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  • Australia's software piracy rate climbing

    Software piracy rate in Australia has increased, placing it ahead of the US, UK and New Zealand, according to the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

    12 June 03 12:28 Written by Cameron Roberts
  • Traffic authority's road to ebiz gets green light

    The e-business strategy of the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) is a model for online services that other government agencies could benefit by following, according to a NSW Auditor General report.

    12 June 03 12:14 Written by Steven Deare
  • Cisco issues channel warning

    Networking giant Cisco has issued a threatening email to its channel partners across Asia-Pacific after learning that its products have been ‘misrepresented’.

    12 June 03 12:06 Written by Brian Corrigan
  • Java looks to common architecture

    The move towards Java technologies existing on a common platform was one of the messages Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice-president of software, Sun Microsystems was trying to get across at the first keynote session at the JavaOne Conference on Tuesday.

    12 June 03 12:04 Written by Allison Taylor
  • Amazon's Bezos shares e-commerce lessons learned

    Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com Inc., is one of the most famous e-commerce entrepreneurs in the world - but his keynote Tuesday at the Retail Systems 2003 conference didn't really sound like an e-commerce keynote.

    12 June 03 09:19 Written by John Cox
  • Business process key to ID management payback

    CIOs salivating at the potential benefits of identity management urgently need to get their business processes in order if they want to reap substantive and measureable ROI, according to IBM Tivoli's visiting large enterprise and government security and ID management executive Bob Kalka.

    12 June 03 08:30 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Yahoo bolsters its enterprise IM offering

    Yahoo Inc. said Wednesday that it is bolstering its enterprise instant messaging (IM) product, adding features such as the ability to launch a Web conference, as the company vies for position in the burgeoning corporate IM market.

    12 June 03 08:26 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Microsoft to kill popular Linux antivirus product

    Users and resellers of RAV AntiVirus, popular especially on Linux platforms, are in limbo after Microsoft announced plans to buy the RAV technology from Romania's GeCAD Software Srl.

    12 June 03 08:22 Written by Joris Evers and Paul Roberts
  • Java to ship on Dell, HP PCs

    Sun Microsystems Inc. on Wednesday announced agreements with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and Dell Computer Corp. to distribute Sun’s Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on desktop personal computers sold by the two companies.

    12 June 03 08:10 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Gartner: Debunking five myths of TCO

    Many IT managers equate total cost of ownership (TCO) with cutting costs. Big mistake, argues Bill Kirwin.

    12 June 03 08:10 Written by Thomas Hoffman
  • BugBear mauls financial institutions

    BugBear, the first virus to target financial institutions specifically, had Australian banks on high alert this week after it was launched against 1200 banks worldwide in an attempt to steal corporate passwords.

    12 June 03 08:07 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Sun beefs up ID management products

    A slew of software updates to Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Open Net Environment (ONE) family of identity management software and development tools increases the performance of that company's products and provides tighter integration between Sun's software and products from Microsoft Corp., Oracle Corp., Novell Inc. and IBM Corp., Sun said Wednesday.

    12 June 03 08:05 Written by Paul Roberts
  • SAP to target PeopleSoft customers with campaign

    Although most companies loath uncertainty, it can provide opportunity from time to time. That's the view of SAP AG, which sees a window of opportunity to poach customers amid uncertainty related to Oracle Corp.'s hostile bid for PeopleSoft Inc.

    12 June 03 08:05 Written by John Blau
  • Microsoft Previews FrontPage 2003

    Microsoft Corp. is enhancing the XML capabilities of its FrontPage Web design program with true WYSIWYG editing and easier interaction with other applications in the Office 2003 family.

    12 June 03 08:04 Written by Peggy Watt
  • What Alcatel saw in TiMetra

    Startup TiMetra Networks has at long last revealed the reasons why Alcatel SA plans to acquire the company.

    12 June 03 08:02 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Intel launches mobile chip line for large notebooks

    Intel Corp. added a third mobile processor line to its roster Wednesday with the launch of the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor, designed for heavy desktop-replacement notebooks, the company said.

    12 June 03 08:00 Written by Tom Krazit
  • SuSE to sign Sun, HP to desktop deals

    SuSE Linux AG is close to wrapping up OEM deals with Sun Microsystems Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. that will call for the Linux distributor to bundle its version of the open source operating system on select client and server systems from Sun and on HP's lower-end servers.

    12 June 03 08:00 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Intel shrinks tri-gate transistors, silicon radios

    Intel Corp. will provide an update on its tri-gate transistor design efforts to attendees at the VLSI Symposia in Kyoto, Japan, this week. Intel has been working on tri-gate transistors for almost a year, but is moving closer to mass production of the transistor design.

    12 June 03 07:03 Written by Tom Krazit
  • NZQA spends NZ$6.5m on web-friendly revamp

    The NZ Qualifications Authority is embarking on a NZ$6.5 million IT systems upgrade that includes implementing sophisticated services via the web.

    11 June 03 14:26 Written by David Watson
  • IBM expands WebSphere portfolio

    IBM applied more glue to its integration strategy on Tuesday, significantly expanding the number of pre-built adapters that connect its WebSphere Application Server 5.0 with various enterprise applications and hardware environments.

    11 June 03 13:45 Written by Ed Scannell
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