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  • Maths moves bug-free software from dream world to reality

    Tom Tilley has a dream to live in a world free of buggy software and his mission is being realised through research being developed at the centre for Enterprise Distributed Systems Technology.

    28 Aug. 03 11:52 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Symantec embraces product activation

    Software giant Symantec Corp. is adding product activation technology to all of its upcoming consumer products, starting with Norton Antivirus 2004. Customers who fail to activate the software by contacting Symantec within 15 days of installing it will be left with a nonfunctioning application.

    28 Aug. 03 11:18 Written by Tom Mainelli
  • Baker puts big bikkies into business process

    Speciality biscuits, cakes and pastries manufacturer Unibic Australia is replacing its current enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with business process software in an implementation set to go live in early November.

    28 Aug. 03 09:56 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Virgin Blue flies solo on cut-price IT for bookings

    Budget airline Virgin Blue will stick to its stand-alone bookings system OpenSkies and a Web-based sales model despite interfacing difficulties when processing inter-line bookings from other overseas airlines and travel agents.

    28 Aug. 03 09:54 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Microsoft sets price for new small biz server package

    Microsoft put a price tag of US$599 on the Standard Edition of its Windows Small Business Server 2003, and at the same time hiked the price for client access licenses (CAL) for both of the upcoming 2003 editions of its small business server software, from $60 to $99.

    28 Aug. 03 09:33 Written by Joris Evers
  • PeopleSoft renews refund offer to counter Oracle

    PeopleSoft has reinstated a "customer assurance program" through which it would refund the purchase price of its software to new customers if the company is bought out and the next owner decides to discontinue Peoplesoft products.

    28 Aug. 03 08:35 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Forget spam - permission equals sales

    Sending spam certainly makes headlines, but sending email to recipients who actually ask to be included has a different spin-off: it makes money, says email marketing company Touchpoint's managing director Steve Shearman.

    28 Aug. 03 08:25 Written by Paul Brislen
  • Microsoft gives Exchange 5.5 users free year of support

    Microsoft on Monday gave in to the drawn-out migration timetables of its Exchange 5.5 customers and said it would offer a free year of extended support on the messaging server.

    28 Aug. 03 07:50 Written by John Fontana
  • University of Texas, IBM team on supercomputer-on-chip

    A new chip under development by IBM and the University of Texas at Austin might produce supercomputer-like performance reaching one trillion operations per second by the end of the decade, IBM said Thursday.

    28 Aug. 03 07:45 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Peoplesoft: Oracle bid intended only to disrupt

    Oracle's hostile bid to acquire PeopleSoft cost PeopleSoft more than US$170 million last quarter in delayed or cancelled contracts with two major public-sector potential customers, according to a pending PeopleSoft lawsuit against Oracle.

    28 Aug. 03 07:43 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Amazon sues to stop alleged email forgeries

    Amazon.com has filed 11 lawsuits against online marketers in the US and Canada, alleging they use the Amazon name when sending email
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    28 Aug. 03 07:30 Written by Joris Evers
  • Report: Analytical software market to grow

    The latest study by Framingham, Mass.-based IDC is calling for huge worldwide growth in the analytic application software market, with CRM analytics leading the way.

    28 Aug. 03 07:14 Written by Albert Leonardo
  • BMC partners for data synchronization

    BMC Software is set to announce a partnership next week with data synchronization vendor GoldenGate Inc., allowing it to integrate that company's software with BMC's own line of database management tools.

    28 Aug. 03 07:08 Written by James Niccolai
  • Telstra chair reappointed till 2007

    Telstra Corporation chairman Bob Mansfield announced today that he had reappointed Telstra chief executive officer Ziggy Switkowski for a further term until December 31, 2007.

    27 Aug. 03 16:55 Written by Staff Writers
  • Austrade pushes online marketing tool

    Online marketing is the latest tactic of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) to double the number of Australian exporters by 2006.

    27 Aug. 03 11:44 Written by Steven Deare
  • Lab soups up Linux supercomputer

    A 2,000-processor Intel Corp. Itanium 2 supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) has edged out Lawrence Livermore National Lab's Intel Xeon-based Multiprogrammatic Capability Cluster for the title of world's fastest Linux supercomputer, according to PNNL.

    27 Aug. 03 11:35 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Sun seeks to spur app server adoption

    Sun Microsystems Inc. hopes to make a bold leap in the Java application server space with its upcoming Sun ONE Application Server 7 Enterprise Edition, featuring high availability.

    27 Aug. 03 10:00 Written by Paul Krill
  • Fake Nigerian e-mail parody targets SCO CEO McBride

    Fueled by the ongoing legal battle between Unix vendor The SCO Group and IBM, someone in the open-source community has apparently decided that the whole situation is a mockery in need of mocking.

    27 Aug. 03 09:28 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • Alston dismisses call for open source procurement guidelines

    Guidelines proposed by the Australian Unix Users Group (AUUG) promoting a “level playing field” between open source and proprietary software within government departments are unnecessary, according to the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.

    27 Aug. 03 08:27 Written by Rodney Gedda
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