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  • Major US ISPs sue hundreds of spammers

    Four major U.S. Internet service providers (ISPs) are suing more than 220 alleged spammers responsible for sending out hundreds of millions of pieces of unsolicited commercial e-mail, the companies announced Wednesday.

    11 March 04 08:37 Written by Grant Gross
  • Microsoft rethinks latest security patch

    One day after releasing a trio of security patches, Microsoft Corp. is upgrading the seriousness of one of those fixes to "critical."

    11 March 04 08:34 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Microsoft delays SQL Server, Visual Studio upgrades

    Microsoft has pushed back the release date for a major upgrade to its database and developer tools to the first half of 2005, a delay of as much as six months.

    11 March 04 08:30 Written by James Niccolai
  • Remote access app to debut

    Remotely Anywhere, a division of 3am Labs Ltd., has rolled out to beta testers a browser-based remote access and systems management product designed to grant administrators and users complete access to client systems.

    11 March 04 08:29 Written by Ed Scannell
  • IDC: PC shipments slower but still robust to 2005

    Despite expectations that worldwide PC shipments over the next two years won't be able to match figures for 2003, the forecast is still one of double-digit growth through 2005, market research firm IDC said Wednesday in its Quarterly PC Tracker estimate.

    11 March 04 08:16 Written by Laura Rohde
  • SGI takes Altix 3000 to 256 processors

    Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) on Wednesday began shipping a 256-processor version of its Altix 3000 supercomputer, and the company is readying a 512-processor product which it expects to begin shipping by year's end.

    11 March 04 08:14 Written by Robert McMillan
  • .mobile domain contenders in for a nasty shock

    Some of the biggest players in the mobile industry, including Nokia Corp., Vodafone Group PLC and Microsoft Corp., have got a joint bid in to the Internet regulator ICANN for a top level domain aimed at mobiles. But they could be in for a nasty surprise in the form of competing proposals.

    11 March 04 08:01 Written by Peter Judge
  • DOJ says Oracle discounted apps to beat rivals

    In its investigation of Oracle's proposed takeover of PeopleSoft, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) uncovered evidence that Oracle discounts its applications when competing for sales against SAP and PeopleSoft, the DOJ said in court papers filed Monday to support its lawsuit to block the acquisition.

    10 March 04 14:54 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • NOIE cut in two

    The federal government has moved decisively to centralise control of its ICT expenditure, architecture and execution across all agencies and will appoint an Australian government chief information officer (AGCIO) to oversee whole of government ICT coordination, backed by a new specialist office to oversee the development and promotion of its own ICT agenda.

    10 March 04 13:28 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Sequential planning aids productivity

    Productivity and business growth isn't just about linking the network to applications and processes but getting the sequence right, according to Cisco Systems' senior vice president of operations, processes and systems, Randy Pond.

    10 March 04 09:52 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • EMC adding tape to ILM

    EMC may OEM ADIC tape products or even attempt to acquire Advanced Digital Information (ADIC), according to industry rumors.

    10 March 04 09:39 Written by Chris Mellor
  • IBM pushes new storage management suite

    IBM on Tuesday announced a new storage software suite that it said at least partially fulfills a utility computing strategy allowing storage servers and networking devices to be monitored and allocated on demand based on preset policies.

    10 March 04 08:50 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Wireless LAN industry raises antennas over MIMO

    Wireless LANs soon will start doubling or more in throughput and range if a smart antenna technology dubbed MIMO pans out as its backers anticipate.

    10 March 04 08:43 Written by John Cox
  • Telstra teams up on CRM service

    Hot on the heels of IBM and Optus announcing a partnership to deliver on demand software, Telstra this week muscled in on the act launching a CRM offering with Net Return.

    10 March 04 08:34 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • IBM boss given $5.4 million bonus for 2003

    Samuel Palmisano was paid a US$5.4 million bonus for leading IBM Corp. in 2003, making his total compensation for the year US$6.95 million, the company said in a regulatory filing this week.

    10 March 04 08:32 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Auditor demands government Web site metrics

    Five government agencies have been told to develop performance measures for their Internet offerings after their Web sites were declared rudderless ships floating aimlessly on a sea of taxpayer's money, according to the findings Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) report.

    10 March 04 08:31 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Cisco releases new security products, features

    New hardware and enhancements to a number of Cisco Systems' software products will make computer networks more resilient to attack, the company said Tuesday.

    10 March 04 08:29 Written by Paul Roberts
  • HP introduces new desktop PC ranges, models

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) introduced two new desktop PCs for small business and enterprise customers, Tuesday, and reorganized its commercial PC ranges in a move it claimed will simplify things for customers.

    10 March 04 08:15 Written by Peter Sayer and Tom Krazit
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