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  • Intuit strides into CRM market

    Tax software maker Intuit has thrown its hat into the customer relationship management (CRM) ring with its new QuickBooks Customer Manager.

    27 Aug. 03 07:57 Written by Rebecca Reid
  • Time Warner Telecom may be next Sobig.F target

    Romanian researchers claim to have discovered a variant of the Sobig.F virus that looks to mail and domain name servers at Time Warner Telecomfor information about how to modify its behavior.

    27 Aug. 03 07:52 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Privatisation of Telstra to face the Senate

    The sale of Telstra is back on the agenda as the Commonwealth Government attempts to gain support for the privatisation of the remaining 50.1 per cent of the telco.

    27 Aug. 03 07:30 Written by Cameron Roberts
  • Federal grant optimises Exinda opportunity

    Fledgling software developer, Exinda Networks, has been given a boost after winning a Federal Government grant to develop and market its Internet optimisation technology for national and international distribution.

    27 Aug. 03 07:30 Written by Gerard Norsa
  • SCO website hit by denial of service attack

    The SCO Group's wesite was accessible again on Monday after being down for about three days, the victim of a denial of service (DOS) attack launched by a "senior" member of the open source community, according to open source advocate, Eric Raymond.

    27 Aug. 03 07:30 Written by Robert McMillan
  • SCO gives backing to IBM

    The IT industry has always been incestuous but following the irony last week that several of Microsoft's essential servers were actually running on Linux, now we find that The SCO Group Inc. is hosting its investor site with IBM.

    27 Aug. 03 07:06 Written by Kieren McCarthy
  • McData ups ante in intelligent Fibre Channel switches

    McData's acquisition of Nishan Systems Inc. and Sanera Systems Inc. this week put them squarely in the middle of a select group of manufacturers including Brocade Communications Systems and Cisco Systems, which are embedding applications in their Fibre Channel switches.

    27 Aug. 03 07:02 Written by Deni Connor
  • Columbia disaster board faults NASA

    Human space flight is an inherently risky and dangerous business, but NASA's reliance on informal communications to manage space shuttle operations -- coupled with the agency's insular culture -- turned risk and danger into disaster for the Columbia.

    26 Aug. 03 21:24 Written by Dan Verton
  • McData buys Nishan, Sanera for $185M

    McData said Monday that it is acquiring Nishan Systems and Sanera Systems for US$83 million and $102 million, respectively, so it can move from offering just Fibre Channel directors to offering storage over IP and expand its port count from a maximum of 140 now to 246.

    26 Aug. 03 17:59 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • iPrimus expands wireless broadband front

    Primus has announced a new partnership with wireless broadband wholesale operator Xone that will see the ISP extend its Wi-Fi service to an additional 39 hotspots in Australia.

    26 Aug. 03 12:22 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Show to feature VoIP, voice-recognition gear

    There are two things that always need improvement: airline food and telephone customer service. To address the latter issue, several new products are on tap at this week's International Call Center Management Conference and Expo in Chicago.

    26 Aug. 03 12:12 Written by Phil Hochmuth and John Cox
  • Antarctic group sets up asset management

    The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), which conducts research and conservation for the protection of the Antarctic environment, will implement asset management software at its Tasmanian headquarters and offshore bases which are inaccessible most of the year.

    26 Aug. 03 12:01 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Mincom does the math on massive defence opportunity

    Australian-born software vendor, Mincom, claims to be armed with around $400-$500 million of new sales opportunities after winning a $150 million deal with the Australian Defence Force.

    26 Aug. 03 12:00 Written by Brett Winterford
  • Macromedia broadens reach of Flash, developer tools

    Like car manufacturers, Macromedia Inc. turned over a new model year on Monday, announcing its MX 2004 family of products. In addition to the usual bells and whistles enhancements, the latest line of Web development tools, particularly the Flash MX Professional 2004, is targeted at software developers as well as the traditional Web site designer.

    26 Aug. 03 11:57 Written by Jason Meserve
  • Network Associates updates VirusScan

    Network Associates Inc. has released a new version of its McAfee VirusScan product, which the company said is aimed at beating the recent wave of worms and viruses that has bombarded the Internet.

    26 Aug. 03 11:16 Written by Albert Leonardo
  • Intercept laws may force data capture downstream

    Australia's Internet service and carriage providers are staring down the barrel of stiff legislative requirements to provide law enforcement, intelligence agencies and other authorised bodies with the capability to intercept IP traffic for lawful purposes delegates at the Hack 2003 IT security conference have been told.

    26 Aug. 03 11:02 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Sun and Hitachi extend storage relationship

    Two years after signing the original deal, Sun Microsystems Inc., Hitachi Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Hitachi Data Systems announced on Monday that they have decided to extend their global distributor agreement, a decision made to give customers more choices.

    26 Aug. 03 10:06 Written by Lindsay Bruce
  • NetMotion adds device mobility policies

    Network administrators at enterprises with mobile employees who move between multiple kinds of networks will be able to set policies to control that usage with the next version of NetMotion Wireless Inc.'s NetMotion Mobility software, which was announced Monday.

    26 Aug. 03 10:03 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Antivirus companies target spyware, worms

    Leading antivirus software makers Symantec and Network Associates (NAI) announced updates to their products on Monday, touting protection against "spyware" and Internet worms to entice customers.

    26 Aug. 03 09:30 Written by Paul Roberts
  • 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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