and was yet to be implemented for Computer Sciences.

“The $400 million contract … is being terminated by mutual agreement following a determination that the agreement no longer serves the interests of both companies,” Computer Sciences said in a statement.

Global Crossing, which was building fiber-optic cable networks that circle the globe, filed for bankruptcy protection in January. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is probing Global Crossing’s accounting practices. -NewsBytes

WebGain releases Studio 7

San Diego-based WebGain Inc., a provider of Java application development solutions for enterprise companies, has released WebGain Studio 7. The new release permits Web services designed in BEA’s WebLogic Workbench to be incorporated as components into enterprise Java development projects. With WebGain Studio 7, Web services designed in the WebLogic Workbench can be imported and extended in WebGain Studio and deployed to the BEA WebLogic Server 7 application server.

The company recently demonstrated the product at BEA e-World in San Diego. -CU Staff

Lindows.com releases suit details

Lindows.com has gone public with a sneak peek at some of the counterarguments to a lawsuit filed by Microsoft after the San Diego company named its Linux-based products LindowsOS and Lindows.com. The suit was filed in December, two months after LindowsOS was introduced.

Court documents posted on the company Web site say Lindows.com will argue that Microsoft does not show why the court should issue a preliminary injunction, and that to do so would exclude Lindows.com from competition.

No company, especially one that has been found guilty of maintaining a monopoly, should be allowed to stop other firms from using a descriptive term common throughout an industry, the company’s CEO said in a statement.

Lindows.com filed its own lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, seeking a judgment allowing the Lindows names to be used by the company without infringing on Microsoft trademarks.

The suit also asks the court to declare invalid certain Windows-related trademarks and service marks registered by Microsoft and to find the software behemoth guilty of unfair competition. -NewsBytes

Drake Certivo debuts XML certification program

Newport-based Drake Certivo Inc. has launched a new XML certification program, called EAN.UCC XML Education and Certification. The program was developed by the Uniform Code Council Inc. and Drake Certivo.

Drake Certivo provides education, certification, and compliance programs to help promote global standardization. The various curricula demonstrate how uniform standards can improve productivity within multiple industries. XML standards are expected to help companies worldwide streamline operations to stimulate a more aggressive global economy. -CU Staff

Previo releases new version of eSupport Essentials

Previo has released the latest version of eSupport Essentials, which now includes Web-based enhancements that let users quickly recover files using any Internet-connected Windows PC or handheld device. Previo software products fix common PC problems for enterprises and small businesses.

The new release also uses Windows encryption to ensure security, improved network bandwidth management, and faster and more flexible deployment. -CU Staff

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