Stories by Kathryn Edwards

Australia hits Google swine flu map

Two suspect cases of the swine flu virus - which has killed more than 80 people in Mexico and infected 20 in the United States - have been pinned on a map of Queensland on a Google map tracking the global movement of the possible pandemic.

Gartner: IT spending will strengthen in 2009

IT spending in infrastructure and operations projects across Australia are expected to remain strong in 2009, despite the expected global spending downturn, according to new research by Gartner.

CSIRO settles wireless battle

The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation (CSIRO) has settled its wireless technology patent battle out of court against some of the world’s technology giants, and plans to use the financial windfall to fund new research.

Aussie charity bags $6.6 million from Microsoft

Microsoft Australia today announced its biggest ever software donation in the country, by granting $6.6 million to the charity Vision Australia to help blindness and low vision suffers better access online information.

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Falcon

Computerworld's investigations into the most widely-used programming languages continues as we chat with Giancarlo Niccolai the creator of the Falcon programming language.

CSIRO defeats HP in US court over Wi-Fi royalties

Computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard has effectively ended a four-year-old court case against Australian scientific agency the CSIRO, which claimed its wireless computer technology is worth billions of dollars in royalties.

Poor software costing Aussie businesses billions: study

Business software that employees find difficult to use is costing Australian business an estimated $49 billion a year, equivalent to a wasted 1.2 billion hours, according to new research from e-document and printing software vendor Global Graphics.