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  • Microsoft accused of spreading open source FUD

    While denying that it is against open source software, Microsoft has adopted a more subtle line of attack by criticising the general public licence which covers it.

    26 Nov. 01 09:23 Written by Andrea Malcolm
  • Australian mobile charges rise as competition fades

    While telecommunication charges fall around the world as a result of increased competition, Australia is heading in the opposite direction with dominant carrier Telstra Corp. Ltd. sharply increasing mobile charges on Friday.

    26 Nov. 01 08:40 Written by David Legard
  • U.S., Dutch holdings drive NTT into red

    Japanese telecommunication company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) posted a consolidated net loss for the first half of its fiscal year of 261.8 billion yen (US$2.2 billion as of Sept. 30, the last day of the period being reported), the company said in a statement Thursday. By contrast, last year NTT reported a consolidated net profit of 175.3 billion yen for the same period a year ago.

    26 Nov. 01 08:20 Written by Rick Perera
  • Additional job cuts as KPN focuses on core market

    Dutch telecommunication provider Koninklijke KPN NV on Friday announced an additional 1,300 job cuts on top of its already planned 4,800 redundancies, a spokeswoman confirmed.

    26 Nov. 01 08:15 Written by Laura Rohde
  • 30 countries sign cybercrime treaty

    Thirty countries signed a controversial international treaty to combat online crime Friday. Representatives of 26 Council of Europe (CoE) member states, plus the U.S., Canada, Japan, and South Africa, put their signatures on the document at an international meeting in Budapest.

    26 Nov. 01 08:10 Written by Rick Perera
  • EU still falls behind US technology innovations

    The European Union's lack of technological innovation and urgency in bringing cutting-edge technologies to market is causing the EU to lag behind the U.S. in competitiveness and living standards, the European Commission (EC) said in its annual report on competitiveness, enterprise policy and innovation.

    26 Nov. 01 08:06 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Open-source fans welcome French government move

    European open-source enthusiasts are welcoming moves by French officials to encourage the use of open standards and open-source software in electronic-government applications.

    26 Nov. 01 08:05 Written by Rick Perera
  • Kaz opens Adelaide data centre

    KAZ Computer Services has opened another data centre in Adelaide, bringing the total number to seven in the Asia Pacific region.

    26 Nov. 01 08:00 Written by Kelly Mills
  • MySQL training comes to Sydney

    As an indication of the growing popularity of MySQL, one of the more popular open source databases, MySQL AB, the company behind the MySQL database server, is holding its first MySQL training session in Sydney this week.

    26 Nov. 01 08:00 Written by Howard Dahdah
  • CBA launches mobile Eftpos

    The Commonwealth Bank has launched a mobile Eftpos device enabling businesses to accept card payments using the GSM mobile phone network.

    23 Nov. 01 15:33 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Binney appointed CIO

    Australian-based global IT research company, Ideas International, has appointed Ed Binney to the newly created position of chief information officer (CIO).

    23 Nov. 01 15:30 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Alston retains IT, Govt dumps OASACS

    New Federal Finance Minister Nick Minchin is now the man responsible for the Federal Government's outsourcing program, following the demise of the Office of Asset Sales and Commercial Support (OASACS).

    23 Nov. 01 15:26 Written by Kelly Mills
  • QAS appoints Parker as MD

    QAS has promoted Glenn Parker to the role of managing director.

    23 Nov. 01 15:18 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • IBM takes global initiative on privacy

    IBM has launched a number of global privacy and data protection initiatives for enterprise customers, which will reach Australian shores in early 2002.

    23 Nov. 01 15:14 Written by Helen Han and Sandra Rossi
  • Users blast HP server phase-out

    Hewlett-Packard last week dismayed many users of its HP e3000 systems, disclosing plans to stop selling the decades-old computer line in two years and to cease support at the end of 2006.

    23 Nov. 01 15:10 Written by Lee Copeland and Helen Han
  • Shein quits executive chairman role at Dimension Data

    David Shein is stepping down as executive chairman from the company he founded in 1987. However, he is not walking away from Dimension Data (formerly Com Tech Communications), continuing his association with the company's voice-recognition portal subsidiary Holly, and its hosting and application service provider Dimension Data Central.

    23 Nov. 01 14:15 Written by ARN Staff
  • Starbucks brews a better solution

    Starbucks - which operates a chain of coffee shops -- has implemented a document management solution to help its local staff electronically distribute all forms of financial documents to the company's supply and distribution partners, eliminating the need for manual document processing.

    23 Nov. 01 10:15 Written by Helen Han
  • Vendors offer free or cut-rate financing

    Local buyers of IBM products will be able to take advantage of new finance offerings, but won't be as fortunate as their US counterparts.

    23 Nov. 01 09:35 Written by Ronda Field
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