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  • Sun: No decision on open source Java

    Contrary to published reports, Sun Microsystems has not made a decision as to whether or not to release its Java platform under an open source software license, company executives said on Friday.

    07 June 04 07:09 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Kumar leaves CA

    Computer Associates International's (CA's) chief software architect and former chief executive officer (CEO), Sanjay Kumar, has left the company, effective immediately.

    07 June 04 07:03 Written by Grant Gross and Stacy Cowley
  • DVD pirate sunk by sentence

    The Australian Customs Service has chalked up its first custodial sentence for offences under the Copyright Act, with a Brisbane man given a nine month jail sentence of which he will serve three months, pay a $1500 recognisance fee and be placed upon a five year good behaviour bond.

    04 June 04 16:05 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • New Prescott Pentium 4 processors on tap from Intel

    Intel is planning to introduce over the coming months eight new Pentium 4 processors utilizing a new packaging technique, including its first workstation processors with 64-bit extensions technology, according to a document posted on Intel's Web site.

    04 June 04 13:28 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Microsoft calls for outbound filtering against spam

    In its continuing fight against unsolicited commercial email, Microsoft plans to filter outgoing messages on its consumer mail services and is busy developing new "proofing" technologies, the software maker's chief spam fighter claims.

    04 June 04 12:09 Written by Joris Evers
  • IBM, Teamstudio focus Java efforts

    IBM and Teamstudio are focusing on Java tools this week, with IBM updating its AspectJ programming language extension and Teamstudio forming a separate division for its tools.

    04 June 04 12:01 Written by Paul Krill
  • Alcatel: the future is in fibre

    Alcatel has proclaimed the future of broadband is in fibre, declaring the next generation technology will generate a plethora of new online services, including movies on demand and holographic TV.

    04 June 04 11:39 Written by Darren Greenwood
  • Study: India's outsourcing industry continues to boom

    Despite protests against outsourcing and the moving of jobs to India, the country's software services and business process outsourcing (BPO) services business is booming, according to data released Thursday by the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) in Delhi.

    04 June 04 08:37 Written by John Ribeiro
  • SCO seeks more code from IBM

    After reviewing Unix source code provided by IBM, The SCO Group appears to be experiencing difficulties in identifying the specific lines of code that it alleges IBM improperly contributed to the Linux operating system, according to court documents filed in a federal court last month.

    04 June 04 08:33 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Delta to test RFID for parts tracking

    Delta Air Lines plans to test the use of radio frequency identification tags to track engine parts next month in partnership with The Boeing Co., according to Marty Kansinger, Delta's general manager for materiel services.

    04 June 04 08:30 Written by Bob Brewin
  • RFID gets temperature sensitive

    Enterprises that deal will perishable goods distribution and handling can now use RFID to track assets and any change in temperature with the government-backed Cold Chain Validation project now in its trial stage.

    04 June 04 08:00 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Companies struggling with anti-spam compliance

    With the Federal Spam Act officially having taken effect in April, organizations have now had well over a month to adapt to the new laws or risk facing fines up to $1.1 million.

    04 June 04 08:00 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Trans-tasman digital archive sets new standard

    Public record institutions across Australia and New Zealand will spend more than $6 million establishing a massive digital library that will be used as an international standards benchmark.

    04 June 04 08:00 Written by Michael Crawford
  • HP stepping up outsourcing in India, sources say

    Having handled a large chunk of its own global accounting functions from a subsidiary in Bangalore for more than three years, Hewlett-Packard (HP) is now offering similar back-office services from India to its customers, sources familiar with the plans said.

    03 June 04 14:04 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Google upgrades Search Appliance

    Google has upgraded its Search Appliance, improving the capacity and performance of the device, which combines hardware and software to provide in a box the search functionality employed by the Google.com Web site.

    03 June 04 10:17 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Security lust creating privacy headaches

    An unchecked lust for IT security, surveillance and identity management by enterprises and governments could create bigger headaches than the ones they solve, former Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton warned delegates at the 2004 AusCert Conference.

    03 June 04 10:05 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • National grid computing project launched

    The Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (APAC) is working to establish a national grid to integrate eight supercomputing facilities around the country.

    03 June 04 10:01 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • SAP warns of the perils of buying best of breed

    Kicking off Sapphire (SAP's Asia Pacific user conference) in Brisbane yesterday, SAP executive board member Leo Apotheker warned of the perils of buying best of breed products.

    03 June 04 09:59 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Microsoft wades in BI waters

    Microsoft inched closer to the BI applications space on Wednesday with the release of two BI accelerators for SQL Server 2000 and SharePoint Portal Server.

    03 June 04 09:20 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
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