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  • Survey: 86 percent of spam from US

    Just under 86 percent of spam sent to 1,000 enterprises between May and July came from U.S. spammers, according to a survey by CipherTrust Inc.

    12 Aug. 04 08:02 Written by Grant Gross
  • Evoting pioneer plays politics with open source

    Electronic voting will be expanded in the upcoming ACT elections, but the developers of the world-leading e-voting software will not publish the source code of future releases under the general public license.

    11 Aug. 04 15:19 Written by Steven Deare
  • Online power added to funeral formalities

    A small landmark for “e-government” processes has been clocked up with the first online registration of a death in New Zealand.

    11 Aug. 04 13:17 Written by Stephen Bell
  • IBM differs in acquisition strategy

    Like cyclist Lance Armstrong in the Pyrenees Mountains, IBM's acquisitions strategists have picked up the pace. Just last month the company added application-monitoring software from Cyanea Systems and business intelligence development tools from Alphablox to its nearly $15 billion software division.

    11 Aug. 04 09:18 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Nortel Networks restatements due next week

    Nortel Networks will provide preliminary, unaudited results for the first and second quarters of 2004 on Aug. 19, it said Tuesday in the latest of a series of biweekly progress reports requested by the Ontario Securities Commission. On that date it will also provide an update on the impact of the restatement of its results for earlier quarters.

    11 Aug. 04 08:49 Written by Peter Sayer
  • City of Vienna gives staff a Linux option

    Next year, users of 7,500 of the 16,000 desktop workstations in the municipality of Vienna will have the choice of moving to Linux, according to Erwin Gillich, head of the city's information services. An evaluation of this test will follow in 2006.

    11 Aug. 04 08:46 Written by Roland Kissling
  • Delay to Munich's Linux move only "few weeks"

    The Munich city administration has said that it expects its planned migration to Linux to be delayed by only a few weeks as the impact of proposed European Union software patenting legislation is examined.

    11 Aug. 04 08:35 Written by Simon Taylor
  • Miner replaces SAP with homegrown ERP

    Mining and exploration company CBH Resources has taken a bold step in selecting an Australian ERP solution to replace its current SAP R/3 system.

    11 Aug. 04 08:30 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Dell unveils new lightweight projector

    Dell's new 2300MP projector serves up bright images in a package that won't weigh down the business traveler, the company said Tuesday..

    11 Aug. 04 08:26 Written by Tom Krazit
  • WS-Addressing specification submitted to W3C

    BEA, IBM, Microsoft, SAP and Sun have submitted the WS-Addressing Web services specification to the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) for consideration as a standard.

    11 Aug. 04 08:20 Written by Joris Evers
  • IBM delivers process-modeling boost

    IBM is rolling out modeling software that it boasts can deliver a bird's-eye view of complex business processes and help boost their execution.

    11 Aug. 04 08:19 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Cisco has 'record-breaking' quarter

    Cisco Systems posted fourth quarter earnings a penny better per share than analyst forecasts on revenue essentially in line with expectations.

    11 Aug. 04 08:19 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Senate report criticises Australia's broadband network

    A Senate committee report on competition in high-speed Internet services has criticised the poor state of Australia's broadband network.
    The Senate Broadband Inquiry Report said the copper network is at the end of its life and the government had done little to ensure Australia had a state of the art broadband network.

    11 Aug. 04 08:18 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • HP circles wagons around Apache holes

    Hewlett-Packard has confirmed that its HP-UX Unix operating system contains several serious security flaws which could allow attackers to disable or take control of a server, among other things.

    11 Aug. 04 08:16 Written by Matthew Broersma
  • Dice.com says Linux jobs growing

    Employers appear to be looking for more and more workers with Linux IT skills, but they're not necessarily seeking those with Linux certification, according to statistics from Dice's US based online IT job board Dice.com.

    11 Aug. 04 08:15 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Zurich Financial outsources app development to CSC

    Zurich Financial Services, one of the world's largest insurers, has signed a US$1.3 billion, 7-year outsourcing agreement with CSC to hand off new application development and the management of more than 4,000 existing applications.

    11 Aug. 04 08:13 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Microsoft XP Service Pack 2 available soon in Australia

    More than three million users will be busy over the next 12 months downloading Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), which will be available in Australia on August 25.

    11 Aug. 04 08:13 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Macromedia boosts reporting, clients in ColdFusion tool

    Macromedia is readying a multifaceted upgrade to its ColdFusion Web development tool, code-named "Blackstone," that will boost reporting capabilities while also enabling new clients such as IM systems to participate in application workflows.

    11 Aug. 04 08:10 Written by Paul Krill
  • Microsoft supplementing SharePoint apps integration

    Microsoft's Office System group is making available next week, free of charge, two "Web Part" toolkits and a Web services toolkit to boost integration of the company's SharePoint Portal Server 2003 package and SharePoint Services sites with applications from vendors such as SAP.

    11 Aug. 04 07:57 Written by Paul Krill
  • Samsung Portable SSD T5: Picture This - Light and fast portable storage

    Storage is always a problem for photographers, find out how the Samsung Portable SSD T5 can solve this

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