Stories by Siobhan McBride and Rodney Gedda

NT users bite upgrade bullet

With support for Window's NT 4.0 servers ending on December 31 2004, Microsoft's offer of a flat fee for a two-year custom support program has failed to win over Australian IT managers.

Grid computing uptake slow in search for relevance

Only one in five IT managers surveyed by analyst firm IDC understood grid computing with most respondents failing to see its value as a technology alternative that has any relevance in the real world.