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  • Australian VARs win awards

    Four companies from the region were recognised when mid-market software vendor Epicor Software announced its top value added resellers for the year worldwide.

  • Auditor Issues "How to Outsource" Manual

    The Federal Government is set to release a 'better practice guide' on managing IT outsourcing in the wake of continued budget blowouts and unmet contractual agreements.

  • WHO Pushes Online Health Advice Standard

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is proposing a new '.health' Internet tag to speed up searches for medical information.

  • Tellabs Migrates Cross-Connections to Optical

    Tellabs Operations Inc. this week upped the ante in optical switching with a system for the long-haul core that the company claims is the industry's largest.

  • CNET-Ziff-Davis Merger Leaves Asiacontent.com Wondering

    The effects of a merger deal between CNET and Ziff-Davis in July are rippling overseas. CNET announced Wednesday that it would buy Asiacontent.com's entire stake in CNET Asia, a joint venture the two companies had set up in March 1998, for $6 million in cash.

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    Syntegra appoints old boys club

    Systems integrator and wholly owned subsidiary of British Telecom (BT), Syntegra Australia, has called in four high-flyers to advise the company on its future direction.

  • Microsoft issues warning on quarterly results

    Microsoft has issued a warning that its revenue and earnings for the second quarter of its fiscal year, which ends Dec. 31, will be about 6 per cent below the software giant's original expectations.

  • FTC Approves AOL-Time Warner Merger

    The Federal Trade Commission approved America Online Inc.'s merger with Time (TWX) Warner Inc. on Thursday, after the companies agreed to concessions designed to protect competition in the small but growing markets for high-speed Internet service and interactive television.

  • The Buzz Around Streaming Media

    That buzz you hear coming from California this week is not the sound of overworked electrical generators, but the hype surrounding online multimedia here at Streaming Media West.

  • KAZ ponders AAS acquisition

    KAZ Computer Services has halted trading on the Australian Stock Exchange pending an announcement concerning the possibility of acquiring AMP's superannuation funds administration business, AAS.

  • Adacel finds its BrightStar

    Software developer Adacel Technologies has acquired the Australian subsidiary of BrightStar IT, a US-based consulting and integration company, for an earnings-pending sum of about $11.875 million.

  • Watch This Space

    As advertisers struggle with online advertising, research organisations paint a picture of a confusing market. All indicate that online advertising is set to grow, but none can agree on how effective it is, nor what incentive there is to advertise online.

  • Microsoft announces streaming beta, ISMA formed

    Microsoft on Tuesday made a number of announcements regarding its streaming software, including the beta launch of Windows Media Audio and Video 8, as five other companies said they have formed an alliance to foster standards for media streaming over IP (Internet Protocol).

  • Epicor bangs reseller gong

    Four value added resellers collected accolades yesterday when mid-market software vendor Epicor Software announced its top VARs worldwide for the year 2000.

  • PC resellers move into Mac solutions

    A new level of Mac reseller has been born with PC dealers moving to become Authorised Apple Solutions Resellers.

  • Cash-strapped Buy.com to Close Australian Operation

    After braking international expansion and seeing the company's share price plunge to the below-$1 level, Buy.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Greg Hawkins is banking on the company's virtual fulfillment and distribution model to pull it into profitability and survive the dot-com shakeout.

  • Linux Software and Servers

    Linuxlab (not to be confused with another company, Linuxlabs), announced new 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 servers. MathSoft has released a Linux version of S-PLUS -- a statistical data mining package that analyzes large sets of numbers such as Web traffic, sales numbers, and virtually anything else numerical. API Networks, which as the former Alpha Processor made the Digital Alpha processor, has released a new dual-processor model for OEMs that fits into a 1U chassis. ZeroG, makers of InstallAnywhere, an application software distribution package, released version 3.5 of its Enterprise Edition.

  • Dick Smith opens new PowerHouse

    Dick Smith Electronics has opened its eighth PowerHouse store at Warringah Mall in Brookvale.

  • Buy.com digs in for dot-long-haul

    After braking international expansion and seeing the company's share price plunge to the below-$1 level, Buy.com chief executive officer Greg Hawkins is banking on the company's virtual fulfillment and distribution model to pull it into profitability and survive the dot-com shakeout.

  • VMware takes off in the channel

    In a boost for the local distribution channel, US-based software vendor VMware has shunned a direct sales model in favour of taking its product through the channel.