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  • Microsoft reinvigorates handheld PC push

    Microsoft is retargeting the handheld PC market with its recent announcement of a new package of software based on its Windows CE 3.0 operating system. The additions to the package make this class of device - usually consisting of a stripped-down, built- in keyboard and either a full- or half-size VGA screen - feel more like a standard Windows PC.

  • Patent lapse cuts security costs

    Computer security costs in Australia are set to drop 'substantially' now that RSA Security's key encryption algorithm is in the public domain. The end of RSA's 17-year patent on the algorithm will stimulate the Australian security market according to RSA rival Baltimore Technologies.

  • Net will increase accountability in govts,says Sun science chief

    The Internet is increasing accountability and transparency not only among businesses, but also governments, said John Gage, Sun Microsystems' chief researcher and director of its science office. Gage participated in a panel discussion on transparency and accountability in the Internet economy at the World Economic Forum held on Melbourne recently. Gage said that IT and the Internet is particularly important in helping governments deal with corruption.

  • News Briefs

    NSW the digital state, Citrix turns to fire

  • Sydney switches on to fibre optic boom

    Australia has made its mark as the IT capital of the Asia-Pacific region with the recent news that Sydney will host a $160 million centre to house and manage computer and fibre optic cable equipment to meet the growing demands of local Internet, e-business and telecommunications companies.

  • Technology Product Focus: Managing the storage monolith

    A slew of software is coming to market that helps IT professionals manage the increasing amounts of storage they have attached to Windows NT, NetWare, Unix and mainframe servers. That news comes none too soon, because, according to Strategic Research, storage capacity per company is growing by 44 per cent a year. That means that by 2003, a typical large company could be managing about 200Gbytes of network storage, in addition to its enterprise network and systems management duties.

  • Management tools aplenty at N+I

    A host of management tools for helping customers control, track and troubleshoot problems across enterprise networks took the spotlight at the NetWorld+Interop 2000 show last week. As companies rapidly increase network infrastructure, more network professionals are looking for products that give a big picture of the enterprise environment, and let them anticipate and fix problems before they become serious, analysts say.

  • LINUX: the Power and the Passion: Part II

    With two factors guaranteed to stir an IT manager's interest - price and performance - underpinning its push into the enterprise, Linux is capturing some heavy-duty fans. In this final of a two-part series, Sue Bushell talks to those who put it to work.

  • Cisco Moves to Secure E-Businesses with Safe

    Cisco Systems last week announced a blueprint for securing enterprise networks engaging in e-commerce.

  • McNealy poo poos privacy concerns

    The Australian government should create a secure and customised Web page for everyone in Australia through a portal, says Sun Microsystems' chairman and CEO. Speaking at The National Press Club, Scott McNealy said the government owed it to its citizens to provide information from a browser and that there was a huge opportunity for the government to use messaging and the Internet.

  • Yahoo Users Suffer E-mail Delays

    Yahoo Friday confirmed reports that the company's e-mail service went through troubled times during the morning hours.

  • Apple Drops Shocker, Warning of Lower Q4 Profits

    To say that Apple Computer shocked Wall Street analysts and investors by warning late last week that earnings in its fourth fiscal quarter will be well below expectations would be a major understatement. Apple's stock plummeted 40 per cent Thursday night in after-hours trading following the announcement by the company that profits in the three-month period ending Saturday will be "substantially below" earlier projections because of slow computer sales this month.

  • Intel Says Pentium 4 on Target

    Intel said Friday its long-awaited Pentium 4 processors will ship in the fourth quarter, a schedule that the chip maker is standing by contrary to reports that the new devices have been delayed.

  • Australian IT lifts its game to $22 billion a year

    The Australian IT market will grow to be worth $A36 billion by 2004 with services showing staggering growth, according to one local forecaster. Elsewhere the researchers appeared to concentrate their efforts on the endlessly exciting e-commerce arena. Len Rust samples the latest offerings

  • Compaq carries Pracom to global markets

    An all-in-one telecommunications solution for Intelligent Network service development has been produced by Australian company Pracom in league with Compaq, which will market the product internationally. In other news during the week the Australian Government moved to loosen some of the conditions applying to its IT outsourcing arrangements.

  • Australian duo tackles security issues

    SecureNet and eSign Australia have joined forces to exploit their technologies in the development new public key infrastructure products and smart card security systems. Elsewhere this week the business action picked up a notch despite the ongoing saga of the Olympics

  • No longer just a good ideas market

    Financing a startup company is tougher than it has ever been. Some investors have been burnt badly after betting the farm when valuations were at an all time high. Many don't like to talk about it, but they have to learn from their mistakes. The startups suffer, as Len Rust explains

  • ACS News

    ACS cements ties with CSSA...Australian takes leading role in world IT body...ACS welcomes NSW Government...IFIP Update

  • Praxa takes long hard look at itself

    Australian solutions provider Praxa has called in a new chief from Deloitte Consulting and undertaken a restructuring to get back to its core competencies. The NCR old boys network continues to operate at Aristocrat, and elsewhere some intriguing changes took place during the week.

  • Emerging technology - Intel says security software gaining adoption

    Success with 32-bit security architecture bodes well for 64-bit takeup by major Linux vendors

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs


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