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  • USER GROUPS: Uniting for influence

    An active user base is often the measure of a healthy IT vendor proving customers are the lifeblood of a successful business. Australia's user group community is certainly passionate about technology with membership numbers swelling into the thousands.

    10 Feb. 04 08:05 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Country Energy bets business on open source

    When David Peters faced the prospect of dwindling platform and application support for Country Energy's proprietary Unix systems he took a step towards migrating the company's core business systems to open source software.

    10 Feb. 04 08:00 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • HP unveils new servers based on Itanium chip

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) Monday reinforced its Itanium strategy with new servers based on the Intel chip, part of the company's commitment to building an architecture around industry-standard technology and processes. But HP, which hopes to transition its users to Itanium, said it won't move them abruptly and released a new PA-RISC chip it said will significantly boost performance.

    10 Feb. 04 07:59 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Nokia to acquire Psion's stake in Symbian

    Nokia is to acquire Psion PLC's stake in operating system developer Symbian and become the majority shareholder, the company said Monday.

    10 Feb. 04 07:43 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Microsoft Software Assurance on trial

    With contracts coming up for renewal this year, many Microsoft customers will have the chance to pass judgment on the company's software maintenance plan. Some analysts see the looming contract expirations as the biggest challenge yet for the much-critiqued Software Assurance (SA) program.

    10 Feb. 04 07:30 Written by Joris Evers
  • DNA-based networking cuts bandwidth costs

    WAN application performance vendor Peribit Networks launched its DNA-based networking products to the Australian market this week claiming its technology can reduce bandwidth costs by up to 80 per cent.

    10 Feb. 04 07:19 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • New version of MyDoom appears

    Internet security companies said Monday that they discovered a new version of the MyDoom e-mail worm circulating on the Internet.

    10 Feb. 04 07:07 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Macromedia kicks off Web conferencing push

    Macromedia is expanding its Breeze online presentation offering into a full-fledged Web conferencing product, going head-to-head with vendors including WebEx Communications, Microsoft and Cisco Systems.

    10 Feb. 04 07:07 Written by Joris Evers
  • PeopleSoft rejects latest Oracle offer

    PeopleSoft has rejected the latest bid from unwanted suitor Oracle, which has been attempting to buy the company out since last year in a hostile takeover attempt.

    10 Feb. 04 07:05 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Juniper to buy NetScreen for US$4 billion

    Network equipment maker Juniper Networks is acquiring NetScreen Technologies in an all-stock deal worth approximately US$4 billion, Juniper said Monday.

    10 Feb. 04 07:04 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Compuware boosts Web services security in modeling tool

    Compuware this week unveiled OptimalJ 3.1, a model-driven Java development tool featuring support for the Web Services-Security specification as well as integration with application servers, modeling tools, and messaging middleware.

    09 Feb. 04 15:57 Written by Paul Krill
  • Computer Associates set for Web services battle

    Computer Associates will face off against smaller companies in the Web services management field when it ships its Unicenter WSDM (Web Services Distributed Management) product.

    09 Feb. 04 11:57 Written by Paul Krill
  • Business savvy adds appeal to IT jobs market

    Technology skills combined with business smarts increase your chances in taking advantage of any perceived lift in IT recruitment, according to a leading academic and industry recruiters.

    09 Feb. 04 11:53 Written by Helen Han and Julian Bajkowski
  • Minister slams proprietary digital standards

    Tentative signs of life on technology policy are emerging from the portfolio of Communications IT and the Arts, with Minister Daryl Williams taking a public swipe at proprietary digital media standards.

    09 Feb. 04 11:38 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Certifications a must, but courses confusing, IT managers say

    While Australian IT managers are convinced of the importance skills certifications hold within the information industry, most confess they are confused by the increasing number and variety of qualifications now on offer.

    09 Feb. 04 11:32 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Doc app meets road body’s objectives

    The New Zealand Land Transport Safety Authority is looking for improvements in work practices and workflow out of a new document management system from Australian provider Objective.

    09 Feb. 04 08:50 Written by David Watson
  • Too many cooks spoil the standard: BEA

    ICT standards are more effectively promulgated through a small “focused” group of a few partners than being immediately made the province of an industry-wide consultation exercise or handed immediately to a formal standards body.

    09 Feb. 04 08:48 Written by Stephen Bell
  • Dice salary study shows improvements in IT in 2003

    A new employment study of 21,000 IT workers in the US concludes that after several years in the doldrums, high-tech salaries went up by 2 percent in 2003 and that things may be finally improving in the tech job marketplace.

    09 Feb. 04 08:22 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Customs' facial check system earns top marks

    The results of an independent evaluation of Australia's own automated border control system, SmartGate, show it is delivering world-leading performance in terms of facial recognition.

    09 Feb. 04 08:21 Written by Siobhan McBride
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