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  • Future unclear for Kodak IT staff

    Kodak Australia is not commenting on the future of the company's 30 IT jobs after the company's US parent unveiled its strategy to move away from film as it embraces digital imaging.

    04 Feb. 04 08:14 Written by Helen Han
  • Sun pitches its Linux desktop to IBM

    Sun Microsystems, in a somewhat sarcastic open letter to IBM posted on Sun's Web site, is inviting Big Blue to purchase Sun's Linux-based Sun Java Desktop System for IBM's own employees.

    03 Feb. 04 12:13 Written by Paul Krill
  • Sun authorises StarOffice trainers

    Sun Microsystems has appointed Horizons Computer Learning Centres and Cybersite consulting as authorised Australian trainers for the vendor’s alternative to Microsoft’s office productivity software, StarOffice.

    03 Feb. 04 12:00 Written by ARN Staff
  • WatchGuard launches all-in-one security appliance

    With designs to make life easier for small and midsize businesses, WatchGuard Technologies Inc. on Monday introduced a line of expandable multi-function security appliances.

    03 Feb. 04 11:31 Written by Scott Tyler Shafer
  • Eclipse project names new board members

    As expected, the Eclipse open source tools project founded by IBM announced on Monday that it has been reorganized into a not-for-profit corporation and named the first members of its new board of directors.

    03 Feb. 04 11:27 Written by James Niccolai
  • Creata keeps its desktop fleet in tune

    With 15 offices around the world Creata's Michael Ashby vice president of information systems and technology takes a global approach to managing some 450 desktops.

    03 Feb. 04 11:12 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • EDS to face more heat over stolen Customs servers

    Outsourced and externally managed IT security's reputation will take the spotlight again at Senate Estimates hearings this month over the theft of two servers from an ostensibly secure Customs intelligence facility managed by EDS last year.

    03 Feb. 04 10:10 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Sony details further IBM, Toshiba chip investments

    Japan's Sony announced on Monday plans to spend another ¥120 billion (US$1.1 billion) of the funds it has allocated to develop semiconductor technology for its PlayStation 3 console. The company will invest the money in technology to build advanced microprocessors for the PlayStation 3 and future consumer electronics products at its own plant and those of Toshiba and IBM.

    03 Feb. 04 09:11 Written by Martyn Williams
  • IBM aims software, service packages at financial firms

    As part of its push to tailor its products for vertical industry customers, IBM announced Monday more than a dozen software-and-services packages customized for finance-industry customers. The 15 new bundles -- five each for the banking, insurance, and financial services markets -- represent the first wave of IBM's industry-focused campaign, announced in December.

    03 Feb. 04 08:45 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • OECD calls for cooperation on spam

    Governments around the world were urged to cooperate more in their fight against the proliferation of spam, or unsolicited e-mail, at a conference Monday organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

    03 Feb. 04 08:23 Written by Paul Meller
  • Mydoom attack on SCO site continues

    The SCO Group is fighting back against the writers of the Mydoom.A worm that caused havoc on the company's Web site this weekend by switching the company's site domain address temporarily to outsmart the attackers.

    03 Feb. 04 08:18 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Industry group launches wireless DRM initiative

    Industry group the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) on Monday launched its newest Digital Rights Management (DRM) system for protecting digital music, video and software from illegal file sharing over mobile devices.

    03 Feb. 04 08:15 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Adobe to add grid features to desktop app

    Adobe Systems is preparing a version of its After Effects Professional software that will be able to run across a group of computers in order to boost performance, bringing the concept of grid computing to a commercial desktop application for perhaps the first time.

    03 Feb. 04 08:07 Written by James Niccolai
  • Analysis: Beating a path to the datacenter

    "The beaver is out of detox." With this cryptic reference to "Stoned Beaver," the code-name of the Linux v2.6 kernel, Linus Torvalds officially released the first major upgrade to the Linux kernel in three years late last December.

    03 Feb. 04 07:54 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Red Hat, SuSE get on board

    Now that the 2.6 kernel has been finalized, Linux distributors will build it into their operating systems and bring it to market over the next few months.

    03 Feb. 04 07:52 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Novell promotes two executives, including SUSE CEO

    The former CEO and president of SUSE Linux AG has been named president of Novell's operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), three weeks after Novell closed its acquisition of SUSE for US$210 million.

    03 Feb. 04 07:03 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Report: IT&T jobs fare better than most

    Despite a decline in the number of jobs advertised online, the IT and telecommunications sector has performed better than most, registering a slight drop in January from December 2003 figures.

    02 Feb. 04 14:07 Written by Staff Writers
  • Uecomm signs $3m Unwired deal

    Australian fibre broadband provider Uecomm today announced it has won a contract worth more than $3 million with wireless telecommunications provider, Unwired.

    02 Feb. 04 13:12 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Bank pins down $6m ATM upgrade

    The Bank of Queensland has embarked on a $6 million upgrade of its 20-year old automatic teller machine (ATM) network across metropolitan, regional and rural Queensland.

    02 Feb. 04 11:28 Written by Helen Han
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