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  • CIO job going in where else but Queensland?

    Brisbane City Council is crossing the Queensland border and undertaking a nation-wide search to find a new chief information officer (CIO).
    The council has placed advertisements in numerous state and national newspapers in its hunt for a CIO who will be responsible for the organisation's overall strategic direction and to oversee four large IT projects that are still in the pipeline.

    05 June 03 08:29 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Microsoft issues first patch for Windows Server 2003

    Two serious security flaws that could allow an attacker to take over a user's system exist in all current versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser, including the one that ships with Windows Server 2003, Microsoft said Wednesday.

    05 June 03 08:20 Written by Joris Evers
  • Palm buys Handspring, focuses on converged devices

    Palm on Wednesday announced its intention to buy Handspring in a deal that will expand Palm's presence in the market for converged devices that combine voice and data with traditional handhelds, according to executives and analysts.

    05 June 03 08:10 Written by Tom Krazit and Gillian Law
  • Software should reflect business metrics: CA

    As infrastructural software moves to focus on support for the business, rather than emphasising its technical smarts, software companies will have to change their licensing structure to reflect the same emphasis.

    05 June 03 08:10 Written by Stephen Bell
  • Sun to open source Java gaming software

    At its JavaOne developer conference next week, Sun Microsystems will unveil plans to release new graphics and networking software to the open source community.

    05 June 03 08:06 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Showbag won't make us buy: Microsoft users

    In an effort to appease its disgruntled customer base after last year's Software Assurance licensing fiasco, Microsoft has unveiled a showbag of freebies that come into affect on September 1, but IT managers have already warned they can't be bought that easily.

    05 June 03 08:04 Written by Helen Han
  • Sobig: spam, virus or both?

    The quick spread of the recent Sobig.C virus may owe more to the advances in spamming techniques than to the skill of an anonymous virus writer, according to a leading antivirus company.

    05 June 03 08:00 Written by Paul Roberts
  • SAP's government focus

    New Zealand and Australia lead the world in government sector SAP implementations, SAP NZ country manager Ian Black says. In New Zealand 31% of SAP's business is with the government and in Australia the figure's about 40%.

    05 June 03 08:00 Written by David Watson
  • Microsoft vows to clean up its patch management mess

    Microsoft will whittle down its stable of patch management tools from eight to two by the end of the year, according to the software giant’s chief security strategist.

    05 June 03 07:59 Written by John Fontana
  • Microsoft preps Project 2003

    Breaking its usual two-year upgrade cycle, Microsoft is getting ready to launch Project 2003, the next version of its project planning and management tool, the Redmond, Washington, vendor said Wednesday.

    05 June 03 07:48 Written by Joris Evers
  • Microsoft announces upgrade to MSN 8

    Microsoft on Wednesday officially released the long-anticipated MSN 8, a version of the Internet service that boasts new spam -filtering features and enhanced parental controls.

    05 June 03 07:36 Written by Rebecca Reid
  • SCO hit by legal action in Germany

    The German subsidiary of The SCO Group Inc. has temporarily shut down its Web site after a local Linux user group received a restraining court order against the U.S. software group, but plans to reactivate the site shortly.

    05 June 03 07:11 Written by John Blau
  • Hospital denies it will outsource bioinformatics

    The controversial sacking of a bio-IT worker by St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne has forced the hospital to deny it has any current plans to outsource bioinformatics activity.

    04 June 03 14:31 Written by Pete Young
  • IBM shows off blades for carriers

    IBM Corp. will use the Supercomm trade show in Atlanta next week to announce three moves intended to help service providers cut costs, boost revenue and transform their businesses.

    04 June 03 10:51 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Brocade bolsters security in Fabric Manager

    Brocade Communications Systems Inc. Monday announced the release to resellers of its fourth-generation Fabric Manager software, which now provides policy-based management, a dashboard-type topology view of a storage-area network (SAN) and better security through encryption and authentication.

    04 June 03 10:49 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Dispute over faulty computer system heads for appeal

    Sydney-based Ateco Automotive Pty Ltd is appealing a decision by the Supreme Court of NSW after the company failed in its claim for close to $1 million against Business Bytes Pty Ltd in a breach of contract dispute over a faulty computer system.

    04 June 03 10:34 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Motorola, Pentagon sign Baghdad police radio deal

    The U.S. Defense Department continues to beef up wireless communications systems in Baghdad and has awarded a US$15.8 million contract to the federal markets division of Motorola Inc. for a radio system in the Iraqi capital for the Baghdad Police Force.

    04 June 03 10:15 Written by Bob Brewin
  • Siebel acquires BoldFish

    The enterprise business application market has had yet another merger, with customer relationship management giant Siebel Systems Inc. acquiring e-mail and e-messaging technology vendor BoldFish Inc.

    04 June 03 10:11 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Sonic Foundry introduces Mediasite Live 3.0

    Sonic Foundry Inc. unveiled the latest version of its Web conferencing system, Mediasite Live, which the company said brings unlimited browser-based presentations to enterprises at a lower cost than one-off services.

    04 June 03 10:01 Written by Carly Suppa
  • Panelists debate SOAs

    SOAs (service-oriented architectures) were pitted against legacy mainframes in a debate at TechEd in Dallas on Tuesday featuring Microsoft Corp. officials responding to audience queries.

    04 June 03 09:53 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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